Thievery improves your lockpicking and pickpocketing skills.

To lockpick, use a lockpick and click on the item you want to lockpick.

Thievery is a civil ability in Divinity Orginal Sin 2. Thievery improves your lockpicking and pickpocketing skills.


Thievery Information

To lockpick, use a lockpick and click on the item you want to lockpick.

To pickpocket, enter sneak mode and click on the person you want to pickpocket. You cannot steal more than the weight or gold limit, and if you try to, you will get caught. You can only pickpocket each NPC once per game with each character.


Thievery Notes

  • Pickpocketing limits are:
    1: 2kg / 300gp
    2: 4kg / 450gp
    3: 6kg / 1100gp
    4: 8kg / 2350gp
    5: 10kg / 3800gp
    6: 12kg / 6000gp
    7: 14kg / 9400gp
    8: 16kg / 14800gp
    9: 18kg / 23300gp
    10:20kg / 36650gp


 Thievery Tips

  • The pickpocketing process can and will end prematurely if something cancels your sneaking (such as a different NPC walking up behind you) or if the NPC you are currently pickpocketing walks out of melee range.
  • Because NPCs will usually walk around (making it difficult to pickpocket them), it can be effective to have one of your characters talk to the NPC you want to pickpocket, and then have your Thievery character sneak up behind and rob them while they are preoccupied. 
  • Undead characters can use their bony fingers to pick locks. Picking a lock with an undead character does not require a lockpick and will not consume a lockpick.
  • It is possible to pickpocket usable items (such as food/potions, grenades, elemental arrows, etc) off of enemies before a fight. This will prevent those items from being used by them once you properly engage them in battle.
  • If an object that seems like it could be unlocked (such as a sarcophagus) says that it is "too heavy", it actually requires Strength to open, and not Thievery. 
  • While most characters can be pickpockted as long as you have 1 level in thievery, some very specific characters can only be pickpocketed with X thievery level. For example, "requires thievery 3 to pickpocket this character". 
  • While most locks/doors/gates/chests/etc in the game can be opened with the right thievery level, some special ones cannot be lockpicked no matter what.  
  • You can use Smoke Cover to quickly pickpocket people even while everyone is looking (Useful to rid guards of grenades/arrows, or to get a specific item or two). Bless the Smoke Cover (Grants invisibility) if you want more time stealing.

    • 15 Oct 2017 23:52  

      There is a bug or feature, I don't really know, but in still working.
      Get a coin purse, fill with much gold as you have. Sell it, then stole it back. Basicly you will only stole the purse value(like 20g) and not the inside value.
      So you can buy everything and stole all your money back. I started Arx with 800-900k gold.

      • Anonymous

        25 Sep 2017 05:06  

        Note that you can put items to somone's invertory by pickpocketing and it doesent count as pickpocketing ;)

        • Anonymous

          23 Sep 2017 21:04  

          Note that if you just take a look at what a NPC has ("pickpocket" someone without actually taking any object), it doesn't count as a pickpocket and will be able to pickpocket him later.

          • Anonymous

            21 Sep 2017 10:51  

            tips (only work with 2+ companion) :

            1 - When you want to pickpocket a NPC, start to talk with him with one of your companion, this way he will be lock in is position, then select your other companion (the one with the thievery skill) and go behind him to pickpocket.

            2 - to be safer you can use your remaning companion to talk to the closest NPC to make sure you wont be find.

            3 - After pickpocketing you can either run somewhere, or put the stollen item on the floor, then release the npc by closing the chatbox. (after that he will noticed the thievery and start talking to one (or more) fo your companion, wait for it, then when its done take back the item and wlak freely.

            4 - NPC can only be pickpocket ONCE

            Hope this will help,


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