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March 30th
Idle Champions: The Grand Tour, Part 15 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's time to find out where all the demons are coming from, and how to stop the hordes! But help comes in some surprising forms...

Vizeran DeVir has called for aid, so we need to seek him out and get more details on how deep this demon lord stench goes.

Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Grand Tour Adventures, Neutral No More and Encroaching Madness, in order to access these new Adventures.



The Dark Heart

Travel to Vizeran DeVir to get to the bottom of these demon lord incursions!
  • Variant: Undergeared — Travel to Vizeran DeVier with your worst equipped Champions!

The Alien Underdark

Assault a mind flayer colony that may have a demon lord hiding out within it. What could go wrong?
  • Variant: Thoughts on the Menu — A very hungry friend joins the Champions on your assault.

More details and information can be found in the game!
March 24th
COTLI: New Tier 9 Talents Update! 

Take a little magic, add a little (or a lot) of idols ground up into a mysterious gel for science, and out comes a new batch of talents.

Today's update fills in the last Tier 8 talent and adds 12 new Tier 9 talents for you to acquire with your plethora of idols!

New Tier 8 Passive Talent

This talent requires clearing area 3000 to unlock.
  • Enchanted Outings - For every 100 personal EP from all Crusaders, buff the DPS of the formation by 25%, stacking additively. Max levels: 500.

New Tier 9 Talent Additions

These talents require clearing area 3500 to unlock.

4 New Active Talents

  • Pump it Up - Increase the power of buff cards by 50%. Max levels: 500.

  • The Biggest Saw Blade - Power Saw buff cards last 5% longer. Max levels: 60.

  • All For One - Based on the highest number of Crusaders in formation who share a non-propagated tag, increase the DPS of those Crusaders by 1000%. Max levels: 150

  • Flaming Water - With at least 3 Splash Damage cards active, increase the DPS of all Crusaders by 1.00e5%. Max levels: 400.

4 New Passive Talents

  • Runic Bosses - When a boss may drop a Silver chest, there's a 1% chance that it will be a Runic chest instead of a Jeweled chest drop from bosses. Max levels: 25.

  • Challenge Hoards - Increase the DPS of all Crusaders by 1e10% for every 1000 challenge tokens in inventory, stacking additively. Max levels: 500.

  • Completionist - Increase the DPS of all Crusaders by 25% for every completed permanent campaign objective, stacking multiplicatively. Max levels: 1000.

  • Runic Friendship - Increase the DPS of Crusaders by 1000% for each rune level equipped on other Crusaders in the same bench seat, stacking multiplicatively. Max levels: 500.

4 New Utility Talents

  • Sprint for the Stars - Increases your maximum Sprint level by 25 areas. Requires having at least 30 levels of Hustle Master purchased before you can start buying this talent. Max levels: 75.

  • The Idol Singularity - Increases the maximum Crusader level by 50. Requires having at least 100 levels of Olympian Training purchased before you can start purchasing this talent. Max levels: 500.

  • The Stone That Never Came Down - Increases the maximum number by a factor of 1e20. Requires having at least 40 levels of Arithmagician Newts purchased because you can start purchasing this talent. Max levels: 580.

  • Vitamin Idols - Increase the amount of Bonus Boss idols dropped from a boss kill by 25%. Max levels: 100.

Other Items In Today's Update

  • The Magical Training talent has been updated with a level 825 cap.

  • The Respec button in the talents dialog will now be disabled for a second after buying or canceling the purchase of talents to help avoid double clicking causing it to trigger.

  • Added stats for Mega/Ultimate chests opened to the stats panel.

  • Started the sunset sale, which runs from today, Thursday, March 24th until next Thursday, March 31st, 2022 at 12pm Pacific Time.
March 23rd
Idle Champions: Wild Beyond the Witchlight, Part 4 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Our Champions start to unravel the mysteries of Prismeer, and a new Evergreen Champion is released!

This week's update to the Wild Beyond the Witchlight campaign brings new adventures and adventure variants. Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventures, The Prince of a Thousand Enemies and Downfall, in order to access these new Adventures.



Slack-jawed Lorna

Face off against the first hag of the Hourglass Coven with a new Bullywug friend in tow.
Complete Reach area 450.
  • Variant: I'm Sure I Saw It Move! — Face off against the first hag of the Hourglass Coven with Champions that don't like stuffed animals.
    • Only Champions with a WIS of 12 or lower may be used.
    • In Non-Boss areas, each wave spawns an extra 3-5 random Taxidermy Animals. They do not drop gold, or count towards quest progress.
    • In Boss areas, The second wave spawns a Taxidermy Monstrosity boss monster. It must also be defeated to progress.
    • Complete area 500.

