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October 29th
COTLI: Emo's New Moon 6 

    It's close to midnight, and something Emo's lurking in the dark...
    Under full moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart!

Wait — this thriller-night has happened three times before! And it's back again tonight! Emo's New Moon has returned, bring ghosts and ghouls to the neighborhood schools where Crusaders fight for their lives from now until November 10th at noon Pacific!

Emo's New Moon 6 introduces Crooked Crow the latest Tier 6 Crusader and brings back The Evanescent, Trixie the Treater, Viktor the Vampire, Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul, Fright-o-Tron 4000, Wendy the Witch, and Jack O'Lantern!

New Tier 6 Crusader: Crooked Crow

Tags: event, healer, support, Animal


That’s not their real name, but no one knows what is, so this is the nickname they’ve acquired among the Crusaders. They seem to have different names in different regions!

Once you've recruited Crooked Crow you'll find them a friend to bugs, selling beneficial potions and charms alongside cursed objects and scavenged bodyparts. You'll find Crooked Crow in seat 30.

New Tier 6 Objectives

  • Recruit Crooked Crow |Crooked Crow takes up a slot in the formation. Monsters are faster and live longer. Wendy and Jack take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 600.

  • Frightening Ghouls | Henry and Fright take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Only Undead Crusaders can join them Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 650.

  • Bite Night | Viktor takes up a spot in the formation and can't be moved. Only Crusaders bitten by Viktor contribute DPS. Otherwise: Every 50 areas, all Crusaders have their DPS reduced by 75%, stacking multiplicatively, except Viktor. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 675.

  • Candy-mania | Trixie takes up a spot in the formation and can't be moved. Normal enemies drop less gold and Crusaders cost more to upgrade. Trick-or-treat monsters spawn randomly, and drop extra gold when killed. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 700.

  • Soulful Escort | The Evanescent takes up a spot in the formation and can't be moved. Only Crusaders with 1000 base EP or higher can be used. After the first area, mosters are immune to damage until they are hit by a projectile. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 725.

More info

You'll have until Tuesday, November 10th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Emo's New Moon 6!

For more info on previous Emo's New Moon Crusaders and objectives check out the Emo's New Moon 5 blog post.

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Carnival 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, and Tier 6 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.

October 21st
COTLI: Rune System and Season 2 Launch! 

Get ready to tackle the Clocktower and power up your Crusaders with the all-new Rune System! What's the Rune System you ask? Keep reading to find out!

Season 2: The Clocktower

The Dungeons are open again with season 2: The Clocktower!

We've changed up the following 3 formations:


Playing It Old School



Free For All



Sunday Stroll


Other Changes for Season 2

  • Rotating Dungeon Points and Dungeon Coin Bonuses Improved - They've been increased up from 10% to a 125% bonus.

  • Dungeon Points, Dungeon Coins and Idol Bonus limit Extended - The cap on the Dungeon rewards has been increased from area 10,000 to area 14,000.

  • Changes to the Dungeon Points and Dungeon Coin drops - The drop formulas have been tweaked a bit, due to the changes in the bonuses, but they also start earlier now.

  • More Awesome Rewards! - Both the free and the Benefactor's pass route have had their reward amounts tweaked considerably, with more crafting materials, cooler buffs and drops for the Rune System to help your progress!

  • More Achievements - We've added more achievements for going deep on the Dungeon objectives, plus the Season 2 completion achievement!

  • Lil' Reaper Now Available! - If you missed getting this cutie during the previous season, you can now purchase it for Dungeon Coins!

  • Extra Levels Beyond Level 25! - The season itself still ends at level 25, but you've got some extra levels to chase for even more crafting materials!


  • Introducing the Rune System

    Epic gear being elusive? Or Legendary gear taking a while to level up again? Runes are here to give you a power kick and make some changes to your play!

    The Runes

    There are five types of Runes available to slot on your Crusaders: Fire, Water, Air, Earth and Soul. What power each unlocks depends on the Crusader you're assigning the rune to, otherwise each type of rune is identical.

    You can level up runes by dragging a rune to the Merge box in the rune inventory, or by dragging a rune of the same level and shape onto a rune slot on the Crusader that already has a rune assigned to it. Merging runes to reach level 6 and higher will cost 1 Legendary Catalyst each time in addition to the two runes of the same level and shape.



    Rune Screen

    The Rune screen is where all the magic happens. You can choose between viewing the list of Crusaders in the Formation, Crusaders who have Runes Slotted, and All Crusaders. Clicking on a Crusader from the list will bring up their personal slots and the list of their rune bonuses.

    You can unlock the slots on a Crusader in any order. The first slot is free, and the rest will cost Legendary Catalysts, increasing in cost as you unlock more slots. Once a slot is unlocked, you can slot in a Rune and start seeing the benefits of the bonus.

