October 5th
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 22nd
New Weekend Buff! Autumn's Inauguration! 

Summer is officially over. The nights are once again be longer than the days. Drown out your sorrows with this tasty buff!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday September 25th.

  • Willy the Weregoat - Reciprocation +200%
  • Dark Gryphon - All DPS +200%
  • Gold Panda - All Gold +100%
  • The Exchange Student - Class President ability +200%
  • Nate Dragon - All DPS + 200%



Also, check out the limited-time Inauguration Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above!

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Willy and The Exchange Student if you've unlocked them.)
September 15th
New Weekend Buff! The Schoolhouse Shuffle! 

You can dance if you want to. You can leave your friends behind. Use this weekend buff to get really far and you'll be a good friend of mine.

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday September 18th.

  • The Bush Whacker - Increase Critical Click Chance +6%
  • Karen the Cat Teenager - Center of the Universe +200%
  • Natalie Dragon - All Gold +200%
  • Prince Sal the Merman - Base DPS +400%
  • Mr. Boggins the Substitute - New Students +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Shuffling Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above!

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Karen and Mr. Boggins if you've unlocked them. You can purchase the Golden Epic for Mr. Boggins, even if you don't have him, and it will show up on him once you earn him.)
April 27th
Gardeners of the Galaxy 2017 

I am Broot. Plus, the giant galaxy destroying plant is back, so there's that. Nate and the gang require more help to defeat the interplanetary flora interloper. Two new Tier Two Crusaders need to be recruited during this updated event.

Gardeners of the Galaxy event runs from today through to May 9th at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Broot and Robbie the Raccoon to your roster.

Two new Tier Two Crusaders are also available to unlock once you've completed the Tier One objectives: Spaceking and Grandmora.

New Tier Two Crusader: Spaceking.

The first of the two new Tier 2 Crusaders is Spaceking who'd put Zapp Brannigan to shame with his lascivious behaviour and penchant for melodrama.

At level 150, his ability Kirkin' It Up increases his DPS +100% for every alien Crusader in the same formation.

At level 400, Spaceking unlocks Avenger which increases his DPS +100% for each dead Crusader in the formation.

New Tier Two Crusader: Grandmora.

Grandmora is the ageing grandmother of intergalactic being, Thermos. She's an expert in knitting warm, ugly clothes and her insistence on feeding the other Crusaders makes her an ideal support Crusader.

At level 50, Grandmora unlocks Still Suspicious, an ability that Buffs all Crusaders in the column in front of her by 200%, divided by the number of Crusaders in the column behind her.

Grandmora unlocks Untrusting at level 150, the ability buffs all Crusaders in the column behind her by 50%, multiplied by the number of Crusaders in the column in front of her.

After you've completed the first new Tier Two objectives for Spaceking and Grandmora, there are three galaxy-sized new Tier Two objectives to complete.

New Tier Two Objective: Out of Control.

In Out of Control, a rapidly growing plant starts in just one formation slot, but spreads to a new formation slot every 50 areas, eventually encompassing all formation slots until you beat area 400.

New Tier Two Objective: Raid.

In the objective, Raid, two clouds of toxic spray float around the formation, moving to a random adjacent slot every 10 seconds. The Crusaders in the affected slots have their DPS reduced to zero and formation abilities disabled.

New Tier Two Objective: Slow and Steady.

The final new Tier Two objective is Slow and Steady. Every time a monster is killed, every Crusader in your formation takes 5% of their max health as damage. They naturally heal 20% damage every 5 seconds all the way to area 500.

Equipment for both Tier 1 and 2 Crusaders can be found in Gardener's Jeweled Chests. However, gear for the Tier 2 Crusaders will only appear once you've unlocked the respective Crusader.

You'll have until May 9th at Noon PDT to complete the event.
January 26th
Carnage Cup 2017 

Put on your cleats, Crusaders! It's time for the Carnage Cup: the most violent, the most painful, and by far the most exciting hand-egg ball competition in the whole universe! Recruit all four of the Carnage Cup Crusaders, including two brand new ones, as you throw, run, and kick your way to victory.

The tailgate party is underway and now the game begins starting today and running through to February 7th at Noon PST. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Groklok and Drizzle to your roster.

Of course, as this is a 2017 update of the original event you can also collect two new Crusaders: Karl the Kicker and Cindy the Cheer-Orc.

New Tier Two Crusader: Karl the Kicker.

Karl the Kicker takes up the same slot as Natalie Dragon and has some cool abilities in his kit bag. At level 50 Split the Uprights divides your DPS evenly between the front-most and back-most enemies (if there's only one enemy, it will take full normal damage; if two, each takes 50% of total DPS).

At level 400, Karl unlocks Play Of The Game where the back-most enemy takes an additional 40% damage (multiplicative; so front-most takes 50% of total DPS, back-most takes 70% of total DPS)

New Tier Two Crusader: Cindy the Cheer-Orc.

Cindy the Cheer-Orc has some cool abilities hidden in her pom-poms. At level 50, she unlocks Top of the Pyramid which will buff other Crusaders' DPS up to 25% per slot based on how far away they are from Cindy. At level 400 her Practice Makes Perfect ability increases the effect of Top of the Pyramid based on the area you've reached by 10% (multiplicative) per 50 areas.

After you've completed the first new Tier Two objectives for Karl and Cindy, there are three more objectives to keep you busy.

New Tier Two Objective: Flag On The Play.

In Flag On The Play referees spawn as monsters, and when they die, they throw a flag on one of your Crusaders disabling their DPS and Formation Abilities for 30 seconds.

New Tier Two Objective: Stand By For This Important Word From Our Sponsor.

Stand By For This Important Word From Our Sponsor introduces TV sets interminably promoting various products you absolutely have to own. When a TV dies, you get a random positive or negative effect for a few seconds (e.g. reduced global DPS, reduced gold bonus, increased global DPS, or increased gold bonus).

New Tier Two Objective: Halftime Show.

The final new Tier Two objective is Halftime Show. A singer and several musical instruments take up space in your formation. The singer performs for 10 seconds every 10-20 seconds. Whenever the singer is singing, the deafening noise reduces your DPS by 99.99%. When she stops, your DPS returns at a rate of 5% per second.

Equipment for both Tier 1 and 2 Crusaders can be found in Carange Cup Silver and Jeweled Chests. However, gear for the Tier 2 Crusaders will only appear once you've unlocked the respective Crusader.

You'll have until February 7th at Noon PST to win the Championship and claim the Carnage Cup trophy. Go team!