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What Happens When Sanity Reaches 0 In Phasmophobia

Look out for your Sanity level while playing Phasmophobia.

Phasmophobia is a psychological ghost hunting game available on PC and VR. One of the major aspects of the game is Sanity. Sanity level is synonymous with the mental health of the player or you can say that it is equivalent to the paranormal activity in the game. The stronger the sanity level, the higher is the chance of escaping from the ghosts or in simpler terms staying longer in the game. But what will happen when the Sanity reaches 0 in Phasmophobia. If you don’t have a clue of what I am talking about, don’t worry. In this guide, I will walk you through what happens when Sanity reaches zero in Phasmophobia.

Phasmophobia: What Happens When Sanity Reaches 0

As soon as the Sanity level gets below 40 or 30%, you will start experiencing ghost effects. You can refer to our Phasmophobia Sanity effects guide to know what happens when Sanity starts dropping. A couple of common effects that you might experience are whispers and temperature fluctuation. But as soon as the Sanity starts decreasing further the effects will grow and the house will become more dangerous for you.

Once the Sanity reaches 0 in Phasmophobia, you will become an easy target for the ghosts. They will come hunting for you and kill you. The only way to escape them after the Sanity reaching 0 is if you are lucky. There’s nothing that you could possibly do to handle them once the Sanity is below 0. Hence, it is of utmost importance to maintain a good Sanity level.

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The Sanity drops in Phasmophobia as you start seeing paranormal sightings and if you stay for long in dark areas. It also drops when you are alone or when you use the wrong phrases while using the Ouija Board to interact with the ghosts.

There are a few ways to prevent Sanity from reaching 0 in Phasmophobia and even raise it. One of the ways is to return to the van. Your Sanity won’t drop until you are inside the van, but then you won’t be able to complete the missions as well. Another way to prevent Sanity drop is by staying in lit areas. You can light and use Smudge Sticks to lit up an area.

There is also one way to increase Sanity and that’s by consuming Sanity pills. Each Sanity pill can get you 40% Sanity back. That’s great, but you might have to keep space in your inventory for the pills. You can carry four pills at a time. If you don’t have enough space in the inventory, read how to drop items in Phasmophobia.

Now you know what happens when Sanity reaches 0 in Phasmophobia. You also know how you can prevent Sanity from dropping and increasing it when it’s too low. I hope this will help you stay longer in the game and easily complete all the hunting missions so that you can collect an insane amount of money in Phasmophobia.

Do not forget to check our Phasmophobia Wiki guide for more ghost hunting tips.