In Town of Salem, most of the roles in the game have abilities, e.g. investigating, killing or protecting. Abilities are a key part to the game. Most abilities are night abilities and can only be used during the night. Some roles have few or no abilities, but have special attributes instead, e.g. the Spy. A few select roles, such as the Mayor and the Jailor, have day abilities.
To use your night ability, click the brown button next to a person's name during the Night. (You can sort the table below by clicking on the small arrow next to a heading.)
Priority is the order that things happen, with lower numbers meaning it's more important. Abilities with higher priority may affect abilities with a lower priority (for specifics, see the role page). Day abilities always have a higher priority than night abilities. Some roles will still be unaffected by higher-priority abilities because of immunity.
Below is a table showing every role and its priority.
|Role Name||Night Abilities||Visit?||Restrictions||Type||Priority|
|Bodyguard||Protect your target from one attack and kill their attacker||yes||Protection||3 B>|
|Protect yourself with a vest||yes, self||1 use||Protection|
|Doctor||Heal your target||yes||Protection||3|
|Heal yourself||yes, self||1 use||Protection|
|Escort||Prevent your target from using their night ability||yes||Manipulation||2|
|Investigator||Determine possible roles of your target||yes||Information||4|
|Jailor||Execute your prisoner||yes Ja||3 uses or until a Town member is executed, after day 1||Killing||5|
|Lookout||Watch your target at night to see who visits them||yes||Information||4|
|Medium||Seance a living target when dead||yes||1 use||Special||1|
|Retributionist||Resurrect a dead Town member||yes||1 use||Special||3|
|Sheriff||Determine if your target is suspicious||yes||Information||4|
|Transporter||Switch your targets, making their visitors visit the other instead||yes,yes||Manipulation||1 T|
|Vampire Hunter||Kill a target if they are a Vampire||yes||Killing||5|
|Veteran||Go on alert, killing all visitors||no||3 uses||Killing||1|
|Vigilante||Shoot your target||yes||3 uses, after day 1||Killing||5|
|Godfather||Command your Mafioso to attack your target||no G||Living Mafioso, not role blocked||Manipulation||3 G|
|Attack your target||yes||Mafioso dead or role blocked||Killing||5|
|Blackmailer||Prevent your target from speaking the next day||yes||Manipulation||3|
|Consigliere||Determine the role of your target||yes||Information||3 C|
|Consort||Prevent your target from using their night ability||yes||Manipulation||2|
|Disguiser||Disguise yourself as the role of your target.||yes||Information||5 D|
|Forger||Rewrite your target's last will||yes||3 uses||Information||3|
|Framer||Change investigation results on your target||yes||Information||3|
|Janitor||Hide your target's last will and role from everyone else||yes||3 uses||Information||3|
|Mafioso||Attack your target||yes||Will attack Godfather's target instead of own M||Killing||5|
|Amnesiac||Become your dead target's role||yes||1 use||Special||6 A|
|Arsonist||Douse someone in gasoline or ignite all doused targets||yes||Killing||5|
|Jester||Haunt a guilty voter after being lynched||no||1 use||Killing||5 Je|
|Serial Killer||Attack your target||yes||Killing||5|
|Survivor||Protect yourself with a vest||no||4 uses||Protection||3|
|Vampire||Vote for a target to be bitten by the youngest||yes, if youngest||Cannot convert two nights in a row||Manipulation||5|
|Witch||Control your first target to visit your second target||yes, first target||Manipulation||2 W|
|Werewolf||Kill your target and their visitors||yes, only target||Every Full Moon||Killing||5|
A The Amnesiac is the only role whose ability will not take effect if they are killed the same night.
B If two or more Bodyguards protect the same target, they will counterattack in the order in which they joined the lobby.
G The Godfather chooses a target but does not visit this target. This command can be role blocked or controlled.
Ja The Jailor will always visit their target when jailing them, whether or not they execute.
Je Despite its low priority, the Jester's haunt cannot be role blocked because it is only usable when the Jester is dead.
T If two or more Transporters transport the same target, the transports will occur in the order in which they joined the lobby.
Role blocking (RB) is a night ability which allows the role blocker to disrupt or 'block' another character's night ability. Most roles with a night ability can be role blocked. If a role does not have a night ability, the role block will have no effect.
Roles that can Role blockEdit
Rules about Role blockingEdit
- If anyone role blocks the Werewolf during a full moon or the Serial Killer, the killer will be forced to attack the role blocker. For example, if an Escort dies in this manner and has recorded their last target in their Last Will, the killer's name is revealed to the Town, which often leads to either of them being lynched.
- Keeping an eye on who is saying they are being role blocked may lead to clues about some roles in the game (Escorts, for instance, usually role block others).
- Being role blocked is pretty bad for the Mafia and Serial Killer as they can be called out for being blocked the next day sometimes, which may lead to suspicion against them.
- Multiple roles are immune to role blocks despite having a night ability.
|Role Name||Day Ability||Visit?||Restrictions||Ability Type|
|Jailor||Choose a target to jail at night||yes||Role blocking|
|Mayor||Reveal yourself as the Mayor of the town||no||1 use||Special|
|Medium||Choose a target to seance this night, speaking to them privately||yes||1 use, only usable when dead||Special|
|Pirate||Choose a target to duel at night||yes||Only in the Coven Expansion||Special|