Search News:



Archives by month:

January 2022
December 2021
November 2021
October 2021
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
April 2012
August 2011
March 2011

Blogs Categories:

Codename News
Bush Whacker 2
Egg Breaker Adventures
Shards of Titan
Legacy Games
Crusaders of the Lost Idols
Tap Tap Movie
Idle Champions

Popular tags: [Clear Tags]

bw2, event, new content, champions, idle, update, crusaders, access, release notes, early, new, weekend, buff, eba, game, videogame, dungeons, patch notes, dragons, charity, community, objectives, change log, champion spotlight, idols, d&d, legacy games, 2018, fun, nate, spotlight, content, mini, halloween, summer, 2017, contest, 2020, 2021, anniversary, baldur's gate, creature, collector, lost, shards of titan, high rollers, 2019, tier 4, campaign.
January 12th
Idle Champions: Midwinter 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Deadwinter Day has arrived once again in Longsaddle. While most citizens keep warm in their homes and exchange gifts to celebrate the midpoint of winter with friends and family, the Champions have been hired by the infamous Harpells to patrol the outskirts of town...

Midwinter 5 introduces Rust on the Habour, hydrophobic Tabaxi rogue and sometimes member of the Oxventure Guild. Midwinter also brings back Talin Uran, a Combat Wheelchair-using Tiefling Rogue, a Combat Wheelchair-using Tiefling Rogu, and Môrgæn, the High Elf Ranger (Hunter) played by Morgan Webb also on Acquisitions Incorporated. Players have until Monday, January 24th at 12 PM Pacific to complete their Midwinter 5 unlocks and objectives.

I. Rust on the Harbour

Dungeons & Dragons Rust Key Art
    Rust on the Harbour is a former pirate who gave up a life at sea because it was far too wet. His deadly skills are in contrast to his sweet nature and short attention span, and he enjoys seeing others succeed even if they are supposed to be antagonists. Now trying life as an adventurer on land, he'll lend his roguish skills to anyone who can give him that which his heart desires most: one gold piece.


Rust is a Support and Gold Find Champion whose excitement to find coin helps the rest of the formation increase their gold find. When you want to add him to your formation you can swap him with Jamilah (Slot 11).

II. Rust's Stats

Race: Tabaxi Alignment: Neutral
Class: Rogue Gender: Male Pronouns: He/Him
Age: 23

STR: 12 DEX: 18 CON: 15
INT: 11 WIS: 12 CHA: 14

Role: Support, Gold Find
Eligible for Patrons: Vajra, Zariel
Slot: 11 (Jamilah)


Dungeons & Dragons Rust

III. Rust's Design

We are fortunate to get to work with a huge variety of live-play D&D series, but it's a rare treat to be able to include the Dungeon Master as one of the Content Creators who bring a Champion to our game. So we're very happy that our third Champion from the Oxventure crew from Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra comes from DM Johnny Chiodini! They created Rust as their character for a Saltmarsh campaign, and brought the supportive tabaxi in as an NPC for Oxventure to enjoy.

Rust does his best to help his allies be more deadly on the battlefield, but his main focus is cashing in on all the coin he can collect! He's always on the hunt for One Gold Piece, which he will happily grab from the field when dropped by a defeated enemy. As long as he holds a precious coin in his claws, he buffs the damage bonus to Highest Bidder and the gold find bonus for Rust For Hire. Plus the more Oxventurers Guild Champions there are in the formation, the more likely he'll find a shiny gold piece while saying Hello, Friends!

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

Year Five Variants


  • Adventure Variant 1: Gold Devourer — Rust begins in the formation. He can't be moved or removed from the formation. The Devourer appears as a secondary boss on area 25. It must be defeated in order to advance. Gold Find is reduced by 99%. Gold Find is increased by 200% per Champion in formation with the Gold Find Tag.
    Getting to know Rust: Rust increases your damage based on your total gold find. Use gold find buffing Champions in your formation to boost his support abilities!
    Complete Area 75.

  • Adventure Variant 2: Deadwinter Drama — Only Champions with CON of 14 or higher can be used. In every area, frozen skeleton archers that attack a random Champion from a ranged distance appear. These enemies do not drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress. If any undead enemy attacks a Champion, that Champion is stunned for 1 second.
    Complete Area 125.

  • Adventure Variant 3: Heads or Tails — Rust begins in the formation (slot 6) with his One Gold PIece ability unlocked. He can't be moved or removed from the formation. When Rust is not holding his shiny gold piece, adjacent champions damage is disabled. When Rust is holding his shiny gold piece, non-adjacent champion damage is disabled.
    Complete Area 175.


For information on previous years' variants, check out the Midwinter 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!
January 12th
Idle Champions: Jan 2022 DLC Retirement Sale 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Our DLC Retirement Sale is about to begin! After the sale, all of this DLC will be retired to Wild Offers, so if you have your eye on these fantastic familiars and skins, pick them up before that happens!

Most platforms will have the sale run Jan 12-26th. Playstation will have all of the listed DLC on sale from Jan 19th - Feb 2nd.

All listed DLC will retire from the shop on February 4th, 2022.

Week 1: January 12th-18th

Familiars:

  • Tasha's Cauldron Familiar Pack, which also includes 2 Epic Potions of Speed, 2 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, & 2 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance.
  • Pirate Parrot Familiar Pack, which also includes 4 Epic Potions of Speed, 4 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, 4 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, & 1 Potion of Polish!
  • Charadlyn Dragonet Familiar Pack, which also includes 6 Epic Potions of Speed, 6 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, 6 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, 6 Epic Potions of Fire Breath, & 1 Potion of Polish!

