Demonologist - The Ultimate Beginner's Guide (2024)

Demonologist is a cooperative horror game, which can be played via Steam with a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 4 people. The game’s goal is to identify the type of evil spirit in cursed places and exorcise it using your equipment, either alone or with your team. And of course, try not to die in the meantime so you can leave the place safely.

The game was published in 2023 and developed with Unreal Engine 5. Many people refer to it as the successor to Phasmophobia, with beefier graphics, since the mechanics of the two games are very similar. In overall, I recommend Demonologist as a great, scary horror game for everyone who loves jump scares and investigation.

In this guide, we gathered all the important information you must know before you play the game! Below, you will find a detailed description of all the game mechanics and the available maps, you can read about clues and ghosts. Of course, we will also share useful tips and tricks about the game.

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Basics

Demonologist – Map Target Monitor

The game can be started in single-player and multiplayer modes. The game was made in such a way that the environment changes based on the voice and reacts to each step of the players. Each round can be started from a safe zone, with the monitors on the wall we can set all important things related to the round.

The main goal of the game is to exorcise the ghost and successfully escape from the map. By the time we get here, 3 main steps must be completed:

  1. Determine the name of the ghost with the help of the gadgets, and finalize it by voting
  2. Complete the 3 objectives
  3. Perform the exorcism

In Demonologist, there is no possibility of reviving your dead teammate (except Angel Card, more details in the Tarot Card section), and in case of death, by definition, we get much less reward than our escaped teammates.

Demonologist is a great game for you if you…

  • like horror games,
  • want to play online with your friends,
  • can handle jump scares,
  • like solving puzzles,
  • like run & hide games,
  • liked Phasmophobia, but would you like to try something new.

Controls

  • W;A;S;D – General Movements
  • Left CTRL – Crouch
  • Shift – Enables Sprint when holding
  • Enter – Opens in-game chat
  • E – Interaction with objects
  • G – Drop or place an object
  • F – Toggles the flashlight on/off
  • J – Opens the tablet
  • Mouse Wheel (Scroll)- Rotate a tool
  • Left Mouse Button (LMB) – Tool interaction
  • V – Enables push-to-talk for voice chat

Player Level

We start at level 1, and when we reach certain levels, more content becomes available to us. As we progress, after leveling up, more and more items, maps, equipment, and difficulty levels will be available. There is no information available about the maximum level, so you can reach a few hundred levels in the game for sure.

  • Each level requires 100 EXP to level up.

How to earn EXP to level up?
Completing as many rounds as possible. At the end of each round, on the scoreboard, we can see how much EXP we got.

Difficulty Levels

Each round can be started at 4 different difficulty levels (and a custom setting option), which we can finalize when the lobby is launched.

  • Easy
  • Medium (available from level 4)
  • Hard (available from level 8)
  • Nightmare (available from level 12)
  • Custom Settings
EasyMediumHardNightmare
Increased Sanity Pill Restoration (40%)Moderate Sanity Pill Restoration (30%)Low Sanity Pill Restoration (20%)Very Low Sanity Pill Restoration
Rare Light Break ChanceModerate Light Break ChanceHigh Light Break ChanceVery High Light Break Chance
50% Insurance Payback25% Insurance PaybackNo Insurance PaybackNo Insurance Payback
Moderate Reward MultipliersHigh Reward MultipliersVery High Reward Multipliers
The Ghost rarely changes its roomThe Ghost rarely changes its room

Custom Setting levels also can be picked in the lobby, where you can spice up the game according to your taste.

Custom Difficulty Mode in Demonologist

Character Customization

Character Customization in Demonologist

The Character Customization window can be opened by the Shop Monitor (in your safe house), by pressing the arrow on the top. Here you can find the purchasable items that you can use to equip your character. If you have purchased the items you want, you can click on the “Character Customization” button located in the lower right corner of the window, where you can choose which owned item the character uses.

Currently, there is only 1 male and 1 female character to choose from, which can be customized with 3 types of appearance and 4 types of equipment.

Appearance

  • hair
  • skin
  • beard

Equipment

  • head (glasses, masks)
  • upper body (tops, t-shirts, jackets)
  • lower body (trousers, skirts)
  • footwear (sandals, shoes, high heels)

If you’ve selected your appearance nicely, save it, but know that you’ll never see it again, since the game has an internal view, you only see the character’s hands during the game (and there is no difference in appearance between male and female hands).

In my opinion, it is possible to customize our character just enough, but even if it is not enough, it will not take anything away from the otherwise very good gaming experience.

Game Control Monitors

Game Control Monitors in Demonologist

In every game, 3 monitors are located in the tent, which is very important in the process of the rounds.

