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October 16th, 2019
Idle Champions: Liars' Night 3 
Posted in Idle Champions.

    "Did you hear what happened at the Wayside Inn?"
    "No -- what happened?"
    "While everyone was partying to Liars' Night they got robbed."
    "Seriously!? Who robs a party?"
    "It was 'A Masked Man', apparently."
    "What a jerk. I hope they catch him."
The local Liars' Night festivities at the Wayside Inn were interrupted by a masked thief! They stole magical items and escaped, and now it's up to the Champions to stop them!

Liars' Night 3 introduces Avren, the Half-elf Warlock/Sorcerer trickster, and brings back Donaar Blit'zen, the Dragonborn Paladin, and Krond, the Half-orc Eldritch Knight. Players have until Monday, October 28th at 12PM Pacific to complete their Liars' Night 3 unlocks and objectives.

New Champion: Avren

    Avren is an embodiment of mischief; a trickster god in humanoid form. Long ago, he tricked an ancient being into giving him magic and immortality. This power also came with a curse: whenever Avren dies, he will return to life with a new body and varying abilities. While Avren's body may change, however, his soul and his undying love for his wife, Sofious, always remains. The two have remained married for centuries, seeking each other out to reunite in each lifetime.
Avren is a pure Support Champion. He uses his Mirror Image ability to boost Champions in the formation based on assigned roles (DPS, Support, and Tanking), increasing even further for Champions with more than one role. Avren also raises Global DPS based on the number of Champions adjacent to him in the formation. When you want to add Avren to your party, you can swap him with Jamilah (Slot 11).

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

Year 2 Champion: Donaar Blit'zen

    This copper, draconic gentleman claims to know more than one hundred different dragons. Chromatic, metallic—just tons and tons of dragons—I’m hoping we can leverage some of these connections in our dealings. None of the dragons I’ve contacted have gotten back to me, but they’re probably just very busy right now. This is one of the busiest times for dragons… or so I’ve been told by my new best friend, Donaar Blit’zen.
Donaar is a Support/Healer Champion. He uses his Command ability to debuff enemies, while also healing damaged Champions and buffing those behind him. When you want to add Donaar to your party, you can swap him with Celeste (Slot 2).

For more information about Donaar, check out the Idle Champion Spotlight - Donaar dev blog!

Year 1 Champion: Krond

    Born to an academic human wizard who was researching an orc tribe and the leader of said tribe, Krond has experience in both worlds. Raised as a fearsome warrior, he began focusing on the arcane arts after his mother was killed in a goblin raid. Krond wears intricate leather and cloth armor and carries a bonded warhammer.
Krond is a versatile DPS Champion, able to choose one of three DPS specializations. Krond's formation ability, Survival of the Fittest, increases his DPS for every strong (STR 16+) or evil-aligned Champion in the formation. When you want to add Krond to your party, you can swap him with Asharra (Slot 6).

For more information about Krond, check out the Idle Champion Spotlight - Krond dev blog!

Changes from Highharvestide

We got a lot of community feedback before, during, and after the recent Highharvestide event, and we have taken it into consideration for this and future events. We have removed the year-lock mechanic and made all three years of the event available to everyone from the very start. We have also increased the number of token drops players will receive, though we may adjust it again in future events. Finally, on some platforms we have slightly re-arranged the base event dialog in order to highlight the brand new Champion in each event. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback about our initial Year 3 event structure.

Year Three Variants

  • Costumed Fans — Two costumed fans join the formation, ready to be Champions. They are not Champions, and as such are unable to do damage.
    Reach Area 75.

  • Next Time, Champions! — Every time you face The Masked Man, they try another trick! Each time the party encounters The Masked Man (Areas 5, 20, 35, and 50) they have a different attack:

    • Area 5: Caltrops/Dagger Throw — The Masked Man throws caltrops at the party, damaging all Champions for a minor amount, followed by a dagger throw to a random target in the front row.

    • Area 20: Double Dagger Attack — The Masked Man's damage is increased by 100%.

    • Area 35: Invisible — The Masked Man is invisible, and does not appear until he is on the front row and attacking with his normal dagger attack.

    • Area 50: Mirror Mirror — Three versions of The Masked Man appear, each with armored health. Only one of them is the real version, though...

    Reach Area 125.


  • The Clone War — One of Avren's cloning vats was stolen and the body turned undead. Now, a Zombie Avren stalks the party, trying to kill its progenitor. Avren begins the adventure in the formation and cannot be moved or swapped out. In each Area, a Zombie Avren attacks the formation. Zombie Avren cannot be killed; instead, after 5 seconds it gets back up and begins attacking again.
    Reach Area 175.
    Completing this adventure unlocks the Zombie Avren skin.

