Incense in Phasmophobia, more commonly known as smudge sticks, is one of the accessory items you can use during an assignment. This item is useful for weakening the spirit or completing one of the additional objectives. Below is an overview of what smudge sticks are in Phasmophobia and how they work.
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How does Smudge Sticks work in Phasmophobia?
The Smudge Sticks in Phasmophobia is an item that is not included in the standard equipment, so it must be purchased separately from the store for $15. When completing the inventory for an order, remember to add a lighter to activate the Smudge Sticks. The lighter is also part of the additional equipment, so you need to buy it in the store beforehand.
The incense sticks that are thrown on the ground can be set off with a lighter or a lit candle. Simply hover your mouse over the incense stick and press the F key on your keyboard. You can also light incense in Phasmophobia by holding it in your hand and right-clicking on it. All you need is a lit lighter in your inventory. You can also light incense by throwing it at a lit candle.
Once the incense is activated, the item will burn for 6 seconds, emitting gray smoke. The spent item looks like burnt sticks that can no longer be reused. Unfortunately, the game does not indicate whether using the item has affected the spirit in any way. You can only check this in completed additional objectives, if any have been drawn. During quests, one of the additional tasks may be to clean the area near the ghost with incense, or to repel the phantom with Smudge Sticks during a hunt.
In order for the lighting of Smudge Sticks in Phasmophobia to affect the spirit, the spirit must be within 6 meters when the sticks are lit or extinguished. Contrary to appearances, incense does not affect the spirit at the time of burning.
Phasmophobia Smudge Sticks – how does it affect the spirit?
Correct application of Smudge Sticks in Phasmophobia will make the spirit’s activity slightly increased, but it will not trigger hunting for 90 seconds. If the spirit type is Demon – the ability to hunt will be blocked for 60 seconds, and if the spirit is Spirit, hunting will be blocked for 180 seconds. If the ghost type is Yurei, the ghost will not leave its current room for 90 seconds.
If the Smudge Sticks is activated correctly during the hunt, the ghost will wander aimlessly around the house for 5 seconds. During this time, the ghost cannot attack players – it can walk past them, but this will not result in player death. After 5 seconds, the ghost will return to its usual hunt, pursuing the nearest person or selected player (in the case of the Banshee). You can use the Smudge Sticks in Phasmophobia several times during one order with exactly the same chance to block the ghost.