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March 26th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Reya Mantlemorn 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We met Reya earlier in our Descent into Avernus campaign and she joined the Champions following the apparent destruction of Elturel. She swore to remain with the defenders of the city, but the Blood War took its toll on her. She was asked to face one more trial, to sacrifice herself to become a Celestial, the Avatar of Zariel. You can unlock Reya Mantlemorn by completing the Reya Reborn variant of the Idyllglen adventure.

Read on to learn more about our latest Evergreen Champion.

I. Reya Mantlemorn



    Born in the land of Turmish, Reya came to the holy city of Elturel to train as a Hellrider when she was twelve. As a faithful follower of Torm, Reya trained to sacrifice herself for the greater good. That preparation led to her taking Zariel's sword and joining the Champions, after rescuing the city of Elturel from Avernus.

Reya powers up Champions adjacent to her with her Searing Radiance. You can power up that ability by increasing Champions who are Lawful and/or Good in the formation. When you want to add Reya to your formation, you can swap her with Asharra (Slot 6).

II. Reya's Stats

Race: Human/Celestial Alignment: Lawful Good
Class: Paladin Gender: Female
Age: 19 Affiliation: none

STR: 18 DEX: 12 CON: 14
INT: 13 WIS: 11 CHA: 20

Role: Support

Eligible for Patrons: Mirt the Moneylender, Vajra Safahr, Strahd von Zarovich, Zariel

Slot: 6, (Asharra)


III. Reya's Design

Born in the land of Turmish, but came to the city of Elturel when she was twelve so that she could train as a Hellrider. She was away from the city when Elturel was transported to Avernus, but always stayed true to the Creed Absolute and remained devoted to Elturel and its people. As the lone Hellrider who could truly defend her city, Reya takes up the Sword of Zariel, losing her former self to become the Avatar of Zariel, imbued with celestial power.

As a Lawful Good Celestial and the Avatar of Zariel, Reya often communes with Zariel and attracts her gaze with Echoes of Zariel boosting other Lawful, Good, and especially Lawful Good Champions in the formation. Without bringing the gaze of Zariel upon her enemies, Reya supports adjacent Champions with her Searing Radiance, due to her experience in the Blood War, this ability is especially powerful against fiends.

IV. Reya's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Sword of Zariel — Reya leaps out and slashes at random enemy with the Sword of Zariel, cleaving all other enemies nearby as well.

Formation Abilities

  • Searing Radiance — Reya imbues adjacent Champions with her Searing Radiance, causing their attacks to deal 100% more damage. This effect is doubled against fiends. Can be buffed by upgrades, feats, and equipment.
  • Echoes of Zariel — The gaze of Zariel turns from Reya and sweeps across the formation, looking at random Champions before returning to Reya. It has an equal chance of looking at any Champion in the formation (including returning to Reya) but won't look at the same Champion twice without having returned to Reya first. Once it returns to Reya it increases the effect of Searing Radiance by 100% for each Champion it looked at, including Reya, stacking multiplicatively. Gaze moves every 5 seconds. Buff lasts until the gaze returns to Reya again. Can be buffed by upgrades, feats, and equipment.
  • Celestial Champion — All Lawful Good aligned Champions' damage is increased by 100%. Can be buffed by upgrades, feats, and equipment..

Specializations

  • Champions of Good — The gaze of Zariel focuses on Good aligned Champions. Echoes of Zariel is guaranteed to look at all Good aligned Champions in the formation before returning to Reya (though may also look at non-Good aligned Champions using its normal mechanics). This guarantees a minimum number of stacks on the Echoes of Zariel effect.
  • Champions of Law — The gaze of Zariel focuses on Lawful aligned Champions. Echoes of Zariel is guaranteed to look at all Lawful aligned Champions in the formation before returning to Reya (though may also look at non-Lawful aligned Champions using its normal mechanics). This guarantees a minimum number of stacks on the Echoes of Zariel effect.

Ultimate Ability

  • Avatar of Zariel — Reya launches to the sky, flying off of the top of the screen. She lands by SLAMMING the Sword of Zariel into the ground with a shockwave, summoning Zariel and her friend Lulu. While Reya communes with Zariel, Lulu zips around the board, putting all enemies to sleep for 10 seconds. While the enemies are asleep and reya remains in her pose, the Champions deal massive damage against them. When the 10 seconds is complete, Reya removes the sword and swings it in a massive circle.


V. Reya's Epic Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Global DPS
Slot 3: Searing Radiance
Slot 4: Echoes of Zariel
Slot 5: Celestial Champions
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

We are awed Reya has taken up the Sword of Zariel and is joining Idle Champions roster as our latest Evergreen and we are excited to see how well she fits into the meta. If you have feedback, let us know in a Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!
March 25th
COTLI: Nate's Candy Conundrum 6! 

