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October 28th, 2021
COTLI: Emo's New Moon Tier 7 

    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 six times before! And it's back again tonight! Emo's New Moon has returned, bringing ghosts and ghouls to the neighborhood schools where Crusaders fight for their lives from now until November 9th at noon Pacific!

Emo's New Moon 7 introduces Xochitl, La Llorona the latest Tier 7 Crusader and brings back Crooked Crow, The Evanescent, Trixie the Treater, Viktor the Vampire, Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul, Fright-o-Tron 4000, Wendy the Witch, and Jack O'Lantern!

New Tier 7 Crusader: Xochitl, La Llorona

Tags: Event, Female, Demon, Supernatural, Support, Gold, Evil


Rayna, Snickette and Morrigan were off hiking in a forest they'd found on the edge of a desert, exploring the interesting foliage and chatting away. The sun, still visible through the canopy, bathed the trees in a warm glow.

As they ventured further down the path, Rayna started getting an eerie feeling and glanced around, but all she noted was that the light seemed a little less bright. She watched as Snickette and Morrigan ran forward to investigate a stream that ran alongside the path and her feeling of wrongness grew stronger.

Right before Rayna's eyes, Snickette was suddenly dragged under the water. Morrigan tried to grab her friend's feet but Snickette was already gone. Rayna raced up to the water and pulled Morrigan behind her, readying a Fire Storm charge, which she directed at the spot where she could still see Snickette's cloak.

Nothing immediately happened. 5 heartbeats...10 heartbeats….20 heartbeats, and then the water erupted, revealing a ghostly figure.

"Give me the other child," it rasped. Rayna and Morrigan exchanged puzzled looks. The ghost pointed at Morrigan.

"Oi, I ain't no child ghostie," Morrigan said. "I'm a leprechaun, thank ye very much. And so's my friend you got there. Give her back!"

"I'm not a ghost, I'm Xochitl, La Llorona!" the ghost announced. Rayna and Morrigan looked at her blankly. The ghost hissed and tears started flowing down her cheeks. "Surely you must have heard of me?"

"Sorry dearie, but we've been lots of places and can't learn the myths of all of 'em," Morrigan replied. "Now, give back my friend!" Rayna readied another Fire Storm charge and gestured toward the ghost.

The ghost clenched her fists and the river splashed around her, but then she let out a sigh. With a flick of her wrist, a drenched Snickette was thrown from the river and started choking out water on the bank. "Fine, have her back. Just no more fire." She started to drift back down into the water.

Sucking in a breath of air, Snickette gasped "Treasure!" and Xochitl paused. More coughs racked her small frame, but Snickette managed to say, "the ghost had a lot of treasure down there."

Xochitl raised an eyebrow. "Those trinkets? They just happen to collect around me."

The three crusaders exchanged looks. Treasure was always handy. "Say, how about you come with us for a little while?" Rayna asked as she dismissed her Fire Storm. "I think you might have some fun."

Xochitl looked at the river and the tranquil forest. It had been getting a bit quiet lately, as the rumours had started to spread. "I'm in."


Xochitl, La Llorona is a Support and Gold Crusader. When you want to add her to your formation, you can find her in slot 24.

New Tier 7 Objectives

  • Recruit Xochitl, La Llorona | Xochitl, La Llorona takes up a slot in the formation. Wendy the Witch and Jack O'Lantern start in the formation, and can't be removed. Only Wendy can do DPS. Xochitl, La Llorona damages all Crusaders in formation by 10% of their max health every second. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Beat area 650.

  • Ghost Story | Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul and Fright-o-Tron 4000 start in the formation, and can't be removed. Aside from locked-in crusaders, only Demon, Evil or Magical Crusaders can be used. Three old ladies occupy slots in the formation, telling ghost stories. They shift positions every 100 areas. Ghostbeard is curious if he stars in any of the stories and spawns randomly, scaring the old ladies and causing them to disable the DPS of adjacent Crusaders for 10 seconds. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 750.

  • Malignant | Viktor the Vampire and Trixie the Treater start in the formation, and can't be removed. Aside from locked-in crusaders, only Demon, Evil or Magical Crusaders can be used. The play area randomly goes pitch black, and a random effect occurs before light returns. A camera monster spawns to take your picture to commemorate the moment. While the camera is alive, your gold find is reduced to 0. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 800.

  • Hex | The Evanescent starts in the formation, and can't be removed. Aside from the locked-in crusader, only Demon, Evil or Magical Crusaders can be used. The formation has been changed. A witch occupies a slot in the formation. If you take longer than 20 seconds to clear the area, she wakes up and wipes your formation. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 850.

  • Tooth Fairy | Crooked Crow starts in the formation, and can't be removed. Aside from the locked-in crusader, only Demon, Evil or Magical Crusaders can be used. One lucky kid occupies a slot in the formation. The evil witch spawns randomly and scares the kid, causing the upgrades and formation abilities of adjacent Crusaders to be disabled for 10 seconds. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 900.

More info

You'll have until Tuesday, November 9th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Emo's New Moon 7!

For more info on previous Emo's New Moon Crusaders and objectives check out the Emo's New Moon 6 blog post.

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, Tier 4, Tier 5, Tier 6, and Tier 7 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 when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.

October 15th, 2021
Idle Champion Spotlight: Brig Hellclaw 
Posted in Idle Champions.

This former roadie is an accomplished bard who is happy to support the band, but when necessary he'll get up close and personal to smash his guitar into anyone who'd crash a performance!

