Thieving in OSRS
This OSRS guide will look over the Thieving skill in Oldschool Runescape. Showing you the fastest and most efficient ways to train the skill. In addition to numerous alternative thieving training methods to try. Overall this is a fast and relatively easy skill to train.
Useful Info and Items for Thieving Training
Thieving has a variety of uses in OSRS, which is why you will want to train it to a high level. One place it is particularly useful to players is in our raids 1 guide. Where if you have a thieving level above 95 it is advantageous, allowing you to complete the thieving room faster.
There are a few things you can do to make your Thieving training go a little smoother. For example, hiding NPC attack options will turn pickpocket into a left click option.
The Rogue’s outfit is made up of the Rogue Boots, Gloves, Trousers, Top and Mask. Each piece can be found by looting the wall safe at the end of the Rogue’s Den minigame. The minigame is accessible from 50 thieving.
The equipment is useful as it gives double loot while pickpocketing NPCs around the game.
This necklace provides a 25% chance to not be stunned and damaged when caught trying to pickpocket an NPC. The necklace has 10 charges. This makes it very useful for increasing experience rates when pickpocketing, as there is less in-active time waiting for the stun to be removed.
Ardougne Hard Diary
Upon completion of the Ardougne hard diary, pickpocket success will be increased by 10% anywhere in Gielinor. The medium diary offers the same increase but is exclusive to the Ardougne area.
Gloves of Silence
Pickpocketing NPCs with the Gloves of silence equiped will increase success rates by 5%. However, this is not stackable with the Ardougne Diary and having completed the relevant tiers will make the gloves obsolete.
Fastest Thieving Exp Methods
Follow the proposed methods below if you want to achieve 99 Thieving in the quickest and most efficient manner possible.
Levels 1 – 37: Questing
In order to skip the tedious low level thieving methods, you can simply complete quests that grant thieving experience. You should start by completing Biohazard, Tribal Totem, Tower of Life, Fight Arena and Hazeel Cult, these quests will grant a total of 7,200 experience and take you to level 24.
Continuing to complete more quests such as; Creature of Fenkenstrain, Death of the Dorgeshuun, The Golem, The Giant Dwarf, The Queen of Thieves and the Feud will grant 22,500 thieving exp. Taking you to level 37 from quest rewards alone.
Levels 25/37 – 45: Fruit Stalls
Stealing from the Fruit Stalls in Hosidious offers the fastest experience from 37 to 45. However, if you do not wish to complete all of the available quests you can start here at as early as 25 thieving. You will however, be required to have at least 15% favour in Hosidius.
Experience rates go as high as 43k per hour if stealing from the double stall spot in Hosidius. Banking the fruit is not recommended as it significantly reduces experience per hour.
Levels 45 – 99: Blackjacking
Blackjacking various different NPCs in Pollniveach offers the fastest thieving experience from 45 to 99. For access to this method you must have partially completed the Feud quest and have a blackjack of any kind.
The method for blackjacking is simple. Lure the bandit into a quiet corner, then knock him out and pickpocket twice while they are unconscious.
- From levels 45 to 55, you will be blackjacking the Bearded Pollnivnian Bandits.
- From levels 55 to 65, you will be blackjacking the Pollnivnian Bandits.
- From levels 65 to 99, you will be blackjacking the Menaphite Thugs.
Alternative Thieving Experience Methods
For those looking for different ways of training the thieving skill, OSRS still has plenty to offer. Whether you be interested in methods with a little more passive profit, more stimulating or less click-intensive.
Levels 55 – 99: Ardougne Knights
Pickpocketing Ardougne Knights is a popular choice in OSRS as it is very easy to do and is slightly more profitable than blackjacking. From levels 55 to 99 players will gain around 7.5m gp or double that at 15m if wearing full rogue’s outfit.
The method is noticeably more popular and effective at higher thieving levels, when the pickpocketing chance is more likely. Particularly from 95 onwards when players stop failing to pickpocket with the medium diary complete.