Active Ability details for Steal  

Jobs/Level:Thief, lvl 5
MP cost:0
Reuse:5 Minutes
Cast time:Instant
Target Type:Single
Description:Chance to steal an item from the enemy.

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Steal + Aura Steal
# Jul 09 2007 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
You have to be 75 to unlock Aura Steal, but when i got it i went from using Steal once every blue-moon to using it everytime its up. Steal = fun again!
Rogue's ring
# Jul 04 2006 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
maybe i missed someone explaining this already but

the latent effect on the lv50 rings is low HP
Everything about Steal
# Feb 17 2006 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
*Level of THF job in relation to mob (big success increase as mob becomes EM or less)
*Steal+ gear (especially important vs. EM or higher, but also very useful for anything that gives exp and possibly TW+)
*Positioning around mob (being behind helps, but only if the mob is Sight-based.)
*Hide (pretty sure only if Rogue Ring is equipped)
*Moon phase. Full moon good, New moon bad.

Things I haven't tested:
*In or out of combat, but from experience i'd say this isn't a factor. Although I could see an out-of-combat steal vs and unagroing Sound-based mob helping your success.
*sleeping mob. If it is true, it would help get a much needed edge over Sound-based mobs.
# Dec 06 2005 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
So, I read up on the Rogue's Ring an heard that Hide brings out the latent effect. It makes sence to me. Reading this I thought Hide may up the Chance to steal from a mob. I tried this last night in Yuhtunga Jungle at the Ifrits Cauldron Zone, using Hide right before I used Steal. My success rate was 80-85%. I am not honestly sure if I was lucky, or Hide helped me (my normal success rate is about 60%).

Anyone have any thoughts on this, has anyone tried this before?
A few random thoughts about Steal
# Nov 16 2005 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
487 posts
1) Steal is the ability to get items from mobs, and your best bet for stealing is from beastmen (gobs, yags, orcs and NMs), all of which will provide you with a steady stream of plain, silver, mythril, gold or platinum beastcoins. But you can steal from many other mobs.

2) INT does not help steal. Interview with SE confirmed this. Probably does help with coffer and chest picking.

3) + Steal: Rabbit charm; AF gear; thief's kotes (lvl 70), rogue's ring (activate when in red if I recall correctly). Do the quest in Bastok for the key ring belt (Steal +1, plus skele keys on demand). Bart's Knife.

4) Had more success with stealing when in battle with the mob. Definite increase in drop rate. Rate of success drops rapidly when mob's level is greater than thief's level.

5) On thief forum, I posted a question on what helps, and the only answer I got that seems to make sense is a greater percentage of steals on earthday. As I seem to recall, steal is a wind-based ability, so if earthday is good for results, iceday is probably crappy.

6) Once one thief successfully steals from the mob, that depletes its inventory of snatchable stuff; second thief trying to steal from the same mob will come up empty.

7) To know when steal or mug are available again, use Recast: My recast macro was:

/recast "Steal"
/recast "Mug"
/recast "Flee"
/recast "Sneak Attack"
/recast "Trick Attack"
/recast "Perfect Dodge"

Edited, Apr 19th 2008 5:54pm by CRJR
Zaub of Bastok/Cerberus:
Taru, 17/20@90
Bone 100+3+Sign/Leather 60+1
Alch/Wood/Cook/Cloth/Smith/Goldsmith 60
GS 51/Smith 53/Fishing 29
Stealing what
# Oct 08 2005 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
34 posts
Stealing is for Items
Mug is for gil
I am running around Giddius getting Yag necklesses ALOT I'm a level 17 thief and this is my success rate for drops and steals 56/64 yagudo neckless' Steal 26/34 (first number being success second being times tried). I have also red on this site and killing ifrit that the phases of the moon affect drops as well. I don't know if it's try but I'm tring it out. Hope this helped.
Confirmation plz
# Sep 29 2005 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
Tons of good feedback here, however i see one question unadressed that i would like confirmed. What stat governs Steal>.> I have a 73RDM bud that says he ran into a site that confirmed it was INT based,giving taru thf's and defenite easier time with Maat fight. Please someone confirm this "only" if u know for sure :P thanks
MY TAIL!!!!!!!!!!
# Sep 28 2005 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
40 posts
Once I used steal on a Rock Lizard in Bastok and i got a Lizard Tail. Now, I want you to imagine what that would look like.

Darkshogun uses steal.
Darkshogun obtains Lizard Tail.

Lizard bleeds uncontrollably from ***.
Lizard crys.

EDIT: Stupid colors >.<

Edited, Wed Sep 28 02:23:02 2005
RE: MY TAIL!!!!!!!!!!
# May 30 2006 at 5:47 AM Rating: Excellent
437 posts
This actually happened:

