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January 14th
BW2: Celebrate Nate's Birthday Event! 
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 2022:

New year, new gift from Nate's uncle! He seems apologetic enough, so maybe this one won't be cursed...

And introducing the 100% reward for this year: Holiday Flower Boxes! Collect each one and expand your garden displays! Here's one with flowers in Nate's bombastic style:



Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!

There are a total EIGHTEEN possible Achievements to earn in the Nate’s Birthday 2022 event:

Achievements Returning in 2022:

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.
Cursed Cubes! - You removed the cube curse!

Added/Changed for 2022:

Nate-tional Treasure - You bought all the 2022 Nate's Birthday event items!

We have 10 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:

Birthday Spoils - You bought all the 2021 Nate's Birthday event items!
Birthday Blowout - You bought all the 2020 Nate's Birthday event items!
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 Nate-tional Treasure achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Mount Packs:

New fierce mounts are available from Jan 14th to 17th! Why not a Wyvern mount?

The Pseudowyvern mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more, and the Charred Pseudowyvern and Ghastly Pseudowyvern 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:

2022 Pet Packs --> COMING SOON!!



This event runs until Friday January 28th, 2022 @ Noon PST (8pm UTC).

Post your thoughts and feedback here!
January 14th
BW2: January 14th, 2022 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Nate’s Birthday Event 2022 Update (January 14th, 2022)

- Updated Nate’s Birthday Event
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added year 4 sequel to Cursed Cubes challenging quest
- Added new event mounts in Bush Bucks sale and mount packs, available the first weekend of the event
- Added 3 new pets available the second weekend of the event
- Reduced the number of token and energy goobers that drop when turning in safety coins. You still get the same amount from the turn-in! It just bundles them together into fewer little graphic drops, so you don’t have to wait forever for them all to drop when doing large turn-ins.

- Moved Nicked Knicknacks & Pilfered Plushie achievements to the Legacy category

- Fixed whacking hotkeys (q,w,e,r) triggering when typing in coupon codes, gifts, etc.

- Added a note to the description of the “Cursed Purple Cubes!” achievement: "This achievement has been retired in favour of a generic Cursed Cubes! achievement for Nate's Birthday event”

- Changed the name of the Rainbow Sheep from the Counting Sheep sale to Pastel Sheep to differentiate it from the Rainbow Sheep in the St. Patrick’s Event sale

- Changed the name of the Pink Sheep from the Valentine’s to Candy Sheep to differentiate it from the Pink Sheep in the Counting Sheep sale

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!

- Worked on the endless flux dungeon update!
January 12th
Idle Champions: Midwinter 5 
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 5 introduces Rust on the Habour, hydrophobic Tabaxi rogue and sometimes member of the Oxventure Guild. Midwinter also brings back Talin Uran, a Combat Wheelchair-using Tiefling Rogue, a Combat Wheelchair-using Tiefling Rogu, and Môrgæn, the High Elf Ranger (Hunter) played by Morgan Webb also on Acquisitions Incorporated. Players have until Monday, January 24th at 12 PM Pacific to complete their Midwinter 5 unlocks and objectives.

I. Rust on the Harbour

Dungeons & Dragons Rust Key Art
    Rust on the Harbour is a former pirate who gave up a life at sea because it was far too wet. His deadly skills are in contrast to his sweet nature and short attention span, and he enjoys seeing others succeed even if they are supposed to be antagonists. Now trying life as an adventurer on land, he'll lend his roguish skills to anyone who can give him that which his heart desires most: one gold piece.


Rust is a Support and Gold Find Champion whose excitement to find coin helps the rest of the formation increase their gold find. When you want to add him to your formation you can swap him with Jamilah (Slot 11).

II. Rust's Stats

Race: Tabaxi Alignment: Neutral
Class: Rogue Gender: Male Pronouns: He/Him
Age: 23

STR: 12 DEX: 18 CON: 15
INT: 11 WIS: 12 CHA: 14

Role: Support, Gold Find
Eligible for Patrons: Vajra, Zariel
Slot: 11 (Jamilah)


Dungeons & Dragons Rust

III. Rust's Design

We are fortunate to get to work with a huge variety of live-play D&D series, but it's a rare treat to be able to include the Dungeon Master as one of the Content Creators who bring a Champion to our game. So we're very happy that our third Champion from the Oxventure crew from Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra comes from DM Johnny Chiodini! They created Rust as their character for a Saltmarsh campaign, and brought the supportive tabaxi in as an NPC for Oxventure to enjoy.

