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September 30th
COTLI: Carnival of Sorrows 6! 

Come one, come all and step right up! That's right! No mirrors, no tricks! It's just magic!

The sixth edition of the Carnival of Sorrows event is now live, and adds a new leader to its attractions!

Carnival of Sorrows 6 runs until Tuesday, October 13th at Noon Pacific Time, and introduces Mogra, the Ringleader, and brings back returning Crusaders Carmen and Petunia, Sashimi the Seal, Chiyome, The Half-Blood Elf, Mindy the Mime, Mister the Monkey, and Pete the Carney!

New Tier 6 Crusader: Mogra, the Ring Leader

Tags: event, support, demon, animal, male, gold


Mogra the Ringleader is a demon tiger who refused to fall into the trope of being an act in the carnival and instead runs the show himself, offering his support to other animals in the carnival.

Once you've recruited Mogra, the Ringleader you'll find him providing support to your formations that contain animal and human Crusaders. Mogra takes seat 36 on the bench.

New Tier 6 Objectives

  • Recruit Mogra, the Ring Leader | Mogra, the Ring Leader takes up a slot in the formation. Crusaders adjacent to Mogra, the Ring Leader do 0 DPS. Pete and Mister the Monkey take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Reach area 600.

  • Vaudeville For Life | Mindy and Half-Blood Elf take up spots in formation and can't be moved. A clown escort takes up a spot in formation and the clown debuffs adjacent Crusaders’ formation abilities, except Pete and Squiggles, who get buffed. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 650.

  • Acrobatic Endeavors | Chiyome takes up a spot in the formation and can't be moved. Crusaders cost more to level up, gold dropped by monsters drastically reduced Idols don't provide Gold bonus. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 675.

  • Audience Feeding | Sashimi takes up a spot in the formation and can't be moved. DPS to monsters is equal to your gold find. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 700.

  • Practical Effects | Carmen and Petunia take up a spot in the formation and can't be moved. The area quest requirements are quadrupled. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 725.

More info

You'll have until Tuesday, October 13th at 12:00pm Pacific Time to complete Carnival of Sorrows 6!

For more info on previous Carnival of Sorrows Crusaders and objectives check out the Carnival of Sorrows 5 blog post.

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Carnival 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, and Tier 6 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.

August 28th
COTLI: Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge, Tier 4! 

The time has come, the time is now, for the Tier 4 objectives for the Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge campaign!

Tackle these objectives once again, to help build your ruby stash up. We've highlighted what has changed with them for Tier 4, but they still have all the fun changes added along the way in previous tiers as well.

Objectives

  • The Journey of the Ring
  • Reach area 1000.
  • Hobbits change positions every 250 areas now.
  • Ring Reapers will now one-shot the Crusaders if they reach the formation.
  • Awards 650 rubies.
  • Call in the Eagles!
  • Reach area 1050.
  • Only Animal Crusaders can be used.
  • Awards 700 rubies.
  • Let's Dial In
  • Reach area 1050.
  • Some of the spawned monsters can only be damaged by projectiles.
  • Awards 700 rubies.
  • It's the Climb
  • Reach area 1100.
  • Healing abilities are ineffective.
  • Awards 700 rubies.
  • It's Getting Hot in Here
  • Reach area 1200.
  • The random buffs from the volcano become more powerful every time a Crusader dies.
  • Awards 700 rubies.
  • Vertical Limits
  • Reach area 1100.
  • Only Supernatural Crusaders can be used.
  • Awards 700 rubies.
  • Dead Snow
  • Reach area 1200.
  • Tough zombies now spawn after 3 lesser zombies are killed.
  • Awards 700 rubies.
This weekend, we're also offering the Flash Sale Frenzy. Starting at 11am Pacific Time (UTC-7) today, Friday, August 28th, 2020, and running until Monday, August 31st, 2020 at Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7), you'll get a new flash sale offer every 6 hours, or every time you purchase your current flash sale, if you are missing any of the Golden Epics on the list we've curated. If you own all the golden items from the list, the game will continue to offer you flash sales, if there are still ones you are missing for the Crusaders you own.

Enjoy!
July 3rd
COTLI: Alien Invasion Day 5! 

