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September 15th
Dev Blog: Gem Shop 
Posted in Idle Champions.

I've got gems, you've got gems. Let's do something with them!

What is the Gem Shop?
The Gem Store is a new feature coming to Idle Champions on September 16th, 2020!

What is it?
Oh, I'm glad you asked! It's a new tab in the in-game Shop that features items you can only purchase with gems! Curious how much your next gem familiar costs? Want to see what new skins are available for Champions? Go to the Gem Store!

Dungeons & Dragons Gem Shop

What is a familiar?
New to familiars, eh? Check out the video below! The bottom line: you'll want some familiars for your adventures, as they help click enemies and level up your Champions! As you're collecting gems, check back often to see when you can unlock your next little buddy!

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What are skins?
New to customizing your Champions, eh? Skins are cosmetic upgrades that we offer for many of the Champions. They change the look of the Champion to a whole new rocking outfit! You can swap back and forth between looks for a Champion once you have unlocked them.

A friend says that they can see a skin in the Gem Store that I can't!
Champion skins in the Gem Store are only shown if you've already unlocked the Champion.

What else is in the Gem Shop?
At the moment, we are only featuring Skins, Familiars, and Chests in the gem store. When you purchase a Silver or Gold chest in the Gem Store, you can purchase up to 100 of them at a time (if you have enough gems, of course)!

Dungeons & Dragons Multi Purchase Chests

OK, so you made gem familiars more visible. I have them all.
Well, we've also added skins for many of our Champions, including brand new skins for Drizzt & Dhadius! Which Champions do you want to see skins for next? Let us know!

Dungeons & Dragons Lich Dhadius

Feedback Wanted!

For now, check out the Gem Shop, an all-new permanent addition to the game, when the Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms Third Anniversary launches tomorrow at Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)! We very much look forward to your feedback on the store, so please let us know what you think in a Community Q&A or feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, a post on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

June 19th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Freely 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's time for the latest Idle Champion Spotlight, and this time around we're talking about a well-traveled Gold Find and Support Champion!

And did we mention that this lucky halfling directly increases your Divine Favor as well?

Read on and learn all about Freely...

I. Lucky Halfling



    Freely has traveled across multiple Planes, but he has always had his luck to keep him safe. Even an unfortunate detour into being trapped as an Illithid ultimately led him into the company of his new friends, Beyond Heroes! Armed with the magic in his blood, and the Faith that flows through his sword, he always seeks to destroy evil wherever he can sense it. Freely prefers to act first and think later, since hey, things always tend to work out for him anyway, right?

Freely is a Gold Find and Support Champion. He increases your divine favor directly with his Adventurous Tale ability. When you want to add Freely to your formation, you can swap him with Minsc (Slot 7).

II. Freely's Stats

Race: Halfling Alignment: Neutral Good
Class: Bard/Warlock Gender: Male
Age: 42 Affiliation: none

STR: 13 DEX: 17 CON: 10
INT: 8 WIS: 10 CHA: 16

Eligible for Patrons: Mirt

III. Freely's Design

We had the great fortune to cross paths with B. Dave Walters while participating in the D&D Live events over the last few years. As we grew to know B. Dave better, we learned that in addition to playing Freely on Beyond Heroes and Silver & Steel, he's also the writer for A Darkened Wish, an awesome human (and an awesome vampire), and just an all-around cool creator in the D&D Community. We knew we wanted to work with him, and in early 2019 we talked to him about bringing Freely to the game.

(Side note: we know what you're thinking. Yes, it really can take well over a year for everything to line up behind the scenes to introduce a new Champion to the game. We actually already have nearly all of our Champions locked in through 2021...)

When we sat down to start working with B. Dave on Freely, it was immediately apparent that even though all Halflings are lucky, Freely has a special connection to Yondalla, the creator of the halfling pantheon and the halfling race itself. Yondalla offers protection to all halflings in the form of incredible luck, and when it comes to Freely, his unique Luck of Yondalla ability is core to his design.

