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February 23rd, 2022
Idle Champions: Fleetswake 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

You've been recruited by a merchant guild in Waterdeep to look into a number of mysterious missing ships over the past year. The Fair Seas Festival is a good time to look into this as people are quite open about the dangers of the sea, the fury of Umberlee, and so forth.

Many people blame Umberlee for the missing ships, but the merchant guild isn't so sure...

Fleetswake 5 introduces Desmond, the lyncathropic lone wolf human Ranger played by Deejay Knight on The Black Dice Society. Fleetswake also brings back Orisha, an Aasimar Cleric and Bard and Sisaspia, a Yuan-Ti Pureblood Circle of Spores Druid. Players have until Monday, March 7th at 12 PM Pacific to complete their Fleetswake 5 unlocks and objectives.

I. Desmond

Dungeons & Dragons Desmond Key Art

    While on the hunt for food as a teenager, Desmond was inflicted with the curse of lycanthropy. After a lot of work and time, he's accepted his new lycanthropic nature and now savors any opportunity to unleash the beast inside if the situation arises. Since his companions travel the dark lands of Ravenloft, there are plenty of occasions to transform!

Desmond is a Support Champion whose noble heart and fearsome bite can aid his allies through even the darkest of adventures. When you want to add him to your formation you can swap him with Jarlaxle in slot 4.

II. Desmond's Stats

Race: Human Alignment: Chaotic Good
Class: Ranger Gender: Male Pronouns: He/Him
Age: 33
Affiliation: Black Dice Society

STR: 16 DEX: 15 CON: 11
INT: 11 WIS: 12 CHA: 13

Role: Support
Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Zariel
Slot: 4 (Jarlaxle)

Dungeons & Dragons Desmond

III. Desmond's Design

The Black Dice Society tells the dark tale of six souls struggling to survive their journeys through the horrific lands of Ravenloft. When he's not giving an outstanding portrayal of a fearsome ranger, Deejay Knight prefers happier moods as a variety streamer focusing on big laughs and positivity both on stream and in his community!

Desmond's lycanthropic transformation may make him incredibly deadly, but he's a Support Champion whose primary goal is to assist his pack. That's why his Noble Heart will always be focused on increasing the damage of adjacent Champions, and when Running With The Pack he'll further increase that bonus for Lycanthropes, Druids, and other Black Dice Society Champions. As the moon waxes and wanes, so does Desmond's power and ability to buff his companions. Should any of his companions fall, Desmond will increase all Champion damage to make up for their fallen comrade.

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

Year Five Variants

  • Adventure Variant 1: Full Moon Madness — Desmond takes up a slot in the formation, he can't be moved or removed from the formation. In Non-Boss areas, each wave creates extra sailors. They do not drop gold, or count towards quest progress.
    Complete Area 75.
  • Getting to know Desmond: Desmond's attack speed speeds up during the full moon can help you cut through hordes of enemies. Use his specialization to make the most of this!

  • Adventure Variant 2: New Moon Nemesis — Desmond takes up a slot in the formation, he can't be moved or removed from the formation. In Non-Boss areas, each wave spawns one additional Armored Crab with 5 armored HP. It does not drop gold or count towards quest progress. Every time a crab spawns, a random Champion is stunned for 10 seconds.
    Complete Area 125.
  • Getting to know Desmond: Desmond's damage boost during the new moon can help you get through heavily armored foes. Use his specialization to make the most of this!

  • Adventure Variant 3: Strength to Persevere — Only Champions with a STR of 16 or higher may be used. A werewolf starts in the formation. An additional werewolf joins the formation every 50 areas.
    Complete Area 175.
  • Getting to know Desmond: Desmond increases the damage of the formation when slots are filled with escorts (or dead Champions). Use him to reduce the sting of missing formation slots!


Dungeons & Dragons Shadowfell Desmond

Also launching with Desmond is the Shadowfell Desmond Theme Pack! This pack includes an unlock for Desmond, the new Shadowfell Desmond Skin, the Frost, the wolf cub familiar, Desmond's Epic The Raven's Call Feat, which increases Noble Heart by 80%, 1 Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter, and 16 Gold Desmond Chests with 2 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Cards.

For information on previous years' variants, check out the Fleetswake 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!
February 16th, 2022
Idle Champions: Feb 16 2022 Adventure Variants 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Celebrate the launch of Idle Champions Presents: Court of the Raven Queen with a new set of adventure variants for our active campaigns! Experience these new variants with links to Orcus, the Raven Queen, the Shadowfell, and the Raven Queen’s Shadar-Kai minions.

Adventure Variants

This week's update brings 10 new adventure variants for our 5 active campaigns! Enjoy!

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

Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Adventure Variants

  • Backtracking through Barovia: Shadowfell Stalwarts
  • Revisit highlights of Barovia while fighting an incursion of shadar-kai.
    • Each wave spawns shadar-kai warriors. They don't drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
    • Each boss area spawns 1 Shadar-Kai Soul Monger. When the Soul Monger hits a Champion with a melee attack, that Champion is defeated. You must defeat this additional boss to advance.
    • Complete area 325.

