Weekly Calendar Explained
Before we dive in to the week, we'll break down how the weekly event calendar works. First, each day is considered started at 10am Eastern on that day. It is possible that wherever you live, it might actually be the previous or next day, so we wanted to help clarify how they determine what day it is. At this time, event creatures & strike towers will be updated as applicable. This information is also noted on the calendar.
Ever wonder why some weeks we’re given 45 attempts on commons and others only 18 or 27? The reason for this is that the volume of attempts is a simple math calculation based on the rarity and number of options. Take the rarity base number and multiply by the number of options and voila, you have your total allowed attempts! Having more variety in the options yields that many more attempts. The flip side is it may be more difficult to find the creature(s) you favor. Below details the number of attempts assigned to each rarity which is used to determine how many attempts you receive (though occasionally, they stray from this math). This is the total you are allotted across all options, so it is important to select your choices wisely.
- Common = 9 per
- Rare = 6 per
- Epic = 3 per
- Legendary/Unique = 1 total
They recently started putting the number of attempts on the calendar again and sometimes stray from the above. Refer to the calendar for the confirmed counts. Each rarity has a different length of time the spawn lasts followed by a different length of time until respawn after despawn. Commons and Rares will last 1 hour with about 5 minutes between. Epics last 2 hours with about 5 minutes in between.
All strikes and trials are represented on the calendar with the level of difficulty along with how long they last (1 day or 2 days). The trials are shown along the very bottom in gray boxes.
Featured Creatures: Commons
Wednesday - Thursday: 27 Attempts
- Brontotherium (Battle Exclusive) (Brontolasmus)
- Inostrancevia (Local 1 Day/Dawn/Dusk) (Inostherium, Edaphocevia>Albertocevia, Dodocevia)
- Lythronax (Local 3 Anytime) (Purrolyth>Grypolyth)
If you are wanting to prioritize working on your arena team, it's Inostrancevia or bust. Albertocevia is the best hybrid any of these helps create, and it isn't really very close.
As a base Common, Brontotherium holds its head high in qualifying tournaments, though a well built Lythronax can also be nasty. Purrolyth is a very often used rare hybrid, and we all know flocks like Dodocevia tend to sit atop their rarities, so darting Inostrancevia to build that isn't a bad idea either. There's fair reason for any of these when it comes to tournament, and you might ultimately dart whatever crosses your path.
Purrolyth can be used to solo the Meiolania raid, while none of the others really appear in any strategies. If this is your priority, then you'll want to go Lythronax.
We like Brontotherium for its exclusivity, but none of these really stands out that greatly over the others. 27 is a lot of attempts over two days and you may not care to spend time being choosy.
Featured Creatures: Friday Epics
Friday: 9 Attempts
- Ailurarctos (Event Exclusive)
- Diplodocus (Event Exclusive) (Geminititan)
- Titanoboa (Event Exclusive) (Dilophoboa>Spinoconstrictor)
Your choice will likely be between Diplodocus and Titanoboa here. They both have strong hybrids that will definitely help you out in the Arena. Ailurarctos simply doesn't have a good Arena presence in the higher Arenas, so it won't be high on your priority list.
All three of these creatures perform excellently in their respective rarity Tournaments. You cannot make a wrong choice here. If you really want our recommendation, go with Ailurarctos because it has been around way less than the others.
Diplodocus is my far the best choice. Geminititan is a Raid King and it doesn't seem like that's going to change anytime soon.
We like Ailurarctos as the top choice overall. It's been around for way less than the other two, and even though it's the Seasonal reward, you'll want to stock up on its DNA for its inevitable future hybrid.
Featured Creatures: Saturday Epics
Saturday: 9 attempts
- Allosaurus G2 (Event Exclusive) (Alloraptor > Allodrigues)
- Anurognathus (Event Exclusive) (Ardontognathus)
- Bumpy (Event Exclusive) (Ankylomoloch > Ankylos Lux)
All these creatures are pretty good for the Arena. Bumpy creates Ankylomoloch and Ankylos Lux, Allosaurus G2 makes Alloraptor and Allodrigues, and Anurognathus makes Ardontognathus. All of these are great creatures for the Arena. We're going to recommend Anurognathus here, for the sole reason that it has been available the least out of the three. Bumpy is a close second, but we have the Daily Dino DNA for Bumpy this month, so that's why we didn't put it at number 1.
Bumpy is probably your best bet here. Its Legendary hybrid Ankylomoloch dominates in Legendary Tournaments, but considering this month we have an Epic Tournament, Anurognathus might be a good shout. It's a powerful flock in Epic Tournaments, so definitely a good choice too. Allosaurus G2 is once again third, but it and its hybrids haven't been stars in Tournaments, so it deserves the third place.
