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January 10th
BW2: Celebrate Nate's Birthday Event, 2020 Edition! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy Birthday Nate!

It’s that time of year again! Help celebrate Nate Dragon’s birthday by decorating the Commons for him....because no one else will.

First and foremost, whenever Nate is involved, safety becomes a priority. Find Safety Coins in the bushes and bring them to the stations in the Commons to stock up on protective gear. Turn in 10 coins at each station 50 times for an achievement. You can see the number of turn-ins you've completed at a station when you turn in a set of coins. The Kevlar Pad station is there on the first day of the event, and the Fire Extinguisher and Band Aid stations will unlock as the event goes on.

Then it seems Nate needs decorations and activities to set up in the Commons. Go out daily and find things for his party. Have fun trying out the activity stations as many times as you want!

If you're trying to get Tiny Little Arms or Just Like Nate achievements, or if you just want to have a little fun, you need to be wearing all pieces of the Dragon gear or the Nate outfit (available from the vendor's Bush Bucks store if it's your first time playing this event) while completing the 4 party Stations: Dynamite Activity, Campfire Activity, Digging Activity and the Training Whacking Activity.

If you've built the Town Hall, you can expect an fiery visitor to the party as well!

New for 2020:

We've added a new challenging quest unlocking as the event goes on, involving an amulet.

And introducing the 100% reward for this year: Holiday Pet Parts! Collect them all to create a unique pet! Check out the part for Nate's Birthday below!



Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!

There are a total SEVENTEEN possible Achievements to earn in the Nate’s Birthday 2020 event:

Achievements Returning in 2020:

Safety First - You completed a turn-in at each of the Safety Stations.
Safety Inspector - You completed 50 turn-ins at each of the Safety Stations.
Without a Hitch - You helped Nate with all of his Birthday quests!
Neverending Supply - You completed all 4 of the Birthday event daily quests 3 times.
Firefighter - You put out a fire and saved a building in the Commons! [Requires the Town Hall built]
Dragon Slayer - You scared off a dragon and saved the Commons!
Surprise Explosions! - You helped organize a surprise party for Nate.
A Heroic Gift - Help Natalie make Nate look like a hero for his birthday.

Added/Changed for 2020:

Birthday Blowout - You bought all the 2020 Nate's Birthday event items!
Cursed Purple Cubes! - You removed the purple cube curse!

We have 8 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial year:

Nate-Nacs - You bought all the 2019 Nate's Birthday event items!
Nate's Treasures - You bought all the 2018 Nate's Birthday event items!
Birthday Souvenirs - You bought all the 2017 Nate's Birthday event items!
Nate's Finer Things - You bought all the 2016 Nate's Birthday event items!
Nate's Stash - You bought all the 2015 Nate's Birthday event items!
Tiny Little Arms - You bungled each activity station while dressed like a Dragon
Nate's Inventory - You bought all the 2014 Nate's Birthday event items!
Just Like Nate! - You bungled each activity station while dressed like Nate.

*The mini-golf piece is not included in the Birthday Blowout achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Mount Packs:

New mounts are available from Jan 10th to 24th! Take to the skies on a flying hydra mount!

The Flying Hydra mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more, and the Inferno Hydra and Bright Hydra are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher!



Pet Packs:

It's dangerous to go alone, so you should have a friend! Check our newest sidekicks for you to consider:

2020 Pet Packs --> COMING SOON!!



This event runs until Friday January 24, 2019 @ Noon PST (8pm UTC).

Post your thoughts and feedback here!
January 10th
BW2: January 10th, 2020 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Nate's Birthday Event 2020 Update (January 10th, 2019)

- Updated Nate’s Birthday Event
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added 3 new pets available from Jan 17th to Jan 20th
- A new challenging quest
- Added Flying Hydra Mount promo from Jan 10th to 13th (free with BB purchase over $10; 30% more BBs over $5)
- Added Inferno Hydra and Bright Hydra mounts in standard mount packs from Jan 10th to 13th

- Fixed the Town Crier’s quest hub status not showing the Salt Desert Quest Hub.

