The thieving skill is used for a number of different activities. The main uses are pickpocketing, lock picking, trap disarming and stealing from market stalls. First you have to start this skill by pickpocketing men
To start this skill, you first need to find a man and right click on him and select the pickpocket option. There is a chance that the man you are stealing from will notice and will attack you. As your thieving level increases, you will get noticed less often. For example the success rate of pickpocketing guards at lvl 66 is around 70% (this was tested by 200 tries to pickpocket them). You can not pickpocket from players, only certain NPC's.
Al Kharid , Faldor, Varrock, Edgeville, Ardougne and Lumbridge
Rogue (Lv. 21)
North-East corner of the new wilderness at lvl 54
8 air runes (common), lockpick (for the locked house further west containing 3 chests and enough animated axes to make it nearly impossible to move) (more uncommon), wine (uncommon), poisoned iron dagger (rare), coins (25gp or 40gp) (most of the time)
Faldor, Varrock, Edgeville and Ardougne
2 story house on the wall bordering
You need to climb the handholds on the side of the house.
200 coins most of time or 100gp, 300gp,fire orb, cut diamond, goldnugget, 2 deathrunes, bloodrune or wine
Stealing from market stalls
To steal from market stalls, you have to go to Ardougne. There
are 5 different stalls located there (cake, gems, fur, silver and silk). When
you try to steal from these stalls , you could be caught by the stall holders
or certain NPC's, like Guards and Knights. Best thing to do is wait until the
NPC's are distracted or dead.
To steal from a market stall right click on it and then select
the *steal from* option.
Rock Cake Notes: You must have access to the Ogre Marketplace south of Yanille to steal
from this stall (meaning you have to be at least half way through, or completed
the Watch Tower Quest). 1 click only to steal. After 1 hour of straight clicking, you
can get approximately 15,700 experience. by Myron
Rock Cake Stall
1 rock cake/useless
1 grey wolf fur
1 silver nugget
1 Pot of Spice
Any uncut gem: sapphires, emeralds, rubies and diamonds (being the rarest
Some doors in Runescape you have to pick their locks to open them.
To pick the door right click on it and select the picklock option. As your level
increases in pickpocking, you be able to access places you couldn't before.
1 story houses
Door to nature rune chest
2 story houses
The door of the house next to the bakery stall
In the mansion the door that leads to stairs
The locked door just past the church
The sewers underneath Mansion the door to get to mining
- Ardougne mines
Door to blood rune chest
Door to paladin building
In Yanille there's some stairs with a door which you
will need a lockpick to open
Nature rune Chest 2nd Floor
Nature rune + 20 gold
Blood rune Chest
2 Blood rune and 500 gold
Chest paladine building
1 shark 1 adam ore and 1 uncut sapp
+ 1.000 Gold
The 3 chests at lvl 54 wild in the house that contains the animated axes. Chest have only 5 sec reloot time.
4 chests in pirate house lvl 54 wildneress west side of member wilderness
those chests reloot normally like all others (2 min)
2 chests by middle door
First chest on south wall of house
1 nature and 3gp
2nd chest on south wall of house
The chest in the little room in Hemming requires lvl 47 and a lockpick to pick. It takes about 2 minutes to refill.
five steel arrow heads, 20gp
In the wilderness there are some places you can't access. You
need to pickpocket Rogues (in wilderness), which requires 35 thieving. By pickpocketing
the Rogues you will get an item called Lockpick.
Right click on the doors and select picklock. If you are high enough in your
pickpocketing skills, you will be allowed to enter.
Certain objects such as chests and stairs have traps on them.
To find a trap right click on the chest and see if there's a option"search
for traps". If you don't disarm trap then you receive damage or possibly
other penalties. If you have high enough thieving level then you will be
able to disarm them. Remember that traps do reset again later.
Skill Training Strategys
Mage_Burner's Guide to thieving:
When starting to thief, you have to pickpocket lvl 9 Men . You can do it at some place with just 1 man spawn, but if you want some extra fast leveling, do it at the house full of men in Edgeville. (or maybe not since you'll only be there for 4 lvls until...)
Ok, you have now looted those poor men clean, time to get moving to the good stuff. Go to Ardougne and start thieving from the cake stand there (yummy). Do so until you reach...
Now you will actually start your thieving career. Go to the castle on the west side of east ardougne. (hard? just look around until you find...) Female Warriors. (You can also try out varrock castle, I liked Ardougne better though, your choice). These are what you'll spend your next 15 levels on. So naturally the next level will be...
Now we're starting to talk thieving skills here. Go to the second floor of Varrock castle (more specifically, the guard quarters, if you don't find any guards (or at least the bones of them if someone is leveling there) then you're at the wrong place. Why here? Well, there are a lot of guards in a small space and beds are really near for quick sleep. (You can alternatively check the guard quarters in the Black Knight castle, but I think it's a more popular leveling place = less exp for you ;-)). Guards are surprisingly fast exp, so keep at it until you are...
And here we are, you can now thieve from paladins (THE place to do that is the paladin tower in Ardougne, up the stairs from the place you used to steal from warriors). Not much to say about these, just keep thieving from them until you are level 99. (If you want to bother that much. ;-) )
THIS IS A LITTLE GUIDE ABOUT WHEN TO THIEVE DIFFERENT
THINGS by MOLLERGATA
At level 5 you should thieve from baker stall (15 exp),
but as soon as you reach level 15, go for silk.
Silk gives 24 ex, but is guarded by knights and guards. You get silk about 4/5 of the time.
Fur stall, requiring level 35 thieving, is the best thieving place yet. No guards
in this area, and a knight is not common. Fur regenerates about 1
every 15-20 sec.
Silver, which requires lvl 50 thieving, is very hard to get. It's right in middle
of Ardougne where you can't hide anywhere. Lesson is: fur stall gives
good exp and is safest place. It is not wise to pick NPC pockets. Anyhow if
you get good experience a stall is always better. And for those who think trap diasarming
is good training, you are very wrong. It gives lots of exp, but loot regenerates
every 20 sec.