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May 18th
Idle Champions: The Great Modron March 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

A modron sighting is a rare occurrence outside Mechanus, the plane of true law.

At least, it's supposed to be a rare occurrence -- word has it that thousands of modrons have been seen on the march in the wilderness, and they are heading towards Waterdeep!

The Great Modron March 5 introduces Nordom a rogue modron separated from his fellow modrons, and brings back Mehen, Dragonborn Fighter and adoptive father of Farideh and Havilar of Brimstone Angels, and Jaheira, the renowned half-elf druid from Baldur's Gate. Players have until Monday, May 31st at 12PM Pacific to complete their Great Modron March 5 unlocks and objectives.

I. New Champion: Nordom

Dungeons & Dragons Nordom Key Art

    Modrons are the embodiment of law and order, marching in lockstep through the planes. But when Nordom Whistlklik was separated from his fellow modrons, the essence of chaos infected this rogue quadrone. Now with his crossbow-shaped gear spirits in hand, he works to fit his complex new outlook into his logical, if quirky, understanding of the planes.


Nordom is a Support Champion who adopted his new designation when he was called a "backward modron", and now takes on his new role in the formation with all the processing power he can muster. Find out all the details about Nordom in his Champion Spotlight!

New Party & New Modron Core


The Great Modron March was the perfect time for some upgrades to Modron Automation. Starting May 18th, if you have at least 4 Champions in each bench slot, you can play Split The Party 3 from your Adventuring Parties screen! Completing this challenging new adventure variant will unlock a 4th adventuring party, as well as a 4th Core: the Magic Core, which is focused on increasing the damage of Champions who use magic.


Modron Supercharge System

Additionally, starting today in every Modron Core, any outputs that increase Champion damage can be SUPERCHARGED! Supercharging starts to kick in when at least 500 power is being delivered to an output. Every time the power doubles after that point, the effect of that output is increased 25%, stacking additively and then applying multiplicatively, with a cap of 20 stacks. Set up your core cleverly, and you can significantly boost your DPS to help complete those difficult objectives!

New DLC and a More Chests Sale!

Today's launch also includes 4 DLC SKUs: 3 new Skin & Feat packs (Celeste, Spurt, and Penelope) as well as a Theme Pack for Nordom! We're also kicking off a More Chests Sale for the rest of the week. Until Monday, May 23rd at Noon Pacific, get more Gold Chests, Event Chests, or Modron Chests when you pick up most Chest Packs! Check the in game store for more details!

Dungeons & Dragons Modron Penelope One Sheet

Year Five Variants


  • Rogue Modron Hunting — Nodrom is being hunted by Duodrones and Pentadrones from the March! They drop no gold, nor do they count towards quest progress. But Nodrom is ready to defend himself, starting in the formation right away!
    • Complete Area 75.
  • A Lawful Lot of Champions — Nodrom takes his place in the formation right away, and insists that Chaotic Champions can't join. Only the Lawful ones can do any damage!
    • Complete Area 125.
  • Core Strength — The only way through these modrons is to push through with all speed! Fortunately Nodrom will make sure the formation is filled with the strong and the quick!
    • Reach Area 175.
May 13th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Nordom 
Posted in Idle Champions.

"I think therefore I am. I think."

The Great Modron March returns to Idle Champions, and this time a rogue modron has come along for the event! Nordom the Modron may be subtly different than the rest of his kind, but he's awaiting your orders to process your commands.

I. Nordom



    Modrons are the embodiment of law and order, marching in lockstep through the planes. But when Nordom Whistlklik was separated from his fellow modrons, the essence of chaos infected this rogue quadrone. Now with his crossbow-shaped gear spirits in hand, he works to fit his complex new outlook into his logical, if quirky, understanding of the planes.

Nordom is a Support Champion who adopted his new designation when he was called a "backward modron", and now takes on his new role in the formation with all the processing power he can muster. His four-armed assistance can be added to your formation by swapping him out with Makos (Slot 9).

II. Nordom's Stats

Race: Modron Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Gender: Non-Binary Pronouns: He/Him
Age: 122 Class: Fighter

STR: 16 DEX: 16 CON: 16
INT: 16 WIS: 8 CHA: 8

Role: Support

Eligible for Patrons: Vajra, Strahd

Slot: 9 (Makos)


Dungeons & Dragons Nordom Key Art

III. Nordom's Design

Planescape: Torment is a videogame that holds a special place in the hearts of many Dungeons & Dragons fans. Nordom can be a challenging character to find in that game, but his quirky dialogue and unique perspective are well worth the effort. Fortunately adding him to your Champion roster is a bit easier!

As an exemplar of law and order, and a being used to working as part of a greater whole, Nordom strives to bring those ideals to his companions. He likes to help Form Orderly Ranks by increasing the damage of Champions ahead of him, and his Rule of Law directive means that he will increase the damage bonus of Form Orderly Ranks for every Lawful Champion in the formation. If you have a modron core attached to an adventuring party that he is in, Nordom will increase the rate the core improves with his Modron Core Toolbox.

The two gear spirits that Nordom carries have taken the form of crossbows, which he normally uses to attack enemies. However his Specializations will add new capabilities to the crossbow attacks. He can equip Piercing Bolts to cause enemies he hits to take more damage, or Explosive Bolts which causes Nordom's attacks to explode upon impact and push the target back! While this quadrone has gone rogue, he can still issue an emergency call for backup with his Ultimate, The Frequent Modron March. Responding to his beacon, a multitude of modrons march en mass, damaging the encroaching enemies and shoving them away from the party!



