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Thieving
Thieving-icon
Release date 30 April 2002 (Update)
Members only Yes
Minimum level
for Hiscores
15
as of 20 Dec 2014
Players with
99
57,953
as of 20 Dec 2014
Players with 120 917
Players with
200M XP
253
as of 20 Dec 2014
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Thieving
Thieving is a members-only skill that allows players to obtain coins and items by stealing from market stalls, chests, or by pickpocketing non-player characters (NPCs). This skill also allows players to unlock doors and disarm traps.
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Thieving level-up music

The current minimum requirement to be ranked (at approximately rank 852,013) on the hiscores for Thieving is level 15. As of 20 December 2014, there are 57,953 current members that have achieved level 99 in Thieving.

Pickpocket

A player successfully pickpockets a master farmer.

PickpocketingEdit

This is the act of walking up to an NPC and right-clicking them, then selecting Pickpocket. In the case of a Master Farmer and the various workers of the different Elven clans in Prifddinas, only a single left click is required to attempt to pick their pockets. If successful, you will gain Thieving experience and possibly coins or various items. The higher the thieving level, the more NPCs the player is able to pickpocket from.

However, it is possible for the NPC to notice a pickpocket, in which case the NPC will yell "What do you think you're doing?", or a Master Farmer will say "Cor blimey, mate! What are ye doing in me pockets?" and will stun you for a few seconds and cause damage. The amount of damage taken is proportionate to the amount of Life Points the player currently has, specifically 30 damage per 1,000 life points (LP) starting at 0 LP (60 damage at 1,000 LP, 90 damage at 2,000 LP and so on). This damage is not classified as melee damage, and Protect from Melee/Deflect Melee does not prevent the damage as such. Because of the possibility for damage, it is recommended that players bring healing familiars, regen bracelet, or food such as cakes that can be stolen from cake stalls. The best food to bring is a basket of strawberries, because although you need to consume it in several bites, overall it heals more than rocktails. This is excellent for thieving as NPCs hit small amounts of damage. The direction that the NPC is facing does not have any effect on the chance of success of the pickpocket

Also, if a player attempts to pickpocket an attackable NPC just before its death, the player thieving it will get a message saying: "Too late; they're dead."

The equipment that a player wears does not affect the success rate, aside from an Ardougne cloak (although the Ardougne cloak 1 and 2 enhance pickpocketing only in Ardougne), or Gloves of silence. However, equipping a Snowball, a salamander without the tar needed, or a (cross)bow without projectiles makes it impossible to accidentally attack an NPC.

To help increase the success rate, players with 62 or higher Summoning may choose to summon an Abyssal lurker familiar, and use Abyssal stealth scrolls, which provide a +4 visible boost to Thieving.

You can also use the defensive ability Freedom to remove the stun caused by failing pickpocketing allowing one to move but not pickpocket sooner.


Thievable non-player charactersEdit

Levels for stealing multiples of normal loot all follow these formulae ([level] stands for the base level required to steal from the NPC):

Double Loot = [level]+10 thieving and [level] agility

Triple Loot = [level]+20 thieving and [level]+10 agility

Quadruple Loot = [level]+30 thieving and [level]+20 agility

After completing the Lost Her Marbles miniquest from Buyers and Cellars, the loot from NPC's level 40 and below is increased. Men/Women have 20 coin drops, Farmers improve to several low level seed types (cabbage, marigold, tomato) and Master Farmers appear to have an improved high-level seed rate.