  • Week 2: January 19th-26th

    Skin & Feat Packs:

  • The Hadar Qillek Skin and Feat Pack — this pack will unlock Qillek if you don't already have him and includes Qillek's Hadar Qillek Skin and his Dark Blessing Epic Feat. This pack also includes 7 Gold Qillek Chests with one guaranteed Shiny Equipment card.

  • The Gnome Ceremorph Zorbu Skin and Feat Pack — this pack will unlock Zorbu if you don't already have him and includes Zorbu's Gnome Ceremorph Skin and his Ceremorph Hunter Epic Feat. This pack also includes 7 Gold Zorbu Chests with one guaranteed Shiny Equipment card.

  • The Artificer Avren Skin and Feat Pack — this pack will unlock Avren if you don't already have him and includes Avren's Artificer Skin and his Two-Headed Coin Epic Feat. This pack also includes 7 Gold Avren Chests with one guaranteed Shiny Equipment card.

  • The Sentinel Prime Skin and Feat Pack — this pack will unlock Sentry if you don't already have her and includes Sentry's Sentinel Prime Skin and her Her Majesty's Rose Epic Feat. This pack also includes 7 Gold Sentry Chests with one guaranteed Shiny Equipment card.

  • Retirement: February 4th

    All of the above DLC is going to be retired on February 4th. You can find more information and details in the in-game store when the sales are live!
    January 7th
    Idle Champion Spotlight: Rust on the Harbour 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Many are excited by the thrilling life of a pirate on the high sea. But all the swashbuckling skills in the world cannot help when you are afraid of water!

    Rust on the Harbour is the sweetest, nicest sellsword to ever be shot out of a cannon! He joins fellow Oxventure Guild members Corazón and Prudence in the Idle Champions roster during Midwinter 5.

    I. Rust

    Dungeons & Dragons Rust

      Rust on the Harbour is a former pirate who gave up a life at sea because it was far too wet. His deadly skills are in contrast to his sweet nature and short attention span, and he enjoys seeing others succeed even if they are supposed to be antagonists. Now trying life as an adventurer on land, he'll lend his roguish skills to anyone who can give him that which his heart desires most: one gold piece.


    Rust is a Support and Gold Find Champion whose excitement to find coin helps the rest of the formation increase their gold find. When you want to add him to your formation you can swap him with Jamilah (Slot 11).

    II. Rust's Stats

    Race: Tabaxi Alignment: Neutral
    Class: Rogue Gender: Male Pronouns: He/Him
    Age: 23

    STR: 12 DEX: 18 CON: 15
    INT: 11 WIS: 12 CHA: 14

    Role: Support, Gold Find
    Eligible for Patrons: Vajra, Zariel
    Slot: 11 (Jamilah)


    Dungeons & Dragons Rust Key Art

    III. Rust's Design

    We are fortunate to get to work with a huge variety of liveplay D&D series, but it's a rare treat to be able to include the Dungeon Master as one of the Content Creators who bring a Champion to our game. So we're very happy that our third Champion from the Oxventure crew from Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra comes from DM Johnny Chiodini! They created Rust as their character for a Saltmarsh campaign, and brought the supportive tabaxi in as an NPC for Oxventure to enjoy. Along with their impressive DM skills, Johnny has made content for Eurogamer, GameSpot, and Dicebreaker, and currently creates videos about tabletop and video games for their Patreon.

    Rust does his best to help his allies be more deadly on the battlefield, but his main focus is cashing in on all the coin he can collect! He's always on the hunt for One Gold Piece, which he will happily grab from the field when dropped by a defeated enemy. As long as he holds a precious coin in his claws, he buffs the damage bonus to Highest Bidder and the gold find bonus for Rust For Hire. Plus the more Oxventurers Guild Champions there are in the formation, the more likely he'll find a shiny gold piece while saying Hello, Friends!

    All of Rust's Specializations focus on his beloved One Gold Piece. If it's Especially Shiny he simply increases his bonuses to gold find and Champion damage. But if there are many Oxventurers Guild Champions nearby he can base his buff on his Close Friends. This deadly tabaxi can shoot enemies with his pistols or stab them with his rapier, but he might drop his shiny gold piece when he leaps into melee combat. So his Rust Reloaded Specialization means he will only attack with his pistols, keeping that coin safer from being dropped. But sometimes Rust needs to do something epic, even if there's a chance he'll lose his gold piece, and that's when he'll load himself into a cannon to be launched across the battlefield in his Ultimate Attack, Cannonball!

    IV. Rust's Abilities

    Basic Attack

    Rust has two different attacks that he rotates through. He attacks once with Bang Bang, then drops his pistols and will attack with his Rapier three times before retrieving the pistols and starting over.
    • Bang Bang — Rust shoots a random enemy with his pistols, once from each pistol. Rust can not lose his shiny gold piece when he attacks with his pistols.
    • Stabby Stabby — Rust leaps out and stabs a random enemy with his Rapier once. He might lose his shiny gold piece while doing this.

    Formation Abilities

    • One Gold Piece — Rust has a 2% chance to gain a shiny gold piece from any kill. While holding this gold piece, the effects of his Rust For Hire and Highest Bidder abilities are increased by 200% each. Rust has a 3% chance to accidentally lose the gold piece each time he attacks with his Rapier.
    • Rust For Hire — Rust increases your gold find by 100%.
    • Highest Bidder — Rust increases the damage of all Champions by 100% for each order of magnitude of your Gold Find percentage.
      • For example, if your gold find is 2.1e15%, then this bonus is multiplied by 15.
    • Hello, Friends! — Rust's chance for One Gold Piece to find a shiny gold piece from any kill is increased by 100% for each other Oxventurers Guild Champion in the formation, stacking additively and then applying multiplicatively.