The Fairy Rings of Thither

Enter the forests of Thither and continue to unravel the mysteries of Prismeer.
Complete area 400.
  • Adventure Variant: Zarak's Revenge — Enter the forests of Thither for the return of Zarak!
    • An Awakened Toadstool joins the formation. Champions next to the Toadstool have their base attack cooldown increased by 5s.
    • In Boss areas, the second wave spawns Zarak, a boss monster with 10 armored HP. He must also be defeated to progress. When defeated, he runs off the screen.
    • Complete area 550.
  • Adventure Variant: Bully for You! — Enter the forests of Thither to prove you are ready for a new froggy friend.
    • A Bullywug joins the formation. Every 25 areas the Bullywug leaps to a new formation slot.
    • Any Champion the Bullywug leaps on is knocked out for the rest of the adventure. (You may recruit a new Champion from that bench seat)
    • Champions can't be removed from the formation once they have been added.
    • Fire breath potions can't be used during the adventure, and click damage has no effect after area 100.
    • Complete area 600.
    • Unlocks Blooshi I - Check out the Blooshi Champion Spotlight!


We would love to hear about your experiences in the Feywild on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

March 22nd
Idle Champion Spotlight: Blooshi I 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Death is not the end of adventure for everyone. Some Champions have a strong enough spirit that they will continue to fight!

Blooshi is the latest Evergreen Champion, joining our roster from the Wild Beyond the Witchlight!

I. Blooshi I



    Blooshi has always been different than the other Bullywugs. She never had others who understood her, but after she picked up a strange skull, she finally found someone who does. Thanks to that skull, Blooshi formed a warlock pact with an undead entity! Now whenever she dies she comes back as a much tougher ghost, smashing her assailants before being sucked back into her body and returning to life. She's pretty pleased, as it's very useful and goes with her whole dark vibe. Surely there will be no repercussions!

Blooshi is a Support and Tank Champion who hails from the Soggy Court in Prismeer. She enjoys taunting her enemies, and when she becomes overwhelmed relies on the power of her undead patron to return as a spirit and a formidable tank. Starting on March 23rd, 2022 you can unlock Blooshi by first completing The Fairy Rings of Thither adventure in the Wild Beyond the Witchlight campaign, and then completing that adventure variant Bully For You! Once unlocked you can add her to your formation by swapping her out with Celeste (Slot 2).

II. Blooshi's Stats

Race: Bullywug Alignment: Neutral Evil
Gender: Female Pronouns: She/Her
Age: 11.5 Class: Warlock

STR: 10 DEX: 14 CON: 16
INT: 13 WIS: 8 CHA: 18

Role: Tanking, Support

Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Vajra, Strahd, Zariel

Slot: 2 (Celeste)


Dungeons & Dragons Blooshi Key Art

III. Blooshi's Design

Inspired by the Wild Beyond The Witchlight Bullywugs and a Champion that would pair well with Ulkoria, the design team set to work crafting a magic tank with a focus on souls! Blooshi is a Soul Gatherer, collecting the souls of any enemies killed, and gaining power the larger her Soul Stack becomes. Champions in the two columns behind her get a damage increase depending on how many Soul Stacks she has gained. Taking a protective position in front of her companions, Blooshi's regular attack is a Taunting Blast using her eldritch magic, and if the enemy survives they prioritize attacking her in retaliation.

But Blooshi is a bit squishier than a normal tank, and tends to die. A lot. Fortunately death is not the end for Blooshi! Her Spirit Carries On after she falls, and as a Spirit continuing to buff her allies and attack as normal, plus gaining the health needed to keep tanking! While in Spirit form she will remember A Life Well Lived and boosts the Soul Gatherer damage depending on how many bosses she made it through alive. Being in Spirit form is certainly A Grave Situation so she increases how many Soul Stacks she can have, and adds even more to her stack when a boss is killed. As a Spirit Blooshi is extra protective of her companions, and she'll increase the max health of all other Champions, telling them Don't Croak!

Blooshi has two Specializations. The first affects how many souls she can collect as a Soul Gatherer, choosing to gain twice the number of Soul Stacks generated for Sliced Souls, Skewered Souls, or Charred Souls. The second Specialization affects her Spirit form, either making her a more Resilient Spirit by taking less damage, or a Wild Spirit and increasing how many Soul Stacks she gains thanks to A Grave Situation. When things have become too dire, Blooshi will use her Ultimate Attack to summon a Spirit Charge, causing Bullywug spirits to fly across the battlefield grabbing enemies as they go! Each enemy is tossed away from the formation, and take a hard fall filled with damage as they land.

