August 16th
BW2: Dog Days of Summer 2019 Edition 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

The residents of the Commons want to close out summer with a blast! That big old event field sits there empty most of the time anyways. Help them build an awesome temporary pool to chill out beside. Once you've completed all three building quests, the residents will come in and there will be 3 turn-in stations where you can bring Towels, Sunscreen and Life Rings to get event tokens for buying this year's custom items!

Check out the Companion Racing Track once it becomes available, and you'll be able to bet on pet races! You can only win the prizes once per day though.

Later on in the event, you'll need to help an NPC train their unlikely companion to participate in the race!

Nate's New Puppies!
Plus, foster an adorable puppy for Nate. It seems he's accidentally ordered too many dogs (again!!) and needs your help to look after them temporarily. Choose one of the 3 to help him out! Once you equip your dog, Nate has some daily quests for you to do to keep the ball of energy that is your puppy occupied. Love the look of the dog? Permanently adopt it with a simple purchase!



New for 2019!
We've made some minor adjustments to the Companion Race Track betting, in hopes of making it a bit more affordable and predictable.

You can also look forward to a 5th upgrade to the trinket Wally has made for you! With some more glitter, he can improve it from Burnished to Fripperous, which is 5% more effective!

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are 16 possible Achievements in the Dog Days of Summer 2019 event:

Achievements Returning for 2019:
Pool Digger - Build the Pool for the Dog Days event.
Safety First! - Help at each pool-side station during the event.
Safety to the Max! - Help at each pool station 50 times - must first complete "Safety First!"
Doggy Daycare - Complete all the doggy dailies.
Man's Best Friend- Level your doggy pet up to level 10.
Training Day - Complete all the puppy training quests.
Dog Days Race Track - Successfully win 5 bets on the Companion Race Track.
Pro Racer Assesser - Buy all the racer assessment upgrades for the Companion Race Track.
The Plodding Blob - Help Shayla Sharker train her blobfish for the Companion Race Track.

Added/Changed for 2019:
Dog Toy Takehomes - Purchase all the custom items for 2019.*

We have the following achievements from previous years, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present/didn't earn it during the initial year:
Dog Days Sale - Buy all the custom items and pool items from 2013.
Dog Days Outlet - Buy all the custom items for 2014.
Summer Supplies - Purchase all the custom items for 2015.
Summer Souvenirs - Purchase all the custom items for 2016.
Pool Party Procurer - Purchase all the custom items for 2017.
Good Dog Goods - Purchase all the custom items for 2018.

* The Dog Days Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the achievement, and therefore it is not a required purchase.

New 2019 Mounts!

To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, all new mounts are available this weekend, from August 16th to 19th!

The Crocotta mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!

The Exotic Crocotta and Ember Crocotta are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts produce their own unique sparkly particles when you ride them!



The event will run until Friday August 30st at Noon PDT.

Chat about the event and your new puppy companion on the forums!
August 14th
Idle Champions: Ahghairon's Day 2 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Each year the citizens of Waterdeep celebrate Ahghairon's Day, honoring the first Open Lord of Waterdeep and the founder of the Lords of Waterdeep. Common folk leave violets and effigies at Ahghairon's Tower and the House of Wonder, Lords toast Ahghairon and the Watchful Order, and Guildmasters offer toasts in the name of the Lords.

For this year's festivities, the party has received an assignment from the Open Lord of Waterdeep, Laeral Silverhand — and when the Open Lord calls, you must answer...

Ahghairon's Day 2 introduces Jim Darkmagic, the most famous and powerful wizard from Acquisitions Incorporated. Players will have until Monday, August 26th, 2019 at 12:00pm PDT, to unlock Jim!

New Champion: Jim Darkmagic

    James Winifred Darkmagic III is the scion of a mysterious, multi-planar wizarding family. As an entertainer and purveyor of the 'Jim Darkmagic Experience,' the legendary mage can often be found in markets and town squares performing feats of mundane legerdemain. The renown he has earned for these feats is nearly equaled by the reputation that follows him as a Chief Arcanist (and occasional arsonist) for Acquisitions Incorporated.
Jim is a DPS and Support Champion. His Wand of Wonder offers varied Support effects, and his Magic Magic Magic Magic increases the DPS of Champions with magic base attacks. When you want to add Jim to your formation, you can swap him with Minsc (Slot 7).

For more information about our latest Champion, check out the Idle Champion Spotlight: Jim Darkmagic dev blog!

