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April 24th
Idle Champions: Turn of Fortune's Wheel Part 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

This week the Turn of Fortune's Wheel campaign continues! Help a witch find her lost pet in The Witch and the Wyrmling and journey into a town of modrons in Inversion. After that, put your formations to the test with new Adventure Variants! This update also includes Tier 3 Blessings!

Read on to learn more about these adventures.

Note: You will need to have completed the previous two Turn of Fortune's Wheel adventures, Welcome to the Outlands and Crystalwork, in order to access these new adventures.

Dungeons & Dragons Turn of Fortune's Wheel Variants

The Witch and The Wyrmling

Assist a witch with a time dragon problem. Assist a time dragon with a witch problem.

Dungeons & Dragons The Witch and the Wyrmling

The Champions are adjusting to life on the Walking Castle as it makes its way towards Automata - their first gate-town stop. Along the way, they are visited by an ancient time dragon that seems to know all of them, and before they can ask too many questions, flies off into the Outlands. But things aren't quiet for too long because a witch on a flying broomstick crash lands in the castle next! She needs the Champions' help and they're ready for adventure!

    Variant

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wyrmling - Assist a witch/time dragon problem with some Tabaxi help.
    • A global debuff is applied that increases monster health by 1000%, monster speed by 100%, and area requirements by 100%. This debuff stacks multiplicatively three times, with one stack being removed for each Tabaxi Champion in the formation.
    • Complete area 750

Inversion

Enter the town of modrons, with modrons on top of modrons.

Dungeons & Dragons Green Slaad

The Champions arrive in the gate-town of Automata - a town full of modrons! But, not all is well as they quickly realize that their multiversal glitch is not only noticeable by the modrons, it causes them to attack the Champions! Fighting their way through the town they find the entrance to the gate blocked, but a local in the government has offered to help in exchange for tracking down a thief. Now, the Champions must descend into the depths of Automata - a place called Inverse - and find the stolen goods!

    Variant

    Time Inversion - Enter the town of modrons, with a dragon by your side.
    • You may not use Chaotic champions.
    • Eonstaryx joins the formation. Champions next to Eonstaryx attack faster as their (normal) attack cooldown is 2 seconds faster, while everyone else has an attack cooldown that takes 10 seconds longer.
    • Complete area 800

Turn of Fortune's Wheel Tier 3 Blessings

  • Armor of Acheron - Local: Increase the health and healing received for Tanking Champions by 25% for each Champion with a Ranged base attack in the formation.
  • Heroes of Arcadia - Local: Increase the damage of Champions with total ability scores of 78 or higher by 50%.
  • It's Pandemonium! - Local: Increase the damage of all Chaotic Champions by 100%.
  • The Gift of Mechanus - Global: Increase Modron XP earned by 10%,


We would love to hear about your experiences in the Outlands! Join our community and start a conversation:
April 12th
Bush Whacker 2's 12th Anniversary! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy 12th Anniversary Bushwhackia!

This event starts at noon on Friday April 12th!

Your friends in the Commons event area are up to something--and they need your help!

Be warned, this post contains SPOILERS for the event! You may want to play the first couple days of the event before reading these details!

Developer Turn-in Stations

The developers of Bush Whacker 2 are running the turn-in stations. Over the course of the event, you can find Typo Reports, Bug Reports and Suggestions in the bushes to turn in for event progress. Can you flood the poor developers with enough to earn the 100% reward?

Quests

Four daily quests will help you gain progress as well, starting with the quest for Gnome parts. The developer gnome quest has been updated with 5 more gnomes. Each completion will award you a random developer gnome and there are now 43 of us to collect. Note, if you have less than 38 gnomes, you'll get 2 gnomes per turn in until you catch up.

Later on, there will be a daily quest to test your Bush Whacker knowledge with trivia questions, featuring 2 new questions! Plus the return of Linus (from Halloween) who will have a sweet reward and of course, 12 years of whacking bushes has taken its toll, so it's best if you help to replant.

Familiar friends, like Nate and Kaine, will also have quests as the event goes one.

Costume Contest

Do you have a favourite outfit from among the all the Custom Items over the years? Well, you can now show them off! Once you build the Costume Contest area, you can enter your favourite outfit and vote. New winners will be chosen daily, and will get a small treat. You can ask Alexis what your current bracket is if you're participating in the day's contest. Brackets are top 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 500+.

The Cake Isn't a Lie!

