Phasmophobia: Crucifix Explained

Learn how to easily get and use the Crucifix in Phasmophobia using this guide.

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The Crucifix is one of the purchasable Phasmophobia equipment you can bring with you during investigations. When a ghost starts a ghost hunt, you and your team will be in serious danger. The Crucifix can prevent all that by stopping the ghost from hunting in the first place. In this guide, I’ll teach you all you need to know about the Crucifix in Phasmophobia.

What Does the Crucifix Do in Phasmophobia?

The Crucifix prevents ghost hunts from happening. It can only be used once or twice per investigation depending on your tier. And it’s considered a consumable, you’ll have to buy a new one after it’s all used up.

How to Get the Crucifix in Phasmophobia

You’ll have to reach Level 8 before you can add a Crucifix to your Loadout. Once you’ve reached Level 8, you can buy this tool from the Equipment Store back in the lobby.

How Much Does the Crucifix Cost in Phasmophobia?

The Crucifix will cost $30 per purchase. It will always remain the same price regardless of what tier you’re using.

Phasmophobia Crucifix Tiers

  • Tier I — Unlocks at Level 8. Just a bundle of sticks tied together to make a makeshift cross. It has a range of 3.5 meters. Can only be used once.
  • Tier II — Unlocks at Level 37. It has a range of 4 meters. Can be used twice.
  • Tier III — Unlocks at Level 90. It has a range of 5 meters. It can also prevent Cursed Hunts. Can be used twice.

Once you reach Level 100, you’ll get the option to Prestige. Doing to will reset your Crucifix tiers back to I.

How to Upgrade the Crucifix in Phasmophobia

The Crucifix can be upgraded by reaching higher levels and paying money at the Equipment Store.

  • Tier II Upgrade — $4,000
  • Tier III Upgrade — $20,000

After upgrading the Crucifix, you can select what tier to bring with you by going to the Equipment Store, your Loadout, and clicking on the Crucifix. You’ll be able to choose what to bring from the tiers you’ve unlocked.

How to Use the Crucifix in Phasmophobia

To use a Crucifix, place it within its effective range of the ghost’s location. When the ghost attempts to manifest to start a ghost hunt, the Crucifix will prevent it from happening.

You can see the effective range of the Crucifix by pressing F on your keyboard. This will display a translucent sphere around you where you’ll get a visual idea of the equipment’s radius. The Crucifix’s range will not be limited to obstacles like doors and walls.

The Crucifix can be used whether it’s in your hand or placed on the ground. You can throw it on a surface by pressing G on your keyboard. This is best placed within the ghost rooms where the ghost usually is.

Once a ghost hunt has already begun, the Crucifix will no longer be able to prevent it. Be very careful to place it in the area where the ghost is likely to manifest.

Upon preventing a ghost hunt, the ghost will not be able to initiate another ghost hunt for 25 seconds. However this cooldown is reduced to 20 seconds for the Demon. You’ll know that a Crucifix has been used as it will exhibit a burned appearance as if it’s melted.

What Ghosts Are Crucifixes Effective Against?

Although the Crucifix can prevent all ghosts from starting a ghost hunt, the Demon is a ghost type that’s particularly vulnerable against it. Against the Demon, the Crucifix’s range is extended.

  • Tier I Against Demon — 4.5 meters
  • Tier II Against Demon — 6 meters
  • Tier III Against Demon — 7.5 meters

Crucifix Tips in Phasmophobia

  • Take Photos of Used Crucifix — There are additional XP and cash rewards for taking photos using the Camera of Crucifixes that have prevented hunts. If you can take a picture within the first 20 seconds of it preventing a ghost hunt, it will also wield a ghost interaction bonus.
  • Best Placed on the Ground — You’re better off placing the Crucifix in a place where you think the ghost is likely to manifest as it will take up a precious inventory slot.

That explains how the Crucifix works in Phasmophobia. For more guides, news and walkthroughs, check out our main page for Phasmophobia here.