Year Two Variants

  • The Chaotic Decisionist — Donaar has decided that he's going to lead the way on his first adventure. Donaar starts this adventured unlocked and in the front of the formation, and he has decided that he can't move from that location. Only Champions with a chaotic alignment can be used.
    Reach Area 75.

  • Nightmare Fuel — A flaming scarecrow spawns in every Area. After each encounter with the Masked Man, an additional scarecrow will spawn every Area, stacking cumulatively.
    Reach Area 125.

  • Pirate's Night — Bruenor tried to bring the fun for Liars' Night by dressing up as a pirate. Unfortunately, a drunken sailor has mistaken him for another pirate who owes her some money. She spawns in every Area with one of four different special abilities. Bruenor is locked into his Pirate Bruenor skin for this variant, which unlocks for you once you complete the adventure.

Year One Variants

  • Stealthy Pickpockets — Invisible pickpockets spawn and sneak towards the formation, becoming visible after five seconds. When they reach your formation, they steal 2% of your total gold each time they attack.
    Reach Area 75.

  • Costumed Foes — A variety of costumed humanoids enemies attack the formation, each with different special abilities.
    Reach Area 125.

  • It's Getting Darker — The night gets even darker, with each successive area getting darker and reducing your gold find while monsters gain additional health.
    Reach Area 175.

See the in-game FAQ for more information!

October 14th, 2019
Idle Champion Spotlight: Avren 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's time for our next Idle Champion Spotlight! Today, we're previewing our newest Champion: Avren, the Half-elf Warlock/Sorcerer. Avren will be launching on Wednesday, October 16th!

I. Who is Avren?

    Avren is an embodiment of mischief; a trickster god in humanoid form. Long ago, he tricked an ancient being into giving him magic and immortality. This power also came with a curse: whenever Avren dies, he will return to life with a new body and varying abilities. While Avren's body may change, however, his soul and his undying love for his wife, Sofious, always remains. The two have remained married for centuries, seeking each other out to reunite in each lifetime.
Avren is a pure Support Champion. He uses his Mirror Image ability to boost Champions in the formation based on assigned roles (DPS, Support, and Tanking), increasing even further for Champions with more than one role. Avren also raises Global DPS based on the number of Champions adjacent to him in the formation. When you want to add Avren to your party, you can swap him with Jamilah (Slot 11).

II. Avren's Stats

Class: Warlock/Sorcerer Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Race: Half-elf Gender: Male
Age: 40 Affiliation: None

STR: 8 DEX: 16 CON: 15
INT: 13 WIS: 10 CHA: 18

Eligible for Patrons: Vajra



Completing the third Liars' Night (Avren) variant will unlock the Zombie Avren skin!


III. Avren's Design

Avren is a D&D character created by D&D Beyond's own Todd Kenreck. First created when he was 8 years old, Avren "still remembers when you could get killed by a hard rain," and has lived a multitude of lives over more than three decades of existence. Because of his history, and Todd's love of updating the character weekly (or sometimes daily), Avren has been one of our most challenging Champions to nail down. But hey, that's what you get when the character is the Doctor (Who) of D&D!

In this incarnation, Avren is a Warlock/Sorcerer focused on using Mirror Image to trick enemies. He also has a bit of fun with his ultimate, allowing Avren to tower over his enemies, in a nice callback to what 8-year-old Todd probably felt when he finally dove into the world we all love.

IV. Avren's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Spectral Shards — Avren tosses out three spectral shards at random enemies. One is fake and does no damage (but does interrupt/stagger the enemy), one stuns the enemy it hits for 1 second, and the final one deals normal damage.
  • Kick (active during his Ultimate) — Avren jumps out to a random enemy and kicks them with his enlarged foot, knocking them back.

Formation Abilities

  • Mirror Image — Avren casts Mirror Image every 15 seconds, targeting a random Champion in the formation. The Mirror Image (a slightly blurry version of Avren himself) floats behind them. The Mirror Image lasts for 30 seconds, and its effect is based on the Champion's role(s).
    • DPS: Increases the Champion's DPS by 600%.
    • Support: Increase the Global DPS by 200%.
    • Tanking: Increases all healing effects on the Champion by 2HP.
  • Seeing Double — The Global DPS is increased by 50% for each Champion adjacent to Avren, stacking multiplicatively. Champions affected by Mirror Image increase the effect for 50% for each Mirror Image buff they have (100-200% instead of 50%, depending on their roles). Buffs apply to the post-stack value.

