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June 2nd
Idle Champions: Amani the Songbird Familiar 
Posted in Idle Champions.

This Pride, we at Codename Entertainment are delighted announce that we collaborated with Omega Jones to create a unique familiar for our Lambert House charity drive! Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds from all sales of Amani the Songbird through June 21st, 2022, to Lambert House.

Dungeons & Dragons Amani Key Art

Lambert House

Lambert House empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills. We at Codename Entertainment are thrilled to be supporting Lambert House, which is a fantastic cause we really believe in.

Amani the Songbird Familiar will be available on June 8th, 2022 at Noon Pacific in the in-game shop on all platforms. Net proceeds from all Amani the Songbird Familiar sales through June 21st, 2022, will be donated to Lambert House! Check out the in-game store for more details!

Dungeons & Dragons Amani Gif

A Familiar Harmony

To celebrate the release of Amani, we will have a special one shot D&D livestream on Wednesday June 8th at 3pm Pacific! Omega Jones will be joining Brian Gray and Michelle Nguyen Bradley as players in a game DMed by Lauren Urban. That lovely game will cap off a full day of streaming celebrating Amani, so join us on our Twitch Channel!

Familiars

Familiars are NPCs that players can assign to specific tasks, such as clicking enemies, leveling up Champions, or using ultimate abilities. Familiars will click at different rates depending on the task they are assigned to. For more information, check out our How To Play Idle Champions video!



June 1st
Idle Champions: June 1st 2022 Update 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We've rolled out some big updates and changes recently, including several that have gone live today. So we thought it was a good idea to go into detail about the balancing, redistribution, dismantling, and more!

Table of Contents

Spring Balance Update

Dungeons & Dragons Spring Balance Update

We are in the final week of our six-week Spring Balance Update, where we have been making adjustments to Champions that didn't require a major rework. The final updates have been made, and you can read about all of the details in the in-game changelog or our blog post.

Soft Cap Increase

It's time to level up! Your adventures in Faerun have continued to take some twists and turns, heading into the Feywild realm of Prismeer and facing down the most dangerous of the Demon Lords in today's update. This week's update for Idle Champions brings with it increases to the upgrade cap for all 101 Champions! This newfound strength will help your formations to push further than ever before. Good luck!

Item Level Cap Redistribution

Players have equipment that is leveled over its item level cap, but those extra levels are not providing any benefit. Today's update fixes this issue! A check will be done every time the game loads, a new adventure is started, or you switch parties. The sum of all levels over the cap will be calculated, the items will be reduced to the level cap, and the game will refund the excess levels in the form of Blacksmithing Contracts. Now if you have (or obtain) an item over its cap, you'll be able to use additional levels elsewhere!

Briv Steelmarrow Update

Briv's mechanics allow him to bypass important content that we've intended players to encounter. Challenging bosses are a big part of some adventures, variants, and patron variants' difficulty, and completely skipping these reduces the adventures' challenge to an unintended degree. We've made some changes to the way his skipping works, both to avoid bypassing that content and also improve his skipping in offline progress and background parties.
  • Briv can no longer skip bosses in base adventures, variants, patron variants, Time Gates, and special adventures such as split the party or the Trials of Mount Tiamat. He can still skip bosses in free play, including Time Gate free play. If Briv was going to skip a boss area, he instead skips TO the boss area. Once that boss is defeated, he then skips to the area that would have been skipped to.
  • A new feat has been added that limits Briv to skipping at most 4 areas. It has no effect if Briv is not capable of skipping at least 4 100% of the time.

Hew Maan Update

Hew Maan's quest-progression-increasing mechanic is in need of a balance. This is ironic given the name of the upgrade that buffs it is Perfectly Balanced. It is much easier to gain massive speed increases with Hew Maan compared with essentially every other speed Champion, putting them in a class of their own in the speed Champion rankings. We are not completely against being able to beat an area in only a few kills, but this power should not be easily obtainable with a single Champion.
  • We have reduced the base effect of Zrang's Teamwork from 25% to 20%.
  • We have reduced the base effect of Carefully Balanced from 10% per Champion to 5% per Champion.
  • We have capped Hew Maan's slot 4 item at 2501 item levels for non-gilded items, 1615 for shiny, and 1172 for golden. Players with more than the maximum number of item levels will have their excess item levels refunded as blacksmithing contracts.

