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September 21st
Idle Champions: September 21st Adventure Variants and Scotty the Rescue Pup Familiar 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We're celebrating the release of Scotty the Rescue Pup Familiar and raising money for Take This with a potpourri of adventure variants! Scotty is an awesome way to help you tackle all these new challenges because everyone loves an adorable, happy doggie!

Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Scotty the Rescue Pup Familiar one sheet

Adventure Variants

This week's update brings 10 new adventure variants for 5 different Campaigns!

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

Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Adventure Variants

  • Vecna Lives! Variant 2: A Demigod's Defender
  • Explore the emergency in Candlekeep while fending off undead monstrosities that deflect blows from swords and arrows!
    • At the start of each area, a Zombie Minotaur appears with ten armored hit points. They can only be damaged by magical attacks.
    • Complete area 350.

  • Vecna Loots Variant 2: More Than Well Equipped
  • Stop the assault on Candlekeep with the best of your best-equipped Champions!
    • Only Champions with at least two Epic equipment or better may be used.
    • Two wizard students join the formation, but they just get in the way.
    • Complete area 350.


Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Variants

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Adventure Variants

  • Champions of Waterdeep Variant 3: Take Five
  • Head home after a job well done with Champions from Year Five. What can possibly go wrong?
    • Only Event Champions from Year Five can be used.
    • Complete area 300.

  • Once More Into the Breach Variant 3: Nightmare Mode
  • Head into Undermountain while grappling with an absolute plethora of bosses!
    • Each boss needs to be defeated four times to advance.
    • Only Champions with WIS of 8 or lower can be used.
    • Complete area 375.


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

Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus Adventure Variants

  • The Darkness Runs Deeper Variant 3: Faerun's Most Wanted
  • Learn more about the events in Baldur's Gate with Champions from the most used time gates.
    • You may only use the Champions in the top 30% of current time gate popularity.
    • Evergreen Champions can not be used.
    • Complete area 400.

  • Difficult Terrain Variant 3: Faerun's Most Neglected
  • Head to Candlekeep with the Champions from the least used time gates, but watch your step!
    • You may only use the Champions in the bottom 30% of current time gate popularity.
    • Evergreen Champions can not be used.
    • Complete area 425.


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

Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Adventure Variants

  • Moose Tracks Variant 3: Ten in Ten-Towns
  • Enter Ten-Towns with a Champion of OUR choice.
    • A random Champion from seat 10 is immediately unlocked, added to the formation, and can't be removed.
    • Champions from the first two bench seats cannot be used.
    • Complete area 350.

  • Civilization Variant 3: Lone Wolf Party
  • Head to Termalaine with Champions that tend to go it alone.
    • Only Champions that aren't part of an affiliation can be used.
    • One Winter Wolf appears with each non-boss wave. They don't drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
    • One Winter Wolf Alpha appears at the start of each boss area. They must be defeated in order to progress.
    • Complete area 375.

Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Wild Beyond the Witchlight Variants

Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventure Variants

  • Hither of the Feywild Variant 3: Don't Squeeze the Spiders
  • Venture into the Feywild while fighting spiders resistant to magic.
    • Additional Giant Spiders appear in each area. They don't drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
    • Only Champions with a melee or ranged base attack can be used.
    • Champions' base attack cooldowns are increased by 3 seconds.
    • Complete area 450.

  • Prince of a Thousand Enemies Variant 3: Where the Magic Happens
  • Head further into Hither with your best magical attackers.
    • Only Champions with a Magical base attack can be used.
    • Whenever a Champion attacks and doesn't kill at least one monster, the Champion is stunned for 5 seconds.
    • Complete area 500.


See the in-game Change Log for more information!
September 13th
Idle Champions: Seasons 
Posted in Idle Champions.

There are many reasons our players enjoy Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms: the challenge of formation strategy, the joy of playing with familiar Champions, an appreciation for the D&D story and lore...and of course, cool rewards! So we're excited to introduce Seasons as another way to have fun and get awesome rewards in the process!

What are Seasons?

Seasons are multi-month events that run roughly 10 weeks. During a Season, you can complete daily, weekly, and Season-long quests, increase your Season level, and purchase Season Rewards from the Season Shop. Seasons have a wide variety of rewards for players of all levels, including exclusive skins, feats, and even modron cores!

Each season focuses on a group of five existing Champions. The chosen Champions receive balance changes at the start of the Season, and the rewards for the season are focused on those five Champions.

What can I earn during Seasons?

