February 8th
COTLI: Merci's Mix-Up 2018 

Merci the Mad Wizard has spent years looking for love, but this year will be different: Frankie the Demon Crooner is here to help! While Frankie serenades your Crusaders, you'll have plenty of time to take on the demon hordes and find Merci true love...

The Merci's Mix-Up 2018 event runs until Tuesday, February 20th at Noon PST. For more information, check out the How to Play /FAQ in-game!

New Tier 3 Crusader: Frankie the Demon Crooner

Frankie the Demon Crooner is a debonair singer like no other: when he sings nearby Crusaders are empowered, gaining a boost to their DPS, and the more quickly monsters are defeated the greater the buffs Frankie bestows – up to a limit.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders Rocky the Rockstar and Sally the Succubus by completing the respective Tier One objectives. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, Warwick the Warlock and Katie the Cupid, by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit Frankie the Demon Crooner | Frankie takes up a slot in the formation. His demonic singing disables the DPS of all Crusaders within 2 slots of him. He moves around the formation every 50 areas. Reach area 500.

  • Swoon | Only Frankie and female Crusaders may be used. Reach area 600.

  • Three's a Crowd | All Crusaders reduce the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 50%, stacking additively (aka more than 1 adjacent Crusader = 0 DPS). Reach area 650.

  • Lovesickness | Every area a random Crusader is affected (if possible) by Lovesickness, which disables their DPS and Formation Abilities. It lasts for 30 seconds and spreads to an adjacent Crusader of the opposite gender every 15 seconds (2 spreads per infection). Crusaders cannot be affected by Lovesickness for 2 minutes after it expires (either from spreading or from entering a new area). Lasts through area transitions. Reach area 700.

  • Matchmaker | Every 15 seconds one female and one male Crusader are randomly chosen from those in the formation. Those are the only Crusaders who do DPS for the next 15 seconds. (protip: can force one pick if you only have one male or one female in your formation). Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Valentines Silver and Jeweled Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for the Tier 2 and 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusader. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, February 20th at Noon PST to complete the Valentines event!
January 25th
COTLI: Carnage Cup 2018 

The ultimate sport returns — it's time for another Carnage Cup! Grab your gear and head out to the stadium for another annual tailgate party. Lets see where it all leads us this time...

The Carnage Cup 2018 event runs until Tuesday, February 6th at Noon PST. For more information, check out the How to Play /FAQ in-game!

New Tier 3 Crusader: Griz the Robo-Coach

Griz the Robo-Coach is an aging, grizzled, robotic coach, who motivates everyone in front of him based on how far from him they are. Griz is also very old and may be slightly falling apart...

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders Drizzle the Dark Elf and Groklok the Orc by completing the respective Tier One objectives. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, Cindy the Cheer-Orc and Karl the Kicker, by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit Griz the Robo-Coach | Griz takes up a slot in the formation and reduces the DPS of all Crusaders. The amount of the reduction is based on their distance away from Griz. Reach area 500 with his special coaching to recruit him.

  • The Professionals | Only the Bush Whacker, Nate Dragon, and Carnage Cup Crusaders (Groklok, Drizzle, Karl, Cindy, and Griz) can be used. Reach area 600.

  • Offside Play | The middle column is taken up by various Defenders. All Crusaders in front of them have their Formation Abilities disabled, and all Crusaders behind them have their DPS disabled. Reach area 650.

  • Hot Potato | Three footballs move between slots in the formation. Whoever is in a slot containing a football has their DPS and Formation abilities disabled. Reach area 700.

  • Tailgate Party | A pickup truck takes up the front few slots. When it's destroyed your formation is pushed back. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Carnage Cup Silver and Jeweled Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for the Tier 2 and 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusader. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, February 6th at Noon PST to complete Carnage Cup this season!
January 11th
COTLI: Princess' Pool Party 2018 

Sick of the snow? Complaining about the cold? Weary of winter? Well, it's time to hop aboard the Princess' private jet and take part in the Princess' Pool Party event!

