Missions unlock after you have done at least one reset. Rare & Epic missions unlock after completing 10 common missions.
Missions are a way to make use of the Crusaders you're not currently employing in your formation. You can send up to 50% of your owned Crusaders at a time, rounded up.
While sent on a mission, Crusaders cannot be placed into the formation. You can still level them up (to get Crusader levels for more Idols on Reset), but abilities are unavailable except for "End of the World" and other Reset abilities.
- Enchantment Points
- Gold (based on your current Gold/hour when completing the mission)
- Jeweled Chests
- Event Crusaders
- Gear for Event Crusaders
- Crafting Materials
- Crafting Recipes
- Legendary Catalysts
The Type of Reward a Mission gives is indicated by its icon. The exact amount is only written on the bottom of the mission window.
You can get 3 different buff types from missions: Gold, DPS and Spawn Speed.
Multiple Gold or DPS buffs do not stack; their duration gets added to buff time remaining. Multiple Spawn buffs do stack. All mission buffs stack with their respective buffs from cards/chests.
The mission buff duration is affected by the "Endurance Training" talent.
|Metal Detector||Increase all Gold found by 50%||2h, 8h, 24h|
|Pheromones||Increase monster spawn speed for 1h||100%, 200%, 400%|
|Adrenaline||Increase DPS to all crusaders by 100%||2h, 8h, 24h|
To start a mission you have to send exactly as many crusaders as there are spots. Even when achieving 100% success chance with less crusaders, you still have to select more until all slots are full.
A certain assortment of tags is required by every mission. Each Crusader has a variety of tags associated with them. You can see which ones in the List on the Crusaders wiki page.
In addition Epic Missions usually require 50/100/200/300/400 EP or fully equipped Crusaders, that is Characters with three epic, golden epic, legendary or golden legendary items.
Some missions are also tagged as "Dangerous". This has no influence on success chance, but in case you fail such a mission, there's about a 25% chance for each sent crusader to return injured making them unusable both for play and missions for 24h.
All requirements contribute an equal share to success chance.
If there's only tags, every tag fulfilled will increase your success rate by the same amount.
Eg. Mission with 50% base chance + 3 tags -> every tag will give +16,7% chance.
When there's tags and either "High Level" or "Gear Check", then both Tags and EP/Equip contribute an equal share, then success based on tags is equally spread between tags and chance based on EP/Equip equally between EP / Equipment slots. Every EP up to the threshold contributes the same chance. A rare piece of equipment contributes half as much as an epic, an uncommon half as much as a rare and a common half as much as an uncommon one.
So a mission with 10% base chance + 4 slots + High Level (50EP) + 12 tags -> All 12 tags will give +45%, so each tag is 45/12 = +3,75%; All EP will give +45%, since there's 4 slots * 50EP each EP is 45%/200 = +0,225%
A mission with 10% base + 3 slots + Gear check + 9 tags -> Every tag does 45%/9 = +5% and every epic item also does 45%/9 = +5%, while every rare does +2,5%, every uncommon +1,25% and every common +0,625%
For Tier 1 Gear upgrade missions with "High Level" (200EP) and "Gear Check", 5 Crusaders, 15 tags and 0% base chance it works the same.
So every tag will raise your chance by 33,3%/15 = 2,22%.
Every EP (up to 200EP/Crusader) will raise it by 33,3%/(5*200) = 0,03% and one fully leveled crusader by 6,67%.
Every Epic or Legendary piece of Equip will increase your chance by 33,3%/15 = 2,22%,
every piece of rare equip by 1,11%,
an uncommon equip by 0,56%,
a common equip by 0,28%. (Tier 2 Gear upgrade works similarly, based on 400 EP instead)
Mission Respawn Rates
Mission respawning is governed by mission slots and cooldown.
There is a total of 22 mission slots:
- 7 EP
- 4 Gold
- 2 Buffs
- 1 Red Rubies
- 1 Idols
- 1 Jeweled Chest
- 1 Recruit Crusader
- 1 Gear Upgrade
- 1 Crafting Material
- 2 Crafting Recipe
- 1 Legendary Catalyst
Common, Rare and Epic Missions of one type occupy the same slots.
Usually you can only have so many missions of one type, but rarely an error may occur and you may end up with 6 EP missions for a short time.
Every mission slot has a slot cooldown. That is after you complete a mission of that type, it takes so long for another mission of that type to respawn. Whether you fail the mission or succeed doesn't matter. On the other hand after a mission expires, there is no cooldown, the slot will be filled immediately.
|EP||5min (duration less than 8h)|
20min (duration 8h or more)
In addition every individual mission has a mission cooldown. Even if currently a slot of the type is empty and needs to be filled no mission that is currently on cooldown will spawn. If all missions of a certain type are on cooldown no mission will respawn. This is common with buff missions and Recipe missions, but can also occur with EP missions when you do lots of them and have a bit of bad luck with rng.