Brig Hellclaw is a human bard/rogue who was chasing an almiraj one day when he encountered the Sirens of the Realms. Now he's a full member of the group, and while he's normally an easy going support kind of guy he's always ready to get down to business when the band needs something done. He joins the Champions next week during Liar's Night!

I. Brig Hellclaw

Dungeons & Dragons Brig Hellclaw

    Harbinger of mayhem and music, Brig Hellclaw causes mischief anywhere he goes. As a member of The Sirens of the Realms, he's always on the lookout for the next place to perform. He prefers singing over combat, but when fighting is inevitable, he's all in! Together with his Almiraj pet Spikey, when Brig's on the loose you never know what to expect! His trusty wand of wonder could bring a curse or a boon, but it's all in another day's work for Brig!


A Rogue, a Bard and a Support Champion, Brig is best right in the thick of it, surrounded by allies fighting enemies. When you want to add him to your formation, you can swap him with Nayeli (Slot 3)

II. Brig’s Stats

Race: Human Alignment: Chaotic Good
Gender: Male Pronouns: He/Him
Class: Rogue/Bard Age: 38

STR: 14 DEX: 16 CON: 12
INT: 12 WIS: 13 CHA: 16

Role: Suppport
Eligible for Patrons: Mirt & Zariel
Slot: 3 (Nayeli)


Dungeons & Dragons Brig

III. Brig's Design


It's been amazing to work with Jason Charles Miller on Bardic Inspiration, who has more than two decades of professional experience in music and voice acting. He has received two Gold Record Awards, one for his Godhead song “Penetrate” featured in Queen of the Damned, and another for “The End Has Come” featured in The Punisher movie. You can hear his brilliant composing skills and dulcet tones on Bardic Inspiration Vol 1, available for free to listen to in the in-game jukebox as well as purchase and download on Steam and Epic! And now to add his character as a Champion in our game has been especially wonderful!

Brig is the perfect addition to any bardic performance, buffing everyone in the formation with his Hype and playing a Rallying Chord to keep the energy high. While he's an amazing back up singer, when he has a chance to Solo you know he'll bring the house down!

IV. Brig's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • War Lute — Brig leaps out and smashes a random enemy with his metallic guitar.

Formation Abilities

  • Hype — Brig increases the damage of everyone in the formation by 100%. This value is increased based on his Hype stacks. For each Hype stack, the buff is increased by 10%, stacking additively and then applying multiplicatively.
  • Rallying Chord — Brig's Hype is increased by 5 while at least one enemy has been defeated in the past 10 seconds. If no enemy has been defeated in the last 20 seconds, Brig gains 1 Hype each time a unique Champion attacks, up to a maximum of 10 Hype.
  • Inspired Bard — Brig's Hype is increased by 1 for each adjacent Champion. It increases by an additional stack for each adjacent Champion whose listed attack damage is higher than his.
  • Critical Moment — Brig's Hype is increased by 1 for every 5 enemies on the screen, rounded up (i.e. 1-5 enemies = 1 stack, 6-10 enemies = 2 stacks, 96-100 enemies = 20 stacks, etc.). It is increased by an additional 10 whenever a boss enemy is on the screen.
  • Volume Up — Increase the damage bonus of Hype based on the highest number of Hype stacks that Brig has ever had at once. The increase is 5% per Hype stack, stacking multiplicatively before applying.

Specializations

  • "Back"-Up Singer — Brig gains 2 Hype stacks for each Champion in front of him in the formation.
  • Cream of the Crop — Brig gains 2 Hype stacks for each Champion in the formation whose listed attack damage is lower than himself.

Ultimate Ability

  • Solo — Brig performs a killer solo, with flashing lights and musical notes flying everywhere, damaging and pushing enemies back with massive sound power. For the next 30 seconds, Brig's Hype stacks are increased by 11.

V. Brig's Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Global DPS
Slot 3: Hype
Slot 4: Volume Up
Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

We’re thrilled to have another Siren in our Champion roster and can’t wait to see Brig rocking his way into your formation! 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!

October 13th, 2021
Idle Champions: Icewind Dale, Part 9 
Posted in Idle Champions.

In order to reach and destroy the Ythryn Mythallar, we need to complete an ancient ritual whose steps are hidden throughout the city. With the help of our allies we've discovered the first three steps, but there are more towers to dig through and more steps to find. We don't have much time to unlock the secrets of this Netherese Necropolis and restore Icewind Dale, but our Champions are up to the task!

Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Icewind Dale Adventures, The Rite of the Arcane Octad and The Netherese Necropolis, in order to access these new Adventures.



Cold As Ice

Continue to hunt for the clues of the Rite of the Arcane Octad while the pressure mounts from all sides.
Reach Area 550
  • Variant: Keep Your Friends Close — Continue to hunt for the clues while also keeping Kingsport the awakened penguin a bit closer this time around. Kingsport joins the formation in an effort to keep him from falling into any more traps. When Kingsport is trapped in a Gelatinous Cube, all other Gelatinous Cubes are invulnerable until the one with Kingsport in it is destroyed.
    • Enemies move 100% faster and deal 100% additional damage.
    • Reach Area 600

Friends & Foes

As the factions within Ythryn close in around the Champions, they learn who is truly with them, and who is in it for themselves.
Reach Area 575
  • Variant: And Your Enemies Closer — As the factions within Ythryn close in, the Professor Orb makes its move and appears in each area. Until it's destroyed, all enemies are invulnerable.
    • Only Champions with INT of 14 or higher can be used
    • Reach area 625
See the in-game Change Log for more information!