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Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Profession mechanic
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Shadowstep to your foe and steal from them.

 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]

Stealing is a mechanic unique to the thief profession. By using the steal skill (F1 on the Mechanic Bar), the character will shadow step to the enemy and steal an item from them. Stealing has no activation time and may be performed during other actions without interrupting the action, and can even be used while disabled. After an item has been stolen, it will be "pocketed" and will be stored in the F2 skill until used.

Each enemy in the game has a small pool of possible items to steal. For example, a character may steal an egg from a moa and use it as a healing item, or steal feathers from it and use them to blind enemies and stealth themselves. In PvP the stolen items are profession-specific, for example the thief can get a Whirling Axe from a warrior. Players don't lose items stolen from them; the thief just gains access to the associated stolen skill.

Most items that can be stolen can be found as environmental weapons, and usually function in the same way. These ground items can interfere with stolen items, especially if the stolen item and the ground item are the same. Usually, the stolen skill will be lost if the environmental weapon is used, and vice versa.

Benefits from and recharge of stealing don't require the steal to be successful. Using Steal without a target in range will disable the skill for the full recharge time and award any associated bonuses for stealing. Similarly, using Steal on inanimate objects will incur the full recharge time without awarding an item, but the bonuses will be activated, and the Mug trait will damage the target.

Stolen skills[edit]

Skill Equivalent bundle Description
Blinding Tuft.png
 Blinding Tuft
Tuft of Hair Throw a handful of hair, vanishing in stealth and blinding nearby foes.
Bone Crack.png
 Bone Crack
Bone Stun your foe.
Branch Bash.png
 Branch Bash
Wooden Leg Launch your foe, breaking the branch.
Club Shock Wave.png
 Club Shock Wave
Ettin Club Smash the club on the ground, knocking down foes in a line in front of you.
Consume Ectoplasm.png
 Consume Plasma
Plasma Gain all boons.
Elixir of Heroes You become invulnerable.
Eat Egg.png
 Eat Egg
Griffon Egg Restore health and initiative.
Essence Sap.png
 Essence Sap
Throw energy at your target, slowing them.
Exploding Venom Sack.png
 Exploding Venom Sack
Cover the target area in a poisonous cloud.
Healing Seed (environmental weapon skill).png
 Healing Seed
Seed Pod Grants regeneration and removes conditions from yourself and nearby allies.
Ice Shard Stab.png
 Ice Shard Stab
Corrupted Ice Shard Stab and chill your foe.
Mace Head Crack.png
 Mace Head Crack
Daze your foe.
Rusty Scrap Strike.png
 Rusty Scrap Strike
Rusty Scrap Bleed, poison, and weaken your foe with a strike from your rusty scrap.
Shoot Rifle.png
 Shoot Rifle
Bombardment Target Marker Shoot your foe, launching them back and making them vulnerable while pushing yourself back.
Skull Fear.png
 Skull Fear
Ancient Cursed Skull Strike fear into nearby foes.
Throw Coral Shard.png
 Throw Coral Shard
Coral Shard Throw a coral shard at a foe to cause bleeding and vulnerability.
Throw Feathers.png
 Throw Feathers
Moa Feathers Throw a handful of feathers to blind nearby foes. Stealth yourself.
Throw Gear.png
 Throw Gear
Gear Throw the gear at your foe, stunning them.
Throw Gunk.png
 Throw Gunk
Gunk Throw gunk at target area to inflict a random condition.
Throw Lava Rock.png
 Throw Lava Rock
Lava Rock Throw a lava rock that burns your foe.
Net Shot.png
 Throw Net
Underwater Net Immobilize foes by throwing your net.
Throw Boulder.png
 Throw Rock
Rock Throw a rock to knock down your foe.
Throw Scale.png
 Throw Scale
Drake Scale Throw the scale to bleed and poison your foe.
Tooth Stab.png
 Tooth Stab
Tooth Stab and bleed your foe.
Use Staff.png
 Use Scepter
Use the scepter attack with a random effect.
50% chance to stun your target with a Lightning Whip.
 50% chance to burn the area around you with an unblockable Flame Burst.
Use Staff.png
 Use Staff
Use the staff to create random attacks.
50% chance to damage and stun foes with a Chain Lightning that strikes up to three foes.
50% chance to damage and burn a single foe with a Fireball.
Whirling Axe (stolen skill).png
 Whirling Axe
Axe Spin and attack nearby foes. You can move while spinning.

Related traits[edit]


Deadly Arts Deadly Arts[edit]

  • Deadly Arts Serpent's TouchStealing inflicts poison. While in the downed state, your attacks apply poison.
  • Deadly Arts Mug — Deal damage and gain life when stealing. This attack cannot critically hit enemies.
  • Deadly Arts Improvisation — You can use stolen items twice. One random skill category is immediately recharged when you steal.

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts[edit]

Acrobatics Acrobatics[edit]

Trickery Trickery[edit]


  • At one point during early development, stealing would force an environmental weapon in the character's hands. This was accompanied by a trait which allowed the thief to "pocket" the stolen item, which later evolved into the stealing system as it functions today.