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Thieving is a skill in RuneScape Classic which allows players to steal from NPCs whether it be pickpocketing or stealing from stalls and chests. Thieving proves to be quite profitable and is generally used to make money as coins and valuable objects are obtained in the process. There are three ways to train the thieving skill: pickpocketing, looting chests and looting stalls.

Getting startedEdit

In order to begin training the thieving skill, players must start by pickpocketing before they can steal from stalls. Pickpocketing men is the only option at level one thieving. Men can be found all over Gielinor, making the skill readily available for new players.



Someone pickpocketing a warrior.

Pickpocketing can be done by simply right-clicking on a specific NPC and choosing the "pickpocket" option. If the pickpocket is successful, the player will gain some loot along with thieving experience. If the pickpocket fails, then the NPC will engage in combat with the player. To continue pickpocketing, the player must run away or kill the NPC and wait for it to respawn. While pickpocketing you should bring food with you unless you have a high defence level, because you will be attacked if pickpocketing fails.

Image Name Level Experience Loot Location
Man Man 1 8
  • 3 Coins
Most towns and cities, including Lumbridge and Varrock
Farmer Farmer 10 14.5
  • 9 Coins
Al kharid warrior Warrior 25 26
  • 18 Coins
Al Kharid Palace
Workman Workman 25 0 Digsite
Rogue Rogue 32 35.5 Rogues' House in the northeastern Wilderness
Varrock guard Guard 40 46.5
  • 30 Coins
Knight Knight 55 84.5
  • 50 Coins
Watchman 65 137.5
  • 60 Coins
Ardougne Paladin Paladin 70 152
  • 80 Coins
    1 Chaos-Rune
Gnome Local Gnome 75 198
Hero Hero 80 274


Throughout Gielinor are many stalls that allow players to steal from. The most common location for stealing from stalls is Ardougne. Looting stalls is another alternative to pickpocketing and requires a higher thieving level to begin. To steal from a stall, find a stall that can be looted, right-click on it and select the option "steal from". Once a stall is stolen from, it will take several seconds for it the items to respawn in the stalls. If the player is unsuccessful, the player will be attacked by a guard, knight, paladin or hero depending on the level required to steal from the stall.

Image Stall Level Experience Loot
Bakers Stall Bakers Stall 5 16 Cake
Rock cake stall

rock cake

Rock Cake stall 5 16 Rock Cake
Silk Stall Silk Stall 20 24 Silk
Fur Stall Fur Stall 35 36
Silver stall 50 54 Silver
Spice stall 65 81 pot of spice
Gem stall 75 16


Some doors and chests throughout RuneScape Classic require thieving in order to unlock.

Image Location Name Level Experience Loot Respawn Time
Ardougne Market House 10 Coin Chest 13 7 10 Coins
Nature Chest1 Ardougne Market House Second Floor Nature-rune Chest 28 25 3 Coins, nature-rune 25 seconds
Ardougne Market House Second Floor 50 Coin Chest 43 125 50 Coins 100 seconds
Ardougne Chaos Druid Tower Blood-rune Chest 59 250

2 blood-runes

Ardougne Paladin Castle Upstairs Paladin Chest 72 500 1000gp, Raw Shark, Adamant ore, Uncut Sapphire


The most efficient way to train thieving is by pickpocketing as there is only a small delay between pickpockets. It is advisable to have food and armour to be prepared for any combat. Once level 5 is reached, new players should begin stealing from Cake stalls in order to have a ready supply of food after combat. Ardougne is the preferred area to train the skill as many of the resources are located in and around this area. Higher levelled players can sell their loot back to the stall owners, but only after a certain period of time with exception of the baker.

See alsoEdit


  • The first person to gain 99 thieving was Swedemike

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