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September 29th
COTLI: Season 5, The Crypts Return! 


Down once more, into the dark and creepy crypts. What world are you on? Who knows, but you've got some new friends to unlock from the rewards track this season!

Changes for Season 5

  • Dungeon Points, Dungeon Coins and Idol Bonus limit Extended - The cap on the Dungeon rewards has been increased from area 17,500 to area 20,000.

  • Changes to the base Dungeon Points and Coins drops - We've adjusted the base points and coins that drop from completing areas on the dungeon objectives, in order to encourage choosing the points or coins buff if you want to stock up on your currencies.

  • More Awesome Rewards! - Both the free and the Mysterious Benefactor's pass route have had their rewards tweaked again for season 5, including a new Crusader reward and more Rune-related items! See the "Introducing Matt Spacewalker" section for more information on the new Crusader!

  • Missions to Earn Dungeon Points - We've added some difficult missions to the mission system, that will help you in your quest for points this season. You can have at most two missions active at once. The missions will stop showing up a week before the season ends.

  • Updated Dungeon FAQ - The Dungeon FAQ has been updated with questions and answers about how the Dungeon Points Missions work.

  • Difficulty Scaling - This season sees the return of the difficulty scaling, with a new difficulty 4 setting and highest area reached stats for each difficulty, so you know how far you've gotten on each difficulty.

  • Season 4 Rewards Now Available! - If you missed getting any of the major rewards during the previous season, you can now purchase them for Dungeon Coins!




  • Matt Spacewalker
    Tags: Male, Human, DPS, Good, Dungeon

    Introducing Matt Spacewalker

    For reaching level 8 on the free rewards track this season, or from the Dungeon Depot in future seasons, you can welcome your new marshmallow floaty friend Matt Spacewalker.

    Found floating somewhere in space, and telling you he's Human, Matt joins your team and refuses to remove his helmet. Matt will grow stronger the more you use him, converting XP into a permanent DPS buff, as well benefiting from his personal EP and gold missions that you've completed.

    When you want to use him, you can find him in seat 38 on the bench.

    You can gear up Matt from earning the various rewards on the reward tracks, and from spending Dungeon Coins on his chests in the Dungeon Depot. Matt's recipes are also available from the rewards track or the Dungeon Depot as well.

    We hope you enjoy Season 5 of the Dungeons! Good luck!
    September 29th
    Idle Champions: Highharvestide 5 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    The Savage Frontier of the Sword Coast can be a dangerous place. At the junction of the Long Road and Evermoor Way, the town of Triboar seeks the aid of heroes. Bandits have begun to assail the small town while the citizens are meant to prepare for the Highharvestide Festival...

    Highharvestide 5 sees the beginning of Year 5 Events in Idle Champions and the introduction of D'hani from the Rivals of Waterdeep!

    This event also brings back the loyal Dwarven Battlerager, Thibbledorf Pwent, and the intimating Minotaur Barbarian Torogar Steelfist. Players have until Monday, October 11th at 12PM Pacific to complete your Highharvestide 5 unlocks and objectives.

    New Champion: D'hani

    Dungeons & Dragons D'hani LaTia

      Moving to Waterdeep provided D’hani with more of the opportunities she was searching for after living in Chult. At first, she took a job as a mercenary with the Cassalanter family and tasked with infiltrating and spying on the Rivals. As her familiarity and friendship with the Rivals grew, she preferred to stay with them and continue to help with their adventures. Her skills in combat are impressive, and while she never means to kill anyone, she gets carried away in the thrill of battle where even the most flashy combat maneuvers can be deadly!


    D’hani’s love of painting infuses her fighting style with both color and tactics. She becomes more powerful the more her Rivals family is at her side. When you want to add her to your formation, you can swap her with Bruenor (Slot 1)

    II. D’hani’s Stats

    Race: Aarakocra Alignment: Chaotic Good
    Class: Monk (Kensei) Gender: Female
    Age: 10 Affiliation: Rivals of Waterdeep

    STR: 11 DEX: 20 CON: 14
    INT: 11 WIS: 20 CHA: 7

    Role: DPS and Gold Find
    Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Vajra
    Slot: 1 (Bruenor)


    Dungeons & Dragons D'hani

    III. D’hani's Design

    We were very excited to have the opportunity to work with LaTia Jacquise, who is the Community Relations Coordinator for Monte Cook Games. She is a prolific writer, developer, and streamer with many years of experience in the TTRPG space, with recent contributions to D&D Beyond, DMs Guild, and the Into the Mother Lands RPG. Along with her work as both a player and DM on Rivals of Waterdeep, LaTia can be seen on a variety of streams and shows, including as a cast member for Tampo and a guest on the Dimension 20 show Adventuring Academy.

