Ok guys, I have been experimenting with stealing. I soulstoned to 50 and was experienceing low gains once I hit every 5th level. I'd increase the stone weight at every 5h level. For example, I have tried 7 stones at lvl 55, 8 stones at 65, 9 stones at 75 and etc. I find that increasing the load every 5th level gains optimum skill-ups. The way I see it, and how the guides are on this forum, people have been doing this 1 stone up every 10 levels. 50 - 6 stones, 60 - 7 stones. I find this to be grinding and insufficient. Doing this the standard way, you pick up a lot without even gaining. Doing it this way, you gain nearly every time you pick up, the success rate isn't bad either. A good item to use at 45 is a bronze shield, up until 55. 55 - chainmail coif 65 - heater shield Here is a link of an item chart for items sold by blacksmiths. You can pick out what you need to steal here by looking at the weight of the items in the chart.http://uo.stratics.com/content/basics/items_arms_armor.shtml Try for yourself and please post here.