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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.

July 23rd
COTLI: Littlefoot's Big Adventure 5! 

You've been home long enough - it's time for another expedition into the great outdoors! Pack your bags, gather your supplies, and venture out into the wild beyond as we embark on Littlefoot's Big Adventure 5!

This year's event runs until Tuesday, August 4th at 12PM PDT, introducing Koivu the Dryad and bringing back Langley, the Conductor, Rosie the Rocklechaun, Beary McBearFace, Penny the Park Planner, Ranger Rayna, and Littlefoot!


New Tier 5 Crusader: Koivu the Dryad

Tags: event, supernatural, flora, male, magic, support, good


Koivu the Dryad is heading out into the world, ready to start a new adventure for a new chapter in his life, having transitioned to a male form after long and thorough self-reflection. He's excited to make new friends with the other Crusaders and he's willing to lend his magic, and his squirrel friend, to help out while they're exploring what all the worlds have to offer.


New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit Koivu the Dryad | Koivu the Dryad takes up a slot in the formation. Flora Crusaders receive a buff. Non-Flora Crusaders receive a debuff.
    Reach area 400.

  • Creatures in the Night | Dangerous monsters appear from the night. These special monsters are invulnerable unless targeted by Imani's Marked for Death ability. Areas are shrouded in darkness.
    Reach area 450.

  • Supernatural Delight | Only Base 20 Crusaders and the Tier 1 Event Supernatural Crusaders can be used.
    Reach area 475.

  • Fauna Exploring Flora | Only Animal Crusaders can be used in this reworked formation.
    Reach area 500.

  • Campfire RPG | Every boss is a twenty-sided die: the boss is randomly either a 1, 10 or 20. If it's a 1, its weaker than normal, if it's 10 then it's normal health, if it's a 20, it's stronger than normal.
    Reach area 525.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Bigfoot 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 Littlefoot's Big Adventure Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of Littlefoot's Big Adventure 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


Players will have until Tuesday, August 4th at 12:00PM PDT to complete Littlefoot's Big Adventure 5.
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.
June 25th
COTLI: Introducing The Dungeons & The Crypt 

Hail Crusaders!

You may have heard whispers about "uncapped objectives" swirling around this year and wondered what they were. Well, wonder no more! It's time to descend into The Dungeons!


Welcome to The Dungeons

What are the Dungeons you might ask? Well, it's a set of 10 new objectives for you to enjoy, with a major bonus: no maximum DPS cap! That's right, you can now see how far your formation building will take you without running into an invisible wall! The Dungeons are available to try once you've completed the From the Ashes Tier 3 Objective in the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign.

These objectives come with all-new formations that range from 12 to 15(!) spots to place your Crusaders, challenging you ascend to new heights while expanding your creativity. And getting deeper into these objectives is good, as it will net you more rewards in the form of Dungeon Coins, an all-new currency arriving with this update. Dungeon Coins can be spent on various items in the new Dungeon Coin shop, The Dungeon Depot, helping you gain even more additional power to push your formations even further.


10 New Formations

We wanted to give you a brief introduction to the 10 new formations, so without further ado, here they are!



Playing it Old School

This formation will look familiar to most players, as it's a take on Ready Player Two with the bottom spot of the middle column removed, leaving it with 13 spots for you to build your formation with. But we have faith you can make it work!



Free for All

This formation features two columns of 4 Crusaders each for you to experiment with, as you build a formation that works with the 12 spots you have available.



Fun and Games

Two columns of 4 again, but with different adjacent spots for the center two spots and the extra front spot gives you some more variety in this formation of 13 Crusaders.



Under Fire

Another riff on the Ready Player Two formation, but this time with the center 2 spots having more adjacent spots than in the original.



Sunday Stroll

Another 13 spot formation for you to try out, starting big on the outside and going in to the lone center spot. How far can this formation take you?



Dark Dwellers

14 spots for you to play with in this N-shaped formation, featuring 3 columns of 4 Crusaders each and a couple Mindy friendly spots, but those two solo spot columns might prove tricky to craft around.



Making Waves

The first 15 spot formation of the new formations. Ride the wave as you make this formation work.



Jungle Journey

Another 15 spot formation, with columns of 4 and more of your Crusaders clustered together. We're excited to see how you can take advantage of this shape to push as far as you can.



