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Playing the Sick Rat

The Sick Rat is an entertaining role that adds spice and stress to the games on Wolfy as the days go by.


His goal is to infect everyone. Each night, he can infect two players. He wins the game when all the players are infected.
The contaminated players know the identity of all the other contaminated players.
The Sick Rat cannot contaminate himself.


Choosing who to contaminate

The rat's role becomes more complicated when there are very few uncontaminated players left.
Try to only infect people whose role has already been revealed. This way, you will be able to defend yourself more easily against players whose role is still unknown.
Prioritize roles with high chances of survival during the game. If a contamined player dies, you loose time on your goal to contaminate every alive people.
The Hunter is the role to infect in priority : if you keep him for the end, he will not hesitate to kill you at his death.

Contaminate only one player

Sometimes it is better to infect only one player in order to leave more doubt about 3 uninfected players. The chances of you getting away with it will be greater than if you are alone with another player.

The infected Sick Rat

If you are infected, never reveal your true role to the Werewolves. Although you may win the game via a Werewolf victory, you should remember that the role of the Sick Rat is primarily a solitary one and that it would be more fun to win alone.

Finding the Sick Rat

The Sick Rat tends to vote for players that are not contamined during the day because killing these players is an advantage.
He is often quiet and tries not to be accused because he does not want to be an enemy for the village or a threat for the Werewolves.

Inherit the Sick Rat

If the Heir was contamined by the Sick Rat and you inherit this role, your chances to be found by the village become quite minimal. It is an almost assured solitary win !

Read more

You can refer to these guides to learn more about Wolfy:

Playing the Cupid
Playing the Red Riding Hood
Detailed overview of roles
Wolfy in game
Glossary of Wolfy terms

Updated on: 26/04/2022

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