IV. Blooshi's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Taunting Blast — Blooshi attacks the closest untaunted enemy with an eldritch blast magic attack that causes one hit. If the enemy survives, it is taunted. A taunted enemy prioritizes attacks against Blooshi if possible; melee characters will move towards her and attack her if she's in the front, ranged/magic will shoot at her. If all enemies are currently taunted, she attacks a random enemy instead.

Formation Abilities

  • Soul Gatherer — Whenever an enemy dies, Blooshi gains 1 Soul Stack from normal enemies and 15 Soul Stacks from Boss enemies. Blooshi increases the damage of Champions in the two columns behind her by 1% for each Soul Stack, stacking additively. When changing areas, she loses 20% of her Soul Stacks. Soul Stacks cap at 10,000 in her non-spirit form.
  • Spirit Carries On — When Blooshi dies, she is replaced in the formation with her Spirit. The following rules apply to Blooshi's Spirit:
    • The Spirit still buffs the formation with all of Blooshi's normal formation abilities and buffs.
    • The Spirit continues to attack and can be attacked like normal. She can be "killed", at which point she stops granting all effects like any dead Champion would.
    • Blooshi's Spirit counts as "dead" for the purposes of effects that are triggered by dead Champions, but "alive" for all other purposes.
    • Blooshi does not fully "resurrect" when changing areas like a normal Champion would. If her Spirit is killed, then her Spirit will reappear at full health upon changing areas.
    • In adventure with perma-death, Blooshi doesn't count as actually dead until her Spirit is killed.
    • Whenever you collect a boss loot bag, her "next of kin" returns to the formation, and the number after her name will increase by one. The roman numeral is reset at the end of the adventure.
    • While in Spirit form, her health is increased by 125 and her overwhelm is increased by 20.
  • A Life Well Lived — While Blooshi is in Spirit form, Soul Gatherer's damage boost gets a +10% increase, stacking multiplicatively, for each boss level that Blooshi had made it through alive during this adventure.
  • A Grave Situation — While Blooshi is in Spirit form her base Soul Stack cap is increased to 100,000. Enemy attacks against her increase her current Soul Stacks by 1% and boss attacks increases her current Soul Stacks by 15%
  • Don't Croak! — Increase the max health of all other Champions by 25% of Blooshi's Spirit Carries On health bonus.

Specializations

Blooshi's first specialization affects how many souls are generated for Soul Gatherer:

  • Sliced Souls — Enemies killed with melee attacks generate twice the number of Soul Stacks for Soul Gatherer.
  • Skewered Souls — Enemies killed with ranged attacks generate twice the number of Soul Stacks for Soul Gatherer.
  • Charred Souls — Enemies killed with magic attacks generate twice the number of Soul Stacks for Soul Gatherer.
Blooshi's second specialization affects her Spirit form:

  • Resilient Spirit — Blooshi's Spirit form takes 50% less damage.
  • Wild Spirit — Soul Stacks granted by A Grave Situation are increased by 33%.

Ultimate Ability

  • Spirit Charge — Bullywug spirits fly from the left to the right, picking up each enemy and tossing them back 25% of the screen, dealing damage to each of them. Enemies can't be pushed back past the spawning edge.

V. Blooshi's Epic Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Soul Gatherer
Slot 3: Spirit Carries On
Slot 4: A Live Well Lived
Slot 5: Ultimate Attack Damage
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

We are excited to have Blooshi join your Champion roster as the latest Evergreen Champion! 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!

March 4th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Tatyana 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Some see this giant blue warrior as a bit of an 'air-head' but those who know her best recognize that this lightness comes from a deep knowledge that the current moment is all we have, and death may lurk around any corner!

Tatyana is a fierce guardian of her friends from the Black Dice Society, and will bring both her barbarian rage and druidic magic to bear on anyone who threatens them! She joins the Idle Champions roster during Festival of Fools 5.

I. Tatyana

Dungeons & Dragons Tatyana

    This toweringly tall air-genasi barbarian earned her skills and power in the gladiatorial fighting pits of Koshmarr. Tatyana augmented her rage with the might of the bear totem, and the spirits of the mist connected her to the natural druidic world through the power of the moon. Her fearsome and deadly battle prowess is tempered by a respect for anyone who would return that respect. She is curious and bold, and while she's quick to jump into battle she's just as swift with her forgiveness.


Tatyana is a Tanking, Support, and Speed Champion who is faithful and protective of her friends and allies. When you want to add her to your formation you can swap her with Delina in slot 8.

