What are all the Phasmophobia ghost types? If you’re trying to sniff out and vanquish all the ghosts so the hunters don’t become the haunted – then you’ll need to know exactly what you’re up against. This online multiplayer game can be played with up to three of your friends, and like in the best co-op games, you’ll need to work together to understand what kind of ghost you’ve got on your hands.
Of course, you can do this by collecting evidence using the Phasmophobia spirit box to talk to the undead, as well as different ghost-hunting equipment such as cameras, a ouija board, and torches. Then there’s the more cautious approach, throwing down a crucifix in Phasmophobia to ward off a ghost, for example. You’ll need to piece together all your findings in the investigation and slowly build up an idea of who and what your ghost is.
There are 12 different ghost types in Phasmophobia and all of them behave differently, with their own strengths and weaknesses. Here are all of the ghosts you’ll encounter and what to look out for in their behaviour.
Here are all of the 12 ghost types:
Strength: Can throw multiple objects at once
Weakness: Empty rooms
Evidence: Spirit Box, Fingerprints, and Ghost Orb
Strength: Targets one player at a time (that is terrifying)
Weakness: The crucifix
Evidence: EMF Level 5, Fingerprints, and freezing temperatures
Strength: The further you are away, the faster a Jinn is
Weakness: Turning off a location’s power source
Evidence: Spirit Box, Ghost Orb, and EMF Level 5
Weakness: Using smudge sticks to prevent attacks
Evidence: Spirit Box, fingerprints, and Ghost Writing
Strength: Footsteps cannot be traced
Weakness: Reacts to salt
Evidence: Fingerprints, freezing temperatures, and Spirit Box
Strength: Looking at a phantom will cause your sanity to drop
Weakness: Taking its photo will cause it to disappear
Evidence: EMF Level 5, Ghost Orb, and freezing temperatures
Strength: Increased attacks in the dark
Evidence: Spirit Box, Ghost Orb, and freezing temperatures
Strength: Fast when hunting
Weakness: Slow when you are hidden
EMF Level 5, Fingerprints, and Ghost Writing
Strength: Hard to find
Weakness: A shade won’t hunt if players are in groups
Evidence: EMF Level 5, Ghost Orb, and Ghost Writing
Strength: Will attack aggressively
Weakness: Asking a question on a ouija board won’t lower a player’s sanity
Evidence: Spirit Box, Ghost Writing, and freezing temperatures
Strength: Affects player sanity more than normal
Weakness: Using a smudge stick to prevent it from moving
Evidence: Ghost Orb, Ghost Writing, and freezing temperatures
Strength: Can move objects quickly
Weakness: Active when more players are nearby
Evidence: EMF Level 5, Spirit Box, and Ghost Writing
Certain items will help you quickly ascertain what ghost type you’re dealing with. The Ghost Writing Book for example, is great once you’ve found the ghost’s room and you just want to narrow down the ghost type. Place the book down and wait, and you’ll hopefully get some answers.
Now you’re well acquainted with the strengths and weaknesses of these hostile ghouls, check out their distant cousins, with the best zombie games on PC – at least we think that’s how distant cousins work.