May 9th
COTLI: A Song of Thrones 4 

The winter is dark, so dark you almost can't see anything -- not even an advancing army or an epic battle. But you're sure it has started, because the wait has been so long and they wouldn't let you down, would they?

While armies assemble and the song begins, you still don't know who'll end up on the throne in the end -- but you do know that Holddoor, a giant, hulking, half-frozen orc, will help you get the job done. It's time for A Song of Thrones!

A Song of Thrones 4 introduces Holddoor, and Leerion, the Royal Dwarf, Brogon, Prince of Dragons, RoboQueen, Zombie Winter, and The Wolf King! The party ends on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 12:00PM PDT!

New Tier 4 Crusader: Holddoor

Where once he may have had the chance to live a normal life, thanks to some tinkering of the fates it seems that it is now Holddoor's destiny to hold the door — only now, he won't let it go!

Holddoor is a Tank Crusader who supports the party by standing at the front of the formation and holding the door against all enemies. Monsters are drawn to him through his Focus ability, and once there are at least 15 of them he will Stand Strong and start to heal himself. He increases DPS with Protection, gains damage reduction when he becomes Scarred, and is able to dramatically increase DPS through his Loyalty and Hold the Door abilities. And did we mention there's a Paradox where Holddoor will cause White Runners to appear, run into enemies, and explode?

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. Leerion, the Royal Dwarf, Brogon, Prince of Dragons, RoboQueen, Zombie Winter, and The Wolf King are all once again available to unlock!

New Tier 4 Objectives

  • Recruit Holddoor | Holddoor takes up a slot in the formation. All monsters live longer. Reach area 600.

  • Revenge | A Vengeful Lady takes up a slot in the formation. Minifinger monsters spawn randomly. Each time you kill a Minifinger, the Vengeful Lady buffs DPS for the rest of the run. Reach area 800.

  • Armies on the Move | Dragons and Horsefolk escorts occupy slots in the formation and move every 50 areas. Each monster killed in an area reduces DPS. The dragon damages the column in front of it. Horsefolk reduce the DPS for adjacent Crusaders. Reach area 750.

  • Winter is Here | All the monsters are White Runners, which are faster, tougher, and deal more damage. Only Evil Crusaders do DPS. Reach area 800.

  • Plot-Focused Episode | Naked monsters appear. They can only be damaged by projectiles, explosions, and active abilities. Naked monsters also deal damage to all Crusaders adjacent to the one they attack. Reach area 850.


Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Thrones 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, May 21st, 2019 at 12:00PM PDT to complete A Song of Thrones 4!
February 6th
Idle Champions: Grand Revel 2 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Grand Revel has returned to the Chult, and a day of dancing, music, and decadence has begun at Camp Vengeance.

As festivities begin the Champions begin a quest: to investigate a missing caravan on behalf of a Templar of the Order of the Gauntlet. Their friend, a local bard, has been missing for nearly a month...

Grand Revel 2 runs until Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 12:00pm PST, introduces the Vistani Bard from Dice, Camera, Action!, Paultin Seppa, and brings back Birdsong, the Tabaxi Bard from Chult!

New Champion: Paultin Seppa

    Paultin and his "son" Simon (AKA Murderbot) have been adventuring as part of the Waffle Crew for many years. Paultin is a wise-cracking adventurer who is more at home at a tavern than anywhere else. He cares deeply for those he considers his friends and will leap into action if anyone hurts them.
Paultin Seppa is a Support Champion whose Muderbot son, Simon, rides atop his shoulders. Paultin increases Gold Find through his Lucky ability and increases the DPS of Champions who are not adjacent to him based upon the number of Champions who are with his Magical Secrets ability. Paultin doesn't always attack, choosing instead to drink from his wineskin or play his bagpipes while Simon shoots poison darts at enemies.

When you want to add Paultin to your formation, you can swap him with Jarlaxle (Slot 4). For more information about our latest Champion, check out the Idle Champion Spotlight: Paultin dev blog!

Returning Champion: Birdsong

    Birdsong, a cunning young Tabaxi bard, learned to defend herself while enslaved by the Yuan-Ti. Proficient in playing the lute, Birdsong discovered her potential as a bard when witnessing the effect of her songs had on other slaves. After her escape, she became one of the greatest minstels of Chult. She promised herself to, one day, get the revenge on the Yuan-Ti who destroyed her village.

Birdsong is a Support and DPS Champion. She buffs Champions within two spaces with her Song of Battle ability, and can greatly increasing the potency of Good, Evil, or Neutral Champions depending on which specialization she uses. When you want to add Birdsong to your party, you can swap her with Makos (Slot 9).

