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September 15th
Idle Champions: Trials of Mount Tiamat 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Tiamat recently escaped to Faerûn and threatens to destroy the whole of reality. It's time for you and your Champions to take part in an epic battle to distract, disrupt, and destroy the Dragon Queen's forces in a last-ditch effort to banish Tiamat back to Avernus and save the world!

We are excited to challenge you and your Champions to the Trials of Mount Tiamat, our co-operative multiplayer campaign! Team up with four other players, battle the Queen of Chromatic Dragons over seven days, and earn epic loot to level up your gear to new heights. Read on to learn the basics and make sure you check out all the details in the full FAQ in the game!

Softcap Increase

Before we get into the Trials of Mount Tiamat, we're excited to announce that the softcap on all of our Champions has been increased! So if you have yet to complete Descent into Avernus, or you've been stuck at your wall for a spell, your Champions will be able to level up even further, with 470 new upgrades split across 87 Champions!

Dungeons & Dragons Trials of Mount Tiamat Logo Clear

What are the Trials of Mount Tiamat?

The Trials of Mount Tiamat is a new asynchronous co-operative multiplayer system that is unlocked once you complete the Descent into Avernus campaign. By playing through the Trials of Mount Tiamat, you can collect Scales of Tiamat, which you can use to upgrade your Epic items into Legendary rarity, imbuing them with new and unique powers!

How do I unlock this feature?

Before you can take part in Trials, you must have battled Tiamat and completed 'Elturel's Last Stand' in the Descent Into Avernus campaign. Then you need to complete the introductory adventure by clicking the Trials of Mount Tiamat campaign button on the campaign map. Once that is done, a new dialog will appear in the game which will let you create and join active Trials of Mount Tiamat campaigns.

How do I create or join a Trials of Mount Tiamat campaign?

On the main Trials of Mount Tiamat dialog screen, you can choose to create or join a campaign. If you're creating the campaign, you pick the campaign difficulty and the currency you will use to start it. Once you have created a campaign, you can select your Trial and nominate your Assault Front Champion. You will also see a campaign code you can give out if you want specific people to join your campaign. Pick a Trial to attempt, nominate your Assault Front Champion in order to "ready-up," and then wait for up to four additional players to join and "ready up" before you start.

If you're joining another campaign, you can view a list of available campaigns started by other players, or input a campaign code to join a specific one. You can filter by the difficulty of the campaign and/or the available Trials. You can only join campaigns that are at most one difficulty higher than the highest difficulty at which you have defeated Tiamat. Once you have joined a campaign you must pick a Trial to attempt and nominate your Assault Front Champion in order to "ready-up".

What are the "Trials" and how do I pick one?

The "Trials" are five unique adventures that take place on, around, or under Mount Tiamat. They focus on distracting, disrupting, and destroying the Dragon Queen's forces so the Assault Front Champions can engage her directly in order to banish her back to Avernus. The monsters and environments you battle in vary from Trial to Trial, and there are rewards for completing each Trial for the first time. Other than that, it doesn't make a difference which Trial you choose on any given week. Only one player can pick each Trial each week and everyone must choose a Trial before the campaign can begin.

What is an "Assault Front Champion" and how do I pick one?

When you join a campaign, you will select one of your roster's Champions to join the Assault Front. The Assault Front is where Champions directly engage Tiamat and attempt to reduce Tiamat's health to zero to force her into the Red Wizard's trap. Choose carefully, as you will be unable to use your chosen Assault Front Champion while the campaign is active! These Assault Front Champions will provide buffs to all players on the campaign based on their roles and their item level, so sending more popular, more powerful Champions to the Assault Front will result in higher buffs to each party.

What happens on my Trial Adventure?

The goal is to reduce Tiamat's health to zero and you do so by increasing your DPS contributions by doing your chosen Trial adventure. You can reset your Trial Adventure multiple times a day, but will always be forced to reset at the end of the day. This is because each day the battle against Tiamat gets harder! You start out on day one with a single, simple restriction on the adventure, such as "Only Champions with STR 10+ can be used." Each day a new restriction is added, making the fight to reach your daily area goal even harder. You will earn Bahamut favor by resetting your Trial Adventure, which can be converted to the permanent favor of your choice after the campaign has ended.

What rewards can I earn from the Trials of Mount Tiamat?

Dungeons & Dragons Trials of Mount Tiamat Scales


Every time you complete a campaign you receive Scales of Tiamat, which can be used to upgrade your epic items into Legendary rarity, imbuing them with new and unique powers! If you manage to bring Tiamat's health to zero and banish her back to Avernus, you will receive a bonus of 50% more Scales. You may also receive one or more Glory of Bahamut chests for defeating Tiamat. The higher the difficulty level of the campaign, the more Scales and Chests you can get!

