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April 28th, 2023
BW2: Endangered Species Mini Event V! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Endangered Species - Fifth Encounter

Habitats are changing, and it's endangering many different animal species. Carson Tiva has found that three different endangered species can currently be found in Bushwhackia, as they search for new places to live.

Three Endangered Species

Sumatran Tiger - A small and narrow-striped tiger critically endangered by poaching and habitat loss

Black-Footed Ferret - An adorable flagship species now endangered after losing their prey and its grassland habitat

Blue Whale - The largest known mammal endangered by commercial whaling worldwide



Collect Conservation Data

Like you did during Carson's last visit, apply your bush whacking skills to help them collect Conservation Data on these unique animals for the limited time they're here. To gather data, you just have to give them a whack with your sword or other whacking implement. With said data, Carson Tiva can use it to try and help what's left of these unique animals.

Which species you encounter in the fields will be random, so if you fall behind in finding one of the three animals, you can start one of Carson Tiva's pursuit quests. You can do one pursuit quest every 20 hours.

Earn Rewards

Your efforts will not go unrewarded! Carson Tiva will trade you for this data in their store, plus you'll earn a unique plaque for your contributions! Like event ribbons, this plaque will increase your maximum energy based on your performance.

Collect data, complete the achievements, and earn rewards!

In addition to a new set of species, Bush Buck Bundle, and energy boosting plaque, you can earn a new Roc Nest ranch item reward!

Limited Time Only

Go to the event area of the Commons to get started, and gather as much data as you can before noon on Tuesday May 2nd, PDT!

April 27th, 2023
Idle Champion Spotlight: Nixie 
Posted in Idle Champions.

"If the trees are thin, let the flames begin, if the trees are tight, do not ignite."

Some folks never bother to ask how big the room is; they're always ready for a fireball. And Nixie is the quintessential firecracker, able to light up a room with her bright smile and her flaming hot spells!

I. Nixie



    Nixie is a charismatic tiefling who grew up in a wealthy but oppressive household, and punished for using magic despite her natural talent. In a rebellious move, she stole the family grimoire to teach herself dark sorcery only to result in the burning down of her family manor and all her family inside. Despite this tragedy, Nixie is now on a journey to enjoy her newfound magical freedom and find a new family.

Nixie is a DPS and Support Champion who gives charismatic Champions like herself a big boost. When force is required, she casts Fireball, and when stealth is required...she casts Fireball. But her magic isn't perfect as she inadvertently triggers the occasional wild magic surge. Once unlocked, you can find this Tiefling Sorcerer in Slot 1 opposite Bruenor.

II. Nixie's Stats

Race: Tiefling Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Gender: Female Pronouns: She/Her
Age: 19
Affiliation: Awful Ones Class: Sorcerer (Wild Magic)

STR: 8 DEX: 14 CON: 17
INT: 3 WIS: 8 CHA: 20

Role: DPS, Support

Eligible for Patrons: Vajra

Slot: 1 (Bruenor)


Dungeons & Dragons Nixie Marketing Gif

III. Nixie's Design

When 1 For All crafted characters for their fantasy comedy web series, they leaned into some of the beloved tropes that can be found in many D&D PCs. The joy of casting a fireball never grows old, and it can be fun to create a chaotic character who crafts flames with unbridled enthusiasm!

Nixie is sparkly, cute, and uncontrollably deadly! She delights in jumping into the throes of battle casting fireballs, despite it possibly harming her own team members. With her Blazing Charisma she gleefully increases the damage of other charismatic Champions, but every spell cast is a chance to cause a random Wild Magic Surge. Some surges cause a bonus effect on the battlefield, like engulfing enemies in flames, creating a coin cascade, summoning a random monster, causing a stunning shockwave, or enlarging both her size and her damage! But sometimes she'll turn into a potted plant, or her skin will turn blue. That's the risks that come with being a Wild Magic Sorcerer.

