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.

The Top Ten

1 Jailor

You can literally roleblock someone and decide their fate! 3 executions before later jailing for info is pretty OP too. Plus, you get to be a hidden major town role, seen by mafia and neutrals as 'not useful compared to the mayor and doc, for example.' The amount of power you have is amazing. However, it is still somehow challenging, which is still a pro, not a con! Probs the only role beside the witch which I am happy to get twice in a row.

Amazing to decide who to kill and you have 3 exes

Favourite role, protect the mayor or doc or other townie then decide someones life just overpowered
probably the best town role there is in the game next to transporter and veteran as well as mayor

It's the best to execute and be right

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2 Witch

Very exciting - Kreauwen

Controlling evils into townies is great!

Witch is now so OP you can win with any evil roles

Controlling the Vig is a deadly tool. try it sometime.

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3 Jester

It's fun to make a fake claim and people get sus of you and lynch you, but SYKE! You're jester, and you get to kill one of the people who put you up. So fun to me!

Itsa gooda Rolex

You don't have to team up, you can just claim "my role is Jeff" or something stupid and get lynched, say nothing at all. Claim Investigator with a Sheriff will, and so on, just to make people suspicious of you. There are so many ways to win with this role, and the panic after you get lynched is the most satisfying thing to exist.

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.

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4 Werewolf

Tip: if you’re werewolf and someone asks for role claim vet it works every time. - Maya159610

Best Role!

There is just something so ridiculously satisfying when you attack like 3 people in one night! Even two. I have to say it is overpowered considering it's a NE and hardly ever winnable :P. For example it's a 5 mafia game and they all start whispering to bob. Lookout and investigator gets suspicious and all investigate bob that night as well as the mafia and you decide to visit that house! That would kill 5 people (presuming there is a janitor) and BAM there is nothing that can stop you!

Well, the ability to attack many at one is the best

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5 Survivor

It too op, which it can win all teams! - David39

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.

My favorite since you announce night 1 and hope for the best. I love getting that whisper from mafia near the end asking me to join them.

It's not very good - Keb

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6 Veteran

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

Never go on alert night one

I said "I am vet If you don't believe me come at me. I went on alert and I was visited twice so I shot them and they both tried to attack me. I ended up killing the SK and Mafioso All in one night then immediately Someone said "with VET" Someone else said, "Wow nice Vet".

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7 Mayor

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!

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

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

People say mayor is boring, but its such an important role at the end of the game. Who doesn't like feeling like a secret spy before revealing, and famous after? people tend to miss use it though, which is why the roles not that popular

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8 Serial Killer

SK is legit the best, I also like the Arsonist because they are both insane mofos that Roam the streets setting stuff on fire and stabbing people endlessly. THE BEST ROLES.

Its pretty much going into a house and saying "hey your dead".

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

The best role for solo player.

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9 Transporter

And the Transporter said unto Mafia, "Stop hitting yourself. Stop hitting yourself." But lo he could not, for the Transporter was hitting him with his own hands.

When you manage to hit the mafia right where it hits first night, it is perfection.

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

Does more harm than good.

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10 Arsonist


Can be silent and will see you as town

Arsonist is the most OP role in the game if used in good hands

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

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The Contenders

11 Blackmailer

When I'm the blackmailer, I ask the consigliere to find the invest or sheriff, and then I silence them for the entire game. so much fun, and gets them really pissed off!

Oh, what's the matter? You have something IMPORTANT to say? You're the town's LAST HOPE? Well TOO BAD!
Also "Jerry the witch? ", yeah, yeah I heard you talking to the arso, and may I just say that it has been wonderful watching you BURN.

It's fun watching people lynch the innos

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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12 Executioner

How 2 Exe:

1: Look at your target
2. Wait until people die
3. Claim Lookout and say your target visited the person who died
4. ez win most of the time

I love exe because of all the random ways you can accuse your target of being guilty. plus, night immunity? yes please!

You thought I was the Sheriff, but it was me, the Executioner.

It's So cool because you get to Hang People

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13 Consigliere

Easily the best mafia role - Maya159610

Super fun and easy.

Claiming invest, then seeing every person's role is op, and mafia knows who to kill the next night..

This role is so op to be honest

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14 Vigilante

Honestly, I have the more wins than both Godfather than Mafioso combined (32+ 27 = 59 )Wins as Vigi : 62 I bought all my merit points one time just for this role. scum reading with vigi is extremely satisfying when you shot one of the Mafias.

The only time I got it, I got 3 kills. Successfully.

Too many retards play, and they always get This role, and they always shoot the mayor, otherwise 5/10

15 Mafioso

Pretty good, you can still win if you get lynched and if you are good, you are unstoppable.

How! Page 1 Please

I am loving the mafioso, because I kill and I've got to 1st place with the Mafioso, But Maybe You have different opinions, so I'm okay with mafioso being #10, but HOW COULD THIS AMAZING ROLE BE #29! HOW!?!?!? please vote mafioso


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16 Godfather

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.

Chooses who dies


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17 Spy

I once was a spy and caught the witch, arsonist and 2/4 mafia members (The trick is when you find someone don't say it out loud because evils will know there is a spy so you just whisper the the most confirmed people and wait to catch more evil with the over powered whisper listening)

Amazing. Just amazing

I love reading in on Mafias conversations it's so funny when they think no one is listening. It also gives you a good chance to predict what they are going to do and warn a bodyguard or jailor to protect that person.

So fun to hear whispers.

