Top Ten Worst Town of Salem Roles

We all have that one role that we hate. You know the one. And if you don't know what Town of Salem is, what are you doing here? Go play it!

The Top Ten

1 Vigilante

Dying from guilt sucks, especially when you killed that one guy who is really annoying. - Merilille

Too many evil roles are immune to bullets, and town rarely believes vigilante claims. So you're likely to be lynched.

And there goes your jailor

Shoot the revealed mayor.

Do it.

I know you want to.

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2 Survivor

No one believes survivor claims, especially since a werewolf or a witch could claim survivor and the investigator wouldn't know the difference. - Merilille

You get four nights of immunity, only four. Choose wrong, you're dead and no other way to win. Beyond that, town almost immediately lynches any survivor claim.

Annoying role to be. If someone attacks you with a vest on, you're screwed. People think you're immune and you end up being lynched.

Basically an arso claim in all any. that's it

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3 Mayor

You need to pray that you're gonna last till near the end of the game, where using a triple vote is actually useful. After that, you die the next night. Either that, or reveal earlier, and get protected by a bodyguard, and then get outvoted because triple is nothing compared to the sheer number of the town or there are no leads. Then die the next night

Revealing yourself is a death wish unless the killing roles are trolls who won't let you die

It's just such a boring role to play. Almost every role has a good quality. Mayor has none.

Just Garbo. If you die early your pretty much just a waste of a TS spot. Worse than vigi and surv in my opinion.

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4 Framer

Framers just sit throughout the whole game. Most of the times the people being framed won't even get investigated or interrogated. Plus, the invest results for Framer is Framer/Vampire/Jester. When I play framer I claim jester a lot. That's really all I could do. Call me dumb if I could have claimed something else, but framer is a truly useless role

Only a vote to Mafia. Framing almost does nothing, and you can exist without Sheriff or Investigator in the game. You also visit people every night just to frame, and if you do, the Spy can deduce who the Mafia are, by checking who was not visited by them yet.

Framers make the game so much harder no matter what side you're on. - Merilille

Woop de doo. The sherrif and investigator are boh dead. Now what?

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5 Jester

It's almost impossible to get lynched, and when you do the person you wanted to haunt didn't vote guilty. - Merilille

This game was all Jest A Prank

Jest is boring

6 Amnesiac

"An Amnesiac remembered that they were an Amnesiac"

*Claps slowly* - Merilille

7 Disguiser

Everyone puts their name in their will so it's throwing to even use his ability. Without janitor or forger it's just a vote for mafia.

I end up dying and become Tomas Onery or Pancakes or someting, and nobody knows! - Merilille


8 Retributionist

Revive one person and your role is basically done. - Merilille

THIS IS SO TRU after u revive someone your basically just a town vote. your USELESS

bs role

Why Retributionist sucks:

-You must wait for a non-unique town role to die
-Dead people always leave
-Janitors directly counter you
-The person you revive can die the next night
-That person being revived might not even matter because Medium exists and can get info from dead
-Once you revive you can do nothing but vote
-It's the most hands-off role there is, very boring

9 Medium

There's the medium's curse, which is a real thing, then no one believes a medium claim, and you will most likely end up dead since the medium's curse can still extend further if the dead give you nothing good. - Merilille

Most people leave when they die, and you are just a... a vote for townies. It's pretty boring.

its bad

is vry bad

10 Spy

It got changed and now sucks

Yes what's the point of knowing if someone is attacked by mafia or whatever. when they die it will tell us. Useless role

Actually awful now. Very little it can do for anyone now it got nerfed. By far my least favourite.

Spy used to be great. but then blankmediagames changed it, and now it sucks.
whats the point on seeing who is killed by the mafia? you're gonna know in the morning anyway!

pointless, change it back please

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The Contenders

11 Arsonist

Arson the role that you wait forever and are lucky to win

HOW IS THIS NOT NUMBER 1! It's an nk role in which you have to DOUSE targets before you can kill them. That is absolutely stupid. 1/1000 Times in arsonist games the arsonist will win. This is because when you douse one each night, MAFIA CAN STILL ATTACK TOO! Most of the people you doused will be picked off by the mafia. The people KNOW when they're doused, and won't hesitate to tell the rest of the town. If investigator investigates you, you're seen as either BG,girlfriend, or Arso. If you don't claim bodyguard, you're gonna get hanged. Reply if you agree with me.


This role is impossible to win with outside of All Any. You’d have to find the stupidest town and the dumbest mafia to win, even in All Any. I have seen only 1 out of the 250+ rounds I’ve played, and that round an arsonist won.