And what is an anniversary without cake? Not a very good one! A souvenir cake will appear on Thursday April 18 at Noon PDT and be available to interact with until Monday April 22nd at Noon PDT.

New for 2024:

This year's update includes:

- 5 VIP reward tiers!
- new costume items in the store!
- new ranch items in the store!
- new pet packs!
- new mount packs!
- new holiday 100% reward!
- Added new cake
- Added new quest
- Added 5 new developer gnomes
- Added 2 new trivia questions
- Rebalanced turn-in progress. You can get 100% by completing all the quests and turning in station items found while whacking a minimum of 3 energy bars worth of bushes
- Fixed Linus not showing ! or ? icon after you complete/start one of this quests and the other is available/ready
- Changed the costume contest to have submissions and voting occur on separate dates so all participants are available to be voted on at the same time regardless of timezone and time of submission

Holiday Trees

If you can complete the event, you'll earn this awesome 100% reward: The Anniversary Tree!

Achievements

-- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT
There are a total of SIXTEEN possible achievements to earn in the Anniversary event.

Returning Achievements

Surprise!? - Help set up your own surprise party (Finish the set up and last-minute set up tasks.)
Support Ticket - Do a turn-in at each turn-in station.
Papers, Please - Do 50 turn-ins at each turn-in station.
Know Your Stuff - Complete the Trivia Daily Quest 5 times.
Lookin' Sharp - Enter the costume contest.
Best Buddies - Complete the event quests for Kaine and Nate.
Fashion Critic - Vote 50 times in the Costume Contest!
Gnomevelopers - Earn all 8 developer gnomes from the 2016 Anniversary Event.
Gnomevelopers 2 - Earn all 16 developer gnomes from the 2018 Anniversary Event.
Gnomevelopers 3 - Earn all 32 of the anniversary developer gnomes
Gnomefier - Craft anniversary developer gnomes 5 times

New Achievements

Decoration Dozens - Purchase all the 12th Anniversary Event items*
Gnomevelopers 4 - Earn all 43 of the anniversary developer gnomes

Retired Achievements

We also have 3 achievements from previous years which may be earned by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

Decade Dressing - Purchase all the 10th Anniversary Event items
Anniversary Mementos - Purchase all the 6th Anniversary Event items.
Celebrate Good Times - Purchase all the 4th Anniversary Event items!
*The Mini Golf piece isn't required to complete the Decoration Dozens achievement.

Ride In Style

Mount Packs

To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, all new mounts are available this weekend, from March 8th to 11th!

The Bush mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!

The Rosebush and Twilight Bush are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts produce their own unique sparkly particles when you ride them!

Pet Packs

Three new pets can be picked up April 19th to 22nd in Pet Packs bursting with goodies! Want them all? Grab them all for less in the bundle! From left-to-right they are the Bush Buddy, Kitsune Kit, and Megalodon Pup!



Post your plans for the next year of adventuring with Bush Whacker 2 on the forums!

The event will run until Friday April 26th at Noon PDT!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which developer gnomes are available?
    There are now FORTY THREE developer gnomes available. You can collect one at random each time you do the Gnome Parts daily quest. Note, if this is your first time doing the event, you'll get 2 gnomes per turn in.

  • Why do I want to help Linus daily?
    The more times you help him, the better your reward at the end of the event. His quest can be reset with the VIP power to reset daily quests.

  • Will this event repeat next year?
    Good question! We'll tell you next year!

  • How does the Costume contest work?
    You can enter the contest once per day. Once you've entered you cannot change your entry, so choose wisely. Throughout the day players can vote on other entries much like the screenshot contests from Halloween and the Spring Garden events. At midnight, the top 5 rated entries win, and a new contest begins! Winners get a unique title and an energy pack, but cannot enter the contest again for 3 days.

  • What adds to my event progress?
    Doing turn-ins at the 3 stations and completing quests for the NPCs in the area.

  • How can I find the turn-in station items?
    Just keep whacking bushes and critters. The Holiday Item Runes and Pets will help attract them as well or you can use a VIP Voucher or Token on the Event Drops boon.

  • Do I have to ask my friends to help with the turn-in stations?
    No, you don't have to. They just allow you to gain event progress faster.

  • Do I have to do the achievements?
    No. Completing the goals for the achievements is totally optional. You get either a large energy pack or a title for your character from them, no event progress.

