Thief/Guide/Equipment

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Thief equipment is easy to spot as it frequently (though not necessarily) has Damroll, Dexterity, and Thief Skill Level all at once. Occasionally a thief item will also increase Hitroll, Charisma, Strength, or Constitution. An example of a Thief item would be the following lowbie neck item:

Artifact armor
NECK
1 Armor Class
  • +1 Thief Skill Level
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 Dexterity
Requires Level 19 Thief
Keywords: rat black medallion chain metal



Backstab Weapons

When using the Backstab skill picking the right weapon is critical. It must be a pointed weapon meaning one of: pierce, stab, sting, gore, or bite. A weapon meant for backstabbing is generally spotted by its stats which will be one of the aforementioned damage types, it will have high Damroll with little or no Hitroll, and usually includes Thief Skill Level. The weapon (perhaps obviously) also cannot have the NO_BACKSTAB flag which means the weapon cannot be used for backstab, though this flag is usually found on Warrior weapons with pointed damage types rather than Thief weapons. Note: a good backstabbing weapon generally also makes for a good Crippling Strike weapon due to both skills ignoring the target's Armor.

One of the most iconic backstabbing weapons is The Lost Spear of the Ancients:

Artifact Relic
6 to 66stab
very slow Speed
  • +10 damroll
  • +2 Thief Skill Level
  • +1 Dexterity
Account Bound
Requires Level 29
NO_SAC

List of Thief Equipment

The Thief Equipment Category lists equipment which is either explicitly THIEF flagged or is designed to be used for Thieves

Leveling Gear

This section will cover important pieces of gear you should do your best to acquire while leveling. Not every piece of equipment is required nor will everyone have the exactly the same equipment due to Alter Aeon being a multi-class MUD. As with most newbie island gear it is focused primarily towards dealing as much damage as possible even if there is slightly less armor due to the theory that they can't hit you if they're dead.

The item page for each embedded item should have the location of where it can be found.

Weapon

Your starting weapon will carry you all the way to level 10

Level 10

Artifact weapon
WIELD
3 to 33stab
slow Speed
Requires 14 Strength
  • +7 damroll
  • +2 hitroll
  • +10 Movement Regen
  • +2 dexterity
  • +2 dodge
Character Bound
Requires Total Levels 14
Keywords: knife rainbow blade obsidian razor knife

If you have enough strength to wield it, you should use The goblin slayer against ethereal enemies

Rare weapon
3 to 24nonorm slice
Normal Speed
Requires 17 Strength
  • +3 damroll
  • +2 hitroll
  • +1 Dexterity
  • +1 Strength
  • +1 Constitution
  • +20 HP
Requires Level 10
GLOW
Keywords: goblin slayer sword

Level 12

Rare weapon
4 to 40stab
slow Speed
Requires 11 Strength
  • +5 damroll
  • +1 Thief Skill Level
  • +1 Dexterity
  • +1 sneak
Applies Spells:
Spell 'infravision'
Character Bound
Requires Level 12 Thief
ANTI_GOOD
Keywords: black rune engraved dagger

Level 17

weapon
5 to 50stab
very slow Speed
Requires 18 Strength
  • +5 damroll
  • +1 Dexterity
  • +1 Thief Skill Level
  • +10 Movement
Requires Level 17 Thief
ANTI_GOOD
Keywords: dark steel spear

Note: While an incredibly powerful backstabber for its level it has a correspondingly high strength requirement. Higher even than some higher level, more powerful stabbers. Don't go out of your way to raise your strength to wield this.

Level 19

weapon
3 to 36zapping pierce
Normal Speed
Requires 19 Strength
  • +1 Thief Skill Level
  • +4 damroll
  • +4 hitroll
  • +5% Zap Save
  • +1 Constitution
Requires Total Levels 58 19 thief
GLOW ANTI_GOOD
Keywords: lightning sword blade copper bladed

Note: One of the few non-impact zap weapons, very useful for both stabbing and flourishing since the other impact weapons do not synergize well with thief skills

Level 21

Artifact Relic weapon
4 to 36ice stab
normal Speed
Requires 14 Strength
  • +5 damroll
  • +2 Thief Skill Level
  • +1 Dexterity
  • +1 sneak
  • +1 hide
Account Bound
Requires Level 21 Thief
Keywords: thin dagger magical rogue's


Level 22

Artifact Relic weapon
5 to 40toxic stab
slow Speed
Requires 16 Strength
  • +5 damroll
  • +2 Thief Skill Level
  • +1 Constitution
Character Bound
Requires Level 22 Thief
Keywords: dirty halberd

Level 28

Rare weapon
6 to 48slow, ice stab
Normal Speed
Requires 18 Strength
  • +3 hitroll
  • +3 damroll
  • +4 Absorb Fire
  • +1 Thief Skill Level
Requires Level 28 Thief
CRYSTAL
Keywords: ice dagger crystal

Level 29

Artifact Relic weapon
3 to 54slow, stab
Normal Speed
Requires 26 Strength
  • +9 hitroll
  • +3 damroll
  • +2 Thief Skill Level
  • +1 Dexterity
Character Bound
Requires Level 29
Keywords: trident proteus'

Head

Level 0

Artifact armor
HEAD
4 Armor Class
  • +8 HP
  • +5% Fire Save
  • +13 Movement
  • +1 Strength
  • +1 Constitution
  • +5% Spell Save
Character Bound
Requires Level 0
Keywords: cap leather red

Level 13

Rare armor
HEAD
0 Armor Class
  • +1 Thief Skill Level
  • +2 damroll
  • -1 Cast Ability
Account Bound
Requires Total Levels 30 13 thief
ANTI_GOOD
Keywords: charcoal black mask leather

