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  • This is the official guide for Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger.
  • This guide won’t tell you when to zoom into a location; the screenshots show each zoom scene.
  • Hidden-object puzzles are referred to as HOPs. Only the locations of the HOPs will be shown.
  • Use the Map to fast travel to a location.

Chapter 1: Police Station

Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Speak (A).
  • Take FLASHLIGHT (B).
  • Select (C); take BATTERIES.
  • Read newspaper; uncover, take TWEEZERS and KEYS (D).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use TWEEZERS for CODE (E).
  • Use CODE (F); take KEY CARD (G).
  • BATTERIES on FLASHLIGHT for WORKING FLASHLIGHT.
  • Use WORKING FLASHLIGHT; take HEX KEY (H).
  • Open, use HEX KEY for FUSE PANEL (I).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Place FUSE PANEL; pull cord (J).
  • Use KEY CARD (K).
  • Go left.
  • Speak (L).
  • Take BADGE (M).
  • Use BADGE; take KEY PICTURE, PENCIL SHARPENER and BROKEN PENCIL (N).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • KEY PICTURE on KEYS; take EVIDENCE KEY (O).
  • Use EVIDENCE KEY (P); take SAW (Q).
  • Go down.
  • PENCIL SHARPENER on BROKEN PENCIL for PENCIL.
  • Use PENCIL; take COMPUTER PASSWORD (R).
  • Use SAW; take POLICE BRIEFCASE (S).
  • Go left.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use COMPUTER PASSWORD (T).
  • Solutions (U1-U2).

Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger

  • Speak (V); select (W).
  • POLICE BRIEFCASE for HOP.
  • Solutions (X1-X2).
  • Solution (X3). A-C-D-A-Cx2-Bx3.
  • Take FINGERPRINT KIT.
  • Select hand; use FINGERPRINT KIT; receive FINGERPRINT (Y).
  • Use FINGERPRINT (Z); take CROWBAR (A).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use CROWBAR (B); uncover, take CASE FILE (C).
  • POLICE FILE; receive Coat of Arms.
  • Speak (D).
  • Solution (E1). Scroll B; scroll C.
  • Solution (E2). (A).

