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October 20th
Idle Champions: Liar's Night 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

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

Liar's Night 5 introduces Brig Hellclaw, the Rogue/Bard, played by Jason Charles Miller who you can see as Brig on Idle Champions Presents the Trials of Mount Tiamat, airing Mondays at 4PM Pacific on the CNEGames Twitch. You can also catch him on Bardic Inspiration Tuesdays at 1PM Pacific also on the CNEGames Twitch.

This event also brings back the prolific vampire hunter, Ezmerelda d'Avenir, and the the Half-Elf Warlock/Sorcerer trickster, Avren. Players have until Monday, November 1st at 12PM Pacific to complete your Liar's Night 5 unlocks and objectives.

New Champion: Brig Hellclaw

Dungeons & Dragons Brig Hellclaw

    Harbinger of mayhem and music, Brig Hellclaw causes mischief anywhere he goes. As a member of The Sirens of the Realms, he's always on the lookout for the next place to perform. He prefers singing over combat, but when fighting is inevitable, he's all in! Together with his Almiraj pet Spikey, when Brig's on the loose you never know what to expect! His trusty wand of wonder could bring a curse or a boon, but it's all in another day's work for Brig!


A Rogue, a Bard, and a Support Champion, Brig is best right in the thick of it, surrounded by allies fighting enemies. When you want to add him to your formation, you can swap him with Nayeli (Slot 3)

II. Brig’s Stats

Race: Human Alignment: Chaotic Good
Class: Rogue/Bard Gender: Male
Age: 38 Affiliation: n/a

STR: 14 DEX: 16 CON: 12
INT: 12 WIS: 13 CHA: 16

Role: Suppport
Eligible for Patrons: Mirt & Zariel
Slot: 3 (Nayeli)


Dungeons & Dragons Brig

III. Brig's Design


It's been amazing to work with Jason Charles Miller on Bardic Inspiration, who has more than two decades of professional experience in music and voice acting. He has received two Gold Record Awards, one for his Godhead song “Penetrate” featured in Queen of the Damned, and another for “The End Has Come” featured in The Punisher movie. You can hear his brilliant composing skills and dulcet tones on Bardic Inspiration Vol 1, available for free to listen to in the in-game jukebox as well as purchase and download on Steam and Epic! And now to add his character as a Champion in our game has been especially wonderful!

Brig is the perfect addition to any bardic performance, buffing everyone in the formation with his Hype and playing a Rallying Chord to keep the energy high. While he's an amazing back up singer, when he has a chance to Solo you know he'll bring the house down!

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

Year Five Variants


  • Variant 1: Dueling Bards — Brig starts in the formation. He can be moved, but not removed. In each area, a duergar bard appears. The bard can only be damaged by other bards. Bard Champions deal 100% additional damage.
    Getting to know Brig Hellclaw: Brig wants to maximize his hype stacks. Keep him surrounded by other Champions that are dealing more damage to maximize his hype stacks from his Inspired Bard ability.
    Complete Area 75.

  • Variant 2: Discordant Melodies — A goblin bard joins the formation attempting to try out for the Champions, but they practiced the wrong song! Whenever they play their instrument, each Champion adjacent to them has a 50% chance to be stunned for 2 seconds. Enemies deal 200% additional damage. Gold Find and Champion Damage are reduced by 99%.
    Getting to know Brig Hellclaw: If Brig is one of your higher damage dealers, choose his Cream of the Crop Specialization. If not, choose 'Back'-Up Singer and place him in the rear of your formation to maximize his hype stacks!
    Complete Area 125.

  • Variant 3: Musical Accompaniment — An elf bard appears in each area with the Masked Man. Until the elf bard is destroyed, the Masked Man is invulnerable. Every time the elf bard attacks, the damage of the Masked Man is increased by 100%.
    Getting to know Brig Hellclaw:Brig's Critical Moment ability helps turn up the volume when you're at your wall, or in a boss area. Make sure he's ready to play when the Masked Man arrives!
    Complete Area 175.

  • Dungeons & Dragons Brig Hellclaw

    IV. New DLC

    Also launching with Liars' Night 5 is the Ascendant Brig Theme Pack! This pack includes the new Ascendant Brig Hellclaw Skin, the Spiky the Almiraj familiar, Big's Epic Road Gig Feat, which increases Hype by 80%, 1 Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter, and 16 Gold Brig Chests with 2 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Cards.