Year One Champion: Ishi Snaggletooth

    Ishi Snaggletooth hails from a warren of Kobolds living in the sewers under Baldur's Gate. Always the type to be more curious than careful, she accidentally stowed away on a ship headed to Port Nyanzaru. There, she met her dear friend, the Firbolg Littlefox. Often shunned by humans, Ishi hopes to prove herself as a true hero however she can. Ishi's biggest claim to fame is the defeat of the known swordsman, Hershel Von Saberburg, and since that day she's touted herself as a renowned duelist to anyone that'll listen to her.
Ishi is always the fastest Champion in your formation. She increases her own damage as well as the party's Gold Find based on the number of non-human members. When you want to add Ishi to your party, you can swap her with Jarlaxle (Slot 4).

Year Two Variants

  • Spelling "Bee" — Our Champions continue to struggle to spell "Ahghairon's day". Spelling Bees spawn at random, reducing the DPS of whomever kills them by 90% for 20 seconds. If that Champion kills another Spelling Bee before their debuff expires, the effect stacks and resets the cooldown back to 20 seconds.
    Reach area 75.

  • Magical Misadventure — Only Champions whose base attacks are magical may be used.
    Reach area 125.

  • Center of the Multiverse — Jim Darkmagic starts the adventure in the formation and cannot be moved or swapped out. Only formation slots which Jim considers to be useful to himself may be used (the columns in front of and behind him).
    Reach area 175.

Year One Variants

  • Memory Magic — Two slots in your formation are affected by a magical spell causing all of the bandits to fight for the Eye of Gruumsh spellcaster. These affected slots change every 15 seconds by moving to a random adjacent slot. Heroes in affected slots must concentrate on resisting the magic, so they are unable to attack and all their Formation Abilities are disabled.
    Reach area 75.

  • Orcs Among Us — One, two, or three Powered-up Orc Fighters spawn randomly with each wave. They have triple health, do triple damage, they do not drop any gold, and they do not count toward any quest progress.
    Reach area 125.

  • No Humans Allowed — Ishi has been shunned by humans too many times, and for once she just wants them to see how it feels! You cannot use Human Champions in this variant.
    Reach area 175.

See the in-game FAQ for more information!

August 14th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Jim Darkmagic 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's time for our newest Champion Spotlight! Today, we're previewing the release of James "Jim" Winifred Darkmagic III, human wizard and member of Acquisition's Incorporated. Read on to learn about this new and exciting Champion releasing later today in Ahghairon's Day Y2!

"Jim" who?

    James Winifred Darkmagic III is the scion of a mysterious, multiplanar wizarding family. As an entertainer and purveyor of the 'Jim Darkmagic Experience,' the legendary mage can often be found in markets and town squares performing feats of mundane legerdemain. The renown he has earned for these feats is nearly equaled by the reputation that follows him as a Chief Arcanist (and occasional arsonist) for Acquisitions Incorporated.
Jim Darkmagic is a founding member of the Acquisitions Incorporated, played by Mike Krahulik. He joins his 'comrades' from the C-Team: Rosie, K'thriss, Donaar, and Walnut.


Jim's Stats


Race: Human Alignment: Chaotic Neutral Class: Wizard
Age: 41 Affiliation: Acquisitions Incorporated
STR: 8 DEX: 14 CON: 10
INT: 18 WIS: 12 CHA: 14

To add Jim to your formation, you can swap him with Minsc (Slot 7).

Basic Attack

Jim attacks random enemies with his own brand of magic missiles.

Formation Abilities

  • Magic magic magic magic — Increase the damage of all Champions whose base attacks are magic by 50% (stacks multiplicatively) for each such Champion in the formation.

  • Wand of Wonder — Every 5 attacks, Jim uses their Wand of Wonder. It provides one of four random effects:
    • Slow the target for 15 seconds.
    • Stun the target for 5 seconds.
    • Polymorph the target into an abyssal chicken with very little health or an armored mimic that drops more gold. (this effect cannot affect boss or special creatures).
  • Fan Club — Increase Jim's damage by 50% for each Champion in the column in front of and behind them (stacks multiplicatively).

  • Specializations

    Jim's Specializations allow him to choose which route to focus on, DPS (Darkmagic cheer squad) or Support (Is there an echo in here?)

    • Darkmagic Cheer Squad — This choice will increase the effect of Jim's Fan Club, letting him focus on his own damage.

