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December 20th, 2023
Idle Champions: Wintershield 7 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Wintershield sees a celebration of maps in the Realms, symbolizing our paths through the new year. As part of this year's tradition, the Champions have purchased a map from a Waterdeep street vendor. Then it started talking...

Wintershield 7 introduces Wyll, the Human Warlock from Baldur's Gate 3, and brings back two Heroes of Baldur's Gate-aligned Champions: Imoen the Human Rogue/Wizard, and the Viconia DeVir the Drow Cleric of Shar! Players have until Monday, January 1st, 2023 at 12 PM Pacific to complete their Wintershield 7 unlocks and objectives.

Wyll



    From a scion of a famed Baldurian house to a life of adventure on the road, Wyll’s life as the monster hunter called the Blade of Frontiers has made him one of the beating hearts of the Sword Coast. While he has done great deeds for the Coast’s people, the source of his power remains secret. The cambion Mizora drew Wyll into a warlock’s pact in a moment with many lives at stake, and cursed him with the duty of hunting her enemies. Mizora only asks Wyll to sacrifice devilish creatures to her, but a cambion’s ambitions are ever fickle, and Wyll wishes to escape the pact before its price grows cruel.

Wyll is a Support Champion ready to help whoever he can, so he supports all heroes from the most represented race, class, or affiliation in the formation. He is also cursed with a mind flayer's tadpole, providing further boosts with all of the Absolute Adversaries. This Human Warlock can be found in Seat 12 opposite Arkhan. You can find out more in the Wyll Champion Spotlight.



Year Seven Variants


Defender of the Innocent - Help a poor map find its way home for the holidays with Wyll!
  • Wyll joins the formation (Slot 5). He can be moved, but not removed.
  • Only Champions from the most represented races, classes, and affiliations in the formation may deal damage.
  • Getting to know Wyll: Wyll's support abilities target the most represented race, class, or affiliation in the formation. Which trait are you going to build around?
  • Reach Area 75.

The Infernal and the Demonic - Help a poor map find its way home for the holidays as Wyll teaches Tiefling children how to fight!
  • Wyll joins the formation (Slot 5). He can be moved, but not removed.
  • Squiddy also joins the formation to be taught how to fight by the Blade of Frontiers!
  • Each wave spawns an additional fiend. These foes don't drop gold nor count towards quest progress.
  • Getting to know Wyll: Wyll's favored foes are Fiends, so the formation deals more damage against them when Wyll is in the formation.
  • Reach Area 125.

Reading the Fine Print - Help a poor map find its way home with advice for Wyll's Pact boon!
  • Wyll joins the formation (Slot 5) He can be moved, but not removed.
  • You may only use Champions with a melee or magic attack. And Astarion, 'cause he's special.
  • Only Wyll and Champions with a familiar assigned to level them up can deal damage.
  • Getting to know Wyll: Wyll's favored foes are Fiends, so the formation deals more damage against them when Wyll is in the formation.
  • Reach Area 175.

We would love to hear about your experiences in Idle Champions on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!



December 15th, 2023
Idle Champion Spotlight: Wyll 
Posted in Idle Champions.

"I've pledged my life to protecting the meek from monsters - but tonight, I was the rampaging beast."

Those who take action to defend and help anyone in need are often called heroes. However, the drive to save others can lead some to endanger themselves. That's how Wyll became the courageous Blade of Frontiers, and has sworn to use his fiendish powers for honorable goals.

I. Wyll



    From a scion of a famed Baldurian house to a life of adventure on the road, Wyll’s life as the monster hunter called the Blade of Frontiers has made him one of the beating hearts of the Sword Coast. While he has done great deeds for the Coast’s people, the source of his power remains secret. The cambion Mizora drew Wyll into a warlock’s pact in a moment with many lives at stake, and cursed him with the duty of hunting her enemies. Mizora only asks Wyll to sacrifice devilish creatures to her, but a cambion’s ambitions are ever fickle, and Wyll wishes to escape the pact before its price grows cruel.

Wyll is a Support Champion ready to help whoever he can, so he supports all heroes from the most represented race, class, or affiliation in the formation. He is also cursed with a mind flayer's tadpole, providing further boosts with all of the Absolute Adversaries. This Human Warlock can be found in Seat 12 opposite Arkhan.

II. Wyll's Stats

Race: Human Alignment: Neutral Good
Gender: Male Pronouns: He/Him
Age: 24 Affiliation: Absolute Adversaries Class: Warlock

STR: 9 DEX: 13 CON: 15
INT: 14 WIS: 11 CHA: 16

Role: Support

Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Vajra, and Strahd

Slot: 12 (Arkhan)


Dungeons & Dragons Wyll Marketing Gif

III. Wyll's Design

He's been called selfless, heroic, the Protector, the Pride of the Coast and the Blade of Frontiers. All because Wyll is ready to sacrifice himself to bring others out of peril. Wyll's main goal is to support his allies, so he'll increase the damage of all Champions that belong to the most represented race, class, or affiliation. If there's a tie, all tied groups gain his buff, so Champions who multi-class or have multiple affiliations might get the buff multiple times! Every time an enemy or distraction is defeated, that buff increases until the area changes. And for every one of his fellow Champions in the formation infected with a tadpole, that bonus gets even bigger!