Common EP mission cooldown:
|Storming the Castle||5m||2h|
|The Magical Forest||10m||2h|
|A Short Word From Our Sponsors||15m||2h|
|Morning Coffee Run||20m||2h|
|Farmer Brown's Tractor||30m||2h|
|A Slight Improvement||40m||2h|
|Double or Nothing||1h15m||2h|
|Takin' a Break||2h30m||4h|
|Can't Stop, Won't Stop||4h26m40s||8h|
|The Waiting Game||18h||36h|
|The Summer Pass||20h||36h|
|Digging for Delicacies||21h40m||36h|
Common Buff mission cooldown:
|Buff Mission||Mission Cooldown|
Mission Cooldown of Recipe and Crafting Material Missions:
|Crafting Mission||Mission Cooldown|
|Up To Speed||1d|
|As The Spinning Wheel Turns||1d|
|The Brothers Stilskin||1d|
|I Saw It On Pinterest||3d|
|All Dem Recipes||6d|
Speed Runner Talent
"Increases the odds of getting shorter duration missions by 10%"
"Shorter duration Missions" are missions which take less than 4 hours to complete. This talent also doesn't affect cooldown in any way or change mission slots at all. Since catalyst, crusader recruit, and gear upgrade missions have no missions with durations of 4 hours or less, they are not affected.
When a mission is to spawn (slot cooldown is over) and several missions are available to spawn (not on mission cooldown) then missions whose duration is 4 hours or less will be more likely to be randomly selected than longer missions.
Tips for Missions
When starting out, it's best to focus on the EP missions, preferably short duration missions. Focus on a few Crusaders, especially those with rare and epic gear for gear-check missions, and ones with unusual tags. Aim to get Crusaders to 200EP, then to 400EP for Tier 2 Crusader recruitment and gear upgrades. From the normal crusaders Bush Wacker, Khouri, Sal and Fire Phoenix are pretty useful to send.
After unlocking them you should do Gear Upgrade Missions ASAP. They are worth sending even your best crusaders. Even if they have only 25% chance at first, they're worth doing .
Ruby, Idols, Jeweled Chest and Legendary Catalyst missions are worth doing if you can spare the crusaders. As long as most of your crusaders are in your formation try to leave those missions alone.
Buff missions are also decently useful (especially the common ones since they only take 10-20 minutes to complete). You can probably do those in between other missions.
Missions related to Crafting are a mixed bag. While recipe missions are very useful, silver chests may obviate the need for Material missions that only give common to rare material, though some of them can give scarce epic material. Catalyst missions are low priority as long as most crusaders are stuck with common to rare gear.
Though recruit missions give you crusaders with no gear, the Up to Speed recipe mission will likely allow you to craft their uncommon gear within days. But recruiting them will also cause their gear upgrade mission to be added to the mission pool, which you may not want until you have rares to upgrade into epics.
On the other hand, you'll want a decent number of crusaders to be able to send more on missions for buffs, recipes, chests, rubies, etc. When doing recruit missions, look for crusaders with unique tags or abilities. Crusaders highly worth unlocking include President Billy Smithsonian (a must-have for his increased drop chance ability), Sjin the Builder , Turps the Tasty , Brogon, Prince of Dragons , Serpent King Draco , Groklok the Orc, Alan the ArchAngel, and Littlefoot.
Gold missions are usually a waste of time. Just reset when progress slows down.
Tips for Veterans
It takes about 20-24 sendable crusaders to do all buff, ruby, idols, chest, EP and gear missions.
Keep track of when your gear missions respawn and make sure you have most if not all your crusaders available at that time to choose the best ones.
The second thing worth keeping track of, if you're up to it, is the Red Buffalo mission. This mission respawns every 36 hours if a buff mission slot is available. Therefor to get this mission as often as possible sometimes it's necessary to do other buff missions only to clear the slot.
If you let a recruit mission expire after 7 days, it will be replaced by another one right away. So if, by chance, you get a recruit mission for a crusader that will also be available in a repeated event that's coming up soon, you may wish to let it expire rather than tie up your crusaders for 3 days for a crusader you'd get by other means soon.
Avoiding the Collector's Penalty
Once one has collected about 80% of the total recipes available (of all rarities combined), the 2-recipe missions The Brothers Stiltskin and All Dem Recipes start getting longer cooldowns, referred to by players as the Collector's Penalty. At 80%, the cooldowns on those missions get multiplied by 1.5, so All Dem Recipes' cooldown goes from 6 days to 9 days.
A possible strategy to avoid triggering the Collector's Penalty on All Dem Recipes is to stop doing the mission Up To Speed, which adds six recipes (three common and three uncommon) to your recipe total, after collecting all available rare recipes. When you've collected all the rare recipes available to you, you'll stop getting rare recipe missions, so there'll only be two other recipe missions besides Up To Speed in your mission pool: I Saw It On Pinterest (for 1 epic recipe) and All Dem Recipes (for 2 epic recipes). However, when Up To Speed expires, the mission that replaces it is still randomized with the same algorithm. Since Up To Speed is a common mission, and All Dem Recipes and I Saw It On Pinterest are epic missions, the probability of getting one of the epic missions is relatively low, even without rare recipes available. This means even once the epic recipe missions come off cooldown, it is not guaranteed that you will get one of those epic missions, so the frequency you can complete these missions is on average slower, even taking into account the longer cooldown on All Dem Recipes. Completing all available recipe missions will force the epic recipe missions to become available when they come off cooldown. The same will also apply to any new recipes from recently unlocked crusaders.
