Phasmophobia 08 Apr 2021 8:48 AM +00:00

Phasmophobia Smudge Stick Guide: How To Use Smudge Sticks In Phasmophobia And How Does It Work?


Phasmophobia is a new viral game to hit Twitch and Youtube.


Content creators like PewDiePie and Jacksepticeye have been regularly streaming the game.

Along with the screams of fear, its actually quite a funny game.

Especially when your friends go into a complete ragdoll mode once killed.

While hunting ghosts your sanity can quickly drop and you'll be at a higher risk of being attacked.

Don't worry, there's loads of equipment to help you out such as the crucifix, or smudge sticks, we want to tell you all about them!

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How To Use Smudge Sticks in Phasmophobia?

Smudge sticks are an item in Phasmophobia which can be bought to aid you in your ghost hunting journey.

Players can carry up to four smudge sticks at a time.


You'll also need a lighter to get them to work.

The item has a variety of effects on different ghost types.

For example, using it on a Yurei will stop it from moving and using it on a Spirit will stop it from attacking.

To light the smudge sticks either use a lighter by pressing F or use a candle.

It's hilarious watching streamers trying to figure out how to light them!

You can keep them equipped or place them down in the room.

Now you've got the tricky part out of the way, they have a few different uses.

You can use them to prevent a ghost from entering a hunting phase for 90 seconds if it's within six metres.

Alternatively, you can use them to stop a ghost hunt for six seconds.


They're a great tool for getting yourself out of a tight squeeze when things get manic.

Bear in mind that they burn pretty quickly so be sure to use them wisely or make sure you have backups.

If you want to find out more about Phasmophobia, why not check out our guide on ghost types?

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