The Crusaders have once again been pulled into a parallel universe overrun with hordes of demonic candy. It's 'eat or be eaten,' it's time for Nate's Candy Conundrum 6! This year, we have our own Confectionery Creature on our side: Marzimallow, the Delicious!

This year's event runs until Tuesday, April 6th at 12PM PDT, introducing Marzimallow, the Delicious and bringing back Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist, Bridget the Painter, Biff the Magic Rabbit, Baenarall, Angel of Hope, Sisaron the Dragon Sorceress, Alan the ArchAngel, and RoboRabbit!

New Tier 6 Crusader: Marzimallow, the Delicious

Tags: Event, Gold, Support, Magical, Good, Nonbinary, Supernatural, Dragon


From the sugary depths of creation arises a creature of magical wonder. Marzimallow looks sweet, and they are! Ruler of your yummiest dreams (and dentists' nightmares), this dragon, assembled of some of the best confectionery treats, is ready to help your crew by buffing their magical friends and adding some more gold (and candy) to their scrumptious hoard.

Marzimallow, the Delicious is a Support Crusader. When you want to add them to your formation, you can find them in slot 29.



New Tier 6 Objectives

  • Recruit Marzimallow | Marzimallow takes up a slot in the formation. Alan the Archangel and RoboRabbit take up spots in the formation and can't be moved. Marzimallow disables the upgrades of Crusaders in either the odd number formation slots or the even number formation slots, changing every 50 areas. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 600.

  • Spirits Among Us | Baenarall, Angel of Hope, and Sisaron, the Dragon Sorceress take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Only Angel or Dragon Crusaders can be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 650.

  • Eat Your Carrots | Biff the Magic Rabbit takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Biff's carrot is the only thing that hurts enemies. The formation has been changed. Monsters spawn in larger waves. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 675.

  • Shards of Dawn | Bridget the Painter takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Only Crusaders with 750 personal EP or more can be used. Two rays of light beam down on random spots in the formation, allowing those spots to do DPS. Rays move every 50 areas. A crystal takes up a spot in the formation. Flame monsters spawn randomly. Crystal provides a 10% DPS buff per flame killed, stacking additively. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 700.

  • Unhealthy Teeth | Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Teeth rain from the sky every 10 seconds and randomly disable 1 Crusader for 15 seconds. For every 1 million teeth Almquist has collected with his Wisdom Extraction ability, the objective grants a 1000% DPS All increase, stacking multiplicatively. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 725.

More info

You'll have until Tuesday, April 6th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Nate's Candy Conundrum 6!

For more info on previous Nate's Candy Conundrum Crusaders and objectives check out the Nate's Candy Conundrum 5 blog post.

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Easter Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop All Tier chests. Gear for Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4, Tier 5, and Tier 6 Crusaders will only appear in All Tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.

March 23rd
Idle Champions: Bardic Inspiration Vol 1 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Announcing: Bardic Inspiration Vol.1

It's been incredibly difficult to contain our excitement these last few weeks!

It might not seem like it, but Bardic Inspiration has been around since last summer, with our first episode about Bruenor Battlehammer back in June 2020. If you had told us nine months ago that we would eventually record some of these songs in a studio and release them to the public, we wouldn't have believed you!

Allow us to finally and officially announce that Bardic Inspiration Vol.1 arrives with the Spring Extravaganza on Wednesday, March 31st as DLC on Steam!



Bardic Inspiration Vol.1 features eight original songs composed by Jason Charles Miller and Dylan Wilks during the first twenty episodes of Bardic Inspiration, which were recorded at Central Command Studios in Los Angeles over the winter.

Starting with "The Greatest Dwarven King," the anthem for Bruenor Battlehammer written during the very first episode, Bardic Inspiration Vol.1 includes a diverse selection of musical genres, including classic rock, goth/alternative, punk, country, heavy metal, swing, folk, and even a pop song for Tiamat, Queen of Evil Dragonkind. In addition to these eight studio-quality songs, there are also eight corresponding Instrumental versions for those who prefer their music without vocals. The full tracklist and production credits are below.

And that's not all: all 16 tracks are coming to Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms! Players have been asking us to expand the soundtrack for Idle Champions for years; starting on March 31, players will be able to select their favorite Bardic Inspiration tracks from Bardic Inspiration Vol.1 to play during their adventures with the new in-game music player.

