December 6th
COTLI: The Newfound Talent Update 

This skill! This innate competence! Could it be... Talent? Your Crusaders have awakened a bevy of new powers that will send monsters packing - and get you the Idols you crave.

Open up the Talent window to browse 8 all-new Talents, all affordably within the existing tiers. We've also made changes to a couple of existing talents, Speed Runner and Bonus Training. Check out the Change Log for more details!

New Talents

Super Clicks



Increases base Click damage by
200% per level.

Requirements:
  • Costs 50 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 150 in any Campaign.
  • Has 25 levels.


Task Mastery



Increases the Click damage of Taskmasters by 5% per level.

Requirements:
  • Costs 100 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 300 in any Campaign.
  • Has 20 levels.


Nurturing



Increases the number of Crusader levels that Taskmasters purchase with each click.

Requirements:
  • Costs 1000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed area 300 in any Campaign.
  • Has 20 levels.


Higher Magnification



Additively increases the effect of
Magnify by 5% per level.

Requirements:
  • Costs 2000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 600 in any Campaign.
  • Has 10 levels.


Speed Runner



UPDATED: Decreases the duration of missions by 2% per level.

Requirements:
  • Costs 1000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 600 in any Campaign.
  • Has 10 levels.


Synergy



Multiplicatively increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 3% per level for each other Crusader with whom they share at least one tag (excluding gender and event tags).

Requirements:
  • Costs 300 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 600 in any Campaign.
  • Has 15 levels.


Head Start



Provides 2500 event tokens at the beginning of every special event.

Requirements:
  • Costs 10000 Idols for the only level.
  • Must have completed Area 600 in any Campaign.


Golden Age



Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 1% per level of the Gold bonus provided by Crusaders.

Requirements:
  • Costs 7500 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 900 in any Campaign.
  • Has 50 levels.


Kilo Leveling



Multiplies the Crusaders' damage for every 1000 levels they have.

Requirements:
  • Costs 500,000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 900 in any Campaign.
  • Has 5 levels.


Bonus Training



UPDATED: Increases the max level of Crusaders by 25, starting from the first bench seat. Each level adds another seat, while increasing the max level of previous seats by a further 25.

Requirements:
  • Costs 225,000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 1500 in any Campaign.
  • Has 29 levels.


October 25th
COTLI: Emo's New Moon 4 

    It's close to midnight, and something Emo's lurking in the dark...
    Under full moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart!
Wait — this thriller-night has happened three times before! And it's back again tonight! Emo's New Moon has returned, bring ghosts and ghouls to the neighborhood schools where Crusaders fight for their lives from now until November 6th at noon Pacific!

Emo's New Moon 4 introduces Trixie the Treater, the latest Tier 4 Crusader, and brings back Viktor the Vampire, Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul, Fright-o-Tron 4000, Wendy the Witch, and Jack O'Lantern!

New Tier 4 Crusader: Trixie the Treater

Trixie the Treater is a Support/Gold Find Crusader who buffs the formation the more varied and different every Crusader in it is. When you unlock her, she swaps with The Exterminator and Gloria the Good Witch. Trixie also takes her trick-or-treating very seriously, which is great news for her fellow Crusaders because she brings home the Gold!

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Crusaders by completing their respective objectives. Viktor the Vampire, Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul, Fright-o-Tron 4000, Wendy the Witch, and Jack O'Lantern are all once again available to unlock!

New Tier 4 Objectives

  • Recruit Trixie the Treater | Trixie the Treater takes up a slot in your formation. She steals some of the quest items that drop. Crusaders in other columns deal no DPS. Reach area 600.

  • Carved Out | Three central formation slots are unavailable. Pumpkin seeds fall on random Crusaders, damaging them. Reach area 700.

  • Masquerade | For the purpose of Formation Abilities, Crusaders have no tags. Reach area 750.

  • Darkness Rising | Only undead, demon, and magic Crusaders may be used. Reach area 800.

  • Wait Up | DPS done to monsters is equal to the lowest DPS in your formation. This does not include click damage. Reach area 1000.

Introducing an All-New Event Mechanic!

That's right! We've added a new mechanic to events, to help you with Idol collection. For all the areas on an event objective or event free play that players complete, you can contribute to an additional bonus Idol buff that gives you more Idols on the event! The more areas completed by all players, the larger the buff!

We hope you'll enjoy it! And don't forget to check the in-game change log for what else is included in this update!

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Halloween Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Pacific to complete Emo's New Moon 4!
October 19th
COTLI: New Tier 3 11th Objectives & Missions! 

Greetings, Crusaders!

Today's update includes additional Tier 3 11th Objectives for Grimm's Idle Tales, Mischief at Mugwarts, and Ready Player Two, with rewards for each that are sure to help you push further than ever before. This update also includes additional Missions, allowing players to recruit and earn equipment for the remaining Tier 3 Event Crusaders!

You can find more information about the additional Tier 3 11th Objectives below. Are you excited!? We are!