Season rewards include basic items like potions, chests, and contracts, but also include unique items such as skins, feats, and even a modron core. There are also exclusive, one-time item level boosts for the Season Champions, meaning those Season Champions will come out of the Season with a significant amount of power!

There is also a Season-long Buff that gets more powerful as you level up your Season level or buy rewards, and focuses on buffing the season Champions. If a Season has a modron core as a reward, the core's outputs will usually mimic some of the Champion-specific power gained from the Season Buff. At the end of the Season, you can convert your Season favor into favor for ALL of your permanent campaigns deities!

Season Pass
A Season Pass

Do I need to buy a Season Pass to participate?

A Season pass is not necessary to participate in the Season system, though many of the more exclusive rewards require it. You can complete Season quests, claim many rewards, and convert your Season favor when the Season ends all without a Season pass.

What are Season Quests?

Season Quests are like patron challenges. They come in three varieties: Daily Quests, Seasonal Quests, and Milestone Quests. All Season Quests reward Season XP, Season Favor, and Season Currency when completed.
  • Three new Daily Quests are made available every day. These are simple quests that can be completed quickly and easily. If you get a Daily Quests you don't want, you can optionally replace it with another. You can only do this once per day for each Daily Quest slot.
  • Seven Seasonal Quests are released each week. You have until the end of the Season to complete these quests, though only ten of them can be active at a time. These are generally more challenging quests that will require a bit more time or imagination to complete, so don't delay!
  • Ten Milestone Quests are available from the very beginning of the season, each having ten tiers. Completing one tier of a Milestone Quest will unlock the next tier of that Milestone Quest. These are challenging, long-term Quests which will require significant investment to complete all ten tiers.

What is Season XP?

Season XP is earned by completing Season Quests and used to increase your Season Level. When you level up, you unlock an additional effect for your Season Buff and may unlock new reward tiers.

What is Season Favor?

Season Favor is earned by completing Season Quests. When a Season ends, you will convert your Season Favor into favor for all of your unlocked permanent campaigns. The more you have, the bigger your boost will be!

What is Season Currency?

Season Currency is earned by completing Season Quests and used to purchase Season Rewards from the Season Rewards Shop.

How do I unlock new reward tiers?

New Reward Tiers are unlocked in the Season Rewards Shop by leveling up your Season Level. You can do this simply by completing Season Quests!

What happens when a Season ends?

When a Season ends, all incomplete Season Quests are abandoned. Any unpurchased rewards are forfeited and your Season Favor can be converted into favor for all of your unlocked permanent campaign deities. Unpurchased premium items will be added to the wild offer pool at some point in the future.

Will there be more Seasons in the future?

Our current plan is to run four Seasons per year, using them as an opportunity to highlight and potentially majorly rework up to twenty Champions per year.


Season 1 Image

Season One Begins September 14th, 2022 at 12pm Pacific!
Champions: The Heroes of Aerois: Aila, Qillek, Sentry, Nova, and Lucius

All five Aerois affiliated Champions have received balance changes, with the most significant going to Nova and Lucius. The main thrust of the design changes was to make the Aerois Champions work well together, with their high-level focus being on slowing, stunning, and rooting enemies. When this occurs, they get more powerful.

Additionally, Time Gate costs for the Heroes of Aerois will be cut in half during Season 1! So until the end of Season 1, all Time Gates for Aila, Qillek, Sentry, Nova, and Lucius will cost 3 pieces instead of the usual 6!

Aila

Aila's Aerois Synergy ability has changed to add stack each time an Electrified enemy is attacked, so that it can stack up even when a single enemy remains on screen. Stacks are lost upon changing areas and the number of stacks affects the damage done to electrified enemies. Both Shielding Storm and Aila's ultimate, Storm Herald, were adjusted to scale based on Aerois Synergy stacks. Storm Soul's damage bonus is now increased more by Electrified boss enemies. Finally, Aila's fifth equipment slot increases the effect of Aerois Synergy instead of increasing ultimate damage.

Qillek

Qillek's Aerois Synergy ability has been changed to stack up the longer you're in an area, rather than being a complicated algorithm based on effective healing that only stacks high with certain enemy attacks. Stacks are lost upon changing areas and the number of stacks continues to affect Bless. Aside from that, a new ability, Slow Sanctions, has been added to increase gold drops from stunned, slowed, or rooted enemies. His existing specializations were tweaked and a new one was added to support his new gold find ability. Finally, Qillek's fifth equipment slot increases the effect of Aerois Synergy instead of increasing ultimate damage.