There are also some one-time rewards you can receive. The first time you defeat Tiamat on each difficulty, your Scales of Tiamat reward will be multiplied by 3. Additionally, the first time you defeat Tiamat after taking part in each Trial, you will receive a special Wyrmspeaker Champion Skin!

Dungeons & Dragons Trials of Mount Tiamat Wyrmspeaker Lineup

Collect each of the Wyrmspeaker skins above by defeating Tiamat on each of the Trials!
  • The Mountain Trial for Wyrmspeaker Torogar
  • The Swamp Trial for Wyrmspeaker Makos
  • The Underground Trial for Wyrmspeaker Jarlaxle
  • The Forest Trial for Wyrmspeaker Krull
  • The Plains Trial for Wyrmspeaker Avren!


Dungeons & Dragons Trials of Mount Tiamat Nayeli and Baby Tiamat

Would you like to outfit more Champions in fantastic Wyrmspeaker garb? There are more Wyrmspeaker skins available in the in-game shop, including Wyrmspeaker Nayeli and her adorable Baby Tiamat Familiar! You can find Wyrmspeaker Nayeli in the Trials Founder’s Pack, which will appear in the shop once you have access to the Trials of Mount Tiamat.

We hope you enjoy this epic battle with one of the Forgotten Realms most iconic characters, and cannot wait to hear all the glorious tales of triumph as you team up with your friends on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

September 10th
BW2: Jr. Whacker Event 2021 Edition 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Teach Me How to Whack!

It's time to put your knowledge of whacking bushes to good use as you help educate the next generation! Take a trip to the Event Area of the Commons and get helping!

Help three aspiring young ones learn how to whack bushes, mana whack, and power whack! Bring the Jr. Whackers some Cardboard Swords to use, found in bushes throughout the world, and they'll share the spoils of their training with you. As you help them, they gain experience, "leveling up" and will award more items with each turn-in. Each of the determined young padawans will have a daily quest to power up the spoils from their next turn-in.

One Jr. Whacker appears to have suffered a head injury, since they are idolizing Nate. Talk to them and see what's going on.

Another Jr. Whacker is pursuing their Capitalism badge. After you help them achieve that, perhaps they'll try their hand at Socialism?

What's a funner thing to earn than your Baking badge? Nothing of course! Help one Jr. Whacker get theirs later on in the event.

Help Keisha get her camping badge again this year! Check back daily for her quest unlocks. A young student of the bush whacking arts challenges you to whack more than 100 cardboard bushes before the end of the event! This is a challenging quest, and we hope you enjoy it. Note: Quest Odds will not increase the likelihood of these cardboard bushes to appear.

New for 2021
Nate's got more ideas regarding recruiting his own kind of jr. whackers...

If you can complete the event with 100%, you'll earn the Jr. BW Mannequin Base!



Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are an incredible TWENTY FOUR possible Achievements to earn in the Jr. Bush Whacker 2021 event:

Achievements Returning for 2021:
  • Working Harder - You've helped a Jr. Bush Whacker level up.
  • Power to the People - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker power up.
    • Working Better - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker level up to 5.
    • Working Faster - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker level up to 10.
    • Working Stronger - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker level up to 15.
  • Honorary Jr. Whacker - You completed all 8 enthusiastic Jr. Whacker quests!
  • Won a 'Diamond!' - You got a cardboard diamond. Isn't that awesome? No?
  • Fashion Badge - Help the Jr. Whacker earn their Fashion badge.
  • Capitalism Badge - Help the Jr. Whacker earn their Capitalism badge. (Cookie selling quest-line)
  • Cooking Badge - You helped Jaidee earn her Cooking Badge.
  • Camping Badge - Help Keisha set up a demo campsite to help other Jr. Whackers get their Camping badges!
  • Tree Planter - You planted 100 trees for Julia during the Junior Bush Whacker event!
  • Cardboard Crusher - Whack all the Cardboard Bushes. *

Added/Changed for 2021:
  • Whacker Welfare - Buy all the 2021 Jr. Bush Whacker items. *

We have 8 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial years:
  • Putting on the Uniform - You got all the player items from the Jr. Bush Whacker Event!
  • Junior Decorating Award - You got all the house items from the Jr. Bush Whacker Event!
  • Jr. Merchandiser - You bought all 11 items from the 2013 Jr. BW Event!
  • Supporting the Cause - Buy all the 2014 Jr. BW Event items.
  • Jr. Shopaholic - Buy all the 2015 Jr. Bush Whacker custom items.
  • Jr. Patron - Buy all the 2016 Jr. Bush Whacker items.
  • Jr. Whacker Wares - Buy all the 2017 Jr. Bush Whacker items.
  • Jr. Acquisitions - Buy all the 2018 Jr. Bush Whacker items.
  • Jr. Benefactor - Buy all the 2019 Jr. Bush Whacker items.
  • Dedicated Donor - Buy all the 2020 Jr. Bush Whacker items.

