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September 21st
Idle Champion Spotlight: Torogar Steelfist 
Posted in Idle Champions.

    "A colossal dragon's skull leans against a mountainside, surrounded by bones the size of houses. Acrid smoke rises from the skull's maw. A military tent has been pitched among the bones, and parked next to it is a Devil's Ride belonging to Torogar Steelfist, the savage minotaur bodyguard of Arkhan the Cruel."

You may recognize Torogar from Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus or from some of the awesome art posted online. Let's dive right in and see how this raging minotaur shapes up, shall we?

I. Torogar Steelfist

    There's savage, and then there's Torogar. Few had even survived a head-to-head match with him before he ran into Arkhan the Cruel. He was known worlds over as an unstoppable brute. Now, as a part of the Dark Order, Torogar leads armies and communes with a god, but he's always down for another one-on-one match.

II. Torogar's Stats

Race: Minotaur Alignment: Lawful Evil
Class: Barbarian Gender: Male
Age: 32 Affiliation: Dark Order

STR: 23 DEX: 17 CON: 14
INT: 8 WIS: 9 CHA: 15

Role: DPS, Support
Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Vajra
Slot: 10, (Tyril)

III. Torogar's Design

When it came to designing Torogar, we were lucky to have the direct assistance of his creator, Joe Manganiello. Joe really helped us to distill down the essence of who Torogar is, what his relationship is like with Arkhan the Cruel, and more importantly, how Torogar and the Dark Order operate.

To start, we knew when introducing Krull last year, that Torogar and the Dark Order would be coming to Idle Champions. With the release of Torogar, Arkhan & Krull will gain the Dark Order affiliation, as well as a new Dark Order Synergy ability for both. Get ready, Champions. The Dark Order has arrived!

Torogar is a lynchpin for evil formations, doubling down on the boosts they are already receiving from other Dark Order members and making them stronger as they push further into the adventure.

Torogar's DPS and buffs increase with his devotion to Tiamat through his Zealot stacks affecting his Markings of a Zealot & Preach abilities. Initially, Torogar only gets a Zealot stack when he or an adjacent Champion kills an enemy his Word of Tiamat specialization extends this power to all evil Champions.

Now that his design has come together, Torogar is a support and DPS Champion who powers up Evil Champions. While blood raging, he increases the damage of the formation significantly, with permanent power-ups that unlock the more you use him. Torogar is potent in formations focused on evil Champions and is especially powerful when combined with Arkhan the Cruel & Krull. When you want to add Torogar to your formation, you can swap him with Tyril (Slot 10).

IV. Torogar's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Fiery Longswords — Torogar inflames his golden blades and then attacks the nearest enemy.

Formation Abilities

  • Markings of a Zealot — Whenever Torogar or an adjacent Champion kills an enemy, Torogar gains a Zealot stack. Torogar's Damage is increased by 0.01% for each Zealot stack he has collected (additive), and stacks persist through resets. This damage bonus is increased by 100% when Blood Rage is active. At various Zealot stack thresholds, the Blood Rage increase is buffed. These buffs apply multiplicatively.

  • Preach — Increase the damage of all other evil Champions by 0.01% for each Zealot stack Torogar has (additive).

  • Dark Order Synergy — The effect of Preach is increased by 100% for each Dark Order member adjacent to Torogar (multiplicative). While Blood Rage is active, this ability is increased by 100%. At various Zealot stack thresholds, the Blood Rage increase is buffed.

  • Note: We have also added Dark Order Affliations and Synergies for Arkhan the Cruel and Krull
    .
    • Arkhan the Cruel — Arkhan's Normal Attack Cooldown is decreased by 0.5 seconds for each other Dark Order member in the formation.
    • Krull — The effect of Krull's Arkhan's Army ability is increased by 100% (multiplicative) for each Dark Order member adjacent to Krull.

  • Blood Rage — Whenever Torogar's Zealot stacks reach a multiple of 50, Torogar enters a Blood Rage for 30 seconds. While Blood Rage is active, enemies damaged but not killed by Torogar gain a Mark of Tiamat debuff. Enemies with a Mark of Tiamat take 300% additional damage. Enemies cannot gain a Mark of Tiamat twice. Once Torogar's Zealot stacks reach the thresholds noted below, the listed effect will also activate when Blood Rage is active. Triggering Blood Rage while it's already active resets the duration.
    • 250: Whenever an enemy gains a Mark of Tiamat, they are stunned for 2 seconds.
    • 2,500: Torogar adds a small AOE to his base attack at 50% of his damage. This AOE attack can trigger multiple Mark of Tiamat debuffs from one attack.
    • 25,000: Enemies with a Mark of Tiamat attack 1 second slower.
    • 250,000: Torogar reduces his base attack cooldown by 1 second.
    • 2,500,000: The damage bonus from Mark of Tiamat is increased by 200%.

Specializations

  • Tiamat's Word — Torogar now also gains a Zealot stack when any evil Champion kills an enemy (not just Champions adjacent to Torogar). Only one stack can be gained per kill, so an evil Champion next to Torogar still only counts once.

  • Tiamat's Rage — The duration of Torogar's Blood Rage is extended by 15 seconds, and it automatically triggers after using Torogar's ultimate.

Ultimate Ability

Bull Rush — Torogar lowers his head and rushes at an enemy in the back, leaving a trail of fire in his wake. Enemies who are rushed through, or who walk through the remaining fire take damage. If the Tiamat's Rage specialization is chosen, Torogar triggers Blood Rage when he returns to the formation regardless of the number of Zealot stacks, or reset the duration if Blood Rage is already active.

V. Torogar's Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Self DPS
Slot 3: Markings of a Zealot
Slot 4: Preach
Slot 5: Dark Order Synergy
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

We've been wanting to include Torogar in Idle Champions since the very first time we set our eyes on his character art, and we're excited to have had another chance to work with Joe to bring this badass Minotaur to life and to debut the Dark Order in Idle Champions! We hope you like him!