Luck of Yondalla grants Freely and his allies chances to have enemies drop more gold (Requisition), to reduce their attack cooldowns (Follow-Through), to increase the damage enemies take (Opportunity), and to stun enemies (Stagger). This is further boosted by his Unlucky For Them ability, which increases the effect of Luck of Yondalla for each enemy affected by it.

When Freely is in your formation, An Adventurous Tale increases the amount of Divine Favor you collect when you reset (Complete Adventure) based on the number of areas you've cleared during that adventure.

Finally, Freely uses Cutting Words to distract enemies when he is within three slots of a Tank Champion who is under attack, increasing the Overwhelm of the Tank Champion.

Okay, now it's time to talk details...

IV.Freely's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Eldritch Blast — A beam of aquamarine crackling energy streaks towards a random enemy.

Formation Abilities

  • Luck of Yondalla — Freely, and any allies granted this ability through his specializations, have the Luck of Yondalla backing them up. Whenever they attack, one of the following Lucky Breaks occurs completely at random, affecting all enemies hit by the attack. Each Lucky Break can be applied on each enemy once for each Champion with Luck of Yondalla. Each application lasts for 15 seconds, so even if 10 Champions are attacking a single enemy with Luck of Yondalla, the actual Lucky Break applications on the enemy will vary over time.


    • Requisition — Target will drop 10% more gold when they are killed, stacking multiplicatively. This Lucky Break can be buffed by equipment and feats.
    • Follow-Through — Any Champion who attacks this enemy has their next base attack's cooldown decreased by 0.1 sec for each application of this Lucky Break on the enemy. This Lucky Break is never buffed.
    • Opportunity — The targeted enemy takes 100% more damage from all attacks, inclusive, stacks multiplicatively.
    • Stagger — Target has a 2% chance to be stunned for 1 second when they are attacked by any Champion, stacking additively.This Lucky Break is never buffed.
  • Unlucky For Them — The total effect of Luck of Yondalla: Opportunity is increased by 100% on enemies affected by it. This buff applies once to the total value of the applications.
  • An Adventurous Tale — If Freely is in your formation when you complete an area for the first time, he keeps track of it for future tales. When you reset your adventure, you'll collect an additional .01% of Divine Favor for each area Freely tracked, stacking additively but applying multiplicatively. Freely does not have to be in your formation when you reset to gain the additional Divine Favor, but he does need to be in your formation when you complete an area to increase his bonus. The bonus resets when you complete your adventure. This ability is buffed by feats and equipment.
  • Cutting Words — Freely distracts enemies if he is within 3 slots of a Tank Champion who is under attack by at least 1 enemy, increasing the overwhelm point of such Champions by 5. This ability is not buffed.

Specializations

  • Trust in Law — Grants Luck of Yondalla to all Lawful Champions in your formation. Affected Champions now cause Lucky Breaks whenever they attack.
  • Value Neutrality — Grants Luck of Yondalla to Neutral Champions (on the Lawful/Neutral/Chaotic scale) in your formation. Affected Champions now cause Lucky Breaks whenever they attack.
  • Always Expect Chaos — Grants Luck of Yondalla to Chaotic Champions in your formation. Affected Champions now cause Lucky Breaks whenever they attack.

Ultimate Ability

  • I Will Not Deafen — Freely grabs his sword and launches himself toward an enemy, showering green and red lightning in his wake until he smashes into his opponent for massive damage. It also applies all four Lucky Breaks on that enemy or any they didn't already have.

V. Freely's Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Luck of Yondalla: Requisition
Slot 3: Unlucky For Them
Slot 4: An Adventurous Tale
Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

Freely is an interesting Champion, and we are excited to see how well he fits into the Idle Champions meta with his Divine Favor Buff. 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!
March 14th, 2017
How to Redeem Free Jeweled Chest Codes 

We've been giving away free jeweled chest codes to all players subscribed to the Idol Times newsletter for a while now. It's our long-standing tradition to give you a free event Jeweled Chest when we release a weekend buff. We also give you all free Jeweled Chests when we hit certain Facebook Likes or Twitter Followers milestones.