The Princess' Pool Party 2018 event runs until Tuesday, January 23nd at Noon PST. For more information, check out the How to Play /FAQ in-game!

New Tier 3 Crusader: Shenna the Centaur

Shenna the Centaur is an all-new DPS Crusader whose damage increases based on the number of female, human, and animal tags are in the party. The ideal formations being all animal Crusaders non-adjacent and all human female Crusaders adjacent, depending on gear.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders Pilot Pam and Queen Siri by completing the respective Tier One objectives. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, Bernard the Bartender and Princess Val the Mermaid, by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit Shenna the Centaur | Shenna takes up a slot in the formation debuffs Crusaders in the following way: -25% global DPS (multiplicative) for each Human Crusader in the formation, -25% gold find (multiplicative) for each Animal Crusader in the formation, adjacent females have their DPS and Formation Abilities disabled. Reach area 500.

  • Buddies Only | Only female, human, and animal Crusaders are allowed. Reach area 600.

  • Party Crashers | A variety of sunburned and drunk party-goers attempt to crash your party, each with annoying abilities. Reach area 650.

  • Solar Eclipse | There's a solar eclipse happening in area 700! Every area it gets darker and darker as the moon slowly blocks out the sun. This effect reduce DPS, Gold Find, and Light Level as you progress. Reach area 700.

  • Limited Seating | Only seven Crusaders are allowed on the field at once. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Pool Party Silver and Jeweled Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for the Tier 2 and 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusader. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, January 23nd at Noon PST to complete Princess' Pool Party this season!
December 21st, 2017
COTLI: The Nate Before Christmas 2017 

Collect Candy Canes by killing monsters, then use them to play the new The Nate Before Christmas to unlock new Crusaders, equipment, and achievements!

The Nate Before Christmas event runs until Tuesday, January 2nd at Noon PST. For more information, check out the How to Play /FAQ in-game!

New Tier 3 Crusader: Xander, the Xmas Dragon

Xander, the Xmas Dragon is an all-new support Crusader whose own support abilities increase based on the number of FA buffs they are receiving — the more buffs they get, the bigger their buff!

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders RoboSanta and Frosty by completing the respective Tier One objectives. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, The Dark Helper and RoboRudolph, by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit Xander, the Xmas Dragon | Xander takes up a slot and rains presents from the sky. Unfortunately, these presents kill your Crusaders. Reach area 500.

  • A Supernatural Christmas | Only Dragon and Supernatural Crusaders can be used. Reach area 600.

  • Revenge of the Elves | A number of Evil Elves attack the formation, each with annoying abilities. Reach area 650.

  • The Christmas Beasts | Only Animal Crusaders can be used. Reach area 700.

  • Too Many Presents | A present takes up a slot. Every X levels, another slot is taken up, until there is no room at all for good little boys and girls. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Christmas Silver and Jeweled Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for the Tier 2 and 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusader. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, January 2nd at Noon PST to complete The Nate Before Christmas this season!
November 16th, 2017
COTLI: Kaine's Dinner of Doom 2017 

It's time for another tier 3 event, Crusaders! Kaine's Dinner of Doom is back with a vengeance, and this year you can unlock Chef Casey, a support Crusader with a randomized pot of tasty buffing stew! Also included are four other challenging new objectives, and all the other fun that tier 3 events updates bring! Enjoy!

Kaine's Dinner of Doom runs until Tuesday, November 28th at Noon PST. For more information, check out the How to Play /FAQ in-game!

New Tier 3 Crusader: Chef Casey

Chef Casey is a very enthusiastic chef....but don't ask her what her stew is really made of.

At level 50, you unlock her Stew ability, where Chef Casey will randomly add one of 2 veggies to her cauldron, Carrots which add Global DPS or Potatoes which add Gold find!

At level 300, you unlock her Carnivore upgrade, which adds a choice of 2 meats to Casey's Stew line-up.

