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March 24th
COTLI: New Tier 9 Talents Update! 

Take a little magic, add a little (or a lot) of idols ground up into a mysterious gel for science, and out comes a new batch of talents.

Today's update fills in the last Tier 8 talent and adds 12 new Tier 9 talents for you to acquire with your plethora of idols!

New Tier 8 Passive Talent

This talent requires clearing area 3000 to unlock.
  • Enchanted Outings - For every 100 personal EP from all Crusaders, buff the DPS of the formation by 25%, stacking additively. Max levels: 500.

New Tier 9 Talent Additions

These talents require clearing area 3500 to unlock.

4 New Active Talents

  • Pump it Up - Increase the power of buff cards by 50%. Max levels: 500.

  • The Biggest Saw Blade - Power Saw buff cards last 5% longer. Max levels: 60.

  • All For One - Based on the highest number of Crusaders in formation who share a non-propagated tag, increase the DPS of those Crusaders by 1000%. Max levels: 150

  • Flaming Water - With at least 3 Splash Damage cards active, increase the DPS of all Crusaders by 1.00e5%. Max levels: 400.

4 New Passive Talents

  • Runic Bosses - When a boss may drop a Silver chest, there's a 1% chance that it will be a Runic chest instead of a Jeweled chest drop from bosses. Max levels: 25.

  • Challenge Hoards - Increase the DPS of all Crusaders by 1e10% for every 1000 challenge tokens in inventory, stacking additively. Max levels: 500.

  • Completionist - Increase the DPS of all Crusaders by 25% for every completed permanent campaign objective, stacking multiplicatively. Max levels: 1000.

  • Runic Friendship - Increase the DPS of Crusaders by 1000% for each rune level equipped on other Crusaders in the same bench seat, stacking multiplicatively. Max levels: 500.

4 New Utility Talents

  • Sprint for the Stars - Increases your maximum Sprint level by 25 areas. Requires having at least 30 levels of Hustle Master purchased before you can start buying this talent. Max levels: 75.

  • The Idol Singularity - Increases the maximum Crusader level by 50. Requires having at least 100 levels of Olympian Training purchased before you can start purchasing this talent. Max levels: 500.

  • The Stone That Never Came Down - Increases the maximum number by a factor of 1e20. Requires having at least 40 levels of Arithmagician Newts purchased because you can start purchasing this talent. Max levels: 580.

  • Vitamin Idols - Increase the amount of Bonus Boss idols dropped from a boss kill by 25%. Max levels: 100.

Other Items In Today's Update

  • The Magical Training talent has been updated with a level 825 cap.

  • The Respec button in the talents dialog will now be disabled for a second after buying or canceling the purchase of talents to help avoid double clicking causing it to trigger.

  • Added stats for Mega/Ultimate chests opened to the stats panel.

  • Started the sunset sale, which runs from today, Thursday, March 24th until next Thursday, March 31st, 2022 at 12pm Pacific Time.
March 17th
COTLI: Mar 17th, 2022 Change Log 

Title: New Skins and Quality of Life Features

Features:
  • Added skins for Zuczek the Fire-Blooded, Matt Spacewalker and Springy, the Patchwork Plush to the Skin Market.
  • Added new options to the Visual Options panel.
  • Added an Area Monster Health stat to the stat dropdown.
  • Added a new listing to the Ruby Exchange with 3 additional Runic Chests.
  • Added a new listing to the Challengers' Warehouse for a Rune Solvent.
  • Added a new listing to the Challengers' Warehouse for 2 Epic Trinket Chests.
  • Added weekend promo data.
  • Added recruit & gear missions for all Tier 7 Crusaders up to this point.
  • Updated the Flash Sale and Challenge Token gear pools.
  • Added 7 new challenge objectives to the weekly challenge pool.


Changes:
  • Added an extra Runic Chest to the existing Ruby Exchange listing.
  • Added the projectile tag to Kaala Rigel and TU7RL3.