Dismantle Champion System

Dungeons & Dragons Dismantle Champion System Due to the changes listed above to Briv and Hew Maan, the Dismantle Champions system will be available for Asharra, Briv, and Hew Maan for the next 3 weeks. As noted below, we will also have a Legendary Dismantle event for all Champions during that same time frame.

As many of you know, we've been working on the Dismantle Champion System for a few weeks now (following the recent updates to Asharra). Since then we've been listening to player feedback and making some adjustments, and the system is now ready to be released!

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 (The current list includes Asharra, Briv, and Hew Maan). 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. All of this information will be available in the game, including updates in the Changelog.

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!

April 20th
Idle Champions: April 20 2022 Adventure Variants 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Celebrate Earth Day and the launch of our new Charity Familiar, Dottie the Dandelion, with a set of adventure variants for our active campaigns! These new adventure variants feature two exciting features to challenge your formation skills. Some adventures will feature escorts will take up more spaces, while others will choose a random Champion that you have unlocked and add them to you formation. It's time to put your formation building skills to the test!

Adventure Variants

This week's update brings 10 new adventure variants for our 5 active campaigns.

Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Variants

Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Adventure Variants

  • Towering Expectations Variant 3: Tanking Expectations
  • It's a nice day to stop a wedding with a tanking champion of OUR choice.
    • A random Tanking Champion is immediately unlocked, added to the formation, and can't be removed.
    • Other Champions with the Tanking role cannot be used.
    • Enemies move 300% faster, have 300% more health, and deal 300% more damage.
    • Complete area 350.

  • Who Lurks in Lurkwood Variant 3: And a Pixie in a Pear Treant
  • Help Volothamp Geddarm and a wooden friend track down an abyssal chicken.
    • A Pixie in a Pear Treant joins the formation. They're so big they take up three spots in your formation, but don't do much else.
    • Only Champions with a CON of 12 or lower can be used.
    • Complete area 375.


Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Variants

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Adventure Variants

  • Enter the Sargauth Variant 3: The Madness Peaks
  • Head deeper into the Undermountain with the other half of your Champions missing.
    • All champions in the odd slots have disappeared. They're all out to get you.
    • Each wave spawns a Hallucination with 5 armored hits. They drop no gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
    • Complete area 300.

  • The Lair of the Xanathar Variant 3: DPS in the Deeps
  • Track down the Stone of Golorr and face down the Xanathar with a damage-dealing Champion of OUR choice.
    • A random DPS Champion is immediately unlocked, added to the formation, and can't be removed.
    • Other Champions with the DPS role cannot be used.
    • Complete area 325.


Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Baldur's Gate Descent into Avernus Variants

Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus Adventure Variants

  • The Bleeding Citadel Variant 2: Going to Eleven
  • Climb the stinking scab with a Champion of OUR choice.
    • A random Champion from seat 11 is immediately unlocked, added to the formation, and can't be removed.
    • Champions from the first two bench seats cannot be used.
    • Complete area 600.

  • The Battle of High Hall Tower Variant 2: The Stunning Tower Battle
  • Return to Elturel for the final battle with a backup striker.
    • Every 15 seconds, your top damage dealing Champion is stunned for 15 seconds.
    • Whenever you move a Champion in the formation, they are stunned for 15 seconds.
    • Complete area 650.


Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden

Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Adventure Variants

  • Reghed Glacier Mysteries Variant 2: Male Pattern Boldness
  • Take the Codicil of White to the Reghed Glacier with a male Champion of OUR choice.
    • A random male or nonbinary Champion is immediately unlocked, added to the formation, and can't be removed.
    • Female Champions cannot be used.
    • Complete area 550.