Chapter 2: Mansion

Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Attempt to go forward.
  • Take HAMMER AND NAILS; ROPE LADDER and BOARD (F).
  • Place BOARD; use SAW; receive 2/3 LADDER RUNGS (G).
  • Take CAR KEY (H).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Uncover; use CAR KEY (I).
  • Take VACUUM WITHOUT BATTERY and BOLT CUTTER (J).
  • Use BOLT CUTTER for 3/3 LADDER RUNGS (K).
  • Use 3/3 LADDER RUNGS, HAMMER AND NAILS (L).
  • Go forward.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use ROPE LADDER (M); take RAG (N).
  • Go down.
  • Use RAG for SHARP GLASS (O).
  • Go forward.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use SHARP GLASS (P); take RUBBER GLOVES and TROWEL (Q).
  • Use RUBBER GLOVES; take MUSIC SHEET and VALVE (R).
  • Use TROWEL; take POWER BUTTON (S).
  • Go down.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use POWER BUTTON (T); take COIN (U).
  • Go forward.
  • Use COIN; take ANIMAL FOOD (V).
  • Go down.
  • Give ANIMAL FOOD (W).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Solution (X); take FUSES.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Replace FUSES (Y).
  • Go forward.
  • Solution (Z); select (A).
  • Go left.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Select (B).
  • Place MUSIC SHEET (C).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Solution. 4-9-D-7-10-11-C-G-6-8.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Take OILER (E).
  • Go (F).
  • Select (G); speak to character; take ARROW TILE (H).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use VALVE; take WRENCH (I).
  • Take VACUUM BATTERY (J).
  • VACUUM BATTERY on VACUUM WITHOUT BATTERY for VACUUM.
  • Use VACUUM; take CRUMPLED PAPER (K).
  • Go down.
  • CRUMPLED PAPER for EAGLE TILE and PATTERN CODE.
  • Use PATTERN CODE (L).
  • Solution (M).
  • Take CHISEL AND MALLET.
  • Go down.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use OILER; take SCREWDRIVER (N).
  • Use CHISEL AND MALLET (O).
  • Use RUBBER GLOVES; take CROSSBOW TILE and HANDLE (P).
  • Return to Hall.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use ARROW and CROSSBOW TILES; take BOLT (Q).
  • Go down 3x.
  • Use SCREWDRIVER; receive HUNTER EMBLEM (R).
  • Return to Attic.
  • Use HUNTER EMBLEM; take CROSSBOW (S).
  • Use WRENCH; take SAFE CODE (T).
  • Go forward.
  • BOLT on CROSSBOW for LOADED CROSSBOW.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use LOADED CROSSBOW (U).
  • Solutions vary.
  • Go forward.
  • Take MATCHES; place, select HANDLE (V); take SOLVENT (W).
  • Select safe.
  • Solution (X). Rx2-L-R-Lx2.
  • Take BOLTS and PIANO PEDAL (Y).
  • Go down.
  • BOLTS on CROSSBOW for LOADED CROSSBOW.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use LOADED CROSSBOW; receive DUSTER (Z).
  • Go forward.
  • Use DUSTER; take PISTOLS TILE (A).
  • Use PISTOLS TILE (B); take AMMO (C).
  • Return to Attic.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use PIANO PEDAL; take WEAPON KEY (D).
  • Return to Hunting Room.
  • Place WEAPON KEY (E) for HOP (F); receive GAUNTLET.
  • Return to Attic.
  • Use GAUNTLET; take EXTENDABLE TONGS (G).
  • Go forward.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use EXTENDABLE TONGS for TAPE (H).
  • Use SOLVENT (I) for HOP (J); receive GLOVE BOX KEY.
  • Go down 3x.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use GLOVE BOX KEY (K); take DETONATOR (L).
  • Return to Hunting Room.
  • Take TUBE; use EAGLE TILE; take CLOCK HANDS (M).
  • MATCHES on TUBE for TIME.
  • Place CLOCK HANDS and TIME; set to 12:15 (N).
  • AMMO for GUNPOWDER.
  • Place GUNPOWDER, TAPE and DETONATOR (O); select 1-3; take EXPLOSIVE.
  • Go down 2x.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Place EXPLOSIVE (P).
  • Go (Q); open (R).
  • Speak (S); receive MAGIC BRACELET.
  • Solution (T).

Chapter 3: Archives

Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Solution (U).
  • Receive PAPER PIECE.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Take CORKED OIL BOTTLE; 1/3 CHALK; TWEEZERS (V).
  • Set to 9-2-5 (W); take box (X).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Solution (Y).
  • Select (Z).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Solution (A).
  • Go (B).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Take CABINET KEY (C); use TWEEZERS, receive BAG TILE (D); take SCREWDRIVER (E).
  • Go down.
  • Use BAG TILE; take PUFFED WHEAT (F).
  • Use SCREWDRIVER; take WHEEL (G).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use WHEEL and SCREWDRIVER (H); select (I).
  • Take 2/3 CHALK, BOOK DISK (J).
  • Use CABINET KEY (K); open; take 1/4 CLAN EMBLEM and KNIGHT TILE (L).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Give PUFFED WHEAT (M); take 2/4 CLAN EMBLEM and BOOK (N).
  • Go forward.
  • Use KNIGHT TILE; take BOOK TILE (O).
  • BOOK TILE on BOOK for CORKSCREW.
  • Use CORKSCREW; take DAGGER KEY (P).
  • CORKSCREW on CORKED OIL BOTTLE for OIL BOTTLE.
  • Use OIL BOTTLE; take 3/4 CLAN EMBLEM (Q).
  • Use DAGGER KEY; take KNIFE (R).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use KNIFE (S) for HOP (T); receive 4/4 CLAN EMBLEM.
  • Use 4/4 CLAN EMBLEMS (U); take 3/3 CHALK and DIARY (V).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use 3/3 CHALK (W).
  • BOOK DISK on DIARY; set (X).
  • Solutions (Y1-Y2).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Solution (Y3).

