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, such as the Jester. A few roles, such as 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 Defenses.
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||Cannot be used on other Escorts, Consorts, or Transporters||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||Killing2||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|
|Spy||Bug a target's house and see what happens to them at night||yes||Information||6|
|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||Killing1||5|
|Veteran||Go on alert, killing all visitors||no||3 uses||Killing2||1|
|Vigilante||Shoot your target||yes||3 uses, after day 1||Killing1||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||Killing1||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 the investigation results of 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||Attack the Godfather's target instead of own M||Killing1||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||Killing2||5|
|Jester||Haunt a guilty voter after being lynched||no||1 use||Killing2||5 Je|
|Serial Killer||Attack your target||yes||Killing1||5|
|Survivor||Protect yourself with a vest||no||4 uses||Protection||3|
|Vampire||Vote for a target to be converted to a Vampire||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||Killing2||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.
Roleblocking (RB or RB'ing) is an occurrence during the night phase where a player's night ability is in some way disrupted or 'blocked' by another player. Some roles can directly cause this to happen but often it is a coincidental event for most roles at night. Not to be confused with Defense, which is where a character can't be killed that night.
Roles that can Role blockEdit
Occurrences of RoleblockingEdit
- Roleblocking occurs in any role which has some sort of activity to do in the night. Usually roleblocking is in some way bad for Townies, but can be used to identify suspicious individuals later on.
- The Consort can distract or roleblock people, which could be important if they manage to distract the Doctor or Jailor, leading to an easier killing for the Mafia.
Hints about RoleblockingEdit
- 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 roleblocked may lead to clues about some roles in the game (Escort, for instance, usually roleblocks others).
- Being roleblocked 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.
|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|