Phasmophobia Cursed Possessions: How To Use the Tortured Voodoo Doll

A player holding an EMF Reader faces the Tortured Voodoo Doll in a bedroom of a house in Phasmophobia.

In Phasmophobia, there are six Cursed Possessions that have the chance of spawning during your time as a paranormal investigator. Only one of the items will spawn at a time, including the Tortured Voodoo Doll. The doll acts as a great way to lure the ghost out of hiding, but not without angering them too.

In this guide, we explain how to use the Tortured Voodoo Doll in Phasmophobia.

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How To Use the Tortured Voodoo Doll

In Phasmophobia, Cursed Possessions are not to be taken lightly. While they can all aid players in one way or another, they all come with their own risks and will often anger the ghost. It's definitely best to locate the possession and then only use it when necessary! This includes the Tortured Voodoo Doll especially.

Pictured above, the Tortured Voodoo Doll is a small brown doll with various pins stuck inside of it. To use the doll, you need to pick it up (with no other items equipped) and then put a pin inside of the doll in order to trigger the ghost. You can stab the Tortured Voodoo Doll with a pin using right-click while holding it.

This action will force the ghost to react to the doll being pierced with a pin. It will reveal itself and interact with the environment, thus helping players to narrow down where the ghost is located. If the ghost is nearby, using the doll can also trigger a hunt, too.

The Journal in Phasmophobia showing how the Tortured Voodoo Doll, Haunted Mirror, and Ouija Board work.
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Each time you use the Tortured Voodoo Doll, you will lose a portion of your sanity. Therefore, it's important to only use the doll when necessary. For example, the doll is great for helping players locate the ghost's room if they're struggling to find it. Using the doll in proximity to the ghost's area is asking for trouble, though!

That's all you need to know about using the Tortured Voodoo Doll in Phasmophobia. Triggering a reaction from the ghost can be as easy as putting a pin into the doll, but this doesn't come without its risks, so be careful! Check out what to do during the hunting phase to keep yourself safe from any angry ghosts, and also check out other Cursed Possessions available, such as the Summoning Circle and Tarot Cards.

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