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June 2nd
COTLI: Season 4, The Abyssal Chasm 


We've been down, we've gone up, we've gotten wet and now it's time to get toasty!

Season 4 debuts the Abyssal Chasm theme and some new rewards from the reward tracks! Mind the lava and take a peak at these scorching updates!

Changes for Season 4

We've changed up the following formation this season:


Fun and Games


  • Dungeon Points, Dungeon Coins and Idol Bonus limit Extended - The cap on the Dungeon rewards has been increased from area 15,000 to area 17,500.

  • Changes to the base Dungeon Points and Coins drops - We've adjusted the base points and coins that drop from completing areas on the dungeon objectives, in order to encourage choosing the points or coins buff if you want to stock up on your currencies.

  • Changes to the Dungeon Points and Coins Buffs - The buffs that increase the Points or Coins that you'll get from your current dungeon objective have been increased to 300%.

  • More Awesome Rewards! - Both the free and the Mysterious Benefactor's pass route have had their rewards tweaked again for season 4, including a new Crusader reward and more Rune-related items! See the "Introducing Torakichi, the Greedy Tengu" section for more information on the new Crusader!

  • Updated Dungeon FAQ - The Dungeon FAQ has been updated with questions and answers about how the Dungeon Crusaders and difficulty scaling work.

  • Difficulty Scaling - This season we're trying out the difficulty scaling mechanic, to test your levels of power but keep the time spent on a reset in a manageable range. See the "Dungeon Scaling" section for more information.

  • Season 3 Skins Now Available! - If you missed getting these skins during the previous season, you can now purchase them for Dungeon Coins!

  • Dungeon Scaling

    In addition to the normal difficulty level of the Dungeons, which is the same as the difficulty of the World's Wake campaign, there are two additional difficulty levels for the Dungeon objectives this season.


    Sample Start Objective Screen


    You can see the new Difficulty Level section under the flavour text for the objective. When you've cleared area 10,000 on difficulty 1 and reset the world, then the objective will default to difficulty 2. Clearing area 10,000 on difficulty 2 will unlock difficulty 3. Don't worry: if it's too hard to make progress on a higher difficulty, you can toggle it back to a lower difficulty level.

    By getting past area 10,000 on difficulty level 2, you'll start earning more rewards for your efforts. And if you get high enough you can earn up to 4% bonus idols. By getting past area 7,500 on difficulty level 3, your rewards will start going up, and you can earn up to 4.5% bonus idols if you have the power. The dungeon points and coins drops also increase up to area 17,500 on both higher difficulty levels.

    Don't forget to check what difficulty you're using before you start the objective!

    Introducing Torakichi, the Greedy Tengu

    For reaching level 8 on the free rewards track this season, or from the Dungeon Depot in future seasons, you can welcome your new clever friend Torakichi, the Greedy Tengu. Blending tengu with a myna bird, Torakichi is the Mindy contender you've been waiting for, with his Serial Copycat ability allowing you to copy most abilities of Crusaders in two random formation spots. The chosen formation spots change on every reset of the world.

    When you want to use him, you can find him in seat 4 on the bench.


    Torakichi, The Greedy Tengu - Normal look

    Tags: Support, Animal, Male, Evil, Gold, Demon



    Crusaders in formation spots Torakichi is copying will sport a random speech bubble icon near the top of their sprites.



    Hover the Serial Copycat icon from Torakichi's bench information to see what spots in formation he's marked.



    If Torakichi is in one of the randomly marked spots, then there will only be 1 green arrow leaving him.



    Torakichi, The Greedy Tengu - Traditional Tengu skin

    Effect: The Tradition effect removes the Animal tag and adds the Supernatural tag.


    You can unlock Torakichi's skin from reaching level 18 on the rewards track and having the Mysterious Benefactor's pass purchased, or after season 4 is over by spending Dungeon Coins in the Dungeon Depot.

    You can gear up Torakichi from earning the various rewards on the reward tracks, and from spending Dungeon Coins on his chests in the Dungeon Depot. Torakichi's recipes are also available from the rewards track or the Dungeon Depot as well.