    With a brush in one hand and her other hand prepared to punch, D’hani is ready to Paint Them Red one way or another! She’ll use every color in the rainbow when on the attack. Her Way of the Brush means each time she gets to practice painting an enemy, her skills grow even more deadly! Put this deadly bird into your formation and she'll take down all of your enemies!

    For more information on D'hani and her abilities, check out her Champion Spotlight!

    Year Five Variants


    • Variant 1: Red Alert! — Champion Damage and Gold Find is reduced by 99%, and enemies who have not been painted by D'hani move 100% faster.
      Reach Area 75.

    • Variant 2: Bullywug Brawl — Bullywugs appear in each formation, but they do not drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress. Only Champions with DEX of 14 or higher can be used.
      Reach Area 125.

    • Variant 3: Doubling Down — The effects of D'hani's specializations are doubled, but quest requirements are also doubled! The bosses also get in on the doubling fun, as in each boss area, a second boss spawns. Both bosses must be defeated in order to progress.
      Reach Area 175.

    For information on previous years' variants, check out the Highharvestide 4 blog. And 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!
    September 24th
    BW2: September 24th, 2021 Release Notes 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Stores Update & VIP Sale! (September 24th, 2021)

    - Added a new VIP Boon! The Quest Whacks boon lets you hit quest spawns with Quick Whacks and Mana Whacks. Can be activated using VIP Vouchers or VIP Tokens.

    - 50% off 30 days VIP Membership! Once per player, you can start a 30 day VIP Membership or add 30 days to your existing membership for half price!

    - Updated the various in-game stores:
    • Added items to the VIP store:
      • Thundercloud Mount,
      • Laser Shark Companion,
      • Modern Circles Rug,
      • Tiger Print Rug,
      • Pterodactyl Skeleton,
      • T-Rex Skeleton,
      • Putting Green,
      • Smelting Furnace,
      • White Ninja Gloves,
      • White Ninja Mask,
      • Nunchucks

    • Added items to the Ye Olde Island Exchange (Amicus Island Tokens store):
      • Honey Badger,
      • Stone Well,
      • Luau Bar Stool,
      • Brown Flower Rug,
      • Beach Towel,
      • Fruit Pile,
      • Glossy Folders,
      • Ginger Ale 6-Pack,
      • Fish Trophy,
      • Blue Butterfly Cape,
      • Googly Eyes

    • Added items to the Ye Gaming House Prize Shoppe (Casino store):
      • Red Striped Rug,
      • Albino Squirrel Companion,
      • Cabana Tent,
      • Relox Watch,
      • Pink Panda Tail,
      • Pink Panda Mask,
      • Pink Panda Gloves

    • Added items to the Burglary Boutique:
      • Red Balloon Companion,
      • Un-magic Carpet,
      • B-Man Towel,
      • Hourglass,
      • Dragon Bones,
      • Diamond Display Case,
      • Artifact Dig Area,
      • Empty Archaeological Dig Site,
      • Big Dig Site,
      • Black Wing Cape,
      • Bleach Blonde Hair

    • Added hair colors to the Stylist wandering merchant:
      • White Hair,
      • Hot Pink Hair,
      • Aqua Hair,
      • Lavender Hair,
      • Sky Blue Hair,
      • Lime Green Hair,
      • Forest Green Hair

    • Added items to the Furniture Salesman wandering merchant:
      • Shop Carpet,
      • Clinic Carpet,
      • White-Blue Rug,
      • Wooden Horse,
      • Barber Pole,
      • Short Bookcase

    • Added items to the Pawn Stars wandering merchant:
      • 9-Bit Pickaxe,
      • Burlap Doll,
      • Umbrella Sword (closed),
      • Umbrella Sword (open)

    • Added items to the Tailor wandering merchant:
      • Black Blind Fold,
      • Zebra Gloves,
      • Black Hood

