Town of Salem 2 – Mastering the Investigator Role

Investigator, a key role in Town of Salem 2, carries immense responsibility when it comes to gathering information for the town. This comprehensive guide will provide you with useful tips, strategies, and a daily log template to improve your gameplay as an Investigator.

Investigator Guide

Role Information

Alignment: Town Investigative


  • Attack: None
  • Defense: None

Ability Stats:

  • Type: Information
  • Non-unique
  • Abilities: Investigate a player’s house at night to see if they have incriminating evidence.
  • Attributes: You will find incriminating evidence if your target attacked someone that night. An Enchanter can make your target appear to have incriminating evidence. An Illusionist can make your target appear to not have incriminating evidence.
  • Goal: Hang every criminal and evildoer.

Strategy Guide

Evidence Gathering: As an Investigator, you’ll have the ability to determine if a player has attacked someone during the night. This can be crucial information for the town, potentially revealing roles. However, keep in mind that an Enchanter or Illusionist can distort your findings.

Communication: Your role is most effective when you communicate your findings to the town, helping them make informed decisions about who to trust and who to hang. Remember to deliver your information in a way that’s convincing to encourage the town to act on it.

Documenting Information: Keeping a detailed log of your actions and findings can be helpful. It allows you to spot patterns over time and present a compelling case when you accuse someone of being evil. The provided template can help you with this.

Understanding Deception: Understanding how Enchanters and Illusionists work can help you interpret your results more accurately. If your findings are inconsistent or contradict other known information, consider the possibility that your target was influenced by one of these roles.

Investigator’s Game Log

Use this template to keep track of your actions and findings each night as an Investigator:

  • D1:
  • Observations:
  • N1:
  • Investigation Target:
  • Findings:
  • D2:
  • Observations:
  • Investigation Target (if changed):
  • N2:
  • Investigation Target:
  • Results:
  • D3:
  • Observations:
  • Investigation Target (if changed):
  • N3:
  • Investigation Target:
  • Results:

Repeat this pattern for each subsequent day and night. Remember to keep updating your observations during the day as they can provide useful context for your actions and findings.

Strategies for Masquerading as an Investigator

If you are playing a different role, especially an evil one, and need to disguise yourself as an Investigator, here are a few strategies that could help:

Understanding the Investigator Role: Make sure you know how the Investigator functions. Knowing the basics such as not being able to investigate yourself, and the effects of Enchanters and Illusionists on your results can help you mimic the role more effectively.

Matching Your Claims to Game Events: Ensure your claims align with the events happening in the game. If you claim that a player has incriminating evidence and they have a plausible counterclaim, be ready to provide reasons for your suspicions or admit the possibility of interference from an Enchanter or Illusionist.

Preparing a Fake Log: Keep a fake log just like a real Investigator. A fake log that aligns with your claims can help convince other players that you are indeed an Investigator.

Adapting to the Game: Be ready to adapt your claims based on how the game is progressing. If players you claimed were innocent turn out to be evil, you’ll need to quickly think on your feet and provide a reasonable explanation. For instance, you could argue that an Illusionist must have been interfering with your investigations.

With these strategies and tips, you’ll be on your way to mastering the Investigator role. Good luck, and may your investigations always lead to the truth!

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