    We hope you enjoy Season 4 of the Dungeons! Good luck!
    April 28th
    COTLI: Mini Talent Update 

    Greetings Crusaders!

    Just in time for the end of April, we've got a mini Talent update for you to enjoy!

    New Tier 6 Active Talent

    • Power Saws Ablaze
      Increases Global DPS when at least 3 DPS buff cards of different rarities are active. Max levels: 50.

    New Tier 8 Active Talent

    • Backline Defensive
      Increase the DPS of Crusaders in the back column of the formation. Max levels: 200.

    New Tier 8 Passive Talent

    • Legendary Hoards
      Increase Global DPS for every 5 Legendary levels. Max levels: 150.

    Also, the Flash Sale Frenzy event makes its return today and runs until Noon Pacific Time on Friday, April 30th, 2021.

    Check out the in-game change log for a list of some other changes made with this update. Enjoy!
    February 11th
    COTLI: Merci's Mix-Up 6! 

    Merci is nothing if not tenacious. After five years of trying to find a match for a Valentine's Day outing, he's still game to try and try again with help from his ever growing collection of friends.

    This year he's bringing in the flowers: Rosoideae!

    It's time for Merci's Mix-Up 6!

    Merci's Mix-Up 6 runs until Tuesday, February 23rd, introducing Rosoideae and bringing back Alacrity the Matchmaker, Rocky the Rockstar, Sally the Succubus, Warwick the Warlock, Katie the Cupid, Frankie the Demon Crooner, and Ishtar!

    New Tier 6 Crusader: Rosoideae

    Tags: Event, Demon, Flora, Tank, Support, Male, Female


    They’re a rose bush demon! What does that mean, what is their job? Trundle around every Valentine's distributing rose bouquets due to popular demand? Or the opposite - they visit now-flowerless rose bushes and console them?

    Rosoideae is a tank rosebush, here to support other demon and flora Crusaders! When you want to bring them into your formation, you can find them in slot 32.



    New Tier 6 Objectives

    • Recruit Rosoideae |Rosoideae takes up a slot in the formation Rocky the Rockstar and Sally the Succubus take up spots in the formation and can't be moved. Only Rocky does DPS. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 600.

    • Driver's License | Warwick the Warlock and Katie the Cupid take up spots in formation and can't be moved. The formation has been changed. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 650.

    • Dearest 0x0000FF | Frankie the Demon Crooner takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Only Demon or Flora Crusaders can be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 675.

    • Mom Cherry |Ishtar takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Only Royal Crusaders can be used. Tired Mom monsters spawn, living for a short amount of time, and don't count as a kill or drop items for area progress. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 700.

    • You Broke Me First |Alacrity the Matchmaker takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. The formation only does DPS when Alacrity has all 3 Imps out. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 725.

    More info

    You'll have until Tuesday, February 23rd at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Merci's Mix-Up 6!

    For more info on previous Merci's Mix-Up Crusaders and objectives check out the Merci's Mix-Up 5 blog post.

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Valentine's Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop All Tier chests. Gear for Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4, Tier 5, and Tier 6 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.

    October 29th, 2020
    COTLI: Emo's New Moon 6 

      It's close to midnight, and something Emo's lurking in the dark...
      Under full moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart!

    Wait — this thriller-night has happened five times before! And it's back again tonight! Emo's New Moon has returned, bring ghosts and ghouls to the neighborhood schools where Crusaders fight for their lives from now until November 10th at noon Pacific!

    Emo's New Moon 6 introduces Crooked Crow the latest Tier 6 Crusader and brings back The Evanescent, Trixie the Treater, Viktor the Vampire, Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul, Fright-o-Tron 4000, Wendy the Witch, and Jack O'Lantern!

    New Tier 6 Crusader: Crooked Crow

    Tags: event, healer, support, Animal


    That’s not their real name, but no one knows what is, so this is the nickname they’ve acquired among the Crusaders. They seem to have different names in different regions!