    • Added pet to the Pet Saleswoman wandering merchant:
      • Calico Kitty
    - Changed the price of the Highland Cow in the Pet Saleswoman store from 250 to 300 Bush Bucks, to be in-line with other mount costs

    - Rotated the Ghost and Robot pets into the Amicus Island Tokens store, and rotated the Poot and Gelatinous Cube pets out

    - After buying 28 Quester’s Satchels from event stores (number of event days x2), you no longer can earn rare rewards from the event satchels for that event, resetting the next event. This is to balance the acquisition of the more rare rewards for veteran players, playing more than expected than when the Quester's Satchel option was first added to event stores, back before 2016.

    - Fixed generation 13 pet eggs dropping from Quester’s Satchels when you already had 2 of them

    - Added a surface to Tree Platform ranch item
    September 24th
    Idle Champion Spotlight: D’hani 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Some monks spend every moment they can honing their combat skills, but this Champion would prefer to paint people over pummeling them!

    D’hani is an aarakocra monk who traveled to Waterdeep looking for a more exciting life, and she’s certainly found it with the Rivals of Waterdeep! While she would rather enjoy her artistic pursuits, she also will not hesitate to use every part of her body to swiftly defeat anyone who puts her new friends in danger. She joins the Champions, as well as her fellow Rivals Shaka and Selise, next week during Highharvestide!

    I. D’hani

    Dungeons & Dragons D'hani LaTia

      Moving to Waterdeep provided D’hani with more of the opportunities she was searching for after living in Chult. At first, she took a job as a mercenary with the Cassalanter family and tasked with infiltrating and spying on the Rivals. As her familiarity and friendship with the Rivals grew, she preferred to stay with them and continue to help with their adventures. Her skills in combat are impressive, and while she never means to kill anyone, she gets carried away in the thrill of battle where even the most flashy combat maneuvers can be deadly!


    D’hani’s love of painting infuses her fighting style with both color and tactics. She becomes more powerful the more her Rivals family is at her side. When you want to add her to your formation, you can swap her with Bruenor (Slot 1)

    II. D’hani’s Stats

    Race: Aarakocra Alignment: Chaotic Good
    Class: Monk (Kensei) Gender: Female
    Age: 10 Affiliation: Rivals of Waterdeep

    STR: 11 DEX: 20 CON: 14
    INT: 11 WIS: 20 CHA: 7

    Role: DPS and Gold Find
    Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Vajra
    Slot: 1 (Bruenor)


    Dungeons & Dragons D'hani

    III. D’hani's Design

    We were very excited to have the opportunity to work with LaTia Jacquise, who is the Community Relations Coordinator for Monte Cook Games. She is a prolific writer, developer, and streamer with many years of experience in the TTRPG space, with recent contributions to D&D Beyond, DMs Guild, and the Into the Mother Lands RPG. Along with her work as both a player and DM on Rivals of Waterdeep, LaTia can be seen on a variety of streams and shows, including as a cast member for Tampo and a guest on the Dimension 20 show Adventuring Academy.

    With a brush in one hand and her other hand prepared to punch, D’hani is ready to Paint Them Red one way or another! She’ll use every color in the rainbow when on the attack. Her Way of the Brush means each time she gets to practice painting an enemy, her skills grow even more deadly! Put this deadly bird into your formation and she'll take down all of your enemies!

    IV. D’hani's Abilities

    Basic Attack

    • Fists of Fury — D'hani attacks a random painted enemy. If no enemies are painted, D'hani attacks the nearest enemy.

    Formation Abilities

    • Paint Them Red — When D'hani attacks she paints the enemy red, and can paint an enemy up to three times. D'hani's damage is increased by 100% for each stroke of paint she applies, stacking additively.
    • Friendly Rivalry — D'hani is more confident when her friends are around, so her damage is increased by 100% for each Rival of Waterdeep in the formation, stacking multiplicatively.
    • Way of the Brush — D'hani's damage is increased by 100%, and she keeps track of the total number of enemies she has painted across all time - this count persists between resets. D'hani's practice with layers of paint increases as the total number of painted enemies increases, and at certain milestones she gains another Layer of Way of the Brush, which increases this effect by an additional 100%, stacking multiplicatively. Once D'hani reaches Layer 10, each additional enemy painted increases the buff by 0.03% additively.

