Phasmophobia Ghosts Guide – Strengths, Weaknesses, Evidence

Phasmophobia Ghosts Guide

Ghosts, spirits, and demons in Phasmophobia each have their own unique strengths and weaknesses which you’ll need to know in order to bust them. Gather up your buddies and your ghost hunting equipment for an awful co-op experience because, in this guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know about ghost types in Phasmophobia along with their strengths, weaknesses, and evidence.

Phasmophobia Ghost Types

The complete list of different ghosts you may confront in Phasmophobia includes:

  • Spirit
  • Wraith
  • Phantom
  • Poltergeist
  • Banshee
  • Jinn
  • Mare
  • Revenant
  • Shade
  • Demon
  • Yurei
  • Oni


The first and most common ghost type you may encounter in Phasmophobia is a Spirit. They’re entry-level ghosts but still very dangerous.

Strengths Weaknesses Evidence
Spirits have no particular strength. Smudge Sticks are their weakness and if you use one against them, they’ll stop attacking you for a considerably long period. The evidence for a spirit includes a Spirit Box, Fingerprints, and Ghost Writing.


Wraiths are one of the most dangerous and tricky ghosts you can find in Phasmophobia.

Strengths Weaknesses Evidence
Wraiths can fly and travel through walls. Salt is the weakness of a wraith and once it comes in contact with salt, it’ll stop attacking you. The evidence for a Wraith includes Fingerprints, Freezing Temperature, and a Spirit Box.


Phantoms are also common like Spirits but rather powerful and more dangerous.

Strengths Weaknesses Evidence
They have a significant effect on your sanity and will drive you mad if you look at it. You can avoid looking at a phantom by using a camera and if you take a photo, it will make the phantom disappear for a short period. The evidence for a phantom consists of a Ghost Orb, Freezing Temperature, and an EMF reading of Level 5.


Poltergeists are also known as “Noisy Ghosts” are the supernatural beings responsible for physical disturbances.

Strengths Weaknesses Evidence
A poltergeist can manipulate physical objects in the surrounding space. It is capable of throwing multiple objects at you and also also produce loud noises to scare or disorient players. Since their strength is related to physical manipulation, their powers are ineffective in empty rooms. The evidence for a poltergeist includes a Spirit Box, Fingerprints, and Ghost Orb.


Banshee is also a spirit you may run into in Phasmophobia. When on a hunt, Banshees stalk and kill their prey individually, so they’re pretty dangerous when you’re alone.

Strengths Weaknesses Evidence
Targets one person at a time. A Crucifix is their weakness and upon facing one they’ll become less aggressive. The evidence for banshee consists of a Level 5 EMF reading, Freezing Temperature, and Fingerprints.


The Jinn are powerful and territorial supernatural beings you may encounter in Phasmophobia. Jinn usually attacks when it’s threatened.

Strengths Weaknesses Evidence
The Jinn have the ability to travel at mind blowing high speed if their prey is far away. If you shut down the power source of Jinn’s location, it’ll prevent them from using their ability. Spirit Box, Ghost Orb, and a Level 5 EMF reading.


A Mare can be defined as the source of all Nightmares and is one of the most powerful ghosts in Phasmophobia.

Strengths Weaknesses Evidence
Mares like dark and the probability of them attacking you is very high in darkness. The opposite of darkness is light meaning the weakness of a Mare is light. If you want to avoid an attack by a Mare, make sure you turn on all the light you can find as the probability of it attacking you is very low in bright areas. Spirit Box, Freezing Temperature, and a Ghost Orb.


Revenant means the one who has returned from the dead. Revenants are powerful ghosts that will attack anyone that comes in their sight.

Strengths Weaknesses Evidence
They travel at a relatively high speed when hunting. When you hide from a revenant, it slows down and travels slowly. Avoid direct contact with a revenant as much as possible. Ghost Writing, Fingerprints, and a Level 5 EMF reading.


Shades are also known as “Shy Ghosts”. As you can understand from the nickname, they’re relatively hard to find than other ghosts and also stop all paranormal activities in the presence of multiple people. They’re basically the introverts of the supernatural world.

Strengths Weaknesses Evidence
They’re harder to find compared to other ghosts. As the Shade is an introvert, multiple people are its weakness and it will not enter hunting mode in the presence of large groups of people. Ghost Orb, Ghost Writing, and a level 5 EMF reading.


Demons are the most wicked beings of the supernatural world you can find in Phasmophobia. They’ll attack you without any reason and more often than other ghosts.

Strengths Weaknesses Evidence
Their attack frequency is higher than any other ghost in the game. Your sanity won’t be lowered if you ask a demon successful questions on an Ouija Board. Spirit Box, Ghost Writing, and Freezing Temperatures.


The Yurei are supernatural beings from Japanese folklore who’ve returned to the physical world with the purpose of revenge.

Strengths Weaknesses Evidence
Yurei has the ability to drop your sanity quicker than any other ghost. Yurei can drop your sanity even if you’re not looking at it and are simply in its area of influence. The Yurei will not wander around the location for a long time if you Smudge the room where it was found. Ghost Orb, Ghost Writing, and Freezing Temperature


The Oni possesses extreme strength and is very troublesome like the Demons.

Strengths Weaknesses Evidence
They become more active around their prey and can also move objects at high speeds like the poltergeist. They’re easy to find and identify due to their high activity level. Spirit Box, Ghost Writing, and a Level 5 EMF reading.

As a general rule of thumb, you should always try to figure out where the ghost is before using items like Crucifix and Smudge Sticks.

Another thing that you need to keep in mind is that certain items such as Ouija Board also reduce your sanity by a lot.

These are all types of ghosts in Phasmophobia. For more help on the game, you can check out our detailed Phasmophobia wiki guides.

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