  • Where can I see all the achievements available and how to get them?
    Either on the holiday dialog, the achievements dialog, or on the blog.

April 5th
BW2: April 12th, 2024 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Anniversary Event (April 12th, 2024)

- Updated the Anniversary Event:
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added new cake
- Added new quest
- Added 5 new developer gnomes
- Added 2 new trivia questions
- Added 3 new pets available the second weekend of the event
- Added new event mounts in Bush Bucks sale and mount packs, available the first weekend of the event
- Rebalanced turn-in progress. You can get 100% by completing all the quests and turning in station items found while whacking a minimum of 3 energy bars worth of bushes
- Fixed Linus not showing ! or ? icon after you complete/start one of this quests and the other is available/ready
- Changed the costume contest to have submissions and voting occur on separate dates so all participants are available to be voted on at the same time regardless of timezone and time of submission
April 3rd
Idle Champions: Greengrass 7 
Posted in Idle Champions.

A great cosmic conflict has spilled out upon the prime material plane.

While celebrations to mark the start of spring begin in the quaint Sword Coast town of Triboar, a Githyanki raiding party descents from above, raining destruction.

It's up to the Champions to defend the innocent and figure out what has drawn the attention of the Gith and their Endless War. It's time for Greengrass 7!

Greengrass 7 has arrived! It introduces Gale, the Human Wizard from the 2023 Game of the Year - Baldur's Gate 3. This Support Champion brings the might of Mystra to the Absolute Adversaries and your formations! It also reintroduces Penelope "Half-Pint", the Halfling Druid from the Heroes of the Planes. You can learn more about the rework to Penelope below. Also, you can choose three of eight previous Champions to unlock over the course of Greengrass 7!

As a reminder: Adventure Variant information can now be found in the corresponding Champion's Spotlight. This change is being made so that all information about a Champion and their adventures can be found in one place.

Table of Contents


Gale

Dungeons & Dragons Gale

    Gale of Waterdeep was a prodigious archmage, his talents earning him the attention of Mystra, the goddess of magic. At her side, he learned all that mortals might accomplish with the Weave, in time earning his place as her lover, and her Chosen. And yet, he was not satisfied. In an attempt to prove he was ready for even greater power, he accidentally unleashed 'the orb' - a highly volatile fragment of pure Weave, corrupted by Netherese magic, which buried itself in his chest. Cast out by Mystra, humbled by his downfall, he does all he can to prevent the orb's cataclysmic detonation, watching for his chance to get back everything he lost, and more.

Gale is a support champion that buffs Champions in the two columns ahead of him and debuffs monsters the first time he attacks them. Gale will have access to all of Elminster's Patron adventures and variants, and is ready to be unlocked in the first seat opposite Bruenor.

Learn more about Gale in our Champion Spotlight!

Penelope

Dungeons & Dragons Penelope Half-Pint

    Penelope "Half-Pint" is a halfling who just wants to be everyone's best friend, even if they are evil, or a plant, or a rock. With friends that already include a treant named Neverember and a clan of chwinga that have adopted her, Penelope is ready for anything! She has the heart of a true hero and will always stand by her friends...until she goes into shrub mode of course.

Penelope is a Support, Gold Find, and Healing Champion who focuses on crowd control by slowing and debuffing enemies. She'll have her insect friends ready for when you swap her with Arkhan in seat 12.

Learn more about the changes coming to Penelope in our Reintroduction Spotlight!

Flex Champions

Flex Slots allow players to unlock additional Champions and earn chests during events, choosing from a pool of retired Champions associated with the event. This pool of retired Champions includes the Champions from previous years of the event as well as some Champions whose events have been retired. This event's Flex Slot pool includes:

  • Orkira (Seat 1)
  • Spurt (Seat 3)
  • Antrius (Seat 4)
  • Gazrick (Seat 7)

  • Catti-brie (Seat 7)
  • Nrakk (Seat 8)
  • Aila (Seat 9)
  • Melf (Seat 12)

New Patron: Elminster

Dungeons & Dragons Elminster

The Sage of Shadowdale himself, Elminster Aumar, is the newest Patron in Idle Champions! Elminster joins Zariel, Mirt the Moneylender, Vajra Safahr, and Count Strahd von Zarovich as the fifth Patron. To unlock Elminster you'll first need to complete 250 Adventure Variants and unlock 100 Champions. Once you've done that it will cost 100,000 Gems and 10,000 Currency from the first four Patrons.