Anyone interested in hearing studio-quality recordings of the songs will be able to purchase the Bardic Inspiration Vol.1 DLC through the Idle Champions Steam Store page as of March 31 and download MP3s and FLAC files of each track. Everyone else will be able to listen to the soundtrack for free in-game. Of course, we encourage you to purchase the DLC; if we can sell enough of them, this kind of project might be able to happen again ;)


Disk 1

Disk 2

The Greatest Dwarven King The Greatest Dwarven King (Instrumental)
Drop of Time Drop of Time (Instrumental)
Brimstone Angels Go Go Go Brimstone Angels Go Go Go (Instrumental)
Deekin's Tale of Doom Deekin's Tale of Doom (Instrumental)
Savage Fire Savage Fire (Instrumental)
The Viper's Fangs The Viper's Fangs(Instrumental)
The Moneylender, Mirt The Moneylender, Mirt (Instrumental)
You Could Be My Dragon Queen You Could Be My Dragon Queen (Instrumental)

Bardic Inspiration Vol 1 Credits

  • The Greatest Dwarven King
    Jason Charles Miller – Vocals, guitar, bass, percussion, programming
    Gary Joseph Potter Jr. – Lead guitar
    Mixed by Stewart Cararas

  • Drop of Time
    Jason Charles Miller – Vocals, guitar, bass, percussion, programming, keyboards
    Mixed by Stewart Cararas

  • Brimstone Angels Go Go Go
    Kenley Shea – Vocals Jason Charles Miller – Guitar, bass, percussion, programming
    Erin M. Evans – Additional Composition
    Mixed by Stewart Cararas

  • Deekin’s Tale of Doom
    Jason Charles Miller – Vocals, guitar, bass, percussion, programming
    Adam Hall – Dobro
    Mixed by Stewart Cararas

  • Savage Fire
    Jason Charles Miller – Vocals, guitar, bass, percussion, programming
    Gary Joseph Potter Jr. – Lead guitar
    Mixed by Stewart Cararas

  • The Viper’s Fangs
    Jason Charles Miller – Vocals, guitar, bass, percussion, programming
    Gary Joseph Potter Jr. – Lead guitar
    Vivid Vivka – Additional Composition
    Mixed by Stewart Cararas

  • The Moneylender, Mirt
    Jason Charles Miller – Vocals, guitar
    Aubrey Richmond– Fiddle
    Mixed by Stewart Cararas

  • You Could Be My Dragon Queen
    Kenley Shea – Vocals
    Jason Charles Miller – Guitar, bass, percussion, keyboards
    Mixed by Stewart Cararas


This album exists thanks in large part to the audience of Bardic Inspiration, who accompanied Jason and Dylan on this songwriting journey. Thank you all so much. We hope to do this again! You can catch Bardic Inspiration live on Tuesday from 1-3 PM Pacific on our Twitch Channel.
March 18th
COTLI: Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 5 Objectives 

Today's update includes seven new Tier 5 Objectives in the Ghostbeard's Greed campaign! These objectives will really push you to your limits and hopefully not make you walk the plank.

Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 5 Objective Updates


PAARRRfection
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Crusaders adjacent to the one killed by the meteor strike lose 50% health.
    • Alivebeard randomly spawns, living a short time and firing projectiles.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
  • Reach Area 500.
  • Awards 600 rubies.

Ms. Fizzle's Field Trip
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • The kids rearrange every 50 areas.
    • Reminder: If any of the kids die, you fail the objective.
    • Alivebeard randomly spawns, living a short time and firing projectiles.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
  • Reach Area 500.
  • Awards 600 rubies.

Guy's Night Out
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Only Crusaders with 600 personal EP or more can be used.
    • Riff Raff occupies a slot in the formation.
    • Riff Raff reduces the Gold Find bonus by 25% for each adjacent Crusader.
    • Alivebeard randomly spawns, living a short time and firing projectiles.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
  • Reach Area 500.
  • Awards 600 rubies.

Beauties and the Beasts
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Only Crusaders with 600 personal EP or more can be used.
    • Magenta occupies a slot in the formation.
    • Magenta reduces the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 25% for each adjacent Crusader to Magenta
    • Alivebeard randomly spawns, living a short time and firing projectiles.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
  • Reach Area 500.
  • Awards 600 rubies.

2,000 Levels For All
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • You must level ALL bench slots owned to level 2750.
    • Alivebeard randomly spawns, living a short time and firing projectiles.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
  • Awards 600 rubies.

X Marks the Spot
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Captain Ghostbeard occupies a slot in the formation.
    • Ghostbeard provides a 25% DPS buff, stacking additively, for each Alivebeard killed on this objective.
    • Alivebeard randomly spawns, living a short time and firing projectiles.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
  • Reach Area 500.
  • Awards 600 rubies.

Cursed Treasure
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Only Undead, Evil or Demon Crusaders can be used.
    • Alivebeard randomly spawns, living a short time and firing projectiles.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
  • Reach Area 500.
  • Awards 600 rubies.

You'll notice that every objective mentions that Alivebeard, a new monster, spawns. There's also a new achievement being added today to Kill Alivebeard, that you can achieve from facing him on these new objectives or future higher tier versions. Completing it awards a 75% DPS bonus to your achievement DPS bonus.

