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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Optimal Formations.

In order to create a strong Gold + DPS Diamond formation, you HAVE to boost Kaine. Nothing involving Hermit has ever worked for me btw. I am at Diamond 95/150 now and the middle row is basically carrying the whole group. Natalie is my top DPS and thus I cannot bench Nate who is tanking. No place for Merci (literally).

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Are click buffs useless or is it just me?

And he is going to hurt your overall damage because he has no skills and gear to boost group DPS. He literally does 0 damage if you don’t click. The only times I use him is when I want to speed up killing x mobs or collecting x items to break through a level. For bosses I use max group DPS and a Magnifirestorm Phoenix setup.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Frequently Asked Questions

Each crusader has three predetermined pieces of gear, mostly DPS increase of one or all crusader but the order in which he/she gets them is random. For example the Princess has two items slots for Single DPS and one for Group DPS, whichever gear drops first goes into the left slot, and the second (different) one goes into the middle slot.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Optimal Formations.

Originally posted by tulamide:
Originally posted by Atombender:

Level up Thalia for his Storm Rider ability = free +5% party DPS every 8h.

7.5% if you use magnify

True, I usually use the Magnify+Firestorm combo and then forget about Magnify until the next boss.

For bosses where you need to tank, just temporarily switch place with the monkey and Sasha.

What monkey?

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Optimal Formations.

Originally posted by Oakshield:

I was using this: http://i.imgur.com/e0WnZek.jpg / which I think is a very good formation while you don’t have enough items to give any individual crusader an edge.

Now after doing some chest runs, The Hermit and Natalie have taken the lead in DPS for me, so I switched around into this:

Lumberjack, Kaine, Sasha I just keep switching around as I level them. But mostly Lumberjack and Sasha, because Kaine is really useful at the back.

Level up Thalia for his Storm Rider ability = free +5% party DPS every 8h.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Optimal Formations.

Lol 47000% Gold?

Anyway, I never use Hermit, mine is at 1000 and not even remotely close to 1050 Kaine and 1000 Natalie in DPS and my 650 Merci has +25% all.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Level 150

Idols are already needed to unlock game modes like Reach Lv 150 etc. Completing these objectives will net you rubies which can be used to buy jeweled chests. Yes you can also earn rubies from daily quests if you don’t mind waiting for almost week just to buy 1 chest. Besides, playing without resetting is pretty damn slow and dull.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Best Chest Opening Strategy?

Jeweled Chests don’t contain any gold so you can (and should) open them ASAP.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Level 150

Since crusaders get a DPS boost every 4 hours of being active, you can just sit there and watch your party DPS rise. You may want to unlock specific achievements though. On my 8th run (The Long Haul, beat Lv 200) with 133 Idols. There is a huge increase in gold earnings.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Epic Gear drop chance

My Bushwhacker got an epic Tri-Pointed Head of Linking (worn only by the most copyrighted heroes around) = +200% Click Damage, very nice.

King Reginald got an epic Freedom and Prosperity (+200% DPS). Too bad I never use him.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Simple trick for that hard to kill boss

I have never been killed by a boss alone after his all minions went down with my whole party still being intact. Any damage bosses alone deal can be healed by Frog Soup.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Optimal Formations.

Kaine in the back row where he affects the most crusaders and Panda either back row as well or tank.

Currently doing a Rabbit run and there is no good gold farming formation. Since Nat does 98% of all DPS, I need to include Natalie.

Backrow: Jim, Nat, Natalie
2nd Row: Sasha, Khouri
Tank: Panda for Gold, Princess for DPS

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Optimal Formations.

Open your chest(s) :P

There is really no point in hoarding, yes you get more gold on higher levels but you get more gold anyway by farming those levels. Also higher levels don’t affect item quality.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Rarer items replacing less rare

Your question was answered in the 2nd post. Khouri gets 1 Enchantment Point because the common necklace is obsolete.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Rarer items replacing less rare

Might as well list all the buffs

Time
Common: ?
Uncommon: Delorean – 30 min Gold and Exp
Rare: Time Turner – 4h Gold and Exp
Epic: Quantum Leap – 8h Gold and Exp

Gold
Common: Gold Rush – Gold +25% for 10 min
Uncommon: Gold Boom – Gold +25% for 20 min
Rare: Gold Windfall – Gold +25% for 30 min
Epic: ? – Gold +25% for 40 min?