    • Is There An Echo In Here? — This choice will increase the effect of Magic magic magic magic, allowing him to support his allies more, if you're into that sort of thing.

    Ultimate Attack

      Jim's Magical Maelstrom — Jim attacks all enemies with a showery shower of sparks. You can't miss it!

    Equipment



    Final Thoughts

    We're psyched to add Jim to the game, and feel he has a lot to offer the most magical of formations.

    As always, feel free to send us feedback on via the Idle Champions Subreddit, Steam forum, or the Idle Champions Discord!
    August 1st
    COTLI: Littlefoot's Big Adventure 4 

    Nothing says 'summer' like going on adventures in the wilderness! Join Littlefoot and her entourage of Crusaders who love the great outdoors for another one of Littlefoot's Big Adventures!

    Littlefoot's Big Adventure 4 introduces Langley, the Conductor and brings back Ranger Rayna, Littlefoot, Penny the Park Planner, Beary McBearFace, and Rosie the Rocklechaun. The adventure ends on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 12:00PM PDT!

    New Tier 4 Crusader: Langley, the Conductor

    Langley is a naturally adventurous person. While on vacation, they came across the rest of the Crusaders and decided to join them on Littlefoot's Big Adventure!

    If you're hoping for extra Gold Find and Support, Langley is here to help! Their Chew Chew ability increases Gold Find for each adjacent Crusader in the formation while also increasing the damage of Crusaders two or more spaces away. Ticket Please and Whistle all the Way increase your Gold Find even more. With My Friend Thomas Langley will throw a toy train at an enemy, causing the monster killed by the train to drop even more gold. Flip the Switch allows formation abilities affecting Langley to also apply to those Crusaders in the column directly behind Langley and All Aboard increases the effect of Chew Chew for each boss area you clear for the first time on the current reset.

    Crusaders Return

    If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Crusaders by completing their respective objectives. Ranger Rayna, Littlefoot, Penny the Park Planner, Beary McBearFace, and Rosie the Rocklechaun are all once again available to unlock!

    New Tier 4 Objectives

    • Recruit Langley, the Conductor | Langley, the Conductor and their friendly train take up slots in the formation. Reach area 600.

    • Back to Nature | Only Animal Crusaders and Littlefoot Crusaders can be used. Reach area 700.

    • Trail Mix | Only 10 bench slots are availiable. The available slots change every 100 areas. Reach area 750.

    • Divergent Evolution | Monsters alternate between being immune to DPS, click damage, and projectiles. Reach area 800.

    • The Lost Grove | Trees gradually take over the formation. Reach area 850.


    Help! Where’s the Loot?

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Bigfoot 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, and Tier 4 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.

    You'll have until Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 12:00PM PDT to complete Littlefoot's Big Adventure 4!
    July 24th
    Idle Champions: Midsummer 2 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Every four years, a special leap year day follows Midsummer between Flamerule 30 and Eleasis 1. Known as Shieldmeet, this special day is celebrated across Faerûn.

    In the city of Waterdeep, Shieldmeet also serves another important purpose. On this auspicious day every four years, the lords of Waterdeep meet with the Open Lord to reaffirm their rule.

    As the Champions arrive in the City of Splendor on Midsummer, the day before Shieldmeet, they are summoned by The Blackstaff, Vajra Safahr. It seems that Open Lord Laeral Silverhand has gone missing...

    Midsummer 2 introduces Shandie Freefoot, the Halfling Rogue and member of the Heroes of Baldur's Gate. Players will have until Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 12:00pm PDT, to unlock her!

    New Champion: Shandie Freefoot

      Shandie grew up on the rough streets of the Lower City of Baldur's Gate. She quickly learned that if she wanted to survive, she needed to be fast on her feet and even faster with her wit and weaponry. The first time Shandie saw a bowmaster gracefully launch an arrow into a bull's-eye, she knew she had to master archery. With years of practice under her belt, any opponents underestimating this stealthy halfling will soon realize how dangerous she is as a volley of arrows bear down on them unexpectedly from shadowy corners.
    Shandie is an agile Support Champion. Her Dash ability can increase formation speed, while Explosive Arrows and Agile Allies offer potent formation buffs. When you want to add Shandie to your formation, you can swap her with Asharra (Slot 6).

    For more information about our latest Champion, check out the Idle Champion Spotlight: Shandie Freefoot dev blog!