If you didn't already know, all you need to do is sign-up for the newsletter here. Not only will you receive email updates about free jeweled chests, but you'll also receive the latest information about the game updates direct to your inbox. What's more, when you sign-up you'll be given a free piece of Rare gear.

However, newcomers to Crusaders of the Lost Idols might not realize how to redeem those codes, so we have put together a handy guide for PC below:

Step 1: Got to the Shop.


Step 2: Enter the Code.


If you play on mobile, you're going to need to link your account to a PC account. Check out this handy guide here.
August 12th, 2016
The Case of the Warrior in Japan 

Sasha, the Fierce Warrior, recently arrived back at the office after a trip to Japan. However, her movements and whereabouts remain a mystery which piqued the interest of Detective Kaine. His naturally inquisitive personality coupled with the secret nature of Sasha's trip are too much for Kaine to resist.

Our resident sleuth has started a journal documenting his investigation into her journey. Specifically, he has discovered that two keywords relating to her trip will unlock a jeweled chest within Crusaders of the Lost Idols.

You can follow along with Kaine's investigation as he tries to crack The Case of the Warrior in Japan by signing-up to the Idol Times newsletter. Each email will contain more clues from his notebook, of which the first pages his notes are available below.

The Case of the Warrior in Japan


If you can solve the mystery, you can enter the code into the in-game shop to earn a free jeweled chest. Please note the code is only valid on PC/Web, but you can link your account to mobile using these instructions.

Good luck, Crusaders!
August 5th, 2016
New Tasty Summer Talents! 

We know you've been waiting so we're excited to launch new Talents for both Tier One and Tier Three. Plus we have a new weekend celebration for you with buffs for five Crusaders AND a new Golden Epic with the purchase of the unique Tasty Chests.

As a reminder for our new players, or for those who have yet to discover Talents, these are unique additional features and powers that are available in exchange for Idols. As ever, the criteria to unlocking the tier talents is dependent on you beating a specific area. For Tier 3 talents you're going to need to beat area 600 in any campaign!

You won't lose any DPS or Gold gains when you exchange your Idols. You'll always keep your total DPS and Gold bonuses in keeping with the number of Idols you've earned since you started playing.

You can read more about the first Talents we launched last year here, the Tier 2 update here, and the Tier 3 update here. Without further ado, here are the details for the new Talents.

The two new Tier One Active and Passive talents are (available after reaching area 150 in any objective):

Speed Runner



Increase the odds of getting shorter duration missions by 10% per level (20 levels)

Every Last Cent



Gold missions award 5% more gold per level (20 levels)

The new Tier Three Active, and Utility talents are (available after reaching area 600 in any objective):

Extra Training



Increase the maximum Crusader level by 25 per level (40 levels)

Sniper



Clicking/tapping directly on a monster does 10% more damage per level (40 levels)

But wait, there's more! We're also launching a brand new weekend buff. For the duration of the weekend, five Crusaders will be receiving massive buffs to their abilities.

Emo Werewolf, Jason, Artaxes, Gold Panda and Pilot Pam will all get a limited time buff applied automatically this weekend. Plus, there are unique Tasty Jeweled Chests to get featuring gear just for those five Crusaders!

  • Emo Werewolf - +400% increase in DPS.
  • Jason, Master of Shadows - +100% increase for all Crusaders.
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar ability increased +200%.
  • Gold Panda - Increase all Gold found by +100%.
  • Pilot Pam - Focused Teamwork ability increased +200%.



Tasty Summer Talents Buff!
September 2nd, 2015
Golden Epic Gear with Purchase 


Today we're introducing a special incentive: Buy a Jeweled Chest Bundle and get a FREE Golden Epic Card that you won’t find anywhere else within the game.

All you need to do is buy a bundle of jeweled chests in the shop, and you'll receive the epic Super Friggin' Sharp Axe. This monstrous weapon will increase Jim the Lumberjack's DPS +300%.



Red rubies won't count against this special promotion, and the offer will apply to your next money purchase only.

Check out its awesome shininess in the shop now and admire its razor-sharp glory.