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My First Thief

Discussion in 'UO Crime' started by Elfstone, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Elfstone

    Elfstone Certifiable
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    May 15, 2008
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    I was thinking about making my first thief and
    I realized I do not know the first thing about it.
    So if I could get any useful information from start to finish
    and templits on creating a thief . Thank you all
  2. Black Sun

    Black Sun Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran Alumni

    Mar 19, 2003
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    First set yourself up a template. Here's a generic thief template. You can tailor this to your particular play style (PvP or PvE)

    100 Stealing
    100 Snooping
    100 Hiding
    100 Stealth
    100 Lockpicking
    100 Fencing
    100 Tactics

    This will allow you to steal from both players and crates, and defend yourself a little bit if necessary. The point is to get in, make your grab, and get out with little to no actual combat. Soulstones are your best friend if you plan being both a PvP and Non-Pvp thief. That way you can really fine tune your skill set as needed for each particular session.

    Personally I use the following template for rares hunting (Doom, Tokuno, Etc), but I have Snooping and Lockpicking (100 in each) soul stoned that I can pull out to modify my template as needed depending on where and what I plan on hunting.

    100 Stealing (Shadow Dancer Leggings take me to 120)
    100 Hiding
    100 Stealth (SDL to get to 120)
    100 Fencing
    100 Tactics
    100 Anatomy
    100 Healing

    I use runebooks to get around, and have an ethereal mount for when I need to make a quick getaway. My suit consists of runic made studded leather pieces so I'm able to stealth away about 90% of the time with no problem. I think my lowest resist is maybe 65. I believe 3 or 4 resists are at 70 with the others close to it.

    For stats I ate a +25 stat scroll.

    Str 120
    Dex 110
    Int 25

    Most of the points are for HP and Stamania. I get by with just enough mana to recall once or twice before I have to wait for a regen. My suit also adds a few stat points in both dex and str.
  3. Oriana

    Oriana Babbling Loonie
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    Jun 24, 2003
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    There are some templates here in this thread that's been bumped to the second page. Some creative ones in there too. Have fun i think is the best advice I'd give.
  4. Ghost71

    Ghost71 Guest

    Man, i feel sorry for ya new thiefs. Who missed out on the good old days when they was just fel. My first char was a thief, he's a necromage now. But i got another thief char still gotta get his stealing to 120 though. I like doing idoc and just visiting houses and seeing what people are locking down for deco.

    My thief isn't a fighter, i'm using ninjitsu for the animal form. It's nice being stealthed and moving around faster then i'd would just trying to walk.