Enjoy these new challenges!
March 17th
Idle Champions: Festival of Fools 4 
Posted in Idle Champions.

How far would you go to celebrate foolishness?

Festival of Fools is a time-honored tradition in Sword Coast communities. Townsfolk engage in the usual gluttonous consumption of food and drink during the festivities, but they also play pranks on each other.

Unfortunately, one prankster has decided to play a practical joke on a Frost Giant nearby...

Festival of Fools 4 runs until Monday, March 29th, 2021 at 12:00pm PST, introduces Alyndra Sarrbarand, Divination Wizard and Cleric of Oghma and brings back Briv Steelmarrow, Half-Orc Paladin (Oath of Heroism), and Rosie Beestinger.

For more information about Year 4 Events and how they work, please check out our Year 4 Events Dev Blog.

Alyndra Sarrbarand



    Alyndra Alexandria Garanahil Sarrbarand is known by many names: Lorekeeper of Rime Spiro, Kinscribe of Clan Monkeymouse, Daughter of Oblivion, Fate Changer, Knight of Wonder and Captivation...and apologetic offspring of Avren & Sofieus.

Alyndra is a Support Champion whose powerful portents increase the damage of those adjacent to her. Her companion Griff judges their enemies, further increasing the damage they take due to her portents When you want to add Alyndra to your formation, you can swap her with Asharra (Slot 6).

II. Alyndra's Stats

Race: Elf Alignment: True Neutral
Class: Wizard/Cleric Gender: Female
Age: 168 Affiliation: Heroes of the Planes

STR: 8 DEX: 14 CON: 14
INT: 18 WIS: 14 CHA: 11

Role: Support

Eligible for Patrons: Vajra Safahr, Strahd von Zarovich

Slot: 6, (Asharra)


Alyndra's Abilities

Alyndra is a Support Champion whose Portent ability boosts the damage of those adjacent to her. Her companion Griff judges their enemies, further increasing the damage they take due to her portents. When you want to add Alyndra to your formation, you can swap her with Asharra (Slot 6). Her companion Griff judges their enemies, further increasing the damage they take due to her portents. When you want to add Alyndra to your formation, you can swap her with Asharra (Slot 6).

For more information on Alyndra and her abilities, check out her Champion Spotlight!


Year Four Variants


  • Future Sight — Alyndra attempts to peer into the future to determine which bosses are around the next corner. Unfortunately, she causes the future to play out in the present! In each boss area, you will encounter the current boss AND the next boss at once. You'll need to defeat both to progress. Chadwick joins the formation. He mostly observes and tries to figure out what's going on.
  • Reach Area 75.
  • Frost Wave — Additional Frost Giants appear in each area. Each of these additional Frost Giants start with 4 hits-based hit points. Every 25 areas they gain 3 additional hits-based hit points. (For example, in area 1, the Frost Giants have 3 HP, in area 26, they have 6 HP, in area 51, they have 9 HP, and so on). Champion damage is reduced by 99%.
  • Reach Area 125.
  • Knowledge Over Power — Only Champions with INT of 14 or higher can be used. Alyndra starts in your formation. She can be moved or removed.
  • Reach Area 175.

New DLC

Also launching today are two theme packs for Festival of Fools and Idle Champions Presents: A Fool's Errand the Pirate Alyndra and Griff Theme Pack and Pirate Briv and Phlo Theme Pack.

Both Theme packs feature a new skin, feat, and familiar, all with a matching theme. With Idle Champions Presents, the name of the game is pirates, so Alyndra and Briv have dressed to match!

Additionally, both theme packs come with a new week-long buff potion: The Epic Potion of Gold Hunter. It increases your gold find by 100% across all of your adventuring parties for 1 week. Dungeons & Dragons Pirate Alyndra and Griff Jen Kretchmer

Dungeons & Dragons Pirate Briv and Phlo Adam Bradford

Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter

For information on previous years' variants, check out the Festival of Fools 3 blog.
March 12th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Alyndra Sarrbarand 
Posted in Idle Champions.

"I Have Foreseen This Moment..." the serene elf said evaluating the infinite possibilities of all possible futures."Remember my friends, you are blessed."

Alyndra Sarrbarand joins her companions Avren, Penelope, Freely, and Briv Steelmarrow from D&D Beyond's Silver & Steel & Beyond Heroes, and now Heroes of the Planes, and is delighted to meet the aquaintance of her new companions on the Idle Champions roster, with Festival of Fools 4.

Working with Jen to bring Alyndra to Idle Champions was an absolute delight to capture the essence of Alyndra and bring the most authentic representation of her to Idle Champions. She is accompanied by her two familiars, Griff and Grant, the Baby Blue Dragon. We are deeply touched that Jen would think of us to honor Grant's legacy and we are privileged to work with her and the Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation.