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
January 9th
COTLI: Princess' Pool Party 5! 

It's a new year -- time for a NEW PARTY! Or did the party even end last year? Who knows! All we know is that this year's party has a dragon!

It's time for Princess' Pool Party 5!

Princess' Pool Party 5 runs until Tuesday, January 21st at 12PM PST, introducing Jiaolong, the Guardian and bringing back Pilot Pam, Queen Siri, Bernard the Bartender, Princess Val the Mermaid, Shenna the Centaur, and Bruno the Unicorn!

New Tier 5 Crusader: Jiaolong, the Guardian

Jiaolong, the Guardian descends from the skies above to bring a powerful dragon DPS Crusader to your formations! His Laden Clouds ability increases his DPS based on a percentage of your Gold Find, while his Azure Skies, Razor Claws, and Nine Sons upgrades increase his DPS.

Every 25 levels over and including 200, Jiaolong's DPS is multiplied by four thanks to his Son of Heaven ability. With River Guardian, Jiaolong marks four slots in the formation when he's the highest DPS in the formation, with each marked slot increasing the Global DPS boosting of Crusaders in those slots (these slots change each reset). This ability is further buffed by Eternal Waterfall, which buffs River Guardian by 50% for each Support Crusader that it affects.

New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit Jiaolong | Jiaolong takes up a slot in the formation. Two dragon buddies also come along. Jiaolong splashes Crusaders and disables them.
    Reach area 400.

  • Mayday | The formations "wings" and "tail" slots are clipped. Uh oh. Only dragons and winged Crusaders do DPS.
    Reach area 450.

  • Euchred! | Can only use 4 Crusaders in the formation. Special Card Monsters spawn randomly and shield the other monsters while they're alive.
    Reach area 475.

  • Party Time | Only Crusaders who like to party can be used in the formation:
    • The Bush Whacker
    • Kyle the Party Bro
    • Bernard the Bartender
    • The Half-Blood Elf
    • Rocky the Rockstar
    • Leerion, the Royal Dwarf
    • Spaceking
    • Squiggles the Clown
    • Nate Dragon
    • Ana Guinness
    • Gemthel the Gourmet
    • Chef Casey
    • Deathpuddle
    • Carmen and Petunia
    Reach area 500.

  • Serene Waterfall | Take a long walk to area 1200 while a Waterfall occupies a slot in the center of the formation.
    Reach area 1200.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Pool Party 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 and Tier 5 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.

What About Older Event Crusaders?

Previously-available Princess Pool Party Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of Princess Pool Party 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


Players will have until Tuesday, January 21st at 12:00PM PST to complete Princess' Pool Party 5. Splash on!
January 8th
Idle Champions: Midwinter 3 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Deadwinter Day has arrived once again in Longsaddle. While most citizens keep warm in their homes and exchange gifts to celebrate the midpoint of winter with friends and family, the Champions have been hired by the infamous Harpells to patrol the outskirts of town...

Midwinter 3 introduces Môrgæn, the High Elf Ranger (Hunter) played by Morgan Webb on Acquisitions Incorporated. The event also brings back K'thriss Drow'b, the Drow Warlock played by Kris Straub on Acquisitions Incorporated: The "C" Team, and Regis, Halfling Rogue of the Companions of the Hall. Players have until Monday, January 20th at 12PM Pacific to complete their Midwinter 3 unlocks and objectives.

Dungeons & Dragons Môrgæn Morgaen Acquisitions Incorporated

New Champion: Môrgæn

    The ranger Môrgæn is a renowned tracker and hunter, able to pinpoint-target foes at any range, then vanish into the woods with no one the wiser. Her legendary ability with the longbow and the custom arrows she crafts instills fear into the hearts of her many enemies -- and more than a few of her coworkers. Famously, she is the only member of Acquisitions Incorporated known to be paid in advance, lest a missed invoice lead to dire repercussions.

