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Phasmophobia: The Ultimate Ghost Guide

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You want to know which ghosts exist in Phasmophobia and how to recognize them? Then stay tuned, because we have all the supernatural details here for the next generation of Ghostbusters.

Phasmophobia is all about ghosts. A ghost is a disembodied, spiritual essence of a dead person. For whatever reason, ghosts lingered on earth, usually because they were killed suddenly or violently. Ghosts could be a completely made-up term created by superstitious people willing to believe in that kind of stuff. But inside the game, yes ghosts are definitely real!

It is the main goal of the player or players to go to haunted and deserted places and collect evidence that a ghost exists there. However, ghosts do not remain passive and once they are agitated, they begin to track down and kill players. So you have to be faster than them - and we will help you do exactly that. There are twelve different types of ghosts, most with unique strengths, weaknesses, abilities and temperaments. Let's have a closer look at each of them.

Spirit

A spirit is the most common ghost you will encounter. Despite everything, it is still very powerful and dangerous. They are usually discovered after an unexplained death.

Evidence:

  • Ghost Writing
  • Spirit Box (You can hear what the ghost says)
  • Fingerprints

Weakness:

  • Smudge Sticks will prevent them from attacking for a long time.
Phasmophobia Ghost Writing Evidence

Ghost Writing. (Image Credit: Kinetic Games)

Wraith

The wraith is one of the most dangerous ghosts you can find. It is also the only known ghost that has the ability to escape and can sometimes travel through walls.

Evidence:

  • Cold Temperatures
  • Spirit Box
  • Fingerprints

Weakness:

  • Salt

Phantom

A phantom is a ghost that can take possession of the living and is most often conjured up by a sprit board (Ouija board for you 90s kids).

Evidence:

  • Cold Temperatures
  • EMF/ Entry from Level 5
  • Ghost Orbs

Weakness:

  • If you take a picture, it will disappear for a short time.

Poltergeist

One of the most famous ghosts, the Poltergeist, also known as the Noisy Ghost, can manipulate objects in its environment to spread fear in its victims.

Evidence:

  • Spirit Box
  • Ghost Orbs
  • Fingerprints

Weakness:

  • Empty rooms, since nothing can be thrown!
Phasmophobia Fungerprints

Fingerprints. (Image Credit: Kinetic Games)

Banshee

Banshees or the screaming ghost, are ghosts that react most strongly to a crucifix. They try to slowly stalk the ghost hunters and kill them one by one.

Evidence:

  • Cold Temperatures
  • EMF/ Entry from Level 5
  • Fingerprints

Weaknesses:

  • They only ever target one player
  • Fears the crucifix and is less aggressive near it

Jinn

A jinn is a territorial ghost that attacks when threatened. It is also known to move at high speed once it is hunting.

Evidence:

  • EMF/ Entry from level 5
  • Spirit Box
  • Ghost Orbs

Weakness:

  • If the current is switched off via the fuse box, its speed is limited.

Mare

A mare is a ghost that attacks especially in the dark. So if you leave the lights on and don't stay in dark areas, its aggression will decrease. But be careful, it will try to turn off the lights.

Evidence:

  • Cold Temperatures
  • Spirit Box
  • Ghost Orbs
Weakness:
  • Light

Revenant

A Revenant is a spirit that can attack indiscriminately and without regard to its state of health when hunting. If it hides from you, it moves slowly. However, it is faster than any other ghost when hunting a victim.

Evidence:

  • EMF/ Entry from level 5
  • Ghost Writing
  • Fingerprints

Weakness:

  • Very slow when it hides.

Shade

A shade is considered a "shy ghost". It does not attack when several people are around, but this also means that it is harder to find in larger groups.

Evidence:

  • EMF/ Entry from level 5
  • Ghost Writing
  • Ghost Orbs

Weakness:

  • Very shy and does not attack when several people are grouped together.

Demon

A demon is one of the worst ghosts you can meet. It is very aggressive and attacks more often than any other ghost, so a crucifix is recommended. However, it also allows ghost hunters to use the Ouija board without seriously damaging their minds.

Evidence:

  • Cold Temperatures
  • Ghost Writing
  • Spirit Box

Weakness:

  • None
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Protect yourself! Image Credit: Kinetic Games)

Yurei

A Yurei is a kind of ghost that has the ability to drive players insane faster than any other ghost. Smudge sticks prevent the Yurei from leaving the room for a long time.

Evidence:

  • Cold Temperatures
  • Ghost Writing
  • Ghost Orbs

Weakness:

  • Smudge sticks

Oni

An Oni is a very active ghost and is likely to show up within the first few minutes of play. It is also likely to wander near the ghost room. It is recommended to hide in a closet and wait for him to leave the room.

Evidence:

  • EMF/ Entry from Level 5
  • Ghost Writing
  • Spirit Box

Weakness:

  • Is very easy to find and identify because it is very active.

Happy ghost hunting with our Phasmophobia Ghost Guide. We hope this helps you find out more about these creepy creatures.

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