For many reasons fiends are Wyll's Favored Foes, so he'll help the whole formation do extra damage against those evil creatures. When it's time to attack, he'll use both his blade and his Eldritch Blast to damage and knock back enemies. And when his assault require more power, he can call upon his Patron Mizora to speed up his attacks and strike with Ultimate damage!

There is a choice of three pacts that Wyll can choose to Specialize in, each offering an increase in the effect of his damage boost. Pact of the Blade supports Champions with melee based attacks, while Pact of the Tome focuses on those who strike with magic. Or choosing Pact of the Chain boosts his support for every Familiar assigned to the party. Whichever path you choose, the Blade of Frontiers will stand by your side to help wherever he can!

IV. Wyll's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Blade & Blast - Wyll moves up to the closest enemy and stabs it with his rapier for one hit, then blasts the most damaged enemy with an Eldritch Blast which deals one hit and knocks the target back a short distance.

Formation Abilities

  • Folk Hero - Wyll increases the damage of all Champions that belong to the most represented race, class, or affiliation(s) in the formation by 100%. If there is a tie, all tied groups gain the buff, and Champions who are part of multiple groups can gain the buff multiple times (up to a max of 4 stacks incoming per Champion), stacking multiplicatively.
  • Ceremorphosis - Your formation gains one Ceremorphosis stack due to the mind flayer tadpole in Wyll's brain. Wyll increases the effect of Folk Hero by 100% for each Ceremorphosis stack, stacking multiplicatively.
  • A Heartless Contract - Fiends are Wyll's Favored Foes. All Champions deal 400% more damage against Wyll's Favored Foes.
  • Bravado - Each time an enemy or distraction is defeated, Wyll increases the effect of Folk Hero by 25%, stacking multiplicatively up to 10 times, until the area changes.

Specializations

  • Pact of the Blade - Wyll increases the effect of Folk Hero by 200% on Champions with a Melee base attack.
  • Pact of the Chain - Wyll increases the effect of Folk Hero by 10% for each Familiar assigned to his party, stacking multiplicatively.
  • Pact of the Tome - Wyll increases the effect of Folk Hero by 25% for each Champion in the formation with a Magic base attack, stacking multiplicatively.

Ultimate Ability

  • Mizora - Wyll's Patron Mizora appears behind him, empowering him for 15 seconds. For the duration, Wyll's normal attack cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds, and his base attacks additionally deal ultimate damage.

V. Wyll's Epic Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Folk Hero
Slot 3: Ceremorphosis
Slot 4: Bravado
Slot 5: Specializations
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

Wyll is quick to help anyone in need, including everyone in your roster! Tell us how much you enjoy his support in your formations:
December 13th, 2023
Idle Champions: December 13th Adventure Variants 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's time again to put your formations to the test! Today we are more Adventure Variants to five of our active campaigns (we'll get to Turn of Fortune's Wheel next year!). Read on to learn more about what these adventures are and where to find them!

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 Twilight Grove Variant 3: The Overgrown Grove
  • Enter the Twilight Grove and fight the forces of the Gulthias Tree!
    • You may only use Champions with a Dexterity of 17 or higher.
    • Plant creatures deal +400% damage and move +200% faster.
    • 1-2 Twig Blights spawn with each wave. (Monster IDs 756-758) They don't drop gold or count towards quest progress.
    • Complete area 425.


  • Into the Unknown Variant 3: Mental Gymnastics
  • Help some farmers deal with a mind flayer epidemic!
    • You may only use Champions with an Intelligence of 11 or less.
    • 1-2 mind flayers spawn with each wave. They don't drop gold or count towards quest progress.
    • Complete area 425.


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

Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus Adventure Variants

  • Questlines Variant 3: When Tentacles Attack
  • Clear off your quest to do list while tentacles attack!
    • You may only use Champions with a Strength of 10 or lower.
    • Two tentacles block two formation slots. (3 & 8) Every 5 seconds, they attack a random adjacent champion dealing 10% of the Champion's max health.
    • Complete area 550.


  • Bel's Forge Variant 3: Flames of Avernus
  • Begin to unravel Bel's intentions as you enter an active volcano!
    • Every 10 seconds, a random formation slot catches fire for 10 seconds, dealing damage to any Champion occupying it equal to 10% of their max health every second.
    • You may not use Cleric Champions.
    • Complete area 575.