  • Game Detail Monitor: the target of the game is here with all the important information. You can read more about this in the Game Phases paragraph.
  • Camera Watching Monitor: The screen broadcast by the Tripod Camera is displayed here. You can switch between the placed camera’s images with the button at the bottom.
  • Sanity Level Monitor: here we can check what our Sanity Level is. You can read more about this indicator in the Sanity Level paragraph.

Safe House

Safe House Types in Demonologist

When we log into the game, we immediately arrive at the safe house. The appearance of these can be changed for some money, as 5 different ones are currently available in the game. You can buy/change your safe house’s appearance in the shop monitor (one right arrow after the Character Customization)

  • Old House: Free
  • Pub: 9,000$
  • Light House: 19,000$
  • Penthouse: 50,000$
  • Apartment: 125,000$
Old House in Demonologist (Safe House)
Pub in Demonologist (Safe House)
Light House in Demonologist (Safe House)

Penthouse in Demonologist (Safe House)
Apartment in Demonologist (Safe House)

Safe Houses can be customized with additional equipment and animals. Most of these extras are interactive, not just decorations.

Safe House Customization in Demonologist

  • Radio: 5,500$
  • Si-Yu (Cat): 6,200$
  • Bird Painting: 700$
  • Dining Table: 650$
  • Fish Painting: 600$
  • Fridge: 600$
  • Kitchen: 1,100$
  • Violin: 500$
  • Work Set: 500$
  • Soccer Ball: 2,000$
  • Dog: 6,200$
  • Chicken: 6,200$
  • Flamingo: 6,200$
  • Turtle: 6,200$

Game Phases

Game Phases in Demonologist (Detecting the Ghost, Optional Objectives, Exorcism)

When you get into the tent, you can immediately see the most important information about the given round on the leftmost monitor.

1. Detect The Type of Ghost

Evidence Window in Demonologist

By pressing the “J” key, and selecting Evidence, there is a window to mark the clues we have caught, and thus filter out which ghost we may be dealing with. You can finalize your choice by clicking on the ghost’s name and press confirm again. If everyone has locked their choice, the second part of the game starts.

After locking the identity of the spirit, it is worth considering whether we can complete the further tasks, i.e. whether it is worth still taking our skin at risk. We can even step down and take the rewards we’ve earned so far.

2. Optional Objectives

Completing the additional objectives means an extra reward at the end of the game. Each game has 3 of these, randomly assembled.

TargetAvailable in MapsMust-have tool
Upload the computer dataCyclone Street
Fix the crucifixesAll
Break down a wall using the sledgehammerCyclone Street onlySledgehammer
Find the puzzle piece and solve the puzzleBedlam only
Find the room where the ghost diedBedlam only
Find the lost noteCyclone Street, Abandoned House
Put the dead rats in the boilerAll
Perform Ritual of the PentagramAll
Have the Ghost blow out the candleAllCandle
Find the sitting human silhouette using the ectoplasm glassAllEcto Glass
Find the time of death using the ectoplasm glassCyclone Street onlyEcto Glass
Find the parts of the gunHospital only
Collect the Ghost OrbsAll
Collect salt bagsAll
Collect blood bagsAll
Take a Solid Photo of the GhostAllPhoto Camera
Solve the mystery of the paintingsKurosawa House
Find the missing katanasKurosawa House

3. Exorcism

Exorcism is the last step of a round, which will become available after we have completed the second phase (optional objectives). Each map has a unique exorcism that is the same in every round.

MapExorcism
Abandoned HouseFind Hayden Morris’s 5 missing fingers and place them in the ritual area in the basem*nt.
BedlamFind a way to exorcise the ghost.
Cyclone StreetSet the time of the ghost’s death to the hanging clocks.
Deadwood HouseBurn the Scrolls.
Farm HouseMake the paranormal field generator overload by making the ghost pass through it.
Haunted SchoolPerform a ritual in the gym.
HospitalExorcise the ghost with the salt gun.
Kurosawa HouseFind the items bound to the ghost and incinerate the ghost’s corpse.

How do we perform exorcisms on each map?

Abandoned House: You must find all 5 fingers spawned randomly in the house, and put them into the vases in the basem*nt.

Bedlam: To perform the exorcism in Bedlam, you will need a Pocket Watch. First, search for the missing deer puzzle piece. With the piece, go to the basem*nt, place the missing one into the deer puzzle, and solve it. When the puzzle is ready, the box next to it on the left will open and you can take the key out of it. Now go to the ground floor room to the left of the elevator. In this room, you see a table with a pattern on a piece of paper. Open the door with the key, but do not enter now. Now you should check the time with the Pocket Watch, and use the correct pattern to enter the room. As time changes, we have to use patterns accordingly! If you step on the wrong stone, you die instantly.