Man iconMan/Woman Level Double loot Locations
Man
1 Thieving-icon 11 Thieving-icon
1 Agility-icon
All around RuneScape, mainly in cities. The best place to find them is in Edgeville, right next to the jail
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
21 Thieving-icon
11 Agility-icon
31 Thieving-icon
21 Agility-icon
None
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
5s
10 lp
8 3 coins:*After Lost Her Marbles: 20 coins
Farmer iconFarmer Level Double loot Locations
Farmer
10 Thieving-icon 20 Thieving-icon
10 Agility-icon
Wandering in or near farms close to cities or Lumbridge fields
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
30 Thieving-icon
20 Agility-icon
40 Thieving-icon
30 Agility-icon
None
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
5s
10 lp
14.5 9 coins, potato seeds
H.A.M. Member (female) iconFemale H.A.M. member Level Double loot Locations
Female H.A.M. member
15 Thieving-icon 25 Thieving-icon
15 Agility-icon
H.A.M. Hideout
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
35 Thieving-icon
25 Agility-icon
45 Thieving-icon
35 Agility-icon
None
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
4s
10-30 lp
18.5 Coins, tinderbox, logs, uncut semi-precious gems, level 1 clue scrolls, steel pickaxes/ raw anchovies, raw chicken, H.A.M. clothing, iron pickaxes, steel hatchet low-level herbs, rusty sword, damaged armour and other items, coal, Buttons, feathers. Wearing H.A.M. clothing increases the success rate.
H.A.M. Member (male) iconMale H.A.M. member Level Double loot Locations
Male ham
20 Thieving-icon 30 Thieving-icon
20 Agility-icon
H.A.M. Hideout
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
40 Thieving-icon
30 Agility-icon
50 Thieving-icon
40 Agility-icon
None
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
4s
10-30 lp
22.5 Coins, tinderbox, logs, uncut semi-precious gems, level 1 clue scrolls, raw anchovies, raw chicken, H.A.M. clothing, bronze pickaxes, iron pickaxes, steel pickaxes, low-level herbs, rusty sword, broken armour and other items. Wearing H.A.M. clothing increases the success rate. After completing Lost Her Marbles: H.A.M. clothing, coins (25-29), Slayer staff, damaged armour, rusty sword, leather body, steel studs, herbs up to Tarromin, steel dagger, steel hatchet, steel pickaxe, buttons, 1-5 iron ore (noted), 1-4 coal (noted), uncut semi-precious gems.
H.A.M Guard Level Double loot Locations
Male ham
20 Thieving-icon 30 Thieving-icon
20 Agility-icon
H.A.M. Hideout
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
40 Thieving-icon
30 Agility-icon
50 Thieving-icon
40 Agility-icon
Death to the Dorgeshuun
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
4s
10-30 lp
22.5 These guards are downstairs in the store-rooms, and cannot be accessed until after completing the Death to the Dorgeshuun quest. Yields the same finds as when you pickpocket a male H.A.M member, with the addition of bronze, iron, steel, and silver keys. See the article H.A.M Hideout for more information.
Warrior woman iconWarrior woman/Al-Kharid Warrior Level Double loot Locations
Warrior woman
25 Thieving-icon 35 Thieving-icon
25 Agility-icon
Warrior woman: Varrock Palace, East Ardougne and north of East Ardougne

Al-Kharid Warrior: Al-Kharid Palace

Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
45 Thieving-icon
35 Agility-icon
55 Thieving-icon
45 Agility-icon
None
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
5s
20 lp
26 18 coins, court summons
Rogue iconRogue Level Double loot Locations
Rogue
32 Thieving-icon 42 Thieving-icon
32 Agility-icon
Rogue's Castle, south-west of the Mage Arena
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
52 Thieving-icon
42 Agility-icon
62 Thieving-icon
52 Agility-icon
None
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
5s
20 lp
35.5 25-40 coins, wine, air runes, poisoned iron dagger, lockpick, egg
Cave goblin iconCave goblin Level Double loot Locations
Cavegoblin
36 Thieving-icon 46 Thieving-icon
36 Agility-icon
Dorgesh-Kaan
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
56 Thieving-icon
46 Agility-icon
66 Thieving-icon
56 Agility-icon
Death to the Dorgeshuun
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
5s
10 lp
40 30 coins, Oil Lamp, Bullseye Lantern, unlit torch, tinderbox, swamp tar, cave goblin foods, 1-4 iron ore, cave goblin wire
Master farmer iconMaster farmer Level Double loot Locations
Masfarm
38 Thieving-icon 48 Thieving-icon
38 Agility-icon
Draynor Village marketplace, near the farming shop in Hemenster, sheep pen south of Varrock, farm north of East Ardougne, Taverley marketplace
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
58 Thieving-icon
48 Agility-icon
68 Thieving-icon
58 Agility-icon
None
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
5s
30 lp
43 Various Allotment, Flower, and Herb Seeds (not including Spirit Weed and Wergali seeds). Potatoes most common, rarity increases with the farming level of the seed.
Guard iconGuard Level Double loot Locations
Guard (Lvl 21)
40 Thieving-icon 50 Thieving-icon
40 Agility-icon
Varrock, East Ardougne, Falador, near the Wilderness Wall in Edgeville
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
60 Thieving-icon
50 Agility-icon
70 Thieving-icon
60 Agility-icon
None
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
5s
20 lp
46.5 30 coins
Fremennik citizen iconFremennik citizen Level Double loot Locations
Fremennik citizen
45 Thieving-icon 55 Thieving-icon
45 Agility-icon
Rellekka
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
65 Thieving-icon
55 Agility-icon
75 Thieving-icon
65 Agility-icon
The Fremennik Trials
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
5s
20 lp
46.5 40 coins
Bandit (Pollnivneach) iconBearded Pollnivnian bandit Level Double loot Locations
Bearded Pollnivnian bandit
45 Thieving-icon 55 Thieving-icon
45 Agility-icon
North of Pollnivneach
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
65 Thieving-icon
55 Agility-icon
75 Thieving-icon
65 Agility-icon
None
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
5s
20 lp
46.5 40 coins
Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) iconDesert Bandit Level Double loot Locations
Bandit
53 Thieving-icon 63 Thieving-icon
53 Agility-icon
Bandit Camp
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
73 Thieving-icon
63 Agility-icon
83 Thieving-icon
73 Agility-icon
None
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
5s
30 lp
79.5 30 coins, Antipoison, Lockpick
Knight of Ardougne iconKnight of Ardougne Level Double loot Locations
Knight of Ardougne
55 Thieving-icon 65 Thieving-icon
55 Agility-icon
East Ardougne marketplace
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
75 Thieving-icon
65 Agility-icon
85 Thieving-icon
75 Agility-icon
None
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
5s
30 lp
84.3 50 coins, court summons
Bandit (Pollnivneach) iconPollnivnian bandit Level Double loot Locations
Bandit pollnch
55 Thieving-icon 65 Thieving-icon
55 Agility-icon
North of Pollnivneach
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
75 Thieving-icon
65 Agility-icon
85 Thieving-icon
75 Agility-icon
None
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
5s
50 lp
84.3 50 coins
Watchman (Yanille) iconYanille Watchman Level Double loot Locations
Yannile Watchman
65 Thieving-icon 75 Thieving-icon
65 Agility-icon
Watchtower
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
85 Thieving-icon
75 Agility-icon
95 Thieving-icon
85 Agility-icon
None
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
5s
30 lp
137.5 60 coins and bread
Menaphite Thug iconMenaphite Thug Level Double loot Locations
Menaphite thug
65 Thieving-icon 75 Thieving-icon
65 Agility-icon
South of Pollnivneach
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
85 Thieving-icon
75 Agility-icon
95 Thieving-icon
85 Agility-icon
None
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
5s
50 lp
137.5 60 coins
Paladin iconPaladin Level Double loot Locations
Paladin
70 Thieving-icon 80 Thieving-icon
70 Agility-icon
East Ardougne marketplace and castle
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
90 Thieving-icon
80 Agility-icon
- None
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot

30 lp
151.75 80 coins and 2 chaos runes, court summons
Monkey knife fighter Level Double loot Locations
Monkey knife fighter
70 Thieving-icon - Ape Atoll, north building in Marim
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
- - Do No Evil
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot

60 lp
20;150 1-50 coins, black knives, Lobsters, Mithril scimitars, Adamant scimitars, Rune scimitars and Dragon scimitars
Gnome iconGnome Level Double loot Locations
Gnome monster
75 Thieving-icon 85 Thieving-icon
75 Agility-icon
Tree Gnome Village and Tree Gnome Stronghold
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
95 Thieving-icon
85 Agility-icon
- None
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
5s
234 lp
198.5 300 coins, 1 earth rune, gold ore, Fire orb, swamp toad, King worm, court summons, Wishing well bush seed, Barberry seed, Sunchoke seed, Butterfly flower seed, Snape grass seed, Fly trap seed, Reed seed, Prickly pear seed, Grapevine seed, Potato cactus seed
Hero iconHero Level Double loot Locations
Hero
80 Thieving-icon 90 Thieving-icon
80 Agility-icon
East Ardougne marketplace
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
- - None
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
6s
40 lp
273.3 200-300 coins (80%) (200= 1/2, 300= 1/3) , 2 death runes (1/15) , blood rune (1/33), Fire orb (1/100), diamond (1/100), gold ore (1/33), wine (1/33), court summons
Elf iconElves Level Double loot Locations
Goreu
85 Thieving-icon 95 Thieving-icon
85 Agility-icon
Lletya
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
- - Mourning's Ends Part I
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
6s
50 lp + 3% of player's current lp
353.3 280 or 350 coins, Fire orb, gold ore, Jug of wine, 2 death runes, cut diamonds, unicorn horn, 3 nature runes, Wishing well bush seed, Barberry seed, Sunchoke seed, Butterfly flower seed, Snape grass seed, Fly trap seed, Reed seed, Prickly pear seed, Grapevine seed, Potato cactus seed, Crystal triskelion fragments.
Trader iconDwarf traders Level Double loot Locations
Trader (dwarf)
90 Thieving-icon 100 Thieving-icon
90 Agility-icon
Trade Octagon in Keldagrim
Triple loot Quadruple loot Quest
- - The Giant Dwarf
Stun time/
Damage
XP Loot
5s
10 lp
556.5 100-400 coins, noted bronze bar, noted iron bar, noted steel bar, noted mithril bar, noted Adamant bar, noted Rune bar, noted tin ore, noted copper ore, noted iron ore, noted mithril ore, noted adamantite ore, noted runite ore, noted coal, level 3 clue scroll, court summons, Wishing well bush seed, Barberry seed, Sunchoke seed, Butterfly flower seed, Snape grass seed, Fly trap seed, Reed seed, Prickly pear seed, Grapevine seed, Potato cactus seed, Crystal triskelion fragments.