    For information on previous years' variants, check out the Liar's Night 4 blog. And if you have feedback, let us know in a Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!
October 19th
Idle Champions Presents Season 2: Synopsis 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The second season of our liveplay Dungeons & Dragons show Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat has begun! Did you miss the most recent episode and need a link to the video to watch the full D&D game? Are you new to the series and want to quickly read a summary so you can be all caught up for the next livestream? Do you just need a refresher of the plot? Then this blog is here to help you!



Below you will find written summaries of each episode, as well as a link to the full game on YouTube. This blog will be updated after every show, which airs live on our Twitch channel Mondays from 4-7pm Pacific. BE WARNED that there are plenty of spoilers to be found here!

YouTube Playlists

All of our D&D streams are available to watch live on Twitch as they air, but also as full videos available on the Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms YouTube channel.

Party One Episode Summaries

Party One features Dungeon Master B Dave Walters and players Erin M Evans, Mark Meer, Tanya DePass, and Todd Kenreck, and Jason Charles Miller.

Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat, The Underground Trial B Dave Walters Erin M Evans Mark Meer Tanya DePass Jason Charles Miller

Summary of Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat - Episode 1: Lake of Shadow: October 18th 2021

Faerûn is in danger as Tiamat, the Mother of Evil Dragons, has escaped her prison in Avernus and returned to the world. The Cult of the Dragon successfully ensconced the Dragon Queen in the Well of Dragons, but the arduous process of her escape means that she is struggling to restore her full power. In response, some of the greatest heroes of Faerûn have stepped up to save the world and send Tiamat back to the Nine Hells!

One group of Champions arrives at a hidden cave on an espionage mission. Five figures, along with their animal companions cautiously enter; Havilar the tiefling fighter and her Nessian hellhound Zoonie, Avren the half-elf warlock, Baeloth the drow sorcerer, Selise the human paladin and her dire wolf Fenris, and Brig the human bard. They've been tasked with delving under Mount Tiamat and the Well of Dragons in order to reach an old duergar forge that connects to the volcano's slumbering lava flow. They hope to detonate a bag of holding filled with 500 pounds of explosive smokepower in the forge, causing the mountain to erupt on the cultists and Tiamat herself. Avren attempts to take possession of the precious yet dangerous bag of holding, but Brig uses his excellent sleight of hand skills to take it from him on the sly while the warlock chats with Baeloth about the possibility of making a deal with Tiamat. The rest of the group warn against the idea and the Champions push forward on their mission.

As they descend through the rocky path, the group comes across an underground lake with a strange, inky sheen that ripples despite the lack of breeze. Avren senses necromantic energy that is dangerous to touch, Selise can detect a variety of evil entities both in the water and around the cave, and everyone can see six human bodies floating on the surface. After a discussion about the nature of evil and the risks of examining the bodies, Baeloth pulls out his magic carpet so he can safely fly Selise, Brig, and himself above the water. Avren and Havilar stay on the ground and follow on foot around the shoreline. Despite attempting to avoid the lake, six wraiths rise out of the water and demand Havilar be turned over for the rest to pass safely. Defiantly, the Champions fight back, though it's a rough battle as the wraiths sap the life out of those they attack. Anyone who ends up in the water finds their will to survive being smothered. Havilar and Zoonie take the brunt of the damage, but eventually, the team is victorious!

The bodies are searched and along with a map of the area, the Champions find an elixir of health, a wand of web, and some powerful arrows. As a moment is taken to heal, a voice rings out in the cave calling for Baeloth! A Myconid named Puff appears, dragging a stone mortar and pestle from Baba Yaga to be delivered to the drow sorcerer. Puff warns the group that there is some dangerous weather up ahead as an Eldritch Storm has blown in, and says they must report back to the Black Pits. Havilar sends Zoonie to follow Puff back to safety as the poor hellhound is very injured from the battle. Meanwhile, the rest of the Champions worry over how to get around the deadly storm without waiting for it to pass by and chance losing precious time. When there's a break in the tempest, the group manages to dash through to safety.

The next cavern is filled with twisted tree roots, fungus, and a variety of worms and beetles under a tree of unbelievable size. As the Champions take a moment to look around, they are discovered by two adult white dragon twins named Oisioth and Iophiog, guards on patrol for Tiamat. Avren starts spinning lies to the wyrms, filling the air with flattery over their magnificence and deceiving them into believing the group is just passing through, no threat to Tiamat. Brig pulls out his guitar and immediately composes a song called "Echoes of Your Greatness" which enamors both creatures while inflating their egos. The twins start to fight with each other over who should get top billing on the song, and in the confusion the Champions attempt to rush past the battle into the next room. A stray breath weapon and a tail slam endanger the group, but Selise's paladin abilities help bolster her allies and keep them safe as they rush forward!

