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April 8th
COTLI: Grimm's Idle Tales Tier 5 Objectives 

Today's update includes eight new Tier 5 Objectives in the Grimm's Idle Tales campaign! Power up and tell yourself a tale as old as time...

Grimm's Idle Tales Tier 5 Objective Updates


Not in Kansas Anymore
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • All boss areas now have 4 waves of monsters before the boss, and the Bossing Around talent is disabled.
    • All bosses are replaced by the Silver Slipper boss monster.
    • All companions start in the formation in area 1 and rearrange every 50 areas.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 525.
  • Awards 625 rubies.

What Big Teeth You Have
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • All Crusaders except those with the Magical tag can be used.
    • Gold find is disabled for longer after a wolf is killed.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 525.
  • Awards 625 rubies.

Sleeping Beauty
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Starting at area 26, 12 of the first 36 bench seats are put to sleep.
    • Sleeping bench seats now change every 50 areas.
    • Monsters move quicker towards the formation.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 525.
  • Awards 625 rubies.

Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • The White Rabbit and Mad Hatter now change spots every 50 areas.
    • The Mad Hatter supports the Queen of Shades and will disable the upgrades of adjacent Crusaders for every 15 Card monsters killed.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 575.
  • Awards 675 rubies.

Let It Go
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • The Snow Queen's heart is even colder now.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 575.
  • Awards 675 rubies.

I Like Potatoes
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • All Crusaders except those with a Dragon tag can be used.
  • Reach Area 575.
  • Awards 625 rubies.

The Lion King
  • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • Only Crusaders affected by Artaxes Roar! can do DPS.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 575.
  • Awards 675 rubies.

Holiday Hoopla
  • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
    • New for Tier 5:
    • The Grinch now moves every 50 areas
    • In addition to Bush Whacker and Nate Dragon, only Tier 2 and Tier 3 event Crusaders can be used.
    • Areas get harder much more quickly.
    • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
  • Beat area 575.
  • Awards 675 rubies.


Enjoy these new challenges!
February 17th
COTLI: Season 3, The Waterways, Arrives! 

There be treasure in these walls...lots of water, but also treasure! If you're ready to take up the task, read on for what changes come with season 3: The Waterways!

Season 3: The Waterways

The Dungeons are open again with season 3: The Waterways!

We've changed up the following formation this season:


Dark Dwellers

Other Changes for Season 3

  • Dungeon Points, Dungeon Coins and Idol Bonus limit Extended - The cap on the Dungeon rewards has been increased from area 14,000 to area 15,000.

  • Changes to the Idol Bonus - We've adjusted the Idol bonus from the lower areas of a dungeon objective to be a bit more generous for players new to the dungeons.

  • More Awesome Rewards! - Both the free and the Benefactor's pass route have had their reward amounts tweaked considerably, with more crafting materials, cooler buffs and drops for the Rune System to help your progress and start using those 5th slot runes!

  • Quality of Life Changes! - We've added some much-requested quality of life changes to the Dungeons, including seeing how many weekly objectives you have left on the objective selection screen!

  • Season 2 Skins Now Available! - If you missed getting these skins during the previous season, you can now purchase them for Dungeon Coins!

  • 5th Slot Runes Debut

    Season 3 also marks the debut of the 5th slot runes. Throughout the season, we'll be releasing the 5th slot runes in batches, starting with the base 20 Crusaders.

    The 5th slot runes unlock awesome power for the Crusaders, with most of them buffing existing upgrades. The higher the level, the better the bonus!

    The 5th slot on a Crusader is unlocked using the Arcane Geode, found from Dungeon rewards and through a weekly mission in the mission system.

    Enjoy!
    February 11th
    COTLI: Merci's Mix-Up 6! 

    Merci is nothing if not tenacious. After five years of trying to find a match for a Valentine's Day outing, he's still game to try and try again with help from his ever growing collection of friends.

    This year he's bringing in the flowers: Rosoideae!

    It's time for Merci's Mix-Up 6!

    Merci's Mix-Up 6 runs until Tuesday, February 23rd, introducing Rosoideae and bringing back Alacrity the Matchmaker, Rocky the Rockstar, Sally the Succubus, Warwick the Warlock, Katie the Cupid, Frankie the Demon Crooner, and Ishtar!

