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This article is about training the Thieving skill. For the skill itself, see Thieving.


Leveling is largely done by swapping to the highest experience per action enemy to gain levels quickly, as long as the success chance remains fairly high. This spreadsheet can be used to calculate your XP per hour on individual targets, as well as GP per hour. Make a copy of the document and fill in your own details. Note that in the later stages, the Lumberjack (thieving).svg Lumberjack and especially Acolyte (thieving).svg Acolyte have lower Perception than other targets in their level range, thus being good options for efficient XP gain. While the same is true for the Squire (thieving).svg Squire, the player is unlikely to have much use for their drops, and it is preferable not to split the mastery levels.

It is worth considering spending extra time pickpocketing the Golbin Chief (thieving).svg Golbin Chief for the Golbin Mask (item).png Golbin Mask, and Bandit Thug (thieving).svg Bandit Thug for the Thiever's Cape (item).png Thiever's Cape to increase XP rates as well as success chance. Bob the Farmer (thieving).svg Farmer is also worth pickpocketing even after higher XP targets are available. This gives the player a large base of seeds to use with Farming (skill).svg Farming, especially Strawberry Seeds (item).svg Strawberry Seeds for the Gentle Hands Potion I (item).svg Gentle Hands Potion.

If the player's Prayer (skill).svg Prayer is high enough, Protect Item (prayer).svg Protect Item and Safeguard (prayer).svg Safeguard /Stone Skin (prayer).svg Stone Skin can be used without costing any prayer points.




Action Time


Because of the unique Stealth and Perception mechanics (please see the main page for more details), it is useful to increase your Stealth as much as possible in order to maximise your success chance.


Food is highly recommended for anything with a less than 100% success rate. Higher Hitpoints (skill).svg Hitpoints will allow you to go without food for longer, and damage reduction Armor will allow you to eat less food. Thieving Gloves (item).svg Thieving Gloves or Gloves of Silence (item).svg Gloves of Silence will be helpful if you can afford them, but are not necessary. Auto Eat (upgrade).svg Auto Eat is useful for idling, but if the enemy's Max Hit is higher than your Auto-Eat threshold, it is still possible to die. Your current Auto-Eat threshold can be found by hovering over the Auto-Eat icon. To reduce the target's Max Hit, wear equipment that provides Damage Reduction.

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Firemaking (skill).svg Firemaking
Cooking (skill).svg Cooking
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Smithing (skill).svg Smithing
Thieving (skill).svg Thieving
Farming (skill).svg Farming
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