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This papyrus scroll reads: "The bearer of this document has proven excellence in the ways of the thief."

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# Dec 18 2008 at 8:41 AM Rating: Decent
After several wasted tests (a least 10) i decied it was time to beat maat to a pulp. i studied up and dished out the gil for all the gear that id would need ie blink band, opo opo necklass high pots and the like. i even bought a shield which i never use (shield skill 48). I macroed all my fight ing gear so i could try a steal attempt before i fought. had +10 steal everything but the af feet( which i still want if ur on shiva). got in used sleeping pots and RR and every thing else (food and drinks and such). ran in used sa which never seems to work on maat for some reason. I engaged the imediatly stole and then quickly hit my gear macros. after all the gil spent and prep work and about 10 secs (some lag) after i hit my macro it says "you stole a warp scroll from Maat". i just was happy to win idk what it cost me.

o btw for all the people out there who say stealing the win is "low road", we are theif's thats what we do. just because u can kill something cause u have the gilz to buy say 10 X pot +1's doesn't mean u have a lot of skill it just means you have money to burn. you wouldn't think less of a smn who uses at pet in the fight so why cant the thf steal. i spent countless hours farming tests (if you have any questions by all means ask im prolly like 12-13 for 100) and countless fruitless hours lfp to get here. so anyway you win u deserve it and dont let anyone tell u different
stealing tests
# Nov 21 2008 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
1st test steal +5 counting rouges ring 5-10 attempts on tonberry shadowers no sata not engaged.

2nd test same gear first no sata not engaged

3rd test forgot i had broken test in inv for the fisrt 20ish attempts but i bought a rabbit charm for +1 steal. 0/40 not counting the 20 with test in inv. ive tried engaged ive tried hidin ive tried SATA and every combanation of those.
I pretty sure its just luck and mine sucks.

***edit engaged ep shadower till my hp was in the red got my third test.

* note on maat save perfect dodge for after RR he will open with auran fist 90% of the time.

Edited, Nov 22nd 2008 3:15am by paldun
# Aug 14 2007 at 8:13 AM Rating: Decent
Was helping a LS friend get his WHM AF gear in beadeaux as a THF 45 (not knowing that TH2 doesn't help with EX drops) and stole this from a quadav on second attempt!

Didn't know what it was until i looked it up and saw all the messages from frustrated high level THFs who have been spending hours getting it.

I laughed.
stupid test
# Jul 24 2007 at 6:40 AM Rating: Decent
20 posts
moved post to the thief forum.

Edited, Aug 6th 2007 2:59pm by sevvered
# Jun 09 2007 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
33 posts
0/17 so far.. First 0/8 were off Tonberry Persuers in Uggalepih Temple, other 9 failed attempts so far were off Tonberry Shadowers in Yhoatar Jungle, first i was just steal/hide now i'm trying the "SaTa" theory, last 5 mobs still no luck, Have +9 steal from all af cept body, ring with latent effect on, and key ring belt. Stole 3/3 gold beastcoins from Tonberry Choppers to make sure my steal wasn't broken, can't belive the rate this thing has. CRAP!
Stealrate sucks on Darksday
# Apr 24 2007 at 6:37 PM Rating: Decent
I was stealing 3-5 times on Darksday. then Firesday came. instead of just stealing I engaged in AutoAttack and Stole. And I finally got 1.

No Guarantee this is true. Just a theory here.

Melee style
# Feb 28 2007 at 7:34 PM Rating: Decent
Because I couldn't find a good place to describe the thf maat fight (that someone would actually read), I decided to post it here.

Like Xnigelx said, it really is easier just to beat the crap out of the old man. The first time I went in I was able to try stealing twice (after reraising) But failed both times. Buuuut I did notice how easy it would have been just to kill him with a little more preperation.

I got a new Thief's testimony from the Goblin Bandits in Cape Terrigan using the steal, flee, hide method, then got ready for my second fight. For my fight I only grabbed 4 hi potions, 1 icarus wing, and a blink band (due to lack of money and space); and if you do it right thats all you should need. Spartan Hoplon and Opo-opo necklace may be a little overkill. Don't forget some good food as well. I recommend squid, tuna, or sole sushi for possible accuracy, Dex, Agi, Chr, and Str bonuses

It is important to have a relatively high level of evasion skill, along with other evasion equipment. My evasion skill happened to be 20 below cap and my gear gave a total of +7 evasion skill, +25 evasion bonus.
(+Evasion skill > +Evasion)