    Once you've recruited Crooked Crow you'll find them a friend to bugs, selling beneficial potions and charms alongside cursed objects and scavenged bodyparts. You'll find Crooked Crow in seat 30.

    New Tier 6 Objectives

    • Recruit Crooked Crow |Crooked Crow takes up a slot in the formation. Monsters are faster and live longer. Wendy and Jack take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 600.

    • Frightening Ghouls | Henry and Fright take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Only Undead Crusaders can join them. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 650.

    • Bite Night | Viktor takes up a spot in the formation and can't be moved. Only Crusaders bitten by Viktor contribute DPS. Otherwise: Every 50 areas, all Crusaders have their DPS reduced by 75%, stacking multiplicatively, except Viktor. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 675.

    • Candy-mania | Trixie takes up a spot in the formation and can't be moved. Normal enemies drop less gold and Crusaders cost more to upgrade. Trick-or-treat monsters spawn randomly, and drop extra gold when killed. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 700.

    • Soulful Escort | The Evanescent takes up a spot in the formation and can't be moved. Only Crusaders with 1000 base EP or higher can be used. After the first area, mosters are immune to damage until they are hit by a projectile. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 725.

    More info

    You'll have until Tuesday, November 10th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Emo's New Moon 6!

    For more info on previous Emo's New Moon Crusaders and objectives check out the Emo's New Moon 5 blog post.

    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, Tier 5, and Tier 6 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.

    June 25th, 2020
    COTLI: Introducing The Dungeons & The Crypt 

    Hail Crusaders!

    You may have heard whispers about "uncapped objectives" swirling around this year and wondered what they were. Well, wonder no more! It's time to descend into The Dungeons!


    Welcome to The Dungeons

    What are the Dungeons you might ask? Well, it's a set of 10 new objectives for you to enjoy, with a major bonus: no maximum DPS cap! That's right, you can now see how far your formation building will take you without running into an invisible wall! The Dungeons are available to try once you've completed the From the Ashes Tier 3 Objective in the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign.

    These objectives come with all-new formations that range from 12 to 15(!) spots to place your Crusaders, challenging you ascend to new heights while expanding your creativity. And getting deeper into these objectives is good, as it will net you more rewards in the form of Dungeon Coins, an all-new currency arriving with this update. Dungeon Coins can be spent on various items in the new Dungeon Coin shop, The Dungeon Depot, helping you gain even more additional power to push your formations even further.


    10 New Formations

    We wanted to give you a brief introduction to the 10 new formations, so without further ado, here they are!



    Playing it Old School

    This formation will look familiar to most players, as it's a take on Ready Player Two with the bottom spot of the middle column removed, leaving it with 13 spots for you to build your formation with. But we have faith you can make it work!



    Free for All

    This formation features two columns of 4 Crusaders each for you to experiment with, as you build a formation that works with the 12 spots you have available.



    Fun and Games

    Two columns of 4 again, but with different adjacent spots for the center two spots and the extra front spot gives you some more variety in this formation of 13 Crusaders.



    Under Fire

    Another riff on the Ready Player Two formation, but this time with the center 2 spots having more adjacent spots than in the original.



    Sunday Stroll

    Another 13 spot formation for you to try out, starting big on the outside and going in to the lone center spot. How far can this formation take you?



    Dark Dwellers

    14 spots for you to play with in this N-shaped formation, featuring 3 columns of 4 Crusaders each and a couple Mindy friendly spots, but those two solo spot columns might prove tricky to craft around.



    Making Waves

    The first 15 spot formation of the new formations. Ride the wave as you make this formation work.



    Jungle Journey

    Another 15 spot formation, with columns of 4 and more of your Crusaders clustered together. We're excited to see how you can take advantage of this shape to push as far as you can.



    Achieve Flight

    With 14 spots and a column of 4, this evil eye formation might not be so evil after all, especially with its Mindy friendly spots.



    Dungeon Crawl

    The final new formation is also 14 spots for you to fill, with yet another column of 4, flanked by columns of two and bounded by columns of 3 Crusaders.