Fixes:
  • Fixed chest entries in the store always showing as 100 owned.
  • Fixed the rewards for the "Like Clockwork" and "Crypt-tastic" achievements.
  • Fixed an issue with the Sprint talent tooltip while on a Challenge objective.
  • Minor text fixes & FAQ updates.
March 3rd
COTLI: Sunsetting FAQ 


Recently we announced the sunsetting of Crusaders, and we've been getting some questions related to this announcement. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
  • Q: What does sunsetting mean in this context?
    • A: It means the game will no longer receive new content updates. The game servers will be kept running as long as we are able to.

  • Q: How long is long?
    • A: We've had game servers running from 6 to 12 years (Egg Breaker 1) for games out of production so far, so you've got years to keep playing Crusaders.

  • Q: Why are you sunsetting Crusaders?
    • A: Live service games like Crusaders require a fairly large community to support the development of them. While this community is great, sadly the support to provide the resources that Crusaders needs to continue running in a sustainable manner is no longer there, and so we've made the decision to stop live servicing the game.

  • Q: Is there a hail mary situation for keeping the game alive?
    • A: No, now that we've come to this decision, we won't be reversing it.

  • Q: Will you sell the game base?
    • A: No, we will not be entertaining offers of purchasing the game.

  • Q: Will you make an offline version or allow community mods?
    • A: No, this is not something we'll be offering.

  • Q: What will happen with the Golden Epics?
    • A: All non-DLC Golden Epics will be added to the Challenge Token store and the Flash Sale pool lists up to the one released with the April 8th, 2022 weekend promo. Those will be all the Golden Epics that exist in the game.

  • Q: What about the Desert Bus Crusaders?
    • A: The Desert Bus Crusaders were part of donations made to Desert Bus while their campaign was running. We won't be partnering with Desert Bus for Crusaders in future, so what players have, they have. The Crusaders or their recipes won't be offered through other means.

  • Q: What about the Yogscast/Search for Simon event?
    • A: It will not be re-running, and we will be hiding the related achievements for all players.

  • Q: What about the Tier 5 kill 10,000 monster achievements?
    • A: We will be hiding these achievements for all players as part of the final content updates.

  • Q: Will purchases still be available after the last content update?
    • A: Yes, we'll be keeping purchases enabled. Players will be able to purchase flash sales, the packs, the chests and the dungeon pass if they wish to.

  • Q: What is happening with the weekend buffs?
    • A: The final weekend buff will be the weekend of Friday, April 8th, 2022. We won't be rerunning these or randomly choosing 5 Crusaders to be buffed. We'll be changing the Weekend Warrior talent to something else, now that Crusaders won't be buffed.

  • Q: Will codes given in the weekly Champions of Psychology live stream continue to work in Crusaders and award a Runic Chest?
    • A: The chest codes from Champions of Psychology will only continue to work in Crusaders for the episodes airing before the May 4th, 2022 final content update.
February 28th
COTLI: Sunsetting Announcement 

It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing that we will be sunsetting Crusaders of the Lost Idols in May 2022. This was not an easy decision. While we will no longer be adding any additional new content to the game beyond this date, all existing content will remain available and events will continue to run, albeit with no new Crusaders. The last new Tier 7 Crusader will arrive in Nate’s Candy Conundrum, launching on April 7th, and the last endless Season, Season 7: Sunset, will launch on May 4th.

The Codename Entertainment team is very proud of Crusaders of the Lost Idols. It has been an important part of Codename for the last seven years and will continue to have a cherished legacy at the company. We are grateful to everyone who has supported the game, and for the wonderful connections, we have made with the community: from Erika and Kat’s Crusaders Weekly stream to the hundreds of Community Q&As and beautiful coloring sheets shared by you all. Thank you for joining us on this adventure. Many Codename team members have worked on Crusaders at some point during their tenure, and it has a special place in all of our hearts, but most especially the sunsetting team: Erika, Kat, & Wilson.



