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

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

Jailor is the best role because you can even role block anyone (Note: This comment might be inaccurate but jailor is still very good)

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

It's so fun

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2 Witch

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

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

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

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3 Jester

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. - Leopardclaw

Just claim doctor and tell somebody that you healed them, like, 'your welcome for saving u from maf' a day when the mafia get a kill
then everybody gets really confused and start hanging you.
then say to the person u claimed to heal, 'traitor! I saved u from the serial killer! '
it's so damn easy to win

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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

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

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5 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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6 Transporter

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

Does more harm than good.

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


7 Arsonist

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

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?

I recommend to douse 3 or 4 people and then finally ignite yourself so 5 or 6 people will get killed including MAF kills and

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8 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. - Leopardclaw

"Guys, I'm inves and X is mafia"
Time to silence them

John is actually mafia
Gonna give the "jester" a little game called SILENCE

9 Serial Killer

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

Serial Killer is the best killing role!

The best role for solo player.

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

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10 Executioner

It's So cool because you get to Hang People

Exe is good

Immune in night, talkiing tarnation to lynch the target. even better than jester

A good executioner is so much fun, manipulating the town against eachother and causing paranoia and coming up with bs reasons to execute someone, if you play it correctly, you can essentially become a survivor with night immunity and a win under your belt after you get your target killed.

Getting "flawless executioner" and killing someone twice in one game is something I can take to my grave to be honest, my favorite Neutral Evil role for sure. Even if your target dies at night, you can be Jester which is almost as fun.

The Contenders

11 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 - Keb

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

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12 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

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".

Always Go on Alert the First Night

Never go on alert night one

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13 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.

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.

This role is so op to be honest

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14 Spy

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.

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

So fun to hear whispers.

They nurfed the spy and now it sucks

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15 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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16 Amnesiac

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

Who am I? LOL

17 Investigator

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.

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 is this below disguiser, aka the worst role?

I don't know dudes like
This role is so much fun to me?
Once I found out a member of maf and wrote it on my will
The night I found another maf member was the night I was killed, but the medium was still alive
and I guided the town into killing the last maf member
Hands down, the best invest role in my opinion.

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18 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

19 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

Um... did I just vote AGAIN? huh. that's my comment down there AND MAFIOSO IS THE BEST!

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20 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 - Addidas

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

My fave, I love this role so much!

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21 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! "

22 Medium

Add With Spy And Invest Role

23 Juggernaut

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

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

This role is so op its great

It is so much fun to play this role and it just dominate the game from others except getting lynch and N1 and N2

24 Vampire

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

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


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25 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!

26 Lookout

Fun to puzzle out

27 Pirate

Pirate is new but play easy and fun.

Its cool and fun

28 Plaguebearer

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.

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

29 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.


30 Vigilante

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

31 Doctor
32 Framer

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


33 Retributionist

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).

34 Escort

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

35 Sheriff
36 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

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