  • If the clock is between 1 and 3, use Pattern A,
  • If the clock is between 3 and 5, use Pattern B,
  • If the clock is between 5 and 8, use Pattern C,
  • If the clock is between 8 and 10, use Pattern D,
  • If the clock is between 10 and 12, use Pattern E,
  • If the clock is between 12 and 1, DO NOT ENTER!

Pattern A in Bedlam Exorcism, Demonologist

Pattern B in Bedlam Exorcism, Demonologist

Pattern C in Bedlam Exorcism, Demonologist

Pattern D in Bedlam Exorcism, Demonologist

Pattern E in Bedlam Exorcism, Demonologist

If you’re still alive, go into the last room where the exorcism will take place, but you need 3 items that spawned in a random place in the building: a roll of tape, a fuse, and a scalpel. If you collect them, go to the last room again behind the pattern room. You should put fuses in the fuse box, the scalpel on the electric chair, and use the tape to repair 3 wires left side, right side, and on the back wall. Pull the lever and you’ve finished the hardest exorcism in the game.

Cyclone Street: You have to find a date hidden in the house written on the wall using an Ecto Glass. Finally, you must find three wall clocks in the house and set all three to this time. These clocks only appear in the house during the exorcism phase.

Deadwood House: Collect the 3 scrolls spawned randomly in the house, and put them into the fireplace in the Piano Room.

Farm House: The house has generators placed on either side of the floor in random locations. If the ghost hunts, you need to drag the ghost 3 times in the generators and the exorcism will be successful.

Haunted School: You must perform a blood sacrifice by interacting with the bowl and a knife located in the gym. Now you have one minute to finish the exorcism, otherwise the player who made the sacrifice will instantly die. After the sacrifice, you should run upstairs to the upper level of the gymnasium, and activate the light switch on the wall. Then the spotlight is aimed at the lower level of the gymnasium and can be moved with the help of the moving mechanism. The light should illuminate the exorcism spot exactly, but be careful because the structure can be over-winded.

Hospital: The gun can be seen at the entrance, on the reception desk. You have to collect the missing parts spawned in random places, then when you have them all, pick up the gun from the desk and shoot the ghost with it.

Kurosawa House: You must find 3 ritual items: an egg, a brooch, and an oni mask spawned randomly in the house. After collecting them you must go down to the vell in the exorcism room to interact with the completed item.

Maps

The Map can be found in all Safe Houses, you must vote or activate random vote picking to begin the game. Currently, 8 different zones are playable, but the game is constantly being developed and new maps are released. There are bigger and smaller ones among the maps, but the most important thing for sure is to get to know them, to know all the routes even with your eyes closed. The newest one is the Haunted School.

Abandoned House

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Level Requirement: None
Rooms: 18
Floors:
3

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In Abandoned House, in the hallway, there is a ball, if you say “Do you want to play ball with me?” (it’s in the painting behind the ball), an interaction will begin. In the left room upstairs, one of the paintings has the word “Magna” on it, this also starts an animation if you say it.

In the right room upstairs, where the iconic prom dress stands, there is a hidden room that can be opened. If you stand in front of the door and say “Victoria”, which is written next to the book, a passage will open.

Bedlam

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Bedlam in Demonologist

Level Requirement: Level 15
Rooms: 24
Floors:
3

Loopability:
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Cyclone Street

Cyclone Street in Demonologist
Cyclone Street in Demonologist | Outside
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Cyclone Street in Demonologist | Basem*nt

Level Requirement: Level 3
Rooms: 12
Floors:
3

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Cyclone Street has a secret room, called Maria’s Room, the door of which can be found in the basem*nt. The interactions of the readable texts in the house must be complete in order, to unlock this room.

Deadwood House

Dead Wood House in Demonologist
Dead Wood House in Demonologist | Outside
Dead Wood House in Demonologist | Entrance

Dead Wood House in Demonologist | Living Room
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Dead Wood House in Demonologist | Kitchen

Level Requirement: Level 3
Rooms: 9
Floor:
1

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Deadwood House has more unique map secrets. In the piano room, if you say three times “Piano”, it will play. In the hall, there is a “Hi” caption, if you read it, you will get an answer.

Farm House

Farm House in Demonologist
Farm House in Demonologist | Outside
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Farm House in Demonologist | Kitchen
Farm House in Demonologist | Kid’s Room
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Farm House in Demonologist | Upstairs
Farm House in Demonologist | Room

Level Requirement: Level 5
Rooms: 7
Floors:
2

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There are two secrets in this map: “Play” in the blocks in the kid’s room, and “Here” caption in the bathroom.

