04 Oct 2021 2:32 AM +00:00

Phasmophobia: How To Use Smudge Sticks

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

Content creators like PewDiePie and Jacksepticeye have been regularly streaming the game to their fans and followers, with the game going down an absolute delight.

With the screams of fear and moments of sheer panic, Phasmophobia is a hilarious game when you're not being scared out of your wits. Especially when your friends can go into a complete 'ragdoll' mode once killed by a ghost.

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While hunting ghosts your sanity can quickly drop, and you'll be at a higher risk of being attacked. But don't worry, there's loads of equipment to help you out. These included the Crucifix, and Smudge Sticks, just to name a few.

Here's a small guide on how to make sure you're using Smudge Sticks to cleanse that negative ghost energy effectively!

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How to Use Smudge Sticks in Phasmophobia?

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

Players can carry up to four smudge sticks at a time, but you'll also need a lighter to get them to work.

To light your Smudge Sticks, use a lighter by pressing F or use a candle.

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You can keep them equipped or place them down in the room to give yourself some free space for other equipment while they cleanse the room!

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. Generally speaking, you can use Smudge Sticks to prevent a ghost from entering a hunting phase for 90 seconds if it's within six metres of the item. Alternatively, you can use them to stop a ghost hunt for six seconds so you and your friends can have time to escape.

They're a great tool for getting yourself out of a tight squeeze when things get chaotic, which often happens in Phasmophobia.

Bear in mind that Smudge Sticks can 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?

This article was updated by Kelsey Raynor on the 30th September 2021.