    We hope you enjoy busting out your formation crafting with these new formations!


    New Rotating Buff System

    But we can hear you ask, why would I do any objective other than the ones with the excellent 15 spot formations?

    Good question player! Well, the Dungeons also feature a rotating buff system. So of the 10 objectives, 3 will be assigned a buff to give you a bonus for doing that objective. The buffs will rotate to 3 different objectives every time you reset the world off of an objective in The Dungeons. So you can benefit from doing an objective with a smaller formation if you do it while it has the buff that you currently want.

    The three buffs that will rotate are:
    • Bonus Idols - Gain anywhere from 0.01% of your current total Idols at the time you reset the world, up to 3% depending on how deep you get before resetting the world on an objective when it has this buff. Ka-ching!

    • Bonus Dungeon Coins - Gain 10% more Dungeon Coins from this reset when you choose an objective that has this buff. Dungeonlicious!

    • Bonus Dungeon Points! - Gain 10% more Dungeon points from this reset when you choose an objective that has this buff. Cryptastic!
    Dungeon points, you ask? Let's continue on to the next section.


    New Season: The Crypt

    The Dungeons update will also introduce our new 'Seasons' mechanic to the game and our first season: The Crypt! Complete the whole season and in addition to the in-game achievement for beating it, you'll unlock our adorable new Crypt-themed taskmaster, Li'l Reaper.




    So what's the short and long of it?

    • If you have access to the Dungeons objectives, you can participate in the season.


    • You have 12 weeks to earn enough Dungeon Points to clear all 25 levels and earn all the prizes, including Li'l Reaper.


    • For our first season, The Crypt, Dungeon points are only earned from completing objectives in the Dungeons.


    • The deeper you go on an objective, the more points you get.


    • You can do 15 objectives for Dungeon points a week for free, letting you choose when you can invest your time in earning those points.


    • If you need additional runs to earn your Dungeon points, you can spend Dungeon Coins in the Dungeon Depot to access additional runs for the week.




    Want even more goodies than you can earn for free? You can support Crusaders by purchasing the Mysterious Benefactor's pass at any time. You'll immediately be able to claim any premium rewards you've already unlocked and you'll be able to claim the others as you meet the season goals.

    We're looking forward to your feedback on this new addition to Crusaders! Get your delving on!



    F.A.Q. for Dungeons and The Crypt Season

    • Q: What are the Dungeon objectives?

      A: They are a series of new objectives for you to test your mettle against. The maximum number cap has been removed, so you can go as far as your heart desires and see what your true DPS is in these all-new formations.


    • Q: How do I access the Dungeons objectives?

      A: Once you've completed the Tier 3 Objective From the Ashes in the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign, objectives for The Dungeons will become available from the campaign selection screen.


    • Q: Why no bonus boss Idol drops?

      A: Because the bonus boss Idols drops are based on the areas reached and the maximum number cap has been removed for these objectives.


    • Q: Will I get progress towards my Free Play Bonus by doing these objectives?

      A: No, these objectives do not count towards that bonus, as these are special types of objectives and that bonus is for rotating through the free plays on the permanent themed campaigns.


    • Q: What do I get from doing the Dungeons objectives?

      A: You get the all-new Dungeon Coins to purchase items from the new Dungeon shop; and Dungeon points for the current season. The debut season is The Crypt.


    • Q: Can I only do these objectives once?

      A: No, you can do each objective multiple times. The only limit is your weekly allowance of runs.


    • Q: How do I see my season progress?

      A: You can click on the all-new Dungeons button on the Rosette tab at the bottom of the screen, the one with your Achievements, Stats and Challenges information.


    • Q: Why is the season geared towards veterans? How can I make progress?

      A: The season is meant to be additional end game content, but we still want mid level players to have access to the dungeon objectives. You can still earn points, especially if you take advantage of the buff that gives more Dungeon Points from a reset. You do also have the twelve weeks to try and get up into the higher echelon of power, and you can purchase extra runs for Dungeon Coins in the later weeks if you've managed to raise your power levels by then.