    Specializations

    • Splash of Yellow — Enemies D'hani paints also gain a splash of yellow, with a max of 1 application per enemy. Enemies painted in this way drop 200% more gold when they are killed, regardless of who kills them.
    • Stroke of Green — Enemies D'hani paints also gain a stroke of green, with a max of 1 application per enemy. Enemies painted in this way cause D'hani's attacks against them to damage nearby enemies as well at 50% damage. This effect does not chain, but does apply 1 stack of red and a stroke of green to the enemies it damages.
    • Blotch of Blue — Enemies D'hani paints also gain a blotch of blue, with a max of 1 application per enemy. Enemies painted in this way are stunned for 2 seconds when D'hani attacks them and boss enemies painted in this way take 400% more damage from all attacks.

    Ultimate Ability

    • Flurry of Brushes — D'hani pulls a quiver of sharpened paintbrushes from her robes and flings them out at 5 random enemies. They deal damage and apply D'hani's paints to all enemies they hit! If multiple brushes hit an enemy, it will gain multiple stacks of red paint if possible.

    V. D'hani’s Equipment



    Slot 1: Self DPS
    Slot 2: Self DPS
    Slot 3: Painter’s Smock
    Slot 4: Sash
    Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
    Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

    VI. Conclusion

    We’re thrilled to have another member of Rivals of Waterdeep in our Champion roster and can’t wait to see D’hani painting her way into your formation! If you want to find out more about all the Rivals of Waterdeep you can check out their shows as livestreams or podcasts!

    What do you think about D’hani? 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!

    September 23rd
    COTLI: October DLC Retirement Sale 2021! 

    Crusaders of the Lost Idols is about to have its first DLC Retirement Sale! After the sale, all of the Golden Epics and Taskmasters will be retired to the Flash Sale system, so if you have your eye on these fantastic taskmasters and packs, pick them up before that happens!

    The sale will run from Thursday, October 7th, 2021 until Thursday, October 21st, 2021.

    All the listed DLC will be retired from the store on Friday, October 22nd, 2021.

    Packs on Sale

    • Epic Starter Pack - This starter pack contains Jim the Lumberjack's Golden Epic Super Scary Bear hat of Roaring, his Rare Shiny Axe, his Rare Cobra Hide Mittens and 5 normal Jeweled chests.


    • Elite Starter Pack - This starter pack contains: Sasha the Fierce Warrior's Golden Epic Evil Infinity Gauntlet of Fair Use, her Rare Polished Ash Wood Shield, and her Rare Charmed Chainmail Cloche; as well as The Washed Up Hermit's Golden Epic Bling Bling Wing Ring, his Rare Fancy Felt Fedora and his Rare Hero's Backpack. This pack also includes 10 normal Jeweled chests.


    • Legendary Starter Pack - This starter pack contains: Detective Kaine's Golden Epic Superior Disguise of Investigation, his Rare Titanium and Quart Glass of Clarity and his Rare Supple Leather Mantle; the Princess' Golden Epic Flaming Cape of Burning Backs, her Rare Blood Stone Golden Necklace and her Rare Blazing Fury Gauntlets; and Khouri, the Witch Doctor's Golden Epic Jumbo Eyeball Skull Staff of Seeing, his Rare Eagle Feather Hat and his Rare Skull Bone Necklace. This pack also includes 15 normal Jeweled chests.


    • Otto Von Klick Taskmaster Pack - which also includes 1 Legendary Catalyst, 2 Quantum Leap cards and 2 Epic Onslaught buff cards.


    • Molly the Mouser Taskmaster Pack - which also includes 2 Legendary Catalysts, 2000 Common Materials and 2 Epic Onslaught buff cards.


    • Aqua the Dragon Taskmaster Pack - which also includes 5 normal Jeweled chests, 1 Legendary Catalyst and a 3 Day 50% bonus idols buff, which starts immediately on purchase.

    Retirement: October 22nd, 2021

    All the listed DLC will be retired from the store on Friday, October 22nd, 2021, to make room for some new DLC packs, coming soon!

    You can find more details in the in-game Store when the sales are live!
    September 22nd
    Idle Champions: Wild Beyond the Witchlight Campaign 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Once every eight years a very special event brings joy to one settlement after the next. This magical extravaganza is filled with delight, whimsy, and a wicked bit of danger...welcome to the Witchlight Carnival!

