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November 30th
Idle Champions: Year's End Festival 2021 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The year is almost over, and we thought we'd celebrate with a Years' End Festival. Let's finish off the year with daily rewards, a day of streaming, a gem shop update, and return to the north for the conclusion of the Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden campaign!

If you're interested in learning more about what's coming with this week's update, you've come to the right place...

Table of Contents


Year's End Festival

It's been a fantastic year for Idle Champions, and we're excited to celebrate with our Community this game we all love! We're rounding out 2021 for Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms with themes appropriate for this time of year: Entertainment, giving, and a positive theme to end what has been another very tumultuous year for most.

Dungeons & Dragons Year's End Festival Daily Rewards

Daily Rewards

Every day during the Year's End Festival you can log in and open a new Celebration chest, but each chest is only available for 24 hours! Each chest contains 5 awesome items, hand-picked by the team here at Codename Entertainment to help you in your adventures. If you get goodies in those chests for content you have not yet unlocked, then your account will retain those items and save them for you to enjoy when you have unlocked those systems in the game!

Once you have claimed at least four daily Celebration chests, you unlock an exclusive Icewind Dale Asharra skin, an epic Asharra feat, and 5 Gold Chests!

Dungeons & Dragons Year's End Festival Icewind Dale Zorbu Key Art

Day Of Streaming

Our Twitch Channel has an exciting day of streaming for you to enjoy! From 9 am - 6 pm Pacific on Wednesday, December 1st you can watch special Q&A streams, interview shows, an exciting musical performance, tons of giveaways and contests, and so much more!

Dungeons & Dragons Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, Part 10

Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, Part 10

This week's content update brings the exciting conclusion of the Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden! With concluding the campaign, we're also bringing Tier 4 & 5 Icewind Dale Blessings to the game.

Additionally, Icewind Dale, Part 10 brings our latest Evergreen Champion, Xerophon. Xerophon can be unlocked by completing A Lesson in Classes the second variant for The Fall of Ythryn adventure.



New Evergreen Champion: Xerophon

Xerophon is a Support Champion who uses their excellent imitation skills to provide valuable information to the rest of the formation. When you want to add Xerophon to your formation you can swap them out with Minsc (Slot 7).

For more information about our latest Evergreen Champion, check out the Idle Champion Spotlight: Xerophon blog post!



New Gem Shop Items

We've added the following skins to the gem shop, which are visible and available once you've unlocked the corresponding Champion:
  • Gelatinous Cube Familiar
  • Feywild Ellywick Skin
  • Witchlight Delina Skin
  • Witchlight Spurt Skin
  • Wyrmspeaker Catti-brie Skin
  • Wyrmspeaker Deekin Skin
  • Pixie Riding a Corgi Familiar

Idle Champions Presents: The Trial of Mount Tiamat

We were absolutely thrilled to present the second season of Idle Champions Presents, an interactive livestream TTRPG experience. For the full recap of the adventure, check out our recap blog post. Warning this blog post contains spoilers.

New DLC Packs

New DLC Packs are now available, featuring bundles of epic skins, familiars, and other awesome stuff to help you on your adventures in the new year! Check out the Idle Champions Presents: Trials of Mount Tiamat recap blog post for more details on Ascendant Skins. Warning this blog post contains spoilers. Full details can be found in the in-game shop, but take a look at what's new in store:



Professor Orb Familiar Pack - The Professor Orb Familiar Pack includes the Professor Orb Familiar, but also 4 Epic Potions of Speed, 4 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, 4 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, and 1 Potion of Polish!

[REDACTED] - We have a special announcement. More into on [Redacted] coming soon!

Feedback Wanted!

These changes are scheduled to go live later today. We very much look forward to your feedback, so please let us know what you think in a Community Q&A or feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, a post on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

November 30th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Xerophon 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Imagine going to sleep as a prisoner in a Netherese floating city, and waking up centuries later on an icy glacier. This Champion is doing their best to turn a rough start into a new beginning.

Xerophon is the latest Evergreen Champion, joining our roster from the finale of Icewind Dale!

I. Xerophon

    Xerophon joins with the Champions in an attempt to avoid the icy tomb of Ythryn, but is very interested in seeing where this new lease on life takes them. As a doppelganger they've had the opportunity to play many roles in their life, and now looks like an excellent chance to try out being a hero!

Xerophon is a Support Champion who uses their excellent imitation skills to provide valuable information to the rest of the formation. This gives their fellow Champions bonuses to all their attacks, helping keep the party moving through any obstacles in the way! When you want to add Xerophon to your formation you can swap them out with Minsc (Slot 7). But first, you'll need to unlock them! You can unlock Xerophon starting on December 1st, 2021, by first completing the final adventure in the Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden campaign: The Fall of Ythryn. Xerophon can then be unlocked by completing the second adventure variant for The Fall of Ythryn: A Lesson in Classes.

II. Xerophon's Stats

Race: Doppelganger Alignment: Neutral
Class: Rogue Gender: Nonbinary
Age: 47

STR: 9 DEX: 18 CON: 13
INT: 12 WIS: 14 CHA: 17

Role: Support

Eligible for Patrons: None

Slot: 7, (Minsc)




III. Xerophon's Design

Xerophon is a character first detailed in the Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden adventure, and is someone who knows much about Ythryn from their time spent there more than 1700 years ago. That knowledge means they play a key role in helping the Champions navigate the necropolis. Additionally, their doppelganger abilities offer crucial support to help overcome multiple encounters with the enemies within the city. With their knives and a few Netherese artifacts at the ready, they're intent on aiding the Champions as best they can!