Rust does his best to help his allies be more deadly on the battlefield, but his main focus is cashing in on all the coin he can collect! He's always on the hunt for One Gold Piece, which he will happily grab from the field when dropped by a defeated enemy. As long as he holds a precious coin in his claws, he buffs the damage bonus to Highest Bidder and the gold find bonus for Rust For Hire. Plus the more Oxventurers Guild Champions there are in the formation, the more likely he'll find a shiny gold piece while saying Hello, Friends!

For more information on Rust and his abilities, check out his Champion Spotlight!

Year Five Variants


  • Adventure Variant 1: Gold Devourer — Rust begins in the formation. He can't be moved or removed from the formation. The Devourer appears as a secondary boss on area 25. It must be defeated in order to advance. Gold Find is reduced by 99%. Gold Find is increased by 200% per Champion in formation with the Gold Find Tag.
    Getting to know Rust: Rust increases your damage based on your total gold find. Use gold find buffing Champions in your formation to boost his support abilities!
    Complete Area 75.

  • Adventure Variant 2: Deadwinter Drama — Only Champions with CON of 14 or higher can be used. In every area, frozen skeleton archers that attack a random Champion from a ranged distance appear. These enemies do not drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress. If any undead enemy attacks a Champion, that Champion is stunned for 1 second.
    Complete Area 125.

  • Adventure Variant 3: Heads or Tails — Rust begins in the formation (slot 6) with his One Gold PIece ability unlocked. He can't be moved or removed from the formation. When Rust is not holding his shiny gold piece, adjacent champions damage is disabled. When Rust is holding his shiny gold piece, non-adjacent champion damage is disabled.
    Complete Area 175.


For information on previous years' variants, check out the Midwinter 4 blog. And if you have feedback, let us know in a Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!
January 12th
Idle Champions: Jan 2022 DLC Retirement Sale 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Our DLC Retirement Sale is about to begin! After the sale, all of this DLC will be retired to Wild Offers, so if you have your eye on these fantastic familiars and skins, pick them up before that happens!

Most platforms will have the sale run Jan 12-26th. Playstation will have all of the listed DLC on sale from Jan 19th - Feb 2nd.

All listed DLC will retire from the shop on February 4th, 2022.

Week 1: January 12th-18th

Familiars:

  • Tasha's Cauldron Familiar Pack, which also includes 2 Epic Potions of Speed, 2 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, & 2 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance.
  • Pirate Parrot Familiar Pack, which also includes 4 Epic Potions of Speed, 4 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, 4 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, & 1 Potion of Polish!
  • Charadlyn Dragonet Familiar Pack, which also includes 6 Epic Potions of Speed, 6 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, 6 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, 6 Epic Potions of Fire Breath, & 1 Potion of Polish!

  • Week 2: January 19th-26th

    Skin & Feat Packs:

  • The Hadar Qillek Skin and Feat Pack — this pack will unlock Qillek if you don't already have him and includes Qillek's Hadar Qillek Skin and his Dark Blessing Epic Feat. This pack also includes 7 Gold Qillek Chests with one guaranteed Shiny Equipment card.

  • The Gnome Ceremorph Zorbu Skin and Feat Pack — this pack will unlock Zorbu if you don't already have him and includes Zorbu's Gnome Ceremorph Skin and his Ceremorph Hunter Epic Feat. This pack also includes 7 Gold Zorbu Chests with one guaranteed Shiny Equipment card.

  • The Artificer Avren Skin and Feat Pack — this pack will unlock Avren if you don't already have him and includes Avren's Artificer Skin and his Two-Headed Coin Epic Feat. This pack also includes 7 Gold Avren Chests with one guaranteed Shiny Equipment card.