Prifddinas TrainingEdit

At level 91, the elves of Prifddinas can be pickpocketed by a single (left) click. Unlike thieving in the rest of Runescape, one click starts an endless series of pickpocketing until you are noticed. In the mid-90s, a single click can often result in more than 5 continuous minutes of training resulting in over 10,000 XP, more than 10,000 coins, and other clan-affiliated loot. Once noticed, the NPC does not stun, but he/she can no longer be thieved from. You may continue to pickpocket other NPCs in the area until you are noticed twice more. After three NPCs notice you in total, they warn their respective clan making it impossible to pickpocket in that area for approximately 20 minutes. There are eight areas containing elves that you may pickpocket with levels varying from 91 to 98. The reset times run independently for each area, but an entire clan must be alerted before their timer begins. With the addition of Batch II, it is now possible to constantly train thieving, as the 20 minute timer typically runs down before you alert every clan. Thus, the ease of training makes this an essential part of even intensive high-level training. The Voice of Seren also provides an increase in thieving experience in the district that is being illuminated. Therefore, it is best if one begins their training in those districts before spending their time elsewhere, as it is possible to visit the illuminated clans two to three times before the districts change.

Note: The second elf in any area notices much quicker than the first, and the third one even more so. However, the reset timer only begins after the third elf has noticed and so it is always necessary to pick-pocket all three in each area before moving on.

An Ardougne cloak (three or four) and Gloves of silence increase the time before being noticed significantly. One could also use the Exoskeleton set, as it provides the same benefits as the Gloves of Silence in addition to bonus thieving experience (if one owns the Black ibis outfit).

Iorwerth worker icon Iorwerth worker

Level

Double loot

Locations

Iorwerth worker
91 Thieving-icon N/A Prifddinas - Iowerth sector

Triple loot

Quadruple loot

Quest

N/A N/A Plague's End

Stun time/ Damage

XP

Loot

- 125 Coins, noted super defence (1), noted super strength (1), noted super attack (1), shark, noted adamantite ore, Clue scroll (hard), Clue scroll (elite), Brawling gloves (melee), Iorwerth symbol piece, crystal weapon seed, Crystal triskelion fragments.

Ithell worker icon Ithell worker

Level

Double loot

Locations

Ithell worker
92 Thieving-icon N/A Prifddinas - Ithell sector

Triple loot

Quadruple loot

Quest

N/A N/A Plague's End

Stun time/ Damage

XP

Loot

- 130 150-315 coins, oak plank, Cup of tea, Soda Ash, Harmonic dust, Clue Scroll (Hard), Clue Scroll (elite), Teak Plank, crystal weapon seed, Crystal armour seed, Crystal tool seed, Brawling gloves (Thieving), Brawling gloves (Cooking), Ithell symbol piece, Prifddinian musician's outfit pieces, Crystal motherload shard, Crystal triskelion fragments.


Cadarn worker icon Cadarn worker

Level

Double loot

Locations

Cadarn worker
93 Thieving-icon N/A Prifddinas - Cadarn sector

Triple loot

Quadruple loot

Quest

N/A N/A Plague's End

Stun time/ Damage

XP

Loot

- 135 Coins, noted bowstring, noted unpowered orb, noted super magic potion (1), noted super ranging potion (1), Shark, Clue scroll (hard), Clue scroll (elite), Brawling gloves (magic), Brawling gloves (ranged), Cadarn symbol piece, crystal weapon seed, Crystal triskelion fragments.

Amlodd worker icon Amlodd worker

Level

Double loot

Locations

Amlodd worker
94 Thieving-icon N/A Prifddinas - Amlodd sector

Triple loot

Quadruple loot

Quest

N/A N/A Plague's End

Stun time/ Damage

XP

Loot

- 140 150-315 coins, Radiant energy, Luminous energy, Pouch, Incandescent energy, Gold charm, Green charm, Crimson charm, Blue charm, Clue Scroll (Hard), Clue Scroll (elite), Truthful shadow core, Manifest shadow core, Brawling gloves (Hunter), Amlodd symbol piece, Prifddinian musician's outfit pieces, crystal weapon seed, Crystal triskelion fragments.