    • Q: What happens if I can't complete the first season?

      A: The top prize for the season will become available for Dungeon Coins in the Dungeon Coin store a few weeks after the season completes.


    • Q: Do I have to claim the rewards right when I unlock them?

      A: No, you can wait to claim them until you're ready to use them. However, if the season has ended, any unclaimed rewards will automatically be claimed at the end. Rewards will be awarded if you are in the game when the season ends, or the next time you log in if your game is closed when the season ends.


    • Q: If I purchased the Mysterious Benefactor's pass during the previous season, do I get the rewards in the current season?

      A: No, but you keep all of the permanent rewards you've earned from the old season.


    • Q: How do I buy the Mysterious Benefactor's pass?

      A:
      • Launch Crusaders of the Lost Idols.
      • Navigate to the current season's dialog.
      • Click on the purchase button.
      • Benefit!


    • Q: What if I buy the Mysterious Benefactor's pass late in the season?

      A: You will receive all of the rewards up to your current level, retroactively, and you can claim them at any time after you've purchased the pass.


    • Q: What happens when the season ends?

      A: All the rewards you haven't claimed yet will be auto-claimed.

      If you are currently on a dungeon objective that would get you points for the season, those points will be applied to the new season once you reset that objective.
    March 20th, 2020
    COTLI: New Tier 7 Talents and More! 

    Welcome, Crusaders!

    We thought that now might be a great time to introduce some additional Talents. Then we thought, "why not introduce Tier 7 Talents?"

    Without further ado, here is what you can expect from the New Tier 7 Talents update...

    New Tier 7 Talents

    These talents require clearing area 2700 to unlock.

    3x Passive Tree Talents

    • Legendary Friendship - Increases the DPS of Crusaders for each piece of Legendary gear belonging to Crusaders in the same bench slot, stacking multiplicatively. Max levels: 25
    • Golden Friendship - Increases the DPS of Crusaders for each piece of Golden gear belonging to other Crusaders in the same bench slot, stacking multiplicatively. Max levels: 25
    • Friendly Helpers - Increase the Global DPS for each Taskmaster owned, stacking multiplicatively. Max levels: 50

    2 Utility Tree Talents

    • Sprint for the Finish - Increases your maximum level of Sprint. (Must have purchased all levels of the Marathon Sprint Talent to start buying) Max levels: 30.
    • Magical Training - Increases the maximum level of Crusaders by 25 for each level purchased. No maximum level.

    Additional Updates

    New Tier 1 Talents:

    • Golden Benefits - Increases Global DPS for each Golden item owned. No maximum level.
    • Apprentice Crafter - Increases Global DPS for each Common and Uncommon recipe owned. No maximum level.
    • Level All the Way - Increases Global DPS for each talent level purchased (including levels of this Talent.) Max levels: 50
    • Mission Accomplished - Increases Global DPS for each mission you've completed. No maximum level.

    New Tier 4 Talents:

    • Extra Healthy - Increases the health of all Crusaders. Max levels: 50
    • Journeyman Crafter - Increases Global DPS for each Rare recipe owned. No maximum level.

    New Tier 5 Talent:

    • Bossing Around - Skip a wave of monsters on a boss area. Max levels: 2

    New Tier 6 Talents:

    • Weekend Warrior - Increase the effect of the weekend buffs. Max levels: 25
    • Material Goods - Increase the crafting materials gained from Missions. Max levels: 40
    • Maxed Power! - Increases Global DPS for each Talent that is at max level, stacking multiplicatively. Max levels: 50
    • Master Crafter - Increases Global DPS for each Epic recipe owned. No maximum level

    New Objectives

    • Mutiny on the Ghostbeard's Greed campaign - Reach area 1500 with new leadership and increased difficulty. Awards maximum number increase of e200
    • Deadly Tales on the Grimm's Idle Tales campaign - Reach area 1400 with a pesky witch. Awards Crusaders run faster when changing areas.
    February 14th, 2020
    COTLI: Merci's Mix-Up 5! 