Power
Common: Power Boost – Crusader DPS +100% for 2:30 min
Uncommon: Power Burst – Crusader DPS +200% for 2:30 min
Rare: Power Surge – Crusader DPS +400% for 2:30 min
Epic: ? – Crusader DPS +800% for 2:30 min

Critical Click Damage
Common: Heavy Crits – Critical Click Damage Multiplier +1 for 2:30 min
Uncommon: Massive Crits – Critical Click Damage Multiplier +2 for 2:30 min
Rare: Gigantic Crits – Critical Click Damage Multiplier +4 for 2:30 min
Epic: ? – Critical Click Damage Multiplier +8 for 2:30 min

Critical Click Chance
Common: Accuracy – Critical Click Chance +10% for 2:30 min
Uncommon: Perception – Critical Click Chance +20% for 2:30 min
Rare: Insight – Critical Click Chance +40% for 2:30 min
Epic: ? – Critical Click Chance +80% for 2:30 min

Click Damage Percentage of DPS
Common: Siphon Power – Click Damage +2.5% of DPS for 2:30 min
Uncommon: Power Conduit – Click Damage +5% of DPS for 2:30 min
Rare: Power Conductor – Click Damage +10% of DPS for 2:30 min
Epic: Channel Power – Click Damage +20% of DPS for 2:30 min

Click Damage
Common: Beefy Clicks – Click Damage +100% for 2:30 min
Uncommon: Muscular Clicks – Click Damage +200% for 2:30 min
Rare: Brawny Clicks – Click Damage +400% for 2:30 min
Epic: ? – Click Damage +800% for 2:30 min

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Rarer items replacing less rare

Oh I actually got the Wand for Bush Whacker, only a common one with +20% though. And a rare Sword that increases Base Click Damage by 50…

My only char with 3 pieces is Princess: Single DPS, Single DPS, Party DPS (all common)

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Rarer items replacing less rare

Single DPS and Party DPS boosters are the most common ones and each char has at least one slot “reserved” for these types of gear.

Single DPS
Common: 25%
Uncommon 50%
Rare: 100%
Epic: 200%

Party DPS
Common: 5%
Uncommon 10%
Rare: 15%
Epic: 20%

There is also some specialized gear which increases stats besides DPS

Critical Click Damage Multiplier (Samurai Sword for Jason)
Common: 1
Uncommon: 2
Rare: 4
Epic: 8

Ability Cooldown Reduction (Bone Necklace for Khouri)
Common: 1%
Uncommon: 2%
Rare: 3%
Epic: 4%

Gold Income Increase (Golden Clover for Panda)
Common: 10%
Uncommon: 25%?
Rare: 50%?
Epic: 100%

Swordplay Ability Increase (Wand for Bush Whacker)
Common: 20%
Uncommon: ?
Rare: ?
Epic: ?

Click Base Damage (Sword for Bush Whacker)
Common: 10?
Uncommon: 25?
Rare: 50
Epic: 100?

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Epic Gear drop chance

My only epic equipment from 7 Jeweled Chests is an Enchanted Leather Invisibility Cloak for Kaine, which increases his base DPS by 200% (so basically triple damage). I also got 3 epic buffs, 2 x Quantum Leap (8h Gold and Exp) and 1 x Channel Power (Click Damage +20% of DPS).

Edit: I don’t remember getting epic stuff from Silver Chests (67 opened so far).

Speaking of duplicates, Nate has 6 Enchantment Points already, but his only gear is Sealed Dynamite (common) and a Leaky Fire Extinguisher (uncommon). Jason got 3 (but I never use him), the rest of the pack has 0-2.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Optimal Formations.

Yeah my gold bonus drops from 1859% to 1467% by putting Kaine from 4th into 3rd row but his high DPS allows me to farm higher level areas so it pays off.

