Active Ability details for Mug  

Jobs/Level:Thief, lvl 35
MP cost:0
Reuse:15 Minutes
Cast time:Instant
Target Type:Single
Description:Chance to steal Gil from the enemy

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# Jan 01 2007 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
This should be a weapon skill move. I think the more the damage from this weapon skill attack the more the gil it drops but you have to split the gil with the pt. that might make it better wtih the 15minute timer and all.
# Jul 09 2007 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Even with low amount stolen on most mobs, this JA would own if it did dmg too.
# Sep 06 2006 at 11:10 PM Rating: Decent
75 posts
The problem with this ability (and gilfinder for that matter) is it doesn't take into account inflation. You're still mugging for the same ammount even though the gil is worth a lot less. And with the 15 min cooldown, it's kind of pointless. Square really should replace it with some other ability
# May 28 2006 at 5:26 PM Rating: Decent
terrible. THF really got the shortest straw on this one
Mug creates gil, hence inflation.
# Feb 17 2006 at 8:28 PM Rating: Decent
Only purpose this ability has is for claiming NMs. Luckily because this is so useless, i never use it making it always available for use. Thank you SE ^^
# Sep 09 2005 at 11:59 AM Rating: Default
126 posts
Mug was nerfed a while back because people were exploiting it to steal 10k gil every 5 minutes from certain NMs. (Mug + Flee meant even THFs much lower than the NM's could do this). That's 120k gil an hour. (That's not as much now as it used to be, before massive inflation 120k could buy leaping boots). Even now 120k/hr is still pretty awesome. They had to nerf it because THFs were killing the economy... not that I'm blaming them, I would have done the same as THF if I could. It's just something SE had to do.
RE: Ka-Ching!
# Jun 12 2006 at 7:26 PM Rating: Decent
They had to nerf it because THFs were killing the economy.

Bull it was, and still is the gil sellers/buyers killing the economy. And eather way the money was earned, since any 3rd party programs get cault quikly farming that way. And acounds getting band from useing them.

Just a Poor THF word's
# Sep 06 2005 at 7:05 PM Rating: Default
im with u gil is gil! i have a theif mule and any amount i can get will help.
gil is gil
# Aug 09 2005 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
i dont care what u say bout this job ability. gil is gil. but i do agree the recasting time sux a**. but when ur a lvl 32 thief and only having less than 50k and is too lazy and impatient to camp NMs it may help. thats why i want to get lvl 35 soon. maybe u could go to playonline.com and complain to them. so to me Mug is an ability i want cuz ...... GIL IS GIL.

Shiva sever

Edited, Tue Aug 9 16:00:48 2005
# Jul 11 2005 at 10:49 PM Rating: Decent
3,011 posts
This is without a doubt the most worthless ability in the game. Stealing 4-100 gil every 15 minutes is completely pointless. If you could steal 500 every 5 minutes, you'd inflate the economy like crazy. So, this move just has to stay how it is, and suck.
It suck's nuff said!!
# Jun 22 2005 at 4:10 PM Rating: Decent
This ability is pathetic, ridiculous, and otherwise very useless. I dont see the point of square making it so gimped, money is difficult enough to come by as it is. This ability utterly stupidx10 I dispise it! This is only my opinion make your own decision, so don't let my views form yours, because the game is a lovely game.
Verification needed!
# Dec 03 2004 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
Can someone tell me if Mug works in Ballista? What an insult to have a naked level 35+ THF running round nabbing your gil.
RE: Verification needed!
# Jun 16 2005 at 3:28 PM Rating: Default
It can steal up to 10 petras from the other player.

Very nice....

And funny when you are against a theif..

And watch them steal from you team mate

and then you steal the petras back. :D
Cha-ching $_$
# Nov 18 2004 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
There's a BCNM that you can mug over 10k off of. Can't wait until i can fight it :P
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 27 2004 at 11:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) That's it, didn't u read the subject, GAY!
Depends on the mob you try to mug...
# Jul 07 2004 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
586 posts
I've seen a THF Mug over 3000 gil off of Aquarius, the high level crab in the Boyahda Tree. Not bad, but then again how often do you face mobs like Aquarius.
# Apr 27 2004 at 3:17 AM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Bah humbug 15min cooldown...
Ancient Mug
# Mar 20 2004 at 2:20 AM Rating: Decent
863 posts
Actually, this was a 3 minute ability a long time ago I believe, well before the North American version of the game was out. According to the few sources I have, it was regularly thought of as too good, and many thiefs would use it constantly while farming/grouping (and also on a few VERY lucrative unnamed mobs), racking up quite a great deal of cash over time. Square then nerfed it to the rather poor 15 minute timer we have today.