IV. Nordom's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Gear Spirits — Two gear spirits have taken the form of crossbows, which Nordom fires simultaneously at the closest two enemies. If only one enemy remains, he'll instead hit it twice.

Formation Abilities

  • Form Orderly Ranks — Nordom increases the damage of all Champions in the column ahead of him by 100%.
  • Rule of Law — Nordom increases the effect of Form Orderly Ranks by +100% for each Lawful Champion in the formation, stacking multiplicatively.
  • Modron Core Toolbox — Nordom increases the amount of experience gained on the modron core attached to his adventuring party when completing new areas by 20%.

Specializations

  • Piercing Bolts — Enemies hit by Nordom's attacks take 100% more damage for the next 10 seconds. This ability stacks once, and the timer resets if it applies again before the 10 seconds are up.
  • Explosive Bolts — Nordom's attacks explode upon impact, pushing the target back a short distance..

Ultimate Ability

  • The Frequent Modron March — A multitude of Modrons march from left to right over 15 seconds, pushing all enemies back a short distance and dealing ongoing massive damage as they pass by.

V. Nordom's Epic Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Global DPS
Slot 3: Form Orderly Ranks
Slot 4: Modron Core Toolbox
Slot 5: Ultimate Attack Damage
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

Nordom is awaiting your orders, and we are excited to see him helping to organize your Champion 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!

May 11th
Idle Champions: The Grand Tour, Part 16 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We still need a purple worm egg and timmasks for the ritual, but that search will lead us to encounter old friends and strange new creatures!

Vizeran DeVir requires a few more components, so it's up to you to weed out friend from foe, even as things become wild!

Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Grand Tour Adventures, The Dark Heart and The Alien Underdark, in order to access these new Adventures.



The Oozing Hunger

Search for a purple worm worm egg while dealing with an old friend and oozes.
  • Variant: Levelheaded — Search for a purple worm egg while limited in levels.

The Madness of Zuggtmoy

Collect a bunch of mushrooms while traversing a verdant fungal forest. This adventure features creations from our livestream show The Sketching Hour including the dreaded Tiawut!
  • Variant: It's So Pretty... — Slowly collect a bunch of mushrooms while traversing a verdant fungal forest.

More details and information can be found in the game!
May 5th
Idle Champions: Dismantle Champion System Overview 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We have been working on a way for our players to have the option to redistribute equipment levels, items and feats from Champions after a significant balance change. This system provides this new option, as well as an upgrade to the way Potions of Polish work!

The Dismantle Champion System is now live, and this blog has been updated on June 1st, 2022 with the most up to date version of the system! You can also find all the details in the In Game Changelog.

After a specific Champion has had a significant balance change, and we choose to allow it to be dismantled, the Dismantle Champion System will become available for that Champion for 3 weeks. You can only dismantle a Champion once during this time period, and only the Champion(s) we have selected. You will find the button to start the process in the Champion's character sheet, near their portrait.

Dismantling a Champion has the following effects:
  • All equipment item levels are set to level 1.
    • Equipment item levels are returned in the form of Blacksmithing Contracts with a total value equal to the item levels removed.
    • Capped iLevels - The number of item levels you can dismantle is capped at 10K per slot. Any additional item levels will remain on the dismantled champion.
  • Collected equipment is retained, and your max rarity of each equipment slot is retained. If you're fully epic, you'll remain fully epic, just at a reduced item level.
  • Golden items are reverted to the non-golden version of themselves.
    • An Epic Golden Potion is awarded for each.
  • Shiny items are reverted to the non-shiny version of themselves.
    • A Potion of Polish is awarded for each.
  • Legendary items are reverted to epic rarity.
    • A Legendary Potion - Level # is awarded for each.
  • Feats that can be purchased for gems are removed.
    • Gems equivalent to the total purchase price are awarded.
    • Refunded feats will be available to purchase again for gems.
When we trigger a Champion Dismantle for a specific Champion, we will also trigger a Legendary Dismantle Event for all Champions. This is based on player feedback, and will allow players to adjust their legendary investment in Support Champions that were used in conjunction with the nerfed Champion.

New and Updated Items

In order to make these changes outlined above easy for players to work with, we have made some updates to existing items as well as added new types of items!
  • Potion of Polish (Updated): Potions of Polish have been upgraded to be targetable. This means that players can choose both the Champion and the equipment slot to use this potion on. All existing Potions of Polish will gain this ability.

  • Epic Golden Potion: The Epic Golden Potion turns the item of a player's choice into a golden item, provided we have released that item as a GE previously. Players can choose both the Champion and the equipment slot to use this potion on. If the item is not already epic, this potion makes it epic as well.

  • Legendary Potion - Level #: Legendary Potions can be used on an epic or legendary piece of equipment. It will make that equipment a legendary item, and add the levels listed on the potion. A Legendary Potion can not be used on an item that is already of an equal or higher legendary level. Players can choose both the Champion and the equipment slot to use this potion on. It functions as if the player crafted and/or leveled up the item to the target level, without paying any associated costs.

  • Legendary Blacksmithing Contract: This new blacksmithing contract grants more levels (120) than was available with the existing blacksmithing contracts (1, 2, 6, or 24).

Thank You

Thank you to all of the players who have provided valuable feedback! Your help and input have been extremely valuable as we craft these updates and changes. We continue to listen to your suggestions and comments on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, and on the Official Idle Champions Discord!