    Merci is nothing if not tenacious. After four years of trying to find a match for a Valentine's Day outing, he's still game to try and try again with help from his ever growing collection of friends.

    This year he's bringing in the big guns: a professional Matchmaker!

    It's time for Merci's Mix-Up 5!

    Merci's Mix-Up 5 runs until Wednesday, February 26th at 12PM PST, introducing Alacrity the Matchmaker and bringing back Rocky the Rockstar, Sally the Succubus, Warwick the Warlock, Katie the Cupid, Frankie the Demon Crooner, and Ishtar!

    New Tier 5 Crusader: Alacrity the Matchmaker

    Alacrity the Matchmaker isn't your stereotypical demon. They're bubbly, vivacious and willing to help out your team with their skills, and some help from their impish friends.

    The flow of magic in your formation will affect Alacrity with the Metamorphosis Mastery upgrade. When you have more magical than non-magical tagged Crusaders next to Alacrity, they'll change into their female self. When it's more non-magical than magical adjacent, Alacrity will switch to their male self. If there's a even amount of magical and non-magical Crusaders around them, they'll remain their bubbly Non-Binary self.

    Alacrity is so friendly, that they're able to summon 3 Imp friends to help them, and you, out:
    • Summon Scamp - If Alacrity is adjacent to at least 2 Support tagged Crusaders, they'll summon Scamp. When Scamp is active, monster spawn speed is increased by 50%. This is buffed when Alacrity is in their male form, and can be buffed by their Love Meter equipment.

    • Summon Trickster - When there are at least 2 Angel or Demon tagged Crusaders in the formation, Trickster will be summoned. While Trickster is around, they'll summon a special Imp monster every 10 seconds, which counts for area progress and drop extra gold when killed. Spawns will double when Alacrity is in their Non-Binary form and you can reduce the summoning timer by collecting Alacrity's Letterhead gear.

    • Summon Scoundrel - When Alacrity is adjacent to at least 4 other Crusaders, Scoundrel will show up. Scoundrel provides the formation with a 50% global DPS buff per each adjacent Crusader, which is increased when Alacrity is female.

    • Familiarity - The imps continue to help out with this upgrade, providing an extra buff to the gold find provided for having Crusaders who share tags with Alacrity in formation.
    When you want to add Alacrity to your formation, you can find them in slot 31 on the bench, swapping with Bridget and Xygallix.

    New Tier 5 Objectives

    • Recruit Alacrity | Alacrity is chilling out in a slot in the formation and reduces all Crusaders DPS to 0 if there are an unequal number of Male and Female Crusaders in it.
      Reach area 400.

    • Pairing Off | If any Crusaders have more than 1 Crusader adjacent to them, all DPS is zero.
      Reach area 450.

    • A Pox on Commercialism | Only Valentine's hating Crusaders are available. Check the in-game Restrictions for the list of the available Crusaders.
      Reach area 475.

    • 'Match' Maker | A fiery spirit occupies a spot in the formation. It deals damage over time to the highest and lowest DPS Crusaders in the formation, if there are two or more Crusaders in formation.
      Reach area 500.

    • Valentine's Day | A bitter heart occupies a spot in formation and disables Crusaders if you hurt its feelings.
      Reach area 525.

    Help! Where’s the Loot?

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Valentine's 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 Merci's Mix-Up Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of Merci's Mix-Up 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


    Players will have until Wednesday, February 26th at 12:00PM PST to complete Merci's Mix-Up 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!
    December 11th, 2019
    COTLI: Holiday Grab Bag Update, Dec 2019 

    Come one, come all and gather round to hear some highlights of what this latest update for Crusaders brings!

    Saved Formation Changes

    You asked, we've answered! We've made some improvements to the Saved Formations system.

    • More Saved Formations - Now you can have up to 5 saved formations on every campaign!


    • Challenge Saved Formations - Now each Challenge has its own set of saved formations, so you won't have to worry about affecting your normal formation for each campaign!