Haunted School

Haunted School in Demonologist
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Level Requirement: Level 15
Rooms: 17
Floors:
2

Loopability:
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There is one interactive map secret in the Haunted School, in one of the rooms upstairs (Class E Room). This room is located near the entrance to the gym. The “Are you here?” caption can be found on the board on the wall.

Hospital

Hospital in Demonologist
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Level Requirement: Level 10
Rooms: 13
Floors:
3

Loopability:
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There are some interactive secrets in the Hospital. The first one can be found behind a semi-closed room at the end of the corridor, a “Crazy” caption. The second one can be found in the record room, close to the phone, with a “Call me” caption. The word “Romero” in front of the curtain in front of the bathroom also triggers an interaction.

Kurosawa House

Kurosawa House in Demonologist
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Kurosawa House in Demonologist | Entrance

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Kurosawa House in Demonologist | Stairs
Kurosawa House in Demonologist | Upstairs
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Kurosawa House in Demonologist | Room 3
Kurosawa House in Demonologist | Room 4

Level Requirement: Level 10
Rooms: 11
Floors:
2

Loopability:
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If you read the caption “666” in front of the stairs leading upstairs, an interaction will begin. In the kitchen, the “Hungry” word on the stove will also begin an interaction.

Tools

All tools can be purchased from the shop for in-game currency ($), and you only bring the ones with you to each game if you pick them. You lose the items at the end of the round if you die or leave the game.

Ghost Reaction Search Tools

Easel Canvas

Easel Canvas (Ghost Reaction Search Tool) in Demonologist

Paranormal entities can draw their images from the dimension they inhabit onto the canvas.

  • Price: 1,300$
  • Can be carried in a game: 2x
  • Placing: G button to place, Mouse Wheel (Scroll) to rotate
  • Placeable Object

If you notice a drawing on the originally blank canvas surface, it is a clue of an Easel Canvas Drawing. Sometimes it doesn’t give a sign for a long time, and sometimes it only gets a drawing if we leave the ghost alone with the canvas. We can try to hurry it with the sentence of “Paint something!”.

Ecto Glass

Ecto Glass (Ghost Reaction Search Tool) in Demonologist

This glass allows you to see ectoplasms left behind by ghosts and objects invisible to the naked eye.

  • Price: 1,500$
  • Can be carried in a game: 2x
  • Using: activate with tool interaction button (LMB)

If you find a white blob drawn on the wall, you are dealing with ectoplasm evidence. When the game starts, it will appear where the ghost’s room is. It may disappear later when the ghost changes rooms.

EMF

EMF (Ghost Reaction Search Tool) in Demonologist

EMF is a device that detects electromagnetic waves left behind by paranormal activity.

  • Price: 1,100$
  • Can be carried in a game: 2x
  • Using: when holding, it works automatically

If all 5 levels of the LED letter light up, EMF level 5 can be registered.

ESG

ESG (Ghost Reaction Search Tool) in Demonologist

ESG, raises the energy of paranormal entities to display the ghost itself on top of the device.

  • Price: 1,300$
  • Can be carried in a game: 2x
  • Placing: G button to place, Mouse Wheel (Scroll) to rotate
  • Placeable Object

This device flashed a white figure above it for a few seconds. It’s easy to mix it up with jump scares, the figure appearing above it is always completely white! It is recommended to place it in a visible place, near ghost reactions. Often does not give a signal for a long time, you can “hurry up” with two sentences: “Manifest” and “Show Yourself!”.

Spirit Box

Spirit Box (Ghost Reaction Search Tool) in Demonologist

You can talk to ghosts by using a Spirit Box and saying things like “can you talk, what is your name” to ghosts. Some types of ghosts will respond to your conversations.

  • Price: 1,300$
  • Can be carried in a game: 2x
  • Using: activate with tool interaction button (LMB)

At the beginning of each round, in the tent, on the monitor giving the instructions, it is indicated that the spirit will only answer if we are alone, or maybe even if we ask in a group. Ask questions accordingly, and if the gadget starts to light up and you hear an answer, you can mark the evidence.

  • Can you talk?
  • What is your name?
  • When did you die?
  • Where did you die?
  • Can you communicate?
  • Are you here?

Thermometer

Thermometer in Demonologist

A thermometer can be used to detect temperature changes in the environment caused by a ghost’s presence. Some ghosts make the room drop below 0 degrees Celsius. At this point, cold breath comes out of your mouth due to the cold.

