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How To Use A Candle In Phasmophobia

Here's how to use a Candle in Phasmophobia to gather evidence of ghosts and complete objectives.
How To Use A Candle In Phasmophobia

There are lots of different types of equipment one can use to identify the presence of ghosts in Phasmophobia and to communicate with them, such as ghost journals to find Ghost Writing. One type of equipment that can be used in the game for a variety of important purposes is the Candle. In this guide, we’ll talk about what Candles are in Phasmophobia, how you can obtain them, and how you can use them to your benefit.

April 17 2023 - We've checked for any changes to the Candle in Phasmophobia.

How To Get A Candle In Phasmophobia

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Players can light Candles using a lighter in Phasmophobia. (Picture: Kinetic Games)

You can purchase a Candle from the Shop in Phasmophobia for $15. Note that you can only bring four Candles with you per job, so even if you stock up, you won't be able to bring more than that with you.

Alternatively, more Candles can be found sitting around some maps without you needing to make any purchases. 

Candles can be found on the following maps:

  • 6 Tanglewood Drive

  • 10 Ridgeview Court

  • 13 Willow Street

  • 42 Edgefield Road

  • Bleasdale Farmhouse

  • Grafton Farmhouse

How To Use A Candle In Phasmophobia

The first step to using a Candle for any purpose is to light it; to do this, you'll need a lighter. Just equip the Candle and place it down, then equip the lighter and light the candle. Once your Candle is lit, it can serve a variety of purposes to help you out in your ghost-hunting adventures.

Keep Your Sanity Up

Staying in the darkness will make your Sanity go down in Phasmophobia, so it's important to have multiple sources of light to rely on. Lighting Candles will ensure that you're able to see your surroundings even if the generator isn't on or if the ghost decides to tamper with the lighting.

Complete Objectives

Some of the optional objectives in the game require you to get a ghost to interact with a Candle by blowing it out. Thankfully, it’s easy to get a ghost to interact with a Candle if you’ve brought one, and all ghost types are willing to blow out a Candle if they’re nearby. 

All you need to do to complete this optional objective is to bring your Candle along, light it, and place it in the ghost room once you locate the ghost. It’s highly likely that the ghost will blow out the Candle; ghosts can do so at any time if they’re nearby, even during a hunt!

Those are all of the ways you can use a Candle in Phasmophobia to help you complete objectives and stay safe from the ghosts in the game.