*The Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Dedicated Donor achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Pet Packs

New 2021 Pet Packs (Coming Soon)



New 2021 Mounts!

To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, all new mounts are available this weekend, from September 11th to 14th!

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

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



Share your mentoring success on the forums!

The event will run until Friday, September 24th at Noon PDT!
September 9th
COTLI: Idols Through Time Tier 5 Objectives 

It's time. Time for Tier 5 Objectives! Look no further than this fresh batch of Tier 5 content for Idols Through Time! Eight new challenges await you... time will tell if you're fit to meet the challenge.

    Idols Through Time Tier 5 Objectives


    Don't Blink
    • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
      • Cherubs randomly petrify a Crusader when they spawn, disabling that Crusader for 10 seconds.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 650.
    • Awards 725 rubies.

    Lost In Time
    • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
      • The relics now move every 100 areas.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 650.
    • Awards 725 rubies.

    Time-Lost Bosses
    • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
      • The bosses now kill one of the 4 random Crusaders they target.
      • If Imani is in the formation, she prevents the bosses from shielding the other monsters.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 650.
    • Awards 725 rubies.

    Nostalgia Trip
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Only the last 10 original Crusaders may be used.
      • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 650.
    • Awards 725 rubies.

    Echoes
    • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
      • If Imani or Garnet target the Echoes, they can be killed quicker.
      • Taskmasters can't be assigned to click monsters.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 650.
    • Awards 725 rubies.

    Hamstrung
    • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
      • Crusaders with the Good tag also cannot be used.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 650.
    • Awards 725 rubies.

    The Lost World
    • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
      • Fire Phoenix has their missing ability back, and now you can just reset the world using any reset Crusader, even if they're locked.
      • A giant rat occupies a slot in the formation and provides a 50% additive buff for each special dinosaur monster killed to any Evil tagged Crusaders in the formation.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 650.
    • Awards 725 rubies.

    Atrophy
    • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
      • Damage and Gold reduction are increased to 5%.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 650.
    • Awards 725 rubies.


    New Achievement!

    Unlock the new Perils of Time Travel in-game achievement for killing 10,000 Godos over the course of these new objectives, or the higher tiers if you miss out!

    More Tier 8 Talents!

    That's right, this update also includes new Talents!

    New Tier 8 Active Talents

    • Speedy Masters
      Increases the chance that monsters will drop quest items or count for quest kills if you have at least 3 taskmasters assigned to applying Spawn Speed buffs. Max levels: 20.

    • Scars to Your Powerful
      Increase Global DPS if Savage Strikes is active. Max levels: 200.

    • Work Experience
      Increases the Global DPS for every 10 Experience Points on Crusaders in the formation. Max levels: 200.

    New Tier 8 Passive Talents

    • The Powers of Old Renewed
      Increase Global DPS, stacking multiplicatively, for every Crusader with all 5 Rune slots filled. Max levels: 200.

    • Runic Hoards
      Increase Global DPS for every 5 levels you have in slotted runes. Max levels: 150.

    New Tier 8 Utility Talent

    • The Powers of Old Renewed
      For every 500 areas completed beyond the required area to complete an objective (excluding dungeons, free plays or challenges) gain some common crafting materials, up to 16,000 areas total. Max levels: 45.



    Plus the Hustle master cap has been increased from 30 levels to 100 levels, and the Bounty of Idols talent has been revamped.
September 1st
Idle Champions: Brightswords 4 
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 4 introduces Corazón de Ballena, the dashing Human Pirate of the Oxventurer's Guild, and brings back Lazaapz, the Goblin Armorer Artificer, and Turiel the Aasimar Cleric. Players have until Monday, September 13th at 12PM PDT to complete their event unlocks and objectives.

Dungeons & Dragons Corazon

For more information about Year 4 Events and how they work, please check out our Year 4 Events Dev Blog.

I. New Champion: Corazón de Ballena

Dungeons & Dragons Corazon

    The young man who would eventually join the Oxventure Guild originally grew up as the posh Percival Milquetoast, heir to the Milquetoast estate. But the life of an aristocrat under a Father he despised inspired him to leave it all behind for the high seas! As Corazón de Ballena he became a flamboyant pirate and swashbuckler ready to try and one-up any other rogues he meets. But it was Corazón's own actions that caused the crew of his ship, the Joyful Damnation, to fall under a horrific curse. While he was able to flee to safety, Corazón never forgot his former comrades, and now is on a personal quest to lift the curse he caused. Fortunately, he has his new friends in the Oxventure Guild, and a few more tricks up his sleeve!


