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A set of equipment on the wall in the van

Equipment in Phasmophobia is used to determine the type of ghost inhabiting a location, or to complete optional objectives. Players can purchase equipment using money they receive from successful investigations.


Equipment may be purchased or sold via the Shop in the lobby.

When a player dies, they lose all equipment they added to the mission, excluding the default starter equipment that is always provided. Players who stay alive do not have to collect their equipment at the end of a contract to keep them; they will be returned automatically. Items with limited use per contract (e.g. incense and sanity medication) do not need to be bought again if the player remains alive, but if player uses it, it needs to be rebought.

Players can buy and store a maximum of 999 of each item.

Ghosts disrupt nearby electronic equipment whenever they are visible, such as during a hunt or when they manifest (i.e. become visible while not hunting). Holding active electronic equipment during a hunt will attract nearby ghosts.

There are 4 types of equipment:

Starter equipment[]

Starter Equipment is available from the very beginning, and one of each of the following will always be freely included on an investigation, though additional pieces may be purchased and added.

Equipment Max limit Description
D.O.T.S. Projector 2 Creates a field of green lights when placed. Used to detect D.O.T.S Projector evidence.
EMF Reader 2 Can detect EMF presence in the area. Used to obtain EMF Level 5 evidence.
Ghost Writing Book 2 Used to obtain Ghost Writing from a ghost.
Spirit Box 2 Used to communicate with a ghost through questions.
Thermometer 2 Displays the local temperature of a room. Can be used to detect Freezing Temperatures.
UV Light 2 Used to reveal fingerprints and footprints created by ghosts.
Video Camera 4 Creates a video feed, which is relayed to the van's computer. Used to detect Ghost Orbs.
Flashlight 4 Provides a basic source of light.

Optional equipment[]

This equipment must be purchased in the game's shop and will not be given by default. Purchased equipment will be lost if a player dies during an investigation.

Equipment Max limit Description
Crucifix 2 Prevents ghosts from hunting in a certain radius.
Firelight 4 Used for optional objectives, and to provide light.
Head Gear 4 Can be equipped on a player's head. Will provide a video feed to the computer. Can be used to detect Ghost Orbs. To turn on head gear hold T(default).
Igniter 4 Used to light firelight and incense. Can also be used on campfires in Maple Lodge Campsite.
Incense 4 Used to prevent a ghost from hunting for a short period of time. Can also be used during a hunt to blind the ghost temporarily.
Motion Sensor 4 Provides light when a ghost or player passes it. A signal is also provided to the Van.
Parabolic Microphone 2 Used to listen to paranormal sounds in a large range.
Photo Camera 3 Used to take photos of various ghost interactions for additional profit.
Salt 3 Places salt piles that ghosts can interact with to leave footprints.
Sanity Medication 4 Restores the consumer's sanity by a certain amount dependent on Difficulty.
Sound Sensor 4 Detects near inaudible sounds in an area, and relays the data to the Van.
Tripod 4 Used as a mount for Video Cameras. Lowers the chance for ghost to throw a Video Camera.

Van equipment[]

Equipment located in the van is stationary.

Equipment Description
Objective Board Displays all mandatory and optional objectives.
Site Map Provides a detailed map of the case location.
Sanity Monitor Provides a real time summary of all players' sanity levels.
Site Activity Monitor Displays ghost activity any time a ghost performs an action. High levels indicate ghost events or hunts.
Computer Used to view onsite cameras, including active video cameras.
Sound Monitor Connects to Sound Sensors placed onsite. If sound is detected, it will be displayed on the monitor.
Clipboards Shows the current Daily and Weekly Tasks

Cursed items/bonus equipment[]

There are a few items found exclusively at the location that can provide a photo reward, and cannot be directly purchased.