Chapter 4: City

Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Speak to character. Take 1/3; 2/3 RUNG (Z).
  • Go left.
  • Take FRESCO TILE; 3/3 RUNG (A).
  • Select (B); take HEART (C).
  • Go down.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use 3/3 RUNGS (D).
  • Take TWEEZERS (E).
  • Place HEART (F) to play HOP (G); take FIRE FLOWER.
  • Go left.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use FIRE FLOWER (H).
  • Solution (I); take GLASS FLASK.
  • Go down.
  • Open box; place GLASS FLASK (J); receive ACID.
  • Go left.
  • Use ACID (K).
  • Go forward.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use TWEEZERS; receive LOCKPICK (L).
  • Take AMULET (M).
  • Go down.
  • Place AMULET (N); receive CHARGED AMULET.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Solutions may vary (O1).
  • Solution (O2). A-B-C-D-E-F-C-E-G-H-I-G-B-I-J.
  • Solution (O3).
  • Take DUMMY HEAD.
  • Go down.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use LOCKPICK (P).
  • Solution may vary (Q).
  • Take CHISEL (R).
  • Place CHARGED AMULET (S); take PORTRAIT PART (T).
  • Return to Gate.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Place PORTRAIT PART (U); take COIN (V).
  • Go down 2x.
  • Use COIN (W); take CROWBAR and GREEN STONE (X).
  • Go left.
  • Use CROWBAR; take GLOVES (Y).
  • Go forward.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use CROWBAR (Z); take GARGOYKE JAW (A).
  • Use CROWBAR; take GEAR; place GARGOYLE JAW (B).
  • CHISEL on DUMMY HEAD for MONSTER EYE.
  • Place MONSTER EYE (C).
  • Go forward.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Speak to character. Take TRIANGLE TILE (D).
  • Take HOOK; use TWEEZERS (E) for BLUE KEY (F).
  • Use GLOVES; take PICKAXE (G).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use PICKAXE (H); take BLUE STONE (I).
  • Go down 2x.
  • Use TRIANGLE TILE; take DAGGER (J).
  • Use HOOK; take GREEN KEY (K).
  • Go forward.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use GREEN and BLUE KEYS (L); receive CHAIN.
  • Place GREEN and BLUE STONES; take SCROLL WITH CIPHER (M).
  • Go down.
  • Select 1-6; take BUTTON.
  • Go down.
  • Use DAGGER; take REVOLVER (N).
  • Return to Asylum.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Place, select BUTTON; take FRESCO TILE (O).
  • Go down.
  • Place 2 FRESCO TILES (P); play HOP (Q); receive MAGIC BULLET.
  • Go forward.
  • Place GEAR and CHAIN; pull lever (R).
  • MAGIC BULLET on REVOLVER for LOADED REVOLVER.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use LOADED REVOLVER (S).
  • Go forward.
  • Speak to character. Take CLIP; use LOCKPICK, take PATIENT FILE (T).
  • Use CLIP (U); take 1/3 and 2/3 FIRST AID (V).
  • PATIENT FILE for EMERGENCY TILE.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use EMERGENCY TILE (W); take DIRTY LIGHTBULB; 3/3 FIRST AID (X).
  • Use 3/3 FIRST AID; speak to character; take ROOM KEY 404 (Y).
  • Go forward.
  • Take (Z).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Solution (A1). Right, forward, left, take MOP; down 2x, left, use MOP. Forward, left, uncover and take KEY CARD, down 4x, left, use KEY CARD.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Solution (A2). Forward, right, left, take KEY; down 3x, right, use KEY and take SAW; down, forward, right, forward, use SAW; right. Use ROOM 404 KEY, forward.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Take PATIENT REPORT (B).
  • PATIENT REPORT for TANK TILE.
  • Go down.
  • Use TANK TILE; take EMPTY TANK (C).
  • Place EMPTY TANK; turn handle; take OXYGEN TANK (D).
  • Go forward.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Take OIL (E).
  • CORKSCREW on OIL.
  • Use OIL (F).
  • Use OIL (G); take 1/4 LIGHTBULB and TAPE (H).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Remove tank; use TAPE (I).
  • Place OXYGEN TANK; take CABINET HANDLES (J).
  • Use CABINET HANDLES (K); open; take AMMONIA and SCALPEL (L).
  • Go down.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use AMMONIA; speak to character (M).
  • Enter 4-5-2-1; green arrow (N).
  • Go right.
  • Speak to character; take 2/4 LIGHTBULB (O).
  • Take WELDER (P).
  • Use SCALPEL for RAG; take GLOVES (Q).
  • Take LAMP HOLDER; use OIL; take WRENCH (R).
  • Return to Hospital Ward.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use WRENCH; take VALVE (S).
  • Use GLOVES; take 3/4 LIGHTBULB (T).
  • Return to Storage Vault.
  • RAG on DIRTY LIGHTBULB for 4/4 LIGHTBULB.
  • 4/4 LIGHTBULBS on LAMP HOLDER; use LAMP HOLDER (U).
  • Play HOP; receive OXYGEN TANK (V).
  • Go down.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Place OXYGEN TANK; place, select VALVE; take OXYGEN TANK (W).
  • OXYGEN TANK on WELDER for REPAIRED WELDER.
  • Go right.
  • Use REPAIRED WELDER (X); open, take GHOST AMULET (Y).
  • Give GHOST AMULET (Z).
  • Take CLAN FLAG (A).
  • Return to Hospital Ward.
  • Give CLAN FLAG (B).