Trahaearn worker icon Trahaearn worker

Level

Double loot

Locations

Trahaearn worker
95 Thieving-icon N/A Prifddinas - Trahaearn sector

Triple loot

Quadruple loot

Quest

N/A N/A Plague's End

Stun time/ Damage

XP

Loot

- 145 Coins, noted gold ore, noted coal, noted steel bar, noted adamantite ore, dwarven stout (m), Clue scroll (hard), Clue scroll (elite), Brawling gloves (smithing), Brawling gloves (mining), Trahaearn symbol piece, crystal weapon seed, Crystal triskelion fragments.

Hefin worker icon Hefin worker

Level

Double loot

Locations

Hefin worker
96 Thieving-icon N/A Prifddinas - Hefin sector

Triple loot

Quadruple loot

Quest

N/A N/A Plague's End

Stun time/ Damage

XP

Loot

- 150 150-315 coins, Summer's pie, Agility potion(1), Super Energy(1), Accursed ashes, Dragon Bone, Hefin course multiplier, Cleansing crystal, Clue scroll (hard), Clue scroll (elite), Brawling gloves (agility), Brawling gloves (prayer), Hefin symbol piece, Crystal motherload shard Prifddinian musician's outfit pieces, Crystal triskelion fragments.

Crwys worker icon Crwys worker

Level

Double loot

Locations

Crwys worker
97 Thieving-icon N/A Prifddinas - Crwys sector

Triple loot

Quadruple loot

Quest

N/A N/A Plague's End

Stun time/ Damage

XP

Loot

- 155 Coins, noted supercompost, Clue scroll (hard), Clue scroll (elite), Brawling gloves (firemaking), Brawling gloves (woodcutting), Crwys symbol piece, crystal weapon seed, Crystal triskelion fragments, Yew Logs, Magic logs, Flax.

Meilyr worker icon Meilyr worker

Level

Double loot

Locations

Meilyr worker
98 Thieving-icon N/A Prifddinas - Meilyr sector

Triple loot

Quadruple loot

Quest

N/A N/A Plague's End

Stun time/ Damage

XP

Loot

- 170 150-315 coins, Vial of Water, Snape grass, Zamorak's favour (1), Dragon scale dust, Harmony moss seed, Dungeoneering token bags,10,50,100 & 500 Clue scroll (hard), Clue scroll (elite), Brawling gloves (fishing), Crystal acorns, Crystal motherload shard, Meilyr symbol piece, Prifddinian musician's outfit pieces, Crystal triskelion fragments.

Other NPC's Edit

In addition to the standard thievable NPCs, the workers involved in the Tower of Life quest may also be pickpocketed by players with level 1 thieving. Successfully pickpocketing a worker give the player a Triangle sandwich and 8 thieving experience. The workers are: 'Black-eye', 'Gummy', 'No fingers', and 'The Guns'. Their supervisor, Bonafido, cannot be pickpocketed. The workers can be pickpocketed regardless if the quest is finished or not.

StallsEdit

Stealing from stalls

A player stealing Silk from the Ardougne Marketplace.

There are a large number of stalls throughout RuneScape, and many of them are in the Ardougne Market. Stealing from stalls is the left-click option.

When nearby guards or the stall owner sees someone thieving they may attack, or prevent the player from stealing. Because of this, it is recommended that the player thieve from a side of a stall that is well hidden from the owner and guards.

When the item is stolen, it will take a short period of time to respawn. However, the higher thieving level it takes to steal from a stall, the longer its respawn time will be. It should be noted you may not buy from or sell to the stall owner for about 20 minutes after the last theft from their stall type (except for the market stalls on Ape Atoll), otherwise, the merchant will shout for the guards. If a player carries the Vial of stench (a), from the caper A Guild of Our Own, the stall owner will not recognise the player having stolen from them and will then buy most stolen goods back from the player without the 20 minute wait.

In order to avoid guards from attacking while stealing from stalls, a convenient method is to allow the guard to attack, then enter the nearest building, then take one step outside and close the door, thus effectively trapping the guard.

Thievable stallsEdit

Stall Level Exp. Items Location Required Quest(s) Respawn Time E.P.S.