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18 Sheriff

Good for catching evils early on. Watch out for the occasional "shut up exe"
SIDE EFFECT: may lead to the untimely death of the user

19 Amnesiac

The amnesiac has the rare privelige of choosing their own side and teammates, leading to an extortionately powerful role with a choice of who they want to work with, leading to a whole range of possible plays dependent on the tactical balance of the game.

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

Best role in the game, an executioner, godfather, serial killer, werewolf, or vampire dies in-game, and you can just anonymously choose those roles.

Who am I? LOL

20 Investigator

The best TI role, really efficient and really good at calling out evils!

It is just really fun to know the possibilities but not know for sure, it makes you guess and tests your mental ability, a lot of people say it's bad but it is just challenging and fun?

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.

How is this below disguiser, aka the worst role?

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21 Disguiser

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!

If You successfully do it it would be so coool

22 Medium

AT night you can just either taunt people who died or even just legit say you mostly gonna die rising suspicion from the dead chat! Best role

Medium Can bring a lot of info to the townies

Add With Spy And Invest Role

You can LITERALLY talk to the dead. It’s completely BROKEN and is the most OP role out of EVERYONE in the whole game.

23 Juggernaut

Played it once, won it once, so I have nothing bad to say about this role - Kreauwen


It wasn’t until yesterday I learned what a juggernaut is... - Maya159610

SO COOL - mysterious, so many people know nothing about it...

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24 Bodyguard

You literally will die by protecting someone you know. 1 Heal only given. The worst role.


I love this role. It's a protective role but with an ability to kill. Sure, you inly get one kill, but at least you're sure that it's the bad guy.

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

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25 Gamer

Epic victory royale

It's EPIC, I love seeing oppressed underdogs like GAMERS get that EPIC victory royale

Best role easy so epic
so hard to win but when you do it's so cool and epic

so good

26 Pestilence

Can't die unless hanged and has powerful attack

It is fun as heck(pardon my language)


27 Janitor

This role is crazy for you to be able to clean a person and know their role is a good advantage for mafia as mafia members can claim cleaned townies

Why is this role so low? It should be second after Jailor

You don't mess with the Janitor.


28 Forger

A forger and a consig combo is deadly.
N1:Consig visits Jack and finds him as Sheriff
N2: Wait a day before killing Jack for max effectiveness
N3: Kill Jack and forger leaves the note
"Jack the Sheriff:
N1: Consig: NS
N2: Escort: MAFIA! "

29 Retributionist

Ret is my honey

Retributionist isn't the best role in my opinion because you can only revive one person and it doesn't really help you at all. It would make it a lot better if YOU could get a second chance at life and not someone else.

In my opinion It's the single most overpowered role in the game. You bring back (usually) an important role. That role is now 100% confirmed town and is being protected by doc/bg.. (basically a Mayor).

30 Pirate

It's very fun, so exciting - MrHyde

Pirate is new but play easy and fun.

Its cool and fun

31 Doctor

How can one of the most important role, be this low on the list?

Heal your allies

32 Lookout

How is this so low? It's awesome to watch someone who died and see who visited them, most likely finding a mafia/serial killer. Love this role. Only problem is that it can be hard to get people to believe you.

Fun to puzzle out

33 Plaguebearer

Weak early, but in the end only a lynchin can take you down. Awesome!

It is so fun just to see everyone getting infected so fast, and then become Pestilence and wiping everyone out. That is why this is my favorite role in all of TownOfSalem.

34 Consort

I love this role because they kept it nice and simple. I love that about some roles. Like the framer as well. And its just so fun to play as Mafia!

35 Vampire

Being a chaotic role is always so much fun and Vampire is the original.

It's so rare to be in a game but I love vampire, specifically when I'm confirmed town and I turn into one.

I'm a biter, not a fighter

Really, who doesn't love making an army of their own? Beautiful, right?!

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36 Framer

It's such a bad role


A Really Great Role Because You Can Trick Invest,And They Are Important

37 Necromancer

It is so cool it can summon ghouls with the necrominion and the necromancer does not vist the target so is immune to the vetran or spy if a bodyguard dies I can summon it to protect himself and if you are atcked the body guard will kill th atacker and save you life a can summon a docter if a docter is dead and make it heal him self or a jugger to atack or a dead werewolf it is so cool this role should be al least withen the top 10

38 Guardian Angel

You can still win and help from the grave!

39 Coven Leader

After the coven DLC if you didn’t know

The CL is basically a witch that can also kill anyone

40 Medusa

Stone players and can have a killing spree if there are people visiting you or visiting the person you wanna stone

41 Escort

I like putting in my will stuff like:
N1: sexed up master chief a little

42 Vampire Hunter

You get to go kill the vampires, and when they bite you, one of them dies. You can get up to two kills a night with this beast. Once the vampires are gone, you turn into a vigilante and get to shoot the mafia now. Double trouble. Mafia and vampires, be aware.

Oh, your job is to combat vampires? Nothing else? Lame

I actually like this and it turns me into a vigilante, I don't like it as much as vampire but it's probably like 3rd/4th

You can’t really do much. It’s a hardcounter, and becomes useless once it’s done its job

43 Crusader

Can be a double edged sword, killing a townie, but is great when you kill many evils roles

44 Psychic

Great role for players who have expertise in town of Salem, but are new to coven. If you can get people to believe your claim, it’s super satisfying to see the evils drop one by one

45 Hypnotist

Can trick people and easy to win

46 Trapper

Trapper is amazing you can easily confirm yourself with a kill or someone claiming they were were in a trap and you know exactly that role so if it was a maf or coven non killing role and there was a lo on them as well you will know there exact role inmo it is overpowered

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