With the Perfect Imitation Ultimate attack, Xerophon can shapeshift to match a wide variety of enemies, and many of their formation abilities increases the damage bonus given to all Champions while they imitate that creature. Their Specializations help decrease the cooldown on Perfect Imitation, allowing them to keep offering those buffs to the formation.

IV. Xerophon's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Stab — Xerophon attacks a random enemy with their knife.

Formation Abilities

  • Adaptable — Xerophon increase the damage of all Champions by 100%. This is further increased by 25% for each stack of Adaptable they have. Stacks of Adaptable are granted for each Champion that doesn't match the chosen Specialization.
  • Minion Meets Master — When the only enemy alive during Perfect Imitation is a boss, Xerophon increases the damage bonus of Perfect Imitation by 25% per second, stacking multiplicatively. These stacks reset when the ultimate ends.
  • Repeated Imitation — Increase the damage bonus of Perfect Imitation by 5% each time it is used in an adventure, stacking multiplicatively up to 500 times. The stacks reset when the adventure is reset.
  • Weak Spot — Increase the damage bonus of Perfect Imitation by 25% each time the enemy Xerophon is imitating is killed during that use of Perfect Imitation, stacking multiplicatively. The stacks reset when the ultimate ends.

Specializations

Xerophon has a specialization choice for each ability score, each one helps reduce the cooldown of Perfect Imitation based on the number of Champions who match that stat block. Each specialization also adds a stack of Adaptable for each Champion that doesn't meet the criteria.

Strength:
  • High Strength — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a STR score of 13 or higher.
  • Low Strength — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a STR score of 12 or lower.
Dexterity:
  • High Dexterity — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a DEX score of 13 or higher.
  • Low Dexterity — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a DEX score of 12 or lower.
Constitution:
  • High Constitution — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a CON score of 13 or higher.
  • Low Constitution — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a CON score of 12 or lower.
Intelligence:
  • High Intelligence — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with an INT score of 13 or higher.
  • Low Intelligence — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with an INT score of 12 or lower.
Wisdom:
  • High Wisdom — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a WIS score of 13 or higher.
  • Low Wisdom — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a WIS score of 12 or lower.
Charisma:
  • High Charisma — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a CHA score of 13 or higher.
  • Low Charisma — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a CHA score of 12 or lower.

Ultimate Ability

  • Perfect Imitation — Xerophon picks a random non-boss enemy that is alive, or if there are no enemies alive they pick one that they have seen on the current adventure, and shapeshifts to match its appearance for 60 seconds. During this time Xerophon does not attack, but greatly increases the damage of all Champions!

V. Xerophon's Epic Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Global DPS
Slot 3: Adaptable
Slot 4: Minion Meets Master
Slot 5: Repeated Imitation
Slot 6: Weak Spot

VI. Conclusion

We are excited to have Xerophon join your Champion roster as the latest Evergreen Champion! If you have feedback, let us know in a Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

November 30th
ICP: The Trials of Mount Tiamat Recap 
Posted in Idle Champions.

WARNING SPOILERS. This blog contains spoilers for the final episode of Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat.

Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat

Thank you for joining us for Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat. Dungeon Master B Dave Walters (Black Dice Society, A Darkened Wish, Into the Mother Lands) took our three brave parties of Champions through a harrowing campaign across seven episodes, leading them into a direct confrontation against Tiamat with the fate of the Forgotten Realms hanging in the balance.

For a full recap of the adventure check out the Idle Champions Presents: Trials of Mount Tiamat Synopsis blog post In case you missed any episodes or want to rewatch the adventure, check out our YouTube channel. If you want to play through the adventure at home, we will be releasing a PDF of the adventure soon!


We had an exciting seven weeks filled with voting and rewards! As a reminder, all in-game rewards must be claimed before the start of our Year's End Festival, so claim your voting rewards before 12 PM Pacific on Wednesday, December 1st!

As part of voting and with a little Champion rebalancing we had four new feats for our Champions become available - the winners of the votes were unlocked in-game with the conclusion of their votes, but all four will be available for 12,500 gems as of 12 PM Pacific on Wednesday, December 1st.

Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat, The Underground Trial B Dave Walters Erin M Evans Mark Meer Tanya DePass Jason Charles Miller


 Idle Champions Presents: Trials of Mount Tiamat B Dave Walters Hope LaVelle Meagan Kenreck Jim Zub LaTia Jacquise Shareef Jackson


Idle Champions Presents: Trials of Mount Tiamat B Dave Walters Anna Prosser Holly Conrad Satine Phoenix Luke Gygax Trystan Falcone


November 30th Update: Party 3 Champion Rebalance

These changes will be live in-game as of 12 PM Pacific, on Tuesday, November 30th.