Sentry

Sentry's Aerois Synergy ability has been changed to stack each time an enemy spawns and each second a boss is alive. Stacks are lost upon changing areas and the number of stacks continues to affect Guardian of Solwynn. Speaking of Guardian of Solwynn, this ability no longer requires Sentry to be in the front-most column to have an effect -- instead a new specialization choice increases its effectiveness in exchange for adding this existing restriction back on. This new specialization replaces Sentry's old Echo's Will specialization, which increased the effectiveness of Sentry's speed ability Echo Resolution. But don't worry, that effectiveness increase is now available all the time via a new Feat. Finally, as with the previous Champions, Sentry's fifth equipment slot now increases the effect of Aerois Synergy instead of increasing ultimate damage.

Nova

Nova has been completely reworked from the ground up. Curiosity has been replaced by a new ability with the same name that increases the damage enemies take the longer they are alive. Discovery has been replaced by a new ability called The Crew which increases the damage of Champions near Nova based on the sum of those Champions' levels, stacking multiplicatively. Nova's Close Encounters ability has been removed. Failsafe has been changed so that the damage shield also applies to other Champions in Nova's column and now includes a big damage buff while the shields remain. It also scales with Nova's HP rather than a fixed amount. Nova's Aerois Synergy now stacks whenever an enemy is stunned, slowed, or rooted. Stacks are lost upon changing areas and the number of stacks increases the effect of The Crew. Slow and Protective Field remain the two only unchanged abilities. Nova's specializations have been adjusted to support her new abilities. Her ultimate, Active Tiangong, now scales with Aerois Synergy stacks, and finally, her fifth equipment slot increases the effect of Aerois Synergy instead of increasing ultimate damage.

Lucius

Lucius has also seen significant changes that realign him as a main DPS rather than a quasi-support. Rather than a DoT, Arcane Chromat - Acid now increases Lucius' acid damage during subsequent attacks against the same enemies, stacking multiplicatively. Arcane Chromat - Cold now does massive damage to enemies that are slowed, stunned, or rooted (especially ones with multiple slows, stuns, or effects on them). Elemental Adept now scales its damage based off of Aerois Synergy stacks. Lucius' Aerois Synergy continues to stack when Elemental Adept triggers, but has been tweaked to be more similar to the other Aerois Champions' new Aerois Synergy abilities. It also now applies to all of Lucius' damage, instead of just his Acid damage. Lucius' specializations have all been reworked to support his adjusted abilities, and as expected, his fifth equipment slot increases the effect of Aerois Synergy instead of increasing ultimate damage.

Conclusion

In addition to the ability changes, all five Aerois Champions received a full second look at their upgrades, resulting in higher base multipliers for many of them.

Taken together, the Aerois team now focuses on slowing, stunning, and otherwise delaying enemies from reaching the front lines, while simultaneously having a beefy front line that can hold back enemies long enough for Lucius to shred them to pieces, especially when combined with the team's stuns, slows, and roots. Aerois works well with other Champions that stun, slow, or root with their base attacks, such as Wulfgar or Penelope. We hope these changes, along with the excitement of the new season, will help you have a lot of fun playing with the full Aerois team!

September 12th
Idle Champions: Weekly Party 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The weekend buffs have been an excellent opportunity to take advantage of more powerful Champions and push through a tough variant or patron challenge. So we thought it would be fun to offer some more opportunities for Champions to get buff. So this week we're introducing a new weekly feature to Idle Champions: The Weekly Party!

The Weekly Party feature runs from Noon Pacific on Monday to Noon Pacific Friday every week and functions similarly to weekend buffs, but with some important differences and improvements.

Notably, the Weekly Party highlights just three Champions instead of five. One of the three Champions will be the same for all players each week (this first week is Widdle starting Sept 12!), while the other two will be randomly selected based on each individual player's Champion usage from the past several weeks. In this way, the Weekly Party will almost always include powerful Champions that you are actively using in your formations. All three Champions receive buffs to their abilities for the duration of the Weekly Party.

Circle of Arrows
The icon indicating the Weekly Party buff.


In the shop, rather than having unique chests that contain gear for all three Champions, special chest packs are available while the weekly party is running that contains individual chests for each Champion. Some of these packs award more overall chests than normal for the price point, resulting in a quasi "bonus chests sale" for the chosen Champion chests each week. Additionally, the bonus Golden Epic equipment awarded for your first purchase is randomly selected from the pool of GEs available for the three Champions, increasing your odds of seeing a GE that you can immediately use. Finally, pack purchases during the Weekly Party will increase your Weekly Party buffs, making the chosen Champions even more potent.