    Specializations

    • Especially Shiny — Increase the ability bonus of One Gold Piece by 100%.
    • Close Friends — The ability bonus of One Gold Piece is increased by 100% for each other Oxventurers Guild Champion within 2 slots, stacking multiplicatively.
    • Rust Reloaded — Rust now only attacks with his Pistols and can only lose his One Gold Piece during his ultimate attack.

    Ultimate Ability

    • Cannonball! — Rust loads himself into a cannon and fires himself toward the enemies, dealing damage in a large area upon landing. When using his ultimate, Rust has a 40% chance of dropping his shiny gold piece midway through his flight. This chance is reduced by 2.5% for every 4.5 seconds of ultimate cooldown reduction he has, capped at a 75% reduction

    V. Rust's Epic Equipment



    Slot 1: Global DPS
    Slot 2: One Gold Piece
    Slot 3: Rust For Hire
    Slot 4: Highest Bidder
    Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
    Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

    VI. Conclusion

    We're excited to have another member of the Oxventure Guild join our Champion roster and help you find all the gold pieces you are looking for! Tell us all about how much you are enjoying having Rust in your formations Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

    January 6th
    COTLI: Princess Pool Party Tier 7 

    It's been a long winter but these Crusaders have managed to get away to soak up some sun by the pool! It's time for Princess Pool Party 7! This year a lyrical siren joins the Crusaders.

    Princess Pool Party Tier 7 introduces Ligeia, the Lyrical Siren and brings back Ursula the Busy Bee, Pilot Pam, Queen Siri, Bernard the Bartender, Princess Val the Mermaid, Shenna the Centaur, Bruno the Unicorn, and Jiaolong, the Guardian!

    New Tier 7 Crusader: Ligeia, the Lyrical Siren

    Tags: Event, Female, Supernatural, Support, Human, Animal


    Ahh, relaxation.

    The feel as the warm sand hugs your toes with each step you take. The pleasant warm embrace of the heat of the day. The sound and smell of the surf as the waves crash on the beach. The cool moisture on the glass of your favourite drink in your hand. The haunting red-orange glow of the water and the sinking sun. Paradise.

    Your ears perk as you catch the faint strains of music and you take off along the beach to find the source. Rounding the bend your first sight is wings, though a lot of your friends have wings so it's no longer a huge shock. Next you see the lyre in their hands, being expertly played though the song comes to an end as you watch.

    Shaking your head to clear a bit of fog (which might have come from your drink, but you're not certain) you finally notice the crowd gathered around the musician. She's definitely something special, luring a large chunk of resort guests to her impromptu concert. She starts to play again and the trance returns.

    Soon, the music is finally over, and you realize it's now really dark and you've sat down on the sand at some point. The crowd has also dispersed and it's just you and the musician now.

    "Sorry, didn't mean to overdo it," she says. "I just wanted you to stick around for a moment. I sensed something...different about you. You seem well traveled."

    "You could say that," you quip. "I've gotten around." You notice she's put the lyre back in its case, and the night is silent but for the waves.

    She follows your gaze. "No coercion this time. I've learned to prefer honest answers to my questions."

    "And what question would you ask?"

    "Can I join your travels? I'm looking for an adventure…"

    You hesitate a second and look at the ground. "Well, we've already got a lot of musicians in our group--" Your words are cut off as you feel the scaly texture of talons around your throat.

    "You were saying?" she asks with a cock of her head, and the talons relax a little.

    You swallow nervously. "What happened to no coercion?" She just smirks.

    You reach out your free hand. "Welcome aboard."



    New Tier 7 Objectives

  • Recruit Ligeia | Ligeia takes up a slot in the formation. RPilot Pam and Queen Siri start in the formation, and can't be removed. Only Female Crusaders can be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Beat area 650.

  • Catamaran Cruise | Bernard the Bartender and Princess Val the Mermaid start in the formation, and can't be removed. The formation has been changed. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 750.

  • Suspicious Private Island | Shenna the Centaur and Bruno the Unicorn start in the formation, and can't be removed. Only Shenna can do DPS. No Dragon Crusaders can be used. The formation has been poisoned by a wily horseman! Crusaders take 30% damage every second. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 800.

  • Shore Excursion | Jiaolong the Guardian starts in the formation, and can't be removed. Aside from Jiaolong, only Healer or Magical Crusaders can be used. Can only do DPS while Alchemy is active. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 850.

  • Tropical Flower Walk | Ursula the Busy Bee starts in the formation, and can't be removed. Monsters drop less gold. Only Flora Crusaders can be used. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 900.

  • More info

    You'll have until Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Princess Pool Party 7!

    For more info on previous Princess Pool Party Crusaders and objectives check out the Princess Pool Party 6 blog post.

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Pool Party 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, Tier 6, and Tier 7 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.

    January 5th
    Idle Champions: Jan 5 2022 Adventure Variants 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    This week's update brings not only 11 new adventure variants for the 5 active campaigns of Idle Champions, but we're also updating the Patron Shop and adding Tier 6 & 7 Patron Perks! Each adventure variant is Patron-themed, and some of them have the Patrons along to supervise!

    Adventure Variants

    This week's update brings 11 new adventure variants for our 5 active campaigns! Many of these adventure variants have the patrons joining the party to supervise. Enjoy!