  • The Sentinel Prime Skin and Feat Pack — this pack will unlock Sentry if you don't already have her and includes Sentry's Sentinel Prime Skin and her Her Majesty's Rose Epic Feat. This pack also includes 7 Gold Sentry Chests with one guaranteed Shiny Equipment card.

  • Retirement: February 4th

    All of the above DLC is going to be retired on February 4th. You can find more information and details in the in-game store when the sales are live!
    January 7th
    Idle Champion Spotlight: Rust on the Harbour 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Many are excited by the thrilling life of a pirate on the high sea. But all the swashbuckling skills in the world cannot help when you are afraid of water!

    Rust on the Harbour is the sweetest, nicest sellsword to ever be shot out of a cannon! He joins fellow Oxventure Guild members Corazón and Prudence in the Idle Champions roster during Midwinter 5.

    I. Rust

    Dungeons & Dragons Rust

      Rust on the Harbour is a former pirate who gave up a life at sea because it was far too wet. His deadly skills are in contrast to his sweet nature and short attention span, and he enjoys seeing others succeed even if they are supposed to be antagonists. Now trying life as an adventurer on land, he'll lend his roguish skills to anyone who can give him that which his heart desires most: one gold piece.


    Rust is a Support and Gold Find Champion whose excitement to find coin helps the rest of the formation increase their gold find. When you want to add him to your formation you can swap him with Jamilah (Slot 11).

    II. Rust's Stats

    Race: Tabaxi Alignment: Neutral
    Class: Rogue Gender: Male Pronouns: He/Him
    Age: 23
    Affiliation: Oxventurers Guild

    STR: 12 DEX: 18 CON: 15
    INT: 11 WIS: 12 CHA: 14

    Role: Support, Gold Find
    Eligible for Patrons: Vajra, Zariel
    Slot: 11 (Jamilah)


    Dungeons & Dragons Rust Key Art

    III. Rust's Design

    We are fortunate to get to work with a huge variety of liveplay D&D series, but it's a rare treat to be able to include the Dungeon Master as one of the Content Creators who bring a Champion to our game. So we're very happy that our third Champion from the Oxventure crew from Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra comes from DM Johnny Chiodini! They created Rust as their character for a Saltmarsh campaign, and brought the supportive tabaxi in as an NPC for Oxventure to enjoy. Along with their impressive DM skills, Johnny has made content for Eurogamer, GameSpot, and Dicebreaker, and currently creates videos about tabletop and video games for their Patreon.

    Rust does his best to help his allies be more deadly on the battlefield, but his main focus is cashing in on all the coin he can collect! He's always on the hunt for One Gold Piece, which he will happily grab from the field when dropped by a defeated enemy. As long as he holds a precious coin in his claws, he buffs the damage bonus to Highest Bidder and the gold find bonus for Rust For Hire. Plus the more Oxventurers Guild Champions there are in the formation, the more likely he'll find a shiny gold piece while saying Hello, Friends!

    All of Rust's Specializations focus on his beloved One Gold Piece. If it's Especially Shiny he simply increases his bonuses to gold find and Champion damage. But if there are many Oxventurers Guild Champions nearby he can base his buff on his Close Friends. This deadly tabaxi can shoot enemies with his pistols or stab them with his rapier, but he might drop his shiny gold piece when he leaps into melee combat. So his Rust Reloaded Specialization means he will only attack with his pistols, keeping that coin safer from being dropped. But sometimes Rust needs to do something epic, even if there's a chance he'll lose his gold piece, and that's when he'll load himself into a cannon to be launched across the battlefield in his Ultimate Attack, Cannonball!

    IV. Rust's Abilities

    Basic Attack

    Rust has two different attacks that he rotates through. He attacks once with Bang Bang, then drops his pistols and will attack with his Rapier three times before retrieving the pistols and starting over.
    • Bang Bang — Rust shoots a random enemy with his pistols, once from each pistol. Rust can not lose his shiny gold piece when he attacks with his pistols.
    • Stabby Stabby — Rust leaps out and stabs a random enemy with his Rapier once. He might lose his shiny gold piece while doing this.

