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#227 Sep 04 2006 at 1:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Well this is definitely going to help me later on in my THF career.
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#228 Nov 10 2006 at 5:10 PM Rating: Decent
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a commment on Davoi coffer, used thf tools 2x failed and weekend, used 1x skellition key opend:) did this at lvl50
#229 Nov 18 2006 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
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LMAO!!! yes!!!! i am on the top floor of castle oztroja right now.... been here for about 45 mins, coffer popped while reading this forum, so i had to post, got the AF legs in one try, im lvl 54 atm. yesterday i got the AF hands
at lvl 51. btw, very good guide. hopefully my pick just now will help u with ur guide d(^.^)b
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#230 Nov 24 2006 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Davoi area Coffers, first Attempt 7-Thiefs Tools Ended up with mimic
Second attempt 3-Living Keys Success Got old gauntlets
LVL 50 Thf/Nin had 2 ermites rings on for int boost and +18 to dex
Hope that helps
#231 Dec 09 2006 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
Wow, nice info, rate up!
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#232 Mar 23 2007 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I find its fun. i do equp gear with INT+ tho like galka rse.
sofar i have found only one mimic out of arounf 30 coffers last night doing the AF gloves. :)
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Edited, Mar 23rd 2007 11:32pm by RockieXI
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#233 Jun 04 2007 at 8:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone know how long it would take a chest to respawn after trying to pick and getting weakness as a result?
#234 Jun 14 2007 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
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now i realise this topic is several years old probley not read much any more but it's on a topic i'm interested in i'm curretly lv 71 pld on ragnorok server and i make skeleton keys but hard to sell in AH i was woundering if any thiefs that wanna hunt coffers with me i can probley kill mimics with /war or /rdm and willing to go any area they feel get the best non quest coffers in game name is Sonduck i provide the keys split profets on a nagotiable basis
#235 Oct 04 2007 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Well it has been a long time since anybody has posted in this thread so I thought I would post something in this one I had started playing this game awhile back like sometime in '04 but then stopped playing because I was in the military and now after about 2 years of not playing I came back to this game in the middle of June I have raised my character job levels and even got a few adv. jobs and just ordered the two expansions but I just want to know when are the first places you can start Lockpicking at because I know this is a good way to make money and I dont know how to make much besides selling crystals and get the very few and far between drops from mobs. I am a 30THF/15WAR so anyone want to help me out please.
#237 Nov 08 2007 at 11:47 AM Rating: Good
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It could be just me, but in Sea Serpent Grotto my 70THF had such a hard time successfully picking the Treasure Chest, but no trouble on pick locking coffers. So far I'm like 1/5 on Treasure Chest and 4/4 Coffer. I wonder if anyone else have had that trouble or I just have bad luck with that chest.
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#238 Apr 18 2008 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Really a necro-post, but for what it's worth: There is a very simple Bastok quest that gives you a key belt. Not only does the belt belong in your "steal" set-up (+1 "Steal"), it also dispenses 5 skeleton keys. Forget if repeatable, but I usually bring the belt with me any time I am in classic areas of the game or in sky.
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#239 Oct 29 2008 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok, this thread is extremely old but i figured from a dumb argument i had in-game i'd post about lockpicking.

It's been about 4 years since the little mysteries that have gone on and on have been proven/disproven, I.E. 4leaf bud = no treasure hunter, using trump crown doesn't increase chance on getting uber loot. etc. etc. etc. Now the fact that people are still dumbfounded when it comes to lockpicking, here's some info.

I have been a thief75 for almost 2years, and i have a seperate account with a 70thf on it (i really like thf) i have picked probably around 300 coffers and god knows how many chests, the coffers mainly i've picked them for maps, AF, because they're there and give more money that my thf's tools (yes i've always used theifs tools except the 5 that came with my key ring belt) and i have never seen a mimic, although i have gotten weakened a few times. idk if it's just luck i get weakened instead of mimic, but the fact is i use INT. gear macro that i carry with me 24/7 when i'm using thf.

Think about it.. even the THF AF has int on it, for a thf int is useless, the only weapon skills it modifies is Gust slash and Cyclone, which you get well before you can wear this af. gust slash as we know is useless after 30, and cyclone is pretty much useless unless you wanna kill like 10 mobs at once cuz you don't know which one is PH for a NM. But notice how the top 3 stats on a thf (unless you're galka...) are Dex#1, Agi#2, *INT#3*.... (with not SJ) why not CHR? chr modifies dancing edge.. so don't tell me the int boost and the int on AF is for weapon skills, since CHR is the lowest stat you get next to mnd, which are lower by a huge ammount.


Every AF in this game, has a use cooresponding to the job that can wear it. some gear, i know, ppl say "wtf why parrying skill.. i'm a sam who the f. cares.." and stuff like that. obviously stats like these are shown plain as day why you have them, INT on a thf however would be all but useless unless they did effect something.

I know for a fact INT effects lockpicking because i have stuck with it my entire theif's life of lockpicking after hearing about it in-game. SE never released anything saying nothing effects lockpicking, my success rate on coffers, is incredible.

i know many other thf's one of which i just got done hearing how much more they know about thf than me because they've been playing thf75 for almost a month and they read on alla that INT does not effect lockpicking, yet they tell me they got a mimic here, they got killed here from a mimic, oh they tried that 3 times, twice they got a mimic, etc. etc. etc... Listen, 300+ coffers, never got a mimic, never left it alone til i got it open except the rare occasion i only have 1 or 2 keys on me and i fail 1 or 2 times. at 75, i normally pop a coffer 99% of the time, chests about the same, doors i have a little more trouble with rarely, probably 2/5 times i'll need to use a couple tools to open, like the gates in Arrapago reef and such.

But this has always, and will always be done with int+ gear, i have 2 rings, 2 earrings, head AF, belt, back, feet, legs, hands, body, and neck all macro'd in 2 macros i click before i clicky my pop macro. i've never tried without the int but with it i have +26 INT. without +0int, and i don't plan on not using the int gear to prove me right because i don't feel like popping a mimic.

Anyways i have always picked things, normally trash coffer keys unless i know i'm gonna need for AF for another job, i pick coffers in newton while mining because i get about 8xgil that 1 tool costs so, why not? newton i've always had the worst luck with too, most of the time 1 try but about 30-35% of the time it takes me 2-4 tries. i rarely even get the weakened status, but obviously alot more than mimc.. since the only mimic i've ever seen was from that BCNM50, i'm pretty sure that's it tho.

So go INT macro for lockpicking, use the lvl guide (i never really picked any coffers except my AF til i got around 70 and thought castle oztroja still dropped astral rings... took about 20 coffers before i realized they didn't >.<) <use the lvl guide to decide where to go, and don't listen to these ppl who say "SE released this saying that your wrong" because SE doesn't release crap about this game, if they did ppl wouldn't be so damned confused!
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#240 Mar 04 2009 at 6:21 AM Rating: Decent
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two skeleton keys used in mon. cavern at level 51 taru thf/whm march 4th 2009
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