Cabbage

Vegetable stall

2 10 Onion, Cabbage, Potato, Tomato, or Garlic Miscellania, Etceteria, Burthorpe The Fremennik Trials for Miscellania and Etceteria 2 seconds 5

Cake

Baker's stall

5 16 Cake, Bread or Chocolate slice East Ardougne, Keldagrim, Burthorpe The Giant Dwarf for Keldagrim 2.5 seconds 6.4

Chisel

Crafting stall

5 16 Chisel, Ring mould, or Necklace mould Ape Atoll, Keldagrim, Burthorpe Monkey Madness for Ape Atoll, The Giant Dwarf for Keldagrim 7 seconds 2.3

Banana

Monkey Food stall

5 16 Banana Ape Atoll Monkey Madness 7 seconds 2.3

Pot of flour

Monkey general store

5 16 Pot, Hammer, or Tinderbox Ape Atoll Monkey Madness 7 seconds 2.3

Cup of tea

Tea stall

5 16 Cup of tea Varrock None 7 seconds 2.3

Rock cake

Rock cake stall

15 6.5 Rock cake Gu'Tanoth Watchtower 7 seconds 0.9

Silk

Silk stall

20 24 Silk East Ardougne None 8 seconds 3

Bottle of wine

Wine stall

22 27 Jug of water, Jug of wine, Grapes, Jug, Bottle of wine Draynor Village, Burthorpe None 16 seconds 1.7

Barley seed 5

Seed stall

27 10 Various seeds Draynor Village, Burthorpe None 11 seconds 0.9

Bear fur

Fur stall

35 36 Fur, Grey wolf fur East Ardougne, Rellekka The Fremennik Trials for Rellekka 15 seconds 2.4

Raw salmon

Fish stall

42 42 Raw salmon, Raw tuna, or Raw lobster Rellekka, Miscellania, Etceteria The Fremennik Trials 16 seconds 1.7

Bronze crossbow

Crossbow stall

49 52 Bronze bolts (3), Bronze limbs, Wooden stock Keldagrim The Giant Dwarf 11 seconds 4.7

Silver ore

Silver stall

50 54 Silver ore East Ardougne, Keldagrim The Giant Dwarf for Keldagrim 30 seconds 1.8

Clue scroll

Customs evidence files

63 75 Rune scimitar, uncut diamond, uncut ruby, uncut emerald, uncut sapphire, sharks, mithril bar, gold bar, iron bar, Pirate boots, Stripy pirate shirt, Eye patch, steel sword, steel scimitar, iron scimitar, bronze scimitar, clue scroll, 300 coins Rock Island Prison Rocking Out 30–60 seconds 2.5-1.3

Gnome spice

Spice stall

65 81 Spice East Ardougne None 80 seconds 1

Air rune

Magic stall

65 100 Air, Earth, Fire, Water, or Law Rune Ape Atoll Monkey Madness 80 seconds 1.3

Iron scimitar

Scimitar stall

65 100 Iron scimitar, steel scimitar Ape Atoll Monkey Madness 80 seconds 1.3

Sapphire

Gem stall

75 160 Uncut sapphire, Uncut emerald, Uncut ruby, Uncut diamond East Ardougne, Keldagrim The Giant Dwarf for Keldagrim 3 Minutes 0.9
  • Note: In Keldagrim, stalls often differ in respawn time and their experience given. The gem and silver stalls respawn twice as fast, but yield half the experience. The bakery stall, however, respawns twice as slow, but gives twice the experience.
  • You can't steal from the stalls in Ape Atoll when you have a Greegree equipped.

ChestsEdit

Stealing chest

A player successfully disarms, and steals from a chest.

There are chests scattered throughout RuneScape, and some of them have traps. To disarm them using the Thieving skill, right-click on the chest and select "Search for traps Chest" to allow for disarmament of traps and obtaining the items inside.

After a player thieves from a chest, there is a slight respawn time. Some chests such as the Nature-rune chest change colour to indicate whether it can be looted again.

Thievable chestsEdit

Chest Level Exp. Items Location Respawn Time E.P.S.
10-coin chest 13 7 10 coins Ardougne, Rellekka, Rogue's Den 7 seconds 1
Ogre coffin 20 27 Various, see article Jiggig 20 seconds 1.35
Nature-rune chest 28 25 3 coins, Nature runes Ardougne, Rellekka 21 seconds 1.2
50-coin chest 43 125 50 coins Ardougne, Axe hut 55 seconds 2.3
Arrowtip chest 47 150 5 Steel arrowtips, 20 coins Hemenster, Rellekka 210 seconds 0.7
Dorgesh-Kaan (Average chests) 52 200 See Dorgesh-Kaan Average Chest Dorgesh-Kaan 210 seconds 1
Blood rune chest 59 250 500 coins, 2 Blood runes Chaos Druid Tower 210 seconds 1.2
Paladin chests (2) 72 500 1,000 coins, Raw sharks, Adamant ores, uncut sapphire Ardougne Palace, behind locked doors on north and south wings of second level. After looting "Suddenly a second magic trap triggers," sending you to Witchaven (Unless wielding Ardougne Cloak 3, then you are sent to the north-most bank in Ardougne.). 400 seconds 1.25
Dorgesh-Kaan (Rich chests) 78 650 500-2,500 coins, uncut sapphire, uncut ruby, uncut diamond, uncut opal, uncut jade, uncut red topaz, bullseye lantern, Mining helmet, Frog-leather armour, iron bar, Light orb, Empty light orb, Cave goblin wire, Charms (all types) Dorgesh-Kaan 400 seconds 1.6
  • Because the Dorgesh-Kaan Rich Chest takes so long to respawn, some players will find a house containing two of these chests and loot them. Then they will switch worlds and repeat the process, giving 1,300 experience per world visited. This is a low risk and simple way to get experience, but other methods like Pyramid Plunder give faster experience.
Dorgesh Kaan chests

Map of the locations of the chests in Dorgesh-Kaan.

