|Secret special event ghost|
|Visible in gaussgreen light only|
|Must complete Star collection to attract|
|You need a bio mechanism to catch this ghost|
|This ghost is very often on fire!|
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Be careful of his 'dark side', you'll never see the light of day again if you get sucked in.
No theft risk
There is no risk that the dark star will steal GTP (£££), XP, bait, or ghost plasma if you fail to catch it.
You must have completed and displayed the Star collection of souvenirs before you can attract the dark star.
Bio mechanism required
You must have a bio mechanism in your active setup to be able to catch the dark star.
Brute force will not help you catch the dark star.
Some companions can modify your setup so that you can catch ghosts even if you do not have the required mechanism type in your setup.
The companions that can modify your setup to enable you to catch ghosts that normally require a bio mechanism while you are using a different mechanism type include:
The dark star might be on fire when you attract it.
The best way to catch an on-fire dark star is to have the extinguish stat in your setup, and for that extinguish stat to activate and dampen down that dark star so that your trap setup has a chance against it.
You can also catch an on-fire dark star if the brute force stat is in your setup and activates.
There is no way to catch an on-fire dark star with just a high raw power setup (and no extinguish or brute force) or with just a high mystic power setup (and no extinguish or brute force).
Keep your fire extinguisher ready!
The dark star has been known to occasionally drop one or more of the following items of ghost loot:
If you have the snowfall stat in your setup (because of a bait, companion or contract with the stat on it), the dark star may occasionally and randomly drop you a snowflake as loot. Because these snowfall-driven drops are so dependent on a player's individual setup and cannot be relied upon, snowflake loot drops are not specifically included in the list above.
If you have the mockery stat in your setup from a bait, companion or contract with the stat (or any other type of equipment} you may occasionally have between 2 and 10 mocktails added to other loot drops from the dark star. Because these mockery drops are so dependent on a player's individual setup and cannot be relied upon, none of the mocktails are included in the loot list above. The entire list of possible mocktails that may be dropped is on the mocktails page.
Mockery stat drops can be distinguished from a normal loot drop as follows:
A standard loot drop of a mocktail 5x Cherry bomb A mockery stat-caused loot drop of a mocktail 5 Devil driver
Vintage connoisseur loot
If you have the vintage connoisseur stat in your setup (through a companion or contract or other piece of equipment with the stat} you may occasionally have between 2 and 10 bottles of a non-Nessy's loot potion or of Shadetouch blue or Shadetouch purple added to other loot drops from the dark star. Because these connoisseur drops are so dependent on a player's individual setup and cannot be relied upon, none of the non-Nessy's loot potions involved are included in the loot list above. The entire list of possible bottles that can be dropped is found on the non-Nessy's loot potions page.
Both normal drops of a particular non-Nessy's loot potion and connoisseur drops of a particular loot potion show the same way in your journal:
16 x Shadetouch purple (10 bonus loot)
The dark star is part of the Christmas stars family of ghosts. The complete set of Christmas stars includes:
Baits that might help attract the dark star (because these baits will add gg light to your setup) include:
If you need help putting out the flames:
- 19 December 2016: The dark star was first seen in Virtual Scotland'.
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