    Formation Abilities

    • One Gold Piece — Rust has a 2% chance to gain a shiny gold piece from any kill. While holding this gold piece, the effects of his Rust For Hire and Highest Bidder abilities are increased by 200% each. Rust has a 3% chance to accidentally lose the gold piece each time he attacks with his Rapier.
    • Rust For Hire — Rust increases your gold find by 100%.
    • Highest Bidder — Rust increases the damage of all Champions by 100% for each order of magnitude of your Gold Find percentage.
      • For example, if your gold find is 2.1e15%, then this bonus is multiplied by 15.
    • Hello, Friends! — Rust's chance for One Gold Piece to find a shiny gold piece from any kill is increased by 100% for each other Oxventurers Guild Champion in the formation, stacking additively and then applying multiplicatively.

    Specializations

    • Especially Shiny — Increase the ability bonus of One Gold Piece by 100%.
    • Close Friends — The ability bonus of One Gold Piece is increased by 100% for each other Oxventurers Guild Champion within 2 slots, stacking multiplicatively.
    • Rust Reloaded — Rust now only attacks with his Pistols and can only lose his One Gold Piece during his ultimate attack.

    Ultimate Ability

    • Cannonball! — Rust loads himself into a cannon and fires himself toward the enemies, dealing damage in a large area upon landing. When using his ultimate, Rust has a 40% chance of dropping his shiny gold piece midway through his flight. This chance is reduced by 2.5% for every 4.5 seconds of ultimate cooldown reduction he has, capped at a 75% reduction

    V. Rust's Epic Equipment



    Slot 1: Global DPS
    Slot 2: One Gold Piece
    Slot 3: Rust For Hire
    Slot 4: Highest Bidder
    Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
    Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

    VI. Conclusion

    We're excited to have another member of the Oxventure Guild join our Champion roster and help you find all the gold pieces you are looking for! Tell us all about how much you are enjoying having Rust in your formations Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

    January 7th
    BW2: Creature Collector - Fire Sprite Pets! 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Coppers of the Creature Collector

    The eccentric Creature Collector has returned to the Commons, this time with a trio of puck pets!



    Head to the event area and choose one to train. You have until noon on Wednesday January 12th to complete the collector's four daily quests, level up your chosen creature, earn Creature Coppers to spend in their store, and get another page to your Creature Collector's Compendium!

    The Compendium Page will be given after the event ends. If you don't have the Creature Collector's Compendium ranch item, you'll get it when you get your first page.

    After the event, the collector will be taking their creature back unless you adopt it by purchasing its corresponding mount pack, available starting Monday January 10th.

    Train hard, Bush Whackers!

    The training quests unlock at noon on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Those busy on the weekends can still catch up!

    Notes
    - The VIP "Quest Reset" power does not reset these mini event quests, and they are not affected by the Time Turner and Timey Whimey Watch.
    - These three pets earn double the experience compared to other pets for the duration of this mini-event!

    Ye Olde Creature Collector's Galleria - Pets

    When you speak to Tanela Tiva in the event area, you can select the "What past pets are for sale?" chat option.

    This will open a new store, which will contain 3 non-event premium pets you have never owned! They cost Bush Bucks, like in event stores. The selection will change next time Tanela Tiva visits to event area.

    We've done this in response to players asking to see old premium pets they've missed out on, to help you fill out your pet collection. Snag those old-school pets you're missing out on!

    Read the Release Notes!

    January 7th
    BW2: January 7th, 2022 Release Notes 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Creature Collector - Fire Sprite Pets! (January 7th, 2022)

    - Rerunning Coppers of the Creature Collector mini event with 3 new pets and custom items
    - Added the following pets to the pool for the Ye Olde Creature Collector's Galleria store: Red Sheep, Pink Sheep, Orange Sheep, Yellow Sheep, Green Sheep, Turquoise Sheep, Blue Sheep, Indigo Sheep, Purple Sheep, Rainbow Sheep, Black Hole Sheep, Dazzling Pegasus, Twilight Pegasus, Radioactive Pegasus, Rose Bunny, Bunny Chick, Easter Ram

    - Renamed “Blue Fire Sprite” to “Blue Flame Sprite” to differentiate it from the walking Fire Sprite pets

    - Fixed quest spawns spawning after normal bushes instead of before

    - Swapped hotkeys for Mana Dig and Power Dig to Q and W respectively

    - Added Lights Hedge to ranch store

    - Changed popup message when clearing trinket sets to ‘Are you sure you want to delete ALL of your saved trinket sets?’