As for the fight itself, enter, buff up with blink band, spartan hoplon, opo-opo necklace, Food, and whatever else you happen to have, then switch back to your fighting gear and start moving. In case you weren't aware, Maat will not attack you until you attack him, so you are able to sneak attack. If at this point you had used the opo necklace, stack Dancing edge with sneak attack-- otherwise just do it regularly. With your evasion equipment and buffs he shouldn't be able to deal out enough damage to be a huge problem early on. It is best to use your hi pots as he deals damage to you: so that you don't get in over your head. As soon as you gain 100tp use Dancing Edge again. BUT BE CAREFUL! At some point in the fight Maat will use Perfect Dodge and you don't want to waste your weapon skill. As soon as Maat uses Perfect Dodge, untarget him, throw up flee, and run in wide circles around the ring. It is entirely possible to stay away from every single attack in this way until his Perfect Dodge wears off. Once it does its back to the stabbing! Wait until you get another 100tp, use Dancing Edge, then use your icarus wing and do it again! He should be dead at this point. If not he will be soon ^^

**Things to note**
-From what I can tell Maat will not use Asuran fists until you are past the 5 minute point of the fight. Try not to let it take that long
-I completely forgot to use my 2 hour during the fight, use it as you see fit
-I did not bother to test how well marksmanship works against Maat. You might try it ^^
-The opo necklace and sleep potions may put you past the 5 minute point and you'll have to deal with asuran fists
-AN ICARUS WING GIVES YOU MEDICATED STATUS! Therefor, you will not be able to use another icarus wing or any other medication for quite awhile after using one. Save it for last

I probably forgot something... if you have a question go ahead and ask, i'll reply if i remember to check this post again hehe.

Good luck fellow Thieves!


Edited, Mar 7th 2007 9:51pm by Clawss

Edited, Mar 7th 2007 9:51pm by Clawss
Melee style
# Jun 18 2007 at 1:56 AM Rating: Decent
Thanks for the tips, worked well.
Thief test: 1/4: Cape terrigan(SA/tonko, attack, fight a bit, macro steal+ gear, steal, hide (if no good).

Here's what I used/did: 1/1 on Maat:
Hedgehog pie: HP+55, STR+, Accy bonus+?... (Tavz taco (+def) might work too)
vile elixar+1: (used it but won right after)
Hi-Potion+2/normal: 10+ or so used.
Acid/blind/venom bolts (bloody didn't land)(missed alot).
Perk au lait: +4/hp regen/10 mins.
I got skill ups for evasion.
Scorp harness/emp pin/Cassie earring (-mp+HP) mp+3/hp+2/crit+1/dagger+1 merits.
Didn't WS at all, he perfect dodge as i hit DE (ok.. right before i hit macro).
When he hit perfect dodge, i Flee (AF) and ran around the circle.
He quit at about 20% i think, i didn't kill him...
Good luck!!
finally stole from that old man
# Feb 18 2007 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
Took me 6 tries. Farming test is was easiest to get in Cape Terrigan by far off of Goblin Bandits. I always was engaged when stealing. Also have every piece of +steal gear you can get. When i beat Maat time was around 20:00(VD) Lightningsday New Moon (2%). GL!
maat fight 1/6 and a broken keyboard
# Jan 22 2007 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
Maat, lol i feel like such a dumbass now, first 5 times i tried the steal method, and broke my keyboard in the process. skip the stealing!!!, just bash his head in, its much easier. my fight went like this. start by equiping the opo opo necklace and blink band(hopefully u already have ur spartan hoplan{shield} equiped), sleep potion x4 instant reraiser, sole sushi,periskos au lait, blink band, run behind maat, use ur spartan hoplan, then sneak attack him. he wont move until u do the first attack. after the sneak attack(should hit around 200) use DE. if he DOESNT perfect dodge, use the icarus wing and DE again. if he does perfect dodge, flee and run the outside of the ring till flee wares, then perfect dodge when he catches up, wait for 100% tp, DE and then congratz, u owned maat^^.

for those that dont kno what DE is, its dancing edge lol

btw bring like 8 hi-potions with u in case u get some damage put on u, which u will. i used my first one after i did the flee thing when he perfect dodge. after that i used one every time i got under 700 HP. IF U CHAIN THE HI POTIONS FAST, U WILL NOT HAVE TIME TO THROW ATTACKS IN BETWEEN POTIONS!
oh yea, the part that really @#%^s u up is panicing, dont panic. GL!!!

PS. i found it easiest to steal the Thief's Testimony from Platinum Quadavs in Beadeaux the platinum Quadavs in Qulun Dome are higher LVL, hence making them harder to steal from.