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

    Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Adventure Variants

    • Seeds of Deceit: The Strahd Squad
    • Protect the Martikov family winery from destruction while fighting back hordes of zombies.
      • There is a 40% chance with each wave that 5 additional Strahd Zombies appear. They don't drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
      • Due to Strahd’s influence, Champion healing is reduced by 75%.
      • Complete area 275.

    • Flies on the Wall: A Nod from Strahd
    • Head to the Amber Temple to help Kasimir while repelling Strahd.
      • In each boss area Strahd on Horseback appears. You must defeat this additional boss to advance. When defeated, he runs off the screen.
      • Only champions with INT of 13 or higher can be used..
      • Complete area 325.

    • Lost in the Goblin Halls: Temporal Rift in the Goblin Halls
    • Search through the citadel to find the twilight grove in record time!
      • Time is sped up by 2x.
      • You must complete area 100 within 30 minutes of starting the objective.
      • You must click on 50 distractions before completing the objective.
      • Complete area 100.


    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Variants

    Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Adventure Variants

    • Attack on the Manor: Review by the Blackstaff
    • Investigate a heinous attack just outside your new manor under the watchful eye of the Blackstaff.
      • Vajra joins the formation to advise.
      • Champions with Melee and Ranged attacks deal no damage.
      • Complete area 250.

    • Nimble Escape: Distracted Escape
    • Search Gralhund Villa for the Nimblewright while protecting Mirt.
      • Mirt leads the formation.
      • Champions adjacent to Mirt deal no damage due to his distracting presence.
      • Only good and evil champions may be used.
      • At the start of each area, an Iron Defender with 10 armored HP appears. Other monsters are invulnerable while the Iron Defender is there.
      • Complete area 275.


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

    Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus Adventure Variants

    • Questlines: Just The Worst
    • Clear off your quest to do list with the worst of the worst.
      • Good Champions cannot be used.
      • Neutral Champions (on the good/evil axis) deal no damage.
      • Complete area 500.

    • Bel's Forge: Fire and Brimstone
    • Begin to unravel Bel's intentions while fighting fire and fiends!
      • In each non-boss area, one Lesser Fire Elemental appears with each wave. They do not count towards quest progress, nor do they drop gold. The Elemental’s movement is 300% faster. If the Elemental hits with an attack, it explodes (and dies) and all champions lose 20% of their HP.
      • In each boss area a Cultist of Zariel appears. You must defeat this additional boss to advance.
      • Only champions with STR of 10 or higher and CHA of 13 or higher can be used.
      • Complete area 525.

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

    Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Adventure Variants

    • Deekin's Mission: Fire and Ice
    • Escort the survivors to Bryn Shander with the redeemed Zariel.
      • Redeemed Zariel takes up a slot in the formation.
      • Zariel’s presence has attracted hordes of angry devils due to her redemption. In Non-Boss levels, each wave creates an extra 1-3 random devils. They do not drop gold or count towards quest progress. In Boss levels, create an additional random boss that must also be defeated to advance.
      • Evil champions may not be used.
      • Neutral (on the good/evil axis) champions deal no damage.
      • Complete area 450.

    • Frozen Vengeance: REALLY Frozen Vengeance
    • Return to Sunblight fortress during the coldest day of the year.
      • The cold causes all Champion base attack cooldowns to be doubled, making them attack less often.
      • Only slow Champions with a DEX of 13 or lower can be used.
      • Complete area 475.

    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Wild Beyond the Witchlight Variants

    Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventure Variants

    • Thieves of the Coven: Patron Party
    • Dive deeper into the mysteries of the Witchlight Carnival while protecting the patrons.
      • Redeemed Zariel, Mirt, and Vajra escort the party and take up slots in the formation.
      • Complete area 350.

    • Hither of Witchlight: Don’t Blast the Brigands
    • Venture into the Feywild in a fog that blocks ranged attacks.
      • Additional Harengon Brigands appear in each area. They don't drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
      • Only Champions with a melee or Magical base attack can be used.
      • Complete area 400.


    New Patron Perks and Patron Shop Updates

    With this Adventure Variant Update, it's also time to update Patron Perk Tiers and the Patron Shop! In addition to Tier 6 & 7 Patron Perks, each Patron will receive a skin for an Evergreen Champion, a Golden Epic for an Evergreen Champion, and Rare & Epic Feats.

    Tier 6 & 7 Patron Perks

    • Mirt the Moneylender:
      • Tier 6 Local — Dig Deep: Increase the damage of all Champions by 1% for each enemy on screen.
      • Tier 6 Global — Price of Inflation: Gold Find +2.5%.
      • Tier 7 Local — Moneylent: Reduce the amount of gold required to level up Champions by 3%
      • Tier 7 Global — Silvery Gates: Time Gate Silver Chest drops have a +2% chance of being doubled.
    • Vajra Safahr:
      • Tier 6 Local — Embassy: Increases the damage of non-human Champions by +50%.
      • Tier 6 Global — The Less Fortunate: Damage of Champions without the "Gold Find" role +10%.
      • Tier 7 Local — Young Guns: Damage of Champions aged 50 or younger +40%
      • Tier 7 Global — Golden Gifts: Gold chest drops have a +2% chance of being doubled.
    • Strahd von Zarovich:
      • Tier 6 Local — Long Lived: Damage of Champions aged 50 or older +50%.
      • Tier 6 Global — Arm's Length: Damage of Champions adjacent to 2 or fewer Champions +10%.
      • Tier 7 Local — And Prosperous: Increases the damage of all Champions by 10% for every Gold Find Champion in the formation (mult)
      • Tier 7 Global — Unlikely Allies: Global Damage +5% for each Good/Evil pair of Champions in the formation.
    • Zariel:
      • Tier 6 Local — Only the Strong: Increase the damage of Champions with a STR score of 12+ by 75%.
      • Tier 6 Global — No Trial Left Undone: Increase the damage done by Champions while on a Trials of Mount Tiamat trial adventure by 50%.
      • Tier 7 Local — Only the Loved: Increase the damage of Champions with a CHA score of 15+ by 75%.
      • Tier 7 Global — Tiamat Unleashed: Increase the Assault Party DPS provided by reaching the daily Trials of Mount Tiamat area goal by 1%.