First Specializations

  • Mirror Focus (Good) — Avren prefers casting Mirror Image on "good" Champions; if a "good" target is available, they will get a Mirror Image before Champions of other alignments.
  • Mirror Focus (Neutral) — Avren prefers casting Mirror Image on "neutral" Champions; if a "neutral" target is available, they will get a Mirror Image before Champions of other alignments. Note: This only looks at Neutral characters on the Good/Evil axis, not the Lawful/Chaotic axis.
  • Mirror Focus (Evil) — Avren prefers casting Mirror Image on "evil" Champions; if an "evil" target is available, they will get a Mirror Image before Champions of other alignments.

Second Specializations

  • Sturdy Mirrors — Avren's Mirror Images last for 60 seconds instead of 30, resulting in four mirrors at a time instead of two..
  • Empowered Mirrors — Avren's Mirror Image effects are quadrupled (+300%).

Ultimate Ability

  • Insignificance — Avren casts Reduce on all enemies on the screen, dealing some damage and reducing their size by half and their speed and damage done by 50% for 15 seconds. He also casts Enlarge on himself for the duration. His base attack changes from Spectral Shards to Kick. He jumps out to an enemy and kicks them with his foot, knocking them back.

V. Avren's Equipment

VI. Conclusion

We're excited to bring Avren into the game. As our first pure Support Champion in slot 11, we're psyched to see what formations you all think he fits into! Make sure to try out his Ultimate, as it's one of our favourites!

Feel free to send us feedback on via the Idle Champions Subreddit, Steam forum, or the Idle Champions Discord!
March 28th, 2019
COTLI: Superhero Spring 4 

Ominous Voiceover: "The situation has never been more dire — certainly not last year, nor the previous two years before that. It's bad. Like, really, really bad. And, once again, it's up to the Crusaders to stop--"

Deathpuddle: "BO-RING! Lets talk about me!"

Ominous Voiceover: "--I was getting to that--"

Deathpuddle: "News flash: nobody cares! About what you're saying, I mean. What they do care about, is who the next Crusader is — and it's me, Deathpuddle!"

Ominous Voiceover: "Aren't you just a ripoff of Dead--"

Deathpuddle: "Shush, you! Okay, so players, I'm coming to the game as part of Superhero Spring 4, the latest Tier 4 Event coming to Crusaders of the Lost Idols. I'll be joining the company of such copyright infringing Event Crusaders as The Bat Billionaire, The Metal Soldierette, Arachnobuddy, Foresight, and Thoonoose — and just in time for Endgame, to boot! The party stops and I take off on April 11th at noon PDT, so be sure to unlock me and get all my stuff before then!"

New Tier 4 Crusader: Deathpuddle

Deathpuddle: "Are you wondering how good I am? Of course you are. Spoiler alert: I am awesome at everything — assuming you want everything to die, that is.

I'm a killer of things. I get better at killing things with most of my upgrades. And, if you do somehow manage to get me killed, don't worry! Death is only temporary and I come back BETTER THAN EVER.

Seriously, I'm the best. Buy me!"

Crusaders Return

Deathpuddle: "I guess if you're already here you should maybe consider unlocking some of the other Crusaders who call themselves 'heroes' but really aren't all that special. Until April 9th you can unlock previous Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Crusaders by completing their boring objectives. The Bat Billionaire, The Metal Soldierette, Arachnobuddy, Foresight, and Thoonoose are okay in a pinch, but they're no Deathpuddle!"

New Tier 4 Objectives

  • Recruit Deathpuddle | Deathpuddle takes up a slot in your formation. Lucky you! Crusaders lose 5% of their maximum health each second, and every 15 seconds or so I get bored and randomly kill an adjacent Crusader. Reach area 600.

  • Death Totally Crushes Me | The Death takes up a spot in the formation. Death randomly kills two Crusaders in each area. Reach area 700.

  • Accelerated Healing | You can only take Deathpuddle and Healer Crusaders on this adventure! Reach area 750.

  • Enter the Soul Stone | Minions of Thoonoose occupy several slots in the formation. Thoonoose increases global DPS by 100% per Superhero Spring and Gardener of the Galaxy Crusader in the formation when he occupies the center slot. Reach area 800.

  • Secret Identity | 'Normal people' take up spaces in the formation. Only Superhero Crusaders, Nate, and Bush Whacker may be used. Reach area 850.


Help! Where’s the Loot?

Deathpuddle: "You can find loot in SUPERHERO CHESTS, of course! Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Superhero Spring Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or spend your sweet, sweet, money on in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop. Is that all of it? Sheesh, that was a long paragraph.

You'll have until Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00PM PDT to complete Superhero Spring 4! Do it! Do it now!"

April 12th, 2018
COTLI: Superhero Spring 2018 

The world is once again in peril - but it has never been as imperiled as this! Perhaps you'll be able to find a new, purple titanic ally to help you for this mighty battle? Superheroes, assemble!

