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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.
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.


July 8th
COTLI: Mischief at Mugwarts Tier 5 Objectives 

Today's update includes seven new Tier 5 Objectives in the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign! Head back to school and test your mettle against some new foes...

Mischief at Mugwarts Tier 5 Objective Updates


Invisibility Cloak
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Bog Mother randomly spawns, living for at least 1.5 seconds. Can only be killed by projectile damage.
    • 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 550.
  • Awards 650 rubies.

Broom Game
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Bog Mother randomly spawns, living for at least 1.5 seconds. Can only be killed by projectile damage.
    • 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 550.
  • Awards 650 rubies.

No Muggles Allowed
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Bog Mother randomly spawns, living for at least 1.5 seconds. Can only be killed by projectile damage.
    • 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 550.
  • Awards 650 rubies.

Accio Monsters
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Bog Mother randomly spawns, living for at least 1.5 seconds. Can only be killed by projectile damage.
    • 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 550.
  • Awards 650 rubies.

Teacher's Pet
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Bog Mother randomly spawns, living for at least 1.5 seconds. Can only be killed by projectile damage.
    • 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 550.
  • Awards 650 rubies.

The Final Battle
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Bog Mother randomly spawns, living for at least 1.5 seconds. Can only be killed by projectile damage.
    • If the front line of the formation has 3 Crusaders with Tank tags in it, then you gain an increase to the DPS of all Crusaders.
    • 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 550.
  • Awards 650 rubies.

Fantastic Beasts
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Bog Mother randomly spawns, living for at least 1.5 seconds. Can only be killed by projectile damage.
    • The familiars now move around the formation every 75 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 550.
  • Awards 650 rubies.

You'll notice that every objective mentions that Bog Mother, a new monster, spawns. There's also a new achievement being added today to kill Bog Mother titled Bog Mother's Return that you can achieve from facing her on these new objectives or future higher tier versions. Completing it awards a 75% DPS bonus to your achievement DPS bonus.

Test your mettle against these crafty magical additions!
April 8th
COTLI: Grimm's Idle Tales Tier 5 Objectives 

Today's update includes eight new Tier 5 Objectives in the Grimm's Idle Tales campaign! Power up and tell yourself a tale as old as time...

Grimm's Idle Tales Tier 5 Objective Updates


Not in Kansas Anymore
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • All boss areas now have 4 waves of monsters before the boss, and the Bossing Around talent is disabled.
    • All bosses are replaced by the Silver Slipper boss monster.
    • All companions start in the formation in area 1 and rearrange every 50 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 525.
  • Awards 625 rubies.

What Big Teeth You Have
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • All Crusaders except those with the Magical tag can be used.
    • Gold find is disabled for longer after a wolf is killed.
    • 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 525.
  • Awards 625 rubies.

Sleeping Beauty
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Starting at area 26, 12 of the first 36 bench seats are put to sleep.
    • Sleeping bench seats now change every 50 areas.
    • Monsters move quicker towards 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 525.
  • Awards 625 rubies.

Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • The White Rabbit and Mad Hatter now change spots every 50 areas.
    • The Mad Hatter supports the Queen of Shades and will disable the upgrades of adjacent Crusaders for every 15 Card monsters killed.
    • 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 575.
  • Awards 675 rubies.

Let It Go
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • The Snow Queen's heart is even colder now.
    • 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 575.
  • Awards 675 rubies.

I Like Potatoes
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • All Crusaders except those with a Dragon tag can be used.
  • Reach Area 575.
  • Awards 625 rubies.

The Lion King
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Only Crusaders affected by Artaxes Roar! can do DPS.
    • 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 575.
  • Awards 675 rubies.

Holiday Hoopla
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • The Grinch now moves every 50 areas
    • In addition to Bush Whacker and Nate Dragon, only Tier 2 and Tier 3 event 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 575.
  • Awards 675 rubies.


Enjoy these new challenges!
March 18th
COTLI: Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 5 Objectives 

Today's update includes seven new Tier 5 Objectives in the Ghostbeard's Greed campaign! These objectives will really push you to your limits and hopefully not make you walk the plank.

Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 5 Objective Updates


PAARRRfection
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Crusaders adjacent to the one killed by the meteor strike lose 50% health.
    • Alivebeard randomly spawns, living a short time and firing projectiles.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
  • Reach Area 500.
  • Awards 600 rubies.