While we are sad to announce the conclusion of Crusaders, we want to send it off with a bang. All accounts active within the past two years will receive a DLC package that includes over $100 of in-game items. This pack includes:
  • Red Panda taskmaster
  • Sea Slug taskmaster
  • Springy's Golden Epic slot 3
  • Unlock for Springy
  • Unlock for Torakichi
  • Unlock for Shir Brio
  • Unlock for The Alluring Viragallant
  • Unlock for Garnet
  • 5 Tier 7 Christmas chests
  • 5 Torakichi chests
  • 5 Tier 6 Educational chests
  • 5 Tier 6 Gardener's chests
  • 5 Tier 6 Superhero chests
  • 5 Runic Grab Bags
  • 5 Epic Trinket chests
  • All-new 7 day 50% Idol buff card (Endurance Training can apply)

We will be retiring support and discontinuing the creation of new updates for Crusaders of the Lost Idols in a staggered process between April 7th and May 4th. We plan to keep the servers for Crusaders running for as long as we are able. After the sunset, legacy events will turn on at the appropriate time but will not have any new content or Crusaders added. We will also be making some oft-requested quality of life updates before sunset.

  • Weekend Promos: Friday, April 8th will see the last weekend promo and newsletter and accompanying weekend chest.
  • Events: Nate’s Candy Conundrum Tier 7 will be the final event to have new content added, e.g. new objectives and a new Crusader. Nate’s Candy Conundrum Tier 7 will run from April 7th-19th.
  • Seasons: Season 6: The Clocktower is set to end on Thursday, April 28th. Crusaders of the Lost Idols will have an ultimate endless season; Season 7: Sunset, launching on Wednesday, May 4th. This season will have endless rewards for those who choose to continue playing.
  • Support: The in-game ticket page will close as of April 14th. Tickets will be answered until then. After April 15th, if you have issues with the game please email crusaders@codenameentertainment.com. We will be checking this intermittently to address major issues.


We would like to encourage our Crusaders community to try our other formation strategy management game: Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms. You can use the following code in Idle Champions to unlock the Celeste Starter Pack. You can find more info on entering codes in Idle Champions here.

MRHQ-KRX9-WKGH



Additionally, all existing Crusaders of the Lost Idols players who have been active within the past two years will find another code that you can enter in Idle Champions with the same Steam or CNEGames account. That code will unlock a collection of Champions, Champion Chests, Familiars, and Potions to help speed your progress. You can find that code by loading up your Crusaders game. The code includes:
  • Unlocks for the following Champions: Spurt (Slot 3), Krull (Slot 6), Black Viper (Slot 7), Hew Maan (Slot 8), and Nova V'Ger (Slot 11)
  • Spurt Chests: 16 Gold Spurt Chests with 2 guaranteed Shiny equipment cards
  • Krull Chests: 16 Gold Krull Chests with 2 guaranteed Shiny equipment cards
  • Black Viper Chests: 16 Gold Black Viper Chests with 2 guaranteed Shiny equipment cards
  • Hew Maan Chests: 16 Gold Hew Maan Chests with 2 guaranteed Shiny equipment cards
  • Nova Chests: 16 Gold Nova Chests with 2 guaranteed Shiny equipment cards
  • Two Familiars: Baby Spurt & Iris the Beholder
  • Two Week-Long Buff Potions to increase your gem drops by 50% and your gold find by 100%.
We are proud of all of the work that went into Crusaders of the Lost Idols, and for the amazing community that developed from the game. We appreciate all of your support through the years, and we hope to welcome you to the Idle Champions Community!

Thank you for this adventure,

Codename Entertainment

To address some of the questions, we've made a Sunsetting FAQ for you to read.
February 25th
COTLI: Silver and Jeweled Chests Opening Update 

Hail and well met Crusaders!

The normal Silver and Jeweled chests tend to pile up, don't they? Especially if you're doing Sprints for chests. And while we do have up to a x100 button for opening chests, that doesn't make opening hundreds of thousands of chests super easy.