As the team manages to move to safety, they pass by a portion of the horde the two white dragons brought with them, prompting a few Champions to snatch up some treasure. The next cavern is filled with phosphorescent fungi that shimmer yellow and green across every surface. The forest of mushrooms, toadstools, and puffballs block the far side of the cave from view, and the group remembers that the map they picked up off the dead bodies had a notation of this room to "Stay Focused!!!"

As the Champions ponder what to do next, we'll have to wait until the next episode to see what happens!

Summary of Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat - Episode 2: COMING SOON!

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October 15th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Brig Hellclaw 
Posted in Idle Champions.

This former roadie is an accomplished bard who is happy to support the band, but when necessary he'll get up close and personal to smash his guitar into anyone who'd crash a performance!

Brig Hellclaw is a human bard/rogue who was chasing an almiraj one day when he encountered the Sirens of the Realms. Now he's a full member of the group, and while he's normally an easy going support kind of guy he's always ready to get down to business when the band needs something done. He joins the Champions next week during Liar's Night!

I. Brig Hellclaw

Dungeons & Dragons Brig Hellclaw

    Harbinger of mayhem and music, Brig Hellclaw causes mischief anywhere he goes. As a member of The Sirens of the Realms, he's always on the lookout for the next place to perform. He prefers singing over combat, but when fighting is inevitable, he's all in! Together with his Almiraj pet Spikey, when Brig's on the loose you never know what to expect! His trusty wand of wonder could bring a curse or a boon, but it's all in another day's work for Brig!


A Rogue, a Bard and a Support Champion, Brig is best right in the thick of it, surrounded by allies fighting enemies. When you want to add him to your formation, you can swap him with Nayeli (Slot 3)

II. Brig’s Stats

Race: Human Alignment: Chaotic Good
Class: Rogue/Bard Gender: Male
Age: 38 Affiliation: n/a

STR: 14 DEX: 16 CON: 12
INT: 12 WIS: 13 CHA: 16

Role: Suppport
Eligible for Patrons: Mirt & Zariel
Slot: 3 (Nayeli)


Dungeons & Dragons Brig

III. Brig's Design


It's been amazing to work with Jason Charles Miller on Bardic Inspiration, who has more than two decades of professional experience in music and voice acting. He has received two Gold Record Awards, one for his Godhead song “Penetrate” featured in Queen of the Damned, and another for “The End Has Come” featured in The Punisher movie. You can hear his brilliant composing skills and dulcet tones on Bardic Inspiration Vol 1, available for free to listen to in the in-game jukebox as well as purchase and download on Steam and Epic! And now to add his character as a Champion in our game has been especially wonderful!

Brig is the perfect addition to any bardic performance, buffing everyone in the formation with his Hype and playing a Rallying Chord to keep the energy high. While he's an amazing back up singer, when he has a chance to Solo you know he'll bring the house down!

IV. Brig's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • War Lute — Brig leaps out and smashes a random enemy with his metallic guitar.

Formation Abilities

  • Hype — Brig increases the damage of everyone in the formation by 100%. This value is increased based on his Hype stacks. For each Hype stack, the buff is increased by 10%, stacking additively and then applying multiplicatively.
  • Rallying Chord — Brig's Hype is increased by 5 while at least one enemy has been defeated in the past 10 seconds. If no enemy has been defeated in the last 20 seconds, Brig gains 1 Hype each time a unique Champion attacks, up to a maximum of 10 Hype.
  • Inspired Bard — Brig's Hype is increased by 1 for each adjacent Champion. It increases by an additional stack for each adjacent Champion whose listed attack damage is higher than his.
  • Critical Moment — Brig's Hype is increased by 1 for every 5 enemies on the screen, rounded up (i.e. 1-5 enemies = 1 stack, 6-10 enemies = 2 stacks, 96-100 enemies = 20 stacks, etc.). It is increased by an additional 10 whenever a boss enemy is on the screen.
  • Volume Up — Increase the damage bonus of Hype based on the highest number of Hype stacks that Brig has ever had at once. The increase is 5% per Hype stack, stacking multiplicatively before applying.

Specializations

  • "Back"-Up Singer — Brig gains 2 Hype stacks for each Champion in front of him in the formation.
  • Cream of the Crop — Brig gains 2 Hype stacks for each Champion in the formation whose listed attack damage is lower than himself.