  • Tekeli-li's Hunt Variant 2: Working for the Weak End
  • Continue to explore the Caves of Hunger, with a mad vampire gnoll chasing your weakest champions.
    • Two frozen Twig Blights join the formation.
    • Only Champions with a STR of 10 or lower can be used.
    • Complete area 575.

Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Wild Beyond the Witchlight Variants

Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventure Variants

  • Slack-jawed Lorna Variant 2: End of the Line
  • Face off against the first hag of the Hourglass Coven with a Champion of OUR choice.
    • A random Champion from seat 12 is immediately unlocked, added to the formation, and can't be removed.
    • Champions from the first two bench seats cannot be used.
    • Complete area 550.

  • Tall Tales Variant 3: Back to Nature
  • Learn about the history of the Champions with a shambling mound by your side.
    • A Shambling Mound joins the formation. They're so big they take up three spots in your formation, but don't do much else.
    • Only Elves, Half-Elves, and Gnomes (of any class) and Druids, Barbarians, and Rangers (of any race) can be used.
    • Complete area 300.


See the in-game Change Log for more information!
April 15th
Idle Champions: Dottie the Dandelion Familiar 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We are proud to announce that we collaborated with Hope LaVelle to create a unique familiar for our Earth Day charity drive! Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds from all sales of the Dottie the Dandelion Familiar Pack through May 3, 2022, to Conservation International.

Dungeons & Dragons Dottie Dandelion Gif

Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork and finance, we spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, for biodiversity and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservation International partners with governments, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples and local communities to help people and nature thrive together.

Familiars are NPCs that players can assign to specific tasks, such as clicking enemies, leveling up Champions, or using ultimate abilities. Familiars will click at different rates depending on the task they are assigned to. For more information, see our check out our How To Play Idle Champions video!



The Dottie the Dandelion Familiar will be available on April 20th at Noon Pacific in the in-game shop on all platforms. Net proceeds from all Dottie the Dandelion Familiar sales through May 3, 2022, will be donated to Conservation International.

We are also thrilled to announce that Hope LaVelle will be playing in some D&D games on our Twitch Channel! On Monday April 18th at 5pm Pacific she will be playing her familiar Dottie as a guest on A Familiar Quest! And then on Wednesday, April 20th on 5pm Pacific she will be a guest player on The Pear Passage, a special one shot D&D game DMed by our very own Lauren Urban, and including other talented players from the Dungeons & Dragons community. So make sure to tune in and join us for a fantastic time!
March 23rd
Idle Champions: Spring Extravaganza 2022 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Spring is here and this year our Spring Extravaganza is back! This year's celebration brings a day of streaming, daily rewards, an update to the Wild Beyond the Witchlight campaign, and a new Evergreen Champion unlock.

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

Table of Contents


Dungeons & Dragons Spring Extravaganza

Spring Extravaganza

Players who claim a daily chest on at least four days will be able to earn exclusive rewards!

Dungeons & Dragons Spring Extravaganza Daily Rewards

Daily Rewards

Each daily chest grants you five awesome items, hand-picked by the team here at Codename Entertainment to help you in your adventures.

These rewards are unlocked once you have claimed at least four days worth of rewards during the Spring Extravaganza.

  • Exclusive Prismeer Nayeli Skin
  • A Rare Feat for Nayeli - Prodigal Leader increases Global DPS by 50%
  • 5 Gold Chests

Dungeons & Dragons Spring Extravaganza Daily Rewards

Days of Streaming

We have an exciting day of streaming scheduled to kick off our annual Spring Extravaganza! Tune in to our Twitch Channel for more information!

Dungeons & Dragons Spring Extravaganza Gem Shop Update

Gem Shop Update

We've added the following skins to the gem shop, which are visible and available once you've unlocked the corresponding Champion:
  • Ascendant Minsc Skin
  • Ascendant Avren Skin
  • Ascendant Havilar Skin
  • Ascendant Freely Skin
  • Ascendant Baeloth Skin
  • Ascendant Shaka Skin
  • Icewind Dale Asharra
  • Icewind Dale Zorbu
  • Solstice Shandie


Dungeons & Dragons Spring Extravaganza Witchlight

Wild Beyond the Witchlight, Part 4

Wild Beyond the Witchlight, Part 4 brings our latest Evergreen Champion, Blooshi I. Blooshi I can be unlocked by completing Bully for You! the second variant for The Fairy Rings of Thither adventure.