    New Tier 6 Crusader: Rosoideae

    Tags: Event, Demon, Flora, Tank, Support, Male, Female


    They’re a rose bush demon! What does that mean, what is their job? Trundle around every Valentine's distributing rose bouquets due to popular demand? Or the opposite - they visit now-flowerless rose bushes and console them?

    Rosoideae is a tank rosebush, here to support other demon and flora Crusaders! When you want to bring them into your formation, you can find them in slot 32.



    New Tier 6 Objectives

    • Recruit Rosoideae |Rosoideae takes up a slot in the formation Rocky the Rockstar and Sally the Succubus take up spots in the formation and can't be moved. Only Rocky does DPS. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 600.

    • Driver's License | Warwick the Warlock and Katie the Cupid take up spots in formation and can't be moved. The formation has been changed. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 650.

    • Dearest 0x0000FF | Frankie the Demon Crooner takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Only Demon or Flora Crusaders can be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 675.

    • Mom Cherry |Ishtar takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Only Royal Crusaders can be used. Tired Mom monsters spawn, living for a short amount of time, and don't count as a kill or drop items for area progress. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 700.

    • You Broke Me First |Alacrity the Matchmaker takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. The formation only does DPS when Alacrity has all 3 Imps out. 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, February 23rd at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Merci's Mix-Up 6!

    For more info on previous Merci's Mix-Up Crusaders and objectives check out the Merci's Mix-Up 5 blog post.

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Valentine's 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.

    December 16th, 2020
    COTLI: The Nate Before Christmas 6! 

      O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree -- how angry are thy branches...!
      O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree -- how much you embody the rage of nature and bring the wrath of the elements down upon us all!

    Once again The Nate Before Christmas blesses our doors, and this year we are visited by a princess of snow: Odile, Snowflake Defender!

    The Nate Before Christmas 6 runs until Tuesday, December 29th at 12PM PST, introducing Odile, Snowflake Defender and bringing back Frosty the Snowman, RoboSanta, The Dark Helper, RoboRudolph, Xander the Xmas Dragon, Wrena the Fair and Kris, the Enraged Elemental!

    New Tier 6 Crusader: Odile, Snowflake Defender

    Tags: Event, Magical, Female, Healer, Supernatural, Gold, Good


    In the Realm of Berwin, Odile was the first-born daughter of Queen Odessa and King Ambros. The Realm of Berwin, also known as the Domain of Winter, was one of the four realms dedicated to fighting the dark spirits of the otherrealm and protecting the spirits of the seasons. Not only were the royal family of Berwin already strong ice magic users, but when Odile was born, the Spirit of Winter itself appeared and bestowed some of its magic upon her.

    As she grew up, Odile began training in secret with her mother, but it soon became apparent that her powers were much stronger than Odessa's, even in one so young. Whispers of Odile's power made their way to the otherrealm where the Spirit of Destruction, Glut, had been resting for many years. Glut sent minions out to investigate the rumours surrounding Odile. One small shadow spirit succeeded and brought the news to its master.

    Glut attacked the realm of Berwin, laying waste to the area as he made his way to capture Odile, bringing an air of blight to the once pristine world. Odessa and Ambros managed to hold off the first wave of dark spirits, but Glut had grown in power in its time away. To buy some time and save their people, the royals decided to send Odile away, wiping her memory and transporting her to Earth. Craving the power within, Glut abandoned its siege and followed Odile's trail through the realms though it would take time to find her.

    Odile, now living with her new glamoured family as Odette, continued to grow up and lead a normal, mundane life. But Glut's minions eventually stumbled into the right realm and found the missing princess, causing the Spirit of Winter to break the seal her parents had placed. Odile remembered her powers, her family, and with her memories regained, she stepped into her role of Snowflake Defender, ready to help the Crusaders on their quest.

    New Tier 6 Objectives

    • Recruit Odile, Snowflake Defender |Odile takes up a slot in the formation. Frosty the Snowman and RoboSanta take up spots in the formation and can't be moved. Only Crusaders affected by Frosty's Chilling Power or RoboSanta's Expensive Toys will do DPS. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 600.