    "Today, in the most dire of times, we Crusaders choose not only to believe in ourselves, but in each other. Today we face the aliens at our doors once again. Today, we take the fight to them. No Crusader stands alone. Today, we cancel another apocalypse."

    ~President Billy Smithsonian



Alien Invasion Day 5 has arrived, bringing with it the cybernetic alien monarch, Queen Ysjorgnak. This year's event runs until Wednesday, July 15th at 12PM Pacific, introducing Queen Ysjorgnak and bringing back Xygallix, the Alien Mechanic, First Lady Betty Smithsonian, Red, the Ace Pilot, Slisiblyp, the Alien Scientist, Kizlblyp, the Alien Traitor, and President Billy Smithsonian!


New Tier 5 Crusader: Queen Ysjorgnak

Tags: event, female, alien, royal, robot, support


Little is known of Queen Ysjorgnak. She is the monarch at the head of a vast interstellar civilization. Legends say that the Queen was augmented after suffering mortal wounds in a battle at some distant star, and that now much of her body has been replaced by cybernetic enhancements. She is now as much artificial as she is organic...


New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit Queen Ysjorgnak | Queen Ysjorgnak takes up a slot in the formation. Only Alien Crusaders do DPS.
    Reach area 400.

  • Speedster Racing | Only Crusaders with speed enhancing upgrades do DPS.
    Reach area 450.

  • Galaxies Apart | Crusaders with any adjacent Crusaders deal no DPS and have their formation Abilities weakened.
    Reach area 475.

  • Growing Up in Space | Only Flora and Alien tagged Crusaders do DPS. An alien plant escort occupies slot in formation and provides DPS boost for every 200 monsters killed.
    Reach area 500.

  • Shuttle Scuffle | The formation is split into 3 section of 4 slots. Alien boarders attack one section at a time, disabling the DPS and upgrades of all Crusaders in that section.
    Reach area 525.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Alien 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 and Tier 5 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.

What About Older Event Crusaders?

Previously-available Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of Alien Invasion Day 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


Players will have until Wednesday, July 15th at 12PM Pacific to complete Alien Invasion Day 5.
May 21st
COTLI: The Hidden Temple 5! 

Guarding a tomb for all time might sound like an eternity of peace and quiet, but eventually some random Crusader will show up, interrupting your slumber.

On yet another daring excursion, Montana James finds himself face-to-face with a colossal stone behemoth carved in the shape of a Tyrannosaurus, with massive glowing crystals sprouting from it's back.

Luckily for Montana, Ichtaca, the Keeper has grown bored of their role of tomb guardian, and is eager to head out on an adventure.

It's time for another Trek Through the Hidden Temple! The Hidden Temple 5 runs until Tuesday, June 2nd at 12PM PDT, introducing Ichtaca, the Keeper and bringing back Kebos, The Mummy, The Holy Guardian, Polly the Parrot, Danni the Daring Damsel, Serpent King Draco, and Montana James!


New Tier 5 Crusader: Ichtaca, the Keeper

Ichtaca, the Keeper is a Crusader who specializes in boosting the potency of Orc, Supernatural, and Support-tagged Crusaders.

Mesozoic Born and Riddles and Keys boost Supernatural and Support Crusaders respectively. If your formation has any Orc Crusaders, Earthen Family will increase the DPS of Crusaders by 50% per each Orc tag in the formation.

Other upgrades include Good Stone (Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 75%), Eternal Guardian (For every 25 levels over and including 200, DPS is multiplied by 4x), and Crystalline Veins (Increase all Gold found by 100%).

Ichtaca's final ability is Extinction Level Event, which buffs Mesozoic Born and Riddles and Keys by 100%.


New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit Ichtaca, the Keeper | Ichtaca, the Keeper takes up a slot in the formation. Spawn speed buffs and effects have no effect. Ichtaca, the Keeper steals 75% of your quest item drops. The Phase Skip talent doesn't apply.
    Reach area 400.

  • Second Best | Only the second Crusader on each bench seat is available.
    Reach area 450.

  • Cruise the Nile | Area quest requirements are increased by 10 fold. If you kill a monster that a Crusader has slowed, stunned or frozen, they drop 5 times as many quest items. Montana James starts in the formation and is the only Crusader who does DPS.
    Reach area 475.