Elminster has agreed to be the Champion's patron, but only for the newest Champions! A Champion must have been released or reworked in an event in the last 3 years (including evergreens) to be used.

Elminster Patron Shop

With a new Patron, comes a slew of new shop items! In addition to the normal Patron shop items, Elminster's shop will contain feats and skins for the 3 Champions who are always eligible for his variants: Gale, The Dark Urge, and Dungeon Master, a new exclusive familiar, and a GE Potion! Dungeons & Dragons Patron Store

Elminster Feat Details

Dungeon Master:
  • Rare Feat to increase the age of his Patience Young Ones! ability by 5 years.
  • Epic Feat to increase his Disappearing Act ability by 80%

  • The Dark Urge:
  • Rare Feat to increase his Embrace/Resist the Urge specializations by 40%
  • Epic Feat to increase his damage by 120%

  • Gale:
  • Rare Feat to increase his An Experienced Sage ability by 40%
  • Epic Feat to change Gale's alignment to Neutral Good


  • Events 2.0

    Event Changes

    Events 2.0 is a significant update to the events system in Idle Champions. Because players will now be able to unlock more Champions, content, and rewards through Events 2.0, we are increasing the duration of events from 12 days to 21 days. Events will typically begin on the first Wednesday of each month and run for three weeks. Content updates for Idle Champions will occur on the Wednesdays outside events.

    Along with the Event duration change we are reducing the number of annual events, shifting from 17 annual events down to 12. Long term, we plan to retire the Midwinter, Greengrass, The Running, Midsummer, and Brightswords events. However, as we transition over to the new Event 2.0 schedule, there will be a Greengrass event in April 2024.

    Quality of Life Updates

    As part of the Events 2.0 update, we are also making several quality of life updates:
    • Bounty Contracts used outside of events will award Event Tokens for the next event.
    • Event adventures, variants, and free plays no longer cost Event Tokens to start.
    • Event Tokens are now only used to purchase Event Chests directly (free plays no longer need to be grinded to obtain extra chests).
    • Event Tokens left over once an event ends will automatically be converted to Champion chests.
    • Retired Champions may come out of retirement.
    • Event Boons are granted to players who purchase specially marked event-related DLC during an event. There are four tiers of Event Boons that offer buffs to Champion Damage, Gold Find, Champion Health, Click Damage, and Speed. These buffs increase with each tier of Event Boon. Additionally, the first purchase that grants an Event Boon will also unlock the Supporter Slot.

    To learn more about what is changing with Events 2.0 check out our Blog Post! Join our amazing community with any of the links below:
    April 3rd
    BW2: Generation 17 Pets are Here! 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Gotta find 'em all!

    A new selection of critters are now available to be your companions!

    Those weirdly random abandoned eggs scattered all over Bushwhackia have been switched up and all new pets are ready to hatch when you accept the "Find an Egg" quest from Misty. She will also have all the Generation 16 eggs available to purchase for Bush Bucks during the "Find an Egg" quest.


    Other changes to Misty and Hank for Generation 17:

    • Misty will no longer let players abandon Gen 16 pet eggs that they are hatching (they're now too rare). Only current generation pet eggs can be abandoned during hatching. Please note that if you're in the middle of hatching a pet, then that egg will still hatch into whatever pet it would have been before.

    • Generation 16 pet eggs can now be found in Quester's Satchels (with the same limitations as the Generation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 eggs, which will still be available in satchels as well.)

    • Hank now sells a random assortment of hatched level 1 Generation 17 pets (instead of Generation 16) for Bush Bucks in his pet store.

    PAGAS changes for Generation 17:

    • Generation 17 pet eggs are available to buy with DNA in the PAGAS store, once you have hatched at least five Generation 17 pets. This include 8 unique variations of the new pets.

    • The Pet Progress dialog now includes Generation 17 pets. Another 18 new pets that all players can unlock!

    • Added 1050 unique pet collection reward: 10k Nutritious Training Kibble

    • Added 1100 unique pet collection reward: Menagerie Maniac Title

    • Added 1150 unique pet collection reward: DNA Augment

    And now, without further ado, the information you've all been waiting for:

    Generation 17 Pets:

    • Chihuahua
    • Cockatiel
    • Peacock Spider
    • Slug
    • Cougar
    • Cardinal
    • Poison Dart Frog
    • Bighorn Sheep
    • Ball Hedgehog
    • Woolly Rhino

    Comment on the new additions on the forum!