Chapter 5: Castle

Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Speak (C).
  • Take SWORD; DECORATIVE BOX; CLAN GLOVES and CORKSCREW (D).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Take CLAN HEADPIECE and CHEST TILE; use SWORD; take CLAN CUIRASS (E).
  • Use CHEST TILE (F); take CLAN CLOAK (G).
  • CLAN SWORD, HEADPIECE, CLOAK and GLOVES on CLAN CUIRASS.
  • Go forward.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Speak (H); take BOLTS and TUBE (I).
  • Take CORN; use CORKSCREW; place BOLTS for OILED BOLTS (J).
  • Take HALBERD (K).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Place OILED BOLTS (L); receive FIRE BOLTS.
  • Use FIRE BOLTS (M).
  • Solution (N1-N3).
  • Go down.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use CORN (O); take WHEEL CAP (P).
  • Use HALBERD for CUP (Q).
  • Go forward.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use CUP for CUP OF OIL (R).
  • Use CUP OF OIL; take SCREWDRIVER (S).
  • Go down.
  • Use SCREWDRIVER for HORSESHOE KEY (T).
  • Use HORSESHOE KEY (U) for CHAIN KEY (V).
  • Go forward.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Speak (W); use CHAIN KEY (X).
  • Play HOP (Y) for WHEEL.
  • Replace WHEEL; use WHEEL CAP (Z).
  • Go forward.
  • Sequences are random.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Take ROPE (A).
  • Use HALBERD (B); take METAL PETAL (C).
  • Take BOW and SHOVEL (D).
  • Go down 2x.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use SHOVEL (E); receive SHOVEL WITH EARTH; take NIPPERS HALF (F).
  • Go forward.
  • Place NIPPERS HALF for NIPPERS (G).
  • Use CUP for DIRTY WATER (H).
  • Go forward.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use NIPPERS; take SIEVE (I).
  • Use NIPPERS to for ARMORIAL TILE and ALCHEMY TILE (J).
  • Go down.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use ARMORIAL TILE (K); take EXPLOSIVE ARROWS (L).
  • Go forward.
  • EXPLOSIVE ARROWS on BOW for BOW WITH EXPLOSIVE ARROWS.
  • Use BOW WITH EXPLOSIVE ARROWS (M).
  • ALCHEMY TILE on TUBE for ACID LABEL.
  • Go down 2x.
  • Use ACID LABEL, take ACID (N); place SIEVE and DIRTY WATER; take PURE WATER (O).
  • Go forward 2x.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use ACID (P).
  • Go (Q).
  • Take SCRAPER; HANDLE and LOCKPICK SET (R).
  • Go down.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use SCRAPER; receive METAL PETAL (S).
  • Place, select HANDLE; take CLOTH (T).
  • HALBERD; CLOTH for TORCH.
  • Use TORCH for LIT TORCH (U).
  • LOCKPICK SET on DECORATIVE BOX for FAN.
  • Go forward.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Place PURE WATER, SHOVEL WITH EARTH, FAN and LIT TORCH (V); take RHOMBIC STAFF PART (W).
  • Read note; place 2 METAL PETALS; select button; receive SPHERE (X).
  • Use ROPE (Y); place SPHERE (Z) for SPHERICAL STAFF PART.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Place SPHERICAL STAFF PART and RHOMBIC STAFF PART (A).
  • Solution is random.
  • Speak to character; receive MAGIC RING.