    • Chocolate Spaghetti | RoboRudolph and the Dark Helper take up spots in the formation and can't be moved. Businessmen spawn randomly and target a random Crusader while they're alive. Targeted Crusaders will have their DPS reduced to 0 while the businessman who targeted them is alive and for 10 seconds afterwards. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 650.

    • Guardians Risen | Xander the Xmas Dragon takes up a slot in the formation and can't be moved. A fiery escort takes up a slot in the formation and changes positions every 100 areas. Fireball monsters spawn randomly and provide either a debuff or buff when killed. These stacks persist until you reset the world. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 675.

    • It's a Wonderful Life | Wrena the Fair takes up a slot in the formation and can't be moved. Only Wrena does DPS. The formation has been changed. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 700.

    • Stygian Christmas | Kris, the Enraged Elemental takes up a slot in the formation and can't be moved. Cerberus monsters spawn randomly and live longer than normal monsters. 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, December 29th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete The Nate Before Christmas!

    For more info on previous Nate Before Christmas Crusaders and objectives check out the Nate Before Christmas 5 blog post.

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Christmas 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.

    October 21st, 2020
    COTLI: Rune System and Season 2 Launch! 

    Get ready to tackle the Clocktower and power up your Crusaders with the all-new Rune System! What's the Rune System you ask? Keep reading to find out!

    Season 2: The Clocktower

    The Dungeons are open again with season 2: The Clocktower!

    We've changed up the following 3 formations:


    Playing It Old School



    Free For All



    Sunday Stroll


    Other Changes for Season 2

  • Rotating Dungeon Points and Dungeon Coin Bonuses Improved - They've been increased up from 10% to a 125% bonus.

  • Dungeon Points, Dungeon Coins and Idol Bonus limit Extended - The cap on the Dungeon rewards has been increased from area 10,000 to area 14,000.

  • Changes to the Dungeon Points and Dungeon Coin drops - The drop formulas have been tweaked a bit, due to the changes in the bonuses, but they also start earlier now.

  • More Awesome Rewards! - Both the free and the Benefactor's pass route have had their reward amounts tweaked considerably, with more crafting materials, cooler buffs and drops for the Rune System to help your progress!

  • More Achievements - We've added more achievements for going deep on the Dungeon objectives, plus the Season 2 completion achievement!

  • Lil' Reaper Now Available! - If you missed getting this cutie during the previous season, you can now purchase it for Dungeon Coins!

  • Extra Levels Beyond Level 25! - The season itself still ends at level 25, but you've got some extra levels to chase for even more crafting materials!


  • Introducing the Rune System

    Epic gear being elusive? Or Legendary gear taking a while to level up again? Runes are here to give you a power kick and make some changes to your play!

    The Runes

    There are five types of Runes available to slot on your Crusaders: Fire, Water, Air, Earth and Soul. What power each unlocks depends on the Crusader you're assigning the rune to, otherwise each type of rune is identical.

    You can level up runes by dragging a rune to the Merge box in the rune inventory, or by dragging a rune of the same level and shape onto a rune slot on the Crusader that already has a rune assigned to it. Merging runes to reach level 6 and higher will cost 1 Legendary Catalyst each time in addition to the two runes of the same level and shape.



    Rune Screen

    The Rune screen is where all the magic happens. You can choose between viewing the list of Crusaders in the Formation, Crusaders who have Runes Slotted, and All Crusaders. Clicking on a Crusader from the list will bring up their personal slots and the list of their rune bonuses.

    You can unlock the slots on a Crusader in any order. The first slot is free, and the rest will cost Legendary Catalysts, increasing in cost as you unlock more slots. Once a slot is unlocked, you can slot in a Rune and start seeing the benefits of the bonus.

    Crusaders' Runes provide different effects based on their role, such as Gold Find for Gold Finders Crusaders. That applies to the first 3 slots.

    Slot 4 on every Crusader provides them with a mission system boost. There are 4 possible effects that slot will unlock:
    • Increase the Gold won from Gold Missions.
    • Increase the EP won from EP Missions.
    • Chance that the rewards from the mission can be doubled.
    • Reduce the duration of missions longer than 2 hours in original duration.
    Slot 5 on every Crusader will have a buff unique to them, which we will be adding over time.