    Read the change log
    April 3rd
    BW2: April 3rd, 2024 Release Notes 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Generation 17 Pets (April 3rd, 2024)

    - 10 new pets are now in rotation for Misty’s pet raising quests!
    - Added 8 new unique variations of the gen 17 pets to the PAGAS egg store
    - Added new unique pet collection rewards: 1050 - 10k Nutritious Training Kibble, 1100 - Menagerie Maniac title, 1150 - 10% DNA Augment

    - Fixed a typo in Spelunker Jano's player replies at the Cenote Site (thanks Croq!)
    - Fixed a typo in the Fearsome Fuchsia Fish quest in the Salt Desert (thanks Croq!)
    - Fixed the tooltip for visiting a friend's pasture from "Visit Pasture Course" to "Visit Pasture"

    - Fixed mount favourites not showing when you're choosing a mount for a Training Pen
    March 29th
    Idle Champion Spotlight: Gale 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    "Sounds like a recipe for disaster. But you know what? I'm learning to enjoy the taste of chaos. Count me in."

    With a kind heart and a keen mind, Gale of Waterdeep is ready to support his friends with words that are both poetic and a bit pompous. This wizard has a great deal of talent, and even greater ambitions. However those brilliant aspirations once lead him to becoming lost to Mystra's graces and cursed with a time bomb in his chest. He hopes his new found friends can help him earn back his place, as well as prevent a magical cataclysm.

    I. Gale



      Gale of Waterdeep was a prodigious archmage, his talents earning him the attention of Mystra, the goddess of magic. At her side, he learned all that mortals might accomplish with the Weave, in time earning his place as her lover, and her Chosen. And yet, he was not satisfied. In an attempt to prove he was ready for even greater power, he accidentally unleashed 'the orb' - a highly volatile fragment of pure Weave, corrupted by Netherese magic, which buried itself in his chest. Cast out by Mystra, humbled by his downfall, he does all he can to prevent the orb's cataclysmic detonation, watching for his chance to get back everything he lost, and more.

    Gale is a support champion that buffs Champions in the two columns ahead of him and debuffs monsters the first time he attacks them. Gale's release is also when we will be releasing our latest Patron: Elminster! All of the details about Elminster as a Patron will be available in the Greengrass blog coming on April 3rd. Gale will have access to all of Elminster's Patron adventures and variants, and is ready to be unlocked in the first seat opposite Bruenor.

    Check out our Champion Spotlight embedded below for a quick overview of Gale's abilities, and read on to get all of the details!

    II. Gale

    Race: Human Alignment: Neutral
    Gender: Male Pronouns: He/Him
    Age: 35 Affiliation: Absolute Adversaries Class: Wizard

    STR: 8 DEX: 13 CON: 15
    INT: 17 WIS: 10 CHA: 12

    Role: Support

    Eligible for Patrons: Vajra, Strahd, Elminster (always available)

    Seat: 1 (Bruenor)


    III. Gale's Abilities

    Basic Attack

    • Fire Bolt - Gale deals 1 hit to a random enemy, prioritizing enemies that haven't been affected by Netherese Orb's debuff.

    Passive Abilities

    • Ally of Elminster - As an Ally of Elminster, Gale can be used in any Elminster Patron adventure or variant, even if he would not normally be available to be used due to variant or patron restrictions.

    Formation Abilities

    • Archmage's Insight - Gale increases the damage of Champions in the two columns in front of him by 100%.
    • Netherese Orb - The first time Gale damages any enemy, they take 1000% additional damage from all subsequent attacks.
    • An Experienced Sage - Gale increases the effect of Archmage's Insight by 10% for each Elminster Patron variant you have completed, stacking multiplicatively.

    Specializations

    The first specialization allows you to select Gale's school of magic.
    • Evocation - Gale's Fire Bolt deals damage to all enemies in a small area.
    • Abjuration - Attacks against Champions miss 50% of the time.
    • Enchantment - Increase Archmage's Insight's number of columns by one.
    • Illusion - Archmage's Insight now affects his column and the column behind, and enemies that attempt to choose Gale as a target instead choose to attack another Champion, assuming another valid target exists.
    The second specialization determines how Gale's Netherese Orb will get more powerful.
    • Ceremorphosis - Your formation gains one Ceremorphosis stack due to the mind flayer tadpole in Gale's brain. Gale increases the damage of Netherese Orb by 100% for each Ceremorphosis stack, stacking multiplicatively.
    • Mystical Mentor - Gale increases the effect of Netherese Orb by 100% for each Champion in the formation with an Intelligence of 13 or higher, stacking multiplicatively.
    • Finite Fellowship - Gale increases the effect of Netherese Orb by 7.5% for each Champion you have unlocked that is not eligible for the current adventure, stacking multiplicatively.