Ultimate Ability

  • Solo — Brig performs a killer solo, with flashing lights and musical notes flying everywhere, damaging and pushing enemies back with massive sound power. For the next 30 seconds, Brig's Hype stacks are increased by 11.

V. Brig's Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Global DPS
Slot 3: Hype
Slot 4: Volume Up
Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

We’re thrilled to have another Siren in our Champion roster and can’t wait to see Brig rocking his way into your formation! If you have feedback, let us know in a Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

October 13th
Idle Champions: Icewind Dale, Part 9 
Posted in Idle Champions.

In order to reach and destroy the Ythryn Mythallar, we need to complete an ancient ritual whose steps are hidden throughout the city. With the help of our allies we've discovered the first three steps, but there are more towers to dig through and more steps to find. We don't have much time to unlock the secrets of this Netherese Necropolis and restore Icewind Dale, but our Champions are up to the task!

Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Icewind Dale Adventures, The Rite of the Arcane Octad and The Netherese Necropolis, in order to access these new Adventures.



Cold As Ice

Continue to hunt for the clues of the Rite of the Arcane Octad while the pressure mounts from all sides.
Reach Area 550
  • Variant: Keep Your Friends Close — Continue to hunt for the clues while also keeping Kingsport the awakened penguin a bit closer this time around. Kingsport joins the formation in an effort to keep him from falling into any more traps. When Kingsport is trapped in a Gelatinous Cube, all other Gelatinous Cubes are invulnerable until the one with Kingsport in it is destroyed.
    • Enemies move 100% faster and deal 100% additional damage.
    • Reach Area 600

Friends & Foes

As the factions within Ythryn close in around the Champions, they learn who is truly with them, and who is in it for themselves.
Reach Area 575
  • Variant: And Your Enemies Closer — As the factions within Ythryn close in, the Professor Orb makes its move and appears in each area. Until it's destroyed, all enemies are invulnerable.
    • Only Champions with INT of 14 or higher can be used
    • Reach area 625
See the in-game Change Log for more information!
October 8th
Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mt. Tiamat 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Tiamat has escaped from Avernus.

The Cult of the Dragon has succeeded in their efforts to bring the Queen of Evil Dragonkind to the prime material plane, and has consolidated their power to fortify their stronghold at the Well of Dragons.

Champions from across the Forgotten Realms heed the call to band together and face this cataclysmic threat. It is here that the adventure for Idle Champions Presents: The Trial of Mount Tiamat begins...


Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat

We are excited to announce the return of Idle Champions Presents, a TRPG live play special event series starting Monday, October 18th. Each episode of Idle Champions Presents will broadcast live from 4PM until 7PM Pacific Time Mondays on the CNEGames Twitch.



Join Dungeon Master B Dave Walters (Black Dice Society, A Darkened Wish, Into the Mother Lands) as he takes two brave parties of Champions through an epic level campaign across seven episodes, leading them into a direct confrontation against an evil goddess with the fate of the Forgotten Realms hanging in the balance.

Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat, The Underground Trial B Dave Walters Erin M Evans Mark Meer Tanya DePass Jason Charles Miller


The first adventure begins on October 18th at 4PM Pacific at Twitch.tv/CNEGames with Episode 1: The Lake of Shadow!


Vote for the Show You Want to See

Just like with our first Idle Champions Presents, Idle Champions players will be able to influence the characters and events of upcoming Idle Champions Presents episodes through in-game daily votes. Starting on Tuesday, October 12 with the in-game daily reset (12PM PT), each vote will go live for 24 hours, with the final vote for the week ending on Monday at 12PM PT.

Daily votes will have both an In-Game Effect and a Livestream Effect. For example, if players vote for one of two Champions to be granted a boon for the next episode of Idle Champions Presents, that Champion would be granted a corresponding boon in Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms! We don't want to spoil everything that players will be able to vote for, but here's an idea of what a few of the daily votes might look like:

  • Dice Roll! — Which Champion gains an guaranteed 'critical' roll?
    • Players will get to roll an Idle Champions D6 to collect a number of Electrum Chests and if they roll a 6, they can collect this paragon of honor and justice as a free familiar!
    • Baby Bahamut Familiar
  • Lucky Choice — Which Champion should gains a luck die?
  • Surprise Find — Which Champion should find some additional gear?
  • Wild Card! — Do the Champions meet goblins or kobolds? Who explores the darkness? What fun affliction affects the chosen Champion?
But wait, there's more: there are Weekly Challenges each week that will vary between easy, medium, and difficult challenges to earn additional votes for daily votes. You can save these votes up for as long as you wish, using them all on the final vote in Week 7 if you wish. The choice is up to you!