At level 600, you can help Casey finish off her stew by buying the Spice it Up upgrade, which adds 2 spices to her ingredient line-up.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders Mama Kaine and RoboTurkey by completing the respective Tier One objectives. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, Paul the Pilgrim, and Petra the Pilgrim by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit Chef Casey | Chef Casey and her Stew Pot take up 2 slots. Bits of food pop out of her stew pot every 5 seconds and hit a random Crusader. That Crusader's DPS and FAs are disabled for 15 seconds. Reach area 500.

  • Get Stuffed | Food enemies attack the formation. When they are killed, a random Crusader eats them. Upon eating enough food, the Crusader becomes stuffed and has their DPS and FAs disabled. Changing areas clears all debuffs. Reach area 600.

  • Exclusive Dinner Club | Only the Bush Whacker, Thanksgiving Crusaders (RoboTurkey, Momma Kaine, Paul and Petra, and Chef Casey), and Nate Dragon can be used. Reach area 650.

  • I Like Pie | A pumpkin pie takes up a slot in the formation. Every 100 levels, another pie is added. Mmm... pie. Reach area 700.

  • Turkey Worship | A turkey takes up slot 9 in the formation and crusaders in the six slots around it rotate clockwise every 10 seconds. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Thanksgiving Silver and Jeweled Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for the Tier 2 and 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusader. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, November 28th at Noon PST to complete Kaine's Dinner of Doom this year!
October 26th, 2017
Updated Event: Emo's New Moon 2017 

Emo's New Moon, Year 3!

Today we unveil our second Tier 3 event: Emo's New Moon! This year's event update includes a very unique new Crusader, Viktor the Vampire, whose support abilities are based upon the tags of those around him. We hope you enjoy him, and the 4 other new objectives available this year!

Emo's New Moon runs until Tuesday, November 7th at noon PST. For more information, check out the How to Play / FAQ in-game!

New Tier 3 Crusader: Viktor the Vampire

Viktor the Vampire is a buffer that converts adjacent Crusaders into vampires, granting them supernatural abilities and additional effects.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't already collected them, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders Wendy the Witch and Jack O' Lantern by completing the respective 2015 objectives. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, Henry, The Scaredy-Ghoul, and Fright-o-tron 4000 and Development by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Four New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Bloody Mess | Every time a monster is killed, it leaves a blood puddle on the ground which slowly creeps towards the formation, dealing damage to the front-most Crusaders for 25% of their max hp. Reach area 600!

  • Witching Hour | Three witches on brooms take up three slots in your formation, debuffing the DPS of adjacent Crusaders. Every 100 areas they change positions. Reach area 650!

  • Infection | Every time you enter a non-boss area, one random Crusader in your formation gets an Infection, causing them to do no DPS and disabling their Formation Abilities. Every 6 seconds, the Infection spreads. Reach area 700!

  • Full Moon | Every 50 Areas the DPS of all Crusaders is reduced by 75% (multiplicative), except for Emo Werewolf, whose DPS is increased by 25% (multiplicative). Reach area 750!

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Halloween Jeweled Chests, which you can earn from objectives or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for the Tier 2 and 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusader. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, November 7th at Noon PST to complete Emo's New Moon this year!
October 5th, 2017
Updated Event! Carnival of Sorrows 2017  

The Carnival of Sorrows arrives in Crusaders of the Lost Idols once again, bringing twisted new objectives to complete and a new Crusader to unlock.

We are now entering our third year for Crusaders, and in order to celebrate the occasion this year’s Carnival of Sorrows is our first event featuring a Tier 3 Crusader to unlock and add to your roster.

That's on top of having the chance to add both the original Crusaders for new players to unlock as well as two Tier 2 Crusaders from last year!

New Tier 3 Crusader: Chiyome.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't already collected them, you can unlock Crusaders Pete, the Carney, and Mister, the Monkey by completing the first two Tier One objectives. Then you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, Mindy, the Mime and The Half-Blood Elf by completing the first two Tier Two objectives, once you've cleared the rest of the Tier 1 objectives, and if you have the Doing It Again Talent purchased.