Feel free to send us feedback on via the Idle Champions Subreddit, Steam forum, or the Idle Champions Discord!
September 16th
Idle Champions: Third Anniversary Celebration 
Posted in Idle Champions.

New Features, Content Update, and Daily Rewards, oh my! It's time for our Third Anniversary Celebration!

If you're interested in learning more about what's coming with this week's update, you've come to the right place...

Table of Contents


Dungeons & Dragons Third Anniversary

Third Anniversary Celebration



It's been quite the year for Idle Champions! In our third year we've rolled out quite a few features and systems, including the Patron system, Offline Progress, Modron Automation & Multi-Party Play, and reworked Time Gates! We also released two Evergreen Champions, started a new campaign, launched on Nintendo Switch, and left Early Access! Check out our Year 3 Retrospective Dev Blog for details! All that certainly deserves a celebration, right?


Dungeons & Dragons Third Anniversary Daily Rewards

Daily Rewards

Every day during the Third Anniversary Celebration you can log in and open a new Anniversary chest, but each chest is only available for 24 hours! Each chest contains four awesome items, hand-picked by the team here at Codename Entertainment to help you in your adventures.

Once you have claimed at least four daily Anniversary chests, you unlock the following additional rewards!

  • Exclusive Icewind Dale Tyril Skin
  • Exclusive Snow Click Damage
  • 5 Gold Chests

Dungeons & Dragons Third Anniversary Updates

New Features

We're thrilled to announce the debut of the New Gem Store with our Third Anniversary Celebration! This week's update includes the addition of two new gem skins, a new Evergreen Golden Epic in each patron's shop, and some new DLC. More on those below!

Dungeons & Dragons Summer Spectacular Modron Automation

Gem Store

The Gem Store is 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! This also includes the hugely popular community request of purchasing multiple Gold Chests with gems at once! Check out our Gem Store Dev Blog for full details!

Dungeons & Dragons Third Anniversary Celebration Familiars

New Familiars

New Familiars have appeared in the Shop! We've added five new Familiars to the shop: Arctic Fox, Wartsworth the Toad, Sylgar; the Xanathar's Goldfish, Yeti Tyke, & Hedgehog Familiar (as part of the Founder's Pack III DLC).

Dungeons & Dragons Third Anniversary Celebration New Evergreen Golden Epics

New Patron Evergreen Golden Epics

Champions who find themselves in service of Mirt the Moneylender will have access to Ulkoria Stonemarrow's Watchful Order Staff (Slot 1) Golden Epic , those in the service of Vajra Safar may access Azaka Stormfang's Volo's Guide to Chult Pullout Map (Slot 5) Golden Epic and those in the service of Strahd von Zarovich will have access to Dragonbait's Shield (Slot 2) Golden Epic through the Patron Shop.

Dungeons & Dragons Third Anniversary Celebration New DLC

New DLC Packs

New DLC Packs are now available!

The Founder's Pack III includes 42 Gold Chests, with 5 guaranteed Shiny loot cards, Exclusive Hedgehog Familiar, Exclusive Pirate Jarlaxle Skin, 5000 Gems, an Exclusive 50% Gem Buff, and an assortment of Epic potions.

Dungeons & Dragons Third Anniversary Celebration Max Dunbar Companions of the Hall Skins

The Icewind Dale Skin & Feat Pack Bundle Inspired by the art of Max Dunbar, each of the Companions of the Hall has bundled up for their next blizzard-filled trip to Ten-Towns! This Bundle will unlock Catti-brie, Regis & Wulfgar if you don't already have them, and includes Bruenor's Icewind Dale Skin & his King of Mithral Hall Feat, Catti-brie's Icewind Dale Skin & her Trained in the North Feat, Regis' Icewind Dale Skin & his Ruby Reflection Feat, Wulfgar's Icewind Dale Skin & his Dwarven Raised Feat.

The Bundle also includes 7 Gold Supply Chests, 7 Catti-brie Gold Chests, 7 Regis Gold Chests, 7 Wulfgar Gold Chest, and an assortment of Epic potions, and a Potion of Polish. Each Champion's Skin & Feat Combination may also be purchased separately.


Dungeons & Dragons Summer Spectacular Descent into Avernus, Part 6

Descent into Avernus, Part 6

This week's content update brings Descent into Avernus, Part 6. We meet Red Ruth and she sends us to Uldrak, who may have a new solution to his problems in Avernus... Check out the full Descent into Avernus, Part 6 blog post for details about the new adventures and variants.

Feedback Wanted!

These changes are scheduled to go live later today. We very much look forward to your feedback, 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!

August 28th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Lazaapz 
Posted in Idle Champions.

"Where was this device discovered," Lazaapz whispered, "and how old is it?"

The goblin artificer reached out of her mechanized armor to run her fingers along the surface of the Eldritch Machine, admiring the elegant craftsmanship. It resembled a large metallic sarcophagus, covered in arcane runes written in an ancient language.

"It was unearthed during one of our recent expeditions to Xen'Drik," the surly envoy of House Cannith responded. "Our analysis has confirmed that this device was constructed by the Cul'sir Dominion approximately forty thousand years ago."

"Incredible. THEY WERE SO SMART! I've only seen a handful of other machines they've created. There was the one down in the Cogs but it was broken, and then there was the last one your employers brought..." Lazaapz trailed off as she wandered around the machine, inspecting it from every angle.

"House Cannith trusts that you will keep the results of your testing discrete as per our previous arrangement."

"Did you see this?"

"I'm not sure what you're pointing at." The envoy shifted to get a better view of what Lazaapz was gesturing towards.

"These are symbols associated with Dal Quor. Do you see them? WHOA! If this machine is from over forty thousand years ago, that could mean it has something to do with the Quori. Weren't the Quori corporeal on our plane back then? OH BOY! Do you know what this could mean!?"