Here is a nice video of the fight.. the right way

Edited, Jan 22nd 2007 3:11pm by Xnigelx
wOOt!! beat Matt.
# Jan 19 2007 at 6:58 AM Rating: Decent
WiLL anywayz, i had to go throw like the 8th testimony i had to get to do my so-call G-5 lv 70 limite break quest. it was pissing me off. ><... but yeah i kick matt ***...will i stole from him... /chree

1st steal fail... than i fight him like a lil.. than i flee made him ran after me til my flee wear off, than he killed me /cry ><.
than RR <re-raise> and waited to steal wild healing than got hp to about 63% than SA <sneak atk> / pefect doge / hide/ engage matt with sneak atk from behind... than he Asuara fist me ....wilde he was doing that i hit marcro to steal. wOOt i stole a warp scrool from matt... i just wantted to say thank too all the post... and hope that thise would help someone out....


lv 70 Thf/Nin
# Oct 10 2006 at 3:48 AM Rating: Decent
1/3 got the instant warp... and I used to get out from there...

Nobody told me about given this s%^t to the old man /sigh
How to steal from maat
# Sep 23 2006 at 10:46 AM Rating: Default
First you should know that all the steal + gear you get the better. But let me show you how i did it. Quick and easy, just get the following gear:

Rogue's Bonnet (AF)= Steal +1
Thief's Kote = Steal +3
Rogue's Culotte (AF) = Steal +1
Rogue's Poulaines (AF)= Steal +2
Rogue's Ring = Steal +3
Key Ring Belt = Steal +1

Total = Steal + 11

Cost of all the gear, lets see.. The af is free. The Kote is about 20k,and the ring is also cheap, but depending on server it varies with price. The key Ring belt is a rare/ex questable item in Bastok, that dispenses skeleton keys. There is also the Rabbit Charm = Steal +1. But that is optional, if your lucky enough to have gotten drop, or bought it w/e.I dont see this as a necessity more like a luxury. Total cost of gear max of 100k (not including charm).

You should get the Testimony no problem with all this gear equipped, and the maat fight should be a joke. No need to spend money on items or anything. Heres how my maat fight went, I went in. Started to fight him, got tp to 100 used it. I was in orange health he was about half, i used steal, got the warp scroll. In -> out -> done -> woot i wooped maat. Congratulations! I would suggest waiting a while before you steal because, although the latent effect's activation has not been proven, youd be safer using it at lower hp because alot of latent effect gear works that way. If by chance your steal fails, consider the fight done, Perfect Dodge + warp cudgel and get out, no point staying around to loose xp. Go find another Test, rinse and repeat. Hope this guide helps my fellow Thiefs, much <3.

Thief Maat Fight
# Aug 25 2006 at 10:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I am 1/3 on the maat fight.. the 1st two times I just ran in used steal, died, Reraised, waited, and tired steal again. All attempts failed.

Then I tried to actually kill him. I got the lvl 55 shield that gives phalanax (Spartan Hoplon), a oop-poo necklace for TP while sleeping, 1 icerus wing, and 10 hi-potions. In total i spent about 150k but will get 40k back from the necklace reselling.

I went in and fought him, starting off with SA + SC and used the I-Wing then didng 2nd WS. Beat Maat down to 40% while spaming hi-potions. when I ran out of potions Maat was at 40% hp. I hit steal and stole the scroll. ^^ If I brought 1 more I-wing and 5-10 more hi-potions I would have been able to beat maat to death easy. (I saw a video where a thf won by doing this).

Please note my marksmenship is underleveled and I did not use it at all, but sleep bolts would have helped alot in killing maat.

Hope this helps those who feel stuck with failed steals.

P.S. Dont go into the fight with a warp scroll... you gotta steal one from him and they are rare/ex... you will end up failing every steal. (never did this, but almost did once)

# Aug 02 2006 at 2:59 AM Rating: Decent
This is probably just luck, but for all the testimonies I've stolen I've been engaged, when I'm not engaged I've had dozens upon dozens of unsuccesful steals.
# Jun 24 2006 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
i only had +5 steal and ran in sata hide ran behind him and steal bamm! warp scroll ^_^

Edited, Sat Jun 24 14:26:02 2006
# Apr 15 2006 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
ok so i went to do maat as 67thf i missed 1st steal manage to get around till 2nd steal and i got the scroll but he killed me as i stole it so i reraised and used it but hes not saying i beat him anyone else have this happen?
# Feb 25 2006 at 1:05 AM Rating: Decent
hiya everyone, well i dont want to be a cry baby but 0/11 on Maat ; ; I have +8(+3latent) and +11 int. i get the steal off all the mobs i can steal from, just not Maat (Y-Y) i've tried every thing so far except that sata+steal. . . even though idk how thats suppost to work. I guess its all luck now. ; ;
RE: /cry
# Mar 08 2006 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
read my post below yours and see if it works for you
fighting Maat as THF
# Feb 05 2006 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
I was 0/5 on <steal>'s against Maat and was really starting to become annoyed when the wierdest thing happened to me...