    Our latest update for Idle Champions launches our adventure from The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, including first tier of Blessings for the campaign!

    New Campaign

    The Wild Beyond the Witchlight campaign is a fantastic romp into the Plane of Faerie, which is just as dangerous as it is beautiful.

    To unlock The Wild Beyond the Witchlight campaign, you must have completed 75 adventures or variants in other campaigns. Additionally, the target areas are higher than normal, reflecting the challenges of the Feywild. The target for our first adventure Tall Tales is area 150. From there, each new adventure's target goes up by 50 areas from the previous adventure, and the variants are each 50 areas higher than the base adventure, or the variant before it.

    Grab your tickets, it's time to get on the ride...

    New Blessings

    When the Champions begin their romp through the Carnival, they'll be working to amuse and entertain Corellon Larethian in order to earn their favor. Tier 1 Blessings for The Wild Beyond the Witchlight campaign will go live with today's update, with three local Blessings to help the Champions in the Feywild, and one global Blessing to bring the magic of the Carnival wherever you go.



    Tall Tales

    What better way to enjoy a carnival than with a trio of excited kids? The Champions are chaperoning Nat, Jenks and Squiddly to enjoy the wonders of the Witchlight Carnival, and before bed one night the children enjoy telling stories to Sgt Knox about all their previous adventures. But kids like to embellish. A lot.
    Reach area 150.
    • Variant: Nightmare Rats! — Learn about the history of the Champions with Jenks & Squiddly at your side as they join the formation. Meanwhile Burning Rats appear in each area, but they don't drop gold or count towards quest progress.
    • Reach area 200.

    The Witchlight Carnival

    Too excited to listen to the Champions, Jenks & Squiddly have snuck away to get into the Carnival early. It'd be easier to find the kids if there wasn't other chaos to deal with!
    Reach area 200.
    • Variant: A Monarch Among Us — Uncover the mysteries of the Witchlight Carnival with the help of Nat in your formation.
      • Enemies move 100% faster & deal 100% additional damage.
      • Gold Find is reduced by 99%.
      • Reach area 250.


    Fantastic New Outfits

    Some of the Champions are already dressed for the Carnival! Witchlight Delina delights in bright pinks, purples and greens with a gorgeous set of butterfly wings, and can be collected during our Fourth Anniversary Celebration!



    There are also two new Feywild inspired skins available in the store; Witchlight Calliope is ready to join the bards in the big top as part of the Founders Pack IV, while Orkira is enamored with painted wings and sweet treats in her own Witchlight Orkira Theme Pack. Finally, you can collect a code to unlock Witchlight Spurt by tuning into our two days of streaming on The CNE Twitch Channel!

    We hope you enjoy this new Feywild infused campaign, and would love to hear about your experiences with the Witchlight Carnival on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

    September 22nd
    Idle Champions: Fourth Anniversary Celebration 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    A new Campaign, exciting new Blessings, a lot of Trials, many streamed celebrations, Daily Rewards, and even more! It's time for our Fourth Anniversary Celebration!

    If you're interested in learning more about what's coming with this week's update, you've come to the right place...

    Fourth Anniversary Celebration

    It's been a fantastic year for Idle Champions, and we're excited to celebrate with our Community this game we all love! In our fourth year, we've rolled out quite a few features and systems, including our first co-operative multiplayer campaign: Trials of Mount Tiamat. We also released two Evergreen Champions, started a new campaign, launched on Epic Games Store, and ran a 6-week interactive livestream experience. All that certainly deserves a celebration, right?

    Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Anniversary Daily Rewards

    Daily Rewards

    Every day during the Fourth Anniversary Celebration you can log in and open a new Birthday chest, but each chest is only available for 24 hours! Each chest contains 5 awesome items, hand-picked by the team here at Codename Entertainment to help you in your adventures. If you get goodies in those chests for content you have not yet unlocked, then your account will retain those items and save them for you to enjoy when you have unlocked those systems in the game!

    Once you have claimed at least four daily Birthday chests, you unlock an exclusive Witchlight Delina skin, an epic Delina feat, and 5 gold chests!