DoorsEdit

Main article: Door
Picking a lock

A player picking a lock.

Certain doors in RuneScape cannot be opened by players unless the lock is picked. In order to pick a lock, right-click on a door and select "Pick Lock". If the player has the required thieving level, the door will then be opened. Some doors will require a lockpick to successfully pick the lock.

Pickable doorsEdit

Door Level Exp. Location Lockpick?
Cell in Port Sarim Jail - - Port Sarim No
Door to 10-coin chest 1 3.5 East Ardougne No
Door to Nature rune chest 14 15 East Ardougne No
Ardougne house door 14 15 East Ardougne No
H.A.M. trapdoor 15 4 East of Draynor No
Axe hut door 32 25 Level 54 Wilderness Yes
Ardougne sewer gate 32 25 Ardougne sewers No
Pirates' Hideout 39 35 Level 54 Wilderness No
Chaos druid tower 46 37.5 North of Ardougne No
Paladin door 61 50 Ardougne Castle No
Yanille dungeon door 82 50 Yanille Yes

BlackjackingEdit

Main article: Blackjack

OtherEdit

Name Level Exp. Location Possible loot Stun time (seconds) Stun damage
Candle table 20 20 Entrana church Candle 1 10 - A higher power smites you.
Wire machine 44 22 Dorgesh-Kaan Cave goblin wire 5 50
Wall Safe 25 70 Rogues Den 10, 20, 30, 40 coins, Uncut gems (Sapphire through Ruby ) 1 10 - 60

Agility benefitsEdit

Multiple Pickpocket

A player performing a double pickpocket.

As of the 19 January 2010 update, adventurers with high Agility and Thieving levels now stand a chance of pickpocketing double, triple or even quadruple the usual amount of loot from unsuspecting targets. When this happens, an animation with the player rapidly alternating his hands while pickpocketing the victim will be shown. A grab will be made for each bonus looting one does, and the hands will get a "sparkle" applied to them. Additional experience is NOT gained acquiring these random influxes of loot, only the standard amount of experience for a single pickpocket.

Temporary boostsEdit

Thieving Emote

A player wearing a Thieving cape and performing the Skillcape emote.

  • A Bandit's brew, purchased at the desert bandit camp for 650 coins, will boost thieving by 1 level.
  • A yellow spicy stew has the potential to raise or lower the thieving level by up to 5 levels.
  • The summer sq'irk juice from the Sorceress's Garden minigame raises Thieving by 3 levels.
  • The Thieving Fingers special move of a magpie will boost thieving by 2 (requires Summoning level 47).
  • Gloves of silence improve the success rate of pickpocketing. Gloves of silence are automatically destroyed after a player is caught 62 times while pickpocketing with them. However, they can be repaired by using dark kebbit fur on them with a needle, thread, and knife in the inventory or toolbelt. (A Hunter level of 54 is needed to wear and a Crafting level of 64 is required to accomplish this.) The Exoskeleton bracers received from the quest Plague's End have the same effect without degrading, as long as the player wearing them has Thieving level 75 and Hunter level 75.
  • The Abyssal Stealth special move of an Abyssal lurker will boost both thieving and Agility by 4 levels (requires Summoning level 62).
  • Operating or equipping the Thieving cape will boost one's thieving level by 1, from 99 to 100.
  • The Ardougne cloak 1 reduces your chance of being caught when stealing from the stalls in Ardougne market.
  • The Ardougne cloak 2 gives you a better chance of pickpocketing in Ardougne in addition to the bonus from the Ardougne cloak 1.
  • The Ardougne cloak 3 gives you a better chance of stealing and pickpocketing anything in RuneScape.

Random events (discontinued)Edit

Main article: Random events
Rotten tomato thrown

A player is trapped in the Yanille pillory.

There were two different random events specific to thieving, with one of them being removed at a much earlier date.