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

Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Adventure Variants

  • Deekin's Mission Variant 3: Don't Lose Your Head
  • Escort the survivors to Bryn Shander while under assault by brain eating intellect devourers!
    • An Intellect Devourer spawns with each wave. They don't drop gold or count towards quest progress.
    • If an Intellect Devourer reaches the formation, it leaps onto the head of a random Champion with an INT score of at least 11, eats their brain, and removes them from the formation for the rest of the adventure. If no valid Champions exist, the Intellect Devourer starves and dies.
    • Complete area 500.


  • Frozen Vengeance Variant 3: Mind Spike
  • Return to Sunblight fortress under assault by mind flayers that seek revenge!
    • 1-2 Mind Flayers spawn with each wave. (Monster ids 1139-1141) They don't drop gold or count towards quest progress.
    • When a Mind Flayer spawns it Mind Blasts a random Champion, dealing 25% of their max health and stunning them for 60 seconds. Champions with an INT score of 15 or higher take no damage and are not stunned.
    • Complete area 525.


Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Wild Beyond the Witchlight Variants

Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventure Variants

  • The Bitter End Variant 2: A Wise Approach
  • Race through Motherhorn to rescue Gleam's sister with Champions that don't spurn Wisdom!
    • You may only use Champions that don't have Wisdom as one of their lowest two stats.
    • An ancient and wise Willow Treant joins the formation. They're so big they take up three spots in your formation, but don't do much else.
    • Complete area 950.


  • The Palace of Heart's Desire Variant 2: The Brains of an Illithid's Desire
  • Learn about the Palace of Heart's Desire with Champions that have less than stellar ability scores.
    • You may only use Champions with an ability score total of 78 or less.
    • 1-2 mind flayers spawn with each wave. They don't drop gold or count towards quest progress.
    • Complete area 1000.


Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Light of Xaryxis Variants

Light of Xaryxis Adventure Variants

  • No One Can Hear You Scream Variant 2: Arcane Suppression
  • Scavenge your way through Wildspace in an antimagic field.
    • You may only use Champions with a Wisdom of 13 or higher.
    • Champions with Magic attacks deal no damage.
    • Complete area 500.

  • Welcome to the Rock Variant 2: Welcome to the Vrocks
  • Explore the Rock of Bral, trading for repair equipment, while pursued by a furious flock of vrocks!
    • 1-2 Vrocks spawn with each wave. They don't drop gold or count towards quest progress.
    • Champions with Melee attacks deal no damage.
    • Complete area 550.


See the in-game Change Log for more information!

We would love to hear about your experiences in Idle Champions on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!



December 12th, 2023
BW2: December 12th, 2023 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Christmas Event! (December 12th, 2023)

- Updated Christmas Event:
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added new snowman pet and christmas tree quest rewards
- Added new item to fish up from the ice fishing hole
- Added new item in leftmost dev present
- Added a new gift to steal
- Added the first Christmas Tree ranch item quest reward to the Ye Past Yuletide Store
- Added the first Snowman pet quest reward to the Ye Past Yuletide Store
- The teleporter in the North Pole indicates if the gingerbread men in the event area have a quest to start or turn-in
- 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
- Fixed skater girl getting a yellow? icon after completing the Ice Auger quest instead of a yellow!

- Added new Kaine mystery in the Prismatic Passage (Dec 6th)

- Fixed sorting of objects on back wall of Kaine's detective agency office

- Added a secret collectable to Kaine's detective agency office

- Corrected spelling of "Spring Tophat" to "Spring Top Hat"

- Corrected missing/wrong dates on some event ribbon ranch item descriptions

- Fixed friend whacks freezing game in the Twinkling Tributary's 2nd field
December 12th, 2023
BW2: It's Christmas Time 2023! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

'Tis the Season for Giving!

Get into the giving mood of the holiday season by tackling the Bushwhackia Christmas event.

To the North Pole!

You'll want to get started by heading to the event area in the Commons to meet up with the stranded elf and help him fix his teleporter. (It's delicate, OK?) Once you've got it operational, you'll be able to make the journey far to the North Pole where you'll find a bevy of characters who need your special skills to make the holiday celebrations work!

Fueled By Candy Canes!

Your primary task will be helping the elves make presents by bringing them Candy Canes (that you find in bushes), but there is a veritable smorgasbord of holiday related quests to complete as well. All of these quests will unlock over the course of the event, with the last ones unlocking on Christmas Day.

Delivery!

Once you've found reindeer chow for the poor reindeer, then you can help out Santa by delivering a present to a random house daily.

Gingerbread Housing

Gingerbread Men are settling down in the event area and need your help gathering construction materials! Perhaps they'll build you a Gingerbread House of your own?

And much much more!

Presents all Around!!

