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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 9th
COTLI: Idols Through Time Tier 5 Objectives 

It's time. Time for Tier 5 Objectives! Look no further than this fresh batch of Tier 5 content for Idols Through Time! Eight new challenges await you... time will tell if you're fit to meet the challenge.

    Idols Through Time Tier 5 Objectives


    Don't Blink
    • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
      • Cherubs randomly petrify a Crusader when they spawn, disabling that Crusader for 10 seconds.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 650.
    • Awards 725 rubies.

    Lost In Time
    • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
      • The relics now move every 100 areas.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 650.
    • Awards 725 rubies.

    Time-Lost Bosses
    • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
      • The bosses now kill one of the 4 random Crusaders they target.
      • If Imani is in the formation, she prevents the bosses from shielding the other monsters.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 650.
    • Awards 725 rubies.

    Nostalgia Trip
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Only the last 10 original Crusaders may be used.
      • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 650.
    • Awards 725 rubies.

    Echoes
    • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
      • If Imani or Garnet target the Echoes, they can be killed quicker.
      • Taskmasters can't be assigned to click monsters.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 650.
    • Awards 725 rubies.

    Hamstrung
    • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
      • Crusaders with the Good tag also cannot be used.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 650.
    • Awards 725 rubies.

    The Lost World
    • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
      • Fire Phoenix has their missing ability back, and now you can just reset the world using any reset Crusader, even if they're locked.
      • A giant rat occupies a slot in the formation and provides a 50% additive buff for each special dinosaur monster killed to any Evil tagged Crusaders in the formation.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 650.
    • Awards 725 rubies.

    Atrophy
    • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
      • Damage and Gold reduction are increased to 5%.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 650.
    • Awards 725 rubies.


    New Achievement!

    Unlock the new Perils of Time Travel in-game achievement for killing 10,000 Godos over the course of these new objectives, or the higher tiers if you miss out!

    More Tier 8 Talents!

    That's right, this update also includes new Talents!

    New Tier 8 Active Talents

    • Speedy Masters
      Increases the chance that monsters will drop quest items or count for quest kills if you have at least 3 taskmasters assigned to applying Spawn Speed buffs. Max levels: 20.

    • Scars to Your Powerful
      Increase Global DPS if Savage Strikes is active. Max levels: 200.

    • Work Experience
      Increases the Global DPS for every 10 Experience Points on Crusaders in the formation. Max levels: 200.

    New Tier 8 Passive Talents

    • The Powers of Old Renewed
      Increase Global DPS, stacking multiplicatively, for every Crusader with all 5 Rune slots filled. Max levels: 200.

    • Runic Hoards
      Increase Global DPS for every 5 levels you have in slotted runes. Max levels: 150.

    New Tier 8 Utility Talent

    • The Powers of Old Renewed
      For every 500 areas completed beyond the required area to complete an objective (excluding dungeons, free plays or challenges) gain some common crafting materials, up to 16,000 areas total. Max levels: 45.



    Plus the Hustle master cap has been increased from 30 levels to 100 levels, and the Bounty of Idols talent has been revamped.
April 28th
COTLI: Mini Talent Update 

Greetings Crusaders!

Just in time for the end of April, we've got a mini Talent update for you to enjoy!

New Tier 6 Active Talent

  • Power Saws Ablaze
    Increases Global DPS when at least 3 DPS buff cards of different rarities are active. Max levels: 50.

New Tier 8 Active Talent

  • Backline Defensive
    Increase the DPS of Crusaders in the back column of the formation. Max levels: 200.

New Tier 8 Passive Talent

  • Legendary Hoards
    Increase Global DPS for every 5 Legendary levels. Max levels: 150.

Also, the Flash Sale Frenzy event makes its return today and runs until Noon Pacific Time on Friday, April 30th, 2021.

Check out the in-game change log for a list of some other changes made with this update. Enjoy!
April 8th
COTLI: Grimm's Idle Tales Tier 5 Objectives 

Today's update includes eight new Tier 5 Objectives in the Grimm's Idle Tales campaign! Power up and tell yourself a tale as old as time...

Grimm's Idle Tales Tier 5 Objective Updates


Not in Kansas Anymore
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • All boss areas now have 4 waves of monsters before the boss, and the Bossing Around talent is disabled.
    • All bosses are replaced by the Silver Slipper boss monster.
    • All companions start in the formation in area 1 and rearrange every 50 areas.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 525.
  • Awards 625 rubies.

What Big Teeth You Have
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • All Crusaders except those with the Magical tag can be used.
    • Gold find is disabled for longer after a wolf is killed.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 525.
  • Awards 625 rubies.