Môrgæn is a Support Champion who takes a percentage of your gold find in exchange for a powerful DPS buff with her Paid Up-Front ability. The more gold Môrgæn takes, the greater the power of the buff, which persists through resets. When you wish to add Môrgæn to the formation, you can swap her with Makos (Slot 9).

For more information about our latest Champion, check out the Idle Champion Spotlight: Môrgæn dev blog!

Dungeons & Dragons K'thriss Acquisitions Inc C Team

Year 2 Champion: K'thriss Drow'b

    Curious, affable, and morbid, the Drow heretic K'thriss Drow'b seeks the insane god-truth behind the veil of reality. As the "C" Team's hoardsperson, he keeps an eye out for occult relics that could aid him in his unearthly quest.
K'thriss is an unusual Support Champion. He reduces Gold Find to increase Global DPS, summons Shadow Demons to assist the party, and buffs distant allies. When you want to add K'thriss to your party, you can swap him with Bruenor (Slot 1).

For more information, check out the Idle Champion Spotlight: K'thriss dev blog!

Dungeons & Dragons Regis

Year 1 Champion: Regis

    As a poor urchin on the streets of Calimport, Regis quickly learned that survival often requires bending the rules in your favor. He fled to the north to avoid capture after stealing his former master’s magical ruby pendant. Eventually, he found companionship amongst the Companions of the Hall, becoming one of Bruenor Battlehammer’s most trusted confidants. Bruenor was the one who gifted Regis with the nickname “Rumblebelly” due to the halfling’s insatiable appetite.

    Regis would prefer nothing more than to relax in the sun with a full belly near his home in Ten-Towns and fish for knucklead trout, the source of all of his scrimshaw carvings. But when his friends need help, Regis is always there for them. He never sees himself as the hero, even though his true friends know better.

Regis is a Support Champion. He uses a magical ruby amulet to buff Champions in front of or behind him, and to make enemies weak to different types of damage. When you want to add Regis to your party, you can swap him with Celeste (Slot 2).

Year Three Variants

  • Utterly Devoured — Anyone the Devourer completely devours is now devoured for the entire adventure and can't be used again until you reset the adventure. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
    Reach Area 75.
  • Limited Resources — Only Champions in the first bench seat are initially available. Every 10 areas, another bench slot unlocks, allowing Champions from that slot to be used.
    Reach Area 125.
  • Careful Positioning — Môrgæn starts in the formation in slot 3 and can be moved, but not swapped out or removed from the formation. Only Môrgæn and Champions buffed by Paid Up-Front can deal damage; other Champions' attacks will still proc stuns/slows/etc., but will deal 0 damage.
    Reach Area 175.

Year Two Variants

  • Velvet's Midwinter Adventure — K'thriss summons his unseen servant, Velvet, to help with party. Unfortunately, Velvet has been tasked with collecting gold for K'thriss, causing enemies to drop 50% less gold. K'thriss and Velvet both start in the formation, and once unlocked, K'thriss' Unseen Encouragement ability extends from both K'thriss normally, but also extends to those adjacent to Velvet.
    Reach Area 125.
  • Truth Beyond Knowing — K'thriss desires more knowledge of his unknowable god. Every area, a Drow Cultist empowered by the sign of the Ur appears, attacking with Chain Lightning. The Drow Cultist drops no gold upon death, but does drop a glyph (book). Every time you collect a glyph, Champions with an Intelligence (INT) score of 13 or higher have their damage increased by 5%, while Champions with below 13 INT have their damage go down by 5% for the remainder of the adventure.
    Reach Area 125.
  • More Like the Scream Team — The Devourer now arrives as a second boss in Area 25, and if that wasn't scary enough, the Devourer now devours Champions every 8 seconds instead of every 10 seconds!
    Reach Area 175.

