Phasmophobia ghost types list

A full list of all spirits and ghosts in Phasmophobia so you can prepare for each and every job.

If you’re going to tackle the tougher difficulties in Phasmophobia, it pays to do your research first. Identifying the spirit you’re dealing with is a key part of each job, and to that end you’ll want to know the full list of all Phasmophobia ghost types. There are 12 in total you’ll want to learn if you’re aiming to become a pro spirit hunter, or if you just want to survive the job. Below, we’ll break down all the ghost types in Phasmophobia with their strengths and weaknesses.

Phasmophobia ghost types list

All phasmophobia ghost types with evidence, strengths, weakness - how to identify ghost
 
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Below you’ll find the details for all Phasmophobia ghost types, so you can identify exactly what you’re dealing with when taking on a new job.

Banshee

  • Evidence: EMF Level 5, Fingerprints, and Freezing Temperatures.
  • Strength: Only targets one player at a time, giving them a really bad night.
  • Weakness: Hates the Crucifix, making it especially effective.

Demon

  • Evidence: Freezing Temperatures, Ghost Writing, and Spirit Box.
  • Strength: Once of the most dangerous ghosts. Extremely aggressive with attacks.
  • Weakness: Using the Ouija board to ask questions doesn’t drain sanity.

Jinn

  • Evidence: EMF Level 5, Ghost Orbs, and Spirit Box.
  • Strength: The Jinn moves faster the further away you are from it.
  • Weakness: Cutting off the location’s power supply will limit the Jinn’s speed.

Mare

  • Evidence: Freezing Temperatures, Ghost Orbs, and Spirit Box.
  • Strength: Attacks more frequently in the dark, tends to switch off lights.
  • Weakness: Keeping the lights on.

Oni

  • Evidence: EMF Level 5, Ghost Writing, and Spirit Box.
  • Strength: Extremely active and moves objects quickly. 
  • Weakness: Extreme activity with lots of players nearby makes it easy to identify.

Phantom

  • Evidence: EMF Level 5, Freezing Temperatures, and Ghost Orbs.
  • Strength: Looking at the Phantom will reduce your sanity.
  • Weakness: Scared of photos, capturing a photo will cause it to disappear, though not during a hunt.

Read more: Phasmophobia ghost questions list

Poltergeist

  • Evidence: Fingerprints, Ghost Orbs, and Spirit Box.
  • Strength: Throws multiple objects about at once.
  • Weakness: Rooms without any stuff in to throw.

Revenant

  • Evidence: EMF Level 5, Fingerprints, and Ghost Writing.
  • Strength: Attacks anyone, regardless of sanity levels.
  • Weakness: Moves extremely slowly when players hide.

Shade

  • Evidence: EMF Level 5, Ghost Orb, and Ghost Writing.
  • Strength: Extremely shy, making it hard to find and detect.
  • Weakness: Won’t hunt if players are in a group.

Spirit

  • Evidence: Fingerprints, Ghost Writing, and Spirit Box.
  • Strength: A basic ghost with no strengths.
  • Weakness: Using smudge sticks stops from starting for a long time.

Wraith

  • Evidence: Fingerprints, Freezing Temperatures, and Spirit Box.
  • Strength: One of the most dangerous ghosts. Can fly through walls and doesn’t leave footprints.
  • Weakness: Has a strong reaction to salt.

Yurei

  • Evidence: Freezing Temperatures, Ghost Orbs, and Ghost Writing.
  • Strength: Drains player sanity especially quickly.
  • Weakness: Using a smudge stick in the same room will stop the Yurei from moving.

Those were all the Phasmophobia ghost types with strengths and weaknesses. If you’re ready to head out on a hunt for the first time, you should check out our list of beginners tips as well. You can also head over to our hub page for the game to find even more tips and tricks to improve your detection (and survival) skills.

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