    - Updated the purchase confirmation popup to include how much you have of the cost currencies and to look nicer

    - Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!

    - Worked on the endless flux dungeon update!
    January 6th
    COTLI: Princess Pool Party Tier 7 

    It's been a long winter but these Crusaders have managed to get away to soak up some sun by the pool! It's time for Princess Pool Party 7! This year a lyrical siren joins the Crusaders.

    Princess Pool Party Tier 7 introduces Ligeia, the Lyrical Siren and brings back Ursula the Busy Bee, Pilot Pam, Queen Siri, Bernard the Bartender, Princess Val the Mermaid, Shenna the Centaur, Bruno the Unicorn, and Jiaolong, the Guardian!

    New Tier 7 Crusader: Ligeia, the Lyrical Siren

    Tags: Event, Female, Supernatural, Support, Human, Animal


    Ahh, relaxation.

    The feel as the warm sand hugs your toes with each step you take. The pleasant warm embrace of the heat of the day. The sound and smell of the surf as the waves crash on the beach. The cool moisture on the glass of your favourite drink in your hand. The haunting red-orange glow of the water and the sinking sun. Paradise.

    Your ears perk as you catch the faint strains of music and you take off along the beach to find the source. Rounding the bend your first sight is wings, though a lot of your friends have wings so it's no longer a huge shock. Next you see the lyre in their hands, being expertly played though the song comes to an end as you watch.

    Shaking your head to clear a bit of fog (which might have come from your drink, but you're not certain) you finally notice the crowd gathered around the musician. She's definitely something special, luring a large chunk of resort guests to her impromptu concert. She starts to play again and the trance returns.

    Soon, the music is finally over, and you realize it's now really dark and you've sat down on the sand at some point. The crowd has also dispersed and it's just you and the musician now.

    "Sorry, didn't mean to overdo it," she says. "I just wanted you to stick around for a moment. I sensed something...different about you. You seem well traveled."

    "You could say that," you quip. "I've gotten around." You notice she's put the lyre back in its case, and the night is silent but for the waves.

    She follows your gaze. "No coercion this time. I've learned to prefer honest answers to my questions."

    "And what question would you ask?"

    "Can I join your travels? I'm looking for an adventure…"

    You hesitate a second and look at the ground. "Well, we've already got a lot of musicians in our group--" Your words are cut off as you feel the scaly texture of talons around your throat.

    "You were saying?" she asks with a cock of her head, and the talons relax a little.

    You swallow nervously. "What happened to no coercion?" She just smirks.

    You reach out your free hand. "Welcome aboard."



    New Tier 7 Objectives

  • Recruit Ligeia | Ligeia takes up a slot in the formation. RPilot Pam and Queen Siri start in the formation, and can't be removed. Only Female Crusaders can be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Beat area 650.

  • Catamaran Cruise | Bernard the Bartender and Princess Val the Mermaid 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.

  • Suspicious Private Island | Shenna the Centaur and Bruno the Unicorn start in the formation, and can't be removed. Only Shenna can do DPS. No Dragon Crusaders can be used. The formation has been poisoned by a wily horseman! Crusaders take 30% damage every second. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 800.

  • Shore Excursion | Jiaolong the Guardian starts in the formation, and can't be removed. Aside from Jiaolong, only Healer or Magical Crusaders can be used. Can only do DPS while Alchemy is active. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 850.

  • Tropical Flower Walk | Ursula the Busy Bee starts in the formation, and can't be removed. Monsters drop less gold. Only Flora Crusaders can be used. 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, January 18th, 2022 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Princess Pool Party 7!

    For more info on previous Princess Pool Party Crusaders and objectives check out the Princess Pool Party 6 blog post.

    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, 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.