Year One Variants

  • Deadwinter Date — You've been tasked with escorting two young Harpell wards on a date during your adventure. They take up slots and are otherwise pretty useless.
    Reach Area 125.
  • Deadwinter Fey — A large number of sprites and pixies spawn with each wave of enemies (not during boss areas). These extra monsters do not drop gold, and when killed they sprinkle a random Champion with pixie dust. Any champion that is sprinkled with 10 Pixie dust has their DPS and Formation Abilities disabled. Pixie dust stacks reset when you change areas.
    Reach Area 125.
  • Deadwinter Pay (-back) — Every time you defeat an enemy (in a non-boss area) your Champions take 10% unavoidable damage. Champions adjacent to Regis take one third of that damage while Regis himself is immune.
    Reach Area 175.
See the in-game FAQ for more information!

January 7th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Môrgæn 
Posted in Idle Champions.

    Môrgæn is a solver of problems, at great range and with terrible efficiency. I don’t mean terrible like: “she can’t do it;” I mean terrible like: “scary.” With Jim, I pay when I get around to it. I don’t know the last time I paid Viari. But Môrgæn? She’s an elf from the Elsewynn and she shoots arrows she makes herself. Some of these arrows are made with some kind of evil tooth on the front. So, she gets paid a month in advance. It’s not in the contract! I just like how my head is all in one piece right now and that seems like a good investment.

    ~Omin Dran


If you're in the market for a High Elf Hunter who specializes in killing enemies and making you money, look no further than Môrgæn, the ruthless and efficient Ranger played by Morgan Webb on Acquisitions Incorporated!

Would you like to know more?

I. A solver of problems...

Dungeons & Dragons Môrgæn Morgaen Acquisitions Incorporated

    The ranger Môrgæn is a renowned tracker and hunter, able to pinpoint-target foes at any range, then vanish into the woods with no one the wiser. Her legendary ability with the longbow and the custom arrows she crafts instills fear into the hearts of her many enemies -- and more than a few of her coworkers. Famously, she is the only member of Acquisitions Incorporated known to be paid in advance, lest a missed invoice lead to dire repercussions.

Môrgæn is a Support Champion who takes a percentage of your gold find in exchange for a powerful DPS buff with her Paid Up-Front ability. The more gold Môrgæn takes, the greater the power of the buff, which persists through resets. When you wish to add Môrgæn to the formation, you can swap her with Makos (Slot 9).

II. Môrgæn's Stats

Race: High Elf Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Class: Ranger (Hunter) Gender: Female
Age: 150 Affiliation: Acquisitions Incorporated

STR: 12 DEX: 20 CON: 12
INT: 14 WIS: 15 CHA: 10

Dungeons & Dragons Môrgæn Morgaen Acquisitions Incorporated

III. Môrgæn's Design

Since Môrgæn is in many ways a highly skilled mercenary, we wanted to make sure that she took her 'cut' of the profits, so Môrgæn will take a percentage of your Gold Find with her Paid Up-Front ability, and in exchange she will increase the damage of other Champions and help you kill enemies. She has multiple sets of specializations that allow you to customize Paid Up-Front further, so you can make sure that she's helping your favorite DPS Champions. And did we mention that this buff is boosted by all the gold Môrgæn collects, persisting through all her adventures? We probably should have mentioned that :)

Môrgæn's second ability is Friends in Wealth, which increases the formation's damage with the aid of Gold Find Champions (and stacks multiplicatively for each one you field), giving her some extra oomph when grouped with Champions like the dashing and debonair Jarlaxle, who may have poisoned a certain roguish AI employee once.

Finally, Môrgæn's last formation ability is Double Tap: whenever Môrgæn's first arrow kills a target, the second arrow fired through her Rapid Shot basic attack not only makes sure the enemy is dead, but miraculously doubles the amount of gold dropped. How does she do it? We don't know*, and we certainly aren't complaining!

When you really feel like messing up some enemies, use Môrgæn's ultimate ability, Customized Arrow, can kill groups of enemies together, in a line, or even cause significant damage over time to an enemy.