  • Sahara Bound | Try to stay hydrated! Each area starts with a supply of 15 water bottles. Additional water bottles will drop from killed monsters at random. 1 water bottle is consumed every 5 seconds for each Crusader in the formation. If you run out of water, the formation wipes and goes back an area. Covetous camelcorns attack the formation and cannot be killed.
    Reach area 500.

  • Meteor Powered Portal | A goop monster takes up a spot in formation, moving every 100 areas. Crusaders adjacent to the goop have their formation abilities weakened. Additionally, every two minutes, a meteor hits your formation, removing a Crusader from formation and making them unusable for the next 15 minutes.
    Reach area 525.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Hidden Temple 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 and Tier 5 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.

What About Older Event Crusaders?

Previously-available Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of the Hidden Temple 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


Players will have until Tuesday, June 2nd at 12:00PM PDT to complete The Hidden Temple 5.
April 9th
COTLI: Nate's Candy Conundrum 5! 

Demonic sweets once again threaten the Crusaders, as they hop into yet-another parallel universe beset by evil Easter candy.

Who better to help fight evil candy than a dentist? Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist is here to help bring his unique blend of buffs to your formation -- welcome to Nate's Candy Conundrum 5!

This year's event runs until Tuesday, April 21st at 12PM PDT, introducing Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist and bringing back Bridget the Painter, Biff the Magic Rabbit, Baenarall, Angel of Hope, Sisaron the Dragon Sorceress, Alan the ArchAngel, and RoboRabbit!

New Tier 5 Crusader: Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist

Dental problem got you down? Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist is here to help! This orc may be a specialist when it comes to tusks, but tusks are just overgrown teeth, right? That's totally the same thing.

Dr Almquist increases Global DPS for each Evil Crusader with his Laughing Gas, and brings Ceiling Protectors to give an overall boost to Global DPS for the formation.

When Dr. Almquist performs a Wisdom Extraction, the first boss kills in an area will drop decayed teeth, which provide a stacking Global DPS increase that persists through adventures. Topical Numbing increases the chances for these teeth to drop.

With Tusk Sharpening Dr. Almquist increases DPS every 25 levels over and including area 200, and when there are Gold Fillings, Dr. Almquist increases Gold Find for each stack of Wisdom Extraction!

New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist | Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist takes up a slot int he formation. There must be an equal number of Orc and non-Orc Crusaders in the formation (+/- 1).
    Reach area 400.

  • Chocolate Factory | A chocolate scientist occupies the center slot in the formation. Experimental chocolate monsters attack the formation.
    Reach area 450.

  • Easter Lilies | A lily collector occupies a slot in the formation. She gives monsters a chance to drop lilies when they are defeated. For every lily collected, she increases the DPS of all the Crusaders.
    Reach area 475.

  • Resurrection | A strange Easter Bunny occupies the center slot in the formation. The Easter Bunny spawns increasingly large waves of monsters in each area. Reach area 500.

  • Greet the Sunrise | Sun monsters attack the formation. When killed, they either buff your Gold or your DPS.
    Reach area 525.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Easter 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 and Tier 5 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.

What About Older Event Crusaders?

Previously-available Superhero Spring Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of Nate's Candy Conundrum 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


Players will have until Tuesday, April 21st at 12:00PM PDT to complete Nate's Candy Conundrum 5.
February 7th
COTLI: New High Tier Objectives! 

Today we're introducing 14 new objectives to the game for you to enjoy! Plus we've made some long awaited changes to one objective in particular, and revamped The Washed Up Hermit to go along with it.

We've updated World's Wake with the Tier 4 11th objective, and the five Tier 5 objectives. We've also added the Tier 4 11th objective for Descent Into Darkness and the seven Tier 5 objectives, plus we've finally changed up Get Me Out of Here so it's easier to get to the content it guards.

New World's Wake Objectives

New Tier 4 11th objective - Washed Up - The Washed Up Hermit occupies a slot in your formation and is the only one who can do DPS. Beat area 1000 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards the new maximum number cap being 1e700. This means with maxed Arithmagician, your maximum number cap will be 1e900.

New Tier 5 objectives

  • Run Away - Beat area 400 with a back column full of rabbits, and increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 250 rubies.

  • Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch - Protect the Hand Grenade to area 450 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 300 rubies.

  • Inflation - It's your toughest challenge yet: not just leveling up Nate Dragon any longer, but instead doing your best to get the entire formation to level 1000 in order to complete the objective. Awards 350 rubies.

  • Your Mother's A Hamster - The Trojan Rabbit needs your escort skills again, as chickens and cows rain from the sky. Beat area 450 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 350 rubies.

  • Top Tier - Beat area 450 with just half your Crusaders available and increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 350 rubies.

New Descent Into Darkness Objectives

Tier 4 11th objective - Inner Darkness - A seer occupies a slot in the formation and moves every 100 areas. She reveals the dark side of Crusaders adjacent to her, though The Shadow Queen is immune to this effect. If any Crusader dies, the formation wipes and goes back an area. Beat area 1200 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards Bonus Boss Idol drops on the weekly Challenge objectives.

New Tier 5 objectives

  • Grond! Grond! Grond! - Escort the vicious battering ram and beat area 450 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 300 rubies.

  • Get Me Out of Here! - Beat area 450 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 300 rubies.

  • Lone Descent - It's a solo walk for a Crusader to beat area 500 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 350 rubies.

  • Double Trouble - Beat area 500 with increased difficulty scaling, as the hoards of monsters and quest items rush at you. Awards 400 rubies.

  • Dual Descent - Pair up your favourite Angels or Demons as two of them take a stroll to beat area 550 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 400 rubies.

  • Demolition Derby - Escort the explosive demolition experts to area 500 with increased area difficulty scaling. Awards 350 rubies.

  • Slow Descent - Try beating area 250 this time. Awards 400 rubies.

Changes to Get Me Out of Here

This update brings changes to Get Me Out of Here, specifically in that it is no longer a timed objective. As we continue to add content to the game, including the higher tier objectives, we feel that while the old version of Get Me Out of Here was a unique piece in the game, at the higher levels of difficulty it would be a blocker to all the new content.

Get Me Out of Here is now set up in the following manner:

  • Tier 1 - Monsters can't be damaged by DPS as you try to beat area 150. Awards 200 rubies.

  • Tier 2 - An escort takes up the middle slot in the formation. If it dies, the formation wipes backwards an area. Beat area 350. Awards 250 rubies.

  • Tier 3 - Escape is even further away as you need to beat area 550. Awards 300 rubies.

  • Tier 4 - You need to beat area 750 without the help of your Legendary effects. Awards 300 rubies.

But how do new players complete Get Me Out of Here if there's no projectile Crusader in the original 20 Crusaders? That leads on to the next section.

Changes to The Washed Up Hermit

We are fans of The Washed Up Hermit's old mechanic of not having a Crusader directly in front of him, but if he wasn't in the front of your formation, it meant leaving an empty spot in your formation to get the power out of him, and most of the time, having another Crusader with Group DPS upgrades was more important than his boost.

So we've changed up his Craziness ability to require 2 or less adjacent Crusaders to the Hermit to get the boost out of it. Plus, since he is a bit crazy and he had the Arrow Attack ability sitting right there, we've changed it so that he's now a projectile firing Crusader. That way, he can help new players tackle the improved Get Me Out of Here, and for other objectives that would require a projectile Crusader before they've had a chance to recruit one from an event or the mission system.

But wait, wasn't his Arrow Attack a boost for The Bush Whacker? Don't worry! The Washed Up Hermit still boosts The Bush Whacker. We've moved the Swordplay boost to the Hermit's Dark War Stories upgrade. to accommodate the loss of that Self DPS upgrade, we boosted his remaining Self DPS upgrades. Now the Hermit is ready to help you out in your formations with his brand of crazy!

We hope you enjoy this update!
November 13th, 2019
COTLI: New Tier 3 Objectives (Nov 2019) 

Since we are between events and eagerly awaiting Kaine's Dinner of Doom next week, we thought now would be a great time to introduce some new Tier 3 Objectives for Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge and some new Tier 3 11th Objectives!

Looking to learn more? Of course you are! Details about our new Tier 3 Objectives can be found below...