    Dungeons & Dragons Anniversary Witchlight Part 1

    The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, Part 1

    This week's content update brings the debut of a new campaign, The Wild Beyond the Witchlight! Check out the full The Wild Beyond the Witchlight blog post coming later today for details about the new adventures and variants filled with the wonder and danger of the Feywild!

    Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Anniversary Celebration Blessings

    Blessings Update

    With a new campaign comes new Blessings, and we've also added more tiers of Blessings to other campaigns! You can find out all the details of each of the new local and global Blessings in the game, but here's an overview of the new tiers that are available:
    • Grand Tour of the Sword Coast - Tier 5
    • Tomb of Annihilation - Tier 5
    • Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - Tier 4 & 5
    • Descent into Avernus - Tier 4 & 5
    • Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden - Tier 2 & 3
    • The Wild Beyond the Witchlight - Tier 1
    Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Anniversary Celebration Spurt Key Art

    Days Of Streaming

    Our Twitch Channel has two days of anniversary celebration streams to enjoy! From 9am-4pm Pacific on Wednesday September 22nd and Thursday September 23rd you can watch special Q&A streams, interview shows, an exciting musical performance, tons of giveaways and contests, and so much more!



    New Gem Shop Skins

    We've added the following skins to the gem shop, which are visible and available once you've unlocked the corresponding Champion:
    • Celestial Celeste
    • Pirate Chef Krull
    • Red Panda Briv
    • Red Panda Freely

    New DLC Packs

    New DLC Packs are now available, featuring bundles of epic skins, awesome equipment, and adorable familiars to help you on your adventures in the new year! Full details can be found in the in-game shop, but take a look at what's in store:



    Founder's Pack IV - Calliope is all ready to perform at the Witchlight Carnival in her fantastic new outfit! Along with this exclusive new Witchlight Calliope skin, this pack includes an exclusive Campestri Familiar and a bevy of gold chests, gems, and potions!

    New Sketching Hour Familiars - The Sketching Hour is a livestream featuring the creation of brand new creatures from three random rolls, and thanks to the votes of our community, two of these fantastic creations have become Familiars in the game! Check out Hoot the Overgrown Owlbear Fox Familiar and Clover the Flower Dragon Parrot Familiar, both packs including a stock of potions!

    Witchlight Warden Skin & Feat Pack - With iridescent dragonfly wings and an ornate rapier, Witchlight Warden is more beautiful and fearsome then ever! Along with this exclusive new Witchlight Warden skin, this pack includes the Champion Warden, an Epic Feat for Warden, 7 Gold Warden chests, and 1 guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card!

    Witchlight Orkira & The Phoenix Theme Pack - Wings and cotton candy for everyone! Along with this exclusive new Witchlight Orkira skin, this pack includes the Champion Orkira, her fierce Phoenix Familiar, an Epic Feat for Orkira, 1 Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter, and 16 Gold Orkira Chests with 2 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Cards!

    Feedback Wanted!

    These changes are scheduled to go live later today. We very much look forward to your feedback, so please let us know what you think in a Community Q&A or feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, a post on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

    September 16th
    COTLI: Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge Y6! 

    Heading back to school is the worst. Literally, anything is better! Even a full-on invasion by demonic hordes resulting in some kind of 'Schoolhouse Scourge' would be better.



    Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge 6 has arrived, bringing with it Shir Brio of Cadenza.

    This year's event runs until Tuesday, September 28th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (UTC -7), introducing Shir Brio of Cadenza and bringing back Hildr, Valkyrie of PE, Karen, the Cat Teenager, Mr Boggins, the Substitute, Willy the Weregoat, The Exchange Student, Zoraeban, Demonic Angel, and Aphelion, the Distant!

    New Tier 6 Crusader: Shir Brio of Cadenza

    Tags: Event, Magical, Supernatural, Support


    Can you feel the music? Like really feel it? No? Well, then you're definitely not like Shir Brio of Cadenza, expert in cello and actual cello too. When they play a piece, they're definitely feeling the music as it vibrates their body.

    Music is all about practice, practice, practice. The more experience you have, the better, so Shir Brio is ready to help those Crusaders in formation who put in the time.

    Plus, who doesn't love a good song? Even the monsters are appreciative, as they rush to meet this new artist of acclaim and pass on with a soulful melody in their ears.

    Shir Brio is joining your expedition to learn new songs and styles of music, because life is music.