"...I'll leave you to it," said the envoy, turning to leave the workshop. Lazaapz didn't notice. She rarely noticed people when her mind was fixated on a mechanical puzzle. AND WHAT A PUZZLE! This will be fun...

I. Goblin Armorer Artificer

Dungeons & Dragons Lazaapz

    Born in The Cogs beneath Sharn's Lower City, Lazaapz's remarkable intellect elevated her to the Tradefair district, where her mechanical genius became highly sought after by the Dragonmarked Houses. Lazaapz's first invention was a functional mechanical arm to replace the one she was born without; now she leads an elite team of engineers in cutting edge research and development.

    Following the discovery of a mysterious Eldritch Machine, Lazaapz was brought in by House Cannith to ascertain the purpose of the device. Shortly after, both Lazaapz and the machine disappeared, never to be seen again.

Lazaapz is a Tank and Support Champion who buffs other small-sized Champions with her Fury of the Small ability. She wears a suit of custom mechanized Power Armor that powers up her abilities and attacks, granting improved bonuses and additional attacks that debilitate enemies while she is under attack. When you want to add Lazaapz to your formation, you can swap her with Makos (Slot 9).

II. Lazaapz's Stats

Race: Goblin Alignment: Neutral Evil
Class: Artificer (Armorer) Gender: Female
Age: 19 Affiliation: none

STR: 8 DEX: 16 CON: 16
INT: 18 WIS: 10 CHA: 8

Role: Tanking/Support
Eligible for Patrons: Mirt the Moneylender, Vajra Safahr, Strahd von Zarovich


Dungeons & Dragons Lazaapz

III. Lazaapz's Design

The story of Lazaapz began with Rizz Dupree.

We receive a lot of feedback and suggestions when it comes to Champions players would like to see, and among the most popular and frequent requests is for us to introduce a Goblin Champion and to introduce some kind of Artificer now that they have been officially introduced to 5E through Eberron: Rising from the Last War.

Other feedback that came to mind:
  • A tank that uses a tower shield.
  • More short/small Champions.
  • More monstrous Champions.
  • More evil Champions.
This had been on our minds for a while, but it took the introduction of the Armorer subclass for Artificers in Unearthed Arcana: Subclasses, Part 3 in late February for it all to come together. We were inspired to create a Goblin Armorer that used a tower shield and their Arcane Propulsion Arm to fight enemies, and Rizz Dupree was born!

Side note: 'Rizz Dupree' was just a name that sounds kind of like 'Chris Dupuis' to start, and it was just part of the initial Champion design pitch. This name quickly became 'Renton' (named after Renton, Washington, where Wizards of the Coast is located) as the design came together before eventually settling on 'Lazaapz' while the design was finalized.

At this point we knew that we wanted this goblin to be an inventor, a mechanical prodigy able to build their own prosthetic arm replacement as a young child. Using their ingenuity, they worked their way up from the lowest depths of Sharn, the Cogs beneath the Lower City, making their way all the way up to the Tradefair District. The equipment cards for Lazaapz speak to this history, as she built and tested her own suit of power armor.

We knew that we wanted to base the design around a suit of Power Armor that charged up and stored power while not in combat, and that used that power to boost abilities and dish out some punishment to enemies while under attack. This suit would build up to a high power threshold while you cleared areas quickly, and once things got tough the suit would kick in and buff the small members of the party and help Lazaapz damage enemies with her Thunder Fist.

Of course, since Lazaapz has an Arcane Propulsion Arm as a prosthetic, we thought that it would be fun if it was also a kind of long range grappling fist in addition to a thunder fist. She could reach across the screen, grab an enemy, and drag them to the front of the formation for a beating. Another Champion that can manipulate enemy placement!

...and isn't it about time we had a Champion that buffed our kobolds, gnomes, halflings, and dwarves? #IshiMeta

We're still really excited about Lazaapz. We hope you are, too!

IV. Lazaapz's Abilities

Basic Attacks

Lazaapz has two basic attacks. She attacks four times with Thunder Gauntlet and then attacks with Grappling Fist, then repeats.
  • Thunder Gauntlet — Lazaapz leaps out and attacks the nearest enemies with her Thunder Gauntlet, damaging them and stunning them for 0.5 seconds.
  • Grappling Fist — Lazaapz fires her Grappling Fist at a random enemy and quickly yanks it to the front of the formation. This attack deals no damage and cannot move static enemies or blockers.

Formation Abilities

  • Fury of the Small — Increase the damage of all small races (dwarves, goblin, halfling, gnome, or kobold) by 100% for each qualifying Champion in the formation. Stacks multiplicatively.
  • Power Armor — Lazaapz has a set of Artificer Power Armor. It gains one stack for every 1 second that Lazaapz is not under attack. This caps at 100 stacks. Lazaapz gains 1% max health for each stack of Power Armor, stacking additively.
  • Tiny Bulwark — When Lazaapz is under attack, she consumes 10 stacks of Power Armor and increases the effect of Fury of the Small by 400% for 10 seconds.
  • Lightning Launcher — When Lazaapz is under attack by at least 5 enemies, she consumes 15 stacks of Power Armor and activates her Lightning Launcher (fired from a large gem located in the middle of her chest plate), targeting one of the enemies attacking her and striking all enemies in a line, causing them to take 200% more damage for 7.5 seconds
  • Shield of Sharn — Lazaapz increases the max health of all other Champions by 25% of her base max health.

Specializations

  • Stolen Power — Increase the max stacks of Power Armor by 100.
  • Team Player — Abilities that require Lazaapz to be under attack (Tiny Bulwark and Lightning Launcher) will now trigger if any Champion in the formation is attacked.
  • The Zapper — Lightning Launcher will now trigger with only one enemy attacking Lazaapz and its damage buff is increased by 100%.