Despite the unpredictability of her magic, Nixie is always ready to launch a flaming attack on her enemies. Normally it's a smaller Fireball?. But occasionally it's time for a FIREBALL!!! This ultimate, gigantic fireball engulfs all enemies on the field, burning them to a crisp. Those flaming spheres can cause even more damage depending on which Specialization Nixie chooses. Each one boosts the damage bonus of Blazing Charisma based on who else is in the formation. Infernal Impact focuses on the number of Tieflings, Anarchy Amplified works with Chaotic Champions, and Flawed Force counts the number of Champions with a total ability score of 78 or less.

Nixie's natural talents bring a chaotic element to the party, and she'll charm you over with her bright smile and even brighter explosions!

IV. Nixie's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Fireball? - Nixie attacks with a ball of fire centered on a random target, dealing 1 hit of damage to all enemies in a small radius.

Formation Abilities

  • Blazing Charisma - Nixie increases the damage of all Champions with a Charisma of 17+ by 100%, including herself.
  • Wild Magic Surge - Each time Nixie makes a normal attack, there is a high chance that a random wild magic event happens.
    • No Effect (20%) — No Effect
    • Engulfing Flames (20%) — Nixie lights the area of her attack on fire for 20 seconds. While lit, it deals 1 second of BUD to enemies in the effect each second.
    • Potted Punch (10%) — Nixie turns into a potted plant for 5 seconds and can't attack, increasing the damage bonus of Blazing Charisma by +100% while in that form, and for 15 additional seconds afterwards.
    • Coin Cascade (10%) — Gold coins also fly out from her attack's explosion, worth 10% of a normal monster kill.
    • Shockwave (10%) — Nixie's attack also sends out a shockwave that stuns Monsters in the attack's area for 5 seconds.
    • Feeling Blue (10%) — Nixie's skin turns blue for 10 seconds. There are no other effects.
    • Eldritch Entourage (10%) — A random monster is summoned.
    • Enlarge (10%) — Nixie's size and damage increases by 100% for 20 seconds.
  • Gigantic Growth - Increase the damage bonus of Wild Magic Surge: Enlarge and Wild Magic Surge: Potted Punch by 100%.

Specializations

  • Infernal Impact - Nixie increases the damage bonus of Blazing Charisma by +200% for each Tiefling champion in the formation, stacking multiplicatively and applied multiplicatively.
  • Flawed Force - Nixie increases the damage bonus of Blazing Charisma by +150% for each Champion with a total ability score of 78 or less in the formation, stacking multiplicatively and applied multiplicatively.
  • Anarchy Amplified - Nixie increases the damage bonus of Blazing Charisma by +100% for each Chaotic champion in the formation, stacking multiplicatively and applied multiplicatively.

Ultimate Ability

  • FIREBALL!!! - Nixie casts a gigantic fireball that engulfs the entire enemy's side of the screen, dealing 1 ultimate hit to all enemies. In addition, there is a 10% chance for each monster hit by this attack to be surrounded by Engulfing Flames from her Wild Magic Surge ability.

V. Nixie's Epic Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Global DPS
Slot 3: Blazing Charisma
Slot 4: Giantic Growth
Slot 5: Specializations
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

How much fun are you having watching Nixie flambé your enemies with fireballs? Tell us during out Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

April 26th, 2023
Idle Champions: The Grand Tour, Part 9b 
Posted in Idle Champions.

After traveling to the Tomb of the Nine Gods to retrieve the Eye of Vecna, and then to Avernus to claim the Hand of Vecna, we learned we needed the Sword of Kas to destroy both artifacts – but only after they have been attuned to a willing creature. So we traveled to the dread domain of Tovag to find Kas and his fabled sword, and fought against the dark powers to break him free. It's time to return to Candlekeep with the Hand and Eye of Vecna, ready to make the ultimate sacrifice to destroy these dangerous artifacts!

Note: You will need to have completed the previous two Grand Tour Adventures, The Sanctum of the Sword and Get Back in the Castle, in order to access these new Adventures.



Checkmate

Return to Candlekeep with Kas as everything unravels!
  • Variant: Pin and Skewer - Return to Candlekeep with Champions that have the most impressive stats!
    • You may only use Champions that have an ability score total of 85 or more.
    • Complete area 625

Vecna Out!

