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

Just plain op of your jailor and someone makes a jailor claim that's a easy exe

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

TI, TK, TP, and the easiness to confirm of a TS. The meta revolves around this role.

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.

2 Witch

After the buff, witch can now see other people's roles which makes it even more op!

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

With the new feature for the Witch. You can make people kill themselves, make them help you, & find out their roles.

Witch is like the world class investigator in my opinion it deserves to be high on the list

3 Jester

It's the most fun role in my opinion, you can do anything you want in it and it's just insane when you pull off something so tactical and smart even the mafia weren't even expecting it

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.

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.

4 Werewolf

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!

Night immunity, and your attacks go through others' night immunity? Overpowered. Makes you unkillable if you stay quiet and away from the lynching post. Best character in my opinion and there's also the multi kill feature. Amazing combo with a witch if the witch leads targets to you.

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

5 Serial Killer

I don’t have to force by a Godfather and kill the ones who I want to kill.

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

The best role for solo player.

Serial Killer is the best killing role!

6 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.

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

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

Does more harm than good.

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

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

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

8 Arsonist

It's really fun and if you play custom and add a lot and tell your friends to ignite on the same night you can get 10 kills

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.

The Arso is special. If you know what you’re doing, he is OP. If you don’t, he will suck. You have to recognize who is going to be targeted every night, and douse who isn’t. Keep your mouth shut and have a fake will, you will be fine. Don’t be afraid to only kill one person. It’s all about measuring risk and reward. But like I mentioned before, key is not talking unless you have to

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?

9 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.

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".

10 Survivor

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

It too op, which it can win all teams!

The Contenders

11 Blackmailer

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.

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.

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!

It's fun watching people lynch the innos

12 Executioner

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

It's So cool because you get to Hang People

So fun to play

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

13 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

14 Doctor

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

Heal your allies

15 Consigliere

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.

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

Consigilere just provides so much power for not being the godfather. With it just giving you your exact role, it just makes it overpowered in gameplay.

16 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)

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.

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

17 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


18 Bodyguard

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

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

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

19 Investigator

Helps rule the meta. If people think there is an invest they will almost always stay within their claim space. Godfathers claiming bg. Arsonists claiming bg. Sks claiming doc. Mafiosos claiming vigi. It helps define how people play.

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?

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?

20 Amnesiac

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.

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? LOL

21 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


22 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.

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

If You successfully do it it would be so coool

23 Vigilante

If you're good at scumreading it is an extremely fun role to play.

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

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

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.

24 Medium

Mostly easy to confirm and you can have fun if you know how to read the game.

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

Add With Spy And Invest Role

Medium Can bring a lot of info to the townies

25 Juggernaut

So much fun, I only got it once, but that was the best game ever

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

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

This role is so op its great

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