    Year One Champion: Xander Cesso

      Fascinated by magic at a young age when he lived in an orphanage, but lacking any ability or proficiency, Xander is not terribly good at much of anything, though something about his adorable clumsiness and childlike wonder anytime magic is being used nearby has been known to inspire those around him. Until recently, he was living on the streets of Waterdeep, scraping together just enough to survive. Now, he is a faithful member of your party, always ready to leap into the fray, even if he doesn't really seem to be able to hit much of anything.
    Xander is a Support Champion. His Lucky Shot ability has a chance to double quest progress, and his Streetwise ability increases the damage of Champions behind him. When you want to add Xander to your formation, you can swap him with Calliope (Slot 5).

    Year Two Variants

    • Dreams of Grandeur — Jenks really wants to meet Vajra Blackstaff. From Area 12 onward, Jenks takes up a slot in your formation.

    • Stay Back — Only Champions that attack with ranged or magic-based attacks can be used.

    • Haunted Past — Only Neutral, Evil, or Champions with a Dexterity (DEX) score of 15 or higher can be used. Shandie beings the adventure in your formation and cannot be swapped out, moved, or removed. Strahd Vampires that can only be damaged by Shandie randomly spawn in non-boss Areas. Luckily, Shandie will prioritize Strahd Vampires over all others and attack twice as frequently when they are present.

    Year One Variants

    • Waterdeep Escort — The Waterdeep City Watch Officer insists that he accompany you on your adventure. He fills one slot in the formation, and if he is killed, your DPS goes down by 33% every 10 seconds.

    • Drow Deception — The Drow said they were looking for a wizard, but the Champions seem like a more interesting quarry to chase! A Stealthy Drow Pickpocket appears on every level, and if they reach the formation, you fail the area and have to head back to the previous level.

    • Commander Xander — Xander takes the lead as his childhood wishes of becoming a Hero have come true! Champions not adjacent to Xander have a 50% chance to miss whenever they attack (Xander isn't great at command). Those that are adjacent to Xander attack normally. He does enough missing for everyone.

    See the in-game FAQ for more information!

    July 23rd
    Idle Champion Spotlight: Shandie Freefoot 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    It's time for our newest Champion Spotlight! Today, we're previewing the release of Shandie Freefoot, a halfling rogue, and member of Heroes of Baldur's Gate! Read on to learn about this new and exciting Champion releasing later today in Midsummer Y2!

    Who is Shandie?

      Shandie grew up on the rough streets of the Lower City of Baldur's Gate. She quickly learned that if she wanted to survive, she needed to be fast on her feet and even faster with her wit and weaponry. The first time Shandie saw a bowmaster gracefully launch an arrow into a bull's-eye, she knew she had to master archery. With years of practice under her belt, any opponents underestimating this stealthy halfling will soon realize how dangerous she is as a volley of arrows bear down on them unexpectedly from shadowy corners.
    Shandie Freefoot is a member of the Heroes of Baldur's Gate, created by Jim Zub and Max Dunbar for the Legends of Baldur's Gate series by IDW. She joins her comrades Boo, Minsc, Delina, and Nerys Kathon as the fifth and second-to-last member of the team to join Idle Champions.

    Shandie's Stats


    Race: Halfling Class: Rogue Alignment: Chaotic Good
    Age: 63 Affiliation: Heroes of Baldur's Gate
    STR: 10 DEX: 18 CON: 15
    INT: 13 WIS: 12 CHA: 14

    To add Shandie to your formation, you can swap her with Asharra (Slot 6).


    Basic Attack

    Shandie fires an arrow at a random enemy.

    Formation Abilities

    • Agile Allies — Increase the damage of Champions within 2 slots of Shandie by 100% (multiplicative) for each Champion adjacent to Shandie with a DEX of 15 or higher.
      • For reference that list currently includes: Aila, Birdsong, Black Viper, Calliope, Catti-brie, Xander, Drizzt, Hitch, Ishi, Jarlaxle, K'thriss, Korth, Minsc, Nrakk, Paultin, Regis, Rosie, Qillek, Spurt, Stoki, Tyril, Walnut, Warden, and Zorbu!

    • Dash — Increases the game speed by 25% when the formation hasn't been under attack for 60 seconds. Early levels are quicker to get through with Shandie!

      Note: this will not increase speed beyond the current limit of 10x speed.

    • Explosive Arrow — When the formation is under attack, Shandie fires Alchemist Fire-equipped arrows that explode and increase the damage of Champions in the column in front of Shandie for each enemy hit. Put your DPS Champions in front of Shandie!