    January 5th
    Idle Champions: Jan 5 2022 Adventure Variants 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    This week's update brings not only 11 new adventure variants for the 5 active campaigns of Idle Champions, but we're also updating the Patron Shop and adding Tier 6 & 7 Patron Perks! Each adventure variant is Patron-themed, and some of them have the Patrons along to supervise!

    Adventure Variants

    This week's update brings 11 new adventure variants for our 5 active campaigns! Many of these adventure variants have the patrons joining the party to supervise. Enjoy!

    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Variants

    Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Adventure Variants

    • Seeds of Deceit: The Strahd Squad
    • Protect the Martikov family winery from destruction while fighting back hordes of zombies.
      • There is a 40% chance with each wave that 5 additional Strahd Zombies appear. They don't drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
      • Due to Strahd’s influence, Champion healing is reduced by 75%.
      • Complete area 275.

    • Flies on the Wall: A Nod from Strahd
    • Head to the Amber Temple to help Kasimir while repelling Strahd.
      • In each boss area Strahd on Horseback appears. You must defeat this additional boss to advance. When defeated, he runs off the screen.
      • Only champions with INT of 13 or higher can be used..
      • Complete area 325.

    • Lost in the Goblin Halls: Temporal Rift in the Goblin Halls
    • Search through the citadel to find the twilight grove in record time!
      • Time is sped up by 2x.
      • You must complete area 100 within 30 minutes of starting the objective.
      • You must click on 50 distractions before completing the objective.
      • Complete area 100.


    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Variants

    Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Adventure Variants

    • Attack on the Manor: Review by the Blackstaff
    • Investigate a heinous attack just outside your new manor under the watchful eye of the Blackstaff.
      • Vajra joins the formation to advise.
      • Champions with Melee and Ranged attacks deal no damage.
      • Complete area 250.

    • Nimble Escape: Distracted Escape
    • Search Gralhund Villa for the Nimblewright while protecting Mirt.
      • Mirt leads the formation.
      • Champions adjacent to Mirt deal no damage due to his distracting presence.
      • Only good and evil champions may be used.
      • At the start of each area, an Iron Defender with 10 armored HP appears. Other monsters are invulnerable while the Iron Defender is there.
      • Complete area 275.


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

    Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus Adventure Variants

    • Questlines: Just The Worst
    • Clear off your quest to do list with the worst of the worst.
      • Good Champions cannot be used.
      • Neutral Champions (on the good/evil axis) deal no damage.
      • Complete area 500.

    • Bel's Forge: Fire and Brimstone
    • Begin to unravel Bel's intentions while fighting fire and fiends!
      • In each non-boss area, one Lesser Fire Elemental appears with each wave. They do not count towards quest progress, nor do they drop gold. The Elemental’s movement is 300% faster. If the Elemental hits with an attack, it explodes (and dies) and all champions lose 20% of their HP.
      • In each boss area a Cultist of Zariel appears. You must defeat this additional boss to advance.
      • Only champions with STR of 10 or higher and CHA of 13 or higher can be used.
      • Complete area 525.

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

    Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Adventure Variants

    • Deekin's Mission: Fire and Ice
    • Escort the survivors to Bryn Shander with the redeemed Zariel.
      • Redeemed Zariel takes up a slot in the formation.
      • Zariel’s presence has attracted hordes of angry devils due to her redemption. In Non-Boss levels, each wave creates an extra 1-3 random devils. They do not drop gold or count towards quest progress. In Boss levels, create an additional random boss that must also be defeated to advance.
      • Evil champions may not be used.
      • Neutral (on the good/evil axis) champions deal no damage.
      • Complete area 450.

    • Frozen Vengeance: REALLY Frozen Vengeance
    • Return to Sunblight fortress during the coldest day of the year.
      • The cold causes all Champion base attack cooldowns to be doubled, making them attack less often.
      • Only slow Champions with a DEX of 13 or lower can be used.
      • Complete area 475.

    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Wild Beyond the Witchlight Variants

    Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventure Variants

    • Thieves of the Coven: Patron Party
    • Dive deeper into the mysteries of the Witchlight Carnival while protecting the patrons.
      • Redeemed Zariel, Mirt, and Vajra escort the party and take up slots in the formation.
      • Complete area 350.