It's time for the latest Idle Champion Spotlight.

I. Lorekeeper of Rime Spiro, Kinscribe of Clan Monkeymouse



    Alyndra Alexandria Garanahil Sarrbarand is known by many names: Lorekeeper of Rime Spiro, Kinscribe of Clan Monkeymouse, Daughter of Oblivion, Fate Changer, Knight of Wonder and Captivation...and apologetic offspring of Avren & Sofieus.

Alyndra is a Support Champion whose powerful portents increase the damage of those adjacent to her. Her companion Griff judges their enemies, further increasing the damage they take due to her portents. When you want to add Alyndra to your formation, you can swap her with Asharra (Slot 6).

II. Alyndra's Stats

Race: Elf Alignment: True Neutral
Class: Wizard/Cleric Gender: Female
Age: 168 Affiliation: Heroes of the Planes

STR: 8 DEX: 14 CON: 14
INT: 18 WIS: 14 CHA: 11

Role: Support

Eligible for Patrons: Vajra Safahr, Strahd von Zarovich

Slot: 6, (Asharra)


III. Alyndra's Design

We were thrilled to work with Jen Kretchmer, a producer, writer, actor, streamer and disability advocate. You may recognize her from Beyond Heroes, Silver & Steel, and forthcoming Heroes of the Planes, and we are thrilled to announce that not only is Alyndra joining Idle Champions, but Jen Kretchmer will be playing her as a member of the cast of Idle Champions Presents: A Fool's Errand.

A Divination Wizard, Alyndra buffs adjacent Champions with her Portent ability guiding their attacks and increasing their damage. This ability is heightened when the adjacent Champion is one of Alyndra's adventuring companions of the Heroes of the Planes affiliation. Griff, Alyndra's very judgy owl familiar, is never far from her side and marks unworthy enemies for her when she's unsure if it's a cultural misunderstanding. Her equipment is made up of wonderful ties to her past and future, and the close relationship she shares with her adventuring companions, and of course, Logic and Reason, her sword and spellbook-mace, respectively.

IV. Alyndra's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Mind Spike — Alyndra reaches into the mind of a random enemy, dealing damage and slowing the enemy by 50% for 3 seconds.

Formation Abilities

  • Portent — Every 30 seconds, Alyndra randomly chooses (up to) two adjacent Champions and peers into their futures, helping guide their attacks and increasing their damage by 100%.
  • Heroes of the Planes — If Portent is applied to a Champion under the effect of certain Heroes of the Planes Champions' abilities, those effects are increased in power:
    • AvrenMirror Image effects on the Portented Champion +100%.
    • Freely — Unlucky For Them +100% for each Portented Champion affected by Luck of Yondalla(stacking multiplicatively).
    • PenelopeChwinga Mask: Tools for the Job Charm +100% for each Portented Champion affected by Chwinga Mask (stacking multiplicatively).
    • OrkiraOrkira will be receiving his Heroes of the Planes buff in a later update.
    • BrivBriv will be receiving his Heroes of the Planes affiliation and buff in a later update.
  • Brows of Judgement — Griff, Alyndra's owl companion, sits on Alyndra's shoulder and judges enemies as they spawn. They have a 25% chance to judge normal enemies as unworthy, and a 100% chance to judge bosses as unworthy. For each living unworthy normal enemy, Portent's base buff is increased by 100%, stacking additively. Each living boss increases Portent's base buff by 400%. Unworthy enemies have an overlay that counts as a debuff for the purposes of Alyndra's ultimate but has no other effect.

Specializations

  • Expansive VisionPortent now applies to 3 random adjacent Champions instead of 2.
  • Extra Judgy — Double Griff's chance to judge enemies as unworthy with Brows of Judgement, and increases the buff by 100% as well.

Ultimate Ability

  • I Have Foreseen This — Alyndra slips into a trance and foresees the death of all the formation's enemies. For the next 30 seconds, all enemies (regardless of whether or not they spawn after the Ultimate starts) take extra damage equal to the total Portent buff being given (cumulatively).

V. Alyndra's Epic Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Global DPS
Slot 3: Portent
Slot 4: Heroes of the Planes
Slot 5: Brows of Judgement
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

We are delighted Alyndra is joining her companions on the Idle Champions roster and we are excited to see how well she fits into the meta. If you have feedback, let us know in a Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!
March 12th
BW2: 2021 St. Patrick's Celebration! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Bushwhackers!

The Commons is greener than usual! That’s because the Commons Party Planning Committee is putting on a St. Patrick’s day party!

Unfortunately, the guests of honour seem to have gotten lost in the bushes. Go whack them up and help them find their way to the Event Area!