Neck

Level 8

Artifact armor
NECK
4 Armor Class
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 Constitution
  • +1 Charisma
  • +12 HP
Requires Level 8
Keywords: necklace skull skulls gross

Level 11

Artifact armor
NECK
1 Armor Class
  • +1 Thief Skill Level
  • +2 damroll
Account Bound
Requires Level 11 Thief
Keywords: pendant spider charm

Level 18 (Total 37)

Artifact armor
NECK
1 Armor Class
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 Strength
  • +1 Constitution
  • +1 Charisma
  • +10 Movement
Requires Total Levels 37
Keywords: orcish medal honor tarnished bronze gornash

Level 19

Artifact armor
NECK
1 Armor Class
  • +1 Thief Skill Level
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 Dexterity
Requires Level 19 Thief
Keywords: rat black medallion chain metal

Level 21

Rare armor
NECK
1 Armor Class
  • +2 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 Dexterity
  • +1 hide
  • +1 sneak
Character Bound
Requires Level 21 Thief
Keywords: chain black wolf talisman

Arms

Level 3

Artifact armor
ARMS
5 Armor Class
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 Constitution
  • +1 Dexterity
Requires Level 3
Keywords: black leather sleeves pair

Level 11

Artifact armor
ARMS
1 Armor Class
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 Dexterity
  • +1 Strength
  • +1 Constitution
Requires Level 11 Thief
Keywords: sharkskin shark skin sleeves pair dark brown

Wrist

Level 6

Artifact armor
WRISTS
1 Armor Class
  • +1 Thief Skill Level
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 Dexterity
  • +1 dodge
Character Bound
Requires Total Levels 12 6 thief
Keywords: black bone bracer band

Level 7

Rare armor
WRISTS
4 Armor Class
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 damroll
Character Bound
Requires Level 7
Keywords: greasy leather bracer

Note: There is also a black lizard skin bracer (Item) which has 2 damroll, 4 mov instead of 1 hit/1 dam but at this level hitroll is scarce so the little you can get on thief gear is more useful that the 1 extra damroll

Level 17

Rare armor
WRISTS
1 Armor Class
  • +1 Thief Skill Level
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 Dexterity
  • +5 Movement
Account Bound
Requires Level 17 Thief
Keywords: pitch black leather wrist wristband band

Hands

Level 12

Rare armor
HANDS FEET
2 Armor Class
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 Strength
Requires Level 12
Keywords: set tiger paws

Level 15

Artifact armor
HANDS
3 Armor Class
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 Dexterity
  • +1 Strength
  • +1 Constitution
Character Bound
Requires Level 15
Keywords: ranger gloves pair forest green

Finger

Level 11

Rare armor
FINGERS
1 Armor Class
  • +2 hitroll
  • +1 Dexterity
  • +5 Movement
  • +5 HP
Character Bound
Requires Level 11
Keywords: ring official crest mayor's mayor signet

Level 12

Artifact armor
FINGERS
0 Armor Class
  • +1 Thief Skill Level
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
Account Bound
Requires Level 12 Thief
Keywords: brown stone ring

Level 15

Artifact armor
FINGERS
0 Armor Class
  • +2 damroll
  • +1 Thief Skill Level
  • +1 Dexterity
Account Bound
Requires Level 15 Thief
GLOW
Keywords: black marble ring

On Body

Level 9

Artifact armor
ON_BODY
1 Armor Class
  • +1 Thief Skill Level
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 Dexterity
Requires Level 9 Thief
Keywords: black lizard skin armor hide

About Body

Level 11

Artifact armor
ABOUT_BODY
1 Armor Class
  • +1 Thief Skill Level
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 Dexterity
  • +1 Constitution
Character Bound
Requires Level 11 Thief
ANTI_GOOD
Keywords: gray grey duster overcoat

Level 13

Artifact armor
ABOUT_BODY
1 Armor Class
  • +1 Thief Skill Level
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
Account Bound
Requires Level 13 Thief
Keywords: golden brown mole hide fur

Waist

Level 10

Artifact treasure
WAIST
  • +2 damroll
  • +1 Strength
  • +1 Constitution
  • +1 Dexterity
Character Bound
Requires Total Levels 10
Keywords: copper hoop bracelet gorros gorro gorro's

Level 16

Rare armor
WAIST
2 Armor Class
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 Strength
  • +1 Dexterity
Account Bound
Requires Level 16
Keywords: belt gravekeeper jet black

Level 17

Artifact armor
WAIST
1 Armor Class
  • +1 Thief Skill Level
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 damroll
Requires Level 17 Thief
Keywords: black sash thief rogue jet

Legs

Level 8

Artifact armor
LEGS
7 Armor Class
  • +1 Constitution
  • +1 Strength
  • +1 Dexterity
Requires Level 8
Keywords: overalls grey dirty

Level 10 (Total 23)

Artifact armor
LEGS
1 Armor Class
  • +1 Thief Skill Level
  • +2 damroll
  • +1 sneak
Character Bound
Requires Total Levels 23
Requires Level 10 Thief
Keywords: leather pair leggings nightstalker rogue black

Feet

Level 3

Artifact armor
FEET
3 Armor Class
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 Strength
  • +1 Dexterity
Character Bound
Requires Level 3
Keywords: midnight black boots pair


Shield/Held

Level 13

Artifact armor
SHIELD
3 Armor Class
  • +1 damroll
  • +1 hitroll
  • +1 Dexterity
  • +1 Constitution
  • +1 hide
  • +1 sneak
Requires Level 13 Thief
Keywords: thieves thief black buckler shift