Sleeping Beauty
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Starting at area 26, 12 of the first 36 bench seats are put to sleep.
    • Sleeping bench seats now change every 50 areas.
    • Monsters move quicker towards the formation.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 525.
  • Awards 625 rubies.

Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • The White Rabbit and Mad Hatter now change spots every 50 areas.
    • The Mad Hatter supports the Queen of Shades and will disable the upgrades of adjacent Crusaders for every 15 Card monsters killed.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 575.
  • Awards 675 rubies.

Let It Go
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • The Snow Queen's heart is even colder now.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 575.
  • Awards 675 rubies.

I Like Potatoes
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • All Crusaders except those with a Dragon tag can be used.
  • Reach Area 575.
  • Awards 625 rubies.

The Lion King
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Only Crusaders affected by Artaxes Roar! can do DPS.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 575.
  • Awards 675 rubies.

Holiday Hoopla
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • The Grinch now moves every 50 areas
    • In addition to Bush Whacker and Nate Dragon, only Tier 2 and Tier 3 event Crusaders can be used.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 575.
  • Awards 675 rubies.


Enjoy these new challenges!
March 18th
COTLI: Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 5 Objectives 

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

Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 5 Objective Updates


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy these new challenges!
February 17th
COTLI: Season 3, The Waterways, Arrives! 

There be treasure in these walls...lots of water, but also treasure! If you're ready to take up the task, read on for what changes come with season 3: The Waterways!

Season 3: The Waterways

The Dungeons are open again with season 3: The Waterways!

We've changed up the following formation this season:


Dark Dwellers

Other Changes for Season 3

  • Dungeon Points, Dungeon Coins and Idol Bonus limit Extended - The cap on the Dungeon rewards has been increased from area 14,000 to area 15,000.

  • Changes to the Idol Bonus - We've adjusted the Idol bonus from the lower areas of a dungeon objective to be a bit more generous for players new to the dungeons.

  • More Awesome Rewards! - Both the free and the Benefactor's pass route have had their reward amounts tweaked considerably, with more crafting materials, cooler buffs and drops for the Rune System to help your progress and start using those 5th slot runes!

  • Quality of Life Changes! - We've added some much-requested quality of life changes to the Dungeons, including seeing how many weekly objectives you have left on the objective selection screen!

  • Season 2 Skins Now Available! - If you missed getting these skins during the previous season, you can now purchase them for Dungeon Coins!

  • 5th Slot Runes Debut

    Season 3 also marks the debut of the 5th slot runes. Throughout the season, we'll be releasing the 5th slot runes in batches, starting with the base 20 Crusaders.

    The 5th slot runes unlock awesome power for the Crusaders, with most of them buffing existing upgrades. The higher the level, the better the bonus!

    The 5th slot on a Crusader is unlocked using the Arcane Geode, found from Dungeon rewards and through a weekly mission in the mission system.

    Enjoy!
    February 11th
    COTLI: Merci's Mix-Up 6! 

    Merci is nothing if not tenacious. After five years of trying to find a match for a Valentine's Day outing, he's still game to try and try again with help from his ever growing collection of friends.

    This year he's bringing in the flowers: Rosoideae!

    It's time for Merci's Mix-Up 6!

    Merci's Mix-Up 6 runs until Tuesday, February 23rd, introducing Rosoideae and bringing back Alacrity the Matchmaker, Rocky the Rockstar, Sally the Succubus, Warwick the Warlock, Katie the Cupid, Frankie the Demon Crooner, and Ishtar!

    New Tier 6 Crusader: Rosoideae

    Tags: Event, Demon, Flora, Tank, Support, Male, Female


    They’re a rose bush demon! What does that mean, what is their job? Trundle around every Valentine's distributing rose bouquets due to popular demand? Or the opposite - they visit now-flowerless rose bushes and console them?

    Rosoideae is a tank rosebush, here to support other demon and flora Crusaders! When you want to bring them into your formation, you can find them in slot 32.



    New Tier 6 Objectives

    • Recruit Rosoideae |Rosoideae takes up a slot in the formation Rocky the Rockstar and Sally the Succubus take up spots in the formation and can't be moved. Only Rocky does DPS. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 600.

    • Driver's License | Warwick the Warlock and Katie the Cupid take up spots in formation and can't be moved. The formation has been changed. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 650.

    • Dearest 0x0000FF | Frankie the Demon Crooner takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Only Demon or Flora Crusaders can be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 675.

    • Mom Cherry |Ishtar takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Only Royal Crusaders can be used. Tired Mom monsters spawn, living for a short amount of time, and don't count as a kill or drop items for area progress. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 700.

    • You Broke Me First |Alacrity the Matchmaker takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. The formation only does DPS when Alacrity has all 3 Imps out. 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, February 23rd at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Merci's Mix-Up 6!