  • Price: 1,200$
  • Can be carried in a game: 3x
  • Using: when holding, it works automatically

With this instrument we can examine the temperature of the environment. The room in which there is a greater temperature difference compared to other rooms is the room of the ghost. If the thermometer goes below 0 degrees, we can indicate that we have found a Freezing Temperature.

UV Light

UV Light (Ghost Reaction Search Tool) in Demonologist

UV Light, can show fingerprints of paranormal entities on objects they have interacted with.

  • Price: 800$
  • Can be carried in a game: 2x
  • Using: when holding, it works automatically

With this tool, we can examine everything in our environment and this clue cannot be missed. You can mostly find the Fingerprint at the place of ghost activities, which lights up a purple handprint on the wall. It is often found around burned-out light bulbs and in a place of various ghost activities.

Exorcism/Optional Objectives Tools

Candle

Candle in Demonologist

The candle provides light and helps maintain your sanity.

  • Price: 600$
  • Can be carried in a game: 4x
  • Using: LMB Fire on/off when holding. G button to place it.
  • Placeable Object

A must-have object to complete “Have the Ghost blow out the candle” optional objective. Furthermore, when you are near a burning candle, the light reduces your Sanity Level drop.

Photo Camera

You can take pictures with the Photo Camera.

  • Price: 1,400$
  • Can be carried in a game: 4x
  • Using: Press E to shoot a photo

The Photo Camera is a must-have object to complete the “Take a Solid Photo of the Ghost” optional objective.

Pocket Watch

A stylish restored pocket watch.

  • Price: 500$
  • Can be carried in a game: 4x
  • Using: when holding, it works automatically

The Pocket Watch is a must-have object to perform exorcism in Cyclone Street.

Sledgehammer

A large, heavy hammer used for such jobs as breaking rocks.

  • Price: 500$
  • Can be carried in a game: 2x
  • Using: press E key to break cracks in the walls

The sledgehammer is a must-have tool to complete the “Break down a wall using the sledge- hammer” optional objective.

Additional Tools

Crucifix

If a ghost haunts you, you can protect yourself by holding a cross to expel the ghost. After the cross protects you, it will be destroyed by the ghost.

  • Price: 2,000$
  • Can be carried in a game: 2x
  • Using: when holding, it works automatically

This item protects you from dying from a ghost attack. The cross burns in your hand if it is consumed.

Flashlight

You can use the flashlight as a light source in dark places.

  • Price: 600$
  • Can be carried in a game: 4x
  • Using: the “F” key or LMB to turn ON/OFF.

When switched on, it lights up even if you don’t have this item in your hand.

Fulu

Talisman increases ghost interaction.

  • Price: 1,550$
  • Can be carried in a game: 3x
  • Using: press the “E” key to use

Fulu is a consumable item, which increases ghost interaction. Should be used when the ghost is less active.

Salt Barrier

A sacred salt that provides group protection against ghost attacks. The more the ghost attacks, the lower the chance of protection will be.

  • Price: 3,150$
  • Can be carried in a game: 1x
  • Using: press the “E” key to use

The Salt Barrier creates a “salt circle” upon use. Protects players standing in it from ghost attacks.

Sanity Pills

When your Sanity is declining, you can slightly improve your Sanity by consuming Sanity Pills. If you have low Sanity, ghosts will be more inclined to haunt you.

  • Price: 1,500$
  • Can be carried in a game: 4x
  • Using: press the “E” key to use

Restores your Sanity Level, by a certain percentage upon use. (40% on Easy Mode, 30% on Medium Mode, 20% on Hard Mode, and less than 20% on Nightmare Mode)

Tripod Camera

You can remotely monitor paranormal events by the ghost by placing this camera in the haunted places of the ghost.

  • Price: 1,600$
  • Can be carried in a game: 3x
  • Placing: G button to place, Mouse Wheel (Scroll) to rotate
  • Placeable Object

The Tripod Camera is useful if we place it in a spot where we can observe the reactions of a device (like Canvas, ESG). The camera image can be monitored from the tent outside, on the middle monitor. Since we can use several cameras at a time, it is quite convenient to use them to monitor devices from a safe zone.

Game Mechanics

Evidences

One of the most important components of the game is evidence, which can be discovered through various tools. By pressing the “J” key, and selecting Evidence, there is a window to mark the clues we have caught, and thus filter out which ghost we may be dealing with.