    New Patron Feats

    • Mirt the Moneylender:
      • Rare Feat
        • Celeste — Sturdy Mantle: Crusader's Mantle +40%.
      • Epic Feat
        • Krond — Striker Training: Survival of the Fittest +80%.
    • Vajra Safahr:
      • Rare Feat
        • Nayeli — Strong Willed: Aura of Courage +40%.
      • Epic Feat
        • Calliope — Wound Master: Song of Protection +60%.
    • Strahd von Zarovich:
      • Rare Feat
        • Shandie — Bonus Blast: Explosive Arrows +40%.
      • Epic Feat
        • Makos — Prodigal Leader: Global Damage +50%.
    • Zariel:
      • Rare Feat
        • Ishi — Well Rounded: Monsters are People Too +40%.
      • Epic Feat
        • Krull — Golden Touch: Plague: Pilfer +80%.


    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions New Golden Epics

    New Patron Golden Epics

    • Mirt the Moneylender:
      • Ulkoria Slot 3 — Animated Gargoyle
    • Vajra Safahr:
      • Azaka Slot 1 — Scimitar of the Weretiger
    • Strahd von Zarovich:
      • Dragonbait Slot 3 — Belt of Many Pouches
    • Zariel:
      • Reya Slot 3 — Armor of the Avatar


    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions New Patron Skins

    New Patron Skins

    • Mirt the Moneylender:
      • Mindflayer Ulkoria
    • Vajra Safahr:
      • Farmer Azaka
    • Strahd von Zarovich:
      • Vampire Dragonbait
    • Zariel:
      • Blood War Reya


    See the in-game Change Log for more information!
    December 22nd, 2021
    Idle Champions: Wintershield 5 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Wintershield sees a celebration of maps in the Realms, symbolizing our paths through the new year. As part of this year's tradition, the Champions have purchased a map from a Waterdeep street vendor. And then it started talking...

    Wintershield 5 introduces Viconia DeVir, Drow Cleric of Shar from Baldur's Gate and Siege of Dragonspear. Wintershield also brings back Baeloth the Entertainer, Drow Sorcerer, and proprietor of The Black Pits also hailing from the Baldur's Gate games, and Artemis Entreri, the Human Assassin who first appeared in RA Salvatore's 1988 novel The Crystal Shard. Players have until Monday, January 3rd at 12 PM Pacific to complete their Wintershield 5 unlocks and objectives.

    I. Viconia DeVir



      Viconia DeVir is a devout cleric of Shar, the goddess of darkness and loss. But don't mistake her cleric powers as a sign of her working for good. She may not approve of how the Champions operate, but if the quest and the payout are worthwhile, she's here and ready to assist.

    Viconia is an evil alignment buffer who can reanimate dead enemies and turn them against their former friends. She also heals, but only if you get damaged enough to make it worth her time. Once unlocked, you can find this displaced drow in Slot 5 (Calliope)

    II. Viconia's Stats

    Race: Elf (Drow) Alignment: Neutral Evil
    Gender: Female Pronouns: She/Her
    Class: Cleric Age: 270
    Affiliation: Heroes of Baldur's Gate

    STR: 10 DEX: 19 CON: 8
    INT: 16 WIS: 18 CHA: 14

    Role: Support, Healing

    Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Strahd, Zariel

    Slot: 5, (Calliope)


    III. Viconia's Design

    Viconia DeVir is a character from the original Baldur's Gate video game, as well as Baldur's Gate II and Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear. Many of her powers, abilities, and personality were drawn from those games. We're excited to have another evil Champion joining the roster, as well as another member of the Heroes of Baldur's Gate! She may begrudgingly call Baeloth and Minsc 'friends', but the rest of the Champions are just allies that can help her accomplish her goals and earn some coin. She'll offer the other Heroes of Baldur's Gate buffs with her Cleric of Shar ability, and heal those Champions who are in dire need with Cure Medium Wounds. But her main focus during battle is seizing control of the lifeless bodies of their enemies and using Animate Dead to send them back against their former allies!

    For more information on Viconia and her abilities, check out her Champion Spotlight!

    Year Five Variants


    • Adventure Variant 1: Wandering Patrols — Help a poor map find its way home with Viconia. Viconia joins the formation. She can be moved but not removed from the formation. Each wave spawns 1-3 Flaming Fist Soldiers. They don't drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress. Gold Find is reduced by 99%.
      Complete Area 75.

    • Adventure Variant 2: Think About It — Only Champions with INT 13 or higher can be used. Each wave spawns 1-3 Drow Rangers that fire their ranged attack at a random Champion. These attacks also stun any non-elf Champion for 2 seconds due to sleep poison.
      Complete Area 125.

    • Adventure Variant 3: Snarky Map — Help a poor map find its way home with Champions that aren't very nice. Only Evil Champions and other Heroes of Baldur's Gate Champions can deal damage. Enemies move 200% faster and deal 500% additional damage.
      Complete Area 175.