    For more info on previous Merci's Mix-Up Crusaders and objectives check out the Merci's Mix-Up 5 blog post.

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Valentine's 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.

    December 16th, 2020
    COTLI: More Tier 7 Talents Update! 

    All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth - strike that, reverse it. All I want for Christmas is some more Talents!

    And that's what this update brings: 8 new Talents to start leveling up!

    New Tier 7 Talent Additions

    These talents require clearing area 2700 to unlock.

    4 New Active Talents

    • Flush With Materials - Increase the amount of materials earned from completing the crafting material missions, excluding the legendary catalyst missions. Max levels: 100.

    • Formation Full Up - Increases Gold Find bonus when the formation is full. Max levels: 50.

    • Must Be Magic - Increases the Global DPS while the Alchemy ability is active. Max levels: 200.

    • Front Line Fire - Increases the DPS of the Crusaders in the front column of the formation. Max levels: 200.

    1 New Passive Talent

    • Dressing for Success - Increases the DPS of all Crusaders for each Skin owned, stacking multiplicatively. Max levels: 50.

    2 New Utility Talents

    • Trinket Hoarder - Increases the DPS of all Crusaders for every 20 sets of unique Epic Trinkets owned, up to 3000 sets. Max levels: 500.

    • Bounty of Idols - Increases all Idols earned (before Bonus Idols are applied) for every slot on the bench for which you own at least one Crusader. Max levels: 200.

    Additional New Talent

    New Tier 8 Talent

    This talent requires clearing area 3000 to unlock.

    • Hustle Master - Increases your maximum Sprint area. Max levels: 30.
      Note: If you purchase all levels of all the Sprint talents and complete From the Ashes, then you can now sprint to area 5000.

    December 16th, 2020
    COTLI: The Nate Before Christmas 6! 

      O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree -- how angry are thy branches...!
      O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree -- how much you embody the rage of nature and bring the wrath of the elements down upon us all!

    Once again The Nate Before Christmas blesses our doors, and this year we are visited by a princess of snow: Odile, Snowflake Defender!

    The Nate Before Christmas 6 runs until Tuesday, December 29th at 12PM PST, introducing Odile, Snowflake Defender and bringing back Frosty the Snowman, RoboSanta, The Dark Helper, RoboRudolph, Xander the Xmas Dragon, Wrena the Fair and Kris, the Enraged Elemental!

    New Tier 6 Crusader: Odile, Snowflake Defender

    Tags: Event, Magical, Female, Healer, Supernatural, Gold, Good


    In the Realm of Berwin, Odile was the first-born daughter of Queen Odessa and King Ambros. The Realm of Berwin, also known as the Domain of Winter, was one of the four realms dedicated to fighting the dark spirits of the otherrealm and protecting the spirits of the seasons. Not only were the royal family of Berwin already strong ice magic users, but when Odile was born, the Spirit of Winter itself appeared and bestowed some of its magic upon her.

    As she grew up, Odile began training in secret with her mother, but it soon became apparent that her powers were much stronger than Odessa's, even in one so young. Whispers of Odile's power made their way to the otherrealm where the Spirit of Destruction, Glut, had been resting for many years. Glut sent minions out to investigate the rumours surrounding Odile. One small shadow spirit succeeded and brought the news to its master.

    Glut attacked the realm of Berwin, laying waste to the area as he made his way to capture Odile, bringing an air of blight to the once pristine world. Odessa and Ambros managed to hold off the first wave of dark spirits, but Glut had grown in power in its time away. To buy some time and save their people, the royals decided to send Odile away, wiping her memory and transporting her to Earth. Craving the power within, Glut abandoned its siege and followed Odile's trail through the realms though it would take time to find her.

    Odile, now living with her new glamoured family as Odette, continued to grow up and lead a normal, mundane life. But Glut's minions eventually stumbled into the right realm and found the missing princess, causing the Spirit of Winter to break the seal her parents had placed. Odile remembered her powers, her family, and with her memories regained, she stepped into her role of Snowflake Defender, ready to help the Crusaders on their quest.

    New Tier 6 Objectives

    • Recruit Odile, Snowflake Defender |Odile takes up a slot in the formation. Frosty the Snowman and RoboSanta take up spots in the formation and can't be moved. Only Crusaders affected by Frosty's Chilling Power or RoboSanta's Expensive Toys will do DPS. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 600.

    • Chocolate Spaghetti | RoboRudolph and the Dark Helper take up spots in the formation and can't be moved. Businessmen spawn randomly and target a random Crusader while they're alive. Targeted Crusaders will have their DPS reduced to 0 while the businessman who targeted them is alive and for 10 seconds afterwards. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 650.

