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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!
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.
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