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Phasmophobia Smudge Sticks | How to use and light

Phasmophobia players have a lot of ghost hunting tools at their disposal, but it isn’t always clear what they do or how to use them. That’s the case with Phasmophobia smudge sticks, which are leaving some players lost. So, here’s how to light and how to use smudge sticks in Phasmophobia on PC.

How to use and burn smudge sticks in Phasmophobia

Phasmophobia Smudge Sticks

In Phasmophobia, up to four players aim to figure out what kind of ghost they’re hunting (and being hunted by) throughout the course of an investigation. Doing so requires collecting clues, like freezing temperatures and dirty water, but that’s easier said than done with an evil spirit on the prowl. This is where the smudge stick Phasmophobia equipment comes into play.

How to light smudge sticks

To use a smudge stick in Phasmophobia, players must purchase and equip smudge sticks and a lighter before deploying on an investigation. During gameplay, simply equip and turn on the lighter, then equip a smudge stick and press the “F” key to burn the smudge stick. Phasmophobia smudge sticks only stay alight for a limited time, so try to save them for ideal moments.

The best time to use smudge sticks in Phasmophobia is when the ghost is nearby and players require extra time to investigate a clue. With the ghost kept at bay, users can set up equipment in an area without interruption. Another good use for smudge sticks in Phasmophobia is buying time to escape an aggressive ghost, allowing players an opportunity to hide and avoid being grabbed.

Smudge sticks can be carried or placed on the floor and will keep the ghost at bay even during its hunting phase, unlike the crucifix. This makes using smudge sticks a powerful tool in any ghost hunter’s arsenal. Just remember that Phasmophobia smudge sticks burn out after a short time.