Dungeons & Dragons Spring Extravaganza New Evergreen Champion Blooshi I

New Evergreen Champion: Blooshi I

Blooshi is a Support and Tank Champion who hails from the Soggy Court in Prismeer. She enjoys taunting her enemies, and when she becomes overwhelmed relies on the power of her undead patron to return as a spirit and a formidable tank. Once unlocked you can add her to your formation by swapping her out with Celeste (Slot 2).

For more information about our latest Evergreen Champion, check out the Idle Champion Spotlight: Blooshi I blog post!



Dungeons & Dragons Spring Extravaganza New DLC

New DLC Packs

Four new DLC Packs are now available!

The Polymorphed Yorven Skin & Feat Pack includes an unlock for Yorven, the new Polymorphed Yorven Skin, Yorven's Furry Fury Feat, and 7 Gold Yorven Chests with 1 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card.

The Polymorphed Minsc Skin & Feat Pack includes the new Polymorphed Minsc Skin, Minsc's Prodigal Leader Feat, and 7 Supply Chests with 1 Potion of Polish.

The Prismeer Sentry Skin & Feat Pack includes an unlock for Sentry, the new Prismeer Sentry Skin, Sentry's Prodigal Leader Feat, and 7 Gold Sentry Chests with 1 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card.

The Prismeer Shandie Theme Pack includes an unlock for Shandie, the new Prismeer Shandie Skin, Shandie's Prodigal Leader Feat, and 7 Gold Shandie Chests with 1 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card.


Feedback Wanted!

These changes are scheduled to go live at approximately 12:00PM PDT on Wednesday, March 23rd. 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!

Enjoy :)
March 9th
Idle Champions: Festival of Fools 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

How far would you go to celebrate foolishness?

Festival of Fools is a time-honored tradition in Sword Coast communities. Townsfolk engage in the usual gluttonous consumption of food and drink during the festivities, but they also play pranks on each other.

Unfortunately, one prankster has decided to play a practical joke on a Frost Giant nearby...

Festival of Fools 5 introduces Tatyana, the Air Genasi Barbarian Druid played by Becca Scott on The Black Dice Society. Festival of Fools also brings back Alyndra Sarrbarand, Divination Wizard and Cleric of Oghma and Briv Steelmarrow, Half-Orc Paladin (Oath of Heroism). Players have until Monday, March 21st at 12 PM Pacific to complete their Festival of Fools 5 unlocks and objectives.

I. Tatyana

Dungeons & Dragons Tatyana Key Art
    This toweringly tall air-genasi barbarian earned her skills and power in the gladiatorial fighting pits of Koshmarr. Tatyana augmented her rage with the might of the bear totem, and the spirits of the mist connected her to the natural druidic world through the power of the moon. Her fearsome and deadly battle prowess is tempered by a respect for anyone who would return that respect. She is curious and bold, and while she's quick to jump into battle she's just as swift with her forgiveness.


Tatyana is a Tanking, Support, and Speed Champion who is faithful and protective of her friends and allies. When you want to add her to your formation you can swap her with Delina in slot 8.

II. Tatyana's Stats

Race: Air Genasi Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Class: Barbarian/Druid Gender: Female Pronouns: She/Her
Age: 30
Affiliation: Black Dice Society

STR: 16 DEX: 13 CON: 16
INT: 8 WIS: 14 CHA: 11

Role: Tanking, Support, Speed
Eligible for Patrons: Vajra
Slot: 8 (Delina)


Dungeons & Dragons Tatyana

III. Tatyana's Design

Most of the Idle Champions community will recognize Becca Scott from her work on The Black Dice Society, Geek & Sundry, Dimension 20, and many other TTRPG shows and streams. But her work also includes a huge library of content as an actor, host, interviewer, podcaster, voice-over artist, and streamer! Plus she is the co-founder of the channel and production company Good Time Society.