Edited, Sat Mar 20 02:22:10 2004
# Feb 25 2004 at 2:03 PM Rating: Default
i can make more money than this gives just by killing a too weak to be worthwhile mob, i could see if the recast time was 1 minute, but 15 minutes? i'm not even gonna macro this piece of crap ability, square needs to do something about that in their next update, should be that you can steal 500 gil every 15 mins.
RE: stupid
# May 09 2004 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
I agree with you make it steal 500-2000 gil every 15min I mean come on.

You are totally right 15min for 7-20 gil it sjust stupid with the cool down on it.

It should be back to 3min hell 5min to macro it to stealSince we have to wait for steal anyways.
5min is a perfect time for how little you get money.
RE: stupid
# Apr 03 2004 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
Using this on any creature doesn't guarantee stacks of $100 bills or mountains of gold coins. You gotta know what types to steal from to make this ability worthwhile. Most money Ive ever Mugged is 112g. Now some may say thats not worth it but that is 112g you didnt have before that...thats a chocobo ride.

If you just put steal and mug on the same macro just to make sure you mug as often as you can, you'll more than make up for chocobo costs. (excluding jeuno chocobo's of course ><)
# Feb 11 2004 at 3:58 PM Rating: Default
u can mug up to 5k gil off of a Behemoth :)
lvl+ mob -> mug money+
# Feb 10 2004 at 3:13 AM Rating: Decent
1,158 posts
the amount of gill u can mug depends on how hard mob is and his gill pool -> the mob which drop u much money will give u much moer money from mob than mob which give u almost nothing

good mob at lvl u get mug to try and see difference are "golems" in quifim or in quifim tower :)

higher lvl mob -> higher money from mug

it loook like too there is some range for how much u can get - personally dont know if any stat has any influence on it -> or when u are back off mob dont know cant say anything on this.

but higher lvl mob -> higher money :) its reall :)
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 09 2004 at 11:35 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This has to be the dumbest ability in all Final Fantasy games and now they go and make it even worse by makeing it the LVL 35!! WITHOUT HITTING DAMAGE !!! WHAT A WASTE OF TIME FOR A THIEF... UGG
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 11 2004 at 8:54 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) yeah argeed im a thf just got mug you realy dont sell to much money from the mob but any little bit help i guess and the worst part 15min wait time my god wtf .. not that great maybe for 70 mob you mite get some cash but i dout it
# Sep 23 2004 at 11:24 AM Rating: Good
Did you reply to your own post?

I think you did.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 09 2004 at 11:33 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
# Feb 09 2004 at 9:41 AM Rating: Default
Yep this should be called "Mug" and it is every 15 minutes. All the guides I've looked at have said this was 5 minutes. So apparently by the time I purchased this game, Squaresoft must have switched it because people found an exploit.

This ability is quite useless.. The best I here is to "Mug" from that Goblinsavior Herionix guy (please don't hurt me if I spelt that wrong) He might get you 1k... He's a high level mob though, so the 15 minute limit will make sure you only steal from him once.

This should be just like the other Final Fantasy game Mugs and let you attack while doing it. Since you have to wait 15 minutes I don't see the harm in it, because it's pretty useless the way it is now. Might as well add a little pizazz regardless that it's still pointless.

Mug like other FF?
# Jan 28 2004 at 7:00 AM Rating: Default
664 posts
Is this like the MUG in other FF's, you do a hit too, or just grab some gil? Really it does seem kinda cheesy for level 35 if that is all it does. An additional attack though might make it a bit better.
# Jan 23 2004 at 12:54 AM Rating: Default
This skill is actually called Mug and is on a 15 minute recast timer. Best way to use it is on mobs too high for you to solo when they aren't looking. I've ganked about 100 gil of an IT mob in Davoi then fleed away.

Otherwise, only try stealing from mobs that have gil normally when you kill them (Goblins, Orcs, Yagudo, Quadav), otherwise you'll fail and hate yourself for 15 minutes.

It's another one like Steal where it is best to use when the mob is not focused on you and is in the middle of a swing.
First Shot
# Jan 14 2004 at 5:52 AM Rating: Default
I used it for the first time today, on a goblin shaman in Sauromugue, and I stole 14 gil.
# Jan 12 2004 at 8:11 PM Rating: Default
just wondering how much gil can u steal? is this skill worth being level 35?
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