Year Two Variants

  • Flower for Nanny Pu-pu — Magical floating crates of flowers take up four slots in the formation.

  • Grand Revel Rock Band — Paultin begins the adventure in the formation. Only Bards with a Charisma (CHA) score of 15 or higher may be used.

  • Love Hurts — Hordes of adoring fans attack the formation! Superfans, Infatuated Fans, Burly Fans, and Persistent Fans, spawn in each area and attack the formation, each with different abilities.

Year One Variants

  • Three's a Crowd — Any Champion that is adjacent to more than 1 other Champion has their damage reduced to 0.

  • Pair Up — Your ratio of women to men in your formation cannot be off by more than one (at all times you must have an equal number of men and women, or 1 more man than woman or vise-versa).

  • Love Potion — Every 25 areas, two Champions drink a love potion and fall deeply in love. For those 25 areas, if those Champions are adjacent to each other in the formation they do bonus damage themselves (x4), and buff global damage as well (x3). The chosen Champion combos are fixed rather than random.

See the in-game FAQ for more information!

July 19th, 2018
COTLI: A Song of Thrones 2018 

The Wolf King has arrived, hailing the beginning of winter. Or maybe winter is still coming. Either way, the winner of A Song of Thrones will be decided by you!

A Song of Thrones 2018 runs until Tuesday, July 31 at 12:00pm PDT, and introduces The Wolf King, our latest Crusader!

New Tier 3 Crusader: The Wolf King

A fearsome dire-wolf whose bite is worse than his bark.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier One and Two Crusaders by completing their respective Tier One and Two Objectives. Leerion, the Royal Dwarf, Brogon, Prince of Dragons, Robo Queen, and Zombie Winter will be available to unlock while A Song of Thrones 2018 is live!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit The Wolf King | The Wolf King takes up a slot in the formation and reduces your DPS by 2.5% (additive) each second. This effect resets when you change areas apart from boss areas. Reach area 500.

  • Dragonfire | Dragonfire appears in a random formation slot every 10 seconds, rapidly damaging whomever is in it. Zombie Winter, Roboqueen, the Wolf King, and Dragon Crusaders (including Nate and Natalie) are immune. Dragonfire lasts for 30 seconds or until you change areas. Reach area 600.

  • King of the Animals | Only animal Crusaders can be used. Reach area 650.

  • H-B-Uh-Oh | Every time an enemy is killed a random Crusader is stunned (DPS reduced to 0) for 5 seconds and gets a red ! icon over their head. The Wolf King is immune. Reach area 700.

  • Jam Packed Episode | All of the restrictions/effects from the Dragonfire, King of the Animals, and H-B-Uh-Oh objectives are active at once. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Thrones 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 and Tier 3 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, July 31 at 12:00pm PDT to complete A Song of Thrones 2018!
February 15th, 2018
Idle Champions Event: Grand Revel 
Posted in Idle Champions.

In the Forgotten Realms, Grand Revel is a day of dancing, music, and the eating of sweet treats of all sorts, from chocolate to red "firemint" candies. But even during such an unparalleled day of joy there are quests to be done and adventures to be had. One such adventure revolves around a missing caravan on Chult – and the Templar of the Order of the Gauntlet who desperately wants it found...

Grand Revel is our seventh limited-time event for Idle Champions, which starts today and lasts until Tuesday, February 27th, 2018, and introduces Birdsong, the Tabaxi Bard!

New Champion: Birdsong

Birdsong, a cunning young Tabaxi bard, learned to defend herself while enslaved by the Yuan-ti. Proficient in playing the lute, Birdsong discovered her potential as a bard when witnessing the effect her songs had on other slaves. After her escape, she became one of the greatest minstrels of Chult. She promised herself to, one day, get revenge on the Yuan-ti who destroyed her village.

When you want to add Birdsong to your party, you can swap her with Makos or Drizzt.

Grand Revel Variants

  • Three's a Crowd — Any Champion that is adjacent to more than 1 other Champion has their damage reduced to 0.

  • Pair Up — Your ratio of women to men in your formation cannot be off by more than one (at all times you must have an equal number of men and women, or 1 more man than woman or vise-versa).

  • Love Potion — Every 25 areas, two Champions drink a love potion and fall deeply in love. For those 25 areas, if those Champions are adjacent to each other in the formation they do bonus damage themselves (x4), and buff global damage as well (x3). The chosen Champion combos are fixed rather than random.