(*Note: we definitely 'know')

IV. Môrgæn's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Rapid Shot — Môrgæn shoots an arrow at a random target, then quickly follows up with a second arrow.

Formation Abilities

  • Paid Up-Front — Môrgæn collects 25% of the gold dropped by enemies, but in turn increases the damage of all adjacent Champions by 100%. This buff is increased by 5% for each order of magnitude of gold that she collects (stacking additively and then applying multiplicatively), with the sum persisting through resets.
  • Friends In Wealth — Môrgæn increases the damage of all Champions by 100% for each Champion with the Gold Find role (stacking multiplicatively).
  • Double Tap — If Môrgæn's first arrow kills her target, the second arrow hits the now-dead(?) target again, causing it to drop a second set of gold.

Specializations

  • Buff Targets — The first Specialization determines which other Champions Paid Up-Front applies to:

    • Fine As IsPaid Up-Front continues to only apply to adjacent Champions.

    • Keep Your DistancePaid Up-Front now only applies to all non-adjacent Champions.

    • Monster FodderPaid Up-Front now only applies to all Champions in front of Môrgæn.

    • Stay Out Of My WayPaid Up-Front now only applies to all Champions behind Môrgæn.
  • Buff Modifiers — The second Specialization determines what additional factor modifies Paid Up-Front's magnitude:

    • Keep It SimplePaid Up-Front's buff is increased by 300%.

    • Tight FormationPaid Up-Front is increased by 75% for each Champion adjacent to Môrgæn (stacking additively, then applying multiplication; 6 adjacent = 450%).

    • Calm Under PressurePaid Up-Front is increased by 20% for each enemy attacking a Champion within 2 slots of herself (additively), up to a max of 20 enemies (max 400%); each enemy can only count once, even if it's attacking multiple Champions.

    • The Long GamePaid Up-Front is increased by 10% each second an enemy is not killed (additively), stacking up to 60 times (max 600%); any enemy dying resets the stack amount to 0.
  • Buff Modifiers 2 — Choose a second Specialization choice from Buff Modifiers.

Ultimate Ability

  • Customized Arrow — Môrgæn pulls a customized arrow from her quiver at random and fires this more powerful arrow towards her enemies. This ultimate can have one of three effects at random:

    • Skull-carved Arrow — Môrgæn's arrow rips through all enemies it hits, continuing in a straight line until it leaves the screen.

    • Smokepowder Arrow — Môrgæn's arrow explodes on the enemy it hits, dealing damage to all other enemies nearby.

    • Green-leaf Arrow — Môrgæn's arrow causes the enemy it hits to take damage over time.

V. Môrgæn's Equipment

Dungeons & Dragons Môrgæn Morgaen Acquisitions Incorporated Equipment

Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Global DPS
Slot 3: Paid Up-Front
Slot 4: Friends In Wealth
Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

What do you think of Môrgæn? Have we done justice to Acquisitions Incorporated's most dangerous employee? Let us know!

Feel free to send us feedback on via the Idle Champions Subreddit, Steam forum, or the Idle Champions Discord!
January 3rd
BW2: January 3rd, 2020 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Salt Desert Quest Hub (January 3rd, 2020)

- Added a new quest hub in the Salt Desert area! Becomes available after getting the Corroded Stalagmite from the Salt Palace Grounds. Speak to the Town Crier to start!
- New riveting story quests!
- New compelling dailies!
- New blinged-out store!
- New puzzles!
- And so much more!

- Added the correct number of branches to the Menorah ranch item.

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
January 3rd
BW2: Salt Desert Quest Hub 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

Trouble is brewing in the Desolate Salt Desert, and an adventurous historian is looking for answers! Join her delve into desolation, as she establishes a new Quest Hub, featuring its own story quest chain, dailies, store, and more! If you've retrieved the Corroded Stalagmite from the Salt Palace Grounds, you can start this new adventure at the Town Crier!

