Top Ten Best Town of Salem Roles to Play As

Town of Salem is a popular browser game. The best thing about it? The roles.

A list of the roles: Jester, Jailor, Serial Killer, Janitor, Mafioso, Investigator, Sheriff, Mayor, Medium, Transporter, Veteran, Vigilante, Werewolf, Executioner, Witch, Bodyguard, Doctor, Godfather, Arsonist, Amnesiac, Consigliere, Consort, Escort, Retributionist, Disguiser, Spy, Survivor, Lookout, Framer, and Blackmailer.

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It's awesome that you can not only jail someone and possibly execute them, but you can keep a prisoner safe such as the mayor. The only down side is that if you execute a town member, you won't be able to execute anymore

The Jailor can execute anyone if they seem suspicious while talking to them at night. - Leopardclaw

I love This Role because I kill the people I jail Every single time

Jailors the best

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Being a witch is definitely not boring. Witches can make players kill themselves, make players kill each other, etc. - Leopardclaw

Love this role to death, but in all honesty it needs a buff.

If you find a killing role, you can chaos some trouble for either side (Mafia or town) also u can make vigilantes shoot themselves which is fun :D

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This is my favorite role. Of the 13 times that I've played it, I won 10 and one another after getting bit by a vampire. It is very funny when you claim something that is obviously wrong and watch the town lynch you.

While a Jester is sometimes annoying, it's a fun role to play as. Trying to get yourself lynched by the Town and then killing one of the guilty voters is very entertaining. - Leopardclaw

Fun to trick the town and watch them lynch you

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It may be hard to win as, but that time you have to play as it is more intense, and more fun than what you would get with any other role

I gotta say, it's hard to win with... But, with the short time that you have, every second is the best! I love playing this role

The werewolf is fun to play as and is a unique role. The only catch is that it can only kill on even-numbered nights. - Leopardclaw

I say its one of the best as you can get so many kills per night even if its hard to win as

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Isn't it the best when you get a jailor, doctors and bodyguards protecting you, get to be in the center of attention, influence decisions and get three votes? You get to force people to tell you their role through whispers, and you get to tell the town who you suspect and most of the time, they'll listen to you. The most fun role if you aren't playing with an idiot town!

Just three more votes and that person will be on the stand! The Mayor's vote counts for three people. - Leopardclaw

Being able to control the whole game is the best thing in the whole game.

Worst role ever, can't wait for the new update

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6Serial Killer

Sadistic is the way to go, like this comment just to show

Serial Killer is the best killing role!

My 5th favourite role, it's like werewolf but worse

The best role for solo player.

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Veterans have 3 alerts, which they use in case someone visits them. Then, a Veteran will kill the possible Mafia and/or other attackers. - Leopardclaw

Always Go on Alert the First Night

Vet is OP if you get it right. Once Town won the game because both maf and ww attacked vet and he killed them all. Really its if you can lure the maf to come to you.

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Who doesn't love silencing people? Blackmailers can mute someone so that that person doesn't speak the next day. It helps to keep them from revealing the Mafia. - Leopardclaw

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Who am I? The next night: oh right, I was Dexter the serial killer

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The Consigliere is one of my favorite roles because in the late game you can be pretty much omniscient.

My favorite role. Claiming invest and watching the town do whatever you say is exciting beyond belief.

Consigliere should be way higher just it being able to learn the exact role and tell mafia is overpowered
let alone telling town who's bad making it easier mafia when he/she dies and it's very easy claim a role for this role Investigator simple as that also this role is very powerful with a janitor on your side

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The Contenders


Last townie alive? Better be a transporter. They can win by themselves against the whole mafia.

Transporter is MOST powerful town role, as they can protect themself, protect other towns and get any mafia easily.

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All you have to do is douse someone each night, then ignite yourself for the finale! Arsonists can douse as many people as they want and then they can kill all of them with one click. The downside to this happens if there's more than one Arsonist. Somehow, an Arsonist can die from being doused and ignited at the same time even if it's the first night. - Leopardclaw

Night immunity? Check. Mass murder? Double check. FIRE? Check check check McCheckity check! While this is a pretty hard role to win as, it's probably one of the most entertaining. You're a threat to everyone, and I mean everyone. Other Arsonists and even Witches. Besides, who doesn't like burning their enemies alive?

Burning people is fun, then the game is done

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The Godfather is immune, he chooses who dies, AND has a whole family to support him.

Godfather is hands-down best role in Town of Salem. It can kill, immune at night, won't show up suspicious, has a miniature army, and can influence the other maf's.

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It's So cool because you get to Hang People

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It's just so fun, seeing mafia messages and reading whispers. #2 is jailor in my opinion

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In my opinion, I HATE SURVIVOR. No one ever believes you even if you tell them over and over again that you are survivor. You only have 4 bullet proof vests at night which is pretty stupid.

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Being the Bodyguard you get to save someone AND kill your opponent. This role helps the town greatly - Addidas

Saving people is real nice, while also putting them on ice

I love this role to bits, an amazing role because you plant yourself in front of an important target and the mafia/sk have to work there way around you


How could so little people vote for this role. I love this role so much. Maybe people don't like having knowledge about what roles people are. Just like the Consigliere they will most likely know what role everyone has.

Why is this so low it one of the best Town investigative roles in my opinion it's exactly like a consigliere just weaker

How is this below disguiser, aka the worst role?


This role is so weak, if someone disguises as someone else all the town member has to do is wright their REAL name in their will, Boom, RIP disguiser, what would make this role better is if disguiser was combined with janitor execpt maybe let the town the persons role. But there are some times where I'm stuck with an idiot town and I'm disguised as and I leave my name in the will but they ignore it.

Disguisers swap roles with someone and their character dies as the swapped player. - Leopardclaw

It's my favourite role! You can steal all the trust someone has!

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List StatsUpdated 28 Oct 2016

100 votes
33 listings
1 year, 164 days old

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1. Transporter
2. Jailor
3. Witch
1. Werewolf
2. Witch
3. Blackmailer
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