Equipment in Phasmophobia is used to determine the type of ghosts inhabiting a location, or to achieve optional objectives. Players can purchase equipment using money they receive from successful investigations, but players are only able to bring a limited amount of each item when they go on an investigation.
When a player dies, they lose all equipment they added to the mission, excluding 1 of each starter equipment. Players who stay alive do not have to collect their equipment at the end of a contract to keep their equipment, it will be returned to them automatically.
There are 4 types of equipment:
Starter Equipment is available from the very beginning, and one of each of the following will always be included on an investigation, though additional copies may be purchased.
|Spirit Box||2||Used to communicate with a Ghost through questions.|
|Ghost Writing Book||2||Used to obtain Ghost Writing from a Ghost.|
|EMF Reader||2||Can detect EMF presence in the area. Used to obtain EMF Level 5 Evidence.|
|UV Flashlight||2||Used to reveal fingerprints and footprints created by ghosts.|
|Flashlight||4||Provides a basic source of light.|
|Video Camera||6||Creates a video feed, which is relayed to the van's computer. Used to detect Ghost Orbs.|
|Photo Camera||3||Used to take photos of various ghost interactions for additional profit.|
|D.O.T.S. Projector||2||Creates a field of green lights when placed. Used to detect D.O.T.S Projector Evidence.|
This equipment must be purchased in the game's equipment store and will not be given by default. Purchased equipment will be lost if a player dies during an investigation.
|Candle||4||Used for optional objectives, and to provide light.|
|Crucifix||2||Prevents ghosts from hunting in a 3m radius (5m if the ghost is a Banshee)|
|Glow Stick||2||Functions identically to the UV Flashlight, albeit with a larger, spherical radius.|
|Head Mounted Camera||4||Can be equipped on a player's head. Will provide a video feed to the Computer.|
|Lighter||2||Used to light Candles and Smudge Sticks.|
|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.|
|Salt||2||Causes ghosts to leave footprints after interacting with a salt pile.|
|Sanity Pills||4||Restores the consumer's sanity by 40%.|
|Smudge Sticks||4||Used to prevent a ghost from hunting for a short period of time. Can also be used to slow down a hunt.|
|Sound Sensor||4||Detects near inaudible sounds in an area, and relays the data to the Van.|
|Strong Flashlight||4||A direct upgrade to the regular flashlight.|
|Thermometer||3||Displays the local temperature of a room. Can be used to detect Freezing Temperatures.|
|Tripod||5||Used as a mount for Video Cameras.|
Equipment located in the Van is stationary.
|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.|
There are a few items found exclusively at the location, and cannot be directly purchased.
|Ouija Board||Can be used to communicate with the ghost at the cost of Sanity. It has a 33% chance to spawn in a concealed location onsite.|
|Voodoo Doll||Provides an additional photo reward for photographing it. Guaranteed spawns at the same location, but only on a few maps.|
|Bones||Provides both a photo reward and a $10 bonus for picking it up. It is guaranteed to spawn onsite.|
Table of Purchasable Equipment
|Equipment||Cost||Given Item?||Max Per Investigation||Cost To Max Item|
|Ghost Writing Book||40||Yes||2||40|
|Head Mounted Camera||60||No||4||240|
To be able to bring the max of all of the Purchasable Equipment, players will need to spend $2,580.
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 v.0.3.0.