    Ultimate Ability

    • Gale's Gale - Gale casts Gust of Wind, knocking back all enemies a medium distance, deal 1 ultimate hit each, and slowing all monsters by 50% for 15 seconds.

    IV. Gale's Epic Equipment



    Slot 1: Global Damage
    Slot 2: Archmage's Insight
    Slot 3: Netherese Orb
    Slot 4: An Experienced Sage
    Slot 5: Ultimate Attack Damage
    Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown




    V. Gale's Adventure Variants

    One With the Weave - Defend Triboar from a Githyanki invasion with Gale!
    • Gale starts in the formation. He can't be moved or removed.
    • Only Gale and Champions buffed by Gale's Archmage's Insight can deal damage.
    • Getting to know Gale: Gale increases the damage of Champions in the two columns in front of him. You can customize how this works with a specialization choice!
    • Area Goals:
      • Tier 1: Complete Area 75.
      • Tier 2: Complete Area 250.
      • Tier 3: Complete Area 600.
      • Tier 4: Complete Area 1200.

    Pawn to Cleric Four - Defend Triboar while being assisted by a limited number of allies.
    • Gale starts in the formation. He can be moved, but not removed.
    • You may only use Champions with an Intelligence of 13 or higher, Heroes of Baldur's Gate affiliation members, and/or Absolute Adversaries affiliation members.
    • Getting to know Gale: Gale's second specialization choice determines which heroes are best to solve the problem at hand.
    • Area Goals:
      • Tier 1: Complete Area 125.
      • Tier 2: Complete Area 350.
      • Tier 3: Complete Area 800.
      • Tier 4: Complete Area 1400.

    Elminster's Errands - Defend Triboar from a Githyanki invasion with the Sage of Shadowdale!
    • Gale starts in the formation. He can be moved, but not removed.
    • Elminster joins the formation. He distracts adjacent Champions with his stories, increasing their normal attack cooldowns by 3 seconds.
    • You may only use the base 12 Core Champions and/or Champions that have been released in the last 3 years.
    • Getting to know Gale: Gale is always available for any of his Mentor's patron challenges, even if the restrictions would say otherwise. Gale's buffs further increase as you complete Elminster Patron variants!
    • Area Goals:
      • Tier 1: Complete Area 175.
      • Tier 2: Complete Area 450.
      • Tier 3: Complete Area 1000.
      • Tier 4: Complete Area 1600.

    VI. Conclusion

    Has Gale earned a prominent place in your formation? Let us know all about his magical might:
    March 29th
    BW2: Mini Easter Event! 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Happy Easter Bushwhackers!

    With the 12th anniversary event on the way, we've shrunk down the Easter event into a bite-sized version!

    Find Mini Eggs in the bushes and turn them in at the event area for progress and tokens to spend on some simple items at the mini event store. With enough progress, you'll earn the Mini Easter Ribbon, which permanently increases your maximum energy by 10! There are also 3 achievements to claim!

    And keep your eyes peeled for eggs riddled about Bushwhackia in this year's World Wide Egg Hunt! Some eggs have been shuffled around, so work together to find them all!

    And while you're at it, help out a Carrot-topped fellow in the event area with a Deviled Egg problem. After you complete his quest, you'll be able to purchase one of 4 Evil Eggs from the event store!

    New Event-Odds Mount!

    Behold the future of egg hunt traversal: The Egg Hovercraft! Soar from egg to egg in cushioned comfort aboard this egg-ceptional vehicle! The first mount to increase Event Turn-In Item Odds!

    When you acquire the Egg Hovercraft you'll unlock the potential for all mounts to randomly get Event Item Odds in their next level bonus options! You'll also be able to find Quinoa Feed, which boosts the odds to get that bonus.

    Check them out in the event area and consider picking one up before noon on Monday, April 1st!

    The event will run until noon on Wednesday April 3rd 2024.

    Plan your attack for finding all the Easter eggs here!
    March 28th
    Idle Champion Reintroduction Spotlight: Penelope 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    "Won't you be my friend?"