    • Getting to know Viconia: Viconia buffs both evil Champions and other Heroes of Baldur's Gate. Use these types of Champions to get the most out of her support abilities!
    For information on previous years' variants, check out the Wintershield 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!
    December 22nd, 2021
    Idle Champions: Holiday Sale 2021 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    It's time for another Sale to finish out the year! Our Holiday Sale is now live on most of our platforms!

    Read on for more details about what's on sale...

    Starter Packs

    • Force Grey Bundle,
    • Buy ALL the Force Grey packs including all their Golden Epic Gear for all five Champions! Plus 25 Gold Chests too! This bundle is on sale at a discount of 60% and includes:
      • Arkhan's Force Grey Pack - Golden Epic and Rare gear.
      • Calliope's Force Grey Pack - Golden Epic and Rare gear.
      • Hitch's Force Grey Pack - Golden Epic and Rare gear.
      • Jamilah's Force Grey Pack - Golden Epic and Rare gear.
      • Tyril's Force Grey Pack - Golden Epic and Rare gear.
      • 25 Gold Chests

    • Arkhan Force Grey Pack, get a special Force Grey boost with a full set of rare items and an exclusive Golden Epic for Arkhan! We'll also toss in 5 Gold Chests to power you up even more! This pack is on sale at a discount of 60% and includes:
      • Holy Symbol of Tiamat (Golden Epic)
      • Cruel Battle Axe (Rare)
      • Spiked Pauldron (Rare)
      • Dragon-Blessed Shield (Rare)
      • Crystal Vial (Rare)
      • Golden Wreath (Rare)
      • 5 Gold Chests

    • Calliope Force Grey Pack, get a special Force Grey boost with a full set of rare items and an exclusive Golden Epic for Calliope! We'll also toss in 5 Gold Chests to power you up even more! This pack is on sale at a discount of 60% and includes:
      • Ornate Lute of Ballads (Golden Epic)
      • Broadhead Crossbow Bolt (Rare)
      • Triple-Clasped Cloak (Rare)
      • Studded Leather Bracers (Rare)
      • Magically Enhanced Satchel (Rare)
      • Sturdy Leather Eyepatch (Rare)
      • 5 Gold Chests

    • Hitch Force Grey Pack, get a special Force Grey boost with a full set of rare items and an exclusive Golden Epic for Hitch! We'll also toss in 5 Gold Chests to power you up even more! This pack is on sale at a discount of 60% and includes:
      • Magnificent Cape of Free Flowing (Golden Epic)
      • Multi-Pouch (Rare)
      • Sticky Boots (Rare)
      • Golden Dagger (Rare)
      • Crystal Ring (Rare)
      • Static Rod (Rare)
      • 5 Gold Chests

    • Jamilah Starter Pack, get a special Force Grey boost with a full set of rare items and an exclusive Golden Epic for Jamilah! We'll also toss in 5 Gold Chests to power you up even more! This pack is on sale at a discount of 60% and includes:
      • Deathbringer Greatsword (Golden Epic)
      • Metal Bangles (Rare)
      • Stealthy Boost (Rare)
      • Heroic Periapt (Rare)
      • Emerald Ring (Rare)
      • Patterned Scarf (Rare)
      • 5 Gold Chests

    • Tyril Force Grey Pack, get a special Force Grey boost with a full set of rare items and an exclusive Golden Epic for Tyril! We'll also toss in 5 Gold Chests to power you up even more! This pack is on sale at a discount of 60% and includes:
      • Empowered Rope of Entanglement (Golden Epic)
      • Twisted Wooden Staff (Rare)
      • Fine Jade Necklace (Rare)
      • Fine Cloth Shirt (Rare)
      • Hefty Bag of Tricks (Rare)
      • Fine Ring of the Frog (Rare)
      • 5 Gold Chests


    Familiars

    • Clover the Flower Dragon Parrot Familiar Pack is on sale at a discount of 30% and includes not only the Clover the Flower Dragon Parrot Familiar, but also 6 Epic Potions of Speed, 6 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, 6 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, 6 Epic Potions of Fire Breath, and 1 Potion of Polish!

    • Groak the Toad Familiar Pack is on sale at a discount of 30% and includes not only the Grant the Baby Blue Dragon Familiar, but also 4 Epic Potions of Speed, 4 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, 4 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, and 1 Potion of Polish!

    • Starsilk Familiar Pack is on sale at a discount of 60% and includes not only the Starsilk, the Chimeric Hare Familiar, but also 2 Epic Potions of Speed, 2 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, and 2 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance!


    Skin & Feat Packs:

    • The Treant Maan Skin and Feat Pack is on sale at a discount of 30%. This pack will unlock Hew Maan if you don't already have them and includes the Treant Hew Maan Skin & their We're a Treant! Epic Feat. This pack also includes 7 Gold Hew Maan Chests with one guaranteed Shiny Equipment card.

    • The Red Wizards Dhadius Skin and Feat Pack is on sale at a discount of 30%. This pack will unlock Dhadius if you don't already have him and includes Dhadius' Red Wizard Skin and his Red Wizard Epic Feat. This pack also includes 7 Gold Dhadius Chests with one guaranteed Shiny Equipment card.

    • The Witchlight Warden Skin and Feat Pack is on sale at a discount of 30%. This pack will unlock Warden if you don't already have them and includes an Epic Feat for Warden and the Witchlight Warden Skin. This pack also includes 7 Gold Warden Chests with one guaranteed Shiny Equipment card.