The Crusader Idols you earn after a soft reset are too weak, their damage and gold bonus is just additive and outside the main quests there is little incentive to start all over again. I am currently on the quest to reach Lv 150 and after soft reset the rubies will still only buy me 1.5 Jeweled Chests.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Optimal Formations.

I was a bit unfortunate with my sole epic gear so far, it’s a cape that boosts Kaine’s DPS by 200%. Which makes him my most powerful single DPS char. Which also means that he is in the 3rd column and wasting some gold from his A-Hah ability. Regardless, he is currently doing 2.12o out of 2.27o DPS, at Lv 850. Merci is at Lv 450 doing 105S DPS.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Optimal Formations.

Originally posted by capkloud:
Originally posted by Atombender:

DPS/Gold Formation, from top to bottom

Back Row: Artaxes, Princess, Kaine (for max Gold), Panda
3rd Row: Jim + Top Two Individual DPS (most of the time Merci and Nate or 2nd and 3rd highest depending on Jim’s DPS)
2nd Row: Sasha, Khouri (make sure that Frog Soup affects your top two DPS guys)
Front Row: Natalie

For clicking, replace Kaine with Bush Whacker (Swordplay = top two DPS). For additional DPS, replace Panda with whoever has the highest support DPS (Dark Gryffin has a +15% All Skill for example). That’s all there is to the Normal Formation.

Hint: The highest unlocked level doesn’t necessarily give the most GPM (gold per minute) since it will take longer to kill the baddies. Also for offline play, always put Kaine and Panda into your party.

focusing on anything other than merci is a complete waste of your gold. no other unit provides anywhere near his DPS. the closest is nate, who drifts between 1/4 and 1/10th of mercis max possible dps.any gold you throw at other units after you have him properly buffed, is gold thrown at a wall. because they will increase your DPS by about 0.001%. even thalia dosent add 1/100th of mercis damage. using nate is a waste of time. replace him with gryphon.

oh. and generally speaking, taking longer to kill the monsters isnt a bad thing. even if it takes 2x as long to kill the next floor, its STILL giving you around 200-300% more gold than the previous floor. they put very little thought into this game, and the prices get out of control real quick, while overflow values happen quite easily. the only thought they put in it was to make jewled chests pretty much never drop, and make people think they actually help any, to try and sell non existant goods on a game they literally copy/pasted most of their code for. grab the file, break it apart, and have a look for yourself. copy/pasted (stolen, if not with permission) code abounds all over this trainwreck.

Why the hell should I replace Nate +20% from skills and +5% from item with Gryphon +15%? Oh and I will totally level up Merci like you suggested WHEN I HAVE ENOUGH GOLD TO DO SO. I am on my 6th run now and need to build up EXP again. And before you go offline, simply check the gold gained last minute, whichever level provides the most. And the reason why people buy useless crusader levels is because they provide cheap Idol Rewards (one every 500 levels) on reset.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / References

Bush Whacker – Titan Clicks: “Believe the Hype!” (as opposed to Don’t believe the Hype by Public Enemy)

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Optimal Formations.

5 Resets, guess I’m gonna let the formation run now to rack up Exp. Hunting achievements really sets you back.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Optimal Formations.

DPS/Gold Formation, from top to bottom

Back Row: Artaxes, Princess, Kaine (for max Gold), Panda
3rd Row: Jim + Top Two Individual DPS (most of the time Merci and Nate or 2nd and 3rd highest depending on Jim’s DPS)
2nd Row: Sasha, Khouri (make sure that Frog Soup affects your top two DPS guys)
Front Row: Natalie

For clicking, replace Kaine with Bush Whacker (Swordplay = top two DPS). For additional DPS, replace Panda with whoever has the highest support DPS (Dark Gryffin has a +15% All Skill for example). That’s all there is to the Normal Formation.

Hint: The highest unlocked level doesn’t necessarily give the most GPM (gold per minute) since it will take longer to kill the baddies. Also for offline play, always put Kaine and Panda into your party.

 
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Topic: Sandbox Hero / Bug Report Thread

Blackscreen on a map called…Impossible.

Also my Kongpanion who normally grants extra HP and Atk ceased to have an effect after I died.