The core of Tatyana's design focuses on how she channels her Fury and Rage into keeping her friends safe. She'll become a Faithful Friend to a random slot in the middle of the formation, encouraging that Champion to do more damage. As she tanks incoming attacks her Rising Fury will grow, gaining stacks of Fury that increase the effect of Faithful Friend. Eventually her Fury turns to Rage, and with bulging muscles and nasty claws she'll stop attacking with her Twin Kukri Strike and instead rely on her Primal Savagery to bite and claw at enemies! When there aren't enemies around to fight, she'll become distracted, heading off to Find a Feast and causing a few enemies to spawn and follow her back to her companions.

For more information on Tatyana and her abilities, check out her Champion Spotlight!

Year Five Variants


  • Adventure Variant 1: I'm HUNGRY! — Tatyana starts in the formation. She can't be moved or removed from the formation. Quest requirements are doubled. Enemies spawned by Tatyana's Find a Feast ability count for 5x quest progress. Tatyana's Find a Feast ability starts out unlocked.
    Complete Area 75.
  • Getting to know Tatyana: When Tatyana hasn't been attacked in a while, she'll run off screen to find snacks (and more enemies to fight).

  • Adventure Variant 2: Exclusive Friend Club — Tatyana starts in the formation. She can't be moved or removed from the formation. In area 51 and beyond, only Tatyana and the Champions affected by Tatyana's Faithful Friend can deal damage.
    Complete Area 125.
  • Getting to know Tatyana: Tatyana buffs a random slot with her Faithful Friend ability. Use her specializations to increase the number of slots affected.

  • Adventure Variant 3: Tanks a Lot! — Every 5 seconds, each Champion takes damage which increases the further you get in the adventure.
    Complete Area 175.
  • Getting to know Tatyana: Tanks like Tatyana often protect your Champions by granting additional health. Include them to offset the constant damage!


New DLC

Dungeons & Dragons Shadowfell Tatyana

Also launching with Tatyana is the Shadowfell Tatyana Theme Pack! This pack includes an unlock for Tatyana, the new Shadowfell Tatyana Skin, the Twinkle, the Faerie Dragon familiar, Tatyana's Epic Entertainer Feat, which increases Tatyana's Charisma Score by +2, 1 Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter, and 16 Gold Tatyana Chests with 2 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Cards.

For information on previous years' variants, check out the Festival of Fools 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!
February 23rd
Idle Champions: Fleetswake 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

You've been recruited by a merchant guild in Waterdeep to look into a number of mysterious missing ships over the past year. The Fair Seas Festival is a good time to look into this as people are quite open about the dangers of the sea, the fury of Umberlee, and so forth.

Many people blame Umberlee for the missing ships, but the merchant guild isn't so sure...

Fleetswake 5 introduces Desmond, the lyncathropic lone wolf human Ranger played by Deejay Knight on The Black Dice Society. Fleetswake also brings back Orisha, an Aasimar Cleric and Bard and Sisaspia, a Yuan-Ti Pureblood Circle of Spores Druid. Players have until Monday, March 7th at 12 PM Pacific to complete their Fleetswake 5 unlocks and objectives.

I. Desmond

Dungeons & Dragons Desmond Key Art

    While on the hunt for food as a teenager, Desmond was inflicted with the curse of lycanthropy. After a lot of work and time, he's accepted his new lycanthropic nature and now savors any opportunity to unleash the beast inside if the situation arises. Since his companions travel the dark lands of Ravenloft, there are plenty of occasions to transform!


Desmond is a Support Champion whose noble heart and fearsome bite can aid his allies through even the darkest of adventures. When you want to add him to your formation you can swap him with Jarlaxle in slot 4.