Ultimate Ability

The ultimate changes based on the number of Power Armor stacks Lazaapz has available. If she has 20 or fewer stacks, her ultimate ability is Recharge. If she has 21 or more stacks, her ultimate ability is Overcharge.
  • Recharge — Lazaapz immediately regains all of her Power Armor stacks and, for the next 30 seconds, does not expend any stacks when triggering Tiny Bulwark or Lightning Launcher.
  • Overcharge — Lazaapz overcharges her Power Armor, preventing it from gaining any more stacks but increasing the effect of Tiny Bulwark and Lightning Launcher by 400% for 30 seconds.

V. Lazaapz's Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Global DPS
Slot 3: Fury of the Small
Slot 4: Power Armor
Slot 5: Tiny Bulwark
Slot 6: Lightning Launcher

VI. Conclusion

What do you think about Lazaapz? 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!
August 26th
Idle Champions: The Grand Tour, Part 12 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We head east, to make our way towards Mithral Hall, but we're sidetracked along the way...

Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Grand Tour Adventures, Lost in the Goblin Halls and The Twilight Grove, in order to access these new Adventures.

Into the Unknown

We head east, on the way to Mithral Hall, but we get sidetracked by a pair of farmers who lead us to an derro trying to blow a mountain up...
  • Variant: A Tenday at Golgamann's — Golgamann (the skeleton in Izhkin's cave) has some friends over to visit and they do not approve of the Champions! Each area a number of skeletons appear. Skeleton enemies deal 300% more damage, will not count toward quest progress, nor will they drop gold.
    Only Champions with a WIS score of 11 or lower can be used.
    Reach Area 375.

The Prison of Velkynvelve

We awake in a dungeon, prisoners on a new adventure. We're not even supposed to be here today!
  • Variant: Prisoners of Lolth — All drow enemies are blessed by Lolth, granting them an initial set of armored hit points. Only Champions with a STR score of 15 or higher may be used.
    Reach Area 375.

See the in-game Change Log for more information!
August 19th
Idle Champions: Dragon Heist, Part 10 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's time to finish up our business in Undermoutain and reunite the party, and of course there's also finding and recruiting Ulkoria Stonemarrow into your party!

Good luck!

Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Dragon Heist Adventures, An Illithid Undertaking and Déjà Vu, in order to access these new Adventures. You will also need to complete 45 Dragon Heist adventures or variants to access Ulkoria's unlock variant: "The Gargoyle".

New Champion: Ulkoria Stonemarrow

Dungeons & Dragons Ulkoria Stonemarrow

    Ulkoria has defended Waterdeep with her magic more times than she can recall. She is a well-respected member of the Watchful Order, often working closely with The Blackstaff on the city's defense. Known only as "the Gargoyle" by most, her face often locks into a scowl of concentration. Few have withstood her withering stares without relenting.

Ulkoria is a Support Champion who buffs other caster Champions with her Spellcaster School ability. She also assists greatly in adventures starting in Waterdeep or Undermountain. When you want to add Ulkoria to your formation, you can swap her with Tyril (Slot 10).

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

Dungeons & Dragons Waterdeep: Dragon Heist

Alterdeep

The rescuers and the captives are deep in Undermountain but kept from each other, split between Seadeeps and the dream realm of Alterdeep. Will the two groups ever reunite?
  • Elder Rune Attack — The Mad Mage is frustrated that the Champions have continued their incursion into Undermountain. Whenever you change perspective between Seadeeps and Alterdeep you are affected by a different Elder Rune. The bane effect of the Elder Rune will persist until you change perspective again.
    • Halaster - Whenever an enemy spawns, a random Champion takes 20% of their max HP as damage.
    • Korombos - Each area a random formation slot is debuffed. Any Champion in that formation slot is stunned. The effect lasts until you change areas.
    • Savaros - Monsters drop 90% less gold.
    • Lammath - Champions base attack cooldown is increased by 50%.
    Reach Area 350.
  • The Gargoyle — It's time to invite The Gargoyle to join the Champions, but Halaster won't make it easy for us to recruit her! Generally, only Champions with a magic base attack can be used, but a few extra helping hands tag along as well. In each non-boss area, a different faction (Zhentarim, Xanathar, Cassalanters, and the Mad Mage) attacks. They will not count toward quest progress, nor will they drop gold. Each faction also has a unique boon granted by Halaster which will be active for the entire area.
    • Zhentarim - Champions base attack cooldown is increased by 2 seconds.
    • Xanathar - Enemies deal 300% additional damage.
    • Cassalanters - 5 Abyssal Chickens spawn.
    • Mad Mage - Champion healing is reduced by 50%.
    Unlocks Ulkoria Stonemarrow.
    Reach Area 400.
See the in-game Change Log for any additional updates!
August 14th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Ulkoria Stonemarrow 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's time for the arrival of the long-awaited wizard and our latest Evergreen Champion, Ulkoria Stonemarrow!

This Shield Dwarf wizard has defended Waterdeep with her magic more times than anyone can remember. She's also known as "the Gargoyle" by most because her face is frozen in a scowl that frightens adults and children alike, but she has a soft spot for the urchins of Waterdeep.

If you'd like to learn more about Ulkoria, read on...

I. Ulkoria Stonemarrow

Dungeons & Dragons Ulkoria Stonemarrow

    Ulkoria has defended Waterdeep with her magic more times than she can recall. She is a well-respected member of the Watchful Order, often working closely with The Blackstaff on the city's defense. Known only as "the Gargoyle" by most, her face often locks into a scowl of concentration. Few have withstood her withering stares without relenting.

Ulkoria is a Support Champion who buffs other caster Champions with her Spellcaster School ability. She also assists greatly in adventures starting in Waterdeep or Undermountain. When you want to add Ulkoria to your formation, you can swap her with Tyril (Slot 10).

