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October 21st
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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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!
    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!
    May 3rd, 2019
    COTLI: Amusement Park of Doom Tier 4 Objectives 

    It's hard to believe that this campaign went live back in December 2016 but here we are 2.5 years later and we're still going strong — so strong, in fact, that we've added some brand-new Tier 4 Objectives to the Amusement Park of Doom campaign!

    Good luck <3

    Amusement Park of Doom Tier 4 Objectives

    • Roller Coaster - A camera monster spawns to take your picture to commemorate the moment. While the camera is alive, the DPS doesn't change. Reach Area 900.

    • Carousel - The highest two available bench slots (wrapping around) disable the dps and abilities of adjacent Crusaders. Reach Area 900.

    • Log Ride - DPS takes longer to recover, but Tank Crusaders recover theirs instantly. Invincible towel monsters spawn at random. Reach Area 950.

    • Ferris Wheel of Doom - Each rotation a random rotated slot doesn’t have its DPS and FAs disabled and a random non-rotated slot is turned into a tentacle, disabling their DPS and FAs. Reach Area 1000.

    • The House of Horrors - A powerful zombie monster spawns after each blackout. Reach Area 1000.

    • Mauled By Mascots - Two mascots occupy spaces in formation. If they die, all the mascot monsters on screen die. Reach Area 1050.

    • Couples Day - Only the Crusaders on the top row of the bench can be used. Reach Area 1100.
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