Ms. Fizzle's Field Trip
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • The kids rearrange every 50 areas.
    • Reminder: If any of the kids die, you fail the objective.
    • Alivebeard randomly spawns, living a short time and firing projectiles.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
  • Reach Area 500.
  • Awards 600 rubies.

Guy's Night Out
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Only Crusaders with 600 personal EP or more can be used.
    • Riff Raff occupies a slot in the formation.
    • Riff Raff reduces the Gold Find bonus by 25% for each adjacent Crusader.
    • Alivebeard randomly spawns, living a short time and firing projectiles.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
  • Reach Area 500.
  • Awards 600 rubies.

Beauties and the Beasts
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Only Crusaders with 600 personal EP or more can be used.
    • Magenta occupies a slot in the formation.
    • Magenta reduces the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 25% for each adjacent Crusader to Magenta
    • Alivebeard randomly spawns, living a short time and firing projectiles.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
  • Reach Area 500.
  • Awards 600 rubies.

2,000 Levels For All
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • You must level ALL bench slots owned to level 2750.
    • Alivebeard randomly spawns, living a short time and firing projectiles.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
  • Awards 600 rubies.

X Marks the Spot
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Captain Ghostbeard occupies a slot in the formation.
    • Ghostbeard provides a 25% DPS buff, stacking additively, for each Alivebeard killed on this objective.
    • Alivebeard randomly spawns, living a short time and firing projectiles.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
  • Reach Area 500.
  • Awards 600 rubies.

Cursed Treasure
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Only Undead, Evil or Demon Crusaders can be used.
    • Alivebeard randomly spawns, living a short time and firing projectiles.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
  • Reach Area 500.
  • Awards 600 rubies.

You'll notice that every objective mentions that Alivebeard, a new monster, spawns. There's also a new achievement being added today to Kill Alivebeard, that you can achieve from facing him on these new objectives or future higher tier versions. Completing it awards a 75% DPS bonus to your achievement DPS bonus.

Enjoy these new challenges!
July 3rd, 2020
COTLI: Alien Invasion Day 5! 

    "Today, in the most dire of times, we Crusaders choose not only to believe in ourselves, but in each other. Today we face the aliens at our doors once again. Today, we take the fight to them. No Crusader stands alone. Today, we cancel another apocalypse."

    ~President Billy Smithsonian



Alien Invasion Day 5 has arrived, bringing with it the cybernetic alien monarch, Queen Ysjorgnak. This year's event runs until Wednesday, July 15th at 12PM Pacific, introducing Queen Ysjorgnak and bringing back Xygallix, the Alien Mechanic, First Lady Betty Smithsonian, Red, the Ace Pilot, Slisiblyp, the Alien Scientist, Kizlblyp, the Alien Traitor, and President Billy Smithsonian!


New Tier 5 Crusader: Queen Ysjorgnak

Tags: event, female, alien, royal, robot, support


Little is known of Queen Ysjorgnak. She is the monarch at the head of a vast interstellar civilization. Legends say that the Queen was augmented after suffering mortal wounds in a battle at some distant star, and that now much of her body has been replaced by cybernetic enhancements. She is now as much artificial as she is organic...


New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit Queen Ysjorgnak | Queen Ysjorgnak takes up a slot in the formation. Only Alien Crusaders do DPS.
    Reach area 400.

  • Speedster Racing | Only Crusaders with speed enhancing upgrades do DPS.
    Reach area 450.

  • Galaxies Apart | Crusaders with any adjacent Crusaders deal no DPS and have their formation Abilities weakened.
    Reach area 475.

  • Growing Up in Space | Only Flora and Alien tagged Crusaders do DPS. An alien plant escort occupies slot in formation and provides DPS boost for every 200 monsters killed.
    Reach area 500.

  • Shuttle Scuffle | The formation is split into 3 section of 4 slots. Alien boarders attack one section at a time, disabling the DPS and upgrades of all Crusaders in that section.
    Reach area 525.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Alien Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop All Tier chests. Gear for Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4 and Tier 5 Crusaders will only appear in All Tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.

What About Older Event Crusaders?

Previously-available Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of Alien Invasion Day 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


Players will have until Wednesday, July 15th at 12PM Pacific to complete Alien Invasion Day 5.
May 21st, 2020
COTLI: The Hidden Temple 5! 

Guarding a tomb for all time might sound like an eternity of peace and quiet, but eventually some random Crusader will show up, interrupting your slumber.

