Phasmophobia: How To Identify An Oni?

Here's how to identify an Oni in Phasmophobia with the correct evidence.

Phasmophobia means having an intense fear of ghosts. Just mentioning the word ghosts invokes a feeling of tension among some people. It is a 4 player co-op psychological horror where you and your team investigate paranormal activities at vivid haunted locations. The goal is to collect as much evidence as you can. There are 20 different types of ghosts in the game, let us know how to identify the ghost Oni in Phasmophobia.

What is Oni & its Strength and Weaknesses

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Oni possesses supreme strength and tends to be more active when people are nearby. They can throw objects at their prey with great speed and often appear in their physical form to scare their prey before attacking. Oni’s guard their place of death and are very aggressive.

  • Strengths
    Oni’s throw objects at their prey with great speed and strength. They do not throw multiple objects at once but throw one item very hard.
  • Weakness
    Oni’s actions make it easier to identify that you are dealing with an Oni, if players are in the room it’s likely to interact with them by throwing objects, tools, or sometimes even evidence equipment. They are very easy to track down, as soon as you walk into the house you will hear the door being shut or see an item get thrown.

How to Identify Oni in Phasmophobia

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EMF Level 5

An EMF reader lets you know if the ghost is nearby and it has 5 different color-coded levels, however, Level 5 will count as a piece of ghost evidence letting you know that it is a specific type of ghost.

Freezing Temperature

You can track the freezing temperature in 2 ways that are by thermometer and by noticing the breath of your character. Every Ghost leaves its temperature at its drop location. Only certain ghosts have a freezing temperature drop at their location. Observe the visibility of your breath as well as of your teammates.

D.O.T.S Projector

D.O.T.S Projector is a piece of electronic device which shoots multiple dots of green light and is also a type of evidence to identify the silhouette of the ghosts. And if the lights are turned off the silhouette of the ghosts is clearer as it emits a substantial amount of light when placed. Dead players cannot see through the D.O.T.S projector.

Missions against Oni’s are easier as they give evidence pretty easily and quickly. Tips to identify Oni quickly are

  • Notice how many ghost events/activities happen in a short period of time.
  • Observe the speed of items being thrown.

That is how you identify an Oni in Phasmophobia. Find out how to identify a Revenant in this game as well.