Four New Objectives!


New Tier 3 Objective: Be A Man.


Be A Man | Only male Crusaders and Chiyome can be used until you beat area 650.

New Tier 3 Objective: Best In Show.


Best In Show | Prized Livestock attacks the formation, each with a different ability until you beat area 650.

New Tier 3 Objective: Fair Food.


Fair Food | Your Crusaders are hungry and unable to do any damage! Luckily, a food cart in the formation is here to help, feeding two Crusaders at random every 10 seconds, causing them to become sated enough to do DPS for 20 seconds.

New Tier 3 Objective: The Creepiest Carnival.


The Creepiest Carnival | Our final new objective is The Creepiest Carnival. A Creepy Clown has taken up a slot in the formation. Every 100 areas a new clown appears, until all the slots are gone by area 800.

Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Carnival Event Chests, which you can earn from objectives or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for the Tier 2 and 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusader. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until October 17th at Noon PDT to complete this dark and demonic event before the Carnival packs up for another year.
September 14th, 2017
Updated Event! Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge! 

We gotta go back, back, back to school again! But it's no high school musical. It's time for classes, homework and demons as we play through the Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge event, 2017 edition!

The teachers and students have fallen victim to possession once again, and it's up to you and your intrepid Crusaders to save the day. If you haven't recruited them yet, now is you chance to add Karen and Mr. Boggins to your roster!

Two new Tier 2 Crusaders, Willy the Weregoat and The Exchange Student will be available to recruit after you've completed all the Tier 1 objectives (you may need to wait for enough event currency to do that) and if you have the talent "Doing it Again" purchased.

The first new Crusader is Willy the Weregoat, who stamps his hooves into place as he swaps with the Princess. Don't let him near any paperwork, unless you don't want it anymore. He really likes the taste. But he'll play nice and buff your Crusaders!



New Crusader: Willy the Weregoat


At level 50, Willy the Weregoat unlocks Reciprocation, which buffs adjacent Crusaders DPS by 10% per formation ability affecting Willy. The bonus is additive.

At level 400, Willy unlocks Play Nicest, which buffs Reciprocation by 100%, which means you get a 20% bonus per buff.

The second new Tier 2 Crusader is The Exchange Student. As a new student, she's easy to free from the demonic influence and join your adventures, swapping with Thalia the Thunder King. She's shy but confident, which makes for an interesting combination.



New Crusader: The Exchange Student


Once recruited, The Exchange Student unlocks Lightning Drake at level 50, which allows you to use Storm Rider.

At level 150, The Exchange Student gets the upgrade Class President, which buffs the DPS of the Crusaders in the column behind her by 50% of your current Storm Rider buff.

Once you've recruited both Willy and The Exchange Student, there are three new side objectives to tackle in your quest.



New Objective: Class Garden

In Class Garden, Arnie has forgotten to water the cacti and now the dehydrated plants want revenge. For every 10 you kill, a raging cactus will spawn to avenge his fallen comrades, and you'll have to fight them off until you beat area 400.



New Objective: Class Pets

In Class Pets, you need to escort the class hamster, turtle and snake to area 450, while they take up spots in your formation and change positions every 50 areas.



New Objective: Class Dismissed

In Class Dismissed, school is out and so are your Crusaders. Every 50 areas an entire bench slot gets dismissed and is no longer available to use, as you head to area 500 in this objective.

Equipment for all the Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Educational chests, but tier 2 Crusaders gear will only be unlocked once you've recruited them.

You'll have until September 26th at Noon PDT to complete the event.
August 24th, 2017
Updated Event! Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage 

The Crusaders of the Lost Idols Summer Games were so popular we've decided to hold them again this year... and every year. Unfortunately, that means Dr Evil gets a chance to sabotage the event every year too!

Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage event runs from today through to September 5th at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Veronica and Bubba to your roster.

