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Playing the Talkative Wolf

Iconic Wolfy role, the Talkative Wolf is hard to play, for a good reason: he risks dying at any moment if he isn't attentive enough.
However he remains an interesting role to play due to his strategic side for the Werewolves, as well as for the village.


Defeating the innocents is his objective. Every day, he receives a message indicating a word he needs to say before the sun sets, if he wishes to stay alive.
The Talkative Wolf is a Werewolf with an extra constraint.
He dies at the end of the day if he has not written his word.
The word in question can be written in classic messages, mayor presentations, and accusations.
It can be camouflaged inside another word.
He has no word to say when the Dictator takes over control, unless the power is taken over in the second round, during the mayor's election. If the Dictator dies during the night or in the morning when he was supposed to make his coup, the Talkative Wolfy has no word to write.

The Talkative Wolf needs to place the word "Wolf" during the day if he wishes to survive

Note : all the Werewolves can see the word the Talkative Wolf need to say


The Talkative Wolf can become a real asset to the Wolves if he is played properly. Let's explore the different strategies.

The "ninja"

It is probably a technique done out of spite, when you find no solution to write your word.
If your word is too complicated to place, there is always the possibility to "write it in the last seconds of the day**. If your timing is right, the other players won't have time to vote for you by majority, but you risk dying the next day. At least, you may have won another round for your Werewolves comrades.

Keeping the mindset of the Talkative Wolf

You need to keep in mind that as the Talkative Wolf, you have nothing to lose because your curse will cause your defeat sooner or later, you are the easiest Werewolf to find.
Your goal is to win time for the Werewolves, and to make trouble in the village.

Placing your word at the right time.

It is often hard to place your word without being noticed. You need to find the right moment, and write it in a context that while not make people doubt. You can try to direct the debate to get your way, or launch a conversation with other players. You can also hide it in a vote accusation, but be careful not to clear too many players out...

Saving the Black Wolf

If the Black Wolf is in danger during the daily vote, and he hasn't infected a player yet, you can eventually grab everyone's attention with the objective of sacrificing to save his power.

The list of the Talkative Wolf's words

The list of the Talkative Wolf's words is kept secret. In fact, it would be to easy for the village to kill the Talkative Wolf if a public list would be made available. Moreover, it is forbidden to share your personal list of words. If a player decides to create one, it must stay private.
The list contains many words, and it is generally updated to be able to give as many different words as possible to the Talkative Wolf.
Keep in mind that the words on this list are words generally used by players even without the Talkative Wolf.

Finding the Talkative Wolf

Be on alert for all the talkative words that you know. The more you play, the more words you will know. The Talkative Wolf always has difficulties placing their word. Focus on all the messages sent by the players (accusations and mayor presentations included), and pinpoint the messages that are out of context.
If the game lasts multiple rounds, take advantage of the night to read again the chat.

It is considered to be unfair gameplay to send messages as an innocent and cutting your words like this for example: "he is sus-picious" with the objective of preventing the talkative wolf from playing.

Read more

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

Playing the Mentalist
Find Werewolves
Detailed overview of roles
Wolfy in game
Glossary of Wolfy terms

Updated on: 26/04/2022

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