    The entire Heroes of the Planes affiliation have been a part of Idle Champions for quite a while now, including everyone's favorite friend in shrub form: Penelope! With the benefit of time, and now surrounded by all her Heroes companions, Penelope deserved a rework of her kit. Because while she might be everyone's friend, she's also ready to pack an earth filled punch to protect them! So let us introduce you to the new and improved Penelope Half-Pint!

    I. Penelope



      Penelope "Half-Pint" is a halfling who just wants to be everyone's best friend, even if they are evil, or a plant, or a rock. With friends that already include a treant named Neverember and a clan of chwinga that have adopted her, Penelope is ready for anything! She has the heart of a true hero and will always stand by her friends...until she goes into shrub mode of course.

    Penelope is a Support, Gold Find, and Healing Champion who focuses on crowd control by slowing and debuffing enemies. She'll have her insect friends ready for when you swap her with Arkhan in seat 12.

    Check out our Champion Spotlight Video embedded below for a quick overview of Penelope's abilities, and read on to get all of the details!

    II. Penelope's Stats

    Race: Halfling Alignment: Chaotic Good
    Gender: Female Pronouns: She/Her
    Age: 33 Affiliation: Heroes of the Planes Class: Druid (Circle of the Moon) / Warlock

    STR: 10 DEX: 16 CON: 14
    INT: 8 WIS: 17 CHA: 14

    Role: Support, Gold Find, Healing

    Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Vajra, Zariel, Elminster (available from April 3rd, 2024 until April 3rd, 2027)

    Seat: 12 (Arkhan)


    III. Penelope's Abilities



    Basic Attack

    • Go Away - Penelope jumps out and hits the closest enemy with her quarterstaff, dealing damage and knocking it back slightly.

    Formation Abilities

    • Have You Met My Friends - Whenever Penelope attacks an enemy and doesn't kill it, for the next 30 seconds, all Champions deal 500% additional damage against them.
    • Insect Plague - Upon entering an area, Penelope summons 4 medium-sized, randomly positioned Insect Swarms on the near 2/3rds of the battlefield. Enemies who are in a Swarm are slowed by 100% and are afflicted by the Have You Met My Friends debuff. The slow effect can stack multiplicatively if an enemy is inside multiple Swarms. Every second that one or more enemies are inside the swarm, the slow effect is additively reduced by 1%. When the slow effect reaches 40%, the swarm is dispersed and disappears.
    • Chwinga Mask - When any enemy enters one of Penelope's Insect Swarms, Penelope dons her chwinga mask, calling an elemental friend to her aid. It sits on her shoulder while her mask is on. All Champions adjacent to Penelope gain the following charm(s) based on their tags. Charms last until the party changes areas.
      • Healing Charm (Tank Champions) - Penelope heals affected Champions for 100 HP every second.
      • Tools for the Job Charm (Healing, Support, or Gold Find) - Penelope increases the damage of all Champions by 400% for each Champion affected by this charm. This effect stacks multiplicatively.
    • Story Time - Each time a Champion adjacent to Penelope attacks, add a stack of Story Time. The party's gold find is increased by 1% for each stack of Story Time, stacking additively. Story Time stacks are capped at 1,000,000,000. Whenever a boss enemy enters an Insect Swarm, the number of Story Time stacks are increased by 2.5%.

    First Specializations

    • Keep Your Friends Close - Increases the effect of Have You Met My Friends by 150% for each Good Champion in the formation, stacking multiplicatively.
    • Keep Your Future Friends Closer - Increases the effect of Have You Met My Friends by 125% for each Evil Champion in the formation, stacking multiplicatively.
    • Everybody Gets To Be Friends - Increases the effect of Have You Met My Friends by 70% for each Champion in the formation, stacking multiplicatively.

    Second Specializations

    • Fury of the Fireflies - Each time one of Penelope's Insect Swarms is dispersed, the effect of Chwinga Mask (both charms) is increased by 200%, stacking multiplicatively and resetting when you change areas.
    • Splitting The Hive - Each time one of Penelope's Insect Swarms is dispersed, another smaller swarm appears randomly (preferring to appear on an enemy if possible), damaging monsters in it for 15 seconds of BUD damage and slowing them using the same rules as the original Insect Plague. These smaller swarms do not spawn additional ones when they disperse.
    • Dance of the Ladybugs - Each time one of Penelope's Insect Swarms is dispersed, Penelope reduces the cooldown of all adjacent Champions ultimate abilities by 20% of its remaining cooldown.