II. Ulkoria's Stats

Race: Shield Dwarf Alignment: Neutral Good
Class: Wizard Gender: Female
Age: 377 Affiliation: none

STR: 10 DEX: 14 CON: 12
INT: 20 WIS: 15 CHA: 16

Role: Support
Eligible for Patrons: Mirt the Moneylender, Strahd von Zarovich


Dungeons & Dragons Ulkoria

III. Ulkoria's Design

Ulkoria has defended Waterdeep with her magic more times than anyone can recall, and is never seen without her shield guardian close by. She uses teleport spells to enter and leave her home, and while no one knows where it is, her home is rumored to be underground, perhaps in a cellar or dungeon under one of the city's oldest estates. The Champions, however, know her home to be the Trollskull Manor, their base of operations within the city.

We spent a lot of time on Ulkoria's design. She's been our outlet for information within the city, but as she joins the Champions, she's going to whip our casters into fighting shape!

When it came to Ulkoria's mechanical design, we wanted to reflect the wisdom and reinforcement a powerful archmage would pass on to other casters, empowering their spells and formation abilities.

As a member of the Watchful Order of Magists and Protectors within the city, she assists greatly in adventures within the Dragon Heist campaign, allowing you to feature her in Dragon Heist variants that are especially challenging, or in Patron runs!

IV. Ulkoria's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Magic Missile — Ulkoria summons 3 magic missiles and fires them at random targets (each missile deals 33% of her DPS); the number of missiles can increase with upgrades, but still deal the same amount of damage.

Formation Abilities

  • Spellcaster School — Ulkoria gains a stack of Spellcaster School for each Champion with a magical base attack in the formation (including herself). Each stack increases the damage of these Champions by 100%, stacking multiplicatively
  • Watchful Order — Ulkoria provides additional buffs based on the number of Spellcaster School stacks she has. This ability is not buffed as a whole, but individual elements may be buffed by feats.
    • 3+ stacks: Attack speed of affected Champions reduced by 0.5 seconds.
    • 5+ stacks: Increase the effect of affected Champion's positional formation abilities by 25% for each stack
    • 7+ stacks: Each time an affected Champion attacks, there is a 50% chance that their base attack cooldown will immediately reset.
    • 9+ stacks: Increase the base value of Spellcaster School by 200%.
  • Defender of Waterdeep — Increases the damage of everyone in the formation by 100% if you are on an adventure in the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign.

Specializations

  • Shield Guardian — Unlocks the Shield Guardian ultimate attack.
  • Urchin Pranks — Unlocks the Urchin Pranks ultimate attack.

Ultimate Ability

  • Shield Guardian — Ulkoria's Shield Guardian steps up behind the formation and casts Lightning Bolt once for each stack of Spellcaster School that Ulkoria has. Lightning Bolt targets a random enemy and deals massive damage to all enemies in a line.
  • Urchin Pranks — Nat, Jenks, and Squiddly jump onto the screen behind the formation and start tossing things at enemies. Each enemy hit takes damage and is knocked back 20% of the screen, stunned for 5 seconds, and then slowed for 15 seconds. The kids throw 4 items each over 6 seconds, each targeting a different enemy if possible.

V. Ulkoria's Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Global DPS
Slot 3: Spellcaster School
Slot 4: Defender of Waterdeep
Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

What do you think about Ulkoria? 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!
July 31st
Idle Champion Spotlight: Omin Dran 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's time for our newest Champion Spotlight! Today, we're previewing the release of Omin Dran, half-elf cleric of Tymora, and CEO of Acquisition's Incorporated. Read on to learn about this new and exciting Champion releasing next week in Ahghairon's Day!

Omin Dran is a the CEO and founding member of the Acquisitions Incorporated, played by Jerry Holkins. He joins his 'employees' from Acq Inc: Jim, Môrgæn, Rosie, K'thriss, Donaar, and Walnut.

I. Ominifus Hereward Dran



    Omin Dran built the organization called Acquisitions Incorporated to facilitate his quest to find his true sister, at least in part. Despite his unprecedented success in establishing the market for franchised adventuring across the Sword Coast and beyond, Omin's full measure eludes most people. He is known to be a worshiper of Tymora, ruthless in matters of business, feckless in matters of love, and hopeless in games of chance. He is often accused of being a Masked Lord of Waterdeep, though that would explain some things...

Omin is a Gold Find and Support Champion. He uses Champion of Tymora to buff adjacent allies and Contractual Obligations to increase Gold Find. When you want to add Omin to your formation, you can swap him with Nayeli (Slot 3).

II. Omin's Stats

Race: Half-Elf Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Class: Cleric Gender: Male
Age: 43 Affiliation: Acq Inc

STR: 16 DEX: 8 CON: 14
INT: 11 WIS: 18 CHA: 12

Eligible for Patrons: Vajra

III. Omin's Design

Omin's power comes from spreading Champion of Tymora to as many other Champions in the formation as possible. Using other Acq. Inc. or "C" Team members make this easier. Depending on the number of Champions of Tymora active and the specializations you pick, Shadow Council can be heavily buffed. Choose a specialization that is more challenging to effectively use results in a bigger bonus. Finally, Omin has an ability that increases gold find based on him being behind a big column in the formation.

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

IV. Omin's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Appropriate Intervention — Omin smashes the nearest enemy with his gigantic two-handed maul.

Formation Abilities

  • Shadow Council — Increases the damage of Champions adjacent to Omin by 100%
  • Champion of Tymora — Whenever Omin attacks he recruits all adjacent Champions to be Champions of Tymora for 3 seconds. Champions of Tymora have their damage increased by 100% and cause any other Champions adjacent to them to become a Champion of Tymora when they attack. The three second duration is reset if they are granted this ability again before it expires.
  • Contractual Obligations — Omin contracts the Champions in the column in front of him to fight on his behalf. Each time they attack they grant Omin one stack of Obligation Fulfilled. Once Omin reaches 100 stacks, he provides a 100% gold find buff for each Champion in the column in front of him, stacking multiplicatively. This effect lasts for 30 seconds.
  • Known Associates — The duration of Champion of Tymora is doubled on Champions with the Acquisitions Incorporated and/or The "C" Team affiliation.