    • Saved Formations on Tricky Objectives - Now you can save formations on objectives with alterations to the normal formations, to help you clear the objective. These saved formations will be cleared on changing objectives.


    • Guidebook Page - We've added a Saved Formations entry to the in-game Guidebook, so you can access information about how they work at any time.


    Talent Changes

    We've made the following changes to the Talents mentioned below, plus topped everyone back up to 3 respecs!

    • Sprint - We've extended the timer on boss areas to 10 seconds, and clarified how the Talent works on the Talent dialog.


    • 10K Training - We've reduced the cost of the Talent to be more manageable.


    • Montage Training - We've also reduced the cost of this Talent to be more manageable as well.


    • Phase Skip - In this new version of the Talent, each level increases the chance that you will skip an area entirely and it works on any objective.


    • Idolatry - We've increased the bonus each level of the talent gives you.


    Improvements to Nargulg Granitehand

    With this update, we took the time to revisit Nargulg's design, so he's a more competitive clicker.
    • Trickses - The old version increased Nargulg's personal click damage by 400%.

      The new version increases your click damage by 10% of your DPS.


    • Fellowses - The old version increased Nargulg's personal click damage for each Orc and Dwarf crusader in formation, multiplicatively.

      The new version increases the DPS of all Crusaders for each Orc or Dwarf in formation.


    • Yes, I Cheatses - Still increases Nargulg's personal click damage for every 25 levels.


    • Boo Magicses - The old version increased Nargulg's personal click damage by 50% for every Animal Crusader in formation, and decreased it for every Magical Crusader in formation.

      The new version increases the effect of Trickses by 10% for each non-magical Crusader in formation.


    • Smashdown! - Previously named All the Yardses, the old version increased Nargulg's personal click damage for every 50 areas unlocked.

      The new Smashdown upgrade increases your Critical Chance by 100% on monsters with less than 20% health.


    • Speedy Feetses - The old version increased Nargulg's personal click damage by 50% for every 50% of bonus spawn speed you had.

      The new version increases your global click damage by 50% for every 50% of bonus spawn speed you have.


    • Club Smasheses - The old version increased your global click damage by 10% of your DPS for each Orc Crusader in formation.

      The new version causes Critical Clicks to also deal 25% of their damage to nearby monsters.


    We also changed Nargulg's gear, to match his new kit.
    • The Kilts - Previously it had the legendary effect of increasing the DPS of Crusaders adjacent to Nargulg.

      It now increases the DPS of Crusaders who are adjacent to at least one Orc or Dwarf.


    • The Clubs - They previously increased the personal click damage of Nargulg and had a legendary effect of increasing Naruglg's old All the Yardses upgrade.

      They now increase the effect of Nargulg's Club Smashes upgrade and have a legendary effect of increasing your global click damage.


    • The Shields - They previously increased your global DPS and had a legendary effect of increasing your global DPS per Dwarf or Orc in the formation.

      They now buff Nargulg's Smashdown upgrade and have a legendary effect of increasing your critical click damage multiplier.


    Other Highlights of Today's Update

    We've also done a handful of other cool things today! This is a just a brief list. For full details, check out the in-game change log!
    • New Skins! - We've added 3 new skins to the skin store! One each for Mindy, Eiralon and Baenarall!


    • New Taskmasters! We've added 2 new taskmasters to the in-game stores!


    • Crafting Screen Improvements! Crusaders who have gear that can be upgraded now display an arrow on the crafting screen. You can also filter the list of Crusaders by those with Upgrades available or those just in your formation!


    • Active Ability Improvement! Magnify and Storm Rider can now be cast during area transitions, by you or your taskmasters!


    We hope you enjoy this little grab bag of holiday fun!
    November 13th, 2019
    COTLI: New Tier 3 Objectives (Nov 2019) 

    Since we are between events and eagerly awaiting Kaine's Dinner of Doom next week, we thought now would be a great time to introduce some new Tier 3 Objectives for Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge and some new Tier 3 11th Objectives!