    Shir Brio of Cadenza is a Support. When you want to add them to your formation, you can find them in slot 37.

    New Tier 6 Objectives

    • Recruit Shir Brio of Cadenza | Shir Brio takes up a slot in the formation. Karen, the Cat Teenager and Mr. Boggins, the Substitute take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Aside from the required Crusaders, only DPS Crusaders can be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 600.

    • The Farm Upstate | Willy the Weregoat and The Exchange Student take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Only Animal 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.

    • Welcome to the Hellmouth | Zoraeban, Demonic Angel takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Only Demon, Angel or Undead tagged Crusaders can be used. Monsters with annoying abilities spawn. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 675.

    • Just a Phase | Aphelion the Distant takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. The formation has been changed. Aphelion is the only one who can do DPS. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 700.

    • Hildr's Boot Camp | Hildr the Gym Teacher takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Besides Hildr, only Tier 6 Crusaders can be used in the formation. Every 15 seconds, Hildr assigns a random letter grade to a random crusader, buffing or debuffing them. Grades will either increase DPS by 100% or 50%, or reduce by 25% , 50%, or 95%. 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, September 28th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (UTC -7) to complete Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge 6!

    For more info on previous Sascha's Schoolhouse Scourge Crusaders and objectives check out the Sascha's Schoolhouse Scourge 5 blog post.

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Educational Silver and Jeweled 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.

    September 15th
    Idle Champions: Trials of Mount Tiamat 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Tiamat recently escaped to Faerûn and threatens to destroy the whole of reality. It's time for you and your Champions to take part in an epic battle to distract, disrupt, and destroy the Dragon Queen's forces in a last-ditch effort to banish Tiamat back to Avernus and save the world!

    We are excited to challenge you and your Champions to the Trials of Mount Tiamat, our co-operative multiplayer campaign! Team up with four other players, battle the Queen of Chromatic Dragons over seven days, and earn epic loot to level up your gear to new heights. Read on to learn the basics and make sure you check out all the details in the full FAQ in the game!

    Softcap Increase

    Before we get into the Trials of Mount Tiamat, we're excited to announce that the softcap on all of our Champions has been increased! So if you have yet to complete Descent into Avernus, or you've been stuck at your wall for a spell, your Champions will be able to level up even further, with 470 new upgrades split across 87 Champions!

    Dungeons & Dragons Trials of Mount Tiamat Logo Clear

    What are the Trials of Mount Tiamat?

    The Trials of Mount Tiamat is a new asynchronous co-operative multiplayer system that is unlocked once you complete the Descent into Avernus campaign. By playing through the Trials of Mount Tiamat, you can collect Scales of Tiamat, which you can use to upgrade your Epic items into Legendary rarity, imbuing them with new and unique powers!

    How do I unlock this feature?

    Before you can take part in Trials, you must have battled Tiamat and completed 'Elturel's Last Stand' in the Descent Into Avernus campaign. Then you need to complete the introductory adventure by clicking the Trials of Mount Tiamat campaign button on the campaign map. Once that is done, a new dialog will appear in the game which will let you create and join active Trials of Mount Tiamat campaigns.

    How do I create or join a Trials of Mount Tiamat campaign?

    On the main Trials of Mount Tiamat dialog screen, you can choose to create or join a campaign. If you're creating the campaign, you pick the campaign difficulty and the currency you will use to start it. Once you have created a campaign, you can select your Trial and nominate your Assault Front Champion. You will also see a campaign code you can give out if you want specific people to join your campaign. Pick a Trial to attempt, nominate your Assault Front Champion in order to "ready-up," and then wait for up to four additional players to join and "ready up" before you start.

    If you're joining another campaign, you can view a list of available campaigns started by other players, or input a campaign code to join a specific one. You can filter by the difficulty of the campaign and/or the available Trials. You can only join campaigns that are at most one difficulty higher than the highest difficulty at which you have defeated Tiamat. Once you have joined a campaign you must pick a Trial to attempt and nominate your Assault Front Champion in order to "ready-up".

    What are the "Trials" and how do I pick one?