Specializations

  • Long-Lost FriendsShadow Council now only applies to Champions who are not adjacent to Omin, and the effect is increased by 85% for each Champion affected by Champion of Tymora, stacking multiplicatively.
  • Close Allies — Increase the effect of Shadow Council by 100% for each Champion affected by Champion of Tymora, stacking multiplicatively.
  • AssassinShadow Council now only applies to Champions in the slot(s) furthest from Omin (following slot adjacencies, not as the bird flies), and the effect is increased by 125% for each Champion affected by Champion of Tymora, stacking multiplicatively.

Ultimate Ability

  • Spirit Guardian — Omin summons 15 Spirits to aid him in battle. They fly around the monster side of the screen in a random pattern and one explodes at random every 2 seconds, dealing damage in a large radius. While any of Spirits remain alive, the base duration of Champion of Tymora is increased to 6 seconds.

V. Omin's Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Shadow Council
Slot 3: Champion of Tymora
Slot 4: Contractual Obligations
Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

We're excited that the long-awaited CEO of Acq Inc is joining Idle Champions in the Champion capacity! We are excited to see how well he fits into the Idle Champions meta. 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!
July 28th
Idle Champions: Summer Spectacular 
Posted in Idle Champions.

New Features, Content Update, and Daily Rewards, oh my! It's time for our Summer Spectacular!

If you're interested in learning more about what's coming with this week's update, you've come to the right place...

Table of Contents


Dungeons & Dragons Summer Spectacular

Summer Spectacular

We've been working behind the scenes on Multi-Party Mode and Modron Automation for a while! With the Beta of Modron Automation on almost all platforms as of today, we wanted to have a celebration as more folks get their eyes on our latest system! We hope you enjoy it, and we look forward to incorporating more of your feedback in the coming builds.
To our players on Switch: We hope to have Modron Automation Beta available on Switch in August. When we unlock it, all players will receive the exclusive Modron Component listed in the rewards below.

Dungeons & Dragons Summer Spectacular Daily Rewards

Daily Rewards

Every day during the Summer Spectacular you can log in and open a new Summer chest, but each chest is only available for 24 hours! Each chest contains four awesome items, hand-picked by the team here at Codename Entertainment to help you in your adventures.

Once you have claimed at least four daily Summer chests, you unlock the following additional rewards!

  • Exclusive Pirate Calliope Skin
  • Exclusive Epic Modron Component
  • 5 Gold Chests

Dungeons & Dragons Summer Spectacular Updates

New Features

Today's update brings an exciting new feature to Idle Champions to more platforms; Multi-Party Mode and Modron Automation Beta! We've been enjoying and implementing your feedback during the initial Beta period and we're expanding it out to more platforms! We're really excited to see how this shakes up the meta. We've been having so much fun in the office creating multiple parties.

In case that wasn't enough stuff to get you excited, this week's update also includes the addition of three new gem familiars, a new Champion skin in each patron's shop, and some new DLC. More on those below!

Dungeons & Dragons Summer Spectacular Multi-Part Mode

Multi-Party Mode

Multi-Party Mode is a system by which players can run multiple formations on multiple adventures at the same time, using a unique set of Champions and familiars on each one. You can unlock additional party slots in order to start using multiple parties at the same time, and catch up on variants or progress through the Patron Challenges faster!

To unlock an additional party, tap the Multi-Party icon from the map screen while not actively running an adventure, and complete the requirements. To unlock your first party you must have two champions in each bench slot and complete the adventure Split the Party. Unlocking more party slots will require you to complete variants of Split the Party, as they become available.

Each party progresses through its given adventure simultaneously. No two parties will be able to run the same base adventure or variant, but they can be running the same free play at the same time if you wish. Different parties can adventure under the banner of different patrons at the same time. We're excited to see how this shakes up the meta of certain dominant Champions and their bench slots.

Dungeons & Dragons Summer Spectacular Modron Automation

Modron Automation

Modron Automation is a system through which you can do two things: automate certain tasks in the game for one of your adventuring parties and provide additional buffs to that party. Your first modron core is unlocked when you unlock your first additional adventuring party, and one additional core can be purchased for gems, for now.

A Quick Primer on Modron Automation:


To begin, assign a Modron Core to an adventuring party. Next, use components you find in Modron Component Chests to route Psychomorphic Energy from the Energy Generator into the Modron Automation Component (to unlock automating the party) and Modron Core Outputs (to buff the party). While the automation tile does not require a specific amount of power, using certain components to increase the power of the flow can provide larger buffs from the Modron Core Outputs.

    How do I enable the Automation Setup?


    In order to enable the "Setup Automation" button, you must route the Psychomorphic Energy from the Energy Generator to the Modron Automation Component using components you find in Modron Component Chests.

    What can be automated?

    You can currently automate three things:

    • Formation loading When enabled your Modron Core will automatically load a specific saved formation when you begin an adventure with the adventuring party it is assigned to. The saved formation chosen depends on the requirements of the adventure you start. Different saved formations can be chosen by using the selector at the bottom of the automation dialog.

    • Automatic resets When enabled your Modron Core will automatically reset and restart your adventure when you complete a chosen area. This only functions when you are on a free play adventure and for event free plays, it will only trigger if you have enough event currency to start the free play again. When combined with formation loading this can automate farming of gems, patron currencies, challenges, and more.

    • Automatic buffs When enabled, your Modron Core will automatically use certain potions upon reaching certain areas. This can allow you to increase the efficiency of your automatic runs, provided you have enough potions available.


    How do I get more Modron Components?


    You can get Modron Components from Modron Component Chests. Chests are awarded when you unlock a Modron Core or level up a Modron Core, and may also be purchased for Patron Currency in the Patron Shop.

    How do I upgrade components?


    Modron Components can be upgraded to the next rarity level by using Modron Component Pieces. You get pieces by breaking down components you don't want to keep. It takes more pieces to upgrade higher rarity components, but you also get more pieces for breaking down higher rarity components.