    • Hither of Witchlight: Don’t Blast the Brigands
    • Venture into the Feywild in a fog that blocks ranged attacks.
      • Additional Harengon Brigands appear in each area. They don't drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
      • Only Champions with a melee or Magical base attack can be used.
      • Complete area 400.


    New Patron Perks and Patron Shop Updates

    With this Adventure Variant Update, it's also time to update Patron Perk Tiers and the Patron Shop! In addition to Tier 6 & 7 Patron Perks, each Patron will receive a skin for an Evergreen Champion, a Golden Epic for an Evergreen Champion, and Rare & Epic Feats.

    Tier 6 & 7 Patron Perks

    • Mirt the Moneylender:
      • Tier 6 Local — Dig Deep: Increase the damage of all Champions by 1% for each enemy on screen.
      • Tier 6 Global — Price of Inflation: Gold Find +2.5%.
      • Tier 7 Local — Moneylent: Reduce the amount of gold required to level up Champions by 3%
      • Tier 7 Global — Silvery Gates: Time Gate Silver Chest drops have a +2% chance of being doubled.
    • Vajra Safahr:
      • Tier 6 Local — Embassy: Increases the damage of non-human Champions by +50%.
      • Tier 6 Global — The Less Fortunate: Damage of Champions without the "Gold Find" role +10%.
      • Tier 7 Local — Young Guns: Damage of Champions aged 50 or younger +40%
      • Tier 7 Global — Golden Gifts: Gold chest drops have a +2% chance of being doubled.
    • Strahd von Zarovich:
      • Tier 6 Local — Long Lived: Damage of Champions aged 50 or older +50%.
      • Tier 6 Global — Arm's Length: Damage of Champions adjacent to 2 or fewer Champions +10%.
      • Tier 7 Local — And Prosperous: Increases the damage of all Champions by 10% for every Gold Find Champion in the formation (mult)
      • Tier 7 Global — Unlikely Allies: Global Damage +5% for each Good/Evil pair of Champions in the formation.
    • Zariel:
      • Tier 6 Local — Only the Strong: Increase the damage of Champions with a STR score of 12+ by 75%.
      • Tier 6 Global — No Trial Left Undone: Increase the damage done by Champions while on a Trials of Mount Tiamat trial adventure by 50%.
      • Tier 7 Local — Only the Loved: Increase the damage of Champions with a CHA score of 15+ by 75%.
      • Tier 7 Global — Tiamat Unleashed: Increase the Assault Party DPS provided by reaching the daily Trials of Mount Tiamat area goal by 1%.


    New Patron Feats

    • Mirt the Moneylender:
      • Rare Feat
        • Celeste — Sturdy Mantle: Crusader's Mantle +40%.
      • Epic Feat
        • Krond — Striker Training: Survival of the Fittest +80%.
    • Vajra Safahr:
      • Rare Feat
        • Nayeli — Strong Willed: Aura of Courage +40%.
      • Epic Feat
        • Calliope — Wound Master: Song of Protection +60%.
    • Strahd von Zarovich:
      • Rare Feat
        • Shandie — Bonus Blast: Explosive Arrows +40%.
      • Epic Feat
        • Makos — Prodigal Leader: Global Damage +50%.
    • Zariel:
      • Rare Feat
        • Ishi — Well Rounded: Monsters are People Too +40%.
      • Epic Feat
        • Krull — Golden Touch: Plague: Pilfer +80%.


    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions New Golden Epics

    New Patron Golden Epics

    • Mirt the Moneylender:
      • Ulkoria Slot 3 — Animated Gargoyle
    • Vajra Safahr:
      • Azaka Slot 1 — Scimitar of the Weretiger
    • Strahd von Zarovich:
      • Dragonbait Slot 3 — Belt of Many Pouches
    • Zariel:
      • Reya Slot 3 — Armor of the Avatar


    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions New Patron Skins

    New Patron Skins

    • Mirt the Moneylender:
      • Mindflayer Ulkoria
    • Vajra Safahr:
      • Farmer Azaka
    • Strahd von Zarovich:
      • Vampire Dragonbait
    • Zariel:
      • Blood War Reya


    See the in-game Change Log for more information!