Corazón is a Support Champion who focuses on aiding his fellow Champions with his skills and pirate style. When you want to add him to your formation you can swap him with Delina (Slot 8).

II. Corazón's Stats

Race: Human Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Class: Rogue Gender: Male
Age: 30

STR: 13 DEX: 18 CON: 12
INT: 16 WIS: 15 CHA: 18

Role: Support
Eligible for Patrons: Strahd, Zariel
Slot: 8 (Delina)


III. Corazón's Design

Our second Champion from the Oxventure crew from Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra brings a tremendously insecure rogue who hides his self-consciousness both figuratively and literally! It was a delight to work with Andy Farrant to bring Corazón's fast-talking, sneak attacking, Grease loving rogue to life in our game.

Corazón likes to avoid getting his hands dirty and prefers to focus on increasing the damage of his fellow Champions rather than having to do all the attacking himself. To make that easier, his Pirate's Code increases the damage of all Neutral (along with the Good/Evil spectrum) Champions, and Honorary Crewmates lets him add the Neutral tag to anyone who is adjacent. His Specializations Distant Crewmates changes the way Honorary Crewmates works to affect non-adjacent Champions instead of adjacent ones, and Mage Hand modifies Grease to drop puddles on the enemy furthest from the formation instead of the ones he attacks. When the field is filled with pools of Grease, Corazón uses his ultimate Fiery Bombardment to set them alight.

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

Year Four Variants

  • A Pirate's Curse - Corazón starts in the formation and can't be moved or removed. Every area cursed pirate ghosts appear. When a cursed pirate ghost attacks a Champion, they are stunned for 1 second. Only Corazón can deal damage to the cursed pirate ghosts, and he prioritizes attacking them over anything else.
  • Reach Area 75.

  • Grease the Wheels — In every boss area an orc war wagon appears to hamper the Champions' progress. The war wagon (and the orcs within it) must also be defeated in order to progress. The effects of Corazón's Grease ability are doubled against the War Wagon (and the orcs within it).
    Getting to know Corazón: Not only does Grease slow enemies, but if you time Corazón's ultimate correctly, you can unleash a massive firestorm, burning the enemies as they slip and slide through the grease puddles!
    Reach Area 125.

  • Haunted by the Past — Corazón starts in the formation and can't be moved or removed. Two cursed pirate ghosts join the formation, watching and judging Corazón. Every 25 areas they change positions. Cursed pirate ghosts increase the base attack cooldown of adjacent Champions by 1 second. Neutral Champions (on the Good/Evil spectrum), deal 100% additional damage.
  • Reach Area 175.


See the in-game FAQ for more information!

September 1st
Idle Champion Spotlight: NERDS 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Fighter (Orange), Ranger (Red), Bard (Green), Cleric (Yellow), Rogue (Pink), & Wizard (Purple), a fun and daring combination in a minecart to help you on your adventures!

Let the adventure together begin! Our latest, sweetest, Evergreen Champion is exclusive to D&D branded NERDS packages. Learn more about the collaboration at nerdscandy.com/dnd

I. NERDS

Dungeons & Dragons NERDs

    A spontaneous fighter, a creative ranger, and a daring rogue team up with a humorous bard, a deep-thinking wizard, and a logical cleric. Together, they form a sweet partnership! Each NERD has a role, but like all adventuring parties, they're better together!


The NERDS are a Support, DPS, Tanking, and Healing Champion whose abilities change depending on who drives the mining cart! When you want to add them to your formation you can swap them with Bruenor (Slot 1).

II. NERDS' Stats

Race: NERDS Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Class: Fighter/Ranger/Bard/Cleric/Rogue/Wizard Gender: Nonbinary
Age: 38

STR: 9 DEX: 12 CON: 13
INT: 12 WIS: 11 CHA: 12

Role: Support, DPS, Tanking, Healing
Eligible for Patrons: none
Slot: 1 (Bruenor)


Dungeons & Dragons Nerds

III. NERDS' Design

We were super excited to chat with the NERDS team about the best way to bring NERDS to Idle Champions. We wanted to find a way to reflect the different personalities each NERD and their class has while highlighting their teamwork and true companionship as they adventure together.

The NERDS Chromatic Fanatic attack and Formation Abilities change based on who is driving the mining cart, and Shake the Box switches which NERD takes the lead! Specialization choices allow you to select one NERD to always lead the back.