There are eight Leprechauns to whack up that will help you put on a rocking St. Patrick’s Day party! Every day the event goes on, the odds to whack them up gets larger, so you can get them all before it ends. Three of them will have turn-in stations for you to do and the others will have repeatable quests for you to do for event progress.

Unlocking throughout the event are previous year quest lines:

Mr. Keith is looking to put out his special brew again. Help him find the ingredients.

Alec Guiness is whipping up another strange Patty's craft brew to show up Mr. Keith's own beer. Help gather his unusual ingredients.

Seamus is in the mood to do some whacking of his own, but first he needs your help to make the perfect shillelagh.

Siobhan is throwing her version of an Irish Feast...but the dishes got lost in the bushes. Go find them for her!

Those poor snakes are tired of being whacked so often. Help their leader out by setting up his snake relocation program efforts.

Help Bree learn about Irish mythology!

A red Leprechaun up on the Rainbow's End Island might need your help at some point.

New for 2021:

If you can complete the event, you'll earn the Lucky Mannequin Base!



Plus! The Rainbow's End Isle field puzzle reveals something different this year! And may even trigger a new quest!

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of TWENTY possible achievements to earn in the St. Patrick’s Day 2021 event.

Achievements Returning for 2021
Little Rascal - Capture a pesky missing Leprechaun.
More Little Rascals - Capture all of the pesky missing Leprechauns.
Destructive Behavior - Help 25 times at each St. Patrick's Station.
A Perfect Brew - Help Mr. Keith make his brew.
King of Clubs - Help Seamus make a Shillelagh.
Mythological Detective - You helped Bree learn about Irish Mythology.
Crafty Brewing - Help Alec Guiness brew the craftiest of St. Patrick's beers. Rainbow Cloud Island - Find all of the Clover Pots on the Rainbow's End Island.
Crock in a Haystack - Make a whoopsie on Rainbow's End Island and then make it better.


Added/Changed for 2021
Shamrock Stuffs - Purchase all the 2021 St. Patrick's Day event items*

We also have 9 achievements from previous years which may be earned by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

My Leprechaun! - Whack a Leprechaun while dressed like Rainbow (Wearing custom items from 2014.)
My Rainbow! - Whack Rainbow while dressed like a Leprechaun (Wearing custom items from 2013.)
Pot o' Swag - Purchase all of the 2018 St. Patrick's Day event items. Patty's Purchases - Purchase all of the 2017 St. Patrick's Day event items.
Always Wearing Green - Purchase all of the 2016 St. Patrick's Day event items.
Lucky Purchase - Purchase all of the 2015 St. Patrick's custom items.
Rainbow Braid - Purchase all of the 2014 St. Patrick's custom items.
Green Pride Week - Purchase all of the 2013 St. Patrick's custom items.
Green Garb and Gear - Purchase all of the 2019 St. Patrick's Day event items.
Rainbow Raiment - Purchase all the 2020 St. Patrick's Day event items

* The St. Patrick’s mini-golf piece is not included in the Shamrock Stuffs achievement.

Mount Sale:

New 2021 Mount:



The Enbarr is a firy green steed of an Irish sea mythos! It increases your speed by 55% and it's starting bonus increase your Energy wins by 5%!

Get this mount free with the purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more during the weekend sale running until Monday March 15th @ Noon PDT!

Pet Packs:

New 2021 Pet Packs:



COMING SOON! Keep an eye out for the sale pop-up!

This event runs until Friday March 26th @ Noon PDT.

Post your comments and questions here!

FAQ

What are the different leprechauns?
You can whack up two types of leprechauns: hatted and non-hatted.
  • There are 8 hatted ones to find, 3 will unlock turn-in stations, and the other 5 will give you daily quests. You must manually whack these ones to capture them.

  • The non-hatted ones will drop items for you to turn into the turn-in stations. You can quick whack and mana whack non-hatted leprechauns when they appear if you wish. The non-hatted leprechauns will *always* drop some turn-in items, rather than just having a chance to.


How can I find the leprechauns?
Just keep whacking. You could whack them all up in a day if you wanted to. The odds to whack up hatted leprechauns will increase as the event goes on.

What adds to my event progress?
Turning in items to the Gold, Beer and Clover stations, and doing quests for folks in the event area.

Do I have to do the achievements?
No. Completing the goals for the achievements is totally optional. You get either a large energy pack or a title for your character from them, no event progress.

Where can I see all the achievements available and how to get them?
Either on the holiday dialog, the achievements dialog, or on the blog.