It's just you and Vecna - and a citadel's worth of baddies!
  • Variant: Bully for Vecna - It's just you and Vecna - and a few Bullywugs!
  • Requirement: You must have Blooshi unlocked. She can be found in the Wild Beyond the Witchlight adventure "The Fairy Rings of Thither," Variant 2.
    • Blooshi joins the formation. (Slot 2) She can't be removed or swapped out.
    • You may only use Champions that have a magical base attack.
    • A Bullywug joins the formation. Every 50 areas the bullywug leaps to a new formation slot. The Bullywug does not knock Blooshi out of the formation.
    • Any Champion the Bullywug leaps on is knocked out for the rest of the adventure.
    • Champions can't be removed from the formation once they have been added.
    • Fire breath potions can't be used during the adventure and click damage has no effect after area 100.
    • Rewards Blooshi Feat and 3 Gold Blooshi chests
    • Complete area 625

More details and information can be found in the game!
April 17th, 2023
Celebrate Bush Whacker 2's 11th Anniversary! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

As some of you may know, April 18th marks the day BW2 was first released.

Like the 9th anniversary, you can join a small developer celebration in the Commons where the Theater currently stands. You'll be able to get cake, buy items from past anniversary celebrations from Nick, and complete Georgia's quest to get 6 new developer gnomes.

The celebration will start at noon Pacific on Monday April 17th and end at noon (PDT) on Wednesday April 19th. Don't miss out!

Lastly, we'd like to thank you for being such an amazing community.
April 14th, 2023
Idle Champions: Twiggy the Twig Blessing Familiar 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We're thrilled to collaborate with Johnny Staton for the release of Twiggy the Twig Blessing Familiar, coming to Idle Champions on April 19th, 2023! The net proceeds of all Twiggy sales from the first week of launch will be donated to One Tree Planted!

Twiggy the Twig Blessing

Dungeons & Dragons Johnny Twiggy Social

We had an absolute blast working with Johnny Staton for this charity familiar. For those not familiar with him, Johnny Stanton is an NFL player who has played for several teams, as well as the Dungeon Master of the four-part series Of Dawn and Dusk. He is a MASSIVE fan of Dungeons & Dragons, and even started a D&D Club in the locker room of the Cleveland Browns called The Heathens. He's also published his own Paladin Subclass on DMs Guild called the Oath of the Executioner!

The Twiggy the Twig Blessing Familiar will raise money for One Tree Planted, a group that wants to plant as many trees as they possibly can. Since 2014, they have doubled their planting counts year after year - and in 2022 they planted a total of 52.7 MILLION trees! Help them continue their efforts this year by purchasing Twiggy the Twig Blessing and by visiting their site right now.

A Familiar Quest Series 3 cast photo including Johnny Staton

Johnny will also join the cast of A Familiar Quest: Series 3 for two episodes! Be sure to tune in live on April 17th and 24th to see Twiggy the Twig Blessing join Squiddle, Disco, Scotty, and Misty. New episodes premier every Monday at 5pm Pacific on Twitch.tv/CNEGames. Also, be sure to catch Johnny on Paint & Slay on April 21st! Johnny loves painting D&D minis so he's joining Vee and Lauren to paint a Myconid Sovereign miniature to look like Twiggy! Watch them live on April 21st at 12pm Pacific on Twitch.tv/CNEGames. Dungeons & Dragons Misty the Will-O'-Wisp Familiar GIF

Twiggy the Twig Blessing Familiar will be available in-game starting on Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 at 12pm Pacific! All net proceeds from the first week of Twiggy sales will be donated to One Tree Planted. Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is available on PC and Mac on Steam, Epic, the web, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS and on all Android devices!

April 12th, 2023
Idle Champions: Greengrass 6 
Posted in Idle Champions.

A great cosmic conflict has spilled out upon the prime material plane.

While celebrations to mark the start of spring begin in the quaint Sword Coast town of Triboar, a Githyanki raiding party descents from above, raining destruction.