Bumpy is the only creature here that has anything close to Raid viability, so its the best choice here. The other two don't really hold a candle.
This is pretty tough to choose, but we would recommend Anurognathus as it's the newest creature on the block. Bumpy and Allosaurus G2 are valid alternatives though, so we can't really tell you to not dart them.
Featured Creatures: Legendaries
Sunday: 1 attempt
Both of these are great in the Arena, so darting whichever is totally fine. However, Thylaconyx has more Exclusive components, so we'd recommend going for that one.
Same story as with Arena to be honest. However, this one is much closer as Tarbognathus is a really strong creature in Tournaments. But we'd still recommend Thylaconyx due to Exclusivity.
Thylaconyx is once again your best bet here due to Skirmish being a Group attack. Tarbognathus is difficult to use in Raids as a flock, so Thylaconyx is the clear choice here.
It's a toss up really. Both creatures are great, and if you don't care about Exclusivity you can go for either creature.
Featured Creatures: Rare
Monday - Tuesday: 18 attempts
- Albertosaurus (Event exclusive) (Albertospinos, Albertocevia)
- Cervalces (Event Exclusive) (Arctalces > Arctovasilas)
- Rodrigues Solitaire (Event Exclusive) (Allodrigues)
Considering the powerhouse that is Albertocevia, we can't really recommend anything other than Albertosaurus. You'll need a lot of Albertosaurus to get Albertocevia to high levels, and Events like this are your best bet. Rodrigo is a very close second though, as the new Rare will create the new Unique Allodrigues. Cervalces will create Arctovasilas, but it's the worst option out of the three Rares to dart.
Once again, we have to recommend Albertosaurus. It's a threat in every Tournament it's available in, and considering all Tournaments this month have Rares, you'll profit from a high-level Albertosaurus for sure! The other two don't really hold a candle to Albertosaurus for Tournaments, so you're best off darting Albertosaurus.
Your best bet here is actually Cervalces. Arctalces and Arctovasilas have some Raid use with Defensive Edge and Alert Group Persistent Shields to support their team, while the others don't have much Raid usage.
For us, it's a toss-up between Albertosaurus and Rodrigues Solitaire. Albertosaurus will get you the most bang for your buck, but Rodrigues Solitaire is very new and Event Exclusive, so you're well off darting that one to unlock its Hybrid.
Strike Events, Trials, Scents, Treasure Chase, and Hybrid Pursuit!
Strike Events & Trials
Strike Events & Trials will also be Hall of Fame themed. Get out and finish all Strike Events to get all of that Exclusive DNA!
Like last week, we have two dinosaur specific strikes this week, a Tyrannosaurus Rex G2 strike on Wednesday, and a Secodontosaurus strike on Friday. We've also got the Boost Strikes on Thursday (Attack), Saturday (HP), and Monday (Speed) and a Badge strike Sunday and a Title strike Tuesday.
We have a basic scent strike on Monday, and prior to that will be a Medium Theropod scent on Thursday. This scent can draw the following creatures when activated:
- Lythronax (Common)
- Majungasaurus (Common)
- Carnotaurus (Rare)
- Megalosaurus (Rare)
- Concavenator (Epic)
- Rajasaurus (Epic)
We are back to our standard treasure chase, where we have the opportunity to open chests each hour to collect up to 25,000 total coins. These chests also reset at 8pm Eastern, providing another opportunity to acquire 25,000 coins by 11am Easetern Monday morning.
This week concludes the Phorurex pursuit with the Global Common Dracorex G2!
Daily Dino & Tournament Info
This week, the new Season will start! We have Ailurarctos as our Seasonal Arena Reward! Our Daily Dino is the Epic Bumpy!
The first week of the Albertospinos AC will start with a Common and Rare Skill Tournament, in which you can earn some bling bling!
May 2022 Coin Tournament
- All creatures are set to Tournament Level (26)
Mortem Rex Raid Information
Back by popular demand, the Mortem Rex Raid will be making another month-long return on Sundays starting May 4th 11:00 AM ET to June 1st 11:00 AM ET. This means that Mortem Rex will appear another month on Sundays, allowing us to level up the Death King!
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This week is a blessing and a curse at the same time, because it is filled to the brim with Event Exclusive creatures! With a choice of either new stuff or competitive creatures, this will be a real tough decision to make for all of these creatures! What are you going to dart? Let us know in the Discord server!