On yet another daring excursion, Montana James finds himself face-to-face with a colossal stone behemoth carved in the shape of a Tyrannosaurus, with massive glowing crystals sprouting from it's back.

Luckily for Montana, Ichtaca, the Keeper has grown bored of their role of tomb guardian, and is eager to head out on an adventure.

It's time for another Trek Through the Hidden Temple! The Hidden Temple 5 runs until Tuesday, June 2nd at 12PM PDT, introducing Ichtaca, the Keeper and bringing back Kebos, The Mummy, The Holy Guardian, Polly the Parrot, Danni the Daring Damsel, Serpent King Draco, and Montana James!


New Tier 5 Crusader: Ichtaca, the Keeper

Ichtaca, the Keeper is a Crusader who specializes in boosting the potency of Orc, Supernatural, and Support-tagged Crusaders.

Mesozoic Born and Riddles and Keys boost Supernatural and Support Crusaders respectively. If your formation has any Orc Crusaders, Earthen Family will increase the DPS of Crusaders by 50% per each Orc tag in the formation.

Other upgrades include Good Stone (Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 75%), Eternal Guardian (For every 25 levels over and including 200, DPS is multiplied by 4x), and Crystalline Veins (Increase all Gold found by 100%).

Ichtaca's final ability is Extinction Level Event, which buffs Mesozoic Born and Riddles and Keys by 100%.


New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit Ichtaca, the Keeper | Ichtaca, the Keeper takes up a slot in the formation. Spawn speed buffs and effects have no effect. Ichtaca, the Keeper steals 75% of your quest item drops. The Phase Skip talent doesn't apply.
    Reach area 400.

  • Second Best | Only the second Crusader on each bench seat is available.
    Reach area 450.

  • Cruise the Nile | Area quest requirements are increased by 10 fold. If you kill a monster that a Crusader has slowed, stunned or frozen, they drop 5 times as many quest items. Montana James starts in the formation and is the only Crusader who does DPS.
    Reach area 475.

  • Sahara Bound | Try to stay hydrated! Each area starts with a supply of 15 water bottles. Additional water bottles will drop from killed monsters at random. 1 water bottle is consumed every 5 seconds for each Crusader in the formation. If you run out of water, the formation wipes and goes back an area. Covetous camelcorns attack the formation and cannot be killed.
    Reach area 500.

  • Meteor Powered Portal | A goop monster takes up a spot in formation, moving every 100 areas. Crusaders adjacent to the goop have their formation abilities weakened. Additionally, every two minutes, a meteor hits your formation, removing a Crusader from formation and making them unusable for the next 15 minutes.
    Reach area 525.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Hidden Temple Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop All Tier chests. Gear for Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4 and Tier 5 Crusaders will only appear in All Tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.

What About Older Event Crusaders?

Previously-available Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of the Hidden Temple 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


Players will have until Tuesday, June 2nd at 12:00PM PDT to complete The Hidden Temple 5.
April 9th, 2020
COTLI: Nate's Candy Conundrum 5! 

Demonic sweets once again threaten the Crusaders, as they hop into yet-another parallel universe beset by evil Easter candy.

Who better to help fight evil candy than a dentist? Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist is here to help bring his unique blend of buffs to your formation -- welcome to Nate's Candy Conundrum 5!

This year's event runs until Tuesday, April 21st at 12PM PDT, introducing Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist and bringing back Bridget the Painter, Biff the Magic Rabbit, Baenarall, Angel of Hope, Sisaron the Dragon Sorceress, Alan the ArchAngel, and RoboRabbit!

New Tier 5 Crusader: Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist

Dental problem got you down? Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist is here to help! This orc may be a specialist when it comes to tusks, but tusks are just overgrown teeth, right? That's totally the same thing.

Dr Almquist increases Global DPS for each Evil Crusader with his Laughing Gas, and brings Ceiling Protectors to give an overall boost to Global DPS for the formation.

When Dr. Almquist performs a Wisdom Extraction, the first boss kills in an area will drop decayed teeth, which provide a stacking Global DPS increase that persists through adventures. Topical Numbing increases the chances for these teeth to drop.

With Tusk Sharpening Dr. Almquist increases DPS every 25 levels over and including area 200, and when there are Gold Fillings, Dr. Almquist increases Gold Find for each stack of Wisdom Extraction!

New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist | Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist takes up a slot int he formation. There must be an equal number of Orc and non-Orc Crusaders in the formation (+/- 1).
    Reach area 400.