This sweet Evergreen Champion is exclusive to D&D branded NERDS packages. DND x NERDS is a sweet collaboration between Dungeons & Dragons and NERDS. By entering your proof of purchase from your D&D branded NERDS packaging, you can unlock 1 of 7 custom D&D adventures, and get a code to unlock the NERDS Champion and 5 gold chests in Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms! Learn more about the collaboration at nerdscandy.com/dnd.

IV. NERDS' Abilities

While all 6 NERDS are a part of this single Champion, only 3 NERDS are active at a time. Active means that they are visible in the minecart. When you use the Shake The Box Ultimate, the NERDS will shake around and a new set of 3 will become active. You can help to lock one of the 3 in the lead (the front of the cart and the main attacker) by choosing a specialization track.

Basic Attack

  • Chromatic Fanatic — The Basic Attack changes based on the Nerd that's at the front of the cart.
    • Fighter (Orange) — Leaps out of the cart and hits the nearest enemy with their shield.
    • Ranger (Red) — Shoots a random enemy with their bow.
    • Bard (Green) — Strums their lute, sending musical notes flying towards a random enemy.
    • Cleric (Yellow) — Leaps out of the cart and smacks a random enemy with their mace.
    • Rogue (Pink) — Disappears and damages the furthest enemy with their caltrops.
    • Wizard (Purple) — Launches a magic missile at a random enemy.

Formation Abilities

  • Fighter (Orange) — Increase the damage of all Champions behind the NERDS by 100% when enemies are attacking the Nerds while the Fighter (Orange) is active.

  • Ranger (Red) — When the NERDS attack while the Ranger (Red) is active, damaged enemies take 100% more damage for the next 15 seconds. This ability does not stack, but the timer resets if it applies again before the 15 seconds are up.

  • Bard (Green) — Increases the damage of Champions adjacent to the NERDS by 100% while the Bard (Green) is active. Can be buffed by upgrades and equipment.

  • Cleric (Yellow) — Heals all Champions in all columns in front of the NERDS for 10 HP per second while the Cleric (Yellow) is active.

  • Rogue (Pink) — When the NERDS attack while the Rogue (Pink) is active, their initial attack leaves behind a small Nerd-shaped trap filled with smoke powder which explodes after 5 seconds, dealing 10x the NERDS' normal damage. The NERDS also attack 0.5 seconds faster while the Rogue (Pink) is active.

  • Wizard (Purple) — When the NERDS attack while the Wizard (Purple) is active, their initial attack spawns 3 magic missiles, which fly out and deal normal damage to 3 random enemies (could include the initial enemy but should fly out in a loop before doing so) if possible.

  • Orange is on it! — When the Fighter (Orange) is active, the max health of the NERDS is increased by 100%. This ability can be buffed by upgrades.

Specializations

Note: These specializations have no immediate effect (i.e. don't immediately put the chosen Nerd in the front of the cart or even transfer them into the cart) until Shake the Box is used.

  • Orange Leader, Standing By —The Fighter (Orange) will always appear in the front of the cart when Shake The Box is used.

  • Red Leader, Standing By — The Ranger (Red) will always appear in the front of the cart when Shake The Box is used.

  • Green Leader, Standing By — The Bard (Green) will always appear in the front of the cart when Shake The Box is used.

  • Yellow Leader, Standing By — The Cleric (Yellow) will always appear in the front of the cart when Shake The Box is used.

  • Pink Leader, Standing By — The Rogue (Pink) will always appear in the front of the cart when Shake The Box is used

  • Purple Leader, Standing By —The Wizard (Purple) will always appear in the front of the cart when Shake The Box is used.

Ultimate Ability

  • Shake The Box — The cart shakes as the three NERDS in the cart are removed and replaced with three random NERDS. They could include some or all of the same NERDS. If a specialization is chosen, the front-NERD is always fixed and does not leave the cart (just the middle and back NERD do). A base attack can not occur while the swap is happening.


V. NERDS Epic Equipment



Slot 1: Fighter (Orange)
Slot 2: Ranger (Red)
Slot 3: Bard (Green)
Slot 4: Cleric (Yellow)
Slot 5: Minecart - Rogue (Pink)
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown - Wizard (Purple)

VI. Conclusion

Let us know how excited you are to use NERDS in your formations on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

August 27th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Corazón de Ballena 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Many children dream of running away to become a pirate. Our latest Champion actually did and became a swashbuckling rogue with some magic tricks up his sleeve!

Corazón de Ballena is joining the Idle Champions roster during Brightswords 4! Read on to learn more about this swashbuckling rogue and his appreciation for the Grease spell!