    The "Trials" are five unique adventures that take place on, around, or under Mount Tiamat. They focus on distracting, disrupting, and destroying the Dragon Queen's forces so the Assault Front Champions can engage her directly in order to banish her back to Avernus. The monsters and environments you battle in vary from Trial to Trial, and there are rewards for completing each Trial for the first time. Other than that, it doesn't make a difference which Trial you choose on any given week. Only one player can pick each Trial each week and everyone must choose a Trial before the campaign can begin.

    What is an "Assault Front Champion" and how do I pick one?

    When you join a campaign, you will select one of your roster's Champions to join the Assault Front. The Assault Front is where Champions directly engage Tiamat and attempt to reduce Tiamat's health to zero to force her into the Red Wizard's trap. Choose carefully, as you will be unable to use your chosen Assault Front Champion while the campaign is active! These Assault Front Champions will provide buffs to all players on the campaign based on their roles and their item level, so sending more popular, more powerful Champions to the Assault Front will result in higher buffs to each party.

    What happens on my Trial Adventure?

    The goal is to reduce Tiamat's health to zero and you do so by increasing your DPS contributions by doing your chosen Trial adventure. You can reset your Trial Adventure multiple times a day, but will always be forced to reset at the end of the day. This is because each day the battle against Tiamat gets harder! You start out on day one with a single, simple restriction on the adventure, such as "Only Champions with STR 10+ can be used." Each day a new restriction is added, making the fight to reach your daily area goal even harder. You will earn Bahamut favor by resetting your Trial Adventure, which can be converted to the permanent favor of your choice after the campaign has ended.

    What rewards can I earn from the Trials of Mount Tiamat?

    Dungeons & Dragons Trials of Mount Tiamat Scales


    Every time you complete a campaign you receive Scales of Tiamat, which can be used to upgrade your epic items into Legendary rarity, imbuing them with new and unique powers! If you manage to bring Tiamat's health to zero and banish her back to Avernus, you will receive a bonus of 50% more Scales. You may also receive one or more Glory of Bahamut chests for defeating Tiamat. The higher the difficulty level of the campaign, the more Scales and Chests you can get!

    There are also some one-time rewards you can receive. The first time you defeat Tiamat on each difficulty, your Scales of Tiamat reward will be multiplied by 3. Additionally, the first time you defeat Tiamat after taking part in each Trial, you will receive a special Wyrmspeaker Champion Skin!

    Dungeons & Dragons Trials of Mount Tiamat Wyrmspeaker Lineup

    Collect each of the Wyrmspeaker skins above by defeating Tiamat on each of the Trials!
    • The Mountain Trial for Wyrmspeaker Torogar
    • The Swamp Trial for Wyrmspeaker Makos
    • The Underground Trial for Wyrmspeaker Jarlaxle
    • The Forest Trial for Wyrmspeaker Krull
    • The Plains Trial for Wyrmspeaker Avren!


    Dungeons & Dragons Trials of Mount Tiamat Nayeli and Baby Tiamat

    Would you like to outfit more Champions in fantastic Wyrmspeaker garb? There are more Wyrmspeaker skins available in the in-game shop, including Wyrmspeaker Nayeli and her adorable Baby Tiamat Familiar! You can find Wyrmspeaker Nayeli in the Trials Founder’s Pack, which will appear in the shop once you have access to the Trials of Mount Tiamat.

    We hope you enjoy this epic battle with one of the Forgotten Realms most iconic characters, and cannot wait to hear all the glorious tales of triumph as you team up with your friends on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

    September 10th
    BW2: September 10th, 2021 Release Notes 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Jr Bush Whacker Event (September 10th, 2021)

    - Updated Jr Bush Whacker Event
    - Added new customization and ranch items
    - Added new ribbons and 100% reward
    - 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
    - Added new ranch time to the Ye Environmental Conservator's Equipage
    - New 3 part quest chain continuing Nate’s minions quests last year

    - Added prefix ‘Catching A Cactus - ‘ to each quest in the Catching A Cactus quest chain, for clarity regarding the name it has in the Town Crier’s quest watch list

    - Fixed being able to release expiring mounts

    - Fixed Gen 12 pets dropping from Quester’s Satchels instead of Gen 13

    - Fixed the game freezing after you release a mount or finish raising a pet

    - Removed the Gold Bicycle and Gold Unicycle VIP mounts from the Creature Collector’s unowned mounts options

    - Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!

    - Worked on the endless flux dungeon update!