Christmas pyramid

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Christmas pyramid
Mechanisms-Christmas pyramid real.jpg
Traditional mechanism
Attribute icon-Raw power.png    Power: 330 
Mystic power    Mystic power:
Burner    Burner effect: +2 bottles  
Loot chance multiplier     Loot chance multiplier: x1.25  
Rhombus red light    Rhombus red light: 2  
 Trapdoor stat     Trapdoor chance: 5% 
 High roller    High roller: 1  
 Eagle eye    Eagle eye: 2  
Attribute icon-XP.png    XP required:  
Attribute icon-Costs.png Assembled, not bought

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

Contents



Description


From virtual Scottish to fictional Germanic. Keep those candles burning and the wheel turning for this trap to be effective.

Effects

The christmas pyramid mechanism gives your setup the following stats in addition to its raw and mystic power:

  • a 5% chance of having a trapdoor open when you are in a location that contains such a trapdoor, dropping you into a spider den or one of the specific locations at the end of a trapdoor
  • 2 eagle eye, increasing your chances of selecting the hat that conceals the golden ball in the Gambling mini-game

Efficiency (bait usage)

The christmas pyramid is a burner that uses two additional bottles of bait for each hunt.

You can combine the christmas pyramid 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 christmas pyramid 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 christmas pyramid. They tend to see burner components as an occasional necessary evil.

Others will use Nessy's Golden Reserve or mocktails with the christmas pyramid 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 christmas pyramid.

Additional information


Location

The christmas pyramid 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]].

Type

The Christmas pyramid is a traditional trap mechanism.

Mechanism blueprints

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

Mechanism part Ghost Location Strategy notes
Blueprints-Christmas pyramid 1.jpg        
Christmas pyramid 1/4
Shady star Winter wonderland Extinguish
Available during Celebration week special events only
Blueprints-Christmas pyramid 2.jpg        
Christmas pyramid 2/4
Death star Winter wonderland Jurassic plasma and one of the jurassic cauldrons
Available during Celebration week special events only


Blueprints-Christmas pyramid 3.jpg        
Christmas pyramid 3/4
Tangram star North Pole Available during Celebration week special events only
Blueprints-Christmas pyramid 4.jpg        
Christmas pyramid 4/4
Vintage star North Pole Vintage attraction
Available during Celebration week special events only

Contracts

The christmas pyramid 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 arcane / bio / high tech / infernal / traditional 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 !

Examples

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.

Stacking

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

History


  • 5 December 2016: The Christmas pyramid mechanism first appeared, in outline form, in the office at S.C.O.T.C.H. HQ.
  • 19 December 2016: The first blueprints/schematic parts for the Christmas pyramid mechanism were dropped as loot.

See also

You might also be interested in looking at:

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