OSRS Thieving guide

Table of Contents

  • Useful Quests
  • Useful Items
  • Fastest Exp Methods
  • Alternative Methods

Useful Quests

  • Tower of Life: 500 Exp (Req. 10 Construction)
  • Creature of Frankenstrain: 1000 Exp (Req. 25 Thieving, 20 Crafting)
  • The Golem: 1000 Exp (Req. 25 Thieving, 20 Crafting)
  • The Hand in the Sand: 1000 Exp (Req.17 Thieving, 49 Crafting)
  • Spirits of the Elid: 1000 Exp (Req. 37 Thieving, 37 Ranged, 37 Mining, 25 Magic)
  • Biohazard: 1250 Exp
  • The Giant Dwarf: 1500 Exp (Req. 14 Thieving, 33 Magic,12 Crafting,16 Firemaking)
  • Hazeel Cult: 1500 Exp
  • Tribal Totem: 1775 Exp (Req. 21 Thieving)
  • Death to the Dorgeshuun: 2000 Exp (Req. 23 Thieving, 23 Agility)
  • The Queen of Thieves: 2000 Exp (Req. 20 Thieving, 20% Piscarilius Favor)
  • Fight Arena: 2175 Exp
  • Fairytale II: 2500 Exp (Req. 40 Thieving, 57 Herblore, 49 Farming)
  • The Fremennik Trials: 2812 Exp (Req. 40 Crafting, 40 Woodcutting, 25 Fletching)
  • The Slug Menace: 3500 Exp (Req. 30 Thieving, 30 Slayer, 30 Runecrafting, 30 Crafting)
  • Icthlarin’s Little Helper: 4500 Exp (Req. Pet Cat)
  • Ratcatchers: 4500 Exp
  • Darkness of Hallowvale: 6000 Exp (Req. 22 Thieving, 40 Strength, 33 Magic, 32 Crafting, 26 Agility, 20 Mining, 5 Construction)
  • Grim Tales: 6000 Exp (Req. 58 Thieving, 70 Crafting, 69 Slayer, 60 Hunter, 55 Agility)
  • Contact!: 7000 Exp
  • Dragon Slayer II: 15000 Exp (Req. 60 Thieving, 200 Quest Points, 75 Magic, 70 Smithing, 68 Mining, 62 Crafting, 60 Agility, 50 Construction, 50 Hitpoints)
  • The Feud: 15000 Exp (Req. 30 Thieving)
  • Monkey Madness II: 15000 Exp (Req. 55 Thieving, 70 Crafting, 69 Slayer, 60 Hunter, 55 Agility)
  • Mourning’s End Part I: 25000 Exp (Req. 50 Thieving, 60 Ranged)

Useful Items

Rogue Outfit

This five piece outfit is obtained via the Rogue’s Den located under Burthorpe’s Inn. When equipped, the full outfit possesses a unique attribute of doubling the loot obtained while pickpocketing. Requirements to obtain the set is level 50 Thieving and Agility. While wearing individual pieces of the outfit will give a chance for double loot, with the entire ensemble, the double loot is guaranteed. With a ⅛ drop rate in the Minigame, the grind is short but will drastically increase your income via training the Thieving skill.

Ardougne Cloak

The Ardougne Cloak is the cape slot of the Achievement Diary armor set. Obtaining the Ardougne Cloak 2 from the Easy Ardougne Diaries will give players a 10% increase in pickpocket rates inside of Ardougne. The boost is extremely helpful due to the Ardougne Knights being a popular option for training. The Ardougne Cloak 3 and 4 remove location lock of the increased pickpocket rate and applies it to all of Gielinor.

Gloves of Silence

These gloves are a less used and less known way to increase your pickpocketing success rate. There is a requirement of 54 Hunter is needed to equip the gloves and there is a cost of require continuous fixing while being used. The gloves give players a 5% increased rate on pickpocketing odds but degrade after 62 failures. If not fixed with dark kebbit furs before degrading, the gloves will be consumed.

Dodgy Necklace

An update added with the Silver Jewelry addition to the game, the Dodgy Necklace is a staple for those who choose to train the Thieving skill via pickpocketing. When equipped the necklace gives players a 25% chance to avoid the stun and damage normally obtained if caught while pickpocketing. Although they only hold 10 charges each, they are extremely cheap and it is always most efficient to take advantage of their ability. Depending on the NPC, a single necklace can prevent up to 50 damage and 60 seconds of bing stunned.

Fastest Exp Methods

Questing (1 - 24)

For maximum efficiency while also skipping the low levels of Thieving, players can do Biohazard, Hazeel Cult, Fight Arena, Tower of LIfe and Tribal totem. These quests have relatively low requirements and are main staple quets if going for Barrows Gloves in the future. These six quests will grant players 7200 Thieving Exp. Players then only need to steal from Cake Stalls until level 25.