  • Chocolate Factory | A chocolate scientist occupies the center slot in the formation. Experimental chocolate monsters attack the formation.
    Reach area 450.

  • Easter Lilies | A lily collector occupies a slot in the formation. She gives monsters a chance to drop lilies when they are defeated. For every lily collected, she increases the DPS of all the Crusaders.
    Reach area 475.

  • Resurrection | A strange Easter Bunny occupies the center slot in the formation. The Easter Bunny spawns increasingly large waves of monsters in each area. Reach area 500.

  • Greet the Sunrise | Sun monsters attack the formation. When killed, they either buff your Gold or your DPS.
    Reach area 525.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Easter Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop All Tier chests. Gear for Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4 and Tier 5 Crusaders will only appear in All Tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.

What About Older Event Crusaders?

Previously-available Superhero Spring Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of Nate's Candy Conundrum 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


Players will have until Tuesday, April 21st at 12:00PM PDT to complete Nate's Candy Conundrum 5.
February 7th, 2020
COTLI: New High Tier Objectives! 

Today we're introducing 14 new objectives to the game for you to enjoy! Plus we've made some long awaited changes to one objective in particular, and revamped The Washed Up Hermit to go along with it.

We've updated World's Wake with the Tier 4 11th objective, and the five Tier 5 objectives. We've also added the Tier 4 11th objective for Descent Into Darkness and the seven Tier 5 objectives, plus we've finally changed up Get Me Out of Here so it's easier to get to the content it guards.

New World's Wake Objectives

New Tier 4 11th objective - Washed Up - The Washed Up Hermit occupies a slot in your formation and is the only one who can do DPS. Beat area 1000 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards the new maximum number cap being 1e700. This means with maxed Arithmagician, your maximum number cap will be 1e900.

New Tier 5 objectives

  • Run Away - Beat area 400 with a back column full of rabbits, and increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 250 rubies.

  • Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch - Protect the Hand Grenade to area 450 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 300 rubies.

  • Inflation - It's your toughest challenge yet: not just leveling up Nate Dragon any longer, but instead doing your best to get the entire formation to level 1000 in order to complete the objective. Awards 350 rubies.

  • Your Mother's A Hamster - The Trojan Rabbit needs your escort skills again, as chickens and cows rain from the sky. Beat area 450 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 350 rubies.

  • Top Tier - Beat area 450 with just half your Crusaders available and increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 350 rubies.

New Descent Into Darkness Objectives

Tier 4 11th objective - Inner Darkness - A seer occupies a slot in the formation and moves every 100 areas. She reveals the dark side of Crusaders adjacent to her, though The Shadow Queen is immune to this effect. If any Crusader dies, the formation wipes and goes back an area. Beat area 1200 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards Bonus Boss Idol drops on the weekly Challenge objectives.

New Tier 5 objectives

  • Grond! Grond! Grond! - Escort the vicious battering ram and beat area 450 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 300 rubies.

  • Get Me Out of Here! - Beat area 450 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 300 rubies.

  • Lone Descent - It's a solo walk for a Crusader to beat area 500 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 350 rubies.

  • Double Trouble - Beat area 500 with increased difficulty scaling, as the hoards of monsters and quest items rush at you. Awards 400 rubies.

  • Dual Descent - Pair up your favourite Angels or Demons as two of them take a stroll to beat area 550 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 400 rubies.

  • Demolition Derby - Escort the explosive demolition experts to area 500 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 350 rubies.

  • Slow Descent - Try beating area 250 this time. Awards 400 rubies.

Changes to Get Me Out of Here

This update brings changes to Get Me Out of Here, specifically in that it is no longer a timed objective. As we continue to add content to the game, including the higher tier objectives, we feel that while the old version of Get Me Out of Here was a unique piece in the game, at the higher levels of difficulty it would be a blocker to all the new content.

Get Me Out of Here is now set up in the following manner:

  • Tier 1 - Monsters can't be damaged by DPS as you try to beat area 150. Awards 200 rubies.

  • Tier 2 - An escort takes up the middle slot in the formation. If it dies, the formation wipes backwards an area. Beat area 350. Awards 250 rubies.

  • Tier 3 - Escape is even further away as you need to beat area 550. Awards 300 rubies.

  • Tier 4 - You need to beat area 750 without the help of your Legendary effects. Awards 300 rubies.

But how do new players complete Get Me Out of Here if there's no projectile Crusader in the original 20 Crusaders? That leads on to the next section.