II. Desmond's Stats

Race: Human Alignment: Chaotic Good
Class: Ranger Gender: Male Pronouns: He/Him
Age: 33
Affiliation: Black Dice Society

STR: 16 DEX: 15 CON: 11
INT: 11 WIS: 12 CHA: 13

Role: Support
Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Zariel
Slot: 4 (Jarlaxle)


Dungeons & Dragons Desmond

III. Desmond's Design

The Black Dice Society tells the dark tale of six souls struggling to survive their journeys through the horrific lands of Ravenloft. When he's not giving an outstanding portrayal of a fearsome ranger, Deejay Knight prefers happier moods as a variety streamer focusing on big laughs and positivity both on stream and in his community!

Desmond's lycanthropic transformation may make him incredibly deadly, but he's a Support Champion whose primary goal is to assist his pack. That's why his Noble Heart will always be focused on increasing the damage of adjacent Champions, and when Running With The Pack he'll further increase that bonus for Lycanthropes, Druids, and other Black Dice Society Champions. As the moon waxes and wanes, so does Desmond's power and ability to buff his companions. Should any of his companions fall, Desmond will increase all Champion damage to make up for their fallen comrade.

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

Year Five Variants


  • Adventure Variant 1: Full Moon Madness — Desmond takes up a slot in the formation, he can't be moved or removed from the formation. In Non-Boss areas, each wave creates extra sailors. They do not drop gold, or count towards quest progress.
    Complete Area 75.
  • Getting to know Desmond: Desmond's attack speed speeds up during the full moon can help you cut through hordes of enemies. Use his specialization to make the most of this!

  • Adventure Variant 2: New Moon Nemesis — Desmond takes up a slot in the formation, he can't be moved or removed from the formation. In Non-Boss areas, each wave spawns one additional Armored Crab with 5 armored HP. It does not drop gold or count towards quest progress. Every time a crab spawns, a random Champion is stunned for 10 seconds.
    Complete Area 125.
  • Getting to know Desmond: Desmond's damage boost during the new moon can help you get through heavily armored foes. Use his specialization to make the most of this!

  • Adventure Variant 3: Strength to Persevere — Only Champions with a STR of 16 or higher may be used. A werewolf starts in the formation. An additional werewolf joins the formation every 50 areas.
    Complete Area 175.
  • Getting to know Desmond: Desmond increases the damage of the formation when slots are filled with escorts (or dead Champions). Use him to reduce the sting of missing formation slots!


New DLC

Dungeons & Dragons Shadowfell Desmond

Also launching with Desmond is the Shadowfell Desmond Theme Pack! This pack includes an unlock for Desmond, the new Shadowfell Desmond Skin, the Frost, the wolf cub familiar, Desmond's Epic The Raven's Call Feat, which increases Noble Heart by 80%, 1 Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter, and 16 Gold Desmond Chests with 2 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Cards.

For information on previous years' variants, check out the Fleetswake 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!
February 16th
Idle Champions: Feb 16 2022 Adventure Variants 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Celebrate the launch of Idle Champions Presents: Court of the Raven Queen with a new set of adventure variants for our active campaigns! Experience these new variants with links to Orcus, the Raven Queen, the Shadowfell, and the Raven Queen’s Shadar-Kai minions.

Adventure Variants

This week's update brings 10 new adventure variants for our 5 active campaigns! Enjoy!

Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Variants

Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Adventure Variants

  • Backtracking through Barovia: Shadowfell Stalwarts
  • Revisit highlights of Barovia while fighting an incursion of shadar-kai.
    • Each wave spawns shadar-kai warriors. They don't drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
    • Each boss area spawns 1 Shadar-Kai Soul Monger. When the Soul Monger hits a Champion with a melee attack, that Champion is defeated. You must defeat this additional boss to advance.
    • Complete area 325.

  • Excavating History: Birds of a Feather
  • Enter Castle Ravenloft with escorts from the Raven Queen.
    • A raven joins the formation.
    • When a Champion is knocked out, they don’t recover until after defeating a new boss area.
    • Complete area 325.


Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Variants

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Adventure Variants

  • Fugitives: Twilight Twist
  • Chase the Nimblewright through the streets of Waterdeep with the Raven Queen’s minions.
    • Two Shadar-Kai warriors take up slots in the formation. Champions next to the Shadar-Kai are so filled with existential angst that their base attack cooldown speed is doubled.
    • Orcus has sent his minions to slow you down, Relentless Ghouls appear with every wave.
    • When they are killed, Relentless Ghouls don't disappear. Instead, after 5 seconds, they get back up and start attacking again. They do not drop gold or count towards quest progress.
    • Complete area 275.

  • Hopelessly Lost: Servants of the Demon Prince
  • Lost in the Undermountain, it's time to find your way home under assault by Orcus’s minions.
    • In Non-Boss levels, each wave has an extra 1-3 random undead. They do not drop gold, or count towards quest progress.
    • In Boss levels, an additional boss spawns. You must defeat this additional boss to advance.
    • Only Champions with INT of 14 or higher may be used.
    • Complete area 300.


Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Baldur's Gate Descent into Avernus Variants

Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus Adventure Variants

  • The Sibriex: A Neutral Party
  • Follow Bel's instructions and find the Sibriex with cawing companions.
    • Two Ravens take up slots in the formation.
    • Only Champions that are part or totally neutral (NG, LN, N, CN, and NE) may be used.
    • Complete area 550.

  • Wrecked Flying Fortress: Rickety Rubble
  • Explore the flying fortress while trying to stay on your feet.
    • Two Rolling Rocks fill two random formation slots. The rocks move to new formation slots after every 50 areas.
    • Only Champions with a DEX of 14 or higher may be used.
    • Complete area 575.

Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden

Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Adventure Variants

  • Ending the Rime Part 1: Shady Sidekicks - Part 1
  • Head off in the nautiloid with a pair of sneaky Shadar-Kai.
    • Two Shadar-Kai warriors join the formation.
    • Only Champions with a WIS of 15 or higher may be used.
    • Complete area 500.

  • Ending the Rime Part 2: Shady Sidekicks - Part 2
  • Continue to hunt for The Codicil of White with the Raven Queen’s minions in tow.
    • Two Shadar-Kai warriors join the formation.
    • Only Champions with a WIS of 15 or higher may be used.
    • Bosses (including all 3 forms of Auril) deal 200% additional damage.
    • Complete area 525.

    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Wild Beyond the Witchlight Variants

    Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventure Variants

    • The Prince of a Thousand Enemies: The Birds
    • Head further into Hither, under assault from the sky.
      • Ravens appear at the start of every non-boss area. They do not drop gold, or count towards quest progress.
      • Only Champions with Melee or Ranged base attacks can be used.
      • Complete area 450.

    • Downfall: Second Third Out
    • Learn the lay of the land in Downfall without another third of your Champions.
      • Only Champions in slots 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 12 may be used.
      • Two Ravens take up slots in the formation.
      • Complete area 500.


    See the in-game Change Log for more information!
February 4th
Idle Champions: Disco the Baby Moonstone Dragon 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Canadian Cancer Society and Brian Gray to create a unique familiar! Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds from all sales of the Disco the Baby Moonstone Dragon Familiar Pack through February 22nd, 2022, to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Dungeons & Dragons Disco the Moonstone Dragon

The Canadian Cancer Society funds groundbreaking cancer research, offers support services to help people better manage life with cancer, find community and connection, and builds wellness and resilience shaping health policies to prevent cancer and support those living with the disease.

Familiars are NPCs that players can assign to specific tasks, such as clicking enemies, leveling up Champions, or using ultimate abilities. Familiars will click at different rates depending on the task they are assigned to. For more information, see our check out our How To Play Idle Champions video!



The Disco the Baby Moonstone Dragon Familiar will be available on February 9th in the in-game shop on all platforms. Net proceeds from all Disco the Baby Moonstone Dragon Familiar sales through February 22nd, 2022 will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

We are also thrilled to announce a charity Dungeons & Dragons one-shot charity game Moondance! Moondance will air on Wednesday, February 9th from 3-5PM on the CNEGames Twitch Channel.