    Once assigned to a slot on a Crusader, you normally cannot remove a Rune, just upgrade it. There is a rare item, Rune Solvent, that will allow you to remove all slotted Runes from a particular Crusader. You can find Rune Solvents from a mission in the mission system.



    How to Acquire Runes

    You'll be able to get Runes by opening Runic chests, and specific Rune types of certain levels as rewards from some season milestones. You can also get the Runic chests from the following locations:
    • The real money Chest Store, from the Runic chest tab.
    • Up to 2 chests per week from the Ruby Exchange.
    • Up to 3 chests per week from the Challenge Token store.
    • Up to 3 chests per week from the Dungeon Depot.
    • Up to 2 chests per week from the Mission System.
    • Season reward milestones.


    Have fun with the new season and the new Rune System!
    June 25th, 2020
    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 9th, 2020
    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.
    March 20th, 2020
    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.
    February 14th, 2020
    COTLI: Merci's Mix-Up 5! 

    Merci is nothing if not tenacious. After four years of trying to find a match for a Valentine's Day outing, he's still game to try and try again with help from his ever growing collection of friends.

    This year he's bringing in the big guns: a professional Matchmaker!

    It's time for Merci's Mix-Up 5!

    Merci's Mix-Up 5 runs until Wednesday, February 26th at 12PM PST, introducing Alacrity the Matchmaker and bringing back Rocky the Rockstar, Sally the Succubus, Warwick the Warlock, Katie the Cupid, Frankie the Demon Crooner, and Ishtar!

    New Tier 5 Crusader: Alacrity the Matchmaker

    Alacrity the Matchmaker isn't your stereotypical demon. They're bubbly, vivacious and willing to help out your team with their skills, and some help from their impish friends.

    The flow of magic in your formation will affect Alacrity with the Metamorphosis Mastery upgrade. When you have more magical than non-magical tagged Crusaders next to Alacrity, they'll change into their female self. When it's more non-magical than magical adjacent, Alacrity will switch to their male self. If there's a even amount of magical and non-magical Crusaders around them, they'll remain their bubbly Non-Binary self.

    Alacrity is so friendly, that they're able to summon 3 Imp friends to help them, and you, out:
    • Summon Scamp - If Alacrity is adjacent to at least 2 Support tagged Crusaders, they'll summon Scamp. When Scamp is active, monster spawn speed is increased by 50%. This is buffed when Alacrity is in their male form, and can be buffed by their Love Meter equipment.

    • Summon Trickster - When there are at least 2 Angel or Demon tagged Crusaders in the formation, Trickster will be summoned. While Trickster is around, they'll summon a special Imp monster every 10 seconds, which counts for area progress and drop extra gold when killed. Spawns will double when Alacrity is in their Non-Binary form and you can reduce the summoning timer by collecting Alacrity's Letterhead gear.

    • Summon Scoundrel - When Alacrity is adjacent to at least 4 other Crusaders, Scoundrel will show up. Scoundrel provides the formation with a 50% global DPS buff per each adjacent Crusader, which is increased when Alacrity is female.

    • Familiarity - The imps continue to help out with this upgrade, providing an extra buff to the gold find provided for having Crusaders who share tags with Alacrity in formation.
    When you want to add Alacrity to your formation, you can find them in slot 31 on the bench, swapping with Bridget and Xygallix.

    New Tier 5 Objectives

    • Recruit Alacrity | Alacrity is chilling out in a slot in the formation and reduces all Crusaders DPS to 0 if there are an unequal number of Male and Female Crusaders in it.
      Reach area 400.

    • Pairing Off | If any Crusaders have more than 1 Crusader adjacent to them, all DPS is zero.
      Reach area 450.

    • A Pox on Commercialism | Only Valentine's hating Crusaders are available. Check the in-game Restrictions for the list of the available Crusaders.
      Reach area 475.

    • 'Match' Maker | A fiery spirit occupies a spot in the formation. It deals damage over time to the highest and lowest DPS Crusaders in the formation, if there are two or more Crusaders in formation.
      Reach area 500.

    • Valentine's Day | A bitter heart occupies a spot in formation and disables Crusaders if you hurt its feelings.
      Reach area 525.

    Help! Where’s the Loot?

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


    Players will have until Wednesday, February 26th at 12:00PM PST to complete Merci's Mix-Up 5.
    February 7th, 2020
    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!
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