It's up to the Champions to defend the innocent and figure out what has drawn the attention of the Gith and their Endless War. It's time for Greengrass 6!

Greengrass 6 introduces Antrius, the Human Bard from Deerstalker Picture's 1 for All, and brings back Gazrick Nomrad, the Gnome Druid from Rivals of Waterdeep and Orkira Illdrex, the Dragonborn Cleric of Heroes of the Planes. Players have until Monday, April 24th at 12PM Pacific to complete their Greengrass 6 unlocks and objectives.

New Champion: Antrius



Antrius is your classic fantasy Bard - he’s a lover, not a fighter. His supportive parents paid his way through Bard College, and now Antrius is out on the road trying to make a name for himself with bravado, showmanship, and a seductive smolder.

Antrius is a Support and Healing Champion who empowers his companions with an Inspiring Song. With this song, he increases the damage of nearby companions and gives them temporary health to push through tough enemies. His tales depend on the stories of your Champions, so he buffs his companions based on the number of feats you have unlocked. Once unlocked, you can find this human bard in Slot 4 with Jarlaxle.

For more information on Antrius and his abilities, check out his Champion Spotlight!


Year Six Variants



Mirror, Mirror: Defend Triboar from a Githyanki invasion with Antrius! Antrius starts in the formation (Slot 3) and can not be removed or swapped out. Two reflections of Antrius take up slots in the formation (slots 4 and 5). These reflections are just that, and don't actually have any of Antrius' abilities.
  • Reach Area 75.

  • A Timely Tune: Defend Triboar from a Githyanki invasion with only 1 hit point left! Antrius starts in the formation (Slot 3) and can not be removed or swapped out. Antrius starts out with Inspiring Song unlocked. After area 5, Champions' health is set to 1 and can not be healed above this. 1-3 Skeleton Archers spawn with each wave.
  • Reach Area 125.

  • Pick Your Poison: Defend Triboar from a Githyanki invasion with Antrius's favorite heroes! Antrius starts in the formation (Slot 3) and can not be removed or swapped out. You can only use Champions who are Bards, or have a total ability score of 78 or lower, or are Chaotic.
  • Reach Area 175.


  • Much more detail and information can be found in the game! Enjoy!
    April 7th, 2023
    BW2: Hoppy Easter Event 2023 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Happy Easter Bushwhackers!

    The Easter Bunny is back in town to bring the friendly competition of his egg hunt! That's what Easter is all about, right? The yummy chocolate eggs!

    Help make the eggs with the three turn-in stations! With all the Unpainted Eggs, Dye and Wax, we can make some pretty egg designs!

    Let the Hunt Begin!

    Every 8 hours, you can compete against 4 residents of the Commons in the Easter Egg Hunt! Plus, after your first Hunt of the day, you can hide eggs to set-up for the next hunt and whack monsters to keep the fields safe for the children!

    Having trouble winning? Why not use some bonuses, available from the shady character in the wizard hat in the Event Area. Boosts are available for purchase for Easter Tokens after you complete your first Egg Hunt of the event.

    The Easter Feaster

    Chef Elza will have her bevy of recipes for you to help her prepare to have an awesome Easter feast!

    Speaking of Easter feasts, lambs are so very cute, aren't they? Help Lambchop save her fellow fluffy lambs from ending up on Easter feast tables.

    Treats and Peeps

    Grab Jelly Beans and Peeps every 20 hours for extra Easter progress and tokens! Plus, each of the turn-in station owners will have a bonus quest for you to complete, and you'll get to help the poor confused soul deal with Easter moving around.

    You can help one character make a Chocolate Easter Egg, because who doesn't need more sugar? And you'll be able to make a custom hat! This year, you'll be able to get the hats for both genders for completing the quest for Hyatt the Hat Maker!

    Bilby Protector

    Finally, don't forget to help a bilby evict some invasive bunnies... a lot of them. It starts at noon on Saturday, Pacific Time, to give you time to finish it.

    Bunnegg Eggvolution

    If you haven't hatched a Bunnegg or freed it into Air Bun in previous years, then the Bunnegg Saga continues! Otherwise, you've completed this quest chain for the Easter event.