This update includes a whole swath of new story quests, dailies, store items, and hidden secrets! Top-up your waterskin and start the adventure!

The Town Crier will let you know when enough time has passed to pick up the continuing story quests. As you finish the story parts, you'll unlock new daily quests to do!

Choose carefully though, because once you've started these daily quests, you won't be able to do any Cera Altepetl, Explorer's Camp, Sanctuary, or Cloudland daily quests for the next 20 hours.

Completing the Daily Quests will award you Vilu Tender, which can be used to buy a plethora of exciting custom items and treats from the Salty Cenote Supply store once it's been unlocked.

Chat about it on the forum!

Happy Whacking!
January 1st
Idle Champions: Tomb of Annihilation, Part 9 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The time has finally come to wrap up your unfinished business in Chult. Five new challenging variants await the most stalwart of adventurers, with the reward of unlocking Dragonbait, the Saurial Paladin with their completion.

Good luck!

Note: you will need to have completed the base adventures and at least 17 additional adventures in the Tomb of Annihilation campaign in order to unlock the first of these variants.

New Champion: Dragonbait



    Dragonbait is a champion of good and a saurial—a race that originated on a distant world and whose members have long lives. Very few saurials dwell in the Forgotten Realms, and no saurial communities are believed to exist anywhere in the world. The saurial's language is a combination of clicks and whistles beyond the human range of hearing, so Dragonbait relies on 'shouting' scents to communicate emotions. Dragonbait's known scents include: brimstone (confusion), roses (sadness), lemon (pleasure or joy), baked bread (anger), violets (danger or fear), honeysuckle (tenderness or concern), wood smoke (devotion or piety), tar (victory or celebration), and ham (nervousness or worry).

Dragonbait is a Tank and Support Champion. His Shen-state formation ability offers a variety of scent-based positional formation buffs. When you wish to add Dragonbait to the formation, you can swap him with Jamilah (Slot 11).

For more information about our latest Evergreen Champion, check out the Idle Champion Spotlight: Dragonbait dev blog!

Tomb of Annihilation Variants

  • Exploring Port Nyanzaru Variant 3: Patience is Key — Only Champions with a base attack cooldown of 5 seconds or more can be used.
    Reach area 300.
  • Running of the Saurs Variant 3: Relay Race — Each Champion can only be used for 150 unique areas. Once a Champion has been in the formation for 150 unique areas, they are no longer allowed to be used until the adventure is reset.
    Reach area 325.
  • The Templar's Camp Variant 3: Overwhelming Force — All monsters deal 50% more damage and move 20% faster for each enemy alive.
    Reach area 350.
  • Rescue in the Jungle Variant 3: Starving in the Jungle — Gold drops are reduced by 2% per area (stacking multiplicatively). Your Champions take 4% unavoidable damage every second in non-boss areas.
    Reach area 375.
  • The Lost Love Variant 2: A Saurial's Resolve — Dragonbait takes up a slot at the very front of your formation, and cannot be moved or swapped out.

    While alive, Dragonbait will buff your formation. Each time you encounter Valindra Shadowmantle (the Area 50 Boss), she respawns after she is killed, gaining increased health and damage for each resurrection.

    Valindra will respawn once for every 50 areas you've unlocked (so once on area 50, twice on area 100, three times on area 150, etc). Whenever she respawns, Dragonbait increases his resolve, gaining buffs to his tanking and buffing abilities.
    Reach area 400.

Completing A Saurial's Resolve rewards you with Dragonbait - the latest Evergreen Champion

January 1st
Idle Champion Spotlight: Dragonbait 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Happy new year! Would you like to learn about your first new Champion of 2020?

It's time to dive in to the wondrous world of Saurial scents and see what we can find...

A truly rare creature...



