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March 20th
COTLI: New Tier 7 Talents and More! 

Welcome, Crusaders!

We thought that now might be a great time to introduce some additional Talents. Then we thought, "why not introduce Tier 7 Talents?"

Without further ado, here is what you can expect from the New Tier 7 Talents update...

New Tier 7 Talents

These talents require clearing area 2700 to unlock.

3x Passive Tree Talents

  • Legendary Friendship - Increases the DPS of Crusaders for each piece of Legendary gear belonging to Crusaders in the same bench slot, stacking multiplicatively. Max levels: 25
  • Golden Friendship - Increases the DPS of Crusaders for each piece of Golden gear belonging to other Crusaders in the same bench slot, stacking multiplicatively. Max levels: 25
  • Friendly Helpers - Increase the Global DPS for each Taskmaster owned, stacking multiplicatively. Max levels: 50

2 Utility Tree Talents

  • Sprint for the Finish - Increases your maximum level of Sprint. (Must have purchased all levels of the Marathon Sprint Talent to start buying) Max levels: 30.
  • Magical Training - Increases the maximum level of Crusaders by 25 for each level purchased. No maximum level.

Additional Updates

New Tier 1 Talents:

  • Golden Benefits - Increases Global DPS for each Golden item owned. No maximum level.
  • Apprentice Crafter - Increases Global DPS for each Common and Uncommon recipe owned. No maximum level.
  • Level All the Way - Increases Global DPS for each talent level purchased (including levels of this Talent.) Max levels: 50
  • Mission Accomplished - Increases Global DPS for each mission you've completed. No maximum level.

New Tier 4 Talents:

  • Extra Healthy - Increases the health of all Crusaders. Max levels: 50
  • Journeyman Crafter - Increases Global DPS for each Rare recipe owned. No maximum level.

New Tier 5 Talent:

  • Bossing Around - Skip a wave of monsters on a boss area. Max levels: 2

New Tier 6 Talents:

  • Weekend Warrior - Increase the effect of the weekend buffs. Max levels: 25
  • Material Goods - Increase the crafting materials gained from Missions. Max levels: 40
  • Maxed Power! - Increases Global DPS for each Talent that is at max level, stacking multiplicatively. Max levels: 50
  • Master Crafter - Increases Global DPS for each Epic recipe owned. No maximum level

New Objectives

  • Mutiny on the Ghostbeard's Greed campaign - Reach area 1500 with new leadership and increased difficulty. Awards maximum number increase of e200
  • Deadly Tales on the Grimm's Idle Tales campaign - Reach area 1400 with a pesky witch. Awards Crusaders run faster when changing areas.
December 11th, 2019
COTLI: Holiday Grab Bag Update, Dec 2019 

Come one, come all and gather round to hear some highlights of what this latest update for Crusaders brings!

Saved Formation Changes

You asked, we've answered! We've made some improvements to the Saved Formations system.

  • More Saved Formations - Now you can have up to 5 saved formations on every campaign!


  • Challenge Saved Formations - Now each Challenge has its own set of saved formations, so you won't have to worry about affecting your normal formation for each campaign!


  • Saved Formations on Tricky Objectives - Now you can save formations on objectives with alterations to the normal formations, to help you clear the objective. These saved formations will be cleared on changing objectives.


  • Guidebook Page - We've added a Saved Formations entry to the in-game Guidebook, so you can access information about how they work at any time.


Talent Changes

We've made the following changes to the Talents mentioned below, plus topped everyone back up to 3 respecs!

  • Sprint - We've extended the timer on boss areas to 10 seconds, and clarified how the Talent works on the Talent dialog.


  • 10K Training - We've reduced the cost of the Talent to be more manageable.


  • Montage Training - We've also reduced the cost of this Talent to be more manageable as well.


  • Phase Skip - In this new version of the Talent, each level increases the chance that you will skip an area entirely and it works on any objective.


  • Idolatry - We've increased the bonus each level of the talent gives you.


Improvements to Nargulg Granitehand

With this update, we took the time to revisit Nargulg's design, so he's a more competitive clicker.
  • Trickses - The old version increased Nargulg's personal click damage by 400%.

    The new version increases your click damage by 10% of your DPS.


  • Fellowses - The old version increased Nargulg's personal click damage for each Orc and Dwarf crusader in formation, multiplicatively.

    The new version increases the DPS of all Crusaders for each Orc or Dwarf in formation.


  • Yes, I Cheatses - Still increases Nargulg's personal click damage for every 25 levels.