    Crusaders' Runes provide different effects based on their role, such as Gold Find for Gold Finders Crusaders. That applies to the first 3 slots.

    Slot 4 on every Crusader provides them with a mission system boost. There are 4 possible effects that slot will unlock:
    • Increase the Gold won from Gold Missions.
    • Increase the EP won from EP Missions.
    • Chance that the rewards from the mission can be doubled.
    • Reduce the duration of missions longer than 2 hours in original duration.
    Slot 5 on every Crusader will have a buff unique to them, which we will be adding over time.

    Once assigned to a slot on a Crusader, you normally cannot remove a Rune, just upgrade it. There is a rare item, Rune Solvent, that will allow you to remove all slotted Runes from a particular Crusader. You can find Rune Solvents from a mission in the mission system.



    How to Acquire Runes

    You'll be able to get Runes by opening Runic chests, and specific Rune types of certain levels as rewards from some season milestones. You can also get the Runic chests from the following locations:
    • The real money Chest Store, from the Runic chest tab.
    • Up to 2 chests per week from the Ruby Exchange.
    • Up to 3 chests per week from the Challenge Token store.)
    • Up to 3 chests per week from the Dungeon Depot.
    • Up to 2 chests per week from the Mission System.
    • Season reward milestones.


    Have fun with the new season and the new Rune System!
    October 14th
    Idle Champions: Icewind Dale Campaign  
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    While traveling to Ten-Towns, the Champions discover what we have only heard in rumors prior: there is a massive storm in Icewind Dale...

    Our latest update for Idle Champions launches our new Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden campaign, and the first tier of Blessings for our new campaign and its deity: Auril.

    New Campaign

    Our newest campaign is also our most challenging!

    To unlock the Rime of the Frostmaiden campaign, you must have 50 different adventures and variants completed. Additionally, the target areas are higher than normal, reflecting the difficulty of making through Auril's rime. The target for our first adventure The Giant's Bane Tavern is area 150. From there, each new adventure's target goes up by 25 areas from the previous adventure, and the variants are each 50 areas higher than the base adventure, or the variant before it.

    The Frostmaiden awaits...

    New Blessings

    When the Champions begin their journey to Ten-Towns, they won't be doing it alone – they will be blessed by earning Auril's favor. Previously players earned Auril's favor during the Midwinter event. From Midwinter 4 onwards, players will earn Eldath's favor during that event, and Auril's favor for the Icewind Dale campaign.

    Tier 1 Blessings for the Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden campaign will go live with today's update. Our Champions will need to curry favor with The Frostmaiden to survive the wrath of her winters...




    The Giant's Bane Tavern

    On our journey to Ten-Towns, we find refuge from the blizzard in a cozy tavern. We meet some familiar adventurers there and uncover some disturbing revelations about the storm.
    • Variant: Rime Bandits — Arctic Bandits appear in each area. They do not count towards quest progress, nor do they drop gold. Enemies drop 99% less gold. When an Arcic Bandit enemy damages a Champion, that Champion is stunned for 2 seconds, additional hits reset the timer, but hits do not stack.
    • Reach area 200.

    The Everlasting Rime

    Have you ever gotten lost? Ok, but have you ever gotten lost in a magical blizzard created by a vengeful god?
    • Variant: Enemy Summit — The rime has brought the Champions' memories to life! A unique enemy from each of the 4 previous campaigns spawns in each area. Each enemy has a unique enemy buff that is active until they are killed.
      • Strahd Zombie- Enemies drop 99% less gold
      • Batiri Goblin - Enemies have their attack cooldown reduced by 25%
      • Gazer - Enemies deal 100% additional damage
      • Abyssal Chicken - Enemies move 100% faster
    • Reach area 225.




    Modron Automation & Bug Cleanup Update!

    Our developers have been hard at work under the hood of both Modron Automation and the game itself in recent months, clearing out a bunch of bugs affecting our players. We hope our efforts have resulted in a smoother play experience for many of you. We're continuing to knock down more bugs each day, and we'd like to send a big thanks to all of the players who have been using our new bug tracker through the support system! We're making our way towards feature complete on Modron Automation, and our next step is to bring our Switch players in on the fun!

    Today Modron Automation is launching on the Nintendo Switch platform. With that we're also releasing a Founder's Pack for the Modron Automation system on all platforms! It includes:
    • 50 Modron Component Chests
    • An exclusive Monodrone Familiar
    • 500 Modron Component Pieces
    • A week-long boost of 50% to all Modron Core Outputs

    Switch players can access Modron Automation from the campaign map. Those looking for the Modron Founder's Pack can find it in the in-game shop.

    See the in-game Change Log for more information, including a full list of changes and fixes included in this update.