    • Guardians Risen | Xander the Xmas Dragon takes up a slot in the formation and can't be moved. A fiery escort takes up a slot in the formation and changes positions every 100 areas. Fireball monsters spawn randomly and provide either a debuff or buff when killed. These stacks persist until you reset the world. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 675.

    • It's a Wonderful Life | Wrena the Fair takes up a slot in the formation and can't be moved. Only Wrena does DPS. The formation has been changed. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 700.

    • Stygian Christmas | Kris, the Enraged Elemental takes up a slot in the formation and can't be moved. Cerberus monsters spawn randomly and live longer than normal monsters. 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, December 29th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete The Nate Before Christmas!

    For more info on previous Nate Before Christmas Crusaders and objectives check out the Nate Before Christmas 5 blog post.

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

    October 21st, 2020
    COTLI: Rune System and Season 2 Launch! 

    Get ready to tackle the Clocktower and power up your Crusaders with the all-new Rune System! What's the Rune System you ask? Keep reading to find out!

    Season 2: The Clocktower

    The Dungeons are open again with season 2: The Clocktower!

    We've changed up the following 3 formations:


    Playing It Old School



    Free For All



    Sunday Stroll


    Other Changes for Season 2

  • Rotating Dungeon Points and Dungeon Coin Bonuses Improved - They've been increased up from 10% to a 125% bonus.

  • Dungeon Points, Dungeon Coins and Idol Bonus limit Extended - The cap on the Dungeon rewards has been increased from area 10,000 to area 14,000.

  • Changes to the Dungeon Points and Dungeon Coin drops - The drop formulas have been tweaked a bit, due to the changes in the bonuses, but they also start earlier now.

  • More Awesome Rewards! - Both the free and the Benefactor's pass route have had their reward amounts tweaked considerably, with more crafting materials, cooler buffs and drops for the Rune System to help your progress!

  • More Achievements - We've added more achievements for going deep on the Dungeon objectives, plus the Season 2 completion achievement!

  • Lil' Reaper Now Available! - If you missed getting this cutie during the previous season, you can now purchase it for Dungeon Coins!

  • Extra Levels Beyond Level 25! - The season itself still ends at level 25, but you've got some extra levels to chase for even more crafting materials!


  • Introducing the Rune System

    Epic gear being elusive? Or Legendary gear taking a while to level up again? Runes are here to give you a power kick and make some changes to your play!

    The Runes

    There are five types of Runes available to slot on your Crusaders: Fire, Water, Air, Earth and Soul. What power each unlocks depends on the Crusader you're assigning the rune to, otherwise each type of rune is identical.

    You can level up runes by dragging a rune to the Merge box in the rune inventory, or by dragging a rune of the same level and shape onto a rune slot on the Crusader that already has a rune assigned to it. Merging runes to reach level 6 and higher will cost 1 Legendary Catalyst each time in addition to the two runes of the same level and shape.



    Rune Screen

    The Rune screen is where all the magic happens. You can choose between viewing the list of Crusaders in the Formation, Crusaders who have Runes Slotted, and All Crusaders. Clicking on a Crusader from the list will bring up their personal slots and the list of their rune bonuses.

    You can unlock the slots on a Crusader in any order. The first slot is free, and the rest will cost Legendary Catalysts, increasing in cost as you unlock more slots. Once a slot is unlocked, you can slot in a Rune and start seeing the benefits of the bonus.

    Crusaders' Runes provide different effects based on their role, such as Gold Find for Gold Finders Crusaders. That applies to the first 3 slots.

    Slot 4 on every Crusader provides them with a mission system boost. There are 4 possible effects that slot will unlock:
    • Increase the Gold won from Gold Missions.
    • Increase the EP won from EP Missions.
    • Chance that the rewards from the mission can be doubled.
    • Reduce the duration of missions longer than 2 hours in original duration.
    Slot 5 on every Crusader will have a buff unique to them, which we will be adding over time.

    Once assigned to a slot on a Crusader, you normally cannot remove a Rune, just upgrade it. There is a rare item, Rune Solvent, that will allow you to remove all slotted Runes from a particular Crusader. You can find Rune Solvents from a mission in the mission system.



    How to Acquire Runes

    You'll be able to get Runes by opening Runic chests, and specific Rune types of certain levels as rewards from some season milestones. You can also get the Runic chests from the following locations:
    • The real money Chest Store, from the Runic chest tab.
    • Up to 2 chests per week from the Ruby Exchange.
    • Up to 3 chests per week from the Challenge Token store.
    • Up to 3 chests per week from the Dungeon Depot.
    • Up to 2 chests per week from the Mission System.
    • Season reward milestones.


    Have fun with the new season and the new Rune System!