New Tier 3 11th Objectives

Idols Through Time

  • Rewind
    • Complete all previous Tier 3 11th objectives, and all Tier 3 Idols Through Time objectives.
    • A VHS tape floats in the front of the formation.
    • Viewer monsters spawn at random, with a projectile attack.
    • If a ranged monster hits the VHS tape, your area quest progress goes down by 5, unless the quest is already complete.
    • Reach Area 1550.
      REWARD: Faster Free Play Bonus — Increases the Free Play Bonus gained on reset by 100%.

Amusement Park of Doom

  • Queue Up
    • Complete all previous Tier 3 11th objectives, and all Tier 3 Amusement Park of Doom objectives.
    • Monsters drop less Gold.
    • Areas start out more difficult.
    • Royal Crusaders may not be used.
    • Reach Area 850.
      REWARD: Quest Multiplier — Adds a 20% chance for monsters to give double quest progress.

Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge

  • Mountain of Madness
    • Every 15 seconds, a random Crusader becomes infected with paranoia, causing their DPS to zero out.
    • The paranoia also causes the upgrades of Crusaders adjacent to that Crusader to be disabled.
    • Terrifying monsters spawn at random and cannot be killed, except by Firestorm and similar effects.
    • Reach Area 1100.
      REWARD: Extra Mission Idols — Increases Idols gained from Idol missions by 400%.

New Tier 3 Objectives

Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge

  • The Journey of the Ring
    • Four halflings take up spaces in the formation, moving every 50 Areas.
    • A Wizard joins his companions, occupying a slot in the center of the formation.
    • The Wizard buffs both himself and Crusaders adjacent to him based on how many halflings the Crusaders are adjacent to.
    • A Ring Monster spawns randomly, and immediately summons nine Ring Reaper monsters when you kill it.
    • Ring Reapers can count towards quest progress.
    • Reach Area 900.

  • Call in the Eagles
    • Three eagles take up slots in the formation.
    • Bird seed monsters spawn at random.
    • When a bird seed monster is killed, each eagle either buffs or debuffs your formation.
    • Your DPS to monsters is the lowest DPS among all your Crusaders (excluding Clickers.)
      Reach Area 950.

  • Let's Dial In
    • An astronomy arch takes up a slot in the formation, periodically spawning powerful monsters.
    • An alien escort takes the leading spot in the formation, disabling adjacent Crusaders' abilities.
    • Only humans and aliens can be used.
    • Reach Area 950.

  • It's the Climb
    • A country singer takes up a slot in the formation.
    • Your DPS is raised and lowered as she sings.
    • DPS spends more time lowered than Tier 1.
    • Only winged Crusaders can be used.
    • Reach Area 1000.

  • It's Getting Hot in Here
    • A portable volcano takes up a slot in the formation.
    • For every 200 monsters killed, the volcano applies a random buff.
    • The volcano’s heat disables the Formation Abilities of adjacent non-magical Crusaders.
    • Fire falls at random, damaging Crusaders.
    • Volcano now explodes boulders randomly too, which instantly kill a Crusader.
    • Only Projectile Crusaders, and Crusaders with guns, can be used.
    • Reach Area 1000.

  • Vertical Limits
    • Every monster killed causes a random Crusader to get closer to freezing.
    • When a Crusader is frozen, their DPS is 0 and their gear and formation abilities are disabled.
    • Crusaders are chilled even more quickly than on previous tiers.
    • Reach Area 1000.

  • Dead Snow
    • Zombie monsters spawn at random.
    • After 10 zombies are slain, a tougher zombie spawns which can only be damaged by clicks.
    • Zombie Winter, Roboqueen and Dragons get a bonus (100% buff for all FAs) for being in the formation.
    • The stronger zombie spawns after only 5 lesser zombies.
    • All non-boss area quests are changed to kill the Tough Zombie monster.
    • Reach Area 1050.

October 24th, 2019
COTLI: Emo's New Moon 5 

The entity stood before them on four legs, a malignant hulk of flesh and skulls and candles. It had no eyes. It had too many teeth. Yet despite its gruesome appearance, the Crusaders found themselves strangely comforted by its presence. The Evanescent welcomed the Crusaders like a shepherd would their flock, ready take them on a journey into the beyond.

