December 29th, 2017
COTLI: Weekend Buff – New Year, New Buff 

Ring in the new year with this handy buff weekend! We'll see you in 2018!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, January 1st.
  • The Bush Whacker - Increases your Critical Click Chance by 6%
  • The Princess - Ignite, Char, Conflagrate, and Incinerate abilities +200%
  • Khouri, the Witch Doctor - Koffee Potion ability +200%
  • The Dark Helper - Production ability +200%
  • Robo-Rudolph - Robo Rally ability +200%

Check out these limited-time New Year's Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
December 27th, 2017
Idle Champions Event: Wintershield 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It’s considered lucky to possess and examine a map on Wintershield, so put on your most durable boots and head out into the streets of Waterdeep to claim one for yourself in this new limited time event.

Complete the adventure and you'll recruit the stout gold dwarf cleric, Barrowin Undurr, who has some unique buffing mechanics and shares a seat with Tyril. This event will run until January 8th, 2018 at noon PST. Good luck!

New Champion: Barrowin Undurr

A proud daughter of Clan Undurr and a devout follower of Gorm Gulthyn, the dwarven god of vigilance and duty. She spent fifteen years in the city of Ironmaster, in Icewind Dale, overseeing and protecting her family’s investment in the city’s lucrative mining operations. However, she saw little action and feared that her talents were being squandered. She has recently found a home within a budding organization called the Order of the Gauntlet, which vigilantly guards against the rise of evil in all its forms.

When you want to add Barrowin Undurr to your party, you can swap her with Tyril.

Wintershield Variants

  • The Chatty Map — The map is extremely chatty. Every 15 seconds it engages in deep conversation with a random Champion in your formation, disabling their DPS and Formation Abilities for 15 seconds.

  • The Cult of Daggers — Dagger-throwing Cultists spawn alongside normal waves and toss daggers at random Champions in your formation. These additional monsters drop no gold.

  • Only the Strong Survive — Only Champions with a Strength stat of 13 or higher can be used. This includes base Champions Bruenor, Celeste, Nayeli, Minsc, Tyril, Jamilah, and Arkhan, and event Champions Gromma, Krond, and Barrowin Undurr.


  • Added the Wintershield event, our fifth limited-time campaign event! The event will run until Monday, January 8th at noon PST.
  • Added a new Champion: Barrowin Undurr, the Gold Dwarf Cleric.
  • Added a new event Divine Favor: Oghma's Favor.

See the in-game FAQ for more information!
December 22nd, 2017
COTLI: Weekend Buff – 'Tis The Season 

The holiday season is upon us again, which means a new handy-dandy buff weekend!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, December 25th.
  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Baenarall, Angel of Hope - The Old Guard ability +200%
  • RoboSanta - Expensive Toys ability +200%
  • King Reginald IV - Royal Grail ability +200%
  • Frosty the Snowman - Chilling Power ability +200%

Check out these limited-time Seasonal Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
December 22nd, 2017
Idle Champions: Wonderful Winter Weekend 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday! Enjoy these special buffs for Jarlaxle, Asharra, and Dhadius this weekend! Maybe you can use them to power through the new Grand Tour adventures and recruit Drizzt!

The following Champions will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, December 25th.
  • Jarlaxle – Increases the damage of Jarlaxle by 400%

  • Asharra – Increases the effect of Asharra's Bond: Humans, Bond: Elves and Dwarves, and Bond: Tiefling, Firbolg, and Dragonborn abilities by 200%

  • Dhadius – Increases the effect of Dhadius' Skill Empowerment ability by 200%

Check out these limited-time Gold Snowy Chests that contain equipment for just the champions above!

(Note: gear only appears for unlocked Champions. If you do not have Dhadius unlocked, his gear will not appear in the chests)
December 21st, 2017
COTLI: The Nate Before Christmas 2017 

Collect Candy Canes by killing monsters, then use them to play the new The Nate Before Christmas to unlock new Crusaders, equipment, and achievements!

The Nate Before Christmas event runs until Tuesday, January 2nd at Noon PST. For more information, check out the How to Play /FAQ in-game!

New Tier 3 Crusader: Xander, the Xmas Dragon

Xander, the Xmas Dragon is an all-new support Crusader whose own support abilities increase based on the number of FA buffs they are receiving — the more buffs they get, the bigger their buff!