Please note that the release of the Weekly Party system will be delayed on Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch. We plan to roll Weekly Party out on those platforms in the coming weeks!

We hope you enjoy this new feature and can make use of the buffs to push through a tough variant or patron challenge. As always, we will be listening to play feedback over the next few weeks and making adjustments as we see fit. You can leave feedback on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

August 26th
Idle Champions: Pack Antics Series 2 
Posted in Idle Champions.

After a successful Witchlight run, some new kobold Champions return for a second series. But this time it's kobolds IN SPAAAAAAACE!!!!

The new series of our colorful, popular, and adorable comic Pack Antics has returned with an exciting Spelljammer adventure! This time Krydle, Nayeli, Makos, Reya, Shandie, and Tyril have all been polymorphed into small kobolds, and geared out to take on whatever Wildspace can throw at them!

Pack Antics Spelljammer Comic #1

Both series of Pack Antics are drawn by Luke McKay, and written by Treavor Bettis. You can find the entire first series on our Official Idle Champions Discord saved in the Comics channel of the Art section. Series 2 will be posted there, as well as on our Official Twitter, so you can always keep up with the latest kobold antics.

Return to Sender: A Pack Antics Adventure

Dungeons & Dragons Return to Sender headshots

Return to Sender is a special D&D one shot with Treavor taking the Dungeon Master seat! Our players include Lauren as Tyril, Vee as Shandie, and Mars as Krydle...but all transformed into kobolds! Watch live on our Twitch channel on Wednesday August 31st from 1-4pm Pacific!

Collect Your Own Crew!

Dungeons & Dragons Pack Antics Series 2 gif

Starting on August 31st, you can pick up these adorable new skins for your own Idle Champions! All six Champions are available in the store as individual packs, or buy the Pack Antics Series 2 Bundle Pack to get the whole set for a discount!

Because Reya Mantlemorn is an Evergreen Champion unlockable only through play in the Descent into Avernus Campaign, her Skin & Feat Pack will not unlock the Champion. But we're here to help you finish your Descent Into Avernus adventures so you can enjoy Pact Antics Reya! From August 31st until Sept 7th Pacific Time, you will collect 50% bonus favor whenever you reset a Descent into Avernus adventure! Reya is unlockable by completing the second variant of the Idyllglen adventure titled: "Reya Reborn" towards the end of the Descent into Avernus campaign.

Check out the in-game store for all of the details when these packs go live on August 31st!
August 24th
Idle Champions: Brightswords 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Seeking rest and respite from a year of adventure, the Champions arrive in the tranquil town of Longsaddle - only to find it under siege! Drow from the Underdark are on the hunt in Longsaddle for a Harpell artifact, and it's a race against time to find it before they do...

Brightswords 5 introduces Dob the upbeat, half-orc bard from The Oxventure crew, and brings back his teammate Corazón de Ballena, the dashing Human Pirate, and Lazaapz, the Goblin Armorer Artificer. Players have until Monday, September 5th at 12PM PDT to complete their event unlocks and objectives.

I. New Champion: Dob

Dungeons & Dragons Dob Key Art

    Dob never knew his parents. When he fell ill as a baby, his sister Suzette searched far and wide for a cure. She successfully saved his life, but on the last of her trips out to find medicine, Suzette never returned. So Dob became a self-taught traveling bard, sleeping under the stars and roaming town to town in search of his lost sister. This brought him into contact with the Oxventurers, with whom he shares in many bizarre adventures, including one that did indeed see him reuniting at last with his long-lost sister!

Dob is a Support and Gold Find Champion, increasing the damage of Champions not next to him while boosting gold find based on how many Champions are adjacent. He has the unfortunate habit of dumping all that hard-found gold into a nearby lake to keep it safe, but he'll make sure to make it up to the formation! For more information on Dob and his abilities, check out his Champion Spotlight!

Year Five Variants

  • Half-Orc's Charm - Dob starts in the formation, and can't be moved or removed. Champions next to Dob deal no damage.
  • Complete Area 75.

  • Making Friends - Dob starts in the formation, and can be moved but not removed. Only Champions with a Charisma and/or Dexterity of 17+ may be used.
  • Reach Area 125.

