At its core, Phasmophobia is a game where you travel to a location, complete various objectives, and hunt down ghosts. On the other hand, the ghost will interact with the environment while simultaneously attempting to kill you and others in your game.
One key component in all this is cursed possessions, items that’ll help you at the cost of your sanity. Tarot cards are among these and can drastically alter your game in good or bad ways. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to find a list of all Tarot Cards, their meanings, and their effects in Phasmophobia.
All Phasmophobia Tarot Cards, Meanings, and Effects
Tarot cards are cursed possessions in Phasmophobia that have numerous positive and negative effects. While some cards may save your life, others can end it instantly!
For each level you take, there is a 1 in 6 chance that Tarot Cards will spawn somewhere in the area. In each card deck, you’ll find 10 cards you can draw.
Below is a list of all ten Tarot Cards, their effects, and other important information:
|The Tower||Blue||Causes an interaction||Have approx. a 20% chance of drawing this card|
Useful for locating the ghost or finding evidence
|The Wheel of Fortune||Green or Red||Gain or lose 25% sanity||Have approx. a 20% chance of drawing this card|
If the card burns green, you’ll gain 25% sanity
If it burns red, you lose 25% sanity
|The Sun||Yellow||Refills your sanity to 100%||Have approx. a 5% chance of drawing this card|
Decreases your chance of being hunted by ghosts
|The Moon||White||Drains your sanity to 0%||Have approx. a 5% chance of drawing this card|
Increases your chance of being hunted by ghosts
Useful for the “Reach 0 sanity” Daily Challenge
|The Devil||Pink||Initiates a Ghost Event||Have approx. a 10% chance of drawing this card|
Gives a chance for the ghost to appear near you, allowing you to get a Ghost Photo
|The Hermit||Cyan||Teleports the ghost to its ghost room, trapping it for one minute||Have approx. a 10% chance of drawing this card|
Does not impact hunts
|The High Priestess||Beige||Revives a random dead player||Have approx. a 2% chance of drawing this card|
If no one is currently dead, the next person to die will respawn
If you’re playing solo, you’ll revive upon death
The same player can’t come back to life twice
|The Hanged Man||None||The card drawer instantly dies||Have approx. a 1% chance of drawing this card|
Whoever draws this card from the deck will die instantly
|Death||Dark Purple||Initiates a Cursed Hunt||Have approx. a 10% chance of drawing this card|
A hunt will commence, causing the ghost to manifest and chase players
|The Fool||Purple||Initially appears as a regular card but turns into The Fool upon burning|
|Have approx. a 17% chance of drawing this card|
Turns into 100% if there is an ongoing hunt
Doesn’t perform any effects or trigger any events
Each of the ten cards will perform various effects, ranging from modifying your sanity to initiating hunts and events. While some are more useful than others, they all impact your game in some way and allow for some unique strategizing.
For example, knowing that The Fool has a 100% chance of appearing during a hunt means you should not draw any cards until it ends. Similarly, although it’s rare, pulling The High Priestess may save your or a teammate’s life, which in most situations is game-changing. Furthermore, while a card like The Moon may sound negative at first, it’s handy if you’re trying to complete a daily challenge.
You may also encounter some wacky situations depending on your luck. Some examples include finding The Hanged Man before it warps into The Fool or pulling Death and triggering a hunt without anyone else knowing. While these may cause the game to end, they can make for some entertaining scenarios.
Phasmophobia is available on PC through its official Steam page. If you’re looking for more information about the game, be sure to check out How to Use Voodoo Dolls, How to Light Smudge Sticks, and our Ouija Board Questions Guide.