"Come with us," spoke The Evanescent, its mouth filled with row after row of jagged teeth. "We will show you the way..."

The skies have darkened and Emo's New Moon has risen once again. For our second Tier 5 Event, we welcome a new and truly otherworldly new Crusader. Are you ready to journey across the veil with this eldritch monstrosity?

Emo's New Moon 5 runs until Tuesday, November 5th at 12PM PST, introducing The Evanescent and bringing back Wendy the Witch, Jack O'Lantern, Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul, Fright-o-Tron 4000, Viktor the Vampire, and Trixie the Treater!

New Tier 5 Crusader: The Evanescent

Stories tell of beings that escort souls from one existence to another. The Evanescent is one such being, an entity tied to the entropy and transition of all things into... what comes next.

When it comes to your formations, The Evanescent brings something unique to Slot 22. They use The Great Equalizer to grant the base tags of each Crusaders in The Evanescent's column to each other Crusader in the column. For example, if you have Zoraeban, Demonic Angel in your column along with The Evanescent, every Crusader in that column will be an Angel and a Demon in addition to their other base tags.

Vanitas, Bring Me to Life, and Memento Mori each offer more straightforward Global DPS buffs. Candle in the Window buffs Crusaders behind The Evanescent in the formation for each Enchantment Point (EP) from heroes not in the formation, while Until the Mourning increases the potency of the buff. Finally, Samhain increases Global DPS for each unique tag in the formation.

The Evanescent awaits all things. After all, we all die eventually...

New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit The Evanescent | The Evanescent takes up a slot in the formation and disables the DPS and upgrades of adjacent Crusaders with the Support tag. Reach area 400 with the new difficulty scaling.

  • Rest in Pieces | Only Angels, Demons, and Undead Crusaders - along with Trixie the Treater - may be used. Reach area 450.

  • Dreams on Yew Street | Special Freddie monsters have a chance to spawn with each wave of monsters. The Freddies will take out the DPS and upgrades of a Crusader, one Crusader per Freddie on screen. The Freddies disappear when they hit the formation. Reach area 475.

  • The Henry Spooky Photo Show | Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul begins in your formation, and cannot be moved or swapped out. Other Crusaders do no DPS. Riff Raff and Magenta also occupy slots in the formation, changing to different slots every 100 areas. Reach area 500.

  • Halloween Potluck | Wendy the Witch starts in your formation and cannot be moved or swapped out. Damage done to monsters is based on the lowest DPS Crusader in your formation. Trick or Treat Monsters have returned. Each area has double the number of enemies or bosses. Finally, enemies drop less gold and quest items, and the requirements to pass an area are doubled. Reach area 525.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

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 and Tier 5 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.

What About Older Event Crusaders?

Previously-available Emo's New Moon Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of Emo's New Moon 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


Players will have until Tuesday, November 5th at 12:00PM PST to complete Emo's New Moon 5. Good luck!
October 3rd, 2019
COTLI: Carnival of Sorrows 5! 

Come one, come all and step right up! That's right! No mirrors, no tricks! It's just magic!

The fifth edition of the Carnival of Sorrows event is now live, and adds a magic show to its attractions!

This is also our first Tier 5 event! Read on for more details about what's new for this year of events!

Carnival of Sorrows 5 runs until Tuesday, October 15th at Noon Pacific Time, and introduces conjoined twins, Carmen and Petunia!

New Tier 5 Crusader: Carmen and Petunia

Carmen and Petunia both love stage magic. Petunia's specialty is tricks with turning balls into fruits while Carmen is so good at slight of hand, you'll wonder how she did it. Finding less than stellar success advertising as just a magic act, they've embraced being conjoined twins and have been making the money ever since with their new marketing angle: conjoined magicians!

Once you've recruited Carmen and Petunia, you'll find them providing support to your formations that contain female and human Crusaders, and they'll provide their financial skills to help your gold find. They occupy seat 32 on the bench.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders by completing their respective objectives. Sashimi the Seal, Chiyome, The Half-Blood Elf, Mindy the Mime, Mister the Monkey, and Pete the Carney are all once again available to unlock!