Achieve Flight

With 14 spots and a column of 4, this evil eye formation might not be so evil after all, especially with its Mindy friendly spots.



Dungeon Crawl

The final new formation is also 14 spots for you to fill, with yet another column of 4, flanked by columns of two and bounded by columns of 3 Crusaders.


We hope you enjoy busting out your formation crafting with these new formations!


New Rotating Buff System

But we can hear you ask, why would I do any objective other than the ones with the excellent 15 spot formations?

Good question player! Well, the Dungeons also feature a rotating buff system. So of the 10 objectives, 3 will be assigned a buff to give you a bonus for doing that objective. The buffs will rotate to 3 different objectives every time you reset the world off of an objective in The Dungeons. So you can benefit from doing an objective with a smaller formation if you do it while it has the buff that you currently want.

The three buffs that will rotate are:
  • Bonus Idols - Gain anywhere from 0.01% of your current total Idols at the time you reset the world, up to 3% depending on how deep you get before resetting the world on an objective when it has this buff. Ka-ching!

  • Bonus Dungeon Coins - Gain 10% more Dungeon Coins from this reset when you choose an objective that has this buff. Dungeonlicious!

  • Bonus Dungeon Points! - Gain 10% more Dungeon points from this reset when you choose an objective that has this buff. Cryptastic!
Dungeon points, you ask? Let's continue on to the next section.


New Season: The Crypt

The Dungeons update will also introduce our new 'Seasons' mechanic to the game and our first season: The Crypt! Complete the whole season and in addition to the in-game achievement for beating it, you'll unlock our adorable new Crypt-themed taskmaster, Li'l Reaper.




So what's the short and long of it?

  • If you have access to the Dungeons objectives, you can participate in the season.


  • You have 12 weeks to earn enough Dungeon Points to clear all 25 levels and earn all the prizes, including Li'l Reaper.


  • For our first season, The Crypt, Dungeon points are only earned from completing objectives in the Dungeons.


  • The deeper you go on an objective, the more points you get.


  • You can do 15 objectives for Dungeon points a week for free, letting you choose when you can invest your time in earning those points.


  • If you need additional runs to earn your Dungeon points, you can spend Dungeon Coins in the Dungeon Depot to access additional runs for the week.




Want even more goodies than you can earn for free? You can support Crusaders by purchasing the Mysterious Benefactor's pass at any time. You'll immediately be able to claim any premium rewards you've already unlocked and you'll be able to claim the others as you meet the season goals.

We're looking forward to your feedback on this new addition to Crusaders! Get your delving on!



F.A.Q. for Dungeons and The Crypt Season

  • Q: What are the Dungeon objectives?

    A: They are a series of new objectives for you to test your mettle against. The maximum number cap has been removed, so you can go as far as your heart desires and see what your true DPS is in these all-new formations.


  • Q: How do I access the Dungeons objectives?

    A: Once you've completed the Tier 3 Objective From the Ashes in the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign, objectives for The Dungeons will become available from the campaign selection screen.


  • Q: Why no bonus boss Idol drops?

    A: Because the bonus boss Idols drops are based on the areas reached and the maximum number cap has been removed for these objectives.


  • Q: Will I get progress towards my Free Play Bonus by doing these objectives?

    A: No, these objectives do not count towards that bonus, as these are special types of objectives and that bonus is for rotating through the free plays on the permanent themed campaigns.


  • Q: What do I get from doing the Dungeons objectives?

    A: You get the all-new Dungeon Coins to purchase items from the new Dungeon shop; and Dungeon points for the current season. The debut season is The Crypt.


  • Q: Can I only do these objectives once?

    A: No, you can do each objective multiple times. The only limit is your weekly allowance of runs.


  • Q: How do I see my season progress?

    A: You can click on the all-new Dungeons button on the Rosette tab at the bottom of the screen, the one with your Achievements, Stats and Challenges information.


  • Q: Why is the season geared towards veterans? How can I make progress?

    A: The season is meant to be additional end game content, but we still want mid level players to have access to the dungeon objectives. You can still earn points, especially if you take advantage of the buff that gives more Dungeon Points from a reset. You do also have the twelve weeks to try and get up into the higher echelon of power, and you can purchase extra runs for Dungeon Coins in the later weeks if you've managed to raise your power levels by then.