Well, today's update introduces bigger versions of these chests, to help you clean up your chest inventory.

Mega and Ultimate Silver chests

There are two new Silver chest types on offer: the Mega Silver chest and the Ultimate Silver chest.
  • Mega Silver Chest
    • Costs: 1,000 Silver chests.
    • Contains a fixed amount of items, equivalent to opening 1,000 Silver chests: Common to Rare Buff Cards and Trinkets, Gold, and a set amount of Common Crafting Materials, based on your level of the Scrap Hoarder talent at the time of opening the chest.


  • Ultimate Silver Chest
    • Costs: 20,000 Silver chests, or 20 Mega Silver chests.
    • Contains a fixed amount of items, equivalent to opening 20,000 Silver chests: Common to Rare Buff Cards and Trinkets, Gold, and a set amount of Common Crafting Materials, based on your level of the Scrap Hoarder talent at the time of opening the chest.

Mega and Ultimate Jeweled chests

While they are rarer, Jeweled chests can still build up, so there are also two new Jeweled chest types on offer: the Mega Jeweled chest and the Ultimate Jeweled chest.
  • Mega Jeweled Chest
    • Costs 1,000 Jeweled chests.
    • Contains a fixed amount of items, equivalent to opening 1,000 Jeweled chests: Uncommon to Epic Buff Cards, Time Warps and Trinkets, a set amount of Epic Crafting Materials and Legendary Catalysts, and a set amount of Common Crafting Materials, based on your level of the Scrap Hoarder talent at the time of opening the chest.
    • If you're still missing any skins for the base 20 Crusaders, then opening a Mega Jeweled chest will guarantee a skin drop as well, in addition to the rest of the content.


  • Ultimate Jeweled Chest
    • Costs 10,000 Jeweled chests, or 10 Mega Jeweled chests.
    • Contains a fixed amount of items, equivalent to opening 10,000 Jeweled chests: Uncommon to Epic Buff Cards, Time Warps and Trinkets, a set amount of Epic Crafting Materials and Legendary Catalysts, and a set amount of Common Crafting Materials, based on your level of the Scrap Hoarder talent at the time of opening the chest.
    • If you're still missing any skins for the base 20 Crusaders, then opening an Ultimate Jeweled chest will guarantee a skin drop as well, in addition to the rest of the content.


You can find these new chests in the Store dialog. When you go to open them, they also respect the x10, x25 and x100 toggles. As well, there are also achievements for opening all 4 chest types.

Happy spring inventory cleaning!
February 10th
COTLI: Merci's Mix-Up 7! 

Merci is nothing if not tenacious. After six 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 Merci's new friend is Audre DeLarveie!

It's time for Merci's Mix-Up 7!

Merci's Mix-Up 7 runs until Tuesday, February 22nd, introducing Audre DeLarveie and bringing back Rosoideae, Alacrity the Matchmaker, Rocky the Rockstar, Sally the Succubus, Warwick the Warlock, Katie the Cupid, Frankie the Demon Crooner, and Ishtar!

New Tier 7 Crusader: Audre DeLarveie

Tags: Event, Dwarf, Elf, Female, Support, Gold


A long time ago, and just around the corner in a cozy little cottage, a dwarf and an elf loved each other very much and they had a daughter, whom they named Audre. They raised her with love and taught her to be kind and polite, but polite doesn't mean agreeing with everything people ask of her. She also developed a backbone.

One day, you're walking along the street and past the cottage where Audre is sitting outside with a table and a stack of pamphlets.

"Could I talk to you about people's rights?" she asks, holding out a pamphlet to you.

Intrigued, you read the pamphlet a bit. "This is really well-thought-out. What's the catch?"

She grimaces. "What do you mean, catch? Everyone deserves fair treatment, no matter their background or views, but we're not there yet. There's still more work to do."

You think about it for a second. "That makes sense. We could use your spirit," you say. "Wanna come with us? We travel through a lot of universes, you could get your message spread pretty far."