    World Wide Egg Hunt

    And keep your eyes peeled during the World Wide Egg Hunt starting the second Friday of the event. Not all the eggs are in the same places as last year, so work together to find them all!

    New for 2023

    This year's update includes:

    - 6 tiers of VIP rewards!
    - new costume items in the store!
    - new ranch items in the store!
    - new pet packs!
    - new mount packs!
    - new 2023 holiday 100% reward!

    Holiday Rubber Duckies

    If you can complete the event, you'll earn this awesome 100% reward: The Easter Rubber Ducky! Collect them all to fill out the holiday duck pond, released later this year!

    Hyatt's Hats

    Hyatt's millinery business is booming since last year, and he needs more supplies to keep up with his holiday hat orders!

    Achievements

    -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT
    There are a total of 21 possible achievements to earn in the Easter 2023 event.

    Returning Achievements

    Winner, Winner! - Win the Easter Egg Hunt. You can do it!
    Greedy! - Win the Easter Egg Hunt with a perfect score.
    Easter Feasting - Help the Chef prepare for the Easter feast!
    Basket Weaving 101 - Complete the Easter Reeds quest 5 times.
    Pro Egg Designer - Help 40 times at each of the Egg Stations.
    Lambs against Lamb - Help Lambchop protest certain feast choices.
    World Wide Hunter - Find 5 eggs during the World Wide Egg Hunt.
    Chocolate Egg Maker - Help Edna make her own chocolate Easter eggs.
    Hyatt's Hats Hustler - Help Hyatt unlock his passion for creating hats!
    Bunny Invasion! - Help save the bilbies by capturing invasive bunnies during the Easter event Egg Eagle Eye - Find all 90 of the eggs during the World Wide Egg Hunt [HARD!Requires most of the Prismatic Passage content finished]

    New Achievements

    Eggcellent Taste - Purchase all the 2023 Easter custom items.*

    Retired Achievements

    We also have 10 achievements from previous years which may be earnable by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

    Pastel Purchases - Purchase all the 2021 Easter custom items.
    Eggspressionism - Purchase all the 2020 Easter custom items.
    Easter Earner - Purchase all the 2019 Easter custom items.
    Eggregious Purchases - Purchase all the 2018 Easter custom items.
    Easter Item Exodus - Purchase all the 2017 Easter custom items.
    Easter Decorator - Purchase all the 2016 Easter custom items.
    Gone Egg Crazy - Purchase all the 2015 Easter custom items.
    Easter Token Finder - Purchase all of the 2014 Easter custom items.
    Eggtacular - Purchase all the 2013 Easter custom items.
    That's Not Fair! - Win the Egg Hunt while dressed as the Easter Bunny (2013 customization items: Rabbit Hat, Rabbit Nose and Bunny Cape)

    *The Easter mini-golf piece is not included in the Eggcellent Taste achievement.

    A Hoppy New Friend!

    Mount Packs

    To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, all new mounts are available this weekend, from March 7th to 10th!

    The Jackalope mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!

    The Shadow Jackalope and Easter Jackalope are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts produce their own unique sparkly particles when you ride them!

    Pet Packs

    Three new pets can be picked up April 14th to 17th in Pet Packs bursting with goodies! Want them all? Grab them all for less in the bundle! From left-to-right they are the Bat Bunny, Easter Phoenix, and Easter Lamb!



    This event runs until Friday April 21st @ Noon PDT.

    Post your comments and questions here on the forum!

    Change Log

    FAQ

    How do I participate in the Easter Egg Hunt?
    Talk to the NPC under the Easter Egg Hunt banner to be teleported to the hunting zone.

    What do I do in the Easter Egg Hunt zone?
    Click on all the crates, barrels, rocks and bushes trying to find as many eggs as you can. There are only 20 eggs hidden in all the doodads.

    How do I get a perfect score in the Easter Egg Hunt?
    You need to collect all 20 eggs - basically not letting any of the other hunters find any.