  • Boo Magicses - The old version increased Nargulg's personal click damage by 50% for every Animal Crusader in formation, and decreased it for every Magical Crusader in formation.

    The new version increases the effect of Trickses by 10% for each non-magical Crusader in formation.


  • Smashdown! - Previously named All the Yardses, the old version increased Nargulg's personal click damage for every 50 areas unlocked.

    The new Smashdown upgrade increases your Critical Chance by 100% on monsters with less than 20% health.


  • Speedy Feetses - The old version increased Nargulg's personal click damage by 50% for every 50% of bonus spawn speed you had.

    The new version increases your global click damage by 50% for every 50% of bonus spawn speed you have.


  • Club Smasheses - The old version increased your global click damage by 10% of your DPS for each Orc Crusader in formation.

    The new version causes Critical Clicks to also deal 25% of their damage to nearby monsters.


We also changed Nargulg's gear, to match his new kit.
  • The Kilts - Previously it had the legendary effect of increasing the DPS of Crusaders adjacent to Nargulg.

    It now increases the DPS of Crusaders who are adjacent to at least one Orc or Dwarf.


  • The Clubs - They previously increased the personal click damage of Nargulg and had a legendary effect of increasing Naruglg's old All the Yardses upgrade.

    They now increase the effect of Nargulg's Club Smashes upgrade and have a legendary effect of increasing your global click damage.


  • The Shields - They previously increased your global DPS and had a legendary effect of increasing your global DPS per Dwarf or Orc in the formation.

    They now buff Nargulg's Smashdown upgrade and have a legendary effect of increasing your critical click damage multiplier.


Other Highlights of Today's Update

We've also done a handful of other cool things today! This is a just a brief list. For full details, check out the in-game change log!
  • New Skins! - We've added 3 new skins to the skin store! One each for Mindy, Eiralon and Baenarall!


  • New Taskmasters! We've added 2 new taskmasters to the in-game stores!


  • Crafting Screen Improvements! Crusaders who have gear that can be upgraded now display an arrow on the crafting screen. You can also filter the list of Crusaders by those with Upgrades available or those just in your formation!


  • Active Ability Improvement! Magnify and Storm Rider can now be cast during area transitions, by you or your taskmasters!


We hope you enjoy this little grab bag of holiday fun!
July 3rd, 2019
COTLI: New Tier 6 Talents 

Greetings, Crusaders!

My, you're a talented bunch, pushing your way through endless hordes of monsters, beating all the objectives we can throw at you. But you know what? You could be even more talented than you are now! All you have to do is unlock some of these powerful new Tier 6 Talents, and the digital world is your oyster. We can't wait to see how far you'll go now...

NEW TALENTS

Active Tree

Phase Skip



Free Plays start with the first 5 areas completed. Max level: 20.





Passive Tree

Big Earner



Increase the cap of the Free Play bonus by 5%. Max level: 10.

Idolatry



Increases Global DPS by 10% per power of 10 Idols owned, multiplicative. Eg 10 Idols 1 stack, 100 Idols 2 stacks, and so on. Max level: 20.

Utility Tree

Montage Training



Increases the max Crusader level by 25. Max level: 120

Marathon Sprint



Increases your maximum Sprint level by 25 areas. Note: If you've completed the From the Ashes objective, then each level of this Talent increases your maximum Sprint level by 50 areas instead. Max level: 20.

Arithmagician



Increases the maximum number by a factor of 1e25. Max level: 8.

Cash in Hand



Instantly gain 5 Challenge Tokens when starting a weekly challenge. Max level: 10.

Changes

  • Increased the max level of the Synergy Talent from 15 to 20.

  • Increased the max level of the Bonus Training Talent, to accommodate the 31st bench seat.

March 1st, 2019
COTLI: Talents on Show 

Greetings, Crusaders!

Just in time for the first weekend of March, we have some new talents, tweaks, and changes that are sure to help you earn more crafting materials and make the most of your missions.

Read on to learn more...

New Talents

Impatience



Increases your chances to get shorter-duration Missions.

Prospector



Earn more Epic materials from Missions.

The More The Merrier



Send more Crusaders on Missions.

Jeweler



Increased chance to turn Silver Chests into Jeweled Chests.

Scrap Hoarder



Earn extra Common Materials from duplicate items.