Audre crosses her arms and thinks for a minute, looking at her cottage. "March with pride across the multiverse? Count me in. Hannah, I'm going on an adventure!"

Hannah stepped out of the cottage and walked over to Audre and you. "Of course you are," she said, giving Audre a hug and kiss. "But come back from time to time, all right? I'll miss you."

"A herd of stampeding alien trash pandas couldn't keep me away," Audre smirked. "I'll come back in my downtime." Turning to you, she said, "Let's go!"

Audre has joined the party.


New Tier 7 Objectives

  • Recruit Audre DeLarveie | Audre DeLarveie takes up a slot in the formation. Rocky the Rockstar and Sally the Succubus take up spots in formation and can't be removed. Only 3 Crusaders at a time can do DPS. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Beat area 650.

  • Big Game Meet and Greet | Warwick the Warlock and Katie the Cupid take up spots in formation and can't be removed. Truck occupies a spot in the formation. If there's an equal number of male and female Crusaders in the formation, the formation gets a 2e5% DPS boost. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 750.

  • The Heart's Flames | Frankie the Demon Crooner and Ishtar take up spots in formation and can't be removed. Ishtar's Fire and Rain upgrade starts as purchased. All non-boss area quest requirements are now "Kill 10 of Ishtar's Fire Sprites." Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 800.

  • Chasms of Emotion | Alacrity the Matchmaker takes up a spot in formation and can't be removed. The formation has been changed. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 850.

  • The Road to Self Care | Rosoideae takes up a spot in formation and can't be removed. Taskmasters can't be placed to click monsters. Four self-doubt golems spawn, each with an annoying ability. A life coach occupies a slot in the formation and provides a 100% gold buff for each golem killed, stacking additively. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 900.

  • More info

    You'll have until Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Merci's Mix-Up 7!

    For more info on previous Merci's Mix-Up Crusaders and objectives check out the Merci's Mix-Up Tier 6 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, Tier 6, and Tier 7 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.

    February 3rd
    COTLI: Season 6, The Clocktower! 


    Mount the stairs and mind the gears as you explore the clocktower once again.

    Changes for Season 6

  • Dungeon Points, Dungeon Coins and Idol Bonus limit Extended - The cap on the Dungeon rewards has been increased from area 20,000 to area 35,000.

  • Changes to the base Dungeon Points and Coins drops - We've adjusted the base points and coins that drop from completing areas on the dungeon objectives, to hopefully give you a rest from sprinting constantly.

  • More Awesome Rewards! - Both the free and the Mysterious Benefactor's pass route have had their rewards tweaked again for season 6, including a new Crusader reward and more Rune-related items! See the "Introducing Zephoralei, the Eventide" section for more information on the new Crusader!

  • Infinite Rewards! - Once you've got all 40 of the normal rewards, you can keep earning points and unlocking levels of rewards. If you don't have the season pass, claiming the base reward on these bonus levels will cause the level to disappear, just so you have less to scroll. When you do purchase the pass, all the unclaimed pass rewards will be visible until you claim them.

  • Difficulty Scaling - This season sees the return of the difficulty scaling, and whatever difficulties you had unlocked for each objective last season should still be available at the start of this season.

  • Formation Change - Based on player feedback, we've changed the Playing it Old School formation to have 15 slots and a Mindy-friendly space.

  • Season 5 Rewards Now Available! - If you missed getting any of the major rewards during the previous season, you can now purchase them for Dungeon Coins!




  • Zephoralei, the Eventide
    Tags: Dungeon, Female, Dragon, Animal, DPS

    Introducing Zephoralei, the Eventide

    For reaching level 4 on the free rewards track this season, or from the Dungeon Depot in future seasons, you can welcome your new multi-headed friend Zephoralei, the Eventide.

    From the depths of time and born of the stars, Zephoralei has seen it all and enjoyed being with themselves. Sure, some pesky heroes tried to put a stop to them because they were monstrous, but it just gave them the knowledge of how to stave off the boredom.