    I’m too slow at the Hunt. How can I be better?
    The NPC with the wizard hat in the event area of the Commons sells boosts for Easter Tokens. Speed up your character and distract the other hunters with his wares. Also, travel in a circle, starting in the area closest to where everyone else is being distracted. And don't click on the searchable items themselves, click beside them. Clicking on the item causes you to walk slower.

    When will the last quest unlock?
    All quests will be unlocked by the 10th day of the event.

    What contributes to my 100% progress?
    Turning in the Unpainted Eggs, the Dye and the Wax as well as completing the Easter Egg Hunt and the quests for the folks in the event area.

    Why do I want to ask friends for help?
    It increases the amount of progress you get from doing a turn-in.

    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 the achievements available and how to get them?
    Either on the holiday dialog, the achievements dialog, or on the blog.

    When can I do the World Wide Easter Egg Hunt?
    The World Wide Easter Egg Hunt starts on the second Friday of the event - April 14th - and lasts for the rest of the event.

    Where do I find World Wide Easter Egg Hunt Eggs?
    Once the hunt has started, you can find eggs by clicking them in many of the zones in the world. Eggs are hidden behind rocks and trees and in tricky to access locations in normal zones, secret areas, and adventure zones all over the world. Not every area has an egg hidden in it. There are 90 eggs hidden throughout the world in total, but you'll need to be done most of the content in the game to find them all.
    April 7th, 2023
    BW2: April 7th, 2023 Release Notes 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Easter Event 2023 Update (April 7th, 2023)

    - Updated Easter Event
    - Added new customization and ranch items
    - Added new ribbons and 100% reward
    - Added new quest for Hyatt
    - Moved some eggs for the world wide egg hunt
    - Added 6 tiers of VIP event rewards
    - Added 3 new pets available the second weekend of the event
    - Added new event mounts in Bush Bucks sale and mount packs, available the first weekend of the event
    - Rebalanced turn-in progress. You can get 100% by completing all the quests and turning in station items found while whacking a minimum of 3 energy bars worth of bushes

    - Added the following ranch items to the ranch store: Chocolate Bunny, Potted Daffodil, Easter Basket, Bowed Easter Basket, Tulips, Easter Vase, Easter Bench, Lavender Vase, Easter Hedge Bush, Geyser Hole

    - Work on the Pasture update
    April 6th, 2023
    Idle Champion Spotlight: Antrius 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    "No 'I' in team, but there’s an ‘A’ though, which stands for Antrius!"

    With a beautiful voice and a glorious mane of hair, Antrius is always ready to charm everyone around! His swordcraft may be mostly flourish and fancy footwork, but he backs up his friends with inspiring words while viciously mocking his enemies!

    I. Antrius



      Antrius is your classic fantasy Bard - he’s a lover, not a fighter. His supportive parents paid his way through Bard College, and now Antrius is out on the road trying to make a name for himself with bravado, showmanship, and a seductive smolder.

    Antrius is a Support and Healing Champion who empowers his companions with an Inspiring Song. With this song, he increases the damage of nearby companions and gives them temporary health to push through tough enemies. His tales depend on the stories of your Champions, so he buffs his companions based on the number of feats you have unlocked. Once unlocked, you can find this human bard in Slot 4 with Jarlaxle.

    II. Antrius's Stats

    Race: Human Alignment: Chaotic Good
    Gender: Male Pronouns: He/Him
    Age: 45
    Affiliation: Awful Ones Class: Bard

    STR: 10 DEX: 14 CON: 13
    INT: 10 WIS: 12 CHA: 18

    Role: Support, Healing

    Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Zariel

    Slot: 4 (Jarlaxle)


    Dungeons & Dragons Antrius Marketing Gif

    III. Antrius's Design

    1 For All is an original fantasy comedy web series, which makes bringing their characters to life in our game a wonderfully unique experience! Antrius is played by Forgeling, who creates the character along with the rest of the folks at Deerstalker Pictures. This means we have a whole team of people to collaborate with to help craft Champions that their fans will love to see!

