Town of Salem 2 – Ultimate Tracker Role Guide

This guide delves into the strategies and nuances of playing the Tracker role in Town of Salem. It includes everything from understanding the basic functionality of the role to advanced tactics and counterplay. Whether you’re a beginner learning the ropes or a seasoned player looking to sharpen your skills, this guide offers valuable insights that can enhance your gameplay and help you lead the town to victory. Dive into the world of the Tracker and unravel the mysteries of your fellow town members, one visit at a time!

Guide to Tracker Role

Role Information

As a Tracker, your alignment is with the Town Investigative, and you possess no immunities, leaving you vulnerable to both attack and defense. Your abilities fall under the type of information and are non-unique, meaning multiple players could potentially have the same role. Each night, you can utilize your abilities to track one person and observe who they visit. However, an important attribute to note is that if your target’s visit is Astral, you won’t be able to see it. Nevertheless, the information you gather can’t be fooled or manipulated by any other role, ensuring the integrity of your findings. Your ultimate goal, like all town members, is to hang every criminal and evildoer. Essentially, the Tracker role in Town of Salem 2 functions almost identically to its counterpart from the original game, effectively allowing you to monitor and report a player’s nightly activities.

Principles, Limitations, and Strategic Approach

Role Basics: As a Tracker, your role falls within the Town Investigative alignment. Each night, you have the power to follow a single player, observing who they visit, if anyone. This ability can prove invaluable in uncovering the roles and allegiances of your fellow players. For instance, if you notice a player visiting someone who ends up dead the next day, you may have just found a killer. Conversely, tracking someone who visits a player that claims to have been healed could lead you to the Town’s Doctor.

Limitations: Despite the potency of your ability, you do have some limitations. The most significant of these is your inability to detect Astral visits. Certain roles, like the Jailor or Mayor, do not physically leave their house when they use their abilities. This means that their actions will remain hidden from your watchful eyes. Remember this when considering the information you gather; the absence of evidence is not always evidence of innocence.

Unfalsifiable Information: One of the Tracker’s greatest strengths lies in the certainty of the information you gather. Unlike some roles that may be misled or deceived, your findings cannot be manipulated by other roles. This can give you, and the Town, confidence in the veracity of your claims. However, should there be inconsistencies in your findings, consider the influence of other roles’ abilities that could create seemingly conflicting information.

Strategy: Your strategic use of your ability can be a game-changer. Utilize your power to track players who are suspected of suspicious activity, or to confirm or disprove players’ claims about their roles. However, remember that your power also makes you a target for evil roles. Therefore, discretion is vital; share the information you gather judiciously and at opportune moments to avoid drawing unwanted attention. A well-timed revelation can turn the tide of the game in the Town’s favor.

Armed with these guidelines and tactics, you’re ready to master the Tracker role. Your observational skills could be the key to leading the Town to victory. Happy tracking, and may your diligent surveillance be rewarded!

Tracker Log Template

Keeping a detailed log of your actions and findings as a Tracker can help you maintain consistency in your claims and share valuable information with the town. Here’s a simple template that you can use:

Tracker’s Log

  • Night 1:
  • Tracked (Player’s name): Visited (Name of visited player or ‘None’)
  • Night 2:
  • Tracked (Player’s name): Visited (Name of visited player or ‘None’)
  • Night 3:
  • Tracked (Player’s name): Visited (Name of visited player or ‘None’)

And so on…

Notes:

  • Specific suspicions or patterns you notice.
  • Crucial game events related to your tracked players.

Feel free to modify this template as needed. Keeping it updated every night can help you stay on top of the game’s developments and increase your chances of leading the Town to victory.

Pretending to be a Tracker

Pretending to be a Tracker can be an effective strategy for certain roles, such as Executioner or Jester. Here are a few tips to convincingly impersonate a Tracker:

  1. Understand the Tracker’s Abilities

First and foremost, you need to understand the Tracker’s abilities and mechanics. A Tracker can follow one person each night to see who they visit. However, they cannot see Astral visits.

  1. Create a Convincing Will

Create a plausible fake will early in the game and update it each night. Your will should indicate who you visited and who they visited (if anyone). Be aware that your fake will should make sense and align with the game events.

  1. Be Proactive

Trackers are investigative roles, which means they’re expected to share valuable information with the town. Don’t be too quiet; share some of your findings (true or false) to the town, and it will add credibility to your claim.

  1. Pay Attention to Game Events

Your claims must coincide with the events happening in the game. If you claim someone visited another player, make sure that person confirms your claim, or at least that the event aligns with other game happenings.

  1. Anticipate Suspicion

Be prepared for some suspicion, especially from the person you’re claiming to have tracked. Remember, you’re pretending to be a role that could pose a threat to them if they’re evil.

  1. Know Your Counter Claims

Be prepared for counter claims. If you’re claiming to be a Tracker, then other Town Investigative roles may dispute your claim, especially if their investigations don’t line up with yours. Be ready to defend your position and slyly sow doubts about any counter claims.

Remember, impersonating another role is a risky strategy that requires quick thinking and adaptability. Good luck!

Jan Bonkoski
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A lifelong gamer Jan Bakowski, also known as Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. He lives in Poland (Wrocław). His passion for games began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998. Proud owner of Steam Deck, which has become his primary gaming platform. He’s been making guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job.

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