Changes

  • Removed “Spend It All”, “Upgrade Them All”, and “Speed Looter”

    • Buying max Crusader levels/upgrades now unlocks for free upon clearing area 100

    • Being able to open multiple chests now unlocks for free after opening 50 chests

  • “Surplus Cooldown” is now Tier 2 and costs more

  • “Set Bonus” is now Tier 1 and costs less

December 6th, 2018
COTLI: The Newfound Talent Update 

This skill! This innate competence! Could it be... Talent? Your Crusaders have awakened a bevy of new powers that will send monsters packing - and get you the Idols you crave.

Open up the Talent window to browse 8 all-new Talents, all affordably within the existing tiers. We've also made changes to a couple of existing talents, Speed Runner and Bonus Training. Check out the Change Log for more details!

New Talents

Super Clicks



Increases base Click damage by
200% per level.

Requirements:
  • Costs 50 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 150 in any Campaign.
  • Has 25 levels.


Task Mastery



Increases the Click damage of Taskmasters by 5% per level.

Requirements:
  • Costs 100 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 300 in any Campaign.
  • Has 20 levels.


Nurturing



Increases the number of Crusader levels that Taskmasters purchase with each click.

Requirements:
  • Costs 1000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed area 300 in any Campaign.
  • Has 20 levels.


Higher Magnification



Additively increases the effect of
Magnify by 5% per level.

Requirements:
  • Costs 2000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 600 in any Campaign.
  • Has 10 levels.


Speed Runner



UPDATED: Decreases the duration of missions by 2% per level.

Requirements:
  • Costs 1000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 600 in any Campaign.
  • Has 10 levels.


Synergy



Multiplicatively increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 3% per level for each other Crusader with whom they share at least one tag (excluding gender and event tags).

Requirements:
  • Costs 300 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 600 in any Campaign.
  • Has 15 levels.


Head Start



Provides 2500 event tokens at the beginning of every special event.

Requirements:
  • Costs 10000 Idols for the only level.
  • Must have completed Area 600 in any Campaign.


Golden Age



Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 1% per level of the Gold bonus provided by Crusaders.

Requirements:
  • Costs 7500 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 900 in any Campaign.
  • Has 50 levels.


Kilo Leveling



Multiplies the Crusaders' damage for every 1000 levels they have.

Requirements:
  • Costs 500,000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 900 in any Campaign.
  • Has 5 levels.


Bonus Training



UPDATED: Increases the max level of Crusaders by 25, starting from the first bench seat. Each level adds another seat, while increasing the max level of previous seats by a further 25.

Requirements:
  • Costs 225,000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 1500 in any Campaign.
  • Has 29 levels.


May 23rd, 2018
COTLI: New Tier 5 Talents 

I hope you've been saving up lots of idols, because Tier 5 Talents just appeared! These new talents will cost you literally tens of billions of idols to cap out, and also unlock new and exciting formation possibilities.

Have fun!

Features:

  • Added Tier 5 Talents.

  • (PC) Talent tooltip names are now an exciting gold color.

Fixes:

  • Minor text fixes.

  • Level up buttons now update properly when a hero's max level increases.
June 2nd, 2017
New Weekend Buff! A Talented Bunch 

New Talents are finally available, so now is the time to push for area 900! Go go go!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday June 5th.

  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party ability +200%
  • Detective Kaine - A-Hah! ability +200%
  • Drizzle the Dark Elf - Inspiring Presence ability +400%
  • Katie the Cupid - Lovin', Huggin', Kissin', and Snugglin' ability +200%
  • Merci the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%



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

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Drizzle and Katie if you've unlocked them. If you are missing Katie, you can purchase Katie's Golden Epic, and it will be available on her once you unlock her through missions.)
June 1st, 2017
Update! Tier Four Talents Are Here! 

We are delighted to announce that Tier 4 Talents are finally in-game. Thanks for being patient as we worked on them behind the scenes. There was a lot of blood, sweat, and tears that went into making sure they are going to provide both a challenge and a benefit to you.

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 4 talents you're going to need to beat area 900 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.

Also, we teased the new Talents earlier in the week here. All caught up? Good. Here are the details for the new Tier 4 Talents:

The eight new Tier 4 talents are:

Extended Spawns


(Active Tree)

Spawn Speed cards last 5% longer (5% per point for 40 levels, up to 200% longer).

Click-tasrophy


(Active Tree)

Successive clicks increase Click Damage by 1% per click up to a cap of 10% and lasts for 30 seconds from last click (10% per point for 40 levels, up to 400% more click damage).

Instant Satisfaction


(Active Tree)

Active Abilities have a 10% chance to instantly cooldown when used (10% for first point, 2% per point after that for 21 levels, up to a 50% chance).