Strix will receive the following changes:
  • Additional self DPS buffs at level 160 and 1090
  • Reduction in attack cooldown from 6.5s to 5s

Evelyn Marthain will receive the following changes:
  • Increase base health and health upgrades by 20%
  • Increase Steadfast Might base buff to 100% per enemy (from 25% per enemy)
  • Increase Divine Prayer base effect by 100% (to 200%)

Vlahnya Um'vairar will receive the following changes:
  • Breaking Out Solo - if Vlahnya is in a column by herself or with only one other Champion, her Enthralling Performance effect is increased by 200%.
  • Enthralling Performance stacks now reduce by 10% every 7.5 seconds (down from 20% every 10 seconds)
  • When Vlahnya uses her ultimate, Plane Shift her Enthralling Performance stacks are set to max.

Walnut Dankgrass will receive the following changes:
  • Increase Documancer base effect by 100% (10% instead of 5%)
  • Increase Pen-Paws base effect by 100% (200% instead of 100%)
  • Increase her overwhelm point by 5

Melf will receive the following changes:
  • Increase Melf's Adaptive Support Spell per race effect to 25% per race (up from 10%)
  • Increase Melf's Augmented Support Spell bonuses to 100% each (up from 50%)
  • Triple ultimate damage multiplier

Idle Champions Presents: Trials of Mount Tiamat B Dave Walters Anna Prosser Holly Conrad Satine Phoenix Luke Gygax Trystan Falcone

Ascendant Reinforcement Skins DLC

The Ascendant Reinforcements are here! This new DLC is available as Skin & Feat Packs for Strix, Evelyn, Walnut, Vlahnya, & Melf, or bundled all together at a discount!
  • The Ascendant Strix Skin & Feat Pack contains an unlock for Strix, the new Ascendant Strix Skin, an Epic Feat for Strix, and 7 Gold Strix Chests with 1 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card.

  • The Ascendant Evelyn Skin & Feat Pack contains an unlock for Evelyn, the new Ascendant Evelyn Skin, an Epic Feat for Evelyn, and 7 Gold Evelyn Chests with 1 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card.

  • The Ascendant Walnut Skin & Feat Pack contains an unlock for Walnut, the new Ascendant Walnut Skin, an Epic Feat for Walnut, and 7 Gold Walnut Chests with 1 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card.

  • The Ascendant Vlahnya Skin & Feat Pack contains an unlock for Vlahnya, the new Ascendant Vlahnya Skin, an Epic Feat for Vlahnya, and 7 Gold Vlahnya Chests with 1 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card.

  • The Ascendant Mlef Skin & Feat Pack contains an unlock for Melf, the new Ascendant Melf Skin, an Epic Feat for Melf, and 7 Gold Melf Chests with 1 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card.


Idle Champions Presents will return next year with Idle Champions Presents: Court of the Raven Queen.


November 25th
Idle Champions: Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's time for another Sale! Our Black Friday Sale is now live on all platforms!

The sale has slightly different timing across all platforms. On the Epic Games Store the sale runs from 8 AM Nov 23 - 8 AM Nov 30th, on PlayStation the sale runs from midnight Nov 17th - 4 PM Nov 30th, on Steam and all other platforms, the sale runs from 10 AM Nov 24 - 10 AM Dec 1st. All times Pacific.

Read on for more details about what's on sale...

Starter Packs

  • Celeste Starter Pack, get an AWESOME boost to your power with a full set of rare items and an exclusive Golden Epic for Celeste! We'll also toss in 10 Gold Chests to power you up even more! This pack is on sale at a discount of 90% and includes:
    • Ornate Headband of Faith (Golden Epic)
    • Golden Gauntlet (Rare)
    • Thick Scalemail Belt (Rare)
    • Copper Amulet (Rare)
    • Chainmail Boots (Rare)
    • Ornate Holy Symbol (Rare)
    • 10 Gold Chests

  • Nayeli Starter Pack, Get a boost to your power with a full set of rare items and an exclusive Golden Epic for Nayeli! We'll also toss in 20 Gold Chests to power you up even more! This pack is on sale at a discount of 90% and includes:
    • Figurine of Wondrous Power (Golden Epic)
    • Ornate Breastplate (Rare)
    • Dwarven Mithral Shirt (Rare)
    • Paladin's Gauntlets (Rare)
    • Devoted Holy Symbol (Rare)
    • Strong Magical Greatsword (Rare)
    • 20 Gold Chests

  • Bruenor Starter Pack, Get a boost to your power with a full set of rare items and an exclusive Golden Epic for Bruenor! We'll also toss in 5 Gold Chests to power you up even more! This pack is on sale at a discount of 75% and includes:
    • Gold Beard Clips of the Clan (Golden Epic)
    • Well Used Axe (Rare)
    • Thick Sturdy Belt (Rare)
    • Dark Iron Ring (Rare)
    • Strong Shield (Rare)
    • Mithral Helm (Rare)
    • 5 Gold Chests

    Familiars

    • Slink, the Gremishka Familiar Pack is on sale at a discount of 50% and includes not only the Slink, the Gremishka Familiar, but also 2 Epic Potions of Speed, 2 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, and 2 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance!

    • Grant the Baby Blue Dragon Familiar Pack is on sale at a discount of 40% and includes not only the Grant the Baby Blue Dragon Familiar, but also 4 Epic Potions of Speed, 4 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, 4 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, and 1 Potion of Polish!

    • Zoonie the Hell Hound Pup Familiar Pack is on sale at a discount of 40% and includes not only the Zoonie the Hell Hound Pup Familiar, but also 6 Epic Potions of Speed, 6 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, 6 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, 6 Epic Potions of Fire Breath, and 1 Potion of Polish!