    Antrius is a glorious performer, always focused on making his Inspiring Song bigger and better. Inspiring Song boosts the damage of adjacent Champions while also keeping them safe by providing some temporary hit points. Other Champions with a Charisma of 17 or higher will extend this benefit to more of the formation. The bigger the crowd, the better Antrius performs, so the more Champions affected by Inspiring Song, the bigger the damage bonus and number of temporary hit points it provides. And that damage bonus is further increased for every Feat your Champions have unlocked! His Specializations also focus on buffing Inspiring Song's damage bonus, choosing between the number of Bards, Chaotic Champions, or Champions with low ability scores in your formation.

    Providing inspiring battle music isn't the only skill Antrius brings to the formation. With deadly wit he will attack his adversaries with Vicious Mockery. And his looks are just as lethal, using his Ultimate attack to turn a shattered mirror in to a Cloud of Daggers to eviscerate his enemies!

    Fill the formation with fans of Antrius and surround him with a crowd of Champions, and Antrius will provide the most epic buffs to inspire your party to victory!

    IV. Antrius's Abilities

    Basic Attack

    • Vicious Mockery - Antrius attacks the enemy with the most health, dealing 1 hit and causing it to take +100% damage until he attacks again.

    Formation Abilities

    • Inspiring Song - Antrius inspires each adjacent Champion giving them 10 temporary hit points every 5 seconds and increasing their damage by 100%. Any Champion with a Charisma score of 17 or higher further inspires all unaffected adjacent Champions, and this continues to cascade. Antrius' song is so inspiring that he also inspires himself, granting himself temp hp and the damage bonus. The total shield amount on each Champion is limited to 10 times the Champion's max health.
    • The Hardiest, Bardiest Bard - Antrius increases Inspiring Song's temporary hit point bonus by 100% for each Champion affected by it, stacking additively.
    • Suave and Sophisticated - Antrius increases Inspiring Song's damage bonus by 100% for each Champion affected by it, stacking multiplicatively. Buffs apply to the pre-stack value.
    • Can't be De-Feat-ed - Antrius increases Inspiring Song's damage bonus by 100% for each feat your Champions have unlocked, stacking additively.

    Specializations

    • Bard College - Antrius increases Inspiring Song's damage bonus by 200% for each Bard in the formation, stacking multiplicatively.
    • Truly Awful Stats - Antrius increases Inspiring Song's damage bonus by 150% for each Champion in the formation with a total ability score of 78 or lower, stacking multiplicatively.
    • The "A" In Chaotic Is For Antrius - Antrius increases Inspiring Song's damage bonus by 100% for each chaotic Champion in the formation, stacking multiplicatively.

    Ultimate Ability

    • Cloud of Daggers - Antrius takes a hand mirror out and smiles into it, which causes it to shatter. Shards of glass fly out and create a medium sized cloud that swirls around the location of the enemy with the most health, and deals 1 hit of ultimate damage every 0.5 seconds to all enemies in the area for 10 seconds. The cloud does not move after it has picked a location.

    V. Antrius's Epic Equipment



    Slot 1: Global DPS
    Slot 2: Inspiring Song
    Slot 3: Suave and Sophisticated
    Slot 4: Can't Be De-Feat-ed
    Slot 5: Ultimate Attack
    Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

    VI. Conclusion

    We're excited to welcome a Champion from the hilarious stories told by 1 For All! Tell us your tails of using Antrius in your formation 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!

    April 5th, 2023
    Idle Champions: April 5th Adventure Variants 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    We're keeping the Emergence celebration going this week with some Red Wizard filled Adventure Variants! Fight back the forces of Thay and get those Corrupted Gems!

    One of the two Adventure Variants that each of the Active Campaigns are receiving today will feature Red Wizards of Thay invading the adventure. Fend them off and halt the Red Wizard's plans! It won't be easy, however. Each Adventure Variant has restrictions for your formations making the fight against the Red Wizards even more difficult! Read on to learn more about these and the other Adventure Variants releasing today.

    Adventure Variants

    This week's update brings 10 new adventure variants for our 5 active campaigns.