  • Poison Gas - At one point in time, it was possible to activate a poison gas trap upon opening a chest. To avoid this, players would have to merely exit the room.
  • Pillory - It is possible that your character will be teleported to a pillory in Yanille, Varrock or Seer's Village, where shapes must be matched in order to pick the lock and return to where your character was thieving. However, players can get it even when they are not thieving. It is possible for players to throw rotten tomatoes at the trapped player, although it won't do any damage. The rotten tomatoes can be bought for 1gp each and can't be bought while you are currently in the cage.
    • This replaced the Watchman, who would attack players who were thieving when the event occurred. He had the same level as all other hostile random events. He was replaced due to complaints that he would kill the player too quickly, as many would not wear armour while pickpocketing.

Thieving minigamesEdit

Safecracking

A player attempts to steal from the safe in the Rogue's Den.

Stealing chest

A player stealing from a chest.

There are a number of minigames that are based on, or include Thieving:

  • Pyramid Plunder - The desert city Sophanem has a pyramid where you can thieve for artefacts, including the Pharaoh's sceptre. As you get further into the Pyramid, higher thieving is required but it brings increasing amounts of Thieving experience. One of the fastest methods to train Thieving (see bottom of page).
  • Flash Powder Factory - This is a minigame that replaced the old Rogues' Den minigame. The aim of the game is to make flash powder. This can be obtained by mixing reagents from the reagent machines A and B, marked with blue and orange arrows on the minimap respectively. To navigate the map, players must pass agility obstacles that separate each room. Players are rewarded with points which can be used to buy Agility and Thieving experience or pieces of the factory outfit from Brian O'Richard.
  • Sorceress's Garden - An interesting minigame where you dodge guards and try to get fruits to make sq'irk juice. Requires patience, pestle and mortar, beer glasses, a bit of skill, and experience, but yields excellent experience, with moderate Farming experience also gained. Has four levels each giving increased experience at levels 1, 25, 45, and 65. Empty beer glasses can be obtained for free at the shelves at the Sorceress's house. Also, a possible alternative source of Herb collecting. (Note: Completion of the Diamond in the Rough quest is needed to play.)
  • Stealing Creation - A combat and skilling minigame where you try to produce more sacred clay items than the other team. In the game, you may pickpocket others to gain items from their inventory.
  • Heist - A cops and robbers game where robbers try to secure loot undetected while guards attempt to uncover and arrest the robbers before time runs out. Points earned can be exchanged for bonus experience in thieving and hunter.

Strange rockEdit

Although the examine text of the Thieving strange rock says "borrowed from a pocket" you can obtain it by picking pockets, stealing from stalls, and stealing from chests. They are used to construct the Dahmaroc statue in the Shattered Heart Distraction and Diversion.

Thieves' GuildEdit

The Thieves' Guild is found under a trapdoor north of Lumbridge. Available after completing Buyers and Cellars, players could additionally do capers to expand the guild. There are coshing volunteers and an advanced pickpocketing trainer (despite the title) available for blackjacking (a rubber blackjack, bought from Dodgy Derek's Dirty Deals in the guild, is required) and pickpocketing volunteers and a pickpocketing trainer for pickpocketing, as well as wall safes, locked doors and chests.

All thieving done inside the guild would not yield any material gain. Players instead gain hanky points that could be traded in for more experience. Negligible damage is done when failing to pickpocket or knock out NPCs, and the trap under wall safes consists of rubber spikes.

TriviaEdit

  • The door in Port Sarim's jail can be picked from the inside. The door is available to all players. Any player can pick the door by talking to Shantay. This is done by telling him you are an outlaw. Shantay will send you to his jail, and when the player refuses to pay the fee to leave the jail he/she will be sent to Port Sarim jail.
  • When you get a level-up on Thieving under level 50, the music sounds like a part of the Mission Impossible theme.
  • When you complete While Guthix Sleeps, and you use one of your 100k xp on thieving you get the message: "You feel your respect for others' property slipping away." The same message appears when you receive Thieving experience from the Tears of Guthix D&D, and when you receive exp in thieving from the seasonal guthix butterflies.
  • If you get stunned while pickpocketing, even if your character isn't wielding a shield, your character does the defending animation as if the character was equipping a shield.
  • A player with 95 Thieving, wearing gloves of silence and an Ardougne cloak 3, will never fail to pickpocket certain NPC's such as Master Farmers and Knights of Ardougne.
  • If a player attacks an NPC, quickly pickpockets them and fail, the NPC will do stun and damage as usual but becomes non-aggressive.
  • Since thievable NPCs perform their attack animations when they stun a player after catching them stealing, gnomes with bows stun players by firing an arrow at them.
  • After the EoC update, players (when stunned) can use Freedom to prevent waiting for the player to come back to their senses. However, one still may not pickpocket again until the time at which the normal stun duration would have ended.

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