    Skin & Feat Packs:

    • The Pirate Havilar Skin and Feat Pack is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack will unlock Havilar if you don't already have her and includes Havilar's Pirate Skin & her Connoisseur of Fancy Things Epic Feat. This pack also includes 7 Gold Havilar Chests with one guaranteed Shiny Equipment card.

    • The Red Panda Orisha Skin and Feat Pack is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack will unlock Orisha if you don't already have her and includes Orisha's Red Panda Skin and her Wings of Tails Epic Feat. This pack also includes 7 Gold Orisha Chests with one guaranteed Shiny Equipment card.


    Theme Packs

    • Pirate Alyndra & Griff Theme Pack, is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack will unlock Alyndra if you don't already have her, and includes Alyndra's Pirate Skin and her Pirate Crew Epic Feat. This pack also includes the Pirate Griff Familiar, 16 Gold Alyndra Chests with two Shiny Equipment cards, 1 Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter.

    • Pirate Briv & Phlo Theme Pack, is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack will unlock Briv if you don't already have him, and includes Briv's Pirate Skin and his Pirate Plating Epic Feat. This pack also includes the Pirate Phlo Familiar, 16 Gold Briv Chests with two Shiny Equipment cards, 1 Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter.

    All Star Packs

    • The Champions of Renown Year 2 All-Star Pack is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack unlocks the following event Champions if you haven't already unlocked them in-game: Aila, Paultin, Shandie, Spurt, and Walnut. This pack includes the exclusive Clone Walnut Skin, as well as 16 Aila Gold Chests, with two guaranteed Shiny Equipment cards, 16 Paultin Gold Chests with two guaranteed Shiny Equipment cards, 16 Shandie Gold Chests with two guaranteed Shiny Equipment cards, 16 Spurt Gold Chests, with two guaranteed Shiny Equipment cards, and 16 Walnut Gold Chests, with two guaranteed Shiny Equipment cards.

    Cyber Monday Wild Offer Flash Storm

    The Cyber Monday Wild Offer Flash Storm starts at Noon Pacific and goes through December 1st at Noon Pacific.
    • Wild Offers will be available every 3 hours.
    • You'll need to do an in-game action (change party, load the game, reset an adventure) to get a new offer triggered, and it won't start until the current offer expires.
    • We've added feats, and some wild offers may include a combination of a feat/skin/champion.
    • There will only be one wild offer at a time, and in-game the timer will count down from 3 hours.


    You can find more information and details in the in-game store when the sales are live!
November 24th
Idle Champions: November 2021 Adventure Variants 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Warning: There be Dragons ahead!

Today's update brings 11 new adventure variants across 5 campaigns! Each campaign has one or more variants themed around different chromatic dragons, these new adventure variants will test the mettle of your formations!

Also joining us today in the fight against dragons is Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat Party 2's favorite little ally, Red the Squirrel!


Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Variants

Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Adventure Variants

  • Leemooggoogoon Rises: Volo's Guide to Kuo-toa
  • Help the Kuo-toa while Volo and his friend chat you up.
    • Volo and a Kuo-toa join the formation, chatting up your team.
    • Champions adjacent to Volo and/or the Kuo-toa have their base attack cooldown increased by 1 second; it does not stack.
    • Complete area 400.

  • Neutral No More: Crimson Perception
  • Head to Mantol-Derith, while a young red dragon causes havoc.
    • In each boss area a young red dragon appears. You must defeat this additional boss to advance.
    • Only Champions with WIS of 14 or higher can be used.
    • Complete area 450.

  • Encroaching Madness: Maroon Madness
  • Explore Mantol-Derith while you deal with some wyrmlings who shouldn't be there.
    • Red Wyrmlings appear in each area. They don't drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
    • Red Wyrmlings should not be in Mantol-Derith. When a Champion kills a Red Wyrmling, they are stunned for 4 seconds as they try to understand what's happening.
    • Only Champions with WIS 12 or lower can be used
    • Complete area 450.


    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Variants

    Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Adventure Variants

    • A Botched Kidnapping: This Quest Stinks!
    • Help Volothamp Geddarm with a small task while dealing with a stinky foe.
      • Two skunks accompany the formation, but don't worry: Volo vouched for them!
      • Champions adjacent to the skunk deal no damage (but their formation abilities still work).
      • Black Dragon Wyrmlings appear in each area. They drop no gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
      • Complete area 225.

    • Trollskull Manor: Home Not So Alone
    • An annoying goblin has taken up residence in Trollskull Manor and put up defenses!
      • Each boss fight, a Blockade and a Goblin appear. The boss is invulnerable until the Blockade and Goblin are taken out. When the Goblin is defeated, they run off the screen instead of disappearing.
      • Gold Find is reduced by 99%.
      • Complete area 250.


    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Baldur's Gate Descent into Avernus Variants

    Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus Adventure Variants

    • The Wandering Emporium: When the Going Gets Tough
    • Hold back indestructible stone golems with your toughest champions!
      • Each wave spawns one invulnerable Stone Golem.
      • Only Champions with CON of 15 or higher can be used.
      • Complete area 450.

    • Tiamat's Army: Fight Dragons with Dragons
    • A terrible curse slows down any champion that isn’t a Dragonborn!
      • Non-Dragonborn champions attack cooldown is tripled, making them attack less often.
      • Blue Dragon Wyrmlings appear in each area. They drop no gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
      • Complete area 475.