Ghost NameSpirit BoxCanvas DrawingESGEMF 5FreezingEctoplasmFingerprints
Abaddon
Agash
Boogey
Demon
Deogen
Goryo
Guipo
Gul
Hantu
Iblis
Jinn
Mare
Myling
Naamah
Oni
Onryo
Poltergeist
Raiju
Revenant
Shade
Thaye
Wraith
Yokai
Yurei

Sanity Level

Sanity Level in Demonologist

At the beginning of each map, we can check our Sanity Level on one of the monitors in the tent. As the game progresses, this level gradually decreases and affects the change of the game a lot.

Sanity Influencing Factors:

  • staying in the dark (also in the tent),
  • interacting with the ghost,
  • using cursed objects (Ouija Board, Tarot Card, Voodoo Doll)

are things that decrease our level.

Sanity Level can be restored by taking Sanity Pills. The Pills restoring percentages regarding your difficulty level: 40% on Easy, 30% on Medium, and 20% on Hard mode.

In many cases, the ghost attacks more often when our Sanity level is low. Since this can often be fatal, it is worth paying attention to it.

Ghost’s Room

One of the most important and unmissable steps in the game is to determine which room is the ghost’s room. It’s important to note that in Hard and Nightmare modes, this room is constantly changing in the game. We have to place the tools in this place, and the ghost will start hunting from this room.

Easy method to detect it:

  1. Finding clues of Ectoplasm on the wall, with the help of the Ecto Glass.
  2. Detection of temperatures above freezing but still low with a Thermometer.

Hunting

Hunting is a key mechanic in the game, it is this process that decides whether we survive or die. When the hunt begins, the ghost follows the players and tries to kill them. It is difficult to go wrong in recognizing this phase: the music changes, the spirit “grunts”, our flashlight flickers, and our heart beats faster. In such cases, you have to run, but it is important to know where the spirit is. You must pay attention to the space behind you. The spirit can be seen flashed in physical form, so you can see where it is headed.

Hide in the closet only if you are sure that it is not near you and do not see that you have gone into the closet.

If the ghost catches you, it will kill you, unless you have a Crucifix in your hand, which is the only item that will protect you if you are caught by the ghost. The other similar object is the Salt, which if you put it on the ground and stand in it, it protects you from an attack.

The end of Hunting is when the special effects are over. It is worth making sure that the ghost is not in your immediate vicinity, and the environment seems “calm” because of that. When the hunt is surely over, you can safely continue your tasks for exorcism.

Hiding Spots

Closets (Hiding Spots) in Demonologist

Closets (hiding spots) can be found in all maps in the game. You can hide in the closets, which can protect you from being caught. If the ghost is hunting and following you, don’t try to hide in the closet, run instead.

I couldn’t find any clear information about whether the ghost could hear us talking into the microphone while hiding in the closet.

MapNumbers of Closets
Abandoned House2
Bedlam4
Cyclone Street2
Deadwood House2
Farm House2
Haunted School4
Hospital4
Kurosawa House2

Cursed Objects

Cursed Objects can be found in every round, they spawn in a random place. If you use them, your Sanity Level will drop.

Ouija Board

If we want to use it, it’s worth asking carefully. When the ghost hunts, the board is broken.

Questions:

  • Where are you? (costs around 50% Sanity)
  • How old are you? (costs around 15% Sanity)
  • When did you die? (costs around 15% Sanity)
  • Are you here? (costs around 15% Sanity)
  • Can I get a blowj*b? (easter egg question)

If you don’t want to provoke the ghost, use the phrase “Goodbye” if you don’t want to use the board anymore. The answers I got weren’t always helpful.

Tarot Card

Tarot Card in Demonologist

You can draw 10 different cards from the deck, but only a few of them have positive effects.

  • Aggressive Card: it makes the ghost more aggressive
  • Angel Card: revives a dead teammate
  • Death Card: encourages the spirit to attack
  • Devil Card: increases the chance of paranormal activity
  • Flame of Fate Card: increase or decrease Sanity Level by 25%. The color of the card’s burn indicates whether the effect is positive (blue) or negative (red).
  • Guillotine Card: instantly kills the player who draws it
  • Moon Card: decreasing Sanity Level
  • Slave Card: the ghost will be trapped in one room, it can no longer change it
  • Sun Card: increasing Sanity Level
  • Void Card: neutralizes the effects

The two rarest cards are Angel and Guillotine. There is about a 1% chance for them!

Voodoo Doll

Voodoo Doll in Demonologist

While activating the voodoo doll, nails can be inserted into the doll, which results in an instant spirit reaction. It is worth using when a ghost does not show reactions on its own, you can speed up the process with the doll. But it’s not worth stabbing endlessly: if the nail is stuck in the heart, the ghost starts to hunt instantly.