    Patron Shop Skins:

    • The Mirt the Moneylender Shop - Steampuk Zorbu Skin is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack will unlock Zorbu if you don't already have him and includes the Steampunk Zorbu Skin. This pack also includes 7 Gold Zorbu Chests, and 20,000 Mirt currency.

    • The Vajra Safahr Shop - Devil Farideh Skin is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack will unlock Fariden if you don't already have her and includes the Devil Farideh Skin. This pack also includes 7 Gold Farideh Chests and 20,000 Vajra currency.

    • The Strahd von Zarovich Shop - Vampire Catti-brie Skin is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack will unlock Catti-brie if you don't already have her and includes the Vampire Catti-brie Skin. This pack also includes 7 Gold Catti-brie Chests and 20 000 Strahd currency.

    • The Zariel Patron Shop - Celestial Tyril Skin is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack includes the Celestial Tyril Skin. This pack also includes 7 Gold Chests and 20,000 Zariel currency.


    Theme Packs

    • Wyrmspeaker Arkhan Theme Pack, is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack includes Arkhan's Wyrmspeaker Skin and his Mask of the Dragon Queen Epic Feat. This pack also includes the Dracolich (Pseudodragon) Familiar, 16 Supply Chests with two Potions of Polish, and 1 Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter.

    • Witchlight Orkira Theme Pack, is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack will unlock Orkira if you don't already have her, and includes Orkira's Witchlight Skin and an Epic Feat for her. This pack also includes the Phoenix Familiar, 16 Gold Orkira Chests with two Shiny Equipment cards, 1 Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter.

    All Star Packs

    • The Champions of Renown Year 1 All-Star Pack is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack unlocks the following event Champions if you haven't already unlocked them in-game: Deekin, Gromma, Evelyn, Catti-brie, and Zorbu. This pack includes the exclusive Construct Eyelyn Skin, as well as 16 Deekin Gold Chests, with two guaranteed Shiny Equipment cards, 16 Gromma Gold Chests with two guaranteed Shiny Equipment cards, 16 Evelyn Gold Chests with two guaranteed Shiny Equipment cards, 16 Catti-brie Gold Chests, with two guaranteed Shiny Equipment cards, and 16 Zorbu Gold Chests, with two guaranteed Shiny Equipment cards.

    December 17th, 2021
    Idle Champion Spotlight: Viconia DeVir 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    There are many ways a cleric can assist their companions. While some focus on healing or offering buffs, others embrace the power to control those who would try and cause them harm. Because sometimes the best way to protect your allies is to turn your enemies into more allies!

    Viconia DeVir was cast out of Menzoberranzan and house DeVir after refusing to sacrifice a child to the spider goddess Lolth. She has lived a dangerous and difficult life, and she joins the Champions at the behest of some of her acquaintances from Baldur's Gate this Wintershield!

    I. Viconia DeVir



      Viconia DeVir is a devout cleric of Shar, the goddess of darkness and loss. But don't mistake her cleric powers as a sign of her working for good. She may not approve of how the Champions operate, but if the quest and the payout are worthwhile, she's here and ready to assist.

    Viconia is an evil alignment buffer who can reanimate dead enemies and turn them against their former friends. She also heals, but only if you get damaged enough to make it worth her time. Once unlocked, you can find this displaced drow in Slot 5 (Calliope)

    Ia. Heroes of Baldur's Gate Update

    When Viconia launches on December 22nd, 2021, we will also be expanding the Champions with the Heroes of Baldur's Gate affiliation to include all Champions from the Baldur's Gate Video Game Series e.g. Viconia, Baeloth, and Jahiera. They will join the Champions from the Heroes of Baldur's Gate Comic: Shandie, Minsc, Nerys, Krydle, and Delina who are already listed as members.

    II. Viconia's Stats

    Race: Elf (Drow) Alignment: Neutral Evil
    Gender: Female Pronouns: She/Her
    Class: Cleric Age: 270
    Affiliation: Heroes of Baldur's Gate

    STR: 10 DEX: 19 CON: 8
    INT: 16 WIS: 18 CHA: 14

    Role: Support, Healing

    Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Strahd, Zariel

    Slot: 5, (Calliope)


    III. Viconia's Design

    Viconia DeVir is a character from the original Baldur's Gate video game, as well as Baldur's Gate II and Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear. Many of her powers, abilities, and personality were drawn from those games. We're excited to have another evil Champion joining the roster, as well as another member of the Heroes of Baldur's Gate! She may begrudgingly call Baeloth and Minsc 'friends', but the rest of the Champions are just allies that can help her accomplish her goals and earn some coin. She'll offer the other Heroes of Baldur's Gate buffs with her Cleric of Shar ability, and heal those Champions who are in dire need with Cure Medium Wounds. But her main focus during battle is seizing control of the lifeless bodies of their enemies and using Animate Dead to send them back against their former allies!

    IV. Viconia's Abilities

    Basic Attack

    • Sling — Viconia slings a stone at a random enemy.

    Formation Abilities

    • Cleric of Shar — Increase the damage of Evil Champions and Heroes of Baldur's Gate Champions by 100%.
    • Animate Dead — When a non-boss enemy is killed there is a 20% chance that Viconia will seize control of its lifeless body and turn it against its former allies for 10 seconds, stopping their movement. While it is re-animated, it deals 20% of your BUD to nearby enemies each second. Multiple enemies can be animated at once, each of which will do its own damage, but despawn during area transitions.
    • Cure Medium Wounds — Heals allies that are under 50% health for 20 health per second for 5 seconds.