    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden

    Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Adventure Variants

    • The Radiant Nightmare: Tough Acting
    • Chase down Xardorok's Chardalyn Dragon with your toughest champions!
      • Only Champions with STR of 14 or higher and CON of 15 or higher can be used.
      • Complete area 400.

    • Waiting on Sunrise: A Chilling Encounter
    • Race to save Termalaine with a White Dragon on your tail!
      • Every 5 seconds, a random champion is Stunned for 5 seconds due to the freezing cold.
      • With each boss, an extra white Dragon Wyrmling boss with 25 armored HP appears. The main boss is invulnerable until the white dragon is defeated.
      • Complete area 425.

    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Wild Beyond the Witchlight Variants

    Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventure Variants

    • Tall Tales: An Unexpected Geist
    • Learn about the history of the Champions by listening to creepy Ghost stories!
      • One Specter appears in each wave. They drop no gold, nor do they count towards quest progress. When they are killed, they respawn in the same location after 5 seconds. The Specters move 200% faster.
      • Complete area 250.

    • The Witchlight Carnival: A Dragon Against Us
    • Uncover the mysteries of the Witchlight Carnival while evading dragons.
      • Green Dragon Wyrmlings appear in each area. They drop no gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
      • Only Champions with DEX of 15 or higher can be used.
      • Complete area 300.


    New DLC

    Dungeons & Dragons Red the Squirrel

    Red the Squirrel, the delightful ally of Party 2 of Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat, arrives as a familiar who can join your adventures!! The Red the Squirrel Familiar Pack includes Red, the Squirrel Familiar, 6 Epic Potions of Speed, 6 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, 6 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, 6 Epic Potions of Fire Breath, and 1 Potion of Polish.

    See the in-game Change Log for more information!
    November 17th
    CNE Extra Life 2021 

    Welcome Back, Extra Life!

    It's hard to believe that it's that time of the year again with how this year has flown by, but it's already time for Codename Entertainment Extra Life 2021! We're excited to bring back our day of streaming after a year of hiatus! We are also absolutely thrilled to say that this is our eighth year fundraising for Extra Life!

    For those who may not know, Extra Life is a wonderful program set up to raise donations for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. The money raised is donated as unrestricted funds for hospitals to use as needed. But the best part? We can help by doing what we love to do: gaming!

    For more information about the Extra Life program, check out their FAQ.

    What's the Plan for 2021?

    Last year we had to cancel our in-person ExtraLife festivities at the very last minute due to changing COVID restrictions. However, we were thrilled that we still managed to raise over $20,000 CAD for BC Children's Hospital in 2020.

    We're hoping to do better in 2021!

    This year we are delighted to bring back our 24-hour ExtraLife Stream. Starting at 9 AM Pacific Time (PT) on Friday, November 19th until 9 AM PT on Saturday, November 20th, we are excited to offer a jam-packed schedule of game programming. We've got shows based on Dungeons & Dragons, Dark Souls Speedruns, Beat Saber, Dalgona Challenge, Phasmaphobia, and much more. We will have both virtual and CNE HQ-based streams, and you can check out our full streaming schedule on the Codename Entertainment Extra Life Page. You can also donate in-game by purchasing our Extra Life 2021 DLC packs, or directly through the Extra Life pages for any of our currently-supported games. Check out the individual game pages for more details!


    Bush Whacker 2
  • Extra Life DLC: Extra Life Charity Pack, the Extra Life PC Pack, and the Extra Life Kitty Pack.


    Crusaders of the Lost Idols
  • Extra Life DLC: Dr. Theo Taskmaster Pack


    Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms
  • Extra Life DLC: Star the Displacer Beast Kitten Familiar Pack


    Also, you can check out the Codename Entertainment Extra Life page here.

  • November 10th
    Idle Champions: Feast of the Moon 5 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    During Feast of the Moon, residents of the Sword Coast pay homage to the deeds of legendary heroes by visiting their crypts and graves.

    When the Champions arrive at The Crypt of Legends, they find hordes of undead crawling up from the depths. Something is making the dead heroes rise, and the answer will require a descent into the depths to discover the cause...

    Feast of the Moon 5 introduces Widdle, the Dhampir Gnome Wizard, played by Meagan Kenreck who you can see as Widdle on Idle Champions Presents the Trials of Mount Tiamat, airing Mondays at 4PM Pacific on the CNEGames Twitch. You can also catch her as Widdle on Heroes of the Planes Tuesdays at 6PM Pacific on the Demiplane Twitch.

    This event also brings back Penelope "Half-Pint", Circle of the Moon Druid and Warlock from Heroes of the Planes, and brings back Sentry, the Warforged Paladin (Oath of the Ancients) from High Rollers: Aerois. Players have until Monday, November 22nd at 12PM Pacific to complete your Feast of the Moon 5 unlocks and objectives.

    New Champion: Widdle



      Widdle's life goal is the destruction of Strahd, but with 423 years of gnomish wisdom, she realized she still needed more time. Becoming a dhampir seemed like the best option, and now she uses her enhanced speed and fearsome fangs to help her friends and show that being a dhampir does not make you a monster. With a big personality and an even bigger blunderbuss, she's ready to deal with any challenge!