  • Q: What happens if I can't complete the first season?

    A: The top prize for the season will become available for Dungeon Coins in the Dungeon Coin store a few weeks after the season completes.


  • Q: Do I have to claim the rewards right when I unlock them?

    A: No, you can wait to claim them until you're ready to use them. However, if the season has ended, any unclaimed rewards will automatically be claimed at the end. Rewards will be awarded if you are in the game when the season ends, or the next time you log in if your game is closed when the season ends.


  • Q: If I purchased the Mysterious Benefactor's pass during the previous season, do I get the rewards in the current season?

    A: No, but you keep all of the permanent rewards you've earned from the old season.


  • Q: How do I buy the Mysterious Benefactor's pass?

    A:
    • Launch Crusaders of the Lost Idols.
    • Navigate to the current season's dialog.
    • Click on the purchase button.
    • Benefit!


  • Q: What if I buy the Mysterious Benefactor's pass late in the season?

    A: You will receive all of the rewards up to your current level, retroactively, and you can claim them at any time after you've purchased the pass.


  • Q: What happens when the season ends?

    A: All the rewards you haven't claimed yet will be auto-claimed.

    If you are currently on a dungeon objective that would get you points for the season, those points will be applied to the new season once you reset that objective.
April 30th
COTLI: Gardeners of the Galaxy 5! 

Unrelenting alien plants return, and it's up to the Gardeners of the Galaxy to stop them. It's time for a new strategy. You've fought plants with fungus, but what about fighting plants with other plants?

Enter Drosenthes, a new Crusader bringing the power of photosynthesis to your formation!

Gardeners of the Galaxy 5 runs until Tuesday, May 12th at 12PM PDT, introducing Drosenthes and bringing back Mycall the Mushroom, Rex the Wrestler, Grandmora, Spaceking, Broot, and Robbie Raccoon!


New Tier 5 Crusader: Drosenthes

Growing... consuming... Drosenthes has germinated in the beyond and brings with it a unique symbiotic relationship for the Crusaders in your formation.

Slow Digestion grants a charge for every 5 monsters killed, stacking up to 10. Once per second, if any Crusader is below 50% health, Slow Digestion consumes one stack to heal all Crusaders for 50% of their total health. This pairs with Induced Bioluminescence, which damages human and animal Crusaders for 10% of their maximum health each second while at the same time increasing Global DPS for every human and animal Crusader, stacking multiplicatively.

Drostenthes offers unique utility to your formation:
  • Endless Hunger spawns an additional monsters based on the number of monsters killed and Drosenthes' equipment.
  • Photosynthesis increases DPS for every 25 levels over and including 200.
  • Patient Hunter increases the drop rate of Quest Items.
  • Cosmic Botany increases the DPS from Induced Bioluminescence for each Flora Crusader in the formation.
  • Entomophage helps your formation to grow, boosting Global DPS.
Life, death, rebirth. Devour or be devoured. The cycle of life is embodied in no other Crusader the way it is in Drosenthes.


New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit Drosenthes | Drosenthes starts in the formation. Monsters spawn slower. Monsters are much tougher. Monsters move across the screen slower.
    Reach area 400.

  • Gardeners, Grow! | Talent effects are disabled. Only Gardeners of the Galaxy Crusaders can be used. Grandmora starts in the formation.
    Reach area 450.

  • Planet Bulk | Special bulk monsters spawn, and randomly disable one Crusader in your formation while the bulk monster is alive.
    Reach area 475.

  • Willowy Willows | Only Flora and Dragon Crusaders, plus Slot 1 Crusaders, can be used. Special Willow tree monsters spawn, with random effects.
    Reach area 500.

  • Hard Labor | Area difficulty increases rapidly. Crusaders take 10% of their max HP as damage for each monster killed in an area. Crusaders in the center column of the formation have their DPS and formation abilities disabled.
    Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Gardeners 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 Gardeners of the Galaxy Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of Gardeners of the Galaxy 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


Players will have until Tuesday, May 12th at 12:00PM PDT to complete Gardeners of the Galaxy 5.
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