Fruit Stalls (25 - 45)

These stalls are located in the Hosidius area of Kourend and offer a major boost in Exp compared to the Cake Stalls. To begin stealing from these stalls, players will first need to obtain 15% Favor in the Hosidius house. There are two spots in the Hosidius area that contain two Fruit Stalls just steps away from each other, this is the preferred area to train. While running in between the two stalls stealing the fruit, players will receive the occasional Strange Fruit for replenishing run energy. If taking advantage of the two stall location, players can gain up to 42k Thieving Exp per hour.

Blackjacking (45 - 91/99)

Blackjacking is surprisingly the fastest Thieving Exp from levels 45 to 91 in the entire game. Those looking for less intense training, Blackjacking is a happy medium between AFK and click intensive. The requirements for blackjacking are the completion of The Fued quest and obtaining the best possible tier of blackjack for your level. The most common area to do this method is in Pollnivneach. Scattered throughout the village are Bandits and Thugs which can be knocked out by luring them into a secluded house, knocking them unconscious and the quickly pickpocketing them while they are asleep. Blackjacking does pose some risk due to the damage taken if caught so it is recommended that players bring high healing food or Hitpoints regeneration equipment. If an attempt to knockout an NPC is not successful, the NPC will become aggressive and attempt to attack the player. To avoid being in combat, players can either use a ladder located inside the house to lose agro or simply wait for their health bar to disappear before trying again quickly. When successfully pickpocketing, players will receive a stackable Coin Pouch that will need to be opened (after collecting 28 of them) or players will not be able to continue training. Starting with Bearded Bandits from levels 45 through 55, players can expect 60k - 80k Thieving Exp per hour. From levels 55 to 65, Pollnivnian Bandits will offer from 100k - 150k Thieving Exp per hour. Menaphite Thugs offer the highest Exp from levels 65 through 91 at 200k Exp starting at level 65 and up to 260k Exp at level 90+.

Pyramid Plunder (91 - 99)

Players who are looking for the best possible Exp rates should begin training at Pyramid Plunder at level 91 onward. To gain access to the Minigame, players must first complete the quest Icthlarin’s Little Helper and it is recommended that players also complete the Contact! quest for access to a bank inside of Sophanem. Since damage is taken for unsuccessful openings of urns, players need to take food and an Antidote ++ to be safe. It is also recommended that players equip weight-reducing gear and Stamina potions. Once at the Pyramid, players need to locate the Guardian mummy who will let you begin the Minigame. Inside each level are multiple urns that can be opened for Exp, and a Sarcophagus that gives a chance to obtain the Pharaoh’s sceptre. There are several levels of the Minigame that players will need to skip in order to maximize the Exp rates due to the five minute timer. Players should ONLY complete the level 81 and 91 Thieving rooms before exiting and restarting. At level 91, players can expect upwards of 270k Thieving Exp per hour while playing this Minigame.

Alternative Training Methods

Men and Women (1 - 5)

If questing is not on your agenda, the only option for low level training will be Men and Women located across the game. The best place to train for these few levels is at the Lumbridge Castle by the home teleport spawn. Players will need to complete 49 successful pickpockets to reach level 5.

Cake Stalls (5 - 25)

A large upgrade to pickpocketing Men and Women, Cake Stalls become available at level 5. The best place to do this method is in East Ardougne in the market area. There is a safe spot to prevent the guards from catching you and interrupting Exp gains is reached by simply standing under the Baker. Players can gain up to 19k Thieving Exp per hour stealing from Cake Stalls.

Master Farmers (38 - 45)

Starting at level 38, Master Farmers become a viable method for low requirement money making. The farmers are located in Draynor Village and give players seeds instead of the usual OSRS Gold. Players can expect to make up to 100k OSRS Gold and 25k Thieving Exp per hour.

Knights of Ardougne (55 - 95/99)

As the name hints, these Knights are located around East Ardougne marketplace. These Knights are one of the most common ways to train Thieving starting at level 55 due to their AFK nature and OSRS Gold obtained. Players can find worlds where others have trapped the Knight inside the Southern Ardougne bank for easier pickpocketing. The fastest way to find worlds is by using the ingame clan chat “ThievingHost” or check the unofficial World 378. With NPC attack options off, players can simply set up their camera angle and afk click their way to 99 Thieving. Similar to blackjacking, players will receive Coin Pouches on successful pickpockets. With the completion of the Ardougne Diaries, players will stop failing pickpockets against the Knights. With the use of all equipment and Rouge Outfit, players can stand to gain 60k Thieving Exp at level 55 and will scale up to 250k Exp per hour at levels 95+. Another perk of training on Ardougne Knights is the 15 Million OSRS Gold that can be made from levels 55 to 99.

Dorgesh-Kaan Rich Chests (78 - 91/99)

Not many users are aware the Dorgesh-Kaan chests exists, let alone that they are a viable method of training Thieving while also making decent OSRS Gold as well. Starting at level 78, players can lockpick the chests in the goblin city after completing the quest Death to the Dorgeshuun. Opening these chests, unlike most thieving methods, does not require food nor equipment. This method does depend heavily on the number of other players who are also doing it as it requires frequently hopping worlds to open the two chests. For those who decide on opening the chests, they can expect roughly 190k Thieving Exp and 300k OSRS Gold per hour.

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