The insertion of the nails is inconsistent, so it is not clear in what order they will be used, be careful with it.

Rewards

The final reward consists of 5 different parts:

  • the definition of ghost
  • optional objective 1
  • optional objective 2
  • optional objective 3
  • exorcism

The maximum reward is only given to the person who finished the game alive.

Daily Quests

Daily Quests in Demonologist

Daily quests are meant to provide a little extra income for players who check in every day to play some games. You can open the Daily Quest Window if you open the tablet (“J” key), and select the Daily Quest button.

You will find three tasks here every day and you can earn a few hundred dollars with them in total. These are always easier tasks.

Daily Quests reset at 00.00 CEST, UTC+2.

Ghosts

Abaddon

The Abbadon is widely regarded as the most cunning type of ghost. They will not hunt their prey if they are defending themselves, but will usually hunt the defenseless. Selects targets that cannot defend themselves, very deadly. Has a strong chance to ignore you during a hunt when holding a Crucifix.

  • Evidence: EMF Level 5 | Spirit Box Response | Freezing Temperatures

Agash

Agash is a Ghost that feeds on cold environments. If an Agash decides to hunt, you can see its breath. It moves much faster in cold environments. Its movement may slow down in a warmer environment.

  • Evidence: Ectoplasm Stains | Freezing Temperatures | Fingerprint

Boogey

It is one of the most dangerous ghosts to find. It does not want to be found, so it has developed its own defense system. It has been observed that it draws power from items that create paranormal fields. It is thought Boogey does not like the lights to be off. If you dare to find it, you risk death. It will drain your sanity very quick if you use EMF, ESG and Spirit Box in its room. If there is a turned off light nearby, it will try to turn it on. Any lights nearby Boogey won’t break.

  • Evidence: EMF Level 5 | Spirit Box Response | ESG Ghost Reaction

Demon

Demons are known as normally calm, collected ghosts. They have a lower prey drive than other types of ghosts, but if you manage to anger a demon, it will not stop until it kills you. If it decides to kill someone, it will be very hard to stop it. As long as you don´t make him angry, the Demon usually won´t hunt you.

  • Evidence: Ectoplasm Stains | Freezing Temperatures | Easel Canvas Drawing

Deogen

They are known to have no interest in anything other than the prey in its sights. They will be much more aggressive when hunting their chosen target. Less aggressive if its prey is not nearby.

  • Evidence: Ectoplasm Stains | Fingerprints | ESG Ghost Reaction

Goryo

A Goryo doesn’t interact with ESGs if someone is nearby. Since it’s a very rare type of ghost, we don’t have much information other than that. Goryo does not interact with ESG if someone is nearby.

  • Evidence: EMF Level 5 | Fingerprint | ESG Ghost Reaction

Guipo

It is known as a ghost that loves to play games and can change its speed depending on the situaltion. It might want to play games with people. There is no danger when it’s playing games but if it gets bored, it means you are in trouble. It has been observed that Guipos play with their victims for 6 to 8 minutes before deciding to kill them. It can trigger fake hunts to deceive you. Fake hunts will drain your sanity quickly. When it gets bored of playing games, it will try to kill you. If it has decided to kill you its speed will decrease to normal. It will move fast in their fake hunts. If he’s playing games with you, you’re safe.

  • Evidence: Ectoplasm Stains | Spirit Box Response | ESG Ghost Reaction

Gul

The Gul is known as a ghost who listens to the conversations between people. The words you choose are important to it. They can get angry and hunt if you swear. It will be calmer if you don´t Talk too much.

  • Evidence: Spirit Box Response | Freezing Temperatures | Fingerprints

Hantu

Hantus are known as ghosts that play with people’s minds through their speech. If you somehow manage to talk to one, it will play with your sanity, making you more vulnerable. Talking to you makes you easier prey for it. If it curses you by talking to you, you can remove the curse with Sanity Pills.

  • Evidence: Spirit Box Response | Freezing Temperatures | Easel Canvas Drawing

Iblis

Iblis is known to be a type of ghost that can sense and see where its prey is, even from a distance. If you are close enough to the Iblis, you can hear it use words that other ghosts won´t. If it decides to hunt, it may be impossible to escape as it knows your location. It moves more slowly if it is close to its target.

  • Evidence: Spirit Box Response | Easel Canvas Drawing | ESG Ghost Reaction

Jinn

Jinns are known to be more active than other ghosts. It has been observed that they’re more active if someone is nearby. Because it is a very active ghost, it is prone to hunting. Because it is very active, it reveals itself quickly.