Two new Tier 2 Crusaders, The Goldhound and Milgrid, the Mining Mage, will be available to recruit after you've completed all the Tier 1 objectives and if you have the talent "Doing it Again" purchased.

New Crusader: The Goldhound.


At level 100, The Goldhound unlocks Gold Nose gives you +10% Gold Find for each monster killed, up to a cap of 200%. Plus he has gear to augment it!

At level 400, The Goldhound unlocks Tail Wag gives you +100% Gold Find for the first 15 seconds in each area.

The second new Tier 2 Crusader is Milgrid, the Mining Mage.

New Crusader: Milgrid, the Mining Mage.


Once recruited, Milgrid unlocks We've Got To Go Deeper at level 100, which will increase your DPS for all Crusaders +25% for every 50 areas you've completed.

At level 400, her ability Deepest Mining will give We've Got To Go Deeper a 100% boost!

Once you've recruited both The Goldhound and Milgrid, there are three new side objectives to tackle in your quest.

New Objective: The Great Heist.

In The Great Heist, two of Dr. Evil's masked robbers join your formation and nab quest item drops for themselves until you beat area 400.

New Objective: Gold Medal In Evil.

In the objective Gold Medal In Evil, Dr. Evil slowly replaces your formation with not-very-convincing clones of your Crusaders, each of which take up a slot and causes your global DPS to drop by 50% multiplicatively. A new clone appears in your formation every 50 areas.

New Objective: Dr. Evil Unleashed.

The final new objective is Dr. Evil Unleashed. A super powerful Dr. Evil robot spawns randomly. It attacks via a ranged laser cannon. It heals itself and all monsters and takes reduced damage.

Equipment for all the Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Games chests.

Once again, you'll have until September 5th at Noon PDT to complete the event.
August 3rd, 2017
Updated Event! Littlefoot's Big Adventure 

Now that the sun is out in full force, the Great Outdoors is calling you for your annual Crusaders camping trip. Grab the old bivouac, tent, or yurt and get out there and enjoy that fresh air.

Last year we introduced you to Ranger Rayna and Littlefoot. This time you've introduced us to the new Tier 2 Crusaders! Well, you the community have named them after answering the call to help celebrate our second anniversary! The winning names are: Beary McBearFace and Penny the Park Planner.

The Littlefoot's Big Adventure event runs from today through to August 15th at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Ranger Rayna and Littlefoot to your roster.

The two new Tier 2 Crusaders, Beary and Penny, will be available to recruit after you've completed all the Tier 1 objectives and if you have the talent "Doing it Again" purchased.

New Crusader: Beary McBearFace.


At level 150, Beary unlocks Controlled Burn which lights a random monster on fire every 2.5 seconds. The monster stays on fire until it dies, taking 20% more damage from all sources.

At level 300, Beary unlocks Stomp Out Campfire which increases his DPS addtively +100% for each enemy on fire from Controlled Burn.

The second new Tier 2 Crusader is Penny the Park Planner.

New Crusader: Penny the Park Planner.


Once recruited, Penny unlocks Trash Pickup at level 100 where you'll automatically pick up gold and quest items after they've been lying on the ground for five seconds. Good news, the timer gets decreased with her gear!

At level 300, her ability Troupe Trooper gives all the Crusaders in the same column as Penny a +50% DPS boost.


Once you've recruited both Beary and Penny, there are three new side objectives to tackle in your quest.

New Objective: Firefighters.

In Firefighters, A random number of fire enemies spawn. They have a lot of health and do not drop gold.

New Objective: Primal Rage.

In the objective Primal Rage, only Crusaders with the DPS tag can be used to craft your formation and conquer the forest.

New Objective: Burnt Out.

The final new objective is Burnt Out. XP is replaced with 'Exhaustion.' A point of Exhaustion is earned once an hour and each point reduces hero damage by 95%. Clear the objective before your Crusaders become too tired to continue.

Equipment for all the Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Bigfoot chests.

Once again, you'll have until August 15th at Noon PDT to complete the event. Happy camping!