Galka uses Steal. (from behind)
Galka obtains a Lizard Egg.
Galka uses a Lizard Egg.
Galka: Hahaha, I ate your baby!
Rest of party: =O
whats Steals attribute?
# Sep 25 2005 at 3:54 AM Rating: Default
if anyone can help me, im looking for the governing attribute Steal works with, being most likely either AGI, DEX, or INT. information can be sent to EHLRONTAY@AOL.com
Stealing in party... BOoYAA
# Aug 27 2005 at 9:45 PM Rating: Decent
Steal is one of the best traits ever... i'm a THF 54 right now and my static party is fighting spiders. During battle I can use steal and have a chance at stealing spider webs wich sell for a lot. Also another thing my 64 THF friend fights high lvl beastmen in his party wich he can steal gold beastcoins from. So as a suggestions to THF's use steal in partys to make lots of gil!!
Am I the Only One?
# Jun 22 2005 at 5:27 AM Rating: Default
Steal has NEVER ONCE worked for me whether I use it as Thf main or Thf sub. WTF???
These are the words of the Pharaoh. Pharaoh's word is Law. So let it be written. So shall it be DONE!
Stealing from tigers
# May 13 2005 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
202 posts
One thing I thought was interesting was that when you steal from tigers, depending on what area the tiger is in, you can get different items. For instance, tigers in Jugner Forest yield G.Sheep Meat, tigers in Battalia Downs yield land crab meat, and tigers in Sauromougue Champaign yield cockatrice meat. I guess they're trying to show you what the tiger eats in each area.
# Mar 22 2005 at 5:31 AM Rating: Decent
any1 noe nething bout the rumor of "Steal" decreasing the drop rate of Rare items for example, Leaping boots & Emperors Hairpin?
Sneak Attack + Steal...?
# Feb 05 2005 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
972 posts
So I am a 55SAM/WAR, but I farm with a THF sub for obvious reasons. Whenever I am going to steal from a mob, I always try to approach from behind, and have Sneak Attack activated. I have never really taken down any stats or gone through and methodically tested this, but it definitely SEEMS to me that SA and approaching from behind increases my success rate with steal. I have also noticed that what day it is seems to have a very dramatic effect on success rate as well. Has anyone else noticed any of these things? Just thought I would toss it out there for everyone to ponder and maybe try themselves. Next time I make a serious farming run, I will try to pin down what days seem good and what days seem not-so-good.

edit: changed some wording

Edited, Sat Feb 5 17:03:25 2005
Formerly Valhallodin of HouseAtreides on Caitsith
Caitsith - San d'Oria - 75SAM - 75RNG - 65WAR - 45THF - 44PLD - 40NIN - 36BLU - 30DRG

nothing from lizzys
# Jan 28 2005 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
83 posts
Has anyone been able to steal from a lizard? I was in a party in the Dunes last night for about 5 hours real time. We were only fighting lizards and I tried to steal everytime never to succeed!!

Of course I've had success with other mobs, esp. Goblins. I have not found any pattern as far as stealing before aggro, from side, behind or before or after monster swings...

4 leaf mandragora bud sounds interesting...

RE: nothing from lizzys
# Feb 10 2005 at 3:57 AM Rating: Decent
39 posts
4 leaf mandragora bud is for the same quest in windhurst as the cornette quest. he will give you 120gil for it i believe. he also takes yughantan sulfur for 250gil.
What you steal?
# Nov 17 2004 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
Does anybody know how the item you steal is edtermined? For example, would it always be the same on a monster that drops three or four different items? Just wondering.
Steal + 4 Leaf Bud
# Nov 16 2004 at 4:55 AM Rating: Decent
I just recently started Thief, and I just happened to have a 4 leaf mandragora bud handy. After eating one, I can definately say it increases the success rate of steal.
SE - no stats affect Steal
# Sep 01 2004 at 12:28 AM Rating: Decent
8) As mentioned before: What status (if any) effect Steal and Mug success
(Dex, Agi,Int,etc..) -Xarddrax

The success rate of Steal and Mug is affected by certain equipment, and
is not affected by attributes.

- http://ffo.warcry.com/scripts/columns/view_section.phtml?site=21&id=306

I've also heard that stealing while the enemy isn't aggressive toward you can increase your chances.
# Jul 13 2004 at 3:01 AM Rating: Default
... Ok

It initiates combat wether you fail or succeed
The exact stats that affect it are unknown, but the chance goes up with level
It steal gil not items
It has a chance to steal from basically any monster with few exceptions
Position does affect chance
Time it during combat for during there attack will raise chances
RE: depends
# Jul 31 2004 at 4:44 AM Rating: Decent
It steal gil not items

No, it does still items, mug steals gil, get it right.
Too bad..
# Jun 13 2004 at 12:05 AM Rating: Good
2,389 posts
Too bad you can't steal the enemy's weapon so it can't kill your party ;)

Edited, Sun Jun 13 01:06:09 2004
Plucking Chickens
# Mar 24 2004 at 10:03 AM Rating: Default
You can steal from Birds. I plucked a few feathers from birds in Lathiene.

5 mins waiting time...
# Mar 20 2004 at 6:38 AM Rating: Decent
375 posts
is there a way to macro steal so when u use it, it gives an echo message when u can use is again 5 mins later?
the /wait macro line can only be 20 secs max. so that aint going to work i think. any other commands that makes it able to wait 5 mins?
# Feb 28 2004 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
Just as a note, stealing and drops are not associated at all. For example, I can steal honey off of bees, and still have them drop honey. They will never drop two honeys regularly. So stealing doesn't "exhaust" the enemy's items. Your pt shouldn't get mad at you for using it (unless they're just jealous...).
stats of steal ability
# Feb 12 2004 at 12:22 AM Rating: Decent
what i would like to know is what stats affect STEAL. i have read on some posts agility, and even intelligence (though this seems doubtful.) i have tried DEX and AGI boost items but don't seem to notice more successes in steal. do we get a set number of STEAL ability at certain levels and only rabbit charm (lvl 7) or thief's gloves (only available to thfs of very high lvls) can boost it? any info would be appreciated.
thiefy groups
# Feb 10 2004 at 8:32 AM Rating: Default
bein a thief that runs with other thieves, i have noticed one thing. thieves to the side and rear of the... ahem... victem have a higher success rate at stealing than a thief directly in front of the mob. this could either be the result of location to the mob or just that the mob's current target has a reduced chance. my two gil...

Seraph server
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