  • Skeletons! (on Strike) - Dob starts in the formation, and ce can be moved, but not removed. His Ultimate starts unlocked and its cooldown duration is half as long. Each wave spawns a relentless Striking Skeleton, who is slow, but deal 400% damage. In addition, if they are defeated, they respawn in the same location after 5 seconds.
  • Reach Area 175.


See the in-game FAQ for more information!

August 3rd
Idle Champions: August 3rd 2022 Adventure Variants & A Familiar Quest 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's time to challenge your formation skills in these 10 new adventure variants! But don't worry, escorts drawn from our livestream show A Familiar Quest, Champions from previous years, and an updated Vi will be right there to help.

A Familiar Quest Series Two

Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions A Familiar Quest S2 The second series of A Familiar Quest returns to Mondays at 5pm Pacific starting August 15th! In this next round of episodes, LaTia Jacquise takes over the DM seat, with players Emme Montgomery, Michelle Nguyen Bradley, Gabe Hicks, and Eugenio Vargas! The cast will also be joined by additional guest players, like Hope LaVelle as Dottie! New familiars are joining some of the previous familiars, who now have a new look. Make sure you watch the show to see what adventures they will all experience!

Starting on August 8th you can purchase A Familiar Quest Series Two familiars in Idle Champions, so they can help you in your adventures! They'll be available individually, or you can pick up the Series Two Bundle Pack for a discount and have the whole set! Check the in-game store for all the details.

Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions A Familiar Quest S2 Bundle Pack

Adventure Variants

We've added 10 new adventure variants to our game, 2 in each campaign! Evergreen Champions and A Familiar Quest friends are ready to help you complete these new and dangerous missions.

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

Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Adventure Variants

  • Orcs are Wild Variant 3: A Familiar Friend
  • Aid an Orc in taking back control of his tribe with a familiar friend, Moogin the Swarm of Quippers!
    • Only Champions next to Moogin can deal damage with normal attacks. This does not affect Ultimate attacks.
    • Enemies have +4000% health, but take an additional 10% damage each time they take damage
    • Complete area 375.

  • The Sunless Citadel Variant 3: Evergreens with an Evergreen
  • Split the party and follow the trail of goblins with a coniferous companion.
    • Only Evergreen Champions can be used on this adventure.
    • An Evergreen Treant joins the formation. They're so big they take up three spots in your formation and throw giant rocks at the enemies dealing 1 second of BUD damage per hit.
    • Complete area 375.


Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Variants

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Adventure Variants

  • Waterdeep Under Siege Variant 3: In The Beginning
  • Race the Xanathar to the Vault of Dragons with Champions from Year One.
    • Only Event Champions from Year One can be used.
    • Complete area 325.

  • Vault of Dragons Variant 3: Vault of Cuteness
  • Stop the Xanathar from raiding the Vault of Dragons while being overwhelmed by cuteness.
    • Marvel the Imp joins the formation. Champions next to Marvel have their normal attack cooldown increased by 5 seconds due to the cuteness overload.
    • 1-2 adorably cute enemies from The Sketching Hour with 5 armored hit points each join in with each wave. They don't drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
    • Complete area 350.


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

Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus Adventure Variants

  • A Tale of Two Cities Variant 3: A Tale of Two Years
  • Head south to confront the evil growing there using Champions from Year Two.
    • Only Event Champions from Year Two can be used.
    • Complete area 350.

  • The Dead Three Variant 3: Sneak Attack
  • neak through the streets of Baldur's Gate and survive its seedy underbelly.
    • Pest the Gremishka joins the formation
    • You can't use Champions with the speed role.
    • When you enter a new area, the area requirements are reduced by 5% for each Champion with a Dexterity score of 15 or higher.
    • Complete area 375.


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

Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Adventure Variants

  • The Giant's Bane Tavern Variant 3: Power of Three
  • Enter Icewind Dale with Champions from Year Three.
    • Only Event Champions from Year Three can be used.
    • Complete area 300.

  • The Everlasting Rime Variant 3: Only Human
  • Continue to Ten-Towns with a human Champion of OUR choice.
    • A random Human Champion is immediately unlocked, added to the formation, and can't be removed.
    • Other Human Champions cannot be used.
    • In each area, enemies move 2% faster and deal 4% more damage
    • Complete area 325.

Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Wild Beyond the Witchlight Variants

The Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventure Variants

  • The Witchlight Carnival Variant 3: A Familiar Behind Us
  • Uncover the mysteries of the Witchlight Carnival with your most charismatic Champions.
    • Gale the Miniature Giant Seahorse joins the formation. Champions next to Gale have their normal attack cooldown decreased by 1 second for each familiar assigned to click enemies.
    • Champions' normal attack cooldown is increased by 5 seconds.
    • Only Champions with a Charisma of 16 or higher may be used.
    • Complete area 350.