    How do I get more Modron Cores?


    An additional Modron Core is available for purchase on the Current Parties dialog by clicking the "Buy Additional Cores" button at the bottom. More cores will be added in the future.

    How do I unlock more areas in my Modron Core Grid?


    Modron Cores gain one xp every time the party they are assigned to completes an area. When they level up you get a Modron Component Chest and unlock a new region of the grid with new spaces and outputs and explore.

    My Modron is Overheating! How do I prevent that?


    Modron Cores will overheat if there is an infinite loop in your component layout. To avoid this, look for areas of red flow and rearrange your components so that the flow does not flow back into itself. While a Modron Core is overheating none of the outputs or automation tasks will function.

    Why did my Modron Core stop automating after a week when I left it for two weeks?


    Modron Cores can only automate for seven days before they need to be checked in on to refill their psychomorphic energy reserves. To prevent your Modron Core from pausing its automation, simply open up the core dialog once every seven days.




Dungeons & Dragons Summer Spectacular Gem Familiars

New Gem Familiars

New Familiars have appeared in the Shop! We've added three new Familiars to the shop: Raven, Quasit, and Zorbo Familiars. We also adjusted the cost of our Mage Hand Familiar, which will now cost 250 gems. Players who have bought this familiar previously have been refunded 750 gems.

Dungeons & Dragons Summer Spectacular New Patron Skins

New Patron Skins

Champions who find themselves in service of Mirt the Moneylender will have access to the Cyran Knight Warden Skin, those in the service of Vajra Safar may access the Baldur's Gate inspired Champion Jaheira Skin and those in the service of Strahd von Zarovich will have access the Silver Dragon Krond Skin through the Patron Shop.

Dungeons & Dragons Summer Spectacular New DLC

New DLC Packs

Two new DLC Packs are now available!

The Valkyrie Aila Skin & Feat Pack unlocks the Valkyrie Aila Skin, the ‘Storm Warden’ Epic Feat, and 7 Gold Aila Chests. It will also unlock the Aila Champion if you don't already have her.

The Fluffy the Beholder Familiar Pack will unlock the Fluffy the Beholder Familiar, an assortment of Epic potions, and a Potion of Polish.


Dungeons & Dragons Summer Spectacular Descent into Avernus, Part 5

Descent into Avernus, Part 5

This week's content update brings Descent into Avernus, Part 5. Traveling the wastelands of Avernus is never a simple or smooth journey, and the Champions find themselves without a guide. Check out the full Descent into Avernus, Part 5 blog post for details about the new adventures and variants.

Feedback Wanted!

These changes are scheduled to go live later today. We very much look forward to your feedback, 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 25th
COTLI: Introducing The Dungeons & The Crypt 

Hail Crusaders!

You may have heard whispers about "uncapped objectives" swirling around this year and wondered what they were. Well, wonder no more! It's time to descend into The Dungeons!


Welcome to The Dungeons

What are the Dungeons you might ask? Well, it's a set of 10 new objectives for you to enjoy, with a major bonus: no maximum DPS cap! That's right, you can now see how far your formation building will take you without running into an invisible wall! The Dungeons are available to try once you've completed the From the Ashes Tier 3 Objective in the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign.

These objectives come with all-new formations that range from 12 to 15(!) spots to place your Crusaders, challenging you ascend to new heights while expanding your creativity. And getting deeper into these objectives is good, as it will net you more rewards in the form of Dungeon Coins, an all-new currency arriving with this update. Dungeon Coins can be spent on various items in the new Dungeon Coin shop, The Dungeon Depot, helping you gain even more additional power to push your formations even further.


10 New Formations

We wanted to give you a brief introduction to the 10 new formations, so without further ado, here they are!



Playing it Old School

This formation will look familiar to most players, as it's a take on Ready Player Two with the bottom spot of the middle column removed, leaving it with 13 spots for you to build your formation with. But we have faith you can make it work!



Free for All

This formation features two columns of 4 Crusaders each for you to experiment with, as you build a formation that works with the 12 spots you have available.



Fun and Games

Two columns of 4 again, but with different adjacent spots for the center two spots and the extra front spot gives you some more variety in this formation of 13 Crusaders.



Under Fire

Another riff on the Ready Player Two formation, but this time with the center 2 spots having more adjacent spots than in the original.



Sunday Stroll

Another 13 spot formation for you to try out, starting big on the outside and going in to the lone center spot. How far can this formation take you?



Dark Dwellers

14 spots for you to play with in this N-shaped formation, featuring 3 columns of 4 Crusaders each and a couple Mindy friendly spots, but those two solo spot columns might prove tricky to craft around.



Making Waves

The first 15 spot formation of the new formations. Ride the wave as you make this formation work.



Jungle Journey

Another 15 spot formation, with columns of 4 and more of your Crusaders clustered together. We're excited to see how you can take advantage of this shape to push as far as you can.



Achieve Flight

With 14 spots and a column of 4, this evil eye formation might not be so evil after all, especially with its Mindy friendly spots.



Dungeon Crawl

The final new formation is also 14 spots for you to fill, with yet another column of 4, flanked by columns of two and bounded by columns of 3 Crusaders.


We hope you enjoy busting out your formation crafting with these new formations!


New Rotating Buff System

But we can hear you ask, why would I do any objective other than the ones with the excellent 15 spot formations?

Good question player! Well, the Dungeons also feature a rotating buff system. So of the 10 objectives, 3 will be assigned a buff to give you a bonus for doing that objective. The buffs will rotate to 3 different objectives every time you reset the world off of an objective in The Dungeons. So you can benefit from doing an objective with a smaller formation if you do it while it has the buff that you currently want.

The three buffs that will rotate are:
  • Bonus Idols - Gain anywhere from 0.01% of your current total Idols at the time you reset the world, up to 3% depending on how deep you get before resetting the world on an objective when it has this buff. Ka-ching!

