August 26th, 2016
New Objectives & Weekend Buff! 

Summer is a lazy time of year where you get to slow down, reconnect with old friends and chill out. It's in that spirit that we're getting you to reconnect with your old friends in Crusaders. Namely some campaigns you'd love to revisit.

This week we're introducing four new objectives. There are two new additions to Mischief at Mugwarts and two new additions in Ready Player Two, most of which are on the harder side to encourage you just to kick-back and enjoy the long days playing Crusaders.

New Objective: Invisibility Cloak. Monsters are invisible!


In Invisibility Cloak monsters are invisible and won't take passive DPS until they're revealed: either when they attack your formation, or when they're clicked directly.

In the objective Fantastic Beasts, a new bumbling wizard takes up a slot in your formation and wreaks havoc with his inept summoning. Random monsters with different abilities assail the Crusaders throughout their entire trek to area 650.

New Objective: Fantastic Beasts. Invulneracorn can't be killed.


Boy and girl polkaman trainers take up slots in the objective Polkamans Go! Each area has a random polkaman creature that has to be caught before the Crusaders can continue. The polkaman can only be collected by actively clicking so you'll need to keep an eye out for these tricky creatures.

New Objective: Polkaman can only be collected by actively clicking.


The final new objective, Acme Dark Souls is the most devious and arcane of all the new challenges. The greatest magic conjurers have come together wielding their mastery of the dark arts to create the ultimate in evil sorcery, a giant anvil. Every 10 seconds an anvil will drop from the sky and kill a random Crusader.

To celebrate the new objectives we're going to give five lucky Crusaders mellow midsummer buffs to complement their formation abilities and DPS until Monday, August 29 at 12 pm PDT.

Hermit, Princess, Phoenix, Nate and Alan all get a limited time buff applied automatically this weekend. The buffs are:

  • Hermit - Base DPS +400%
  • Princess - DPS All + 100%
  • Phoenix - Heart of the Phoenix +200%
  • Nate - Gold Find +100%
  • Alan - Blinding Light +200%
Weekend Buff Crusaders.

Also, check out the limited-time Midsummer Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Alan if you've unlocked him.)
August 19th, 2016
Weekend Buff! Natalie's Gold Medal  
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Looking for the Case of the Warrior in Japan blog post? Click here.

As the Summer Games and the Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage event draws to a close, Natalie is in search of a Gold Medal. To help her, we're buffing five Crusaders from today until Monday, August 22 at Noon PDT.

For the duration of the weekend, five Crusaders will be receiving massive buffs to their abilities.

Jim, Natalie, Sarah, Merci and Larry all get a limited time buff applied automatically this weekend. Plus, there's a unique chest featuring gear just for those five Crusaders!

  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party +200%
  • Natalie Dragon - Gold Find +100%
  • Sarah, the Collector - Self DPS +400%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - All DPS +100%
  • Larry the Leprechaun - Subtle Magics +200%




Also, check out the limited-time Gold Medal Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Larry if you've unlocked him.)

August 12th, 2016
The Case of the Warrior in Japan 

Sasha, the Fierce Warrior, recently arrived back at the office after a trip to Japan. However, her movements and whereabouts remain a mystery which piqued the interest of Detective Kaine. His naturally inquisitive personality coupled with the secret nature of Sasha's trip are too much for Kaine to resist.

Our resident sleuth has started a journal documenting his investigation into her journey. Specifically, he has discovered that two keywords relating to her trip will unlock a jeweled chest within Crusaders of the Lost Idols.

You can follow along with Kaine's investigation as he tries to crack The Case of the Warrior in Japan by signing-up to the Idol Times newsletter. Each email will contain more clues from his notebook, of which the first pages his notes are available below.

The Case of the Warrior in Japan


If you can solve the mystery, you can enter the code into the in-game shop to earn a free jeweled chest. Please note the code is only valid on PC/Web, but you can link your account to mobile using these instructions.

Good luck, Crusaders!
August 10th, 2016
New Event! Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage 

After a giant, surreal opening ceremony we are delighted to declare the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Summer Games open!

However, as usual with huge international events, nefarious ne'er-do-wells plot to disrupt the pageantry and sportsmanship. Despite his name, Dr. Evil escaped the surveillance programs put in place by the organizers. Now he has made off with the Summer Games Flashlight, the Duracell-powered symbol of sport (and convenient portable lighting when it gets dark).

The Crusaders have been hired to not only locate the aforementioned flashlight but also protect the event. That responsibility starts with the safe conduct of two new Crusaders.

New Crusader: Veronica, the Android Archer


Veronica, the Android Archer, certainly won't fail the doping tests, but something suggests she's going to have an unfair advantage in the archery competition. We can't quite put our finger on it. Whatever.