    Specializations

    Shandie's Specializations allow her to choose where to double-down her abilities
    • Ranger Training — Select Ranger Training to increase the effect of Dash by 100%. Zoom Zoom.

    • Alchemist's Fire Expertise — Select Alchemist's Fire Expertise to increase the effect of Explosive Arrow by 100%

    • Criminal Contacts — Select Criminal Contacts to increase the effect of Agile Allies by 50% for each Neutral or Evil Champion next to Shandie.

    Ultimate Attack

      Survivalist — Shandie throws smoke grenades and caltrops onto the battlefield, causing enemies to bleed and miss 50% of their attacks for 10 seconds.

    Equipment



    Final Thoughts

    Like Deekin from Founder's Day, Shandie is a go-to speed assistant, helping your Champions advance through the early areas quicker. Put her in the center of your formation, and surround her with dextrous friends (see the list above) to maximize her contribution to the formation!

    As always, feel free to send us feedback on via the Idle Champions Subreddit, Steam forum, or the Idle Champions Discord!
    July 19th
    BW2: Summer Carnival Event 2019 Edition 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Summer Carnival Event 2019

    The Carnival has returned to town! Get ready to play some games, help some Bushwhackian residents and win carnival tokens which you can exchange for cool prizes at the Carnival Event Vendor!

    The Carnival Games

    A staple of any summer carnival or fair, are those devilish carnival games. There are four different games which will unlock over the course of the event and they include "Balloon Popper," "Whack-A-Mole," "Baseball Throw," and "Duck Shoot." Don't worry, there's no skill involved with these games, you play them automatically when you interact with them.

    - It costs 4 carnival tickets to play each game, and you can whack those tickets out of the bushes, or purchase them from Timmy in the Event area for Bush Bucks (30 Salvaged Tickets for 30 Bush Bucks)

    - You receive Carnival Tokens based on how well you do. Now, we're not saying they're rigged in the Carnival's favour or anything, but you'll definitely want to ask your friends to help you rig these games to help you! (Platforms without Friend functionality are balanced accordingly.)

    To get started, the Balloon Popper game is unlocked! As well, it seems William needs your help to satisfy his sweet-tooth!

    A Teleporter to Somewhere...

    The Pandaclaw was wandering around here somewhere....build the teleporter and complete all the quests and get your very own!

    The Dunk Tank

    The dunk tank returns! Can you dunk all 8 helpless Bushwhackian residents? NPCs you haven't dunked yet will have a yellow exclamation mark above their heads, to let you know you still need to send them plunging into the icy waters of the tank! It'll help them all cool off. Plus, the tank is always in need of cleaning, so try to keep up with Katherine's daily Dunk Tank Cleaning quests!

    Clowning Around

    Peat Bog, Pete the Carney's brother has some tasks for you to help him put on a show!

    Testing Your Power

    And how are your Power collection skills? Are you strong enough to win all the bonus prizes? There are 7 strength settings to beat, unlocking as the event goes on as Strong-Whacker Sabine continuously tries to increase the difficulty of her Strong-Whacker Strength Machine Game.

    New for 2019

    Once you complete the teleporter quest line and capture a Pandaclaw, Taban the Teleporter Engineer will offer to change your Pandaclaw companion's appearance, with science! There are two Pandaclaw skins to choose from.

    Event Achievements- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

    There are up to TWENTY possible achievements that can be picked up during the Summer Carnival 2019 event, depending on your game history.

    Achievements Returning in 2019:
    Step Right Up - Win a Prize Token gaming at the Carnival!
    We have a Winner - Win 8 Prize Tokens at once at the Carnival.
    Carnival Ace - Win 8 Prize Tokens at all 4 Carnival Games.
    Gotta Try 'Em All! - Play all four games offered at the Carnival!
    Big Time Bonus Buyer - Purchase 10 Bonus Prize Packs from the Carnival!
    Sweet Tooth - Help William satisfy his Sweet Tooth. Or not.
    Nostalgic Whacker - Repair the teleporter and fulfill your duty…
    Dunk-a-Thon! - Dunk all eight unique Carnival Event dunk-ees!
    Scuba Dunk - Dunk yourself while wearing a hefty diving helmet. (Helmet is found from fishing in the Windy Crest fishing hole.)
    Daredevil Darer - Make Peat Bog risk his life for entertainment 5 extra times. Dunking Devs! - Dunk the four developer Carnival Event dunk-ees!