    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Variants

    Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Adventure Variants

    • The Dread Domain of Tovag Variant 2: Frail Doesn't Mean Broken
    • Race across the dread domain with Champions that don't focus on Constitution!
      • You can't use Champions that have CON as their highest ability score, including ties.
      • 1-2 Zhentarim Spies spawn with each wave. They don't drop gold nor count towards quest progress.
      • Complete area 500.
      • Rewards 1250 Corrupted Gems.

    • The Castle of a Thousand Vecnas Variant 2: Unreasonable Doesn't Mean Stupid
    • Join the troops of Kas with Champions that don't focus on Intelligence!
      • You can't use Champions that have INT as their highest ability score, including ties.
      • 1 Red Wizard Necromancer and 1-2 skeletons spawn with each wave. They don't drop gold nor count towards quest progress.
      • Complete area 500.
      • Rewards 1250 Corrupted Gems.


    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Baldur's Gate Descent into Avernus Variants

    Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus Adventure Variants

    • The Path of Dreams Variant 3: Bad Odds in Avernus
    • Follow Lulu's dream across Avernus with odd companions.
      • You may only use Champions with a total ability score sum that is odd.
      • A Gelatinous Cube joins the formation. All it does is gurgle in the back of the formation.
      • Complete area 450.
      • Rewards 1250 Corrupted Gems.

    • The Lost Hollyphant Variant 3: An Even Worse Time in Avernus
    • Follow Lulu's cries across Avernus while under attack by Red Wizards!
      • You may only use Champions with a total ability score sum that is even.
      • 1-2 Red Wizard Evokers spawn with each wave. All it does is gurgle in the back of the formation.
      • Complete area 475.
      • Rewards 1250 Corrupted Gems.


    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden

    Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Adventure Variants

    • The Radiant Nightmare Variant 3: Witty Riposting
    • Chase down Xardorok's Chardalyn Dragon with your nimblest champions!
      • Only Champions with DEX of 15 or higher and CHA of 16 or higher can be used.
      • Complete area 450.
      • Rewards 1250 Corrupted Gems.

    • Waiting on Sunrise Variant 3: How Far Away is Thay?
    • Race to save Termalaine while protecting Volo from Red Wizards.
      • Volo joins the formation. He doesn't do much other than get in the way..
      • 1-2 Red Wizard Abjurers spawn with each wave. They don't drop gold nor count towards quest progress.
      • Complete area 475.
      • Rewards 1250 Corrupted Gems.

    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Wild Beyond the Witchlight Variants

    Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventure Variants

    • The Roots of Loomlurch Variant 2: The Lutes of Loomlurch
    • Follow these carefully laid out plans with Champions that make plans that fail.
      • You may only use up to 3 champions in the formation that aren't Bards.
      • Complete area 700.
      • Rewards 1250 Corrupted Gems.

    • The Howling Peaks of Yon Variant 2: The Invisible Wizards of Thay
    • Enter Yon while fighting back invisible red wizards!
      • 1-2 Red Wizard Illusionists spawn with each wave. They don't drop gold nor count towards quest progress. They are invisible until they attack and can't be attacked while invisible.
      • Red Wizard Illusionists have a ranged magic attack. They attack a random target and their attack stuns the target for 5 seconds.
      • Complete area 800.
      • Rewards 1250 Corrupted Gems.


    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Light of Xaryxis Variants

    Light of Xaryxis Adventure Variants

    • Seeds of Destruction Variant 2: Owlbear Necessities
    • Help Laeral Silverhand understand a new threat to Waterdeep with an owlbear companion.
      • A snowy owlbear joins the formation. Only champions next to the Owlbear or next to a Druid Champion can deal damage.
      • Complete area 300.
      • Rewards 1250 Corrupted Gems.

    • The Evacuation of Waterdeep Variant 2: Best Thay Ever
    • Get to the Dock Ward while evading red wizards!
      • 1-2 Red Wizard Transmuters spawn with each wave. They don't drop gold nor count towards quest progress. When they are defeated, they polymorph into a beast and must be defeated again.
      • Complete area 350.
      • Rewards 1250 Corrupted Gems.


    See the in-game Change Log for more information!