Grimm's Idle Tales: Which is Witch?

Note: this objective requires that all T3 Grimm's Idle Tales objectives are complete in addition to the Ghostbeard's Greed T3 11th objective.
  • Wicked women and innocent ladies spawn at random.
  • Both can only be damaged by clicking.
  • Wicked women kill the front column of Crusaders upon reaching the formation.
  • Innocent ladies disappear harmlessly upon reaching the formation.
  • Killing an innocent lady spawns an invulnerable ghost which deals high damage.
  • Reach area 1400.
  • Reward: 10% extra rubies from objective completions. Also it's retroactive, so by completing the objective, you get bonus rubies based on how many objectives you've already done.

Mischief at Mugwarts: From the Ashes

Note: this objective requires that all T3 Mischief at Mugwarts objectives are complete in addition to the Grimm's Idle Tales T3 11th objective.
  • A sorcerer and a serpent take up slots in the formation, changing every 50 areas.
  • The serpent constantly deals damage to adjacent Crusaders, except Fire Phoenix.
  • The sorcerer disables the DPS of all Crusaders except Fire Phoenix.
  • Fire Phoenix's "Evil Eye" upgrade has been replaced with "Phoenix Tears" which heals her and adjacent Crusaders.
  • All other Crusaders' healing abilities are ineffective.
  • Reach area 1450.
  • Reward: Your maximum Sprint area is now doubled. Works even if you haven't maxed out the Sprint talent yet.

Ready Player Two: Bullet Hell

Note: this objective requires that all T3 Ready Player Two objectives are complete in addition to the Mischief at Mugwarts T3 11th objective.
  • Monsters can only be damaged by projectiles, explosions, and clicking.
  • Many monsters are replaced by ranged monsters.
  • Ranged monsters can't be damaged by clicking.
  • Some ranged monsters spawn grenades on death.
  • Grenades damage the front column of the formation for 50% of their max health.
  • Reach area 1500.
  • Reward: Maximum number cap raised to 1e600, up from 1e400.
May 23rd
COTLI: New Tier 5 Talents 

I hope you've been saving up lots of idols, because Tier 5 Talents just appeared! These new talents will cost you literally tens of billions of idols to cap out, and also unlock new and exciting formation possibilities.

Have fun!

Features:

  • Added Tier 5 Talents.

  • (PC) Talent tooltip names are now an exciting gold color.

Fixes:

  • Minor text fixes.

  • Level up buttons now update properly when a hero's max level increases.
April 9th
COTLI: New Tier 3 11th Objectives 

Today's update includes our first three Tier 3 11th Objectives! You must have completed all of each campaign's other Tier 3 Objectives, and the campaign's Tier 2 11th Objective, before you can attempt these incredibly-challenging new objectives. These first three objectives unlock special bonuses, including bonus idols in event free plays and a long-awaited increase to the e308 cap.

Since the e308 cap increase touches a lot of the game's code, if you notice anything out of the ordinary, please don't hesitate to report it — thanks!

World's Wake: Awaken the Dragon

Note: this objective requires that all T3 World's Wake objectives are complete in addition to the World's Wake T2 11th objectives.
  • A Knight takes up a slot in the formation.
  • A Dragon attacks the formation at random.
  • Each time the Dragon is killed, party DPS and Gold Find is permanently lowered by 5% (stacking multiplicatively).
  • Every 15 minutes, the Knight reduces the number of Dragon's debuff stacks by 10% (time warps count towards this time).
  • Reach area 1100
  • Reward: Unlock Bonus Idols in Event Free Plays

Descent Into Darkness: Corrupting Darkness

Note: this objective requires that all T3 Descent Into Darkness objectives are complete in addition to the Descent Into Darkness T2 11th objectives.
  • Every 15 seconds, a random Crusader is corrupted by the Darkness for 5 to 15 seconds.
  • All positive DPS effects from corrupted Crusaders become negative, and vice versa
  • Reach area 1200
  • Reward: Double Non-Bonus Idol Rewards

Ghostbeard's Greed: To Infinity and Beyond!

Note: this objective requires that all T3 Ghostbeard's Greed objectives are complete in addition to the Ghostbeard's Greed T2 11th objectives.
  • A rickety pirate rocket ship takes up a slot in the formation.
  • Every 200 kills the rocket blasts off, instantly killing all adjacent Crusaders.
  • The rocket moves around in the formation every 25 areas.
  • Reach area 1300
  • Reward: Maximum number cap raised to 1e400
March 16th
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Reaching New Heights 

The journey has been long and hard, but perhaps this weekend's buffs will take you to new heights! Push hard! Get those tier 3 objectives completed! You won't regret it!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PDT on Monday, March 19th.
  • Detective Kaine - All Gold Found +200%
  • Brogon, Prince of Dragons - Friends of Brogon ability +200%
  • The Bat Billionaire - All Crusader DPS +200%
  • Gloria, the Good Witch - Sparkle ability +200%
  • Saint Patroika - Divination ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Limitless Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
February 23rd
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Mischief Unmanaged 

Some new challenging objectives are available in the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign, and this buff might be just what you need to defeat them!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, February 26th.
  • The Washed Up Hermit - Base DPS +400%
  • Natalie Dragon - All Gold Found +200%
  • Mr. Boggins, the Substitute - The New Students ability +200%
  • Agent 79 - All Crusader DPS +200%
  • Frankie the Demon Crooner - Croon ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Mischief Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
January 9th
COTLI: Introducing Limited Time Challenges! 