  • Bonus Dungeon Coins - Gain 10% more Dungeon Coins from this reset when you choose an objective that has this buff. Dungeonlicious!

  • Bonus Dungeon Points! - Gain 10% more Dungeon points from this reset when you choose an objective that has this buff. Cryptastic!
Dungeon points, you ask? Let's continue on to the next section.


New Season: The Crypt

The Dungeons update will also introduce our new 'Seasons' mechanic to the game and our first season: The Crypt! Complete the whole season and in addition to the in-game achievement for beating it, you'll unlock our adorable new Crypt-themed taskmaster, Li'l Reaper.




So what's the short and long of it?

  • If you have access to the Dungeons objectives, you can participate in the season.


  • You have 12 weeks to earn enough Dungeon Points to clear all 25 levels and earn all the prizes, including Li'l Reaper.


  • For our first season, The Crypt, Dungeon points are only earned from completing objectives in the Dungeons.


  • The deeper you go on an objective, the more points you get.


  • You can do 15 objectives for Dungeon points a week for free, letting you choose when you can invest your time in earning those points.


  • If you need additional runs to earn your Dungeon points, you can spend Dungeon Coins in the Dungeon Depot to access additional runs for the week.




Want even more goodies than you can earn for free? You can support Crusaders by purchasing the Mysterious Benefactor's pass at any time. You'll immediately be able to claim any premium rewards you've already unlocked and you'll be able to claim the others as you meet the season goals.

We're looking forward to your feedback on this new addition to Crusaders! Get your delving on!



F.A.Q. for Dungeons and The Crypt Season

  • Q: What are the Dungeon objectives?

    A: They are a series of new objectives for you to test your mettle against. The maximum number cap has been removed, so you can go as far as your heart desires and see what your true DPS is in these all-new formations.


  • Q: How do I access the Dungeons objectives?

    A: Once you've completed the Tier 3 Objective From the Ashes in the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign, objectives for The Dungeons will become available from the campaign selection screen.


  • Q: Why no bonus boss Idol drops?

    A: Because the bonus boss Idols drops are based on the areas reached and the maximum number cap has been removed for these objectives.


  • Q: Will I get progress towards my Free Play Bonus by doing these objectives?

    A: No, these objectives do not count towards that bonus, as these are special types of objectives and that bonus is for rotating through the free plays on the permanent themed campaigns.


  • Q: What do I get from doing the Dungeons objectives?

    A: You get the all-new Dungeon Coins to purchase items from the new Dungeon shop; and Dungeon points for the current season. The debut season is The Crypt.


  • Q: Can I only do these objectives once?

    A: No, you can do each objective multiple times. The only limit is your weekly allowance of runs.


  • Q: How do I see my season progress?

    A: You can click on the all-new Dungeons button on the Rosette tab at the bottom of the screen, the one with your Achievements, Stats and Challenges information.


  • Q: Why is the season geared towards veterans? How can I make progress?

    A: The season is meant to be additional end game content, but we still want mid level players to have access to the dungeon objectives. You can still earn points, especially if you take advantage of the buff that gives more Dungeon Points from a reset. You do also have the twelve weeks to try and get up into the higher echelon of power, and you can purchase extra runs for Dungeon Coins in the later weeks if you've managed to raise your power levels by then.


  • Q: What happens if I can't complete the first season?

    A: The top prize for the season will become available for Dungeon Coins in the Dungeon Coin store a few weeks after the season completes.


  • Q: Do I have to claim the rewards right when I unlock them?

    A: No, you can wait to claim them until you're ready to use them. However, if the season has ended, any unclaimed rewards will automatically be claimed at the end. Rewards will be awarded if you are in the game when the season ends, or the next time you log in if your game is closed when the season ends.


  • Q: If I purchased the Mysterious Benefactor's pass during the previous season, do I get the rewards in the current season?

    A: No, but you keep all of the permanent rewards you've earned from the old season.


  • Q: How do I buy the Mysterious Benefactor's pass?

    A:
    • Launch Crusaders of the Lost Idols.
    • Navigate to the current season's dialog.
    • Click on the purchase button.
    • Benefit!


  • Q: What if I buy the Mysterious Benefactor's pass late in the season?

    A: You will receive all of the rewards up to your current level, retroactively, and you can claim them at any time after you've purchased the pass.


  • Q: What happens when the season ends?

    A: All the rewards you haven't claimed yet will be auto-claimed.

    If you are currently on a dungeon objective that would get you points for the season, those points will be applied to the new season once you reset that objective.
June 17th
Idle Champions: Dragon Heist, Part 9 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The Champions continue the hunt for Ulkoria.

Reaching Level 17 of Undermountain, the Champions quickly realize they don't know where they're going.

Thankfully they meet some allies to help them navigate, and also uncover a plot that threatens Waterdeep! This mission is no longer saving just their friend, but saving all of Waterdeep (again).

Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Dragon Heist Adventures, Once More Into The Breach and Wyllowwood, in order to access these new Adventures.

Dungeons & Dragons Waterdeep: Dragon Heist

An Illithid Undertaking

The Champions navigate through Level 17 encountering allies and enemies along the way to finally confront Extremiton!
  • An Illithid Ambush — The Champions may think they are stealthy, but the groups that inhabit Seadeeps are ready for them! Each group is powered up in a different way.
    • Mind Flayers/Intellect Devourers - While in this area, Gold Find is reduced by 99%
    • Orcs/Orogs- While in this area, Enemies deal 300% more damage.
    • Quaggoths- While in this area, Champions take ongoing damage equal to 5% of their max health every second.
    • Grimlocks - While in this area, Champions damage is reduced by 99%
    • Githyanki - While in this area, Enemies attack twice as fast.
    Reach Area 300.

Déjà Vu

The Champions fall into Extremiton's trap!
  • Wait, What? — Only Champions with WIS of 13 or lower and INT of 13 or lower can be used.
    Reach Area 300.
See the in-game Change Log for more information!