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Zalmoxes Rules Tournament- 5/22 - 5/25

That is what I have been doing,my favourite lineup consists of Nundasuchus,Rhamphorhynchus,Zhejiangopterus all lined up to crush the opponent,although Zhejiangopterus is often wasted cause Rhamphorhynchus is alone enough most of the time.

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System seems more generous than usual with the trophies.
Something close to this lineup yields 40 per victory.


Something of note is that this tournament will end 5 hours earlier than most 3 day tournaments…
It is looking like it will be a low value tournament as far as points are concerned, will have a better idea later today.

If this tournament doesn’t pick up some tremendous speed today, we will be looking at sub 1,000 points for a Dominator finish.


I am really low on Trophies but in High Hunter .

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I hope it stays low, but I’m not winning as many fights as yesterday. I’m facing a lot more 3 Pterosaur battles. I’m waiting until I drop back into predator, then trying to get back into bottom of Dominator. Yesterday it was fairly easy, I was winning around 80% of my matches by using a amphibian like Microposaurus 30, then two Pterosaurs like Tropeogopterus 30 and Pterodactylus 10. The only one up I’ve won today is when I got lucky and faced all amphibians. I received that line up when I used a little tougher guys out of frustration. I can’t use my Tapejalosaurus 24 for every battle though, his cool down is too long.

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This tourney was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I’m still in the top of dom with level 10 vip and a couple lev 40 legendary Dino’s carrying me. I’m winning most of my battles unlike my normal 50% with my anklyodoucus army.

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May i ask what types you are using? All Pterosaurs or two, or only one like the guy in the video?

If you don’t have a lot of Pteros, you should use 1 Amphi lead-off and 2 Pteros. The Amphi is to build up Action Points. I think 3 Pteros is a waste since you want to build up reserves with the starting dino anyways, unless you are too just overpowered.

If my Amphi is facing Metria or Pterodaustro, it is most likely dead in 1 hit since I am only using Lv10 VIPs. I use Mastodon - Eudimorph - Pterodactylus in that order 9X.

Here’s my data for the day, first time being first for me because I am winning almost all of my matches. This is easier than normal tournaments for me:


I’m using whatever I have off cool down. Either 3 birds or one amphibian of 1300+ health (typically 1600 to 1700 if off cool down).

I don’t typically have enough extra amphibians to do 2. But, you can have one in last as a swap and sacrifice.

Most of my amphibians are heavy hitters to go after herbivores, not meat shields.


Thanks for the video. After trying to run a setup like his I don’t think I’ve lost and I’ve made my way back to to the top of predator. I couldn’t do a setup exactly like his because I don’t have the big Pterosaurs like he does. So, I had to use a little bigger amphibians to make up the difference in average ferocity.


Has anyone made a graph showing average ferocity needed vs place in tournament for tournaments?

That graph might be a little skewed.

What works for you, might not work for someone else. I am using only Lv10 VIPs (~2500 Ferocity), someone else might be using 5,000 AF dinos, it
doesn’t mean the threshold to break through Dominator is 4K+ or something.

This is all under the assumption that your statment means “place in tournament for tournaments”
means “place in Dominator for tournaments”. :blush:

Not necessarily in Dominator, but just overall. Watching the video in the post above I could hear the person calculating and saying what average ferocity he was using. When I tried doing that, I’ve been winning. So, there seems to be an average ferocity that you should be using that gives you a good chance to win. I know numbers wouldn’t be exact since it’s kind of a guess and check system. You’ll know if your numbers are too low because the team the AI would throw at you would probably be overkill.

Sorry, I misunderstood your question. What is it that you are trying to find out again then?

“average ferocity needed vs place in tournaments for tournaments

That didn’t really register for me. I thought it was an educated guess that you wanted to know what it took to place in Dominator since most players are showing their tournament brackets so others will know what the cutoff is roughly.

Again, I don’t think there is a “magic” number that gives you a good chance to win. If you go in with an AF of 3,000 against AI with 1,000 - you’re going to win unless you want to lose.

But, if that works for you, keep saying what your average ferocity is and hope that you end up winning :+1:

Tonight’s data


Yes, my question was if anyone has made a graph of average ferocity that should be used (or at least the minimum the should be used) on the vertical axis vs what place you are in the tournament (out of 600 places total, level 1 1-100, level 2 1-100, etc.) on the horizontal axis. I’m just saying watching that video and watching what average ferocity he was using and using medium amphibian, big Pterosaur, small amphibian, allowed me to win around 6 straight battles. Towards the upper half of predator I used an AF of around 1,600. When I got towards the top 15 or so, I used closer to 2,000. When I was #1 on predator I used a little over 2,100.
Yesterday I was trying to use a weak amphibian, big pterosaur, medium pterosaur that was a higher average ferocity than I’ve been using today and I think I won one match. That match was using really high ferocity and lucky the AI used all amphibians. Anyway, sorry if I’m spamming this thread, just excited to be on the edge of Dominator and hoping to get any advantage I can on squeaking in again.

RIP here, opponent started off with a level 37 Pterodaustro and killed my first amphibian meat shield in one hit. My level 40 Dimorphodon up next couldn’t kill it in 3 attacks. My level 40 Limnorhynchus that came after couldn’t even kill though its a follow-up pterosaur…

I have not graphed it, but I probably should, I have most of the data to do so. It does fluctuate from tournament to tournament sometimes, which also can throw a wrench into the graph. But the other part that can be challenging is that there are large ranges of ferocity that will work. Meaning that it is not just the AFS of the team you bring it is also the make up of it, the amount of trophies you are looking for, and how generous the AI is feeling about giving you a decent match up. For instance like I talk about in my video I could do the same exact battle say for predator rank 10 with an identical team and one time get an easily winnable team and one time get an impossible team, if the AI decides to go rouge. But I could also fight at rank 10 with a team that will award 40 trophies or a team that will reward 20 trophies and all of the numbers in between. All of the teams AFS would be considered passable at that rank but the rewards for the battle in terms of trophies would be widely varied.

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I haven’t formalized it in any sort of graph, but I can share my strategy for advancing through Predator and then where I start a Dominator run. I don’t run the edge as much as I used to, but I still start low compared to others

At the bottom of Predator, I use level 40 Super-rares, for a general Jurassic tournament that means either Rajasaurus or Spinosaurus, either Aerotitan or Zhejiangopterus, and Velociraptor. From there I work my way up, with Kaprosuchus, Stegosaurus, Postosuchus.
Then, I work my way up to my level 10 VIPs.

Making the jump from Predator to Dominator along with the bottom of Dominator may require me to skip over the bottom of my Dominator teams, but once I’m over that hump, I use level 40 Legendary creatures, starting with Suchomimus, Pteranodon, and Dimetrodon. From there, I work my way up to my level 20 VIPs.

This process gives me around 35 trophies per victory. While I get some tough battles, and I do lose some of them, I rarely draw the absolutely unwinnable stompdowns.

Also, this allows me to save my very best creatures for PVE.