Features:

  • Added the Grand Revel event, our seventh limited-time campaign event! The event will run until Tuesday, February 27th at noon PST.
  • Added a new Champion: Birdsong, the Tabaxi Bard.
  • Added a new event Divine Favor: Sune's Favor.

See the in-game FAQ for more information!
July 13th, 2017
New Event! A Song of Thrones 2017 

Winter is coming, but not before the Summer and Fall. Then Winter is coming. In the meantime, you can check out our A Song of Thrones event and new Tier 2 Crusaders!

The A Song of Thrones 2017 event runs from today through to July 25th at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Leerion, the Royal Dwarf and Brogon, Prince of Dragons to your roster.

The two new Tier 2 Crusaders (available to recruit after you've completed Tier 1 are RoboQueen and Zombie Winter.

New Crusader: RoboQueen.


Once recruited, RoboQueen unlocks RoboFamily at level 100 and it increases her DPS +100% for every adjacent Robot.

At level 400, her ability I Like Dragons increases her DPS +400% per Dragon or Dragon family member Crusader in the formation.

Additionally, for the first time ever, RoboQueen has equipment that increases her max level past the cap. Chilling!

The second new Tier 2 Crusader is Zombie Winter.

New Crusader: Zombie Winter.

At level 50, Zombie Winter unlocks Touch of Wealth. He'll touch a random adjacent Crusader every 10 seconds, increasing gold find by 40% for 30 seconds.

At level 400, Zombie Winter unlocks Lingering Cold which causes his Touch of Wealth effect to last 50% longer.

Once you've recruited both RoboQueen and Zombie Winter, there are three new side objectives to tackle in your quest.

New Objective: Ride of the Horsefolk.

In Ride of the Horsefolk, starting in area 1 and every 50 areas thereafter a slot in the formation is taken up by a horsefolk rider, until all slots are consumed by the primitive horde.

New Objective: Continuous Coups.

In the objective Continuous Coups, the DPS of all Crusaders is reduced by 99.9%, except for four bench slots who are deemed the "Kings and Queens" of the land. The Kings and Queens receive a DPS and gold bonus as well. Every 50 areas the slots who are "Kings and Queens" change.

New Objective: Season One Rewatch.

The final new objective is Season One Rewatch. Only the base 20 Crusaders and four Crusaders from this event are available to use.

Equipment for the Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Thrones chests. You'll have until July 25th at Noon PDT to complete the event.
May 19th, 2016
New Event! A Song of Thrones 

Our new event, A Song of Thrones, sees Queen Siri's throne of pillows under fire from enemy factions. They'll stop at nothing and no one to depose Queen Siri, so the band must recruit new Crusaders to help defend the crown.

New Crusder:
Leerion, the Royal Dwarf

New Crusader:
Brogon, Prince of Dragons

New Crusader Leerion is the youngest of his siblings with a face only a mother could love on his large, knobbly head. However, what he lacks in physical features, he makes up by being a silver-tongued charmer and a capable treasurer.

Until recruited from the first objective, he'll put his charms to use distracting any female Crusaders in the formation and debuff their DPS by 50%. Once recruited he'll use his wily intellect to increase your gold find.

The second new Crusader is Brogon, a scaly dragon that is totally yoked, brah. When he's not in the dragon gym, he's downing brewskis with his bromies. So much swag can't be contained. When the Crusaders first meet Brogon in the second objective, he's a total anti-bro. He periodically breathes fire, disrupting adjacent Crusaders by reducing their DPS by 50%.

Once you've completed the second objective, it's all bropacetic from then on, and he'll heal non-adjacent Crusaders before he brings the brocalypse by slowing the furthest enemy with his Molten Shoes ability.

The remaining three objectives include Minifinger's Debts, where the Crusaders must escort the Master of Gold to are 150. Every 1-5 minutes he randomly spends all your coins paying off the kingdom's debts requiring you to intercept the cash for upgrades or lose out.

The Flaming Lady objective is another escort mission. The night is long and full of terrors, so it's important to bring along suitable lighting. The Flaming Lady and three braziers (that's *braziers*) take up four slots. She peeks into the flames periodically, buffing and debuffing Crusaders as the flames prophesize.
The final new event objective is The White Runners. These immortal wintery monsters can't be killed. Instead, they stack-up until you're overwhelmed and wipe you out. You'll continue to kill other monsters, but it'll require your best tanking strategies to win the day.
The event will run until Tuesday May 31st at Noon PDT.