With alliance championships, there come 2 advantage tournaments, and while these are the tournaments that most people just tend to sit out on, they are very valuable as they usually give out exclusive DNA as well as other DNA that can be useful in other scenarios, and the second one benefits your alliance with double alliance points for that unique DNA. There are certain DO’s and DON’T’s that you should follow, and this little guide will help you make the right decision. So this is a little guide for rare advantage tournaments, as these are the most common tournaments around.
Let’s start out with a general guide on what to choose, as not every creature is created equally, and some are better than others to level. Generally, you want to find a creature that falls into a few criteria. First, it should be strong. You do not want to run into an advantage tournament waving a postosuchus, because it isn’t good at all. Look at some tier lists that are floating around and also make sure you do your own matchups because a rare that may seem weak in the meta can be beastly in a tournament setting. Make sure it can do some stuff. Next, look for creatures that make hybrids that aren’t really good. Some mediocre hybrids are made up of strong nonhybrids. Next, try to find creatures that are readily available, whether it be spawn rates or fusing. Finally, and this isn’t required but a rule for lower level creatures, but renders and bleeders are much more valuable, as lethal wound on a 10,000 giraffititan does the same amount coming from a level 20 spinosaurus or a 27 spinosaurus.
So, let’s start with the rare tournaments.
There are a couple that come up. One of the best being Giraffititan fits into most of these categories. Nodopatitan is mediocre at best and isn’t that great, while Giraffititan is. It is also readily available in zone 1 with another creature that will be covered. Good stats, moveset, and resistances make Giraffititan a beast and a good addition to any tournament team.
Next up is another creature in zone 1: Megalosaurus . Megalosaurus is a rare that flies under the radar, but should never be underestimated, especially if it has a shield or ferocity set up. It is used to make megalosuchus, which can be leveled thanks to the megalosuchus raid, and it also kinda sucks. But Megalosaurus can be a swapper while also being a deadly setup, so consider this guy. And while you farm Megalosaurus, you can also work on Giraffititan. Win-win.
Staying on a carnivorous route, we have Gorgosaurus . Gorgosaurus is used to make Gorgosuchus, which then goes into megalosuchus, who, again, stinks. But Gorgosaurus can be a good chomper and a deadly setup, especially when paired with resilients like the 2 rares mentioned above. Also, if you have some spare speed boosts, Gorgo’s deceleration immunity can become deadly when resilients like Giraffititan cannot outspeed it with it’s ferocity.
Another theropod to consider is Carnotaurus . Carnotaurus isn’t really farmable and it makes a decent hybrid with carnotarkus, so what gives? Well, when it comes to some hybrids, you can level components because of other component availability. In this case, both carno and Purrusaurus are going to exceed your whero DNA, so you can slowly level Carnotaurus and Purrusaurus on the side while slowly gathering that wherosaurus DNA. Also, carnotaurus is a render, so if it’s lower in level, it’ll still do a decent job against bigger opponents.
Let’s slow down with a rare that will slow you down, and that is Nodosaurus . Nodosaurus is a decent rare that makes a whopping 3 superhybrids. Unfortunately, the best one is stegodeus and it isn’t too special. Nodosaurus is a decent rare that can take a couple punches with its armor and shields. It has always been wild and is a little harder to find nowadays being a night zone exclusive, but when it comes to your town, you’ll see a lot of it.
Let’s jump back on the fierce train with Spinosaurus . Spinosaurus has 2 superhybrids, and they both stink a little. Spinoconstrictor is decent and Spinotahsuchus is OK at best. But Spinosaurus is a rare to fear. With its ability to bleed and trap with No Escape, Spinosaurus can be used as a way to clear the board in an unfavorable matchup with a higher leveled opponent. Spino is quite available, especially if you live near a university, so getting enough isn’t that hard.
Going along with the bleed theme, we have a rare that can be a pain in the butt. Scaphognathus is a small nonhybrid that can be a very big problem for an opponent. Scaph is now an arena exclusive creature that was wild for some time, so it is probably many have a bit of DNA stockpiled for it. It is also a component in the superhybrid scaphotator, which is a mess. In many scenarios Scaphognathus is actually a better choice over it’s hybrids thanks to its deadly No Escape. Scaph is also a bleeder, which allows it to perform better underleveled than most other creatures. This is a creature to consider for any rare team.
Now we look at the other side of the scaphotator line with Diplotator . Diplotator is a hybrid that is very really to make. Many of us has excess quantities of Irritator gen 2 from events and the wild, and Diplocalus is a simple common scent in a park (and you could get some Purrusaurus while you’re at it). Diplotator can be a fast cunning that can set up on opponents and 1-shot lower leveled creatures with a boosted impact. Unfortunately, as with other rare hybrids, you won’t use Diplotator as often as a nonhybrid like Scaphognathus.
Keeping along with the hybrid train is the swapper Eniasuchus . Eniasuchus provides synergy with it’s swap-in move swap-in stunning strike. This moves, especially paired with bleeders like Spinosaurus can take out creatures that are far stronger than it thanks to the dangerous LW+swap-in stunning strike combo. Eniasuchus is made of 2 readily available commons and goes into the strong sarcorixis, but your progress on sarcorixis is usually limited by the exclusive sarcosuchus, so leveling eniasuchus on the side isn’t a bad idea either.
Finally, we end on Suchotator . Suchotator goes into the strong superhybrid Thylacotator, but Marsupial Lion isn’t that easy to acquire in large amounts, so leveling Suchotator up on the side isn’t a bad idea. Heck, Suchotator can be viable in the arena higher up than other rares, so this could help you in both arenas. Suchotator, like Spinosaurus, can bleed and do well when underleveled. It has a great kit with lethal wound and instant distraction, and this can be used to take stronger opponents down while suchotator still stands. It does share irritator gen 2 DNA with Diplotator, but it is easy to acquire, so the choice is yours to level.
This is a guide to help players choose what to level for this tournament. These rares can be useful in many tournaments that allow them. I personally leveled my ornithomimus (before 2.0), and I was taking out legendaries with it in the legendary through rare advantage tournament, so don’t sleep on them. These will be long-term investments that can reward you with exclusive DNA as well as DNA that can go towards more rares that you can use elsewhere. Good luck to everyone and I hope this helps.