|Cooldown change:||+2 mins|
|Burner effect:||+1 bottle|
|Rhombus red light:||5|
|Assembled, not bought|
|Refund value:||(0 £)|
The star candles is a magic circle, one of the required elements in a trap setup.
- a 10% chance of gaining superbuff each time you capture a ghost and enhancing your next hunt with additional raw power, mystic power, and an increased chance for loot
- a 2% chance of gaining mystery (an additional chance to attract mythic-creature ghosts on each hunt when you are using Nessy's Golden Reserve, Nessy's platinum, Nessy's supreme, or one of the Nessy-like members of the shadetouch family (Shadetouch purple, Shadetouch green, or Shadetouch blue) as bait
The star candles magic circle also gives you the following (usually considered negative) changes to your setup:
- a one-bottle increase in the amount of bait used (burner)
- a two-minute increase in your cooldown time (+2 mins)
Efficiency (bait usage)
The star candles is a burner that uses one additional bottle of bait for each hunt.
You can combine the star candles 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 star candles 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 star candles. They tend to see burner components as an occasional necessary evil.
Others will use Nessy's Golden Reserve or mocktails with the star candles 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 star candles.
The star candles magic circle must be assembled with the help of Dr Elizabeth Grimely and her minions in the Laboratory outposts of S.C.O.T.C.H. HQ located in all normal, non-raiding locations in Virtual Scotland (so not in any of the Alien visitors locations, not in any raiding locations, not in any spider den or trapdoor locations).
Magic circle parts
You must collect the following magic circle parts to be able to assemble the star candles magic circle in the Q-Section at S.C.O.T.C.H. HQ:
Pirate treasure chests
In addition to the ghost loot drops shown in the next section, you can also sometimes find the molding pieces needed to assemble the star candles magic circle inside pirate treasure chests you open.
Ghost loot drops
|Magic circle part||Ghost||Location||Special notes|
|Evil grinch||Winter wonderland||Needs . Only avaiilable during Celebration week special events|
|Grinch fail||North Pole||Only during Celebration week special events|
The star candles is a magic circle and can be used with any type of trap mechanism.
The star candles magic circle along with a mechanism can be modified by using any contract available (but not all conracts work with all types of mechanisms!) The contracts that can be used with any type of trap mecahnism and are referred to as magic circle contracts are shown here:
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