The first vote begins on Tuesday, October 12 at 12PM PT in-game. You'll want to check in every day if you want the most chances to influence Idle Champions Presents!


Champion Rebalance

In order to account for the way the current meta would impact voting, we’ve made some adjustments to certain Champions. We will update this section as we release more details about Party Two's cast of Champions.

Selise Astorio will receive the following changes:
  • Increase to the duration of her Wall Stance damage reduction buff to 10 seconds
  • Increase the base effect value of Vow of Vengeance from 100% to 200%
  • Update to happen in version 406+ : Last Resort stance also increases the effect of Vow of Vengeance by 200%

Havilar will receive the following changes:
  • We've added a new ability - Sister Sister (Havilar)
    • Increase the effect of Leadership Summit by 200% when Farideh is in the formation.
Farideh will follow her sister with a matching ability:
  • We've added a new ability - Sister Sister (Farideh)
    • Increase the effect of Pact Family by 500% when Havilar is in the formation.

What do I need to know?

Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat begins on Monday, October 18th with the first episode broadcasting from 4PM until 7PM Pacific Time on Twitch.tv/CNEGames. Daily votes for the first episode will begin the week before, starting on Tuesday, October 12th at 12PM Pacific.

While Season 2 is a completely separate story arc than the first season, if you want to relive the Idle Champions Presents magic, you can watch Idle Champions Presents: The Unfair Seas and Idle Champions Presents: A Fool’s Errand on YouTube.

We can't wait to see how this all comes together! We hope you'll join us in discussion about Idle Champions Presents on Twitter using the #ICPAscendant hashtag and tagging @IdleChampions.

September 29th
Idle Champions: Highharvestide 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The Savage Frontier of the Sword Coast can be a dangerous place. At the junction of the Long Road and Evermoor Way, the town of Triboar seeks the aid of heroes. Bandits have begun to assail the small town while the citizens are meant to prepare for the Highharvestide Festival...

Highharvestide 5 sees the beginning of Year 5 Events in Idle Champions and the introduction of D'hani from the Rivals of Waterdeep!

This event also brings back the loyal Dwarven Battlerager, Thibbledorf Pwent, and the intimating Minotaur Barbarian Torogar Steelfist. Players have until Monday, October 11th at 12PM Pacific to complete your Highharvestide 5 unlocks and objectives.

New Champion: D'hani

Dungeons & Dragons D'hani LaTia

    Moving to Waterdeep provided D’hani with more of the opportunities she was searching for after living in Chult. At first, she took a job as a mercenary with the Cassalanter family and tasked with infiltrating and spying on the Rivals. As her familiarity and friendship with the Rivals grew, she preferred to stay with them and continue to help with their adventures. Her skills in combat are impressive, and while she never means to kill anyone, she gets carried away in the thrill of battle where even the most flashy combat maneuvers can be deadly!


D’hani’s love of painting infuses her fighting style with both color and tactics. She becomes more powerful the more her Rivals family is at her side. When you want to add her to your formation, you can swap her with Bruenor (Slot 1)

II. D’hani’s Stats

Race: Aarakocra Alignment: Chaotic Good
Class: Monk (Kensei) Gender: Female
Age: 10 Affiliation: Rivals of Waterdeep

STR: 11 DEX: 20 CON: 14
INT: 11 WIS: 20 CHA: 7

Role: DPS and Gold Find
Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Vajra
Slot: 1 (Bruenor)


Dungeons & Dragons D'hani

III. D’hani's Design

We were very excited to have the opportunity to work with LaTia Jacquise, who is the Community Relations Coordinator for Monte Cook Games. She is a prolific writer, developer, and streamer with many years of experience in the TTRPG space, with recent contributions to D&D Beyond, DMs Guild, and the Into the Mother Lands RPG. Along with her work as both a player and DM on Rivals of Waterdeep, LaTia can be seen on a variety of streams and shows, including as a cast member for Tampo and a guest on the Dimension 20 show Adventuring Academy.

With a brush in one hand and her other hand prepared to punch, D’hani is ready to Paint Them Red one way or another! She’ll use every color in the rainbow when on the attack. Her Way of the Brush means each time she gets to practice painting an enemy, her skills grow even more deadly! Put this deadly bird into your formation and she'll take down all of your enemies!

For more information on D'hani and her abilities, check out her Champion Spotlight!

Year Five Variants


  • Variant 1: Red Alert! — Champion Damage and Gold Find is reduced by 99%, and enemies who have not been painted by D'hani move 100% faster.
    Reach Area 75.