I. Corazón

Dungeons & Dragons Corazon

    The young man who would eventually join the Oxventure Guild originally grew up as the posh Percival Milquetoast, heir to the Milquetoast estate. But the life of an aristocrat under a Father he despised inspired him to leave it all behind for the high seas! As Corazón de Ballena he became a flamboyant pirate and swashbuckler ready to try and one-up any other rogues he meets. But it was Corazón's own actions that caused the crew of his ship, the Joyful Damnation, to fall under a horrific curse. While he was able to flee to safety, Corazón never forgot his former comrades, and now is on a personal quest to lift the curse he caused. Fortunately he has his new friends in the Oxventure Guild, and a few more tricks up his sleeve!


Corazón is a Support Champion who focuses on aiding his fellow Champions with his skills and pirate style. When you want to add him to your formation you can swap him with Delina (Slot 8).

II. Corazón's Stats

Race: Human Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Class: Rogue Gender: Male
Age: 30

STR: 13 DEX: 18 CON: 12
INT: 16 WIS: 15 CHA: 18

Role: Support
Eligible for Patrons: Strahd, Zariel
Slot: 8 (Delina)


Dungeons & Dragons Corazon

III. Corazón's Design

Our second Champion from the Oxventure crew from Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra brings a tremendously insecure rogue who hides his self-consciousness both figuratively and literally! It was a delight to work with Andy Farrant to bring Corazón's fast talking, sneak attacking, Grease loving rogue to life in our game.

Corazón likes to avoid getting his hands dirty, and prefers to focus on increasing the damage of his fellow Champions rather than having to do all the attacking himself. To make that easier, his Pirate's Code increases the damage of all Neutral (along the good/evil spectrum) Champions, and Honorary Crewmates lets him add the Neutral tag to anyone who is adjacent. The more Neutral Champions in the formation, the more Grease puddles Corazón will create when he attacks, which causes enemies to slow to a crawl. Finally G.O.A.T. Pirate means that every time Corazón attacks he increases the effect of Pirate's Code, making Neutral Champions even more effective!

He has two different Specializations, each focusing on a different objective. Distant Crewmates changes the way Honorary Crewmates works to affect non-adjacent Champions instead of adjacent ones, in case Corazón wants to position himself away from most of the crew. Or he can cast Mage Hand to drop his Grease puddles on the enemy furthest from the formation instead of the ones he attacks. When the field is filled with pools of Grease, Corazón uses his ultimate Fiery Bombardment to call on his ship, the Joyful Damnation, to fire flaming cannonballs from afar! Not only does this do damage to all enemies on screen, but it lights all the existing Grease puddles on fire, giving more proof to Corazón's assertions that Grease is the greatest spell ever!

IV. Corazón's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Shadow Step — Corazón attacks a random enemy from the shadows.

Formation Abilities

  • Pirate's Code — Corazón increases the damage of all Neutral (along the good/evil spectrum) Champions in the formation by 100%.
  • Grease — Whenever Corazón attacks he leaves behind a moderately sized puddle of Grease under the enemy he attacked. Grease puddles do not hinder other Champions, but do slow enemies passing through them by 25%. The maximum number of Grease puddles on the screen at once is equal to the number of Neutral Champions in the formation. The effects of Grease puddles, include the ultimate flaming puddles, stack multiplicatively if an enemy is standing in multiple puddles at once.
  • Honorary Crewmates — All Champions adjacent to Corazón gain the Neutral tag (along the good/evil spectrum). This does not affect their other alignment tags, and doesn't affect whether they are eligible for the adventure, but will make them eligible for the Pirate's Code and any other abilities that affect or are affected by the Neutral tag.
  • G.O.A.T. Pirate — Increase the effect of Pirate's Code by 0.01% each time Corazón attacks, stacking additively and lasting until reset.

Specializations

  • Distant CrewmatesHonorary Crewmates now affects all non-adjacent Champions instead of adjacent ones.
  • Mage HandGrease no longer leaves behind puddles under the enemy Corazón attacks, instead it is dropped on the enemy furthest from the formation through creative use of a Mage Hand spell. The effect of these puddles is increased by 10%, multiplicatively.

Ultimate Ability

  • Fiery Bombardment — Corazón's ship, the Joyful Damnation, fires flaming cannonballs from afar, damaging all enemies and lighting all existing Grease puddles on fire for 30 seconds. Enemies in the flaming Grease puddles are dealt 1/30th of this ultimate's damage per second and take 100% more damage while the puddle is on fire.

