Explorers! We end the Jurassic Park Movie Week with an Epic Strike Event! This one features some staple dinosaurs from the Jurassic Park movie. Let’s see how to beat these classic dinosaurs!
Brachiosaurus (24), Tyrannosaurus Rex (25), Velociraptor (26)
Looking at these three makes it clear that there really isn’t a perfect counter to this Strike Event you can use against each of these. Each of these dinosaurs has a unique role and they form quite a good tank/chomper/speedster core. Therefore, you’ll most likely need multiple dinosaurs to deal with these three. Let’s go over each of them individually and highlight their strengths and weaknesses.
The very first dinosaur to be seen in the movie, the majestic Brachiosaurus is quite the powerhouse. Solid damage output and a good Healthpool, this thing is no pushover. And with its 111 Speed it can outspeed every non-boosted Chomper, making it a tricky opponent to face. However, it struggles to deal with DoT and Rending users. Suchotator and Purutaurus in particular give it trouble, being able to Instant Distract the Rampage. So try and do a DoT strategy to bleed this dinosaur out.
Rexy comes in another Epic Strike again, albeit this time being at a lower level. Still, she shouldn’t be underestimated, as her Attack stat is a whopping 1714! She has the kit to back this Attack stat, being all Defense Shattering! So the only way possible to stop her is through Distraction. DoT and Rending can also do good here, although they aren’t as foolproof or damage proof. You’ll really need a powerful creature to defeat the King of Jurassic Park!
The main antagonist of the movie is actually the easiest to deal with in this Strike. While her 132 Speed is the highest in the game and her damage isn’t bad, the lack of bulk and solid damage output really hurt it. Bring a solid Stegosaurid and Velociraptor shouldn’t be as much of an issue. Kentrosaurus in particular shines, being able to Instant Distract the incoming Pounce and then Superiority Strike away the Distraction. So bring a good Superiority Strike user and you’re set against this one.
So as you can see, there’s a great variety in this Strike Event. These three really cover each other’s weakness if played well. However, due to there being no Swap-In abilities in this Strike Event, I doubt that they’ll be switching in and out on you. Therefore, most of the time you can just take on these dinosaurs individually. So I’m going to list some counters to each of these dinosaurs. Keep in mind that I don’t take boosts into account. If you’ve got a boosted creature that does well against these three and I didn’t mention: do yourself a favor and bring it. So, without further ado, let’s get into the counters.
- Purutaurus – This Epic Hybrid is perfect for the job. Instant Distract the Rampages and put up a Shield at the moment it uses Superiority Strike and Brachiosaurus should be dead afterwards. Move order: ID-Long Protection-ID.
- Spinosaurus GEN2 – This Epic dinosaur has Lethal Wound which it can use to bleed Brachiosaurus out. However, it most likely won’t survive to see Brachiosaurus bleed out due to its low health. You can use the opportunity to set up another dinosaur though!
- Dimodactylus – This dinosaur can Swap in on a Rampage and live (just barely at level 15!) to inflict its Swap-In Wound on it. Then it can use the Lethal Wound attack it has to stack up the damage quickly. Just like Spino G2 it won’t survive to see Brachiosaurus die though.
Against Tyrannosaurus Rex
- Suchotator – With the ability to kamikaze Tyrannosaurus Rex, Suchotator makes this list. Lethal Wound it and then use Instant Distraction to soften up the DSR and you’ll see Tyrannosaurus Rex drop on the third turn.
- Pyroraptor – Pyroraptor makes this list for the double Distraction moveset it has. With the ability to reduce the second hit to 0 damage, it can really hurt the opposing Rex. The move order: Distracting Impact-Pounce, because this makes the DSR do 0 damage. Monolophosaurus also gets a mention because it can do this too, albeit with a bit lower damage done total.
- Kentrosaurus – Perfect to deal with Velociraptor. Instant Distraction, Superiority Strike, Thagomizer should deal with it in that move order. And if you don’t want to take the risk, just Instant Distract the Pounce when it’s going to be used.
- Wuerhosaurus – Same moveset as Kentrosaurus and it has some Armor, although it doesn’t have the 0.5 Counterattack. Might even be better against Velociraptor due to the Armor. Same move order as Kentrosaurus should do the trick.
- Literally all tanks with Slowing moves/Superiority Strike – JWA isn’t very kind to Velociraptor due to there being so many counters to it. Bring a tank with Slowing/Superiority Strike and you’re set against Velociraptor.
If you manage to defeat this Strike Event you’ll be rewarded with a Jurassic Park themed Epic Incubator. It’s filled to the brim with coins and DNA from the following pool:
- Common: Dilophosaurus GEN2, Gallimimus, Parasaurolophus, Triceratops GEN2, Velociraptor
- Rare: Dilophosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex GEN2
- Epic: Brachiosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex
As the first Movie Week comes to an end we have something to look back to. A great week with a lot of useful DNA to dart. We hope you had a good time and that next week will be as good for you as last week! Were you successful in this Strike Event? Let us know how you did it! As usual, follow MetaHub on our social media and join our Discord and discuss JWA with us! We got over 6000 members on it, so there are a lot of people who you can talk with about the game! We hope to see you on there!