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders RoboSanta and Frosty by completing the respective Tier One objectives. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, The Dark Helper and RoboRudolph, by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit Xander, the Xmas Dragon | Xander takes up a slot and rains presents from the sky. Unfortunately, these presents kill your Crusaders. Reach area 500.

  • A Supernatural Christmas | Only Dragon and Supernatural Crusaders can be used. Reach area 600.

  • Revenge of the Elves | A number of Evil Elves attack the formation, each with annoying abilities. Reach area 650.

  • The Christmas Beasts | Only Animal Crusaders can be used. Reach area 700.

  • Too Many Presents | A present takes up a slot. Every X levels, another slot is taken up, until there is no room at all for good little boys and girls. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Christmas 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 the Tier 2 and 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusader. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, January 2nd at Noon PST to complete The Nate Before Christmas this season!
December 20th, 2017
Idle Champions: The Grand Tour, Part 3 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Your time at the Wayside Inn has been fruitful: You've earned the favor of Torm, helped a were-beast find true love, and saved countless villagers from an undead invasion. Now it's time to head south to the grand city of Waterdeep, where you were supposed to meet a certain drow ranger months ago...

Three new adventures are now available in the Grand Tour of the Sword Coast campaign. If you're skilled enough to beat the third one and its variant, you'll recruit Drizzt Do'Urden to join your party. You'll need every bit of optimization you can bring to your formation to recruit the famous drow ranger — good luck!

New Champion: Drizzt Do'Urden

Despite his increasing fame (or infamy) across the Sword Coast North as a drow who dwells on the surface, is deadly in battle, fights with great agility and two enchanted scimitars, and can call on an onyx panther figurine of wondrous power to bring a battle companion to his side, Drizzt Do’Urden remains an enigma.

Thoughtful and sensitive to others, Drizzt holds himself to the highest ideals but does not expect the same of others. Ever alert for treachery and danger, he speaks little but is apt to be polite (if terse) in his dealings. A perfectionist who yearns to be accepted into places and groups and to make friends widely, Drizzt is haunted by the danger he brings to those he befriends thanks to the scrutiny of Lolth and his other foes (notably the demon Errtu and the human Artemis Entreri). Those he meets see his manner as grim.

You must complete the first variant of the Underdeep Cartography adventure before you can add him to your formation.

When you want to add Drizzt to your party, you can swap him with Makos.

New Adventures

  • Escort to Waterdeep — The party takes its leave of the Inn and proceeds west and south to the port city of Waterdeep to meet Drizzt. They haven't made it two steps before running into a caravan in need of an escort.

  • Waterdeep Detours — You have arrived at the Gates of Waterdeep, Drizzt's designated meeting place is a small tavern in the Dock Ward. Little do you know your journey there will have as many detours as the city has wards.

  • Underdeep Cartography — Drizzt has been mapping the tunnels, crypts, and sewers under Waterdeep. Rumours of dangerous monsters escaping from the Undermountain suggest something may have broken through into the normal tunnels and sewers under Waterdeep. Follow the clues left by Drizzt and find the opening.


  • Added a new Champion: Drizzt Do'Urden, the Drow Ranger. You must complete the first variant of the Underdeep Cartography adventure before you can add him to your formation.
  • Added three new adventures to the Grand Tour of the Sword Coast campaign.

See the in-game FAQ for more information!
December 15th, 2017
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Greedy Ghosts 

Finding the new Ghostbeard's Greed tier 4 objectives challenging? Fight back with these handy buffs!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, December 18th.
  • Sasha the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark ability +200%
  • Serpent King Draco - Base DPS +400%
  • Leerion, the Royal Dwarf - Golden Touch ability +200%
  • Fire Phoenix - All DPS +200%
  • Chiyome - Blend with Shadows ability +200%

Check out these limited-time Greedy Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
December 15th, 2017
COTLI: Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 4 Objectives 

Today's update includes seven new Tier 4 Objectives in the Ghostbeard's Greed campaign! These objectives will really test your mettle and push you to your limits. In addition to the new objectives and weekend buff that everyone has come to know and love, we've also updated the Golden Epic item available with purchases of jewelled chests, and expanded our flash sales to include more potential Golden Epic loot. Enjoy!

Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 4 Objective Updates

  • Every 15 seconds in non-boss areas, a random Crusader is killed by a falling meteor
  • Reach Area 800

Ms. Fizzle's Field Trip
  • The kids reduce the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 50%. This effect stacks.
  • If any of the kids die, you fail the objective.
  • Reach Area 850

Guy's Night Out
  • Only the human male Crusaders are available
  • Reach Area 900

Beauties and the Beasts
  • Only female and non-human Crusaders are available
  • Reach Area 900

2,000 Levels For All
  • Crusader level costs increases super faster, but DPS remains the same
  • Get all Crusaders to level 2,000

X Marks the Spot
  • Gold Find bonus is reduced by 20% for each Crusader in the formation.
  • Reach Area 900

Cursed Treasure
  • All treasure chest monsters are cursed. While they're alive, and for a short period of time after they're killed, your gold find drops to 0.
  • Reach Area 950
December 14th, 2017
Twitch Plays Idle Champions Launched Today 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Twitch Plays Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms Launched Today

VICTORIA, BC – December 14, 2017 - Codename Entertainment is proud to announce the launch of Twitch Plays Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms. Now players can combine their idle clicker expertise and play the highly-rated PC game together with thousands of other members of the community 24 hours a day.

Twitch Plays Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms enables fans to play collaboratively, entering commands, and voting on significant actions in real-time. The options include choosing the formation strategy of the party, when to use Ultimate Attacks, and even when to reset and start a new adventure.

Twitch Plays Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is available to play right now on its own dedicated Twitch channel ( plus it will be featured regularly on the official Dungeons & Dragons Twitch channel (

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is an official free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons-based clicker game. Assemble a party of Champions and master the art of Formation Strategy. Upgrade your heroes, collect unique gear, and unlock new Champions in regular new events.

Go to for further information on the game and search for Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms on Steam.

About Idle Champions

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, the world's first idle clicker game set in the celebrated universe of the Forgotten Realms. The game is indie studio Codename Entertainment's first licensed video game in partnership with Dungeons & Dragons. The game has appeared consistently in the Top 100 games by concurrent player count since launch:

About Codename Entertainment

Codename Entertainment Inc. is the award-winning indie video game studio based in Victoria, British Columbia. The studio's previous game, Crusaders of the Lost Idols, has remained popular since launching in 2015. It has stayed in the Top 1% of games by concurrent player count on Steam. It's also one of the Most Played games out of more 113,000 on, and it is consistently ranked in the Most Popular Games on

About Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards' players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at

The characters Arkhan and Chango are trademarks of 3:59, Inc. and are used with permission. © 2017 3:59, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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December 13th, 2017
Celebrate Christmas 2017 in Bushwhackia! 
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.

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!

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.

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.

New for 2017:
This year's update includes: a new Christmas tree for your ranch received from completing the Decorate Tree quest; a new Snowman ranch item from the Build a Snowman quest; custom items for ice fishing; 3 new daily quests; and more!

Presents all Around!!

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!

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!

There are a total of TWENTY-THREE possible Achievements to earn in the Christmas 2017 event:

Achievements Returning in 2017:
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.

Added/Changed for 2017:
The Gift of Getting - You purchased all the Christmas 2017 items!*
Sweater Weather - Buy one of Mrs. Claus' specialty sweater weather.
Naughty Nabber - Permanently borrow an item (Rudolph gnome) from Nate's house.

We also have 7 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 2012 Christmas things!
Reverse Grinch - You've delivered a present dressed as a Grinch!
All The Toys - You bought all the 2013 Christmas things!
No Returns Allowed! - You bought all the 2014 Christmas items!
Season of Shopping - You purchased all the Christmas 2015 items!
Winter Solstice Souvenirs - You purchased all the Christmas 2016 items!

* The Christmas Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the The Gift of Getting achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Note: The achievements Reverse Santa, Reverse Santa 2.0, Napping Nate Nabber, and The Gift of Taking are not available during the 2017 event.

Pet Packs:

New 2017 Pet Packs:

COMING SOON! Keep an eye out for the sale pop-up!

Other Pets available**:

2012 Reindeer - The pet for getting 100% in the 2012 Christmas Event (available for Bush Bucks.)
2013 Reindeer - The pet for getting 100% in the 2013 Christmas Event(available for Bush Bucks.)
2014 Reindeer - The pet for getting 100% in the 2014 Christmas Event(available for Bush Bucks.)
Snowman - Earned for completing a specific quest in this event.

** Note that these four pets start out as ranch items only, and can be converted to real pets by talking to Hank the Farmhand in the Commons (once you've built the stables)

Share the holiday spirit on the forums!

The Christmas event will run until Monday January 1st at Noon PST (8pm GMT.)