Essence Thief

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The Essence Thief

Once per game, the Essence Thief can steal the role of another player. To win, the Essence Thief must keep that role until the end of the game in addition to any other win conditions the stolen role has.

The victim of an Essence Thief becomes Displaced and will be attempting to regain their role from the Essence Thief.

This role mostly appears in speed games, but can appear in player hosted 24 h games.

Role Attributes
Their Win Condition is the same as: None
Alignment checks will show this role as: Neutral
Their Parity Contribution is towards: Village
Is their Witchcraft status reported as a witchcraft user: Yes
Is their Killer Status reported as killer: No
Can they be seen Visting another player with any of their abilities: Yes
Are they capable of Self-Visting: No
Does this role have an ability that can be Role-Blocked: Yes
Can the ability of this role be Redirected: Yes
Is this role Night Immune: No
Is this role available to private hosts: Yes
Is this role included in wlf games: No

The cards that could be drawn for this role by any role or item that deals with tarot cards are:

Tarot Cards
Their alignment card is: Balanced Scales
Their killer card is: Dove
Their witchcraft card is: Magician

Role Text

You are an Essence Thief. You must steal the essence of a player and hold onto it until the game ends.
Steal the Essence of another player and hold onto it until the game is over
Each night you may attempt to steal the Essence of a living play
If the player is Night Immune or protected, your attempt will fail
If you successfully steal the Essence of another player, you become that role
Your victim will become a 'Displaced' and will be trying to steal their Essence back from you, this will kill you and you will lose the game
I just lost the game

Ability Messages

Tonight you attempt to steal the Essence of <Avatar Name>

Useful Notes

  • When an Essence Thief is successful, they become the stolen role, including gaining any night chats or win conditions associated with the role.
  • An Essence Thief cannot steal a role from a player who is night immune.
  • If the role has a limited use ability (such as a militia), the Essence Thief will have all the uses fully available even if the target has used their ability already.
  • If they are caught by the Displaced, the Essence Thief will revert back to normal and die causing them to lose the game.
  • If the game ends and the Essence Thief has not used their ability, they lose the game.