  • Thieves of the Coven Variant 3: Go Fourth
  • Dive deeper into the mysteries of the Witchlight Carnival with Champions from Year Four.
    • Only Event Champions from Year Four can be used.
    • Complete area 400.


Update to Vi

Vi - Vi receives a small buff during our Spring Balance Update, and now we've had a chance to update a few more of her abilities:
  • Vi should always finish her current attack before switching to her "Bored Now" attack (so that Catch and Release has a chance to trigger).
  • When changing areas, Vi's Baubles is destroyed and the bonus gold is immediately collected.
  • The gold bonus of Vi's Bauble remains even if she is benched.
See the in-game Change Log for more information!
June 2nd
Idle Champions: Amani the Songbird Familiar 
Posted in Idle Champions.

This Pride, we at Codename Entertainment are delighted announce that we collaborated with Omega Jones to create a unique familiar for our Lambert House charity drive! Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds from all sales of Amani the Songbird through June 21st, 2022, to Lambert House.

Dungeons & Dragons Amani Key Art

Lambert House

Lambert House empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills. We at Codename Entertainment are thrilled to be supporting Lambert House, which is a fantastic cause we really believe in.

Amani the Songbird Familiar will be available on June 8th, 2022 at Noon Pacific in the in-game shop on all platforms. Net proceeds from all Amani the Songbird Familiar sales through June 21st, 2022, will be donated to Lambert House! Check out the in-game store for more details!

Dungeons & Dragons Amani Gif

A Familiar Harmony

To celebrate the release of Amani, we will have a special one shot D&D livestream on Wednesday June 8th at 3pm Pacific! Omega Jones will be joining Brian Gray and Michelle Nguyen Bradley as players in a game DMed by Lauren Urban. That lovely game will cap off a full day of streaming celebrating Amani, so join us on our Twitch Channel!

Familiars

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



June 1st
Idle Champions: June 1st 2022 Update 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We've rolled out some big updates and changes recently, including several that have gone live today. So we thought it was a good idea to go into detail about the balancing, redistribution, dismantling, and more!

Table of Contents

Spring Balance Update

Dungeons & Dragons Spring Balance Update

We are in the final week of our six-week Spring Balance Update, where we have been making adjustments to Champions that didn't require a major rework. The final updates have been made, and you can read about all of the details in the in-game changelog or our blog post.

Soft Cap Increase

It's time to level up! Your adventures in Faerun have continued to take some twists and turns, heading into the Feywild realm of Prismeer and facing down the most dangerous of the Demon Lords in today's update. This week's update for Idle Champions brings with it increases to the upgrade cap for all 101 Champions! This newfound strength will help your formations to push further than ever before. Good luck!

Item Level Cap Redistribution

Players have equipment that is leveled over its item level cap, but those extra levels are not providing any benefit. Today's update fixes this issue! A check will be done every time the game loads, a new adventure is started, or you switch parties. The sum of all levels over the cap will be calculated, the items will be reduced to the level cap, and the game will refund the excess levels in the form of Blacksmithing Contracts. Now if you have (or obtain) an item over its cap, you'll be able to use additional levels elsewhere!

Briv Steelmarrow Update

Briv's mechanics allow him to bypass important content that we've intended players to encounter. Challenging bosses are a big part of some adventures, variants, and patron variants' difficulty, and completely skipping these reduces the adventures' challenge to an unintended degree. We've made some changes to the way his skipping works, both to avoid bypassing that content and also improve his skipping in offline progress and background parties.
  • Briv can no longer skip bosses in base adventures, variants, patron variants, Time Gates, and special adventures such as split the party or the Trials of Mount Tiamat. He can still skip bosses in free play, including Time Gate free play. If Briv was going to skip a boss area, he instead skips TO the boss area. Once that boss is defeated, he then skips to the area that would have been skipped to.
  • A new feat has been added that limits Briv to skipping at most 4 areas. It has no effect if Briv is not capable of skipping at least 4 100% of the time.

