How to Revive a Sim

The Sims 4 is a game about simulating real life love and loss. Fortunately for us, The Sims 4 doesn’t stop at death, if a beloved sim leaves too soon, there are ways to bring them back to life. For all the ways to bring a Sim back to life, read here.

The Sims 4: Book of Life

A Sim who has mastered the Writing Skill and completed the “Best Selling Author” Aspiration will unlock the ability to write a Book of Life and bind it to a Sim’s soul. However, this must be done before the sim dies. If a Sim bound to a lifebook dies, you can use the book to resurrect them.

If you want to gain this ability instantly, select the “Bestselling Author” aspiration. Then enter the following cheat:


The cheat will instantly complete the current stage you have selected. Enter the cheat four times to compete for the aspiration and receive the chance to create a book of life.

The Sims 4: Ambrosia

Ambrosia in The Sims 4

Ambrosia can be given to a summoned ghost, once the ghost eats it, it transforms back into a living sim.

To conjure a Ghost Simulator, simply select the “Cry” prompt on their tombstone or urn. However, ghosts will eventually move on, so you need to mourn them before their minds move on.

To make Ambrosia, you must first max out both Culinary Skill and Gourmet Culinary Skill. The recipe requires:

  • flower of death
  • angel fish
  • Potion of Youth (can be purchased from the rewards store for 1500 satisfaction points)

Once you have all the necessary ingredients, simply cook the ambrosia on a stove or by interacting with a fridge and make sure you have high enough ghost friendship to add them to your family. Once the ghost is added to the family, feed it the ambrosia and return to the land of the living.

  • Read our guide to the new Wants and Fears system in The Sims 4 to learn how to use them and shape your Sims’ personalities.

flower of death

Getting Death Flowers in The Sims 4

A Death Flower can be acquired from a Rare Seed Packet after reaching Gardening Level 10. Seed Packets are 1,000 Simoleons each, with a random chance to drop a Death Flower.

You can also get a Death Flower by using the ‘bb.showhiddenobjects’ cheat or by grafting plants together.

To graft a Death Flower, you need to reach gardening level 5 to unlock the grafting ability. Then, graft the following plants together:

  • From cherry to apple to make pomegranate.
  • Lily to Snapdragon to make Orchid.
  • From pomegranate to orchid to make flowers of death.

angel fish

Catch an angelfish in The Sims 4

Angelfish are an uncommon species that can be located either in the river of Willow Creek or in one of the two ponds with fountains near the Caliente house in Oasis Springs. You can catch the fish at any level, but it will probably take a few tries as it is one of the rarest types of fish. The fish can be of any quality to be eligible for the Ambrosia recipe.

The Sims 4: Mortify Spell

Demortification Spell in The Sims 4: Realm of Magic

As part of The Sims 4: Realm of Magic pack, spellcasting sims can learn the Dedeathify spell which can resurrect a sim. To learn and perform the spell, your sim must master the wild magic school at its highest level.

Your sim can also use the Necrocall spell to summon ghosts if the ghost you wish to resurrect is not in your household.

You can climb the ranks of the Untamed School of Magic by asking the Untamed Sage to teach you magic or dueling to gain the knowledge of other spellcasters. Three sages roam around the magical HQ, each a master in all three magical disciplines.

You can also improve your magic by training on your own, make sure to dissipate your magic charge from time to time to avoid overload death.

Alternatively, you can use cheats to instantly learn the spell, that is:

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The Sims 4: Wishing Well

Wishing Good Luck in The Sims 4

The wishing well is an interactive object that was part of The Sims 4: Romantic Garden Stuff pack. With it, your sim can wish for a variety of things, including resurrection after death. To do this, first improve the mood of the well by making a monetary offer of it. The well is more likely to grant your wish if he is in a good mood.

Then wish life, the well can either bring you back completely if you’re in a good mood, dismiss your wish, or give you a random ingredient needed to craft Ambrosia.

In terms of offerings, giving the well 100 Simoleons will lower its mood, 5,000 Simoleons will instantly raise it and increase your chance of granting a wish. 1,000 simoleons have a 50/50 chance of having a good or bad reaction. If the offering is repeated several times, the well will be in a bad mood.

  • Read our The Sims 4 Prom guide for tips on how to be prom king or jester.

The Sims 4: Summon the Grim Reaper

Plea with the Grim Reaper in The Sims 4

There’s always the option to plead with the Grim Reaper when it appears to be harvesting the sim in question. He will choose to spare the sim depending on your mood, confident sims will have a bit higher success rate.

If you have a Death Flower in your inventory, you can also trade it to Grim in exchange for the sim’s life.

The Sims 4: Tips for Reviving The Sims

Grief interaction in The Sims 4

You can disable death by first disabling auto-age in settings, then typing “testingcheats true” in the cheat box, followed by “death.toggle” to disable death in The Sims 4.

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