    Widdle is a Support, Healing and Speed Champion who's vampiric charms can buff the damage of her allies while encouraging them to attack faster. But all this battle can make a dhampir hungry, and those she buffs look extra tasty to oncoming enemies, making them spawn faster. When you want to add Widdle to your formation you can swap her with Celeste (Slot 2).

    II. Widdle's Stats

    Race: Dhampir Gnome Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
    Class: Wizard Gender: Female
    Age: 423 Affiliation: Heroes of the Planes

    STR: 18 DEX: 15 CON: 13
    INT: 17 WIS: 12 CHA: 11

    Role: Healing, Support, Speed

    Eligible for Patrons: Strahd

    Slot: 2, (Celeste)


    III. Widdle's Design

    We've been adding the Heroes of the Planes to our Champion roster for quite a while, and it's a wonderful joy to have Meagan Kenreck honor us by bringing the final member to the party! Meagan is a Twitch streamer, graphic designer, photoshop enthusiast, and advocate for inclusivity. She's also known as Sofieus on Silver and Steel, the co-host of "Todd and Meagan talk D&D", and also plays as Widdle in "The Adventures of Widdle and Rend", a D&D one on one show with her Husband, Todd, who plays as Rend.

    Widdle always seems to be grinning as she leads the charge into adventure or battle. She focuses on increasing the damage and speed of her friends, boosting adjacent Champion damage with Vampiric Gaze while reducing their base attack cooldowns by encouraging them to Hurry Up Now. Her Specializations boost her damage buff based on specific ability scores, and her Vampiric Bite Ultimate attack not only does enormous damage to a random enemy, but heals herself and her friends.

    For more information on Widdle and her abilities, check out her Champion Spotlight!

    Year Five Variants


    • Variant 1: Dhampiric Nature — Widdle begins in the formation. She can't be moved or removed. Undead Enemies deal 200% additional damage and move 200% faster. Gold Find is reduced by 99%.
      Getting to know Widdle: Widdle charms her adjacent allies with her Vampiric Gaze, increasing their damage. However, as a Speed Champion, she also increases enemy spawn speed with each adjacent ally! Fill in your formation quickly, Widdle's at the wheel!
      Complete Area 75.

    • Variant 2: Strahd's Test — Widdle may have a vendetta against Strahd, but she's also eligible for his Patron variants. As such, the dark lord has set up a test for our latest Champion. At each boss level, an additional undead boss appears:
      • Area 5: Lich
      • Area 10: Zombie Adventurer
      • Area 15: Powerful Will-o' Wisp
      • Area 20: Zombie Kobold King
      • Area 25: Armored Ranged Skeleton
      • Area 30: Weakened Vampire
      • Area 35: Revenant
      • Area 40: Mummy
      • Area 45: Bone Naga
      • Area 50: Strahd on Horseback
      Complete Area 125.

    • Variant 3: A Widdle of This, A Widdle of That — Widdle begins in the formation. She can't be moved or removed. The Base attack cooldown of all Champions is increased by 5 seconds. This increase does not affect Heroes of the Planes Champions. A Giant Rat accompanies the formation, intent on becoming friends with Widdle's pet rat Gerard. Widdle said not to hurt it.
      Getting to know Widdle: Widdle's Hurry Up Now ability grants a chance for adjacent allies to have their base attack cooldown reset after attacking. Level her up quickly to gain access to this necessary skill for this variant.
      Complete Area 175.

    IV. New DLC

    Dungeons & Dragons Widdle

    Also launching with Widdle is the Ascendant Widdle Theme Pack! This pack includes an unlock for Widdle, the new Ascendant Widdle Skin, the Rat #59 AKA Gerard familiar, Widdle's Epic First into the Fray Feat, which increases Tasty Friends by 80%, 1 Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter, and 16 Gold Widdle Chests with 2 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Cards.

    Dungeons & Dragons Widdle

    Also launching with Feast of the Moon 5 is the Ascendant Penelope Skin & Feat Pack! This pack includes an unlock for Penelope, the new Ascendant Penelope Skin, Penelope's Epic Friendly Tales Feat, which increases Have You Met My Friends by 80%, and 7 Gold Penelope Chests with 1 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card.

    Dungeons & Dragons Widdle

    Last but not least, launching as well with Feast of the Moon 5 is the Ascendant D'hani Skin & Feat Pack! This pack includes an unlock for D'hani, the new Ascendant D'hani Skin, , Dhani's Chromatic Foe Epic Feat, which increases Paint Them Red by 80%, and 7 Gold D'hani Chests with 1 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card.

    For information on previous years' variants, check out the Feast of the Moon 4 blog. And if you have feedback, let us know in a Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!
    November 5th
    Idle Champion Spotlight: Widdle 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    With a burst of supreme speed this gnome dhampir will always shoot first and ask questions later. Some may see her as a monster, but to her companions she's a friend with sharp teeth and an even sharper smile!

    Widdle is the final Champion to take a place next to her friends Orkira Illdrex, Avren, Penelope, Freely, Briv Steelmarrow, and Alyndra Sarrbarand from Heroes of the Planes! She joined the Heroes while on a mission to rescue her friend Rend from the clutches of Strahd von Zarovich, and will continue to help them as she participates in the Feast of the Moon next week!