Hew Maan Update

Hew Maan's quest-progression-increasing mechanic is in need of a balance. This is ironic given the name of the upgrade that buffs it is Perfectly Balanced. It is much easier to gain massive speed increases with Hew Maan compared with essentially every other speed Champion, putting them in a class of their own in the speed Champion rankings. We are not completely against being able to beat an area in only a few kills, but this power should not be easily obtainable with a single Champion.
  • We have reduced the base effect of Zrang's Teamwork from 25% to 20%.
  • We have reduced the base effect of Carefully Balanced from 10% per Champion to 5% per Champion.
  • We have capped Hew Maan's slot 4 item at 2501 item levels for non-gilded items, 1615 for shiny, and 1172 for golden. Players with more than the maximum number of item levels will have their excess item levels refunded as blacksmithing contracts.

Dismantle Champion System

Dungeons & Dragons Dismantle Champion System Due to the changes listed above to Briv and Hew Maan, the Dismantle Champions system will be available for Asharra, Briv, and Hew Maan for the next 3 weeks. As noted below, we will also have a Legendary Dismantle event for all Champions during that same time frame.

As many of you know, we've been working on the Dismantle Champion System for a few weeks now (following the recent updates to Asharra). Since then we've been listening to player feedback and making some adjustments, and the system is now ready to be released!

After a specific Champion has had a significant balance change, and we choose to allow it to be dismantled, the Dismantle Champion System will become available for that Champion for 3 weeks. You can only dismantle a Champion once during this time period, and only the Champion(s) we have selected (The current list includes Asharra, Briv, and Hew Maan). You will find the button to start the process in the Champion's character sheet, near their portrait.

Dismantling a Champion has the following effects:
  • All equipment item levels are set to level 1.
    • Equipment item levels are returned in the form of Blacksmithing Contracts with a total value equal to the item levels removed.
    • Capped iLevels - The number of item levels you can dismantle is capped at 10K per slot. Any additional item levels will remain on the dismantled champion.
  • Collected equipment is retained, and your max rarity of each equipment slot is retained. If you're fully epic, you'll remain fully epic, just at a reduced item level.
  • Golden items are reverted to the non-golden version of themselves.
    • An Epic Golden Potion is awarded for each.
  • Shiny items are reverted to the non-shiny version of themselves.
    • A Potion of Polish is awarded for each.
  • Legendary items are reverted to epic rarity.
    • A Legendary Potion - Level # is awarded for each.
  • Feats that can be purchased for gems are removed.
    • Gems equivalent to the total purchase price are awarded.
    • Refunded feats will be available to purchase again for gems.
When we trigger a Champion Dismantle for a specific Champion, we will also trigger a Legendary Dismantle Event for all Champions. This is based on player feedback, and will allow players to adjust their legendary investment in Support Champions that were used in conjunction with the nerfed Champion.

New and Updated Items

In order to make these changes outlined above easy for players to work with, we have made some updates to existing items as well as added new types of items!
  • Potion of Polish (Updated): Potions of Polish have been upgraded to be targetable. This means that players can choose both the Champion and the equipment slot to use this potion on. All existing Potions of Polish will gain this ability.

  • Epic Golden Potion: The Epic Golden Potion turns the item of a player's choice into a golden item, provided we have released that item as a GE previously. Players can choose both the Champion and the equipment slot to use this potion on. If the item is not already epic, this potion makes it epic as well.

  • Legendary Potion - Level #: Legendary Potions can be used on an epic or legendary piece of equipment. It will make that equipment a legendary item, and add the levels listed on the potion. A Legendary Potion can not be used on an item that is already of an equal or higher legendary level. Players can choose both the Champion and the equipment slot to use this potion on. It functions as if the player crafted and/or leveled up the item to the target level, without paying any associated costs.

  • Legendary Blacksmithing Contract: This new blacksmithing contract grants more levels (120) than was available with the existing blacksmithing contracts (1, 2, 6, or 24).

Thank You

Thank you to all of the players who have provided valuable feedback! Your help and input have been extremely valuable as we craft these updates and changes. All of this information will be available in the game, including updates in the Changelog.

We continue to listen to your suggestions and comments on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, and on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

April 20th
Idle Champions: April 20 2022 Adventure Variants 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Celebrate Earth Day and the launch of our new Charity Familiar, Dottie the Dandelion, with a set of adventure variants for our active campaigns! These new adventure variants feature two exciting features to challenge your formation skills. Some adventures will feature escorts will take up more spaces, while others will choose a random Champion that you have unlocked and add them to you formation. It's time to put your formation building skills to the test!

Adventure Variants

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

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

Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Adventure Variants

  • Towering Expectations Variant 3: Tanking Expectations
  • It's a nice day to stop a wedding with a tanking champion of OUR choice.
    • A random Tanking Champion is immediately unlocked, added to the formation, and can't be removed.
    • Other Champions with the Tanking role cannot be used.
    • Enemies move 300% faster, have 300% more health, and deal 300% more damage.
    • Complete area 350.