Why should I ask for friends to help boost turn-ins?
It increases the amount of progress you get from doing a turn-in.
March 12th
BW2: March 12th, 2021 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

St .Patrick’s Event 2021 Update (March 12th, 2021)

- Updated St. Patrick’s Event
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added chest reveal to Rainbow’s End Island puzzle
- Added new quest
- Added new event mounts in Bush Bucks sale and mount packs, available the first weekend of the event
- Added 3 new pets available the second weekend of the event

- Fixed being unable to walk over the following tiles: Clover tile, Maple leaf tile, BW2 tile, Bomb tile.

- Made a potential minor performance improvement when loading the game.

- Fixed a potential multi-pack redemption issue when buying multiple packs, like with costume drink packs.

- Worked on the next major area content update!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
March 11th
Idle Champions Presents: The Unfair Seas Synopsis 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Find the full synopsis and links to each episode below! Warning, here be spoilers!

Our Champions have concluded their Idle Champions Presents: The Unfair Seas adventure in Echo Bay. If you're looking for a quick recap of the adventure, check out Dungeon Master B Dave Walters' recap here:



Idle Champions Presents: The Unfair Seas starring B Dave Walters as the Dungeon Master and Freely, Krystina Arielle as Orisha, Erin M Evans as Havilar , Mark Meer as Baeloth Barrityl Vivid Vivka as The Black Viper, and Luke Gygax as Melf. Our first adventure saw the Champions in a seaside town along the Sword Coast, where they investigated the mysterious disappearance of a merchant vessel.

We are proud to present The Unfair Seas encounter, written by Scott Fitzgerald Grey for you to download and play here.

Find the full synopsis and links to each episode below! Warning, here be spoilers!



Idle Champions Presents: The Unfair Seas B Dave Walters Erin M Evans Krystina Arielle Mark Meer Vivid Vivka


Episode 1

In the seaside port town of Echo Bay, five epic heroes arrive with invitations to a party. Orisha, Havilar, Baeloth, Melf, and the Black Viper have traveled to enjoy the Fleetswake festivities with their friend Freely. However, the party is put on hold as Freely has agreed to help a local merchant whose ship, the Muskrat, has gone missing. A local fisher confirms the ship was seen five days ago heading for the docks, but never arrived. Despite the festival, the locals are nervous and are avoiding the water.

Before they can do any more a loud bell rings out, and the whole town heads to one of the main events of the festival, a crab battle between Pumpkinhead versus Walnut! Orisha’s eyes suddenly glow and a strange voice emanates from her throat as an announcement is made that something has gone wrong. But the voice tells the heroes if they will fix what is wrong they will “forget their names”. Just as quickly as the voice came it is gone, as is their memories of it.

Suddenly a swarm of demonic geese attack the crowd, but before they can harm any innocents the heroes dispatch them with relative ease. These creatures were not actually from the abyss but had been poisoned and transformed. Asking around the town to find out more about these strange developments, our Champions discover a number of disturbing incidents over the past two months have many people on edge; fishing boats have been attacked by sharks, and many capable swimmers and dock workers have been injured or nearly drowned. Many are suspicious of the new mage high priest to Umberlee named Mistress Hoistsail. After Orisha crafts and sings a song to Umberlee to magically open the door to the one-room shrine, they head inside to question a group of worshippers, but the leader of the cultists transforms into a wereshark and attacks! While it gets a bite out of Baeloth, it’s shocked and stabbed to death!

Link to the full episode here

Episode 2

As the fight with the cultists comes to a close a chaotic attack from Baeloth destroys the altar, and our Champions notice it was funneling magic from somewhere else in the caves. As they loot the bodies they find a journal and a magic key on the late cultist turned wereshark, learning these are fanatics who have come to Echo Bay to serve the will of Mistress Hoistsail. Heading back outside they discover both Freely and Havilar’s hound Zoonie are missing, but Bubbles the Hollyphant and Freely’s parrot TreAvor are there. Bubbles offers to help the group, first healing Baeloth and Black Viper and then giving Havilar the ability to speak to animals. TreAvor relays that eight pirates kidnapped Freely as he defended Zoonie and told her to run. Havilar summons her Imps and sends them off to look for Zoonie, and inspired by the idea Baeloth summons his Djinn servant Najim to create pirate outfits for the entire party.

Back in town, the party matches the key they looted to a warehouse marked by the same flying frog symbol. It’s been empty since its owner, Galid Tanter, drowned two months ago. Her death was the first of the strange incidents that have the townsfolk on edge. As they take a moment to catch up with Iris, Melf hears a whispered voice from the shadows trying to warn him of danger, but the voice is gone before he can make out the whole message. They find the warehouse on the edge of town, and while it’s supposed to be abandoned Black Viper notices that the lock has been recently oiled, indicating there’s been recent activity. Inside is mostly empty but a suspicious tapestry hides a secret passage to a back area with a massive chest, and Melf notices a magical aura coming from it. Stacks of bloodstained paperwork nearby are ships manifest including one for The Muskrat, and all the vessels were carrying spell components for very heavy conjuration magic.