Here's the event that started the gifting tradition! Once a day, if you have excess tokens, you can send a Present to a friend! These presents will contain a random amount of gold, energy, mana, power and come with some other treats as well. If you want to send more presents in a day, it will cost you a few Bush Bucks. Talk to Sasha in the North Pole to learn more!


Sasha has the power to gift your friends!

New for 2023

This year's update includes:
- a new Christmas tree for your ranch received from completing the Decorate Tree quest
- a new Snowman companion from the Build a Snowman quest
- another custom item for ice fishing
- a new house to deliver presents to
- a new item to steal
- and more!

Read the change log for the full list!

Christmas Flower Box!

Get 100% completion this event to collect the final Holiday Ducky of 2023!

Achievements

-- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT
There are a total of THIRTY ONE possible Achievements to earn in this event:

Returning Achievements


Apprentice Elf Helper - You've been responsible for at least one present!
Journeyman Elf Helper - You've been responsible for at least 20 presents!
Professional Elf Helper - You've been responsible for at least 50 presents!
Expert Elf Helper - You've been responsible for at least 50 presents from each Elf!
Santa Man - You've delivered a present to someone's house!
Diverse Santa - You've delivered a present to several houses!
Schoolyard Victor - You won 5 snowball fights!
Reindeer Herder - You've saved the reindeer 5 times!
Yay! Presents - You've opened a present from the Developers!
12 Days of Bushmas - You completed all 12 days of Bushmas!
Christmas Savior - You've helped all the citizens in need at the North Pole!
Snow-ho-ho! - You built yourself a snowman!
Well-arranged Caroling - Find all the special arrangements of famous Christmas carols. Sweater Weather - Buy one of Mrs. Claus' specialty sweater weather.
Grumpy Cocoa - You helped fix Grumpus a hot cocoa!
Kind Krampus - You've delivered a present dressed as Krampus!

New Achievements

Accessory Avalanche - You bought all the 2023 Christmas event items!*
Just Deserts - You stole something from someone's house!

Retired Achievements

We also have 12 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earnable by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial years:

Santa Santa - You're practically Santa! (deliver a present while dressed as Santa)
Materialist - You bought all the Christmas 2012 event items!
Reverse Grinch - You've delivered a present dressed as a Grinch!
All The Toys - You bought all the Christmas 2013 event items!
No Returns Allowed! - You bought all theChristmas 2014 event items!
Season of Shopping - You purchased all the Christmas 2015 event items!
Winter Solstice Souvenirs - You purchased all the Christmas 2016 event items!
The Gift of Getting - You purchased all the Christmas 2017 event items!
Boxing Day - You purchased all the Christmas 2018 event items!
Stocking Stocking Stuffers - You bought all the 2019 Christmas event items!
Holiday Haberdashery - You bought all the 2020 Christmas event items!
Under the Tree - You bought all the 2021 Christmas event items!
Tree-sure Trove - You bought all the 2022 Christmas event items!


* The Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Accessory Avalanche achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Note: The achievements Reverse Santa, Reverse Santa 2.0, Napping Nate Nabber, The Gift of Taking, Naughty Nabber, Perks of the Job, Burglar Burglar, Nicked Knicknacks, Pilfered Plushie, and Art Thief are not available during this event.

Grab a new winter companion!

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 December 14th to 16th!

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

The Rudolph Sled and Skeletal Reindeer Sled mounts 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 seen in the event area! They are the Amarok Puppy, Reindeer Calf, and Nykur! You can pick them up December 22nd to 25th in Pet Packs bursting with goodies! Want them all? Grab them all for less in the bundle!



Many other pets and ranch items available from previous years via the "Ye Past Yuletide Store"

Get Ready!

Share the holiday spirit on the forums!

The Christmas event will run until Friday December 29th at Noon PST (8pm GMT.)
December 6th, 2023
BW2: The Mystery of the Missing Prismatic Persons 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Prismafolk have gone missing!

Investigator Kaine has been hired to solve a missing persons case in the Prismatic Passage! Team up with a wary adversary and get to bottom of this mystery!

If you've completed his mystery in the Salt Desert and have made it to the Weeping Wall, talk to the Town Crier in the Commons to get started.

Post your comments and questions here!
December 1st, 2023
BW2: Endangered Species Mini Event VI! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Endangered Species - Sixth 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

Barred Bandicoot - An endangered nocturnal morsupial in decline from habitat loss and predation

California Condor - A New World vulture critically endangered from habitat loss and poaching

Florida Panther Cub - An endangered big cat hunted to near extinction



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 Munching Camel 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 November 28th, Pacific Time!

December 1st, 2023
BW2: December 1st, 2023 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Endangered Species 6 (December 1st, 2023)

- Updated Endangered Species mini-event:
- 3 new pets
- 3 new plaque ranch items
- New Munching Camel completion reward