    Specializations

    • Holy Power — Increase the effect of Cleric of Shar by 100% for each column away from the back-most column she is, stacking multiplicatively.
    • Begrudging RespectCleric of Shar now affects Neutral champions instead of Evil ones. Heroes of Baldur's Gate are still covered under this new plan.
    • Turn Undead — Increase the chance for Animate Dead to trigger by 100%.

    Ultimate Ability

    • Unholy Blight — Viconia summons a cloying miasma of cold and greasy darkness that damages all enemies and increases the odds of any enemies killed by it triggering Animate Dead by 50%.

    V. Viconia's Epic Equipment



    Slot 1: Global DPS
    Slot 2: Cleric of Shar
    Slot 3: Animate Dead
    Slot 4: Cure Medium Wounds
    Slot 5: Ultimate Attack Damage
    Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

    VI. Conclusion

    Bring another Hero of Baldur's Gate to your formation this Wintershield, and enjoy Viconia turning your enemies against each other! 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!

    December 15th, 2021
    COTLI: The Nate Before Christmas Tier 7 

      O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree -- how angry are thy branches...!
      O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree -- how much you embody the rage of nature and bring the wrath of the elements down upon us all!

    Once again The Nate Before Christmas blesses our doors, and this year we are visited by a bouncy bundle of joy: Springy, the Patchwork Plush.

    The Nate Before Christmas Tier 7 introduces Springy, the Patchwork Plush and brings back Odile, Snowflake Defender, Frosty the Snowman, RoboSanta, The Dark Helper, RoboRudolph, Xander the Xmas Dragon, Wrena the Fair and Kris, the Enraged Elemental!

    New Tier 7 Crusader: Springy, the Patchwork Plush

    Tags: Event, Support, Gold, Animal, Male, Supernatural


    A new day, a new planet. You've been trekking through the tangled weeds, grasses and trees from the portal opening when you almost trip on a hard flat object in the ground. Glancing around, you see the foliage isn't as dense and you can make out a structure in the distance. As you approach, you note a sign that says " G M L" on it mounted on the side of the structure.

    You see a door and step inside, smelling an oddly familiar cinnamon and popcorn scent on the stale air. It's an alien mall! And some franchises are just that powerful. You walk in further, eyes adjusting to the gloom of dirty skylights.

    A rustling noise draws your attention. Something seems to be approaching you. As it gets closer you hear a rhythmic thumping and the tinkle of something metal hitting the tile floor. It thumps into a brighter patch of light and you see a kangaroo plushie made of assorted fabrics just before it jumps on you and you thud to the floor.

    "Friend?" the creature asks.

    "If I say yes, will you get off me?"

    The kangaroo ducks their head and carefully steps off you. "Sorry. It's been ages since someone visited."

    "You're here all alone?"

    The kangaroo hops. "There's the occasional mouse that I stomp on, but they don't talk, so they don't count."

    You scratch your head. "My friends and I are travellers, and we're a pretty large band. In the spirit of the season, would you like to join us?"

    "Would I still get to stomp things?" they ask.

    You smile. "Definitely."

    Springy, the Patchwork Plush has joined your party.


    New Tier 7 Objectives

  • Recruit Springy | Springy takes up a slot in the formation. RoboSanta and Frosty the Snowman start in the formation, and can't be removed. For every cast of Storm Rider, up to 500 casts, Frosty gets a 15% DPS boost, stacking multiplicatively. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Beat area 650.

  • Island of Misfit Presents | RoboRudolph and The Dark Helper start in the formation and can't be removed. The formation has been changed. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 750.


  • Krampus is Watching | Xander the Xmas Dragon and Wrena the Fair start in the formation and can't be removed. Krampus spawns randomly on non-boss areas and marks 3 random Crusaders with coal, disabling their DPS for 6 seconds. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 800.

  • Carpet of Pine Needles | Kris, the Enraged Elemental starts in the formation and can't be removed. Pine spirits randomly spawn. For every spirit exorcised, Kris provides a 10% gold buff, stacking additively. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 850.

  • My Snowman and Me | Odile, Snowflake Defender starts in the formation and can't be removed. Monsters drop less gold. A snowman occupies a slot in the formation. The snowman freezes every Crusader except for Odile. Frozen Crusaders don't contribute upgrades. A hot chocolate monster spawns on every non-boss area, the first time you enter the area. For every 88 hot chocolate monsters killed, the snowman freezes one less Crusader. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 900.

  • More info

    You'll have until Wednesday, Dec 29th, 2021 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete The Nate Before Christmas 7!

    For more info on previous The Nate Before Christmas Crusaders and objectives check out the The Nate Before Christmas 6 blog post.

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Christmas 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, Tier 6, and Tier 7 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.

    December 13th, 2021
    BW2: December 13th, 2021 Release Notes 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Christmas Event! (December 13th, 2021)

    - Updated Christmas Event
    - Added new customization and ranch items
    - Added new ribbons and 100% reward
    - Added new snowman pet and christmas tree quest rewards
    - Added new item to fish up from the ice fishing hole
    - Added new item in leftmost dev present
    - Added a new Book House to deliver presents to
    - Added a new gift to steal from the Book House
    - Changed the direction of the wind sock to match an easterly wind (Thanks Eliz!)
    - Added 3 new pets available the second weekend of the event
    - Added new event mounts in Bush Bucks sale and mount packs, available the first weekend of the event

    - Added whacking/digging hotkeys q = quick whack / power dig, w = power whack / mana dig, e = mana whack, r = friend whack

    - Added Epic Summer Cape, Epic Autumn Cape, and Epic Winter Cape to the Tailor wandering merchant’s store

    - Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!

    - Worked on the endless flux dungeon update!