    I. Widdle



      Widdle's life goal is the destruction of Strahd, but with 423 years of gnomish wisdom, she realized she still needed more time. Becoming a dhampir seemed like the best option, and now she uses her enhanced speed and fearsome fangs to help her friends and show that being a dhampir does not make you a monster. With a big personality and an even bigger blunderbuss, she's ready to deal with any challenge!

    Widdle is a Support, Healing and Speed Champion who's vampiric charms can buff the damage of her allies while encouraging them to attack faster. But all this battle can make a dhampir hungry, and those she buffs look extra tasty to oncoming enemies, making them spawn faster. When you want to add Widdle to your formation you can swap her with Celeste (Slot 2).

    Ia. Heroes of the Planes Updates

    Widdle is the final Heroes of the Planes Champion, and with her release we've updated several members of the group! Widdle is the first Champion to be released with the Speed tag, but we are also adding that tag to many other Champions, including Widdle's friend Briv Steelmarrow. Those tags will be updated on November 10th with the launch of Feast of the Moon. You can find out more about what the Speed tag means, and see what Champions it is being added to, in our Speed update blog!

    When the full Heroes of the Planes family is assembled on Nov 10th, we will also update Alyndra's Portent Ability to include Briv, Orkira and Widdle. Here's her fully updated ability:
    • Heroes of the Planes — If Portent is applied to a Champion under the effect of certain Heroes of the Planes Champions' abilities, those effects are increased in power:
      • AvrenMirror Image effects on the Portented Champion +100%.
      • FreelyUnlucky For Them +100% for each Portented Champion affected by Luck of Yondalla(stacking multiplicatively).
      • PenelopeChwinga Mask: Tools for the Job Charm +100% for each Portented Champion affected by Chwinga Mask (stacking multiplicatively).
      • BrivNetherese Steel effect on Portented Champion +100%.
      • OrkiraElemental Fire effect +100% for each Portented Champion eligible for Lesser Restoration (stacking multiplicatively)
      • Widdle — All three of Widdle's effects from Vampiric Gaze increased by 100% on Portented Champions.
    Finally on November 2nd we released an update to Penelope Half Pint who receive the following changes:
    • Minor Eruption's AOE applies the Have You Met My Friends debuff to all affected enemies
    • Max Story Time stacks increased to 40, up from 25
    • Increase base effect of Have You Met My Friends from 300% to 500%
    • Increase Tools For the Job Charm gold bonus to 15% of total buff, up from 10%

    II. Widdle's Stats

    Race: Dhampir Gnome Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
    Class: Wizard Gender: Female
    Age: 423 Affiliation: Heroes of the Planes

    STR: 18 DEX: 15 CON: 13
    INT: 17 WIS: 12 CHA: 11

    Role: Healing, Support, Speed

    Eligible for Patrons: Strahd

    Slot: 2, (Celeste)


    III. Widdle's Design

    We've been adding the Heroes of the Planes to our Champion roster for quite a while, and it's a wonderful joy to have Meagan Kenreck honor us by bringing the final member to the party! Meagan is a Twitch streamer, graphic designer, photoshop enthusiast, and advocate for inclusivity. She's also known as Sofieus on Silver and Steel, the co-host of "Todd and Meagan talk D&D", and also plays as Widdle in "The Adventures of Widdle and Rend", a D&D one on one show with her Husband, Todd, who plays as Rend.

    Widdle always seems to be grinning as she leads the charge into adventure or battle. She focuses on increasing the damage and speed of her friends, boosting adjacent Champion damage with Vampiric Gaze while reducing their base attack cooldowns by encouraging them to Hurry Up Now. Her Specializations boost her damage buff based on specific ability scores, and her Vampiric Bite Ultimate attack not only does enormous damage to a random enemy, but heals herself and her friends.

    IV. Widdle's Abilities

    Basic Attack

    • Blunderbolt — Widdle fires a firebolt from her enormous Blunderbuss, damaging a random enemy.

    Formation Abilities

    • Vampiric Gaze — Widdle charms those adjacent to her with her Vampiric Gaze, increasing their damage by 100%.
    • Hurry Up Now — Champions affected by Widdle's Vampiric Gaze have a 25% chance to immediately reset their base attack cooldown after they attack.
    • Tasty Friends — Champions affected by Widdle's Vampiric Gaze look extra tasty to enemies. Each affected Champion increases the monster spawn speed by 10%, stacking additively.
    • Only As Slow As The Fastest Link — Champions affected by Widdle's Vampiric Gaze have a basic attack cooldown equal to the quickest of the affected Champions.

    Specializations

    • Strong and Steady — The effects of Widdle's abilities on Champions affected by Vampiric Gaze are increased by 50% on Champions with a STR or DEX score of 12 or higher.
    • Mind and Body — The effects of Widdle's abilities on Champions affected by Vampiric Gaze are increased by 50% on Champions with a INT or CON score of 12 or higher.
    • Wisdom and Confidence — The effects of Widdle's abilities on Champions affected by Vampiric Gaze are increased by 50% on Champions with a WIS or CHA score of 12 or higher.

    Ultimate Ability

    • Vampiric Bite — Widdle leaps out and ferociously bites a random enemy, dealing enormous damage. She then leaps back into the formation where her Vampiric Bite heals her and everyone affected by Vampiric Gaze for an amount equal to her own max health.