  • Excavating History: Birds of a Feather
  • Enter Castle Ravenloft with escorts from the Raven Queen.
    • A raven joins the formation.
    • When a Champion is knocked out, they don’t recover until after defeating a new boss area.
    • Complete area 325.

Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Variants

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Adventure Variants

  • Fugitives: Twilight Twist
  • Chase the Nimblewright through the streets of Waterdeep with the Raven Queen’s minions.
    • Two Shadar-Kai warriors take up slots in the formation. Champions next to the Shadar-Kai are so filled with existential angst that their base attack cooldown speed is doubled.
    • Orcus has sent his minions to slow you down, Relentless Ghouls appear with every wave.
    • When they are killed, Relentless Ghouls don't disappear. Instead, after 5 seconds, they get back up and start attacking again. They do not drop gold or count towards quest progress.
    • Complete area 275.

  • Hopelessly Lost: Servants of the Demon Prince
  • Lost in the Undermountain, it's time to find your way home under assault by Orcus’s minions.
    • In Non-Boss levels, each wave has an extra 1-3 random undead. They do not drop gold, or count towards quest progress.
    • In Boss levels, an additional boss spawns. You must defeat this additional boss to advance.
    • Only Champions with INT of 14 or higher may be used.
    • Complete area 300.

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

Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus Adventure Variants

  • The Sibriex: A Neutral Party
  • Follow Bel's instructions and find the Sibriex with cawing companions.
    • Two Ravens take up slots in the formation.
    • Only Champions that are part or totally neutral (NG, LN, N, CN, and NE) may be used.
    • Complete area 550.

  • Wrecked Flying Fortress: Rickety Rubble
  • Explore the flying fortress while trying to stay on your feet.
    • Two Rolling Rocks fill two random formation slots. The rocks move to new formation slots after every 50 areas.
    • Only Champions with a DEX of 14 or higher may be used.
    • Complete area 575.

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

Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Adventure Variants

  • Ending the Rime Part 1: Shady Sidekicks - Part 1
  • Head off in the nautiloid with a pair of sneaky Shadar-Kai.
    • Two Shadar-Kai warriors join the formation.
    • Only Champions with a WIS of 15 or higher may be used.
    • Complete area 500.

  • Ending the Rime Part 2: Shady Sidekicks - Part 2
  • Continue to hunt for The Codicil of White with the Raven Queen’s minions in tow.
    • Two Shadar-Kai warriors join the formation.
    • Only Champions with a WIS of 15 or higher may be used.
    • Bosses (including all 3 forms of Auril) deal 200% additional damage.
    • Complete area 525.

    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Wild Beyond the Witchlight Variants

    Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventure Variants

    • The Prince of a Thousand Enemies: The Birds
    • Head further into Hither, under assault from the sky.
      • Ravens appear at the start of every non-boss area. They do not drop gold, or count towards quest progress.
      • Only Champions with Melee or Ranged base attacks can be used.
      • Complete area 450.

    • Downfall: Second Third Out
    • Learn the lay of the land in Downfall without another third of your Champions.
      • Only Champions in slots 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 12 may be used.
      • Two Ravens take up slots in the formation.
      • Complete area 500.

    See the in-game Change Log for more information!
February 4th, 2022
Idle Champions: Disco the Baby Moonstone Dragon 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Canadian Cancer Society and Brian Gray to create a unique familiar! Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds from all sales of the Disco the Baby Moonstone Dragon Familiar Pack through February 22nd, 2022, to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Dungeons & Dragons Disco the Moonstone Dragon

The Canadian Cancer Society funds groundbreaking cancer research, offers support services to help people better manage life with cancer, find community and connection, and builds wellness and resilience shaping health policies to prevent cancer and support those living with the disease.

Familiars are NPCs that players can assign to specific tasks, such as clicking enemies, leveling up Champions, or using ultimate abilities. Familiars will click at different rates depending on the task they are assigned to. For more information, see our check out our How To Play Idle Champions video!

The Disco the Baby Moonstone Dragon Familiar will be available on February 9th in the in-game shop on all platforms. Net proceeds from all Disco the Baby Moonstone Dragon Familiar sales through February 22nd, 2022 will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

We are also thrilled to announce a charity Dungeons & Dragons one-shot charity game Moondance! Moondance will air on Wednesday, February 9th from 3-5PM on the CNEGames Twitch Channel.

Dungeons & Dragons Disco the Moonstone Dragon Charity Stream Moondance

Hosted by our very own Lauren Urban as Dungeon Master, Moondance stars Disco creator Brian Gray, as well as CNE staff Vee Mus'e, Alexis, and Jay. Tune in at 3PM Wednesday, February 9th from 3-5PM on the CNEGames Twitch Channel.