|Gem Digger||10 Red Rubies||30m||4||Common|
|Minions||20 Red Rubies||3h||4||Common|
|Minions 2: The Minioning||40 Red Rubies||8h||5||Rare|
|The Search For More Rubies||30 Red Rubies||6h||5||Common|
|Buried Treasure||0.4% of total Idols (Minimum of 15 Idols)||11h||3||Rare|
|Crusaders of the Found Idols||0.5% of total Idols (Minimum of 20 Idols)||12h||4||Epic|
|Geocaching||0.2% of total Idols (Minimum of 10 Idols)||8h||3||Rare|
|A Hidden Stash||0.1% of total Idols (Minimum of 5 Idols)||7h||2||Common|
|The Last Crusaders||0.75% of total idols (Minimum of 25 Idols)||23h||4||Rare|
|The Temple of Dumb||1% of total Idols (Minimum of 30 Idols)||1d4h||3||Epic|
|Bizzlebop, Bopper of Worlds||1 Jeweled Chest||8h||4||Epic|
|Grididivs, Consumer of Worlds||2 Jeweled Chests||1d4h||5||Epic|
|Jhorrag, Destroyer of Worlds||1 Jeweled Chest||4h||3||Epic|
|Khanisi, Mother of Worlds||1 Jeweled Chest||12h||5||Epic|
|Licksalot, Licker of Worlds||1 Jeweled Chest||12h||4||Rare|
|Slurrislag, Eater of Worlds||1 Jeweled Chest||1d||5||Rare|
|Automated Alchemy||Metal Detector (+50% Gold) Buff for 1 Day||19h||Epic|
|Gold Bond||Metal Detector (+50% Gold) Buff for 8 Hours||6h||Rare|
|Gold Flakes||Metal Detector (+50% Gold) Buff for 2 Hours||20m||Common|
|Monster Magnet||Pheromones (+400% monster spawn speed) Buff for 1 Hour||20h||Epic|
|Protein Powder||Adrenaline Buff (+100% DPS of all Crusaders) for 2 Hours||15m||Common|
|A Rare Herb||Adrenaline Buff(+100% DPS to all Crusaders) for 8 Hours||5h30m||Rare|
|Red Buffalo||Pheromones Buff (+100% monster spawn speed) for 1 Hour||10m||Common|
|Shipment of Spinach||Adrenaline Buff (+100% DPS) for 1 day||18h||Epic|
|Training Montage||Pheromones (+200% monster spawn speed) Buff for 1 Hour||6h30m||Rare|
Crafting Material Missions
|Box It Up||20 Crafting Materials (Contains Common to Rare materials. Not guarantee to have Rare materials.)||3h||3||Common|
|Boxing Champion||40 Crafting Materials (Contains Common to Rare materials.)||6h||4||Common|
|What's In The Box, Man?||60 Crafting Materials (Contains Common to Epic materials. Not guarantee to have Epic materials.)||9h||5||Rare|
|Epic Artifact Boxes||80 Crafting Materials (Contains Common to Epic materials.)||18h||4||Epic|
Crafting Recipe Missions
|All Dem Recipes||2 Epic Recipes||1d8h||3||Epic|
|As The Spinning Wheel Turns||1 Rare Recipe||8h||4||Common|
|I Saw It On Pinterest||1 Epic Recipe||1d||4||Rare|
|The Brothers Stilskin||2 Rare Recipes||12h||5||Rare|
|Up To Speed||Basic Recipes (Contains Common and Uncommon recipes for one Crusader)||4h||3||Common|
|Legendary Intelligence||1 Legendary Catalysts||20h||Rare|
|Legendary Strength||2 Legendary Catalysts||1d6h||Rare|
|Legendary Wisdom||3 Legendary Catalysts||1d16h||Epic|
|23 Gold Medals||Unlock Bubba, the Swimming Orc||3d||Epic|
|A Secret Past||Unlock Squiggles the Clown||3d||Epic|
|A Solemn Warrior||Unlock Chiyome||3d||Epic|
|A Sssurprisssing Twissst||Unlock Serpent King Draco||3d||Epic|
|Absorbtion Systems Online||Unlock RoboTurkey||3d||Epic|
|A Crashed Spaceship||Unlock Kizlblyp, the Alien Traitor||3d||Epic|
|A Daring Rescue||Unlock Danni the Daring Damsel||3d||Epic|
|A Doctorate in What?||Unlock Dr. Evil, PhD||3d||Epic|
|A Little Big Adventure||Unlock Littlefoot||3d||Epic|
|A Mother's Touch||Unlock Momma Kaine||3d||Epic|
|Analytical Coaching||Unlock Griz the Robo-Coach||3d||Epic|
|Anything You Can Do||Unlock Mindy the Mime||3d||Epic|
|Bad Boys and Girls||Unlock RoboSanta||3d||Epic|
|Bring Forth the Pumpkin||Unlock Jack O'Lantern||3d|