    V. Widdle's Epic Equipment



    Slot 1: Global DPS
    Slot 2: Global DPS
    Slot 3: Vampiric Gaze
    Slot 4: Tasty Friends
    Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
    Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

    VI. Conclusion

    We are thrilled Widdle has sped her way into our Champion roster, and can't wait to see her join her Heroes of the Planes family in your formations! If you have feedback, let us know in a Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

    November 5th
    Idle Champions: Speed Champions 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Up to this point, Idle Champions has had five official role tags: Tanking, DPS, Healing, Support, and Gold Find. However, there’s always been an unofficial sixth tag - the 'Speed' tag - and it's about time we made that tag official.

    There’s been some debate within the community about what constitutes a Speed Champion. We’re here to put the debate to rest and introduce an official ‘Speed’ tag. Champions can receive the Speed tag for any ability that helps a player clear an area faster. This can occur in a number of ways; for example by progressing the rate of the game (Shandie), increasing the rate at which enemies spawn (Deekin), decreasing the area requirements needed to complete the area (Sentry), or skipping an area altogether (Briv), to name a few possibilities.

    Widdle will be the first Champion released with a 'Speed' tag, and with the same update we will be retroactively adding the tag to the following Champions: Briv, Deekin, Havilar, Hew Maan, Melf, Minsc, Sentry, Shandie, and Xander.

    With this in mind, we thought it would be prudent to list all Speed Champions and highlight which of their abilities qualifies them for the tag.

  • BrivUnnatural Haste — Briv has a 25% chance of sprinting forward quickly on steel-springs after completing a new area, skipping the next area entirely. This action consumes 4% of his Sprint stacks and requires at least 50 stacks to occur. When you reset the adventure, all stacks of Steelbones that Briv has gained convert into stacks of Sprint, which persist between resets until they are used by this ability. If the chance of springing forward surpasses 100%, you will have a 100% chance to skip 1 area, with the overflow counting towards your chance to skip 2 areas. If you skip a boss area in this way, the gems, chests, red jewels, etc. from it are collected automatically.
  • DeekinConfidence in The Boss — When Deekin's excitement levels are low (<5 stacks), he causes monsters to spawn 50% faster.
  • HavilarDemon Sickness: Dembo — Demons have a 50% chance of dropping two quest items or counting for two kills when killed.
  • Hew MaanTeamwork: Zrang — Enemies have a 25% chance to drop double quest items or count for double quest progress.
  • MelfMelf's Speedy Supplement — Melf provides one of the following effects at random. A new effect is chosen at random every 50 areas.
    • Increase the chance to spawn an additional enemy with each wave by 25%
    • Increase enemy spawn speed by 25%
    • Increase the chance of double quest drops by 25%
  • MinscBoastful — Whenever a non-boss enemy spawns there is a 10% chance a second enemy will spawn and a 2% chance two additional enemies will spawn. Not active in boss areas.
  • SentryCreate Echo: Echo Resolution — If Sentry wasn't attacked at any time in the current area, and the current area is your highest area unlocked when you transition to the next area there is a 30% chance that the quest requirements in that area will be reduced by 20%.
  • ShandieDash — When the formation has not come under attack for 60 seconds, Shandie speeds up the formation by 25%.
  • XanderLucky Shot — Whenever Xander lands a killing blow on an enemy, or an enemy affected by Distraction is killed, there is a 10% chance that the enemy awards double quest progress.
  • Widdle — Widdle has three speed abilities:
    • Hurry Up Now — Champions affected by Widdle's Vampiric Gaze have a 25% chance to immediately reset their base attack cooldown after they attack.
    • Tasty Friends — Champions affected by Widdle's Vampiric Gaze look extra tasty to the enemies. Each affected Champion increases the monster spawn speed by 10%, stacking additively.
    • Only As Slow As The Fastest Link — Champions affected by Widdle's Vampiric Gaze have a basic attack cooldown equal to the quickest of the affected Champions.


    We would love to hear about your feedback about our Speed Champions on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

  • November 3rd
    Idle Champions: Wild Beyond the Witchlight, Part 2 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Jenks & Squiddly are missing from the Witchlight Carnival! While searching for them we find our way into the Feywild, but it's not what we expected.

    Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventures, Tall Tales and The Witchlight Carnival, in order to access these new Adventures.



    Thieves of the Coven

    Dive deeper into the mysteries of the Witchlight Carnival while you continue to look for Jenks & Squiddly.
    Reach area 250.
    • Variant: Sticky Fingers — Dive deeper into the mysteries of the Witchlight Carnival while a thief steals your gold!
    • Sowpig appears in each boss area. You must defeat her to progress.
    • Gold Find is reduced by 99%.
    • Reach area 200.

    Hither of the Feywild

    Venture into the Feywild, learning about this mysterious plane while you search for your lost friends.
    Complete area 300.
    • Variant: Don't Breathe the Marsh Gas Venture into the Feywild, avoiding the effects of the marsh gas.
      • Additional Marsh Gas Bubbles appear in each area. They don't drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
      • Only Champions with a ranged or Magical base attack can be used.
      • Complete area 350.




    New DLC

    Named by the Idle Champions players and featured in Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat, Puff has arrived to help you through your adventures! The Puff the Myconid Sprout Familiar Pack includes Puff, the Myconid Sprout Familiar, 2 Epic Potions of Speed, 2 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, and 2 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance.

    We would love to hear about your experiences in the Feywild on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

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