    Added/Changed for 2019
    Prize Proprietor - Purchase all the 2019 Carnival Event items.*


    * The Circus Elephant Mini Golf Piece is NOT included in the Prize Proprietor achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

    We have 7 achievements from previous years, which may be earnable by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial year:

    Carnival Customization - Buy all 6 player items from the 2012 Carnival
    Party at My Place - Buy all 6 house items from the 2012 Carnival!
    Carnival Collector - Purchase all of the 2013 Carnival event items.
    Carnival Connoisseur - Buy all the 2014 Carnival event items.
    Carni-Value! - Purchase all the 2015 Carnival Event items.
    Carnival Compulsion - Purchase all the 2016 Carnival Event items.
    Cashed Carnival - Purchase all the 2017 Carnival Event items.
    Prized Prizes - Purchase all the 2018 Carnival Event items.

    Pet Packs

    New 2019 Pet Packs (Coming Soon!)



    Post your celebration plans on the forums!

    The event will run until Friday August 2nd at Noon PDT!

    New 2019 Mounts!

    To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, all new mounts are available this weekend, from July 19th to July 22nd!

    The Giraffe mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!

    The Rainbow Giraffe and Glow Giraffe are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts produce their own unique sparkly particles when you ride them!



    Frequently Asked Questions

    • When will the last quest unlock?
      All quests will be unlocked by the 10th day of the event.

    • Where can I buy Last Year's items?
      There are two vendors. The one in the tent has this year's items. The other is the one with the party hat and will have all previous year items for Bush Bucks.

    • What contributes to my 100% progress?
      You need 200 plays of any combo of the games to get 100%. Just whack up tickets to play the games, and turn in quests to get tickets as well.

    • Why do I want to ask friends for help?
      It helps you rig the game and improve your chances of getting 8 tokens.

    • Do I have to do the achievements?
      No. Completing the goals for the achievements is totally optional. You get either a large energy pack or a title for your character from them, no event progress.

    • Where can I see all the achievements available and how to get them?
      Either on the holiday dialog, the achievements dialog, or on the blog.

    • Where can I see progress on the Dunking Achievement?
      Click on the inventory icon and then click on the Achievements list (gold star). Look for the ones listed above in that list.

    July 11th
    COTLI: The Hidden Temple 4 

    In ages long past, Kebos was a Goddess. As the world changed and her era came to an end, she was wrapped in ceremonial linens and preserved through mummification. It is the greatest honor her people could bestow upon their goddess, hoping to bring her a peaceful rest for all time.

    Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever — not even death.

    Her tomb unearthed and her rest interrupted, Kebos, The Mummy has arisen to join the Crusaders for their latest journey to The Hidden Temple...

    The Hidden Temple 4 introduces Kebos, The Mummy and brings back Montana James, Serpent King Draco, Danni the Daring Damsel, Polly the Parrot, and The Holy Guardian. The trek comes to a conclusion on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 at 12:00PM PDT!

    New Tier 4 Crusader: Kebos, The Mummy

    Kebos is an ancient goddess, preserved through mummification. Now known as Kebos, The Mummy, this undead goddess brings her supernatural power to the formation in the form of massive DPS buffs (Show Them Some Teeth, Defend the Innocent). She grows stronger with each DPS Crusader in the formation (This is a Knife!), growing stronger still as you level her up (Better with Age) and earn Trinkets (Lady of the Dead). She is also a righteous DPS Crusader, growing more powerful for each Good Crusader in the formation (The Power of Good).

    When the dead start to rise, it usually means the end of days is nigh — but in this case, the Crusaders may have instead found one of their strongest allies...

    Crusaders Return

    If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Crusaders by completing their respective objectives. Montana James, Serpent King Draco, Danni the Daring Damsel, Polly the Parrot, and The Holy Guardian are all once again available to unlock!

    New Tier 4 Objectives

    • Recruit Kebos, the Mummy | Kebos, The Mummy takes up a slot in the formation. Only Undead and Good Crusaders can do DPS. Fossilized Crocodile monsters attack the formation; when killed, Kebos transforms another random Crusader into a crocodile, disabling their DPS and Formation Abilities. Reach area 600.

    • Uncanny Valley | Only Supernatural and Alien Crusaders may be used in the new formation. Two Alien ships also patrol the formation, wreaking havoc. Reach area 700.

    • Tomb of Kings | Only Royal and Healer Crusaders may be used. Reach area 750.