    Dragonbait is a champion of good and a saurial—a race that originated on a distant world and whose members have long lives. Very few saurials dwell in the Forgotten Realms, and no saurial communities are believed to exist anywhere in the world. The saurial's language is a combination of clicks and whistles beyond the human range of hearing, so Dragonbait relies on 'shouting' scents to communicate emotions. Dragonbait's known scents include: brimstone (confusion), roses (sadness), lemon (pleasure or joy), baked bread (anger), violets (danger or fear), honeysuckle (tenderness or concern), wood smoke (devotion or piety), tar (victory or celebration), and ham (nervousness or worry).

Dragonbait is a Tank and Support Champion. His Shen-state formation ability offers a variety of scent-based positional formation buffs. When you wish to add Dragonbait to the formation, you can swap him with Jamilah (Slot 11).

II. Dragonbait's Stats

Race: Saurial Alignment: Lawful Good
Class: Paladin Gender: Male
Age: 242 Affiliation: none

STR: 15 DEX: 13 CON: 17
INT: 14 WIS: 16 CHA: 18

Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Vajra

III. Dragonbait's Design

Bringing an old character with a lot of history to life is always a unique challenge -- even more so when said character is as unique and quirky as Dragonbait. Saurials are rare, after all, and not originally native to Toril. Yet here is Dragonbait, co-starring in The Finder's Stone Trilogy of novels by Kate Novak and Jeff Grub, starting with Azure Bonds in 1988, and then popping up again decades later in 2017's Tomb of Annihilation where he has since become the traveling companion of Artus Cimber. This little sauriel gets around!

Luckily for us, Dragonbait's unique quirks made for a rich opportunity with his design. Since Dragonbait is unable to speak common, he communicates his emotions primarily with scents, so we used those scents as the base for his design with Shen-state. Everything builds off Shen-state, from the range of Dragonbait's formation buff with Scent: Pie Crust to the effective power of the buff with Scent: Roasted Vegetables and Scent: Meat Sauce.

We hope you like him!

IV. Dragonbait's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Slice Through — Dragonbait attacks the closest enemy with his sword, hitting all nearby enemies with a small cleave.

Formation Abilities

  • Shen-state — Dragonbait increases the damage of Champions within one slot of himself by 100%. This ability is buffed by Dragonbait's various Scents.
  • Scent: Pie Crust — The range of Shen-state is increased by 1 for each Healer Champion in the formation, stacking additively.
  • Scent: Roasted Vegetables — The effect of Shen-state is increased by 100% for each enemy attacking Dragonbait and each enemy enrage stack, stacking additively. This effect is increased by 100% for each other Tanking Champion in the formation (multiplicatively).
  • Scent: Meat Sauce — The effect of Shen-state is increased for each Support Champion in the formation. The increase amount is based on how close the Support Champion is to Dragonbait. The following values are used:
    • 1 slot away: 50%
    • 2 slots away: 150%
    • 3 slots away: 100%
    • 4 slots away: 50%
    • 5+ slots away: 25%
  • Fast Friends — Dragonbait increases the health of all other Champions by 25% of his max health.

Specializations

  • Scent: Roasted Chicken — The effect of Scent: Meat Sauce now uses the following values for each Support Champion in the formation:
    • 1 slot away: 75%
    • 2 slots away: 100%
    • 3 slots away: 125%
    • 4 slots away: 150%
    • 5+ slots away: 200%
  • Scent: Herbs and Spices — The effect of Scent: Roasted Vegetables is increased by an additional 50% for each Tanking Champion in the formation (multiplicatively).

Ultimate Ability

  • Holy Avenger — Dragonbait jumps out and strikes with his Holy Avenger, dealing damage to all enemies on screen and immediately clearing any stun/charm effects on Champions. Any Fiends or Undead left alive are marked with an overlay of the Holy Avenger, causing Champions who attack them to take 400% additional damage.

V. Dragonbait's Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Max Health
Slot 3: Roasted Vegetables
Slot 4: Meat Sauce
Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

Your latest Evergreen Champion has arrived — complete those Tomb of Annihilation variants, unlock Dragonbait, and then let us know what you think!

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