  • Evidence: EMF Level 5 | Freezing Temperatures | ESG Ghost Reaction

Mare

A Mare is a type of ghost that likes to talk, though it has been observed to be less active than other Ghosts. Difficult to detect. If there are someone nearby, it will not want to hunt.

  • Evidence: EMF Level 5 | Freezing Temperatures | Easel Canvas Drawing

Myling

We still haven’t figured out how the Myling is related to fire, but it is known to have an affinity for it. We have observed that it is calmer in environments with fire nearby. If there is no fire around it, it will be aggressive. If there is a fire around it, it will put it out first before hunting.

  • Evidence: Ectoplasm Stains | Spirit Box Response | Freezing Temperatures

Naamah

It is known to be a thief ghost. It has been observed that it behaves calmly to avoid attracting attention, and prefers to stay in the dark. It is seen that it relocates the tools. With its slyness, it can steal the tools on the ground, even the tools you hold. If the lights are on, it will turn them off before stealing the tools. If the tools are in the Salt Barrier, it won’t be able to steal them.

  • Evidence: Ectoplasm Stains | Easel Canvas Drawing | ESG Ghost Reaction

Oni

The Oni has a special ability that can quickly reduce the sanity of those close to it. It is a very dangerous ghost. If it wants to, it can quickly play with your sanity and decide to kill you. It is known to be very fast.

  • Evidence: EMF Level 5 | Freezing Temperatures | Fingerprint

Onryo

Unlike other ghosts, Onryos are known as shy ghosts. They can choose one person, fall in love with them and attack anyone else. They will be much more aggressive if there are others with their chosen one. They will not harm the person they fall in love with.

  • Evidence: EMF Level 5 | Fingerprints | Easel Canvas Drawing

Poltergeist

A Poltergeist is known as a ghost that likes to play with its environment. It can throw objects to lower your sanity. They can throw many things at once and can quickly lower your sanity. They will calm down when there is nothing left to throw.

  • Evidence: Spirit Box Response | Fingerprints | ESG Ghost Reaction

Raiju

A Raiju is a ghost know to draw strength from solitude. Being alone may mean that you are easier prey for it. Raijus interact less when in a group. Lonely Targets are very good prey for them. Traveling in pack will make the Raiju more passive.

  • Evidence: Ectoplasm Stains | Freezing Temperatures | ESG Ghost Reaction

Revenant

A Revenant is known to be a very dangerous, unpredictable ghost. Regardless of your sanity, it can hunt you down if it feels like it. A Revenant is known to be a very dangerous, unpredictable ghost. Regardless of your sanity, it can hunt you down if it feels like it. If it decides to stay calm, it may make it easier for you to find it.

  • Evidence: Freezing Temperatures | Fingerprints | Easel Canvas Drawing

Shade

Shades are known as a ghost that are hypersensitive to light. They dislike being in brightly lit environments and always prefers the light to be off. They’re more aggressive in the dark. A brightly lit environment will weaken the Shade.

  • Evidence: Ectoplasm Stains | Spirit Box Response | Easel Canvas Drawing

Thaye

The Thaye is known as a ghost who can distort the concept of time. As a Thaye ages quickly, it is impossible to know their exact age. A Thaye has been known to be much more aggressive and fast when they are young. A Thaye will move much slower and be less aggressive if they are older.

  • Evidence: Spirit Box Response | Fingerprints | Easel Canvas Drawing

Wraith

Wraith is known as a type of ghost that is very fond of its sleep. It doesn’t like to be woken up. If you awaken a Wraith, you will have to suffer the consequences. Can teleport rooms and start hunting from anywhere inside the building. It won’t hunt while asleep. Talking to the Spirit Box, using the UV Light, and Candles will awaken it.

  • Evidence: EMF Level 5 | Ectoplasm Stains | Fingerprints

Yokai

It is known as a ghost that is extremely sensitive to the concept of time. It is very punctual, time is everything for it. When you encounter a Yokai, it make be your last time if you don’t take the time into consideration. It will be very active between 6-8, and 10-12 o’clock. It will hunt at least once between 8-10 o’clock. It will be calmer at hours other than 6-8 and 10-12. It will not react other than hunting between 8-10.

  • Evidence: EMF Level 5 | Spirit Box Response | Easel Canvas Drawing

Yurei

The Yurei is a Ghost that prefers feeding small amounts of energy off multiple People at once, so that it can grow stronger without being noticed immediately. You are more likely to be hunted when traveling in groups. It may weaken itself if alone.

  • Evidence: EMF Level 5 | Ectoplasm Stains | ESG Ghost Reaction

We have reached the end of the guide. Since the game is constantly being developed, the guide will also be constantly updated.

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