For the first objective, the heroes must escort her to area 100 as part of her training. Unfortunately for the Crusaders her Russian-purchased hardware is malfunctioning shooting sparks at the rest of the formation every 30-45 seconds reducing the global DPS by 50% for 15 seconds at a time.

At area 100 she'll return from the maintenance bay ready to aid the Crusaders. Her upgrades buff those around her with increasing damage based on the number of other robot Crusaders in your formation.

New Crusader: Bubba, the Swimming Orc


The second Crusader is Bubba, the Swimming Orc. With a name like that, it's no wonder Bubba didn't do so well at other disciplines like the equestrian trials and hockey.

Bubba is excellent at swimming. He's so good, in fact, he's earned himself a fervent following of fans who attack the Crusaders to get to him until they reach area 100.

Once recruited, Bubba uses his superior swimming ability at level 25 to buff the DPS of the Crusaders behind him by 25% for every adjacent Crusader. At level 100, Bubba will increase the Gold Find of every Crusader behind him not affected by his Synchronized Swimming ability by 10%.

New Objective: Press Junket


The remaining three objectives are Podium Finish, Press Junket, and Corrupt Officials. In Podium Finish three medals take up formation slots all the way to area 150. in Press Junket angry reporters demanding explanations for your lackluster performances attack the Crusaders. Block them all with 'no comment' and swift cuffs to the head. The final objective will see corrupt officials bribe random Crusaders to throw the race all the way to area 250 and reduce their DPS.

Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage Challenge


In the spirit of competition the world over right now, we have a special announcement. Three of our good friends on YouTube are going to be competing against each other to finish Dr. Evil's Summer of Sabotage event with the winner earning a free jeweled chest for each and every one of their subscribers.

Hailing from the United States is MrBayEasy. An idle gamer of Olympian ability, MrBayEasy has been playing Crusaders from way back in October last year. From Germany, Bensch is another giant of the idle games pantheon with more than 130 Crusaders videos under his belt on his channel. Last, but by no means least, we have Brothgar also hailing from the United States. Brothgar's idle game pedigree is uncontested with many years of playing both Crusaders and other games on his channel.

1st Prize: Free Jeweled Chest for Every Subscriber


As mentioned, the winner will earn a free jeweled chest for every one of their subscribers!. The rules are simple, the contender who finishes all five objectives in the event in the shortest time will be named the champion. Due to time zones and other commitments, we'll be recording each of their start and finish times as opposed to the launch of the event.

You can follow their progress by checking out their respective YouTube channels. We'll be sharing their videos on Facebook and Twitter plus hosting their live streams on the official Crusaders of the Lost Idols Twitch account.

We're excited and honored to be hosting such illustrious company and wish each competitor good luck. We'll announce the winner in the coming days.

The Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage event will run until August 22nd at Noon PDT.
August 5th, 2016
New Tasty Summer Talents! 

We know you've been waiting so we're excited to launch new Talents for both Tier One and Tier Three. Plus we have a new weekend celebration for you with buffs for five Crusaders AND a new Golden Epic with the purchase of the unique Tasty Chests.

As a reminder for our new players, or for those who have yet to discover Talents, these are unique additional features and powers that are available in exchange for Idols. As ever, the criteria to unlocking the tier talents is dependent on you beating a specific area. For Tier 3 talents you're going to need to beat area 600 in any campaign!

You won't lose any DPS or Gold gains when you exchange your Idols. You'll always keep your total DPS and Gold bonuses in keeping with the number of Idols you've earned since you started playing.

You can read more about the first Talents we launched last year here, the Tier 2 update here, and the Tier 3 update here. Without further ado, here are the details for the new Talents.

The two new Tier One Active and Passive talents are (available after reaching area 150 in any objective):

Speed Runner



Increase the odds of getting shorter duration missions by 10% per level (20 levels)

Every Last Cent



Gold missions award 5% more gold per level (20 levels)

The new Tier Three Active, and Utility talents are (available after reaching area 600 in any objective):

Extra Training



Increase the maximum Crusader level by 25 per level (40 levels)

Sniper



Clicking/tapping directly on a monster does 10% more damage per level (40 levels)

But wait, there's more! We're also launching a brand new weekend buff. For the duration of the weekend, five Crusaders will be receiving massive buffs to their abilities.

Emo Werewolf, Jason, Artaxes, Gold Panda and Pilot Pam will all get a limited time buff applied automatically this weekend. Plus, there are unique Tasty Jeweled Chests to get featuring gear just for those five Crusaders!

  • Emo Werewolf - +400% increase in DPS.
  • Jason, Master of Shadows - +100% increase for all Crusaders.
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar ability increased +200%.
  • Gold Panda - Increase all Gold found by +100%.
  • Pilot Pam - Focused Teamwork ability increased +200%.



Tasty Summer Talents Buff!