I seemed to be the most successful stealing testimonies at Cape Teriggan. I went as 69thf/25whm, outpost warp, cast blink, sneak/invis and run out to a Goblin Bandit, SATA (just cuz i read that it helps...) then steal. Everytime i went to get another test it never took more that 5 attempts.

But, on my last BC run against Maat, something very weird happended. I went in to the BC w/ mostly +eva and +vit gear (i had gear in my mh from nin and pld), casted reraise, ran into the circle, SATA and attempt to steal...failed...then kited Maat for as long as possible using Flee, then made sure i died in back of cave where u first enter. Maat runs back out to the cirlce and i waited until 2mins and 58 seconds to reraise. i did this because at the time i thought that Maat would insteantly come after me when i used rr, my plan was to 2hr then try to steal again. But after rr i seemed to shed all hate, Maat's name was white again so i just rested until the steal timer was ready then ran out to him and SATA steal again and this is when it happened...I failed the steal for the second time in this battle and Maat used Asuran Fists and instantly killed me. As i'm lying on the ground just before i get zoned back out to Palborough Mines, Maat said something about him being impressed with my skill and that i have come a long way and everything. then i get zoned out to a different BC exit than i did every other time i lost. at this point i still didn't think i won this because i never successfuly stole the warp scroll from Maat, so i went and farmed another THF test. when i got back to Maat in Ru'Lude Gardens nothing would happen when i traded the test to him, so i spoke with him and got the CS which completed Genkai 5 ^_^

i was so excited that i was done with it but i still don't know exactly what i did to win. please try out this strategy and reply to this post if u have the same or even different results.

am going for my 10th go at maat tonight
# Dec 08 2005 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
any suggestions, have steal +7 and as you see, no luck yet, ive tried hide steal, invis steal, sneak invis steal, use reraise pin and try two times every go. I am tired of seeing <Asuran Fists> to my face though /cry.

The two places Ive stolen these at that I consider as good farming for them are Labrinth of Onzozo at the Ose area and Cape Terrigan on the way to Cloister of Gales.

Anyway GL to all, going to try SATA hide steal tonight, maybe my 19th attempt to steal from maat will work /cry.
15-16 Plats / no steal @.@!?!
# Dec 05 2005 at 7:08 AM Rating: Decent
No they didn’t delete it but in my personal onion, [/Red]Platinum Quads really f’ing suck[Red]. On my very first try I got the steal and was like “OMG SWEET @>@!!”, but as you all know….. Who has been able to beat Maat on their first try? Needless to say I had to come back. As in a group for 3hours (15-16 Plats / no steal), and I have every steal + item:


But on my [/Red]last[Red] try for the night I finally got it ; ;

Edited, Mon Dec 5 07:09:48 2005
screw this
# Oct 07 2005 at 4:57 AM Rating: Decent
been at getting my thf test in beadeux for about 2 1/2 hrs now have every steal+ armor you can have thf kote AF rogues ring and still no test. did they delete the damn thing?
# Oct 01 2005 at 9:37 AM Rating: Default
1,137 posts
I have been trying to steal this for close to 4 hours now. After 30+ failed steals, I noticed that I still had the last one in my inv (when you lose to Maat, a "broken" testi stays in inv). This item is rare/ex, so if ANY form of the THF testi is in your inv you cannot steal it. Be careful of this. I almost ate my keyboard.
RE: Gah!
# Oct 01 2005 at 9:44 AM Rating: Default
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Also, I found that the safest place to steal these are in Cape Terrigan. There are 3 goblin bandits that run around G/H-8, a zone is close, and you can easily outpost warp here (outpost is at G8).
First try
# Sep 29 2005 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
43 posts
I just stole one of these first try on plat. quad in qulun dome with steal +3 as 57THF/WAR...was there hunting keys and getting drk AF item.....dont need it yet, but WOOT nonetheless lol.
That bad of a steal rate?
# Sep 21 2005 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
456 posts
It can't be that bad, I remember stealing 1-2 testimonies per exp party in Labyrinth of Onzozo, and I had thf *subbed*.
Steal Record: 1/1
# Sep 20 2005 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
450 posts
I got mine off my very first attempt to steal off of a Platinum Quadav. I plan on using it tonight ^^

My luck was great; I know of a thief that's gone 0/115...and counting...
RE: Steal Record: 1/1
# Sep 24 2005 at 10:34 AM Rating: Decent
90 posts
0/115? O_O I've stolen like 5 of these from Platinum Quadavs as RNG64/THF30 lol
(SATA + Steal helps)
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