V. Corazón's Epic Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Global DPS
Slot 3: Pirate's Code
Slot 4: G.O.A.T. Pirate
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! Let us know if Corazón has inspired you to enjoy the Grease spell on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

August 25th
Idle Champions: The Grand Tour, Part 14 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Mantol-Derith is supposed to be a neutral outpost in the underdark, a place where all groups can meet without threat of violence. Unfortunately it didn't take much for all of that peace to fall apart...

We need to make it to Mantol-Derith to uncover more details about the situation, but first we need to solve the problems that are causing this all out inter-faction war!

Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Grand Tour Adventures, Lost in the Underdark and Leemooggoogoon Rises, in order to access these new Adventures.



Neutral No More

Head to Mantol-Derith to learn more about the demonic incursion into the Underdark.
  • Variant: Fungal Excitation — On the way to Mantol-Derith the party is attacked by a flood of Spore Servants! These Underdark Spore Servants do not count towards quest progress, nor do they drop gold. Each time you re-encounter an area, the number of Underdark Spore Servants increases!
    Reach Area 425.

Encroaching Madness

Explore Mantol-Derith while you discover the reason behind the inter-faction war.
  • Variant: Watchful Eyes — The Zhentarim are willing to help but are also warry of betrayal, so two Zhentarim spies join the formation for this adventure to keep an eye on things. You'll need to be persuasive to keep these Zhentarim trusting you, so only Champions with CHA of 14 or higher can be used.
    Reach Area 425.

See the in-game Change Log for more information!
August 19th
COTLI: Ready Player Two Tier 5 Objectives 

Starved for Rubies? Itching for something tougher than Tier 4? Look no further than this fresh batch of Tier 5 content for Ready Player Two! Eight new flavors of grueling goodness await you... if you're up for the challenge.

    Ready Player Two Tier 5 Objectives


    Couch Co-op
    • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Only female Crusaders can be used.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 600.
    • Awards 700 rubies.

    No Items, Fox Only, Final Destination
    • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Crusaders with skin effects enabled can't be used.
      • Rune powers are disabled on Crusaders in the formation.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 600.
    • Awards 700 rubies.

    More Random Encounters
    • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • The G.O.A.T. spawns and shields other boss mobs until she's defeated.
      • Your gold bonus is equal to 300% times the number of Crusaders in the formation.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 600.
    • Awards 700 rubies.

    Glitch Out
    • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Only Demon or Evil Crusaders can be used.
      • The glitches now apply to the whole bench
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 600.
    • Awards 700 rubies.

    Video Game of Thrones
    • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Quest requirements are still quadrupled, but now it's kill 100 monsters or find 100 items for each area quest
      • The cost of Crusader levels and upgrades are inflated even more
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 600.
    • Awards 700 rubies.

    Tetris
    • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • If marked by Imani or Garnet, the Tetris monsters die instantly.,
      • The immovable stones now damage adjacent Crusaders for 10% of their health, stacking additively if the Crusaders are adjacent to multiple stones.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 600.
    • Awards 700 rubies.

    Polkamans Go!
    • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Monsters now spawn in waves of 10.
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 600.
    • Awards 700 rubies.

    Acme Dark Souls
    • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
      • New for Tier 5:
      • Only Winged Crusaders and Emo Werewolf are allowed
      • Areas get harder much more quickly.
      • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
    • Beat area 600.
    • Awards 700 rubies.


August 13th
BW2: Dog Days of Summer 2021 Edition 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

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

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

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

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



New for 2021!
If you can complete the event with 100%, you'll earn the Dog Days Mannequin Base, for your beach styles!



You can also look forward to a 7th upgrade to the trinket Wally has made for you! With some more glitter, he can improve it from Ostentatious to Ritzy, which is 5% more effective!

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are 17 possible Achievements in the Dog Days of Summer 2021 event:

Achievements Returning for 2021:
Pool Digger - Build the Pool for the Dog Days event.
Safety First! - Help at each pool-side station during the event.
Safety to the Max! - Help at each pool station 50 times - must first complete "Safety First!"
Doggy Daycare - Complete all the doggy dailies.
Man's Best Friend- Level your doggy pet up to level 10.
Training Day - Complete all the puppy training quests.
Dog Days Race Track - Successfully win 5 bets on the Companion Race Track.
Pro Racer Assesser - Buy all the racer assessment upgrades for the Companion Race Track.
The Plodding Blob - Help Shayla Sharker train her blobfish for the Companion Race Track.