    Looking to learn more? Of course you are! Details about our new Tier 3 Objectives can be found below...

    New Tier 3 11th Objectives

    Idols Through Time

    • Rewind
      • Complete all previous Tier 3 11th objectives, and all Tier 3 Idols Through Time objectives.
      • A VHS tape floats in the front of the formation.
      • Viewer monsters spawn at random, with a projectile attack.
      • If a ranged monster hits the VHS tape, your area quest progress goes down by 5, unless the quest is already complete.
      • Reach Area 1550.
        REWARD: Faster Free Play Bonus — Increases the Free Play Bonus gained on reset by 100%.

    Amusement Park of Doom

    • Queue Up
      • Complete all previous Tier 3 11th objectives, and all Tier 3 Amusement Park of Doom objectives.
      • Monsters drop less Gold.
      • Areas start out more difficult.
      • Royal Crusaders may not be used.
      • Reach Area 850.
        REWARD: Quest Multiplier — Adds a 20% chance for monsters to give double quest progress.

    Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge

    • Mountain of Madness
      • Every 15 seconds, a random Crusader becomes infected with paranoia, causing their DPS to zero out.
      • The paranoia also causes the upgrades of Crusaders adjacent to that Crusader to be disabled.
      • Terrifying monsters spawn at random and cannot be killed, except by Firestorm and similar effects.
      • Reach Area 1100.
        REWARD: Extra Mission Idols — Increases Idols gained from Idol missions by 400%.

    New Tier 3 Objectives

    Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge

    • The Journey of the Ring
      • Four halflings take up spaces in the formation, moving every 50 Areas.
      • A Wizard joins his companions, occupying a slot in the center of the formation.
      • The Wizard buffs both himself and Crusaders adjacent to him based on how many halflings the Crusaders are adjacent to.
      • A Ring Monster spawns randomly, and immediately summons nine Ring Reaper monsters when you kill it.
      • Ring Reapers can count towards quest progress.
      • Reach Area 900.

    • Call in the Eagles
      • Three eagles take up slots in the formation.
      • Bird seed monsters spawn at random.
      • When a bird seed monster is killed, each eagle either buffs or debuffs your formation.
      • Your DPS to monsters is the lowest DPS among all your Crusaders (excluding Clickers.)
        Reach Area 950.

    • Let's Dial In
      • An astronomy arch takes up a slot in the formation, periodically spawning powerful monsters.
      • An alien escort takes the leading spot in the formation, disabling adjacent Crusaders' abilities.
      • Only humans and aliens can be used.
      • Reach Area 950.

    • It's the Climb
      • A country singer takes up a slot in the formation.
      • Your DPS is raised and lowered as she sings.
      • DPS spends more time lowered than Tier 1.
      • Only winged Crusaders can be used.
      • Reach Area 1000.

    • It's Getting Hot in Here
      • A portable volcano takes up a slot in the formation.
      • For every 200 monsters killed, the volcano applies a random buff.
      • The volcano’s heat disables the Formation Abilities of adjacent non-magical Crusaders.
      • Fire falls at random, damaging Crusaders.
      • Volcano now explodes boulders randomly too, which instantly kill a Crusader.
      • Only Projectile Crusaders, and Crusaders with guns, can be used.
      • Reach Area 1000.

    • Vertical Limits
      • Every monster killed causes a random Crusader to get closer to freezing.
      • When a Crusader is frozen, their DPS is 0 and their gear and formation abilities are disabled.
      • Crusaders are chilled even more quickly than on previous tiers.
      • Reach Area 1000.

    • Dead Snow
      • Zombie monsters spawn at random.
      • After 10 zombies are slain, a tougher zombie spawns which can only be damaged by clicks.
      • Zombie Winter, Roboqueen and Dragons get a bonus (100% buff for all FAs) for being in the formation.
      • The stronger zombie spawns after only 5 lesser zombies.
      • All non-boss area quests are changed to kill the Tough Zombie monster.
      • Reach Area 1050.

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