Master Thief is a skill available in Dragon's Dogma.


"An advanced form of Pilfer that lets the user steal multiple items at once and increases the chances of nabbing rare items."

An advanced version of Pilfer that typically steals two or more instead of one.


For a list of stealable items, see Master Thief - Pilferage List.
  • In general, creatures must be Grappled, Blinded, or Sleeping for this skill to work.
    • A few small creatures, some Fauna, and non-aggressive persons like Wandering Pawns may be stolen from without first making them vulnerable.
    • Enemy spellcasters (such as Skeleton Sorcerers or Goblin Shamans) can be stolen from whilst they are casting - some spellcasters have nothing to steal under these conditions, whilst others yield items reliably.
    • If enemies can be approached whilst 'out of battle stance' (unawares) they may be successfully stolen from.
  • Successfully using this skill on a creature means the creature will not drop any items upon defeat.
    • "Breakable" items such as a Cyclops' tusks or the Chimera's snake tail will still drop.
    • Additional items obtainable from vanquishing enemies in The Everfall (Post-Dragon) do not seem to be stealable, and if an Everfall creature was pilfered, they will not drop the additional rewards on death.
  • Strider pawns will use this skill sparingly.
    • Items stolen are added to the Arisen's inventory, not the pawn's.
    • Actions or skills that cause staggering or knocking down (including throwing human sized enemies) will increase the chance that a Fighter or Warrior pawn will grapple them, allowing the theft.
  • Even when over encumbered, Master Thief and Pilfer can still be used to obtain more items.
  • Warning! Even though these skills deal no damage, using them on the denizens of the capital is considered a crime.




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