Equipment Description
Bones Provides a bonus for picking it up or taking a photo. One bone is guaranteed to spawn onsite.
Haunted Mirror Used to find the ghost room at the cost of Sanity.
Monkey Paw Grants a player wishes which can cause a positive and a negative effect. The amount of wishes depends on the difficulty.
Music Box Used to get the ghost to sing and broadcast its location.
Ouija Board Can be used to communicate with the ghost at the cost of sanity.
Summoning Circle Used to summon and trap the ghost, which will also be followed by a hunt.
Tarot Cards Provide different effects on the team and on any nearby ghost. Each deck comes with ten random cards.
Voodoo Doll Used to force the ghost to perform an interaction or Hunt.

Table of purchasable equipment[]

Table of equipment costs
Equipment Cost Default item? Max per investigation Cost to max item Requirements for tier I Requirements for tier II Requirements for tier III
D.O.T.S. Projector 65 Yes 2 65 (Default item) Level : 29
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Level : 60
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
EMF Reader 45 Yes 2 45 (Default item) Level : 20
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Level : 52
Upgrade Cost : 4,500
Flashlight 30 Yes 4 90 (Default item) Level : 19
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Level : 35
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Photo Camera 40 No 3 120 Level : 3 Level : 25
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Level : 70
Upgrade Cost : 5,000
Igniter 10 No 4 40 Level : 12 Level : 41
Upgrade Cost : 500
Level : 57
Upgrade Cost : 750
Firelight 15 No 4 60 Level : 12 Level : 47
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Level : 79
Upgrade Cost : 10,000
UV Light 35 Yes 2 35 (Default item) Level : 21
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Level : 56
Upgrade Cost : 2,000
Crucifix 30 No 2 60 Level : 8 Level : 37
Upgrade Cost : 4,000
Level : 90
Upgrade Cost : 20,000
Video Camera 50 Yes 4 150 (Default item) Level : 33
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Level : 61
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Spirit Box 50 Yes 2 50 (Default item) Level : 27
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Level : 54
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Thermometer 30 Yes 2 30 (Default item) Level : 36
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Level : 64
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Salt 15 No 3 45 Level : 9 Level : 43
Upgrade Cost : 2,500
Level : 68
Upgrade Cost : 5,000
Incense 15 No 4 60 Level : 14 Level : 42
Upgrade Cost : 3,500
Level : 85
Upgrade Cost : 15,000
Tripod 25 No 4 100 Level : 10 Level : 34
Upgrade Cost : 5,000
Level : 62
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Motion Sensor 100 No 4 400 Level : 5 Level : 45
Upgrade Cost : 2,500
Level : 74
Upgrade Cost : 8,000
Sound Sensor 80 No 4 320 Level : 11 Level : 32
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Level : 58
Upgrade Cost : 1,500
Sanity Medication 20 No 4 80 Level : 16 Level : 39
Upgrade Cost : 2,000
Level : 77
Upgrade Cost : 5,000
Ghost Writing Book 40 Yes 2 40 (Default item) Level : 23
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Level : 63
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Parabolic Microphone 50 No 2 100 Level : 7 Level : 31
Upgrade Cost : 3,000
Level : 72
Upgrade Cost : 5,000
Head Gear 60 No 4 240 Level : 13 Level : 49
Upgrade Cost : 10,000
Level : 82
Upgrade Cost : 10,000

Equipment Tiers Upgrades Map (for v0.9.0.10)

Consumable Equipment[]

As of the Ascension major update, some equipment is now consumable, and will need to be re-purchased after it has been used on an investigation. This includes:

Removed equipment[]

Infrared Light Sensor

The infrared light sensor detected movement from both ghosts and players and would illuminate the area with a bright light, much like the current Motion Sensor. It however would not provide feedback to the van, nor count in the "Detect the Ghost with a Motion Sensor" objective. This item was removed in 0.3.0.


  • To buy enough equipment to bring the maximum amount of each to a contract, players will need to spend $2,130.
  • To buy one of each equipment, players will need to spend $805.
  • The motion sensor is the most expensive item in the game with a price of $100. Meanwhile, the igniter is the cheapest with a price of $10.