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
    11: 22kg / 57700gp
    12: 24kg / 90750gp
    13: 26kg / 142850gp
    14: 28kg / 224750gp
    15: 30kg / 353650gp


Thievery items




Racht Muvora (body armor) Driftwood - Papa Trash Can be bought/stolen/looted.
Gloves Of Acquisition (+2 thieving) Driftwood - Dashing June

For easy stealing, teleport Dashing June away as far East as possible. (picnic lady will disapprove)

Pride of Pryce (dagger) Paradise Down - Gareth's father's corpse Can be duplicated(along with your helmet) if equipped while doing Meistr Siva's ritual. You steal it from your god when they teach you spirit vision. (must be first time doing ritual. Also you may need to have a human character. Lizards only have duplicated helmets. Other races will need testing).
The Shadow Prince's Signet (ring) Lava fields - Shadow Prince Can be pick-pocketed from him.
Kallisteis (boots) Arx - Trader Aravae Can be bought/stolen/looted.
Random belt with +1 thieving Any belt vendor, loot It should be common enough to acquire. If you want a specific belt with +1 thieving, Halla's Shiny Ribbon's has it.
Eternal Artefact enchantment any boots. You can enchant a pair of boots to give it +1 thieving.


 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.
  • Pickpocket NPCs in crowded areas by talking to them with a character and then teleporting that character away from anyone else. The NPC will walk over to that player, who is now out of eyesight of everyone else in town, to tell them not to poof away when someone is talking to them. You can now rob them blind in the comfort of a back alleyway.
  • One trick to steal multiple times from the same NPC is to hire a mercenary character, respec them into thieving and then throwing all your thieving equipment on them. You can then dismiss them and hire an different mercenary and repeat the same process.

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    • Anonymous

      06 Sep 2020 17:32  

      > Can be duplicated(along with your helmet) if equipped while doing Meistr Siva's ritual.

      dwarf only gets helmet duped

      • Anonymous

        26 Jul 2020 15:24  

        Really overpowered, especially with an undead that does not need lockpicks (sell lockpicks for more gold).
        Thievery will help you obtain better gear thanks to unlocking chests, you will also have more to sell due to looting chests, you can steal powerful items and skill books from vendors which makes you stronger right now and saves money, and whatever you steal from vendors you can sell back to them for even more profit.

        • Anonymous

          06 Apr 2020 00:13  

          This skill is just too OP. I've begun running a 2-member-only Lone Wolf run so as to ake the game challenging a bit, and while it is harder with only 2 people during fights, they have the absolute best available gear and 14k+ gold at arond 1/4th or 1/5th of Act 2. And this is with only 4 Thievery, mind you.

          • Anonymous

            20 Feb 2019 12:55  

            You can actually get a second +1 thief dagger. Make sure to get it before doing the ritual in act 2. Have it equipped (as well as another 1 hand weapon and helm you want to dupe). After gaining your new source skill and revealing your clone's true identity, pickpocket him with 5 thievery or better and he will have a duplicate of what ever you have equipped. This will get you up to 13 thievery in act 2 by level 14.

            • Anonymous

              16 Feb 2019 21:05  

              Easy way to steal from merchants in a crowed area: 1) have 1 Character talk to NPC 2) Use different Character to teleport that player away into an area no body is near 3) NPC will walk over to teleported player to tell him it's not nice to disappear when someone is talking to them 4) After dialog ends use teleported player to initiate dialog lock 5) Rob the sucker absolutely blind with the rest of your group 6) Profit!!!!!

              • Anonymous

                08 Sep 2018 23:13  

                Another way to remove stolen marker from items is to get them confiscated/stolen by NPCs then retrieve them. Such as the third floor of the Black Bull.

                • Anonymous

                  22 May 2018 00:20  

                  You can steal from an NPC once PER character. This means you can respec at the ship and steal with all 4 characters. Take it a step further and hire as many mercenaries as you desire and rob towns blind!

                  • Anonymous

                    22 May 2018 00:19  

                    How you can unmark "stolen" from ALL items!:
                    1) Put all stolen goods into a bag
                    2) Hire a mercenary temporarily
                    3) Give the bag to the mercenary
                    4) Dismiss the mercenary
                    The mercenary will leave and upon leaving will return all your items back to you. The bag of goods will all be considered "acquired gear" from the mercenary, and no longer tagged as stolen.

                    • Anonymous

                      18 Apr 2018 12:28  

                      My pickpocket option is always red : anyone knows how to reset it ? Can't pickpocket at all with any of my characters anymore =/

                      • Anonymous

                        07 Nov 2017 18:13  

                        If you want to steal anyone, just teleport them far away from their main location, but talk to them before with another member of your team. When you TELEPORT someone who is TALKING to somebody he will take NO DAMAGE and this won't start a fight. If it's really not possible to teleport the target, a blessed cloud cover will also work but two turns of smoke is short.

                        • Anonymous

                          01 Nov 2017 06:41  

                          Level 12: 24kg, 90750 Gold
                          Level 13: 26kg, 142850 Gold
                          Level 14: 28kg, 224750 Gold

                          Level 13 is so far my max obtainable in early Arx, level 11 is my max in Nameless Island.

                          Following gear used:
                          Act 2 :
                          Chest : bought from Papa at entrance to underground in Black Tavern (+1)
                          Gloves: given or stolen from Dashing June near the Driftwood market place (+2)
                          Belt : any +1 thivery belt (+1)
                          Dagger: looting Gareth's parents graves (+1)
                          (5 base + 5 from items above = 10 Thievery in Act 2)

                          Act 3 :
                          Ring : The Shadow Prince's Signet from Shadow Prince on Nameless Isle (+1)

                          Act 4 :
                          Boots : Kallisteis (Trader Aravae in Arx) (+1 (+2 with Eternal Artifact enchant))

                          • 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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