  • Who Lurks in Lurkwood Variant 3: And a Pixie in a Pear Treant
  • Help Volothamp Geddarm and a wooden friend track down an abyssal chicken.
    • A Pixie in a Pear Treant joins the formation. They're so big they take up three spots in your formation, but don't do much else.
    • Only Champions with a CON of 12 or lower can be used.
    • Complete area 375.


Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Variants

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Adventure Variants

  • Enter the Sargauth Variant 3: The Madness Peaks
  • Head deeper into the Undermountain with the other half of your Champions missing.
    • All champions in the odd slots have disappeared. They're all out to get you.
    • Each wave spawns a Hallucination with 5 armored hits. They drop no gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
    • Complete area 300.

  • The Lair of the Xanathar Variant 3: DPS in the Deeps
  • Track down the Stone of Golorr and face down the Xanathar with a damage-dealing Champion of OUR choice.
    • A random DPS Champion is immediately unlocked, added to the formation, and can't be removed.
    • Other Champions with the DPS role cannot be used.
    • Complete area 325.


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

Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus Adventure Variants

  • The Bleeding Citadel Variant 2: Going to Eleven
  • Climb the stinking scab with a Champion of OUR choice.
    • A random Champion from seat 11 is immediately unlocked, added to the formation, and can't be removed.
    • Champions from the first two bench seats cannot be used.
    • Complete area 600.

  • The Battle of High Hall Tower Variant 2: The Stunning Tower Battle
  • Return to Elturel for the final battle with a backup striker.
    • Every 15 seconds, your top damage dealing Champion is stunned for 15 seconds.
    • Whenever you move a Champion in the formation, they are stunned for 15 seconds.
    • Complete area 650.


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

Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Adventure Variants

  • Reghed Glacier Mysteries Variant 2: Male Pattern Boldness
  • Take the Codicil of White to the Reghed Glacier with a male Champion of OUR choice.
    • A random male or nonbinary Champion is immediately unlocked, added to the formation, and can't be removed.
    • Female Champions cannot be used.
    • Complete area 550.

  • Tekeli-li's Hunt Variant 2: Working for the Weak End
  • Continue to explore the Caves of Hunger, with a mad vampire gnoll chasing your weakest champions.
    • Two frozen Twig Blights join the formation.
    • Only Champions with a STR of 10 or lower can be used.
    • Complete area 575.

Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Wild Beyond the Witchlight Variants

Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventure Variants

  • Slack-jawed Lorna Variant 2: End of the Line
  • Face off against the first hag of the Hourglass Coven with a Champion of OUR choice.
    • A random Champion from seat 12 is immediately unlocked, added to the formation, and can't be removed.
    • Champions from the first two bench seats cannot be used.
    • Complete area 550.

  • Tall Tales Variant 3: Back to Nature
  • Learn about the history of the Champions with a shambling mound by your side.
    • A Shambling Mound joins the formation. They're so big they take up three spots in your formation, but don't do much else.
    • Only Elves, Half-Elves, and Gnomes (of any class) and Druids, Barbarians, and Rangers (of any race) can be used.
    • Complete area 300.


See the in-game Change Log for more information!
April 15th
Idle Champions: Dottie the Dandelion Familiar 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We are proud to announce that we collaborated with Hope LaVelle to create a unique familiar for our Earth Day charity drive! Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds from all sales of the Dottie the Dandelion Familiar Pack through May 3, 2022, to Conservation International.

Dungeons & Dragons Dottie Dandelion Gif

Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork and finance, we spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, for biodiversity and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservation International partners with governments, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples and local communities to help people and nature thrive together.

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



The Dottie the Dandelion Familiar will be available on April 20th at Noon Pacific in the in-game shop on all platforms. Net proceeds from all Dottie the Dandelion Familiar sales through May 3, 2022, will be donated to Conservation International.

We are also thrilled to announce that Hope LaVelle will be playing in some D&D games on our Twitch Channel! On Monday April 18th at 5pm Pacific she will be playing her familiar Dottie as a guest on A Familiar Quest! And then on Wednesday, April 20th on 5pm Pacific she will be a guest player on The Pear Passage, a special one shot D&D game DMed by our very own Lauren Urban, and including other talented players from the Dungeons & Dragons community. So make sure to tune in and join us for a fantastic time!