    • Pilgrimage | Only Good, DPS, or Undead Crusaders may be used. Every so often an Altar Monster appears, taking all your gold on hand and reducing Gold Find to 0 while you pay your respects. Reach area 800.

    • Secret Torch Society | Only Crusaders next to the Torchbearer do DPS. Another Torchbearer joins the formation every 150 areas. Reach area 850.


    Help! Where’s the Loot?

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Hidden Temple 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, and Tier 4 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.

    You'll have until Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 at 12:00PM PDT to complete The Hidden Temple 4!
    July 3rd
    Idle Champions: Founders' Day 2 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    It's a time of celebrations and festivities for Waterdeep. Founders' Day is a time of legendary displays of martial and arcane prowess from the notable Champions who call the City of Splendor home, where visitors and locals alike gather and share stories of Waterdeep's history.

    Unfortunately, these festivities have also attracted the attention of one of the Lords of the Nine Hells, who has come to collect souls for the Blood War...

    Founders' Day 2 introduces the Wild Elf Druid, Walnut Dankgrass, and brings back Deekin Scalesinger, the Kobold Bard. Players will have until Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 12:00pm PDT, to unlock them!

    New Champion: Walnut Dankgrass

      Walnut is a child of the Enclave Panax Anima, an all-female clan of woodland defenders within the Kryptgarden Forest. Not only a frighteningly enthusiastic member of Acquisitions Incorporated, she also strives to protect the natural world by any means necessary. Did we mention she also has the goddess Mielikki living inside her? That seems important.
    Walnut is a versatile Tank and Support Champion. Her Documancer ability can be customized for your formation needs through multiple specializations. When you want to add Walnut to your formation, you can swap her with Delina (Slot 8).

    For more information about our latest Champion, check out the Idle Champion Spotlight: Walnut Dankgrass dev blog!

    Returning Champion: Deekin Scalesinger

      A former member of the Dripping Fang clan, Deekin was once a Skald for a White Dragon named Tymofarrar. Once he was released from Tymofarrar's service, he set out to become the most amazing storyteller in all of Faerȗn. He yearns to sing and tell stories of heroic deeds, but his songs often devolve into "tales" of the doom that is coming to him or his companions.
    Deekin is a Support Champion. He helps the party by buffing DPS and by attracting enemies (to help clear areas more quickly) with his Song of Doom. When you want to add Deekin to your formation, you can swap him with Bruenor (Slot 1).

    Year Two Variants

    • Rain of Fire — Fireballs occasionally rain from the sky, damaging a random Champion. These Fireballs become more frequent the further you progress.

    • Close Quarters Combat — Only Champions with melee Base Attacks may be used.

    • Aww, Hells Nuts — Enemies become much more powerful over the course of the adventure. Walnut starts the adventure in your formation and cannot be moved, removed, or swapped out. Demonic Squirrels occasionally spawn. When killed, these squirrels drop Hell-Nuts, which increase the effectiveness of Walnut's Documancer ability and last until the end of the adventure, stacking additively.

    Year One Variants

    • Spectator Sport — Three local farmers have joined in on the Founders' Day tussle, and won't take the hint that they should probably take a seat. It might be because they are pretty drunk. They take up a slot in your formation and change positions every 25 areas.

    • Doom is Coming to Waterdeep — Deekin must sing a song so everyone in Waterdeep knows that doom is coming. I know. We tried talking to him. However, he doesn't know which spot will give him the best acoustics. Deekin is always in your formation and will change positions every 10 areas. Deekin cannot be moved because, well, Deekin is singing a song.

    • The Blood War — Whenever you kill a demon, devils get stronger and demons get weaker, and vice-versa.

    See the in-game FAQ for more information!

    July 3rd
    Idle Champion Spotlight: Walnut Dankgrass  
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    It's time for our newest Champion Spotlight! Today, we're previewing the release of Walnut Dankgrass, the Wood Elf Druid, Documancer, and final member of Acquisitions Incorporated: The "C" Team! Read on to learn about this new and exciting Champion releasing later today in Founders' Day Y2!

    Who is Walnut?

    Walnut Dankgrass (the k is silent) is played by Amy T. Falcone on Penny Arcade's The "C" Team every Wednesday at 4PM Pacific on twitch.
      Walnut is a child of the Enclave Panax Anima, an all-female clan of woodland defenders within the Kryptgarden Forest. Not only a frighteningly enthusiastic member of Acquisitions Incorporated, she also strives to protect the natural world by any means necessary. Did we mention she also has the goddess Mielikki living inside her? That seems important.