  • Variant 2: Bullywug Brawl — Bullywugs appear in each formation, but they do not drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress. Only Champions with DEX of 14 or higher can be used.
    Reach Area 125.

  • Variant 3: Doubling Down — The effects of D'hani's specializations are doubled, but quest requirements are also doubled! The bosses also get in on the doubling fun, as in each boss area, a second boss spawns. Both bosses must be defeated in order to progress.
    Reach Area 175.

For information on previous years' variants, check out the Highharvestide 4 blog. And if you have feedback, let us know in a Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!
September 24th
Idle Champion Spotlight: D’hani 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Some monks spend every moment they can honing their combat skills, but this Champion would prefer to paint people over pummeling them!

D’hani is an aarakocra monk who traveled to Waterdeep looking for a more exciting life, and she’s certainly found it with the Rivals of Waterdeep! While she would rather enjoy her artistic pursuits, she also will not hesitate to use every part of her body to swiftly defeat anyone who puts her new friends in danger. She joins the Champions, as well as her fellow Rivals Shaka and Selise, next week during Highharvestide!

I. D’hani

Dungeons & Dragons D'hani LaTia

    Moving to Waterdeep provided D’hani with more of the opportunities she was searching for after living in Chult. At first, she took a job as a mercenary with the Cassalanter family and tasked with infiltrating and spying on the Rivals. As her familiarity and friendship with the Rivals grew, she preferred to stay with them and continue to help with their adventures. Her skills in combat are impressive, and while she never means to kill anyone, she gets carried away in the thrill of battle where even the most flashy combat maneuvers can be deadly!


D’hani’s love of painting infuses her fighting style with both color and tactics. She becomes more powerful the more her Rivals family is at her side. When you want to add her to your formation, you can swap her with Bruenor (Slot 1)

II. D’hani’s Stats

Race: Aarakocra Alignment: Chaotic Good
Class: Monk (Kensei) Gender: Female
Age: 10 Affiliation: Rivals of Waterdeep

STR: 11 DEX: 20 CON: 14
INT: 11 WIS: 20 CHA: 7

Role: DPS and Gold Find
Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Vajra
Slot: 1 (Bruenor)


Dungeons & Dragons D'hani

III. D’hani's Design

We were very excited to have the opportunity to work with LaTia Jacquise, who is the Community Relations Coordinator for Monte Cook Games. She is a prolific writer, developer, and streamer with many years of experience in the TTRPG space, with recent contributions to D&D Beyond, DMs Guild, and the Into the Mother Lands RPG. Along with her work as both a player and DM on Rivals of Waterdeep, LaTia can be seen on a variety of streams and shows, including as a cast member for Tampo and a guest on the Dimension 20 show Adventuring Academy.

With a brush in one hand and her other hand prepared to punch, D’hani is ready to Paint Them Red one way or another! She’ll use every color in the rainbow when on the attack. Her Way of the Brush means each time she gets to practice painting an enemy, her skills grow even more deadly! Put this deadly bird into your formation and she'll take down all of your enemies!

IV. D’hani's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Fists of Fury — D'hani attacks a random painted enemy. If no enemies are painted, D'hani attacks the nearest enemy.

Formation Abilities

  • Paint Them Red — When D'hani attacks she paints the enemy red, and can paint an enemy up to three times. D'hani's damage is increased by 100% for each stroke of paint she applies, stacking additively.
  • Friendly Rivalry — D'hani is more confident when her friends are around, so her damage is increased by 100% for each Rival of Waterdeep in the formation, stacking multiplicatively.
  • Way of the Brush — D'hani's damage is increased by 100%, and she keeps track of the total number of enemies she has painted across all time - this count persists between resets. D'hani's practice with layers of paint increases as the total number of painted enemies increases, and at certain milestones she gains another Layer of Way of the Brush, which increases this effect by an additional 100%, stacking multiplicatively. Once D'hani reaches Layer 10, each additional enemy painted increases the buff by 0.03% additively.

Specializations

  • Splash of Yellow — Enemies D'hani paints also gain a splash of yellow, with a max of 1 application per enemy. Enemies painted in this way drop 200% more gold when they are killed, regardless of who kills them.
  • Stroke of Green — Enemies D'hani paints also gain a stroke of green, with a max of 1 application per enemy. Enemies painted in this way cause D'hani's attacks against them to damage nearby enemies as well at 50% damage. This effect does not chain, but does apply 1 stack of red and a stroke of green to the enemies it damages.
  • Blotch of Blue — Enemies D'hani paints also gain a blotch of blue, with a max of 1 application per enemy. Enemies painted in this way are stunned for 2 seconds when D'hani attacks them and boss enemies painted in this way take 400% more damage from all attacks.