What's New for Tier 5

Another year of events means some changes to how events work, and we hope you like them!
  • Accessing the Event | The Fourth Time's the Charm Talent now unlocks Tier 4 objectives and higher, which means it unlocks the Tier 5 objectives if you have it purchased, and it will unlock additional higher objective tiers in the future.

  • Event Idol Bonus | The buff to Idols for completing event objectives now buffs the Boss Idol drops in addition to the normal Idols you earn, though at a different rate from normal Idols.

  • Event Free Plays | Good news everyone! You can now increase the Free Play bonus for free plays on permanent campaigns by completing areas on the event free play!

  • Event Currency Costs | Since there are now 5 tiers of objectives to complete in an event period, we've lowered the cost of the objectives for Tiers 1 to 3, to help those players who are playing catch-up with an event.

  • Starting EP | Tier 5 event Crusaders will come with 450 EP when you recruit them.

  • Tier 5 Objectives | Rather than just go further and further, we're trying something different. The areas you are required to reach to complete the Tier 5 objectives are lower, but the difficulty of the monsters scales up much more quickly.

  • Bonus Skin! | The reward for completing the 5th Tier 5 event objective has been changed. Instead of awarding a Tier 5 event Jeweled chest, the reward is now a skin for one of the event Crusaders! For the Carnival of Sorrows event, the lucky Crusader getting a skin is Chiyome! This skin does not have an effect associated with it, but does make her fit in more with her fellow Carnival Crusaders when she wears it.


New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit Carmen and Petunia | Carmen and Petunia occupy a slot in the formation. They reduce the effectiveness of other columns' formation abilities by 50%. Reach area 400.

  • The Prestige | A dunk tank occupies a slot in the formation and every few seconds a Crusader drowns. Reach area 450.

  • The Illusionist | A crystal ball occupies a slot in the formation and summons visions of your potential future self. Reach area 475.

  • The Carnivorous Carnival | A beast tamer occupies a slot in the formation and summons savage beasts randomly. Only the front spot of the formation can deal DPS to dispatch your enemies. Reach area 500.

  • Fortune's Fool | Some days you just spend it all on trying to win the supreme prize on a rigged carnival game. In this objective, your Idols provide no Gold bonus. Reach area 525.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Carnival 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 and Tier 5 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.

You'll have until Tuesday, October 15th at 12:00pm Pacific Time to complete Carnival of Sorrows 5!
July 24th, 2019
COTLI: Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge, Tier 2! 

At last, Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge joins the rest of the campaign pack, with a slew of new objectives including the tier 1 and 2 11th-slot objectives. Beat them to unlock Arenvarr the Beheaded, and Bonus Idols for the campaign.

This update today sees the addition of eleven objectives for you to tackle on our most recent campaign Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge!

Remaining Tier 1 Objectives

  • Vertical Limits - Reach area 700 while avoiding frostbite.

  • Dead Snow - Reach area 750 while looking out for zombies, with a unique formation.

  • Everest - Reach area 800, if you can still breathe. This Tier 1 11th objective unlocks the Crusader Arenvarr, the Beheaded. Arenvarr's gear can be found in normal Silver and Jeweled chests.

Tier 2 Objectives

  • The Journey of the Ring The journey continues on to area 800, and a Wizard has joined his halfling-friends in your party.

  • Call in the Eagles! Suffer your avian companions for another 200 areas, to reach area 850.

  • Let's Dial In Reach area 850 not only with the pesky Astronomy Arch, but also with an alien influencer who disables the DPS of adjacent Crusaders.

  • It's the Climb Climb to area 900 this time, with your DPS spending more time at 0.

  • It's Getting Hot in Here The volcano is stepping up its game, as you escort it to area 900. Non-magical Crusaders adjacent to the volcano are disabled, and its starting to rain fire.

  • Vertical Limits - Reach area 900 while avoiding frostbite that builds up quicker than in Tier 1.

  • Dead Snow - Reach area 950 while avoiding the faster onslaught of zombies. Never fear though, the deathly chill empowers Zombie Winter, RoboQueen, and all Dragons, doubling the effects of their formation abilities.

  • Just So - Reach area 1000 with everything right where it ought to be. This Tier 2 11th objective unlocks Bonus Boss Idol drops for the Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge campaign and buffs all Bonus Boss Idol drops for all campaigns.


Enjoy!