Added/Changed for 2021:
Pool Procurer - Purchase all the custom items for 2021*

We have the following achievements from previous years, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present/didn't earn it during the initial year:
Dog Days Sale - Buy all the custom items and pool items from 2013
Dog Days Outlet - Buy all the custom items for 2014
Summer Supplies - Purchase all the custom items for 2015
Summer Souvenirs - Purchase all the custom items for 2016
Pool Party Procurer - Purchase all the custom items for 2017
Good Dog Goods - Purchase all the custom items for 2018
Dog Toy Takehomes - Purchase all the custom items for 2019
Doggie Dabbler - Purchase all the custom items for 2020

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

New 2021 Mounts!

To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, all new mounts are available this weekend, from August 14th to 17th!

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

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



The event will run until Friday August 27th at Noon PDT.

August 6th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Prudence 
Posted in Idle Champions.

A powerful, terrifying cry pierces the battlefield, "ELDRITCH BLAST!"

Prudence is the latest Champion to join the Idle Champions roster with Ahghairon's Day! Read on to find out more about this gleefully evil warlock.

I. Prudence

Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter Sergeant Knox

    There's nothing more fun than being the bad one, and this tiefling revels in her commitment to violent solutions to any problem! Abandoned as a child, Prudence grew up in a cave under the care of a hermit. But now she appreciates the companionship of her fellow Oxventure Guild members, even if they disagree on tactics and morality. She is a devoted warlock of Cthulhu and enjoys following his dark, if sometimes confusing, instructions. While her powers and abilities may be grim, her demeanor is gleeful as she disintegrates her foes!


Prudence is a DPS Champion who focuses on destroying her enemies with her Eldritch powers. When you want to add her to your formation you can swap her with Calliope (Slot 5).

II. Prudence's Stats

Race: Tiefling Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Class: Warlock Gender: Female
Age: 28

STR: 14 DEX: 12 CON: 17
INT: 15 WIS: 12 CHA: 18

Role: DPS
Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Vajra, Strahd, Zariel
Slot: 5 (Calliope)


Dungeons & Dragons Prudence

III. Prudence's Design

It's not often we can add such a joyfully evil Champion to our roster, and it was a delight to work with Jane Douglas to bring her bloodthirsty character to life in the game! The Oxventure crew from Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra have been playing together for several years, which gave us a wonderfully large library of adventures to draw from when creating Prudence in Idle Champions.

Prudence is focused on dealing damage and killing enemies, and the more foes she's felled the happier she becomes! Each time she kills an enemy she gains a stack of Glee, and those stacks further increases her damage. Since she enjoys showing off to both Good and non-Good aligned Champions, her Delight and Resolve abilities increases her damage and maximum number of stacks of Glee. But if her attack is not enough to destroy her target she gains a stack of Frustration, which increases her damage. That way she can make sure the next time she attacks, those Champions adjacent to her don't witness her fail at murder again!

Her Specializations allow you to decrease the cooldown of either her base attack or ultimate attack, so she can get back to the slaughter even faster. And when it's time to unleash death and destruction across the battlefield, her Ultimate Hunger of Hadar is sure to bring Prudence great joy and her enemies unknown horror!

IV. Prudence's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Eldritch Blast — A beam of crackling green shoots towards an enemy, dealing damage.

Formation Abilities

  • Glee — Prudence gains one stack of Glee each time she kills an enemy. For each stack of Glee, her damage is increased by 10%, stacking additively and capping at 10 stacks. Glee has a 25% chance to lose one stack whenever a Champion other than Prudence gets a kill.
  • Delight — Increase the damage bonus of Prudence's Glee ability by 100% for each Good aligned Champion in the formation, stacking additively and then applying multiplicatively.
  • Resolve — Increase the max stacks of Prudence's Glee by 10 for each non-Good Champion in the formation.
  • Frustration — Every time Prudence attacks an enemy but does not kill it she gains a stack of Frustration. Frustration stacks increase her damage by 200%, stacking multiplicatively. The maximum number of Frustration stacks is equal to the number of Champions adjacent to Prudence. Frustration stacks are reduced by 1 each time Prudence gets a kill.

Specializations

  • Eldritch Torrent — When Prudence attacks, there is a 50% chance that her base attack cooldown will be immediately reset.
  • She Hungers — When Prudence attacks, there is a 5% chance that her ultimate attack cooldown will be immediately reset.

Ultimate Ability

  • Hunger of Hadar — Prudence opens a gateway to the dark between the stars, a region infested with unknown horrors. An area of blackness and bitter cold appears on the ground between melee range and ranged range of enemies. Tentacles erupt out of it, pulling all enemies together.


V. Prudence’s Epic Equipment



Slot 1: Self DPS
Slot 2: Glee
Slot 3: Delight
Slot 4: Frustration
Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

We hope you enjoy decimating your enemies as much as Prudence does with her Eldritch Blasts of glee! Let us know how excited you are to use Prudence in your formations on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!