II. Tatyana's Stats

Race: Air Genasi Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Class: Barbarian/Druid Gender: Female Pronouns: She/Her
Age: 30
Affiliation: Black Dice Society

STR: 16 DEX: 13 CON: 16
INT: 8 WIS: 14 CHA: 11

Role: Tanking, Support, Speed
Eligible for Patrons: Vajra
Slot: 8 (Delina)


Dungeons & Dragons Tatyana Key Art

III. Tatyana's Design

Most of the Idle Champions community will recognize Becca Scott from her work on The Black Dice Society, Geek & Sundry, Dimension 20, and many other TTRPG shows and streams. But her work also includes a huge library of content as an actor, host, interviewer, podcaster, voice over artist, and streamer! Plus she is the co-founder of the channel and production company Good Time Society.

The core of Tatyana's design focuses on how she channels her Fury and Rage into keeping her friends safe. She'll become a Faithful Friend to a random slot in the middle of the formation, encouraging that Champion to do more damage. As she tanks incoming attacks her Rising Fury will grow, gaining stacks of Fury that increase the effect of Faithful Friend. Eventually her Fury turns to Rage, and with bulging muscles and nasty claws she'll stop attacking with her Twin Kukri Strike and instead rely on her Primal Savagery to bite and claw at enemies! This epic transformation also inspires her Faithful Friend to do even more damage. Since Tatyana is always a Loyal Protector she'll increase the health of all other Champions by 25% of her max health. But when there aren't enemies around to fight, she'll become distracted, heading off to Find a Feast and causing a few enemies to spawn and follow her back to her companions.

Tatyana's Specializations offer unique ways to modify the slots affected by Faithful Friends. If Your Friends Are My Friends then it will also affect Champions in slots adjacent to the Faithful Friend slot, and By My Side lets all Champions in the same column as the Faithful Friend slot gain the bonus. But if Tatyana just wants to help her Best Friend Forever then her buff will continue to only affect one slot, but the effect will increase by 400%! Finally Tatyana's Ultimate Attack taps into her druidic abilities as she summons a gnarly stripe of roots to Entangle enemies right in front of the formation! The roots do damage to all enemies inside it, as well as any enemy who enters the stripe while it's still active.

IV. Tatyana's Abilities

Basic Attack

Tatyana has two attacks, and which she does depends on how many Fury stacks she has.
  • Twin Kukri Strike — While she has 0-50 Fury stacks, Tatyana strikes at the closest enemy with two Kukri strikes, one Kukri in each hand, for two hits.
  • Primal Savagery — While she has more than 50 Fury stacks, Tatyana strikes at the closest enemy with a bite and two clawed swings for three hits.

Formation Abilities

  • Faithful Friend — A random slot from the middle columns of the formation is chosen. Tatyana increases the damage of the Champion in that slot by 100%. Tatyana gains the benefit of this if she happens to be in that slot.
  • Rising Fury — Each time Tatyana is attacked, she gains one Fury stack. The effect of Faithful Friend is increased by +100% for each Fury stack, stacking additively and then applying multiplicatively. She loses 10% of her Fury stacks every 15 seconds that she is not attacked.
  • Rage — When Tatyana reaches 50+ Fury stacks, and for every 15 seconds she's above 50+ Fury stacks, she gets a Rage stack, up to 6. With at least 1 Rage stack, she rages and her base attack changes. For each Rage stack, Faithful Friend gets a 400% bonus, stacking multiplicatively. If she goes below 50 Fury stacks, she loses all Rage stacks.
  • Find a Feast — If Tatyana is not attacked for 15 seconds, and the formation is in non-boss area with no barriers, she briefly runs ahead off the right side of the screen. She returns 2 seconds later from the right side with 2-3 additional enemies that simultaneously spawn. After she returns, the 15 seconds counter starts again from 0 seconds.
  • Loyal Protector — Tatyana increases the health of all other Champions by 25% of her max health.

Specializations

  • Your Friends are My Friends — Tatyana's Faithful Friend now affects all Champions in slots adjacent to the Faithful Friend slot, and the effect is increased by 100%.
  • By My Side — Tatyana's Faithful Friend now affects all Champions in the column containing the Faithful Friend slot, and the effect is increased by 200%.
  • Best Friend Forever — Tatyana's Faithful Friend continues to only affect one slot, however the effect is increased by 400%.

Ultimate Ability

  • Entangle — A stripe of entangling roots appears to the right of the front column, dealing damage to all enemies inside it, and all enemies that enter it during its duration. Enemies standing in the stripe deal 50% less damage. The stripe lasts for 30 seconds.

V. Tatyana's Epic Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Increase Health
Slot 3: Faithful Friend
Slot 4: Rising Fury
Slot 5: Find a Feast
Slot 6: Ultimate Attack Damage

Conclusion

We are very excited to have another member of the Black Dice Society in our Champion roster, and we hope you enjoy both feasting and fighting with Tatyana on your side! If you're enjoying having this gladiator in your formation, let us know on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!