Black guardian

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Black guardian
Mechanisms-Black guardian.jpg
Infernal mechanism
Attribute icon-Raw power.png    Power: 810 
Mystic power    Mystic power:
Burner    Burner effect: +1 bottle  
Attribute icon-TSC.png    Cooldown change: −2 mins 
 Gold dust   Gold dust: 5  
   Gold rain     Gold rain: 5  
Attribute icon-XP.png    XP required: 6,500,000 
Attribute icon-Costs.png Assembled, not bought

Attribute icon-Costs.png Refund value: (0 £)




The black guardian mechanism gives your setup the following stats:

The black guardian mechanism also gives you the following (usually considered negative) change to your setup:

Efficiency (bait usage)

The black guardian is a burner that uses one additional bottle of bait for each hunt.

You can combine the black guardian with other burners or anti-burners to adjust the number of bottles you will use each hunt.

Burner use and strategy

Dealing with the burner aspect of the black guardian is a perfect example of the kinds of choices and trade-offs you must make throughout Virtual Scotland.

There is no correct answer — there is simply the choice that benefits your current goals the most (or the choice that minimizes the amount of pain you feel watching bait disappear). It's all a matter of taste and your current goals.

Many people prefer to use cheaper bait with the black guardian. They tend to see burner components as an occasional necessary evil.

Others will use Nessy's Golden Reserve or mocktails with the black guardian in their setup, because they are trying to capture a ghost that requires more raw power, more mystic power, or more something to catch than is otherwise available. Again, this is purely a matter of taste.

Only you know what is most important to you in Ghost Trappers right now, and that is probably the most important factor to consider to help you determine the best strategy for your own use of the black guardian.

Additional information


The black guardian mechanism can be assembled in the Q-Section outpost of S.C.O.T.C.H. HQ in all normal, non-raiding locations (including all AV locations, and all spider den and trapdoor locations) once you have acquired the necessary blueprints (see below for details]].


The black guardian is an infernal trap mechanism.

Mechanism blueprints

You must collect the following mechanism blueprints/schematics to be able to assemble the black guardian mechanism in the Q-Section at S.C.O.T.C.H. HQ:

Mechanism part Ghost Region Location Strategy notes
Blueprints-Black guardian 1.jpg        
Black guardian 1/2
Candlekeeper Lothian McWallace winter residence Use Golden plasma
hunt during Haunted week special events only
Fife McDuff lighthouse
Central Egsby Castle
Tayside Castle McDoyle nightmare mode
Blueprints-Black guardian 2.jpg        
Black guardian 2/2
Beithir Lothian McWallace winter residence Use Golden plasma
hunt during Haunted week special events only
Fife McDuff lighthouse
Central Egsby Castle
Tayside Castle McDoyle nightmare mode


The black guardian mechanism can be modified by negotiating a contract with one of the contracts listed below.

All of these contracts are designed specifically to work with infernal mechanisms.

In addition to these contracts, you can also use any of the contracts that are designated as magic circle contracts. Those contracts can be used with all types of trap mechanisms.

How to decide which contract you want to use

There are a lot of different contracts you can use. Each contract has a different combination of stats. Use the contracts compared page to see how all the contracts stack up in terms of specific stats.

Each stat does one specific thing to your setup ... to play the game successfully, you need to figure out which set of contract stats will help you meet your goals.

That means ... you have to figure out which stats are most important !


Stats page

The stats page gives you a quick definition for every stat and links you to the stat's own page.

Each stat's page lists all the equipment that can add that particular stat to your setup.

The contracts compared page

So once you know what stats are most important to you at the current time, check out the contracts compared page. It allows you to sort on its columns—so you can sort each stat from low to high, and then from high to low. You can see which contract that you own will be most helpful to you. You can also see what other contracts might help.


Your mechanism and contract stats will be combined with all the stats from other kinds of equipment in your setup.


  • 10 March 2018: The black guardian mechanism first appeared, in outline form, in the Q-Section at S.C.O.T.C.H. HQ.
  • 21 March 2018: The first pieces of Diary of the Black guardian (the blueprints) were dropped with the beginning of HW 20.

See also

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