Superhero Spring 2018 runs until Tuesday, April 24th at Noon PDT. For more information, check out the How to Play / FAQ in-game!

New Tier 3 Crusader: Thoonoose

Thoonoose is no stranger to doing damage with his enormous golden gauntlet. He is an almost titanic damage dealer, and a badass blue-clad purple alien to boot!

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders Metal Soldierette and Bat Billionaire by completing the respective Tier One objectives. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, Arachno Buddy and Foresight, by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit Thoonoose | Thoonoose takes up a slot in the formation. Every 15 seconds he snaps his fingers, killing a random Crusader. Reach area 500.

  • Fine, I'll Do It Myself | Only Thoonoose and alien Crusaders may be used. Thoonoose's DPS is increased by 5% every area, stacking multiplicatively. Crusaders adjacent to Thoonoose increase monster spawn speed by 25% each. Reach area 600.

  • Balanced | Half of the bench slots are disabled. Reach area 650.

  • Battle for Crusadia | Alien monsters attack the formation in addition to normal enemies. Occasionally Thoonoose's evil brother, Thinoose, attacks as well. Whenever Thinoose is spawned, all the Alien monsters move much, much faster and deal far, far more damage. Reach area 700.

  • After Credits Scene | Rex the Wrestler takes up a slot in the formation. He moves around every 25 areas and buffs global DPS by 100% for each Champion from the Gardeners of the Galaxy event in the formation. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Superhero Spring Jeweled 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 the Tier 2 and 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusader. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, April 24th at Noon PDT to complete Superhero Spring 2018!
June 19th, 2017
BW2: Adam West Tribute 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

We're very sad to see a man like Adam West pass away. His work and his life were much appreciated by us in the office.

In tribute, there's a masked hero is stuck in the Commons and they need your help! Not all good deeds get rewards, but this hero seems like the generous type.

Be quick, as they'll only be here until Noon PDT on Thursday June 22nd!
March 22nd, 2017
Superhero Spring 2017 

The world is in peril again! It seems to happen every year now. It's time for the Crusaders to pull on the spandex, give their friends or family lame excuses for leaving them suddenly, and save the world.

Super Hero Spring event runs from today through to April 3rd at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Bat Billionaire and Metal Soldierette to your roster.

Of course, as this is a 2017 update of the original event you can also collect two new Crusaders: Arachnobuddy and Foresight.

New Tier Two Crusader: Arachnobuddy.

The first of the two new Tier 2 Crusaders is Arachnobuddy, a superhero imbued with superhuman spider-inspired powers. His alter ego teenager Paul Potter lives with his uncle Matt after a luchador savagely killed his aunt, Gwen.

At level 50, his ability Web Blast shoots out a web projectile at a random enemy every five seconds dealing 200% of Global DPS. Collect equipment for Arachnobuddy to increase the number of webs he fires.

At level 400, Arachnobuddy unlocks Stick Webbing where Web Blasts stuns affected targets for one second (but doesn't stack if multiple blasts hit the same target).

New Tier Two Crusader: Foresight.

Foresight is a new lifeform created by melding the power of an Unlimited Stone, one of the greatest sources of power in the Crusader universe, and an indestructible material called Reverbrium.

At level 100, Foresight unlocks Playing Favorites, an ability that heals individual targets for 20% of max health per second. It heals humans if more humans are adjacent to Foresight than non-humans, or it will heal non-humans if more non-humans are adjacent to Foresight. In the end, if there are an equal number of humans and non-humans it doesn't heal anyone. At level 400 Foresight's Supernatural ability increases Supernatural Crusaders' DPS +50%.

After you've completed the first new Tier Two objectives for Arachnobuddy and Foresight, there are three more objectives to conquer (after a few more drinks, naturally).

New Tier Two Objective: The Revengers.

In The Revengers players can only choose Supernatural or Superhero Crusaders, plus Bush Whacker and Nate. Then they must reach area 400.

New Tier Two Objective: Sidekicks.

In the objective, Sidekicks three bumbling sidekicks take up slots in your formation, each with a unique debuff on adjacent Crusaders as they get in the way of our heroes with their misguided attempts to help (e.g. reduce DPS, reduce Gold Find, and disable formation abilities).

New Tier Two Objective: Super Villains.

The final new Tier Two objective is Super Villains. The Crusaders' arch nemeses spawn and attack the formation. Each super villain has different annoying abilities that'll make reaching area 500 a real challenge!

Equipment for both Tier 1 and 2 Crusaders can be found in Superhero Spring Jeweled Chests. However, gear for the Tier 2 Crusaders will only appear once you've unlocked the respective Crusader.

You'll have until April 3rd at Noon PDT to complete the event. Cheers!