Changes to The Washed Up Hermit

We are fans of The Washed Up Hermit's old mechanic of not having a Crusader directly in front of him, but if he wasn't in the front of your formation, it meant leaving an empty spot in your formation to get the power out of him, and most of the time, having another Crusader with Group DPS upgrades was more important than his boost.

So we've changed up his Craziness ability to require 2 or less adjacent Crusaders to the Hermit to get the boost out of it. Plus, since he is a bit crazy and he had the Arrow Attack ability sitting right there, we've changed it so that he's now a projectile firing Crusader. That way, he can help new players tackle the improved Get Me Out of Here, and for other objectives that would require a projectile Crusader before they've had a chance to recruit one from an event or the mission system.

But wait, wasn't his Arrow Attack a boost for The Bush Whacker? Don't worry! The Washed Up Hermit still boosts The Bush Whacker. We've moved the Swordplay boost to the Hermit's Dark War Stories upgrade. To accommodate the loss of that Self DPS upgrade, we boosted his remaining Self DPS upgrades. Now the Hermit is ready to help you out in your formations with his brand of crazy!

We hope you enjoy this update!
October 24th, 2019
COTLI: Emo's New Moon 5 

The entity stood before them on four legs, a malignant hulk of flesh and skulls and candles. It had no eyes. It had too many teeth. Yet despite its gruesome appearance, the Crusaders found themselves strangely comforted by its presence. The Evanescent welcomed the Crusaders like a shepherd would their flock, ready take them on a journey into the beyond.

"Come with us," spoke The Evanescent, its mouth filled with row after row of jagged teeth. "We will show you the way..."

The skies have darkened and Emo's New Moon has risen once again. For our second Tier 5 Event, we welcome a new and truly otherworldly new Crusader. Are you ready to journey across the veil with this eldritch monstrosity?

Emo's New Moon 5 runs until Tuesday, November 5th at 12PM PST, introducing The Evanescent and bringing back Wendy the Witch, Jack O'Lantern, Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul, Fright-o-Tron 4000, Viktor the Vampire, and Trixie the Treater!

New Tier 5 Crusader: The Evanescent

Stories tell of beings that escort souls from one existence to another. The Evanescent is one such being, an entity tied to the entropy and transition of all things into... what comes next.

When it comes to your formations, The Evanescent brings something unique to Slot 22. They use The Great Equalizer to grant the base tags of each Crusaders in The Evanescent's column to each other Crusader in the column. For example, if you have Zoraeban, Demonic Angel in your column along with The Evanescent, every Crusader in that column will be an Angel and a Demon in addition to their other base tags.

Vanitas, Bring Me to Life, and Memento Mori each offer more straightforward Global DPS buffs. Candle in the Window buffs Crusaders behind The Evanescent in the formation for each Enchantment Point (EP) from heroes not in the formation, while Until the Mourning increases the potency of the buff. Finally, Samhain increases Global DPS for each unique tag in the formation.

The Evanescent awaits all things. After all, we all die eventually...

New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit The Evanescent | The Evanescent takes up a slot in the formation and disables the DPS and upgrades of adjacent Crusaders with the Support tag. Reach area 400 with the new difficulty scaling.

  • Rest in Pieces | Only Angels, Demons, and Undead Crusaders - along with Trixie the Treater - may be used. Reach area 450.

  • Dreams on Yew Street | Special Freddie monsters have a chance to spawn with each wave of monsters. The Freddies will take out the DPS and upgrades of a Crusader, one Crusader per Freddie on screen. The Freddies disappear when they hit the formation. Reach area 475.

  • The Henry Spooky Photo Show | Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul begins in your formation, and cannot be moved or swapped out. Other Crusaders do no DPS. Riff Raff and Magenta also occupy slots in the formation, changing to different slots every 100 areas. Reach area 500.

  • Halloween Potluck | Wendy the Witch starts in your formation and cannot be moved or swapped out. Damage done to monsters is based on the lowest DPS Crusader in your formation. Trick or Treat Monsters have returned. Each area has double the number of enemies or bosses. Finally, enemies drop less gold and quest items, and the requirements to pass an area are doubled. Reach area 525.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Halloween Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop All Tier chests. Gear for Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4 and Tier 5 Crusaders will only appear in All Tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.

What About Older Event Crusaders?

Previously-available Emo's New Moon Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of Emo's New Moon 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


Players will have until Tuesday, November 5th at 12:00PM PST to complete Emo's New Moon 5. Good luck!
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