Chapter 6: Showdown

Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Take HOOKS, 4/4 LEAVES and SLINGSHOT; ANVIL KEY and STRAP; STONES, BERRIES and NUTS (B).
  • STRAP and STONES on SLINGSHOT.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use SLINGSHOT (C); receive ROPE LADDER.
  • Take COIN, uncover, place ANVIL KEY (D); take 1/2 DUNGEON KEY (E).
  • Use COIN (F); take 2/2 DUNGEON KEY (G).
  • HOOKS on ROPE LADDER for ROPE LADDER WITH HOOKS.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use ROPE LADDER WITH HOOKS (H).
  • Place 2/2 DUNGEON KEYS (I).
  • Go down.
  • Take RUSTY DAGGER (J).
  • Give NUTS; take KEY (K).
  • Go down.
  • Place RUSTY DAGGER; receive SHARP DAGGER; Use SHARP DAGGER (L); receive RAG; take CROWBAR (M).
  • Go down.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use CROWBAR (N); receive BOARDS; take NET (O).
  • Use BOARDS (P).
  • Solution (Q).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use RAG; take MIRROR (R); take VALVE (S).
  • Place MIRROR (T).
  • Select 1-3-2 (U).
  • Take HORN; use NET for PICKAXE HEAD (V).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Replace HORN; take ACID and SAW HANDLE (W).
  • Go down.
  • Use SAW HANDLE for SAW (X).
  • Go down.
  • Use SAW for PICKAXE HANDLE (Y).
  • PICKAXE HEAD on PICKAXE HANDLE for PICKAXE.
  • Use PICKAXE (Z).
  • Use ACID (A).
  • Go forward.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Take BAG TILE; PALETTE (B).
  • Take ORNAMENTAL BOX; place, select VALVE; take FLAG (C).
  • KEY on ORNAMENTAL BOX; take THREAD.
  • MAGIC CLOTH and THREAD on FLAG for MAGIC CLOTH.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Place, select MAGIC CLOTH (D).
  • Go down.
  • Use BAG TILE (E); take MORTAR (F).
  • Go forward.
  • BERRIES, 4/4 LEAVES and MORTAR on PALETTE for COMPLETED PALETTE.
  • Use COMPLETED PALETTE (G); take CANDLE and BOOK KEY (H).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Use BOOK KEY (I); place MAGIC BRACELET (J).
  • Go down.
  • Use CANDLE for BURNING CANDLE (K).
  • Use BURNING CANDLE; take CRYSTAL EYE (L).
  • Go forward.
  • Use CRYSTAL EYE (M); place MAGIC RING (N).
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Solution (O1-O4).
  • Solutions vary.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Solution (P). Gx2-D-E-H-E-A.
Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger
  • Solution (Q).
  • Solutions vary.
  • Congratulations! you have completed Mystery of the Ancients: Black Dagger.

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