Ultimate Ability

  • Flurry of Brushes — D'hani pulls a quiver of sharpened paintbrushes from her robes and flings them out at 5 random enemies. They deal damage and apply D'hani's paints to all enemies they hit! If multiple brushes hit an enemy, it will gain multiple stacks of red paint if possible.

V. D'hani’s Equipment



Slot 1: Self DPS
Slot 2: Self DPS
Slot 3: Painter’s Smock
Slot 4: Sash
Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

We’re thrilled to have another member of Rivals of Waterdeep in our Champion roster and can’t wait to see D’hani painting her way into your formation! If you want to find out more about all the Rivals of Waterdeep you can check out their shows as livestreams or podcasts!

What do you think about D’hani? If you have feedback, let us know in a Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

September 22nd
Idle Champions: Wild Beyond the Witchlight Campaign 
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Once every eight years a very special event brings joy to one settlement after the next. This magical extravaganza is filled with delight, whimsy, and a wicked bit of danger...welcome to the Witchlight Carnival!

Our latest update for Idle Champions launches our adventure from The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, including first tier of Blessings for the campaign!

New Campaign

The Wild Beyond the Witchlight campaign is a fantastic romp into the Plane of Faerie, which is just as dangerous as it is beautiful.

To unlock The Wild Beyond the Witchlight campaign, you must have completed 75 adventures or variants in other campaigns. Additionally, the target areas are higher than normal, reflecting the challenges of the Feywild. The target for our first adventure Tall Tales is area 150. From there, each new adventure's target goes up by 50 areas from the previous adventure, and the variants are each 50 areas higher than the base adventure, or the variant before it.

Grab your tickets, it's time to get on the ride...

New Blessings

When the Champions begin their romp through the Carnival, they'll be working to amuse and entertain Corellon Larethian in order to earn their favor. Tier 1 Blessings for The Wild Beyond the Witchlight campaign will go live with today's update, with three local Blessings to help the Champions in the Feywild, and one global Blessing to bring the magic of the Carnival wherever you go.



Tall Tales

What better way to enjoy a carnival than with a trio of excited kids? The Champions are chaperoning Nat, Jenks and Squiddly to enjoy the wonders of the Witchlight Carnival, and before bed one night the children enjoy telling stories to Sgt Knox about all their previous adventures. But kids like to embellish. A lot.
Reach area 150.
  • Variant: Nightmare Rats! — Learn about the history of the Champions with Jenks & Squiddly at your side as they join the formation. Meanwhile Burning Rats appear in each area, but they don't drop gold or count towards quest progress.
  • Reach area 200.

The Witchlight Carnival

Too excited to listen to the Champions, Jenks & Squiddly have snuck away to get into the Carnival early. It'd be easier to find the kids if there wasn't other chaos to deal with!
Reach area 200.
  • Variant: A Monarch Among Us — Uncover the mysteries of the Witchlight Carnival with the help of Nat in your formation.
    • Enemies move 100% faster & deal 100% additional damage.
    • Gold Find is reduced by 99%.
    • Reach area 250.


Fantastic New Outfits

Some of the Champions are already dressed for the Carnival! Witchlight Delina delights in bright pinks, purples and greens with a gorgeous set of butterfly wings, and can be collected during our Fourth Anniversary Celebration!



There are also two new Feywild inspired skins available in the store; Witchlight Calliope is ready to join the bards in the big top as part of the Founders Pack IV, while Orkira is enamored with painted wings and sweet treats in her own Witchlight Orkira Theme Pack. Finally, you can collect a code to unlock Witchlight Spurt by tuning into our two days of streaming on The CNE Twitch Channel!

We hope you enjoy this new Feywild infused campaign, and would love to hear about your experiences with the Witchlight Carnival on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

September 22nd
Idle Champions: Fourth Anniversary Celebration 
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A new Campaign, exciting new Blessings, a lot of Trials, many streamed celebrations, Daily Rewards, and even more! It's time for our Fourth Anniversary Celebration!

If you're interested in learning more about what's coming with this week's update, you've come to the right place...

Fourth Anniversary Celebration

It's been a fantastic year for Idle Champions, and we're excited to celebrate with our Community this game we all love! In our fourth year, we've rolled out quite a few features and systems, including our first co-operative multiplayer campaign: Trials of Mount Tiamat. We also released two Evergreen Champions, started a new campaign, launched on Epic Games Store, and ran a 6-week interactive livestream experience. All that certainly deserves a celebration, right?

Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Anniversary Daily Rewards

Daily Rewards

Every day during the Fourth Anniversary Celebration you can log in and open a new Birthday chest, but each chest is only available for 24 hours! Each chest contains 5 awesome items, hand-picked by the team here at Codename Entertainment to help you in your adventures. If you get goodies in those chests for content you have not yet unlocked, then your account will retain those items and save them for you to enjoy when you have unlocked those systems in the game!

Once you have claimed at least four daily Birthday chests, you unlock an exclusive Witchlight Delina skin, an epic Delina feat, and 5 gold chests!

Dungeons & Dragons Anniversary Witchlight Part 1

The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, Part 1

This week's content update brings the debut of a new campaign, The Wild Beyond the Witchlight! Check out the full The Wild Beyond the Witchlight blog post coming later today for details about the new adventures and variants filled with the wonder and danger of the Feywild!

Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Anniversary Celebration Blessings

Blessings Update

With a new campaign comes new Blessings, and we've also added more tiers of Blessings to other campaigns! You can find out all the details of each of the new local and global Blessings in the game, but here's an overview of the new tiers that are available:
  • Grand Tour of the Sword Coast - Tier 5
  • Tomb of Annihilation - Tier 5
  • Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - Tier 4 & 5
  • Descent into Avernus - Tier 4 & 5
  • Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden - Tier 2 & 3
  • The Wild Beyond the Witchlight - Tier 1
Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Anniversary Celebration Spurt Key Art

Days Of Streaming

Our Twitch Channel has two days of anniversary celebration streams to enjoy! From 9am-4pm Pacific on Wednesday September 22nd and Thursday September 23rd you can watch special Q&A streams, interview shows, an exciting musical performance, tons of giveaways and contests, and so much more!



New Gem Shop Skins

We've added the following skins to the gem shop, which are visible and available once you've unlocked the corresponding Champion:
  • Celestial Celeste
  • Pirate Chef Krull
  • Red Panda Briv
  • Red Panda Freely

New DLC Packs

New DLC Packs are now available, featuring bundles of epic skins, awesome equipment, and adorable familiars to help you on your adventures in the new year! Full details can be found in the in-game shop, but take a look at what's in store:



Founder's Pack IV - Calliope is all ready to perform at the Witchlight Carnival in her fantastic new outfit! Along with this exclusive new Witchlight Calliope skin, this pack includes an exclusive Campestri Familiar and a bevy of gold chests, gems, and potions!

New Sketching Hour Familiars - The Sketching Hour is a livestream featuring the creation of brand new creatures from three random rolls, and thanks to the votes of our community, two of these fantastic creations have become Familiars in the game! Check out Hoot the Overgrown Owlbear Fox Familiar and Clover the Flower Dragon Parrot Familiar, both packs including a stock of potions!

Witchlight Warden Skin & Feat Pack - With iridescent dragonfly wings and an ornate rapier, Witchlight Warden is more beautiful and fearsome then ever! Along with this exclusive new Witchlight Warden skin, this pack includes the Champion Warden, an Epic Feat for Warden, 7 Gold Warden chests, and 1 guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card!

Witchlight Orkira & The Phoenix Theme Pack - Wings and cotton candy for everyone! Along with this exclusive new Witchlight Orkira skin, this pack includes the Champion Orkira, her fierce Phoenix Familiar, an Epic Feat for Orkira, 1 Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter, and 16 Gold Orkira Chests with 2 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Cards!

Feedback Wanted!

These changes are scheduled to go live later today. We very much look forward to your feedback, so please let us know what you think in a Community Q&A or feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, a post on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

September 15th
Idle Champions: Trials of Mount Tiamat 
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Tiamat recently escaped to Faerûn and threatens to destroy the whole of reality. It's time for you and your Champions to take part in an epic battle to distract, disrupt, and destroy the Dragon Queen's forces in a last-ditch effort to banish Tiamat back to Avernus and save the world!

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

Softcap Increase

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

Dungeons & Dragons Trials of Mount Tiamat Logo Clear

What are the Trials of Mount Tiamat?

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

How do I unlock this feature?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What happens on my Trial Adventure?

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

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

Dungeons & Dragons Trials of Mount Tiamat Scales


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

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

Dungeons & Dragons Trials of Mount Tiamat Wyrmspeaker Lineup

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


Dungeons & Dragons Trials of Mount Tiamat Nayeli and Baby Tiamat

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

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

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