Opening the chest they discover a pair of disgusting gibbering mouthers! Their horrific noises and gnashing teeth stun and disorient the heroes, and one almost manages to eat Melf! But eventually, they destroy the creatures and discover a practically brand new ladder leading deep into darkness. But having taken a lot of damage and being exhausted from the day, Havilar leaves one of her imps to guard the ladder and the group takes a well-deserved long rest.

Link to the full episode here

Episode 3

The next morning while the group discusses how they want to proceed, Orisha is suddenly overtaken with a spirit. The creepy voice of the ethereal being gives much valuable advice, including a warning that time is of the essence but that there is no reasoning with the fanatics. Bubbles the holyphant reappears and promises to help, but instead curses the team to speak only in rhyme! Before the issue can be fixed Bubbles disappears again, leaving the team speaking in verse as they head down into the cave where they hope to find Zoonie, Freely, and answers.

After a perilous slide and past a dual trap, they are greeted by an acquaintance of Baeloth’s who also happens to be a member of the Bregan D’aerthe. Our Champions continue on their path and arrive at a broad sea cave with an ancient dock where wrecks of the missing ships are found. The dock and ships are covered with ghostly forms, and the deck of the ship has strong conjuration magic that is increasing in intensity.

Knowing they are short on time the team rush in. Orisha is snatched on the shore and yanked into the water by a furious sahuagin. As more sahuagin and sharks join the fight, Baeloth summons Najim to rescue Orisha. Not only does the Djinn save the aasimar but he removes the rhyming curse, but now they must speak like pirates! Fortunately, the Bregan D’aerthe shows up and destroys the underwater enemies with torpedoes, but the ghost ship suddenly disembarks and heads for the mouth of the sea cave.

Everyone scrambles onto the ship, and as they get into the hold they can hear chanting coming deep in the ship. A gruesome scene is discovered, and Mistress Hoistsail has Freely and Zoonie in a conjuring circle, in order to call forth a monstrous semi-translucent kraken!

Orisha sets the bodies on fire as Havilar pulls her unconscious friends out of the ritual circle. All of this disrupts the magic, weakening and delaying the full appearance of the kraken. Orisha, Havilar, and Black Viper engage the kraken on the deck while Baeloth attacks Mistress Hoistsail, and Melf casts dispel magic several times to get rid of the magic on the ship. Hoistsail is defeated, and after an epic battle, Baeloth is able to banish the kraken back to its plane. The Bregan D’aerthe show up to rescue the heroes from the sinking ship, and once again the Sword Coast is saved!

Link to the full episode here

Join us for the next arc in our story, Idle Champions Presents: A Fool’s Errand running March 15, March 22, and March 29 featuring special guests Adam Bradford (Beyond Heroes), and [REDACTED], broadcasting from 4PM until 7PM Pacific Time on Twitch.tv/CNEGames. Learn more about Idle Champions Presents on our previous blog post.
March 10th
Idle Champions: Icewind Dale, Part 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The Rime Strikes Back.

We escort the survivors of Termalaine to Bryn Shander and head to Sunblight Fortress to confront Xardorok, and Deekin wanders off into the rime.

Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Adventures, The Radiant Nightmare and Waiting on Sunrise, in order to access these new Adventures.




Deekin's Mission

Day has broken, and we exit the Gem Mine, to a new Ten-Towns. By our count, more than half of the towns have been burned to the ground. We round up the survivors from Termalaine and escort them south to Bryn Shander. Along the way, Deekin heads off into the rime accompanied by Hew Maan, and no one notices.
  • Variant: Dive Bomb — Escort the survivors to Bryn Shander, while being harassed by a Peryton. A Peryton appears in each area. Only Champions with DEX of 16 or higher can be used.
  • Reach area 400.

Frozen Vengeance

We've escorted the survivors of Termalaine to join the rest of the refugees at Bryn Shander, and catch a ride to Sunblight Fortress to confront Xardorok...
  • Variant: Mimic Vengeance — Three mimics from Caer-Konig have stowed away in our packs! They join the formation and proceed to talk quite sternly.
  • Reach area 425.


Dungeons & Dragons Grant Baby Blue Dragon Familiar Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation

Charity DLC: Grant, the Baby Blue Dragon Familiar

With today's update, we are also launching our latest charity drive, supporting the Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation with Grant the Baby Blue Dragon Familiar. We are deeply honored to work with Jen Kretchmer, whose character Alyndra is the guardian of Grant, the Baby Blue Dragon, and we are also touched to be working with the Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation. Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds from all sales of the Grant, the Baby Blue Dragon Familiar through March 24th, 2021, to the Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation. You can find more information on the fundraiser on our blog post here.

See the in-game Change Log for more information, including a full list of changes and fixes included in this update.