The question of how to use the crucifix in Phasmophobia is one that players are still fighting over. This is because, out of all the ghost-hunting tools you have at your disposal, the crucifix is the most finicky one. To make things even worse, there are a lot of myths circulating in the fanbase about the cross and how it works. It’s a bit of a mess, unfortunately. That being the case, here’s our Phasmophobia Crucifix – How to Use guide to dispel some of the misconceptions and explain how to use the tool properly.
How to Use Crucifix in Phasmophobia
To use the crucifix in Phasmophobia, the first step is to locate the room which the ghost is haunting. Use all the usual tools for that – the spirit box, the thermometer, EMF, whatever works best for you. Once you do that, you need to figure out the approximate spot in which the ghost spawns. This is easy in small rooms, but in large spots like the gymnasium, it gets a little trickier. In those cases, you will have to scatter several crucifixes in strategic places, and then move them around until you get it right. It can get annoying, but oh well.
The effect of the crucifix has a radius of three meters, except in the case of the Banshee, where it’s five meters. You need to place the crucifix on a surface, ideally on the ground, as close to the ghost spawn as possible, before it starts hunting. Once the apparition starts hunting, the crucifix can’t help you. Another thing to know about how to use the Phasmophobia crucifix is that holding it in your hand doesn’t work; at least, not always. Placing it on the ground is the one guaranteed recipe for success.
Each cross can prevent up to two hunts. After it prevents one hunt, it will lose one of its arms. When it stops the second hunt, it will lose the other arm, too, and from that point on, it won’t work anymore. From then on, you can place another crucifix if you have it. If not, well, use the standard fallback of running away and hiding.