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12 Transporter

Usually does more bad for the town then he does good

This should be number 1, by far the worst role. It's a town role that screws up the town. Wot?

I hate this role so much. Probably because I don't know how to play it. And I suck at trans.

Don't know about you guys, but I have a 96 percent win rate eith transporter

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13 Forger

That moment when you write something embarrassing and it's funny, but later you regret it. You can never be convincing. - Merilille

14 Vampire

It sucks is not fun to play as is not fun to be

It encorage gamethrowing
eg. if you get bitten on popose so you can win with Vamp or
you get bitten wanting to win with old role so you rat out the vampire

15 Mafioso

I hate having to be told what to do. I'm seen as mafia by sheriff, I have to risk being seen by lookout, and I have to risk being shot by veteran. Also, if investigator investigates you, you are seen as vigil, vet, or mafi. If tk is dead, you're screwed by investigator.

16 Serial Killer

I know people like this role, but it is very luck based. You constantly get lynched when you are forced to kill the jailor or escort. Or you get attacked by the maf and they give you away in their death note. - donutdragon

Because it's hard to win as Serial Killer if 1 SK.

As soon as an escort finds you it's game over, especially in the first night, it's pointless to even try to play the game at that point. SK needs to be able to wipe the will of someone who roleblocks them.

17 Executioner

If you claim sheriff, no one believes you, and if you claim any other role, that one investigator will find you, and will have you lynched. Even if you manage to get people to believe you, there's always the chance your target will die at night and you'll become a jester. Also, night immunity is useless because your going to be lynched anyway.

18 Veteran

You go on alert and what happens. BANG BANG doctor is dead. The only way to prevent this is to tell everyone you are vet. And you know what happens when they know your vet and you don't alert. BANG BANG BANG. And now everyone hates you bcs that dang doctor healed you. And when they are mad that you killed town, The town will lynch you since you killed a town.

In my opinion this is the worst role because you have no control on who you are going to hit. It is also very boring to just alert every night and wait to maybe hit someone, maybe not, and most of the time you are going to kill town.

This role sucks. relies entirely on random chance to be effective

19 Jailor

It's so bad, I mean like, yeah... You're a target to the neutrals and the mafia. Everyone wants to kill you. You're basically a neon sign walking into the enemy's base.

Executes Town for fun.

When you're revealed mayor but jailor kill you for vamp win

when you're jailor but revealed mayor kill you for no reason

While it's definitely one of (if not the) most useful roles in the game, I never have fun playing this role. The job is way too stressful and most of the time, your prisoners will not cooperate with you, even if they are part of the town. And when someone asks you for your role, you either have to:

A) Refuse to give your role and have everyone be suspicious of you.
B) Reveal yourself as the Jailor and become the immediate target of everyone who wants town dead.

I agree that the Jailor has a purpose, just as long as it's someone else. - PoisonSlapping

20 Lookout

The most underpowered Town role there is - gameovertown

f lookouts

21 Werewolf

Because we all need a overpowered killing role.

22 Janitor

Probably most useless mafia role cause you claim a role and then when mafia kills them Poof.

23 Juggernaut

Juggernauts are so op, once u kill someone u win basically.

The juggernaut was a poor kid who a failed test so left home and found a new family and he trained every night,but one time The Godfather was ammused so he let him stay but a vigalante came and the juggernaut threw knife in the vigalante ‘s chest and ripped the arms of The Godfather

24 Escort

Alright Town of Salem Development Team, give your ideas for making a role perfect for internet youtube trollers.

25 Witch

Welp. You're a pretty useless person who's only job is to control someone. Only good in the late game where you know people's roles and even then you're probably going to get killed because you're not a certain team.

26 Bodyguard

You have to die to be useful. I often die n1 protecting my target, killing the mafioso, and then just waiting for the game to end. Retributionists never revive you.

27 Trapper

It's so boring to wait for someone to get in your trap,and to build it is annoying like no one wanna wait that long!

28 Guardian Angel

How has this not been added to the board yet? I get its awesome that you can still protect your target after death but if your target dies and you become surv, town will immediately lynch you.

29 Psychic

You say three names, and all you know is *one* is evil. But automatically, the psychic's word is law, and everyone he says the name of, even in a "good" vision has to say their role immediately or be executed. It kills more town than it does evils. It's a glorified random lynching system.

30 Blackmailer

Oh where did TOS go wrong here, ik by making it so anyone BM'd can instantly claim the next day spy can help them, and once a BM is revealed no one whispers

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