Today we're finally ready to unveil a brand new feature in Crusaders of the Lost Idols: Limited Time Challenges!

Limited Time Challenges are customized objectives that you can attempt once a week, between Tuesday at noon and Thursday at noon PST. You'll be awarded Challenge Tokens depending on how far you get, and you can use those Tokens to buy special items in the brand new Challenge Store (coming soon). This week's Challenge has already begun, so get to it! Good luck!

You can check out the Challenge FAQ below for more information, or the Challenge FAQ on the Challenge dialog in-game.


What are Challenges?

Challenges are limited-time objectives which can be attempted once a week to earn Challenge Tokens. Each week, a random objective from a pool of specially designed Challenge objectives will be chosen to be that week's Challenge. The base set of Challenges restricts you to using certain types of Crusaders, however future Challenges will provide more variety.

What are Challenge Tokens?

Challenge Tokens are awarded for taking part in Challenges and are used in the Challenge Token Store to buy all sorts of goodies, such as Jeweled Chests and week-long buffs. More items will be added over time, providing an endless supply of fun rewards to work towards.

How are Challenge Tokens awarded?

Challenge Tokens are awarded when you reset in a Challenge and are based on the highest area you reach during that run. At any time during a Challenge, you can see the amount of tokens you would receive if you reset by looking at the notification on the right, or in the Challenges window, which is accessed from the same panel as Achievements and Statistics. You can reset whenever you'd like during a Challenge, but you can only do one Challenge per week, so you should get as far as you can before you reset!

When can I attempt Challenges?

Challenges run every week from Tuesday at noon to Thursday at noon (PST). A countdown to the next Challenge can be found on the Challenges window. You only get to try a Challenge objective once per week, so once you have started a Challenge, you will not be able to start one again until the next week's Challenge is available.

Will there be a new Objective every week?

You will never see the same Challenge Objective two weeks in a row, but the same Objective can be picked again on a later week. You can start the Objective again and earn tokens again even if you've already done it for a previous Challenge. Try to beat your old scores!

What happens if I run out of time?

If you have not yet started the Challenge, it simply disappears. If you are currently on the Challenge, you will be forced to reset the world. Any progress already made will be counted and you will receive Idols and tokens as normal.

This Challenge is too hard!

If you're not getting anywhere, just go do another Objective. There's always next week! If you've not yet unlocked a Crusader who can reset, you can abandon the challenge like you would normally abandon an objective. You can abandon Challenges without any penalty. You will receive Idols and Challenge Tokens as though you had reset normally, and the cooldown timer for abandoning will not be triggered.
December 29th, 2017
COTLI: Weekend Buff – New Year, New Buff 

Ring in the new year with this handy buff weekend! We'll see you in 2018!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, January 1st.
  • The Bush Whacker - Increases your Critical Click Chance by 6%
  • The Princess - Ignite, Char, Conflagrate, and Incinerate abilities +200%
  • Khouri, the Witch Doctor - Koffee Potion ability +200%
  • The Dark Helper - Production ability +200%
  • Robo-Rudolph - Robo Rally ability +200%



Check out these limited-time New Year's Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
December 15th, 2017
COTLI: Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 4 Objectives 

Today's update includes seven new Tier 4 Objectives in the Ghostbeard's Greed campaign! These objectives will really test your mettle and push you to your limits. In addition to the new objectives and weekend buff that everyone has come to know and love, we've also updated the Golden Epic item available with purchases of jewelled chests, and expanded our flash sales to include more potential Golden Epic loot. Enjoy!

Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 4 Objective Updates


PAARRRfection
  • Every 15 seconds in non-boss areas, a random Crusader is killed by a falling meteor
  • Reach Area 800

Ms. Fizzle's Field Trip
  • The kids reduce the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 50%. This effect stacks.
  • If any of the kids die, you fail the objective.
  • Reach Area 850

Guy's Night Out
  • Only the human male Crusaders are available
  • Reach Area 900

Beauties and the Beasts
  • Only female and non-human Crusaders are available
  • Reach Area 900

2,000 Levels For All
  • Crusader level costs increases super faster, but DPS remains the same
  • Get all Crusaders to level 2,000

X Marks the Spot
  • Gold Find bonus is reduced by 20% for each Crusader in the formation.
  • Reach Area 900

Cursed Treasure
  • All treasure chest monsters are cursed. While they're alive, and for a short period of time after they're killed, your gold find drops to 0.
  • Reach Area 950