    Ultimate Ability

    • Erupting Earth - A fountain of churned earth and stone erupt in the enemies' path (centered on the nearest enemy), dealing area damage in a large radius and creating difficult terrain that lasts for 30 seconds. Enemies that encounter the difficult terrain have their movement slowed by 50% while they travel through it.

    IV. Penelope's Epic Equipment



    Slot 1: Global DPS
    Slot 2: Have You Met My Friends
    Slot 3: Chwinga Mask Healing Charm
    Slot 4: Chwinga Mask Tools for the Job
    Slot 5: Specializations
    Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

    V. Penelope's Achievement and Adventure Variants

    Achievement:

    • Slow down a minute! - Slow the movement of 1,000 enemies with Penelope's difficult terrain from her Erupting Earth ultimate.

    Adventure Variants:

    Half-Empty Crypts - Half of the crypts are empty! We've interrupted some grave robbing!
    • A collection of Grave Robbers appear in each area. They don't drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress. While one or more Grave Robber is alive, Undead Creatures move 100% faster and deal 200% additional damage.
    • Area Goals:
      • Tier 1: Complete Area 75.
      • Tier 2: Complete Area 250.
      • Tier 3: Complete Area 600.
      • Tier 4: Complete Area 1200.

    Half-Full Outlook If we're going to make such a mess, let's clean up as we go!
    • In each wave, Awakened Cleaning Supplies spawn. Awakened Cleaning Supplies deal 200% additional damage and spawn with 4 hits-based health chunks. However, Penelope and her positive outlook can destroy each of these enemies with one hit. Penelope starts in the formation. She can be moved.
    • Area Goals:
      • Tier 1: Complete Area 125.
      • Tier 2: Complete Area 350.
      • Tier 3: Complete Area 800.
      • Tier 4: Complete Area 1400.

    Half-Pint Friends
    • Penelope starts in the formation and can't be moved. Penelope's base attack cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds. Only Good champions can be used.
    • Area Goals:
      • Tier 1: Complete Area 175.
      • Tier 2: Complete Area 450.
      • Tier 3: Complete Area 1000.
      • Tier 4: Complete Area 1600.

    VI. Conclusion

    How many friends has Penelope made in your formations? Let us know:
    March 27th
    Idle Champions: Turn of Fortune's Wheel Part 4 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    This week the Turn of Fortune's Wheel continues! Explore the Outlands in Welcome to the Outlands and defeat Dragonborn Glitch Strongheart in Crystalwork. After that, put your formations to the test with new Adventure Variants! Read on to learn more!

    Note: You will need to have completed the previous two Turn of Fortune's Wheel adventures, The Fortune's Wheel and A Glitch in the Mortuary, in order to access these new adventures.

    Dungeons & Dragons Turn of Fortune's Wheel Variants

    Welcome to the Outlands

    Begin to explore the Outlands, and find a walking castle!

    Dungeons & Dragons Welcome to the Outlands

    With the help of Mrs. Fox, you set off into the Outlands in search of information about the lost modron R04M! The Outlands is a disk-shaped plane home to the gate towns that connect to each of the Outer Planes. At the center of the Outlands sits the Spire, with Sigil floating above it. Near the Spire is where Mrs. Fox drops you off and it's time to start exploring from there. But, what's that in the distance? It looks like... a castle? Better check it out!

      Variant

      We've Got Swords and Flames - Begin to explore the Outlands, and find a walking castle and running enemies!
      • You may not use Champions with ranged (normal) attacks.
      • Each enemy wave that spawns increases the speed and damage of all enemies by 100%, stacking additively and reset with each area change.
      • Complete area 650

    Crystalwork

    Explore more of the Walking Castle and help get it moving again!

    Dungeons & Dragons Dragonborn Glitch Strongheart

    Another glitched Champion has appeared! Like our group of Champions, Strongheart has no memory of who he is - but he does have a sense of what he thinks is right! Unfortunately, that's not good news for the Champions and their new friend. In his new, shining, gold dragonborn form, Strongheart is threatening to undo the only lead you have for finding R04M - stop him before it's too late!

      Variant

      Lawfulwork - Explore more of the Walking Castle with some lawful Champions in a hurry.
      • You may only use Lawful Champions.
      • Champions' normal attack cooldown is increased by 2 seconds.
      • Complete area 700


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