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Why is Deception so important?
Without things like Deception and lying Werewolf Online becomes too easy to play for the Village side. The key thing to victory in Werewolf Online for roles other than the village is to lie about their role & hopefully get the real counterparts shot, killed or hung.
Here is a scenario where Deception is used.
2 Wolf Shaman: Don't believe that, I am not WS
3 Arsonist: No! I am arsonist, do not believe 2.
Werewolves win! In this scenario Wolf Shaman had used his role against him to be in favor of the Medium by claiming he was shamaned when he was really the wolf. Prior to that night the Wolf Shaman had framed arsonist and this is why detective said arsonist and the alpha Werewolf were the same team.
What makes you good at lying about your role?
The key thing when it comes to lying about what you are is to STAY CALM. If you freak out you are getting lynched it is more obvious you are evil and panicking. However.. being calm about your role is not being lazy about it. You cannot just claim doctor and then NOT put up a fight when the real doctor counters you. Here is an example on where Deception is used in fighting for a claim:
3 Alpha Werewolf: I claim beast hunter, trap is on myself.
1 Fool: Let's analyse this, I was jailed & no kills so the Werewolf went for me. It is between 3 & 4. Kill one jail other.
2 Jailer: You could easily be werewolf!
1 Fool: 3 LIES, I WAS NEVER ATTACKED!
2 Jailer: Let us hang 4.
The village lynched 4. He/she was Beast Hunter
Fool And Headhunter Regarding Deception
Unlike evil roles, deception is especially crucial for headhunter and fool, they need to make an argument that sways the town to completing their goal without being too suspicious. With Fool and Headhunter it is not just a case in fighting for a claim but at the same being either convincing enough or not convincing enough to grab their victory. Village can use gunner/priest/jailer to their advantage to when it comes to headhunter and fool. Remember... STAY CALM and use your wits in the best way.