Idle Increases


(Passive Tree)

Increases the DPS of all Crusasders by 10% if you haven't clicked a monster in the last 30 seconds (10% per point for 40 levels, up to 400% more DPS).

Legendary Benefits


(Passive Tree)

Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 1% for each Legendary item you own (additive) (1% per point for 50 levels, up to 50% per legendary item - i.e. 1200% if you have 24 Legendaries and the talent maxed).

Idols Over Time


(Passive Tree)

Increases Idols earned on reset by 2.5% for each 2 hours since your last reset (additive) (2.5% per point for 20 levels, up to 50% more idols for each 2 hours - i.e. 600% more idols for a run that takes 24 hours).

Sprint Mode


(Utility Tree)

Sprint Mode is enabled up to area 50 on Free Play objectives. Upon entering a boss area you have 7 seconds to kill the boss; if you do, you move to the next boss area instead of the next area. (50 areas per point for 10 levels, and sprint up to area 500 when maxed).

Superior Training


(Utility Tree)

Increases the maximum Crusader level by 25 (25 levels per point for 80 points, up to a cap increase of 2000 levels)

May 30th, 2017
Sneak Peak! Tier 4 Talents and Legendary Changes! 

They've been surrounded in rumor for a while, but now we're finally ready to talk about some of the upcoming Tier 4 Talents as well as some changes to certain Legendary loot. Read on to find out more!

Tier 4 Talents

One of the most common questions about Tier 4 Talents that we've seen is what area will you have to reach to unlock them. If you'll recall, you can't buy Tier 1 talents until you reach area 150. Tier 2 require 300, and Tier 3 require 600. Tier 4 Talents will continue the climb and require that you reach area 900 in any campaign before you can buy them. They will also cost a ridiculous amount of idols.

To give you a taste for the power invested in these new talents, we've going to highlight one of the new talents from each tree in this teaser blog. Are you ready?

Active Tree: Instant Satisfaction



This talent allows you to use your active abilities in rapid succession - if you're lucky! Why use Fire Storm once when twice is double as good? Maxing out the 21 levels in this talent to get a 50% chance will cost you just shy of 10,000,000 idols.

Passive Tree: Idols Over Time



The more time you take on a run, the more Idols you will earn. The bonus stacks additively and is progressive, so if you've got it maxed out at 50% for every 2 hours, you'll get 100% more idols after just four hours, 125% after five hours, and a massive 600% more after a day of idling. Great for overnight free plays or adding value to long challenging objectives! Maxing out this talent will cost you a cool 8,400,000 idols.

Utility Tree: Sprint Mode



What is Sprint Mode? Sprint mode allows you to skip between boss areas extremely quickly, assuming you can finish off the boss fast enough! If you defeat the boss and his minions within seven seconds of entering the area, you'll skip ahead five areas directly into the next boss area. This ability is only active in free play, but is definitely the creme de la creme of the new talents. Consider taking only 10 or 15 minutes to reach area 500 on your free plays? The idols will really start to pour in now. This power won't come cheap, though. Unlocking Sprint Mode up to area 500 will cost you more than 25,000,000 idols.

These new changes should allow players to reach new heights and earn idols even faster than ever before. While there is no tier 4 objective talent in this initial release, it is planned for a future update, meaning there will eventually be a whole slew of incredibly challenging objectives available for our most dedicated and voracious players.

Other Changes

We're also making some changes to the effects of several Legendary items - mainly items that increased the effects of existing formation abilities or stacked in unintended and overly powerful ways. These items will now instead provide an additive stacking buff. A full list of affected items will be released in the change log of the update.

But what if you've invested a lot of crafting material and catalysts in these items and don't find the new items to be powerful enough for your tastes? Well, we've taken care of that. You will now be able to disenchant (DE) Legendary items to recover the materials spent on them. Each DE'd legendary will return enough Common material to level them up to whatever level they were, as well as credit a free legendary craft. Free Legendary crafts do not require any catalysts, and are used automatically when you craft your next Legendary item(s).

We've also listened to players who were unhappy that Golden Legendary items used the normal Legendary name and icon, rather than special animated icons. In this update we'll make a change to all Golden Legendaries so that they use the same icon and name as the Golden Epic items that they upgrade from.

Wrapping Up

This update will also refresh players' free Talent respecs back to three. We're hoping to get this update out in the next little while, so stay tuned to the in-game news and change log over the coming weeks! Happy idling, Crusaders!
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!