    As Zephoralei powers up from fellow Crusaders using Savage Strikes, their other heads emerge (and talking to yourself can be handy over eons), with their Me, Myself and I ability. And what's a little poison between friends? With A Dash of Poison and Extra Deadly, Zephoralei gets extra DPS based on your current Critical Click chance.

    When you want to use them, you can find them in seat 40 on the bench.

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

    We hope you enjoy Season 6 of the Dungeons! Good luck!
    December 15th, 2021
    COTLI: The Nate Before Christmas Tier 7 

      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 bouncy bundle of joy: Springy, the Patchwork Plush.

    The Nate Before Christmas Tier 7 introduces Springy, the Patchwork Plush and brings back Odile, Snowflake Defender, Frosty the Snowman, RoboSanta, The Dark Helper, RoboRudolph, Xander the Xmas Dragon, Wrena the Fair and Kris, the Enraged Elemental!

    New Tier 7 Crusader: Springy, the Patchwork Plush

    Tags: Event, Support, Gold, Animal, Male, Supernatural


    A new day, a new planet. You've been trekking through the tangled weeds, grasses and trees from the portal opening when you almost trip on a hard flat object in the ground. Glancing around, you see the foliage isn't as dense and you can make out a structure in the distance. As you approach, you note a sign that says " G M L" on it mounted on the side of the structure.

    You see a door and step inside, smelling an oddly familiar cinnamon and popcorn scent on the stale air. It's an alien mall! And some franchises are just that powerful. You walk in further, eyes adjusting to the gloom of dirty skylights.

    A rustling noise draws your attention. Something seems to be approaching you. As it gets closer you hear a rhythmic thumping and the tinkle of something metal hitting the tile floor. It thumps into a brighter patch of light and you see a kangaroo plushie made of assorted fabrics just before it jumps on you and you thud to the floor.

    "Friend?" the creature asks.

    "If I say yes, will you get off me?"

    The kangaroo ducks their head and carefully steps off you. "Sorry. It's been ages since someone visited."

    "You're here all alone?"

    The kangaroo hops. "There's the occasional mouse that I stomp on, but they don't talk, so they don't count."

    You scratch your head. "My friends and I are travellers, and we're a pretty large band. In the spirit of the season, would you like to join us?"

    "Would I still get to stomp things?" they ask.

    You smile. "Definitely."

    Springy, the Patchwork Plush has joined your party.


    New Tier 7 Objectives

  • Recruit Springy | Springy takes up a slot in the formation. RoboSanta and Frosty the Snowman start in the formation, and can't be removed. For every cast of Storm Rider, up to 500 casts, Frosty gets a 15% DPS boost, stacking multiplicatively. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Beat area 650.

  • Island of Misfit Presents | RoboRudolph and The Dark Helper start in the formation and can't be removed. The formation has been changed. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 750.


  • Krampus is Watching | Xander the Xmas Dragon and Wrena the Fair start in the formation and can't be removed. Krampus spawns randomly on non-boss areas and marks 3 random Crusaders with coal, disabling their DPS for 6 seconds. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 800.

  • Carpet of Pine Needles | Kris, the Enraged Elemental starts in the formation and can't be removed. Pine spirits randomly spawn. For every spirit exorcised, Kris provides a 10% gold buff, stacking additively. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 850.

  • My Snowman and Me | Odile, Snowflake Defender starts in the formation and can't be removed. Monsters drop less gold. A snowman occupies a slot in the formation. The snowman freezes every Crusader except for Odile. Frozen Crusaders don't contribute upgrades. A hot chocolate monster spawns on every non-boss area, the first time you enter the area. For every 88 hot chocolate monsters killed, the snowman freezes one less Crusader. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 900.

  • More info

    You'll have until Wednesday, Dec 29th, 2021 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete The Nate Before Christmas 7!

    For more info on previous The Nate Before Christmas Crusaders and objectives check out the The Nate Before Christmas 6 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, Tier 6, and Tier 7 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 16th, 2021
    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, 2021
    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.