    Walnut Drankgrass is the fourth and final member of Acquisitions Incorporated: The "C" Team. She joins fellow "C" Team members Donaar Blit'zen, K'thriss Drow'b, and Rosie Beestinger as the latest Event Champion to join Idle Champions.

    Walnut's Stats


    Race: Elf (wood) Class: Druid Alignment: Lawful Neutral
    Age: 62 Affiliation: Acq Inc "C" Team
    STR: 8 DEX: 16 CON: 14
    INT: 10 WIS: 20 CHA: 10

    To add Walnut to your formation, you can swap her with Delina (Slot 8).


    Basic Attack

    Walnut has two different base attacks which trigger based on which form Walnut is in:
    • Elf Form - Wicked Scimitar: Walnut attacks the closest enemy with her scimitar.

    • Wolf Form - Bite: Walnut savagely attacks the closest enemy, dealing damage to that enemy and others near it.

    Formation Abilities

    • Documancer — Documancer is the heart of Walnut's kit and is buffed by other abilities. Documancer increases the damage of all Champions adjacent to Walnut by 5% for each enemy killed in a given area. It caps at 50 stacks (enemies killed) and resets when changing areas. The longer you're on an area, the more she'll buff her adjacent allies! This is especially helpful at your wall.

    • Job's Done — When the current area's quest is completed, increase the effect of Documancer for 30 seconds. This cooldown resets to 30 seconds whenever an enemy is killed in a completed area. This is another ability that helps you collect more gold near you wall. Finish the quest and hanging around for a bit? Walnut is on the case!

    • Wolfnut — Whenever Walnut is under attack, she uses Wild Shape to turn into a wolf, gaining a temporary health shield equal to 10 HP for each enemy on screen as she transforms. This shield remains even if she reverts back to elf form. While in wolf form, her attack changes from Wicked Scimitar to Bite and the effect of Contractual Obligations is doubled.

    • Contractual Obligations — Increase the health of all Champions by a percentage of Walnut's maximum health. This effect is doubled when Walnut is in wolf form. This helps her tank in the front of the formation, keeping those behind her safe!

    • Pen-Paws — Increase the effect of Documancer for every 2 seconds that Walnut is in wolf form, stacking additively. Caps at 50 stacks. When she leaves wolf form, the stack count decreases every 4 seconds until she enters wolf form again. This again helps position her as a strong tank, increasing the damage of those around her while she's under attack!

    Specializations

    Walnut has two sets of specializations, one for extending the reach of Documancer to affect more Champions and a second for increasing the effects of it based on synergies.

    First Specialization Choices

    • Extended WarrantyDocumancer now also applies to all Champions within 2 slots of Walnut and is buffed by 100%. Spread the Documancer love to more Champions!

    • Sign and DateDocumancer now also applies to all Champions in the top or bottom slots of each column and is buffed by 50%. Added flexibility for Documancer based on where your DPS slosts are.

    • Ah, Screw ItDocumancer now applies to all Champions in the formation but is not buffed. This allows you to get everyone a boost, but it doesn't buff Documancer any more than it already is.

    Second Specialization Choices

    • Co-Signers — The effect of Documancer is increased separately on each Champion by 100% (multiplicatively) for each of the following "C" Team abilities affecting them:
      • K'Thriss's Unseen Encouragement
      • Donaar's Lead By Example
      • Rosie's Deflect Missiles (includes Rosie herself)
      You obviously want this specialization if you're running a "C" Team heavy formation.
    • Temporary Alliance — Increase the effect of Documancer by 25% for each Champion with an affiliation other than the "C" Team. Champions with no affiliation do not count. Nice try, Spurt.

    Ultimate Attack

      Forest Friends — Walnut summons a swarm of lovable forest creatures that rush in and damage all enemies. Each enemy that is killed heals everyone in the party by 10% of their max health. If no enemies are killed, everyone in the formation gains a temporary hit point shield equal to 100% of their max health.

    Equipment



    Final Thoughts

    Walnut is the final piece to the "C" Team and we're excited to see folks' "C" Team formations! She's a strong and versatile tank who can customize her Documancer ability to work in multiple types of formations! Try her out and let us know what you think!

    As always, feel free to send us feedback on via the Idle Champions Subreddit, Steam forum, or the Idle Champions Discord!