Dungeons & Dragons Disco the Moonstone Dragon Charity Stream Moondance

Hosted by our very own Lauren Urban as Dungeon Master, Moondance stars Disco creator Brian Gray, as well as CNE staff Vee Mus'e, Alexis, and Jay. Tune in at 3PM Wednesday, February 9th from 3-5PM on the CNEGames Twitch Channel.
January 12th
Idle Champions: Midwinter 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Deadwinter Day has arrived once again in Longsaddle. While most citizens keep warm in their homes and exchange gifts to celebrate the midpoint of winter with friends and family, the Champions have been hired by the infamous Harpells to patrol the outskirts of town...

Midwinter 5 introduces Rust on the Habour, hydrophobic Tabaxi rogue and sometimes member of the Oxventure Guild. Midwinter also brings back Talin Uran, a Combat Wheelchair-using Tiefling Rogue, a Combat Wheelchair-using Tiefling Rogu, and Môrgæn, the High Elf Ranger (Hunter) played by Morgan Webb also on Acquisitions Incorporated. Players have until Monday, January 24th at 12 PM Pacific to complete their Midwinter 5 unlocks and objectives.

I. Rust on the Harbour

Dungeons & Dragons Rust Key Art
    Rust on the Harbour is a former pirate who gave up a life at sea because it was far too wet. His deadly skills are in contrast to his sweet nature and short attention span, and he enjoys seeing others succeed even if they are supposed to be antagonists. Now trying life as an adventurer on land, he'll lend his roguish skills to anyone who can give him that which his heart desires most: one gold piece.


Rust is a Support and Gold Find Champion whose excitement to find coin helps the rest of the formation increase their gold find. When you want to add him to your formation you can swap him with Jamilah (Slot 11).

II. Rust's Stats

Race: Tabaxi Alignment: Neutral
Class: Rogue Gender: Male Pronouns: He/Him
Age: 23

STR: 12 DEX: 18 CON: 15
INT: 11 WIS: 12 CHA: 14

Role: Support, Gold Find
Eligible for Patrons: Vajra, Zariel
Slot: 11 (Jamilah)


Dungeons & Dragons Rust

III. Rust's Design

We are fortunate to get to work with a huge variety of live-play D&D series, but it's a rare treat to be able to include the Dungeon Master as one of the Content Creators who bring a Champion to our game. So we're very happy that our third Champion from the Oxventure crew from Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra comes from DM Johnny Chiodini! They created Rust as their character for a Saltmarsh campaign, and brought the supportive tabaxi in as an NPC for Oxventure to enjoy.

Rust does his best to help his allies be more deadly on the battlefield, but his main focus is cashing in on all the coin he can collect! He's always on the hunt for One Gold Piece, which he will happily grab from the field when dropped by a defeated enemy. As long as he holds a precious coin in his claws, he buffs the damage bonus to Highest Bidder and the gold find bonus for Rust For Hire. Plus the more Oxventurers Guild Champions there are in the formation, the more likely he'll find a shiny gold piece while saying Hello, Friends!

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

Year Five Variants


  • Adventure Variant 1: Gold Devourer — Rust begins in the formation. He can't be moved or removed from the formation. The Devourer appears as a secondary boss on area 25. It must be defeated in order to advance. Gold Find is reduced by 99%. Gold Find is increased by 200% per Champion in formation with the Gold Find Tag.
    Getting to know Rust: Rust increases your damage based on your total gold find. Use gold find buffing Champions in your formation to boost his support abilities!
    Complete Area 75.

  • Adventure Variant 2: Deadwinter Drama — Only Champions with CON of 14 or higher can be used. In every area, frozen skeleton archers that attack a random Champion from a ranged distance appear. These enemies do not drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress. If any undead enemy attacks a Champion, that Champion is stunned for 1 second.
    Complete Area 125.

  • Adventure Variant 3: Heads or Tails — Rust begins in the formation (slot 6) with his One Gold PIece ability unlocked. He can't be moved or removed from the formation. When Rust is not holding his shiny gold piece, adjacent champions damage is disabled. When Rust is holding his shiny gold piece, non-adjacent champion damage is disabled.
    Complete Area 175.


For information on previous years' variants, check out the Midwinter 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!