Thief

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Thief
Tier 1 Class
Human Thief Large.png
Class traits
Class trait: STABBER STABBER
Deals an extra 30% damage to enemies with full health
Class trait: HOARDER HOARDER
+33% more items on dungeon map
Class trait: SURVIVOR SURVIVOR
All Item: Health Potion Health Potions and Item: Mana Potion Mana Potions restore both health AND mana
Suggested Races
Halfling Thief.png Halfling Thief, Gnome Thief.png Gnome Thief
Unlocking
Building: Thief Den Level 1 Criminal Den

The Thief is a 2-bit trickster put into a 32-bit job and doesn't have any particularly heroic abilities. Of course, given the level of resourcefulness and adaptability that any good criminal possesses, who really needs heroism?

Races

Halfling

The Halfling Thief.png Halfling Thief benefits from the the Class trait: SURVIVOR SURVIVOR class feature, granting them extra benefit every time they use one of their potions. In addition, thieves will find one additional powerup of each kind hidden within the dungeon, meaning they have less need for improvements to attack bonus, health, and mana. However, the thief remains a highly versatile class and will perform well with any race.

Gnome

The Gnome Thief.png Gnome Thief is very similar to their Halfling Thief.png Halfling Thief counterpart (read above), except that they are less susceptible to Trait: Mana burn Mana burn and more to Trait: Poisonous Poisonous.

Orc

The Orc Thief.png Orc Thief can land very powerful Stab attacks due to the bonus Base Damage, if they also manage to get Trait: First strike First strike they can brute force through most of the uncomplicated dungeons.

Strategy

The thief is one of the most well-balanced and versatile classes in the game, and is best described as a jack of all trades. What's better, you really don't have to do any work to get the most out of his class features; more powerful potions and more stats boosters are just things you'll get to benefit from naturally. However, he is not well-suited to most specialized strategies and will need to find ways to leverage all of his resources effectively to win.

Thieves are best played as hybrids that juggle spellcasting and melee combat to win.

A particularly good combination for thieves is combining the Glyph: HALPMEH HALPMEH glyph with deities and items that boost their resistances. The higher your resistances, the more effective your hit points become. Because his mana will be used to regenerate health due to Class trait: SURVIVOR SURVIVOR class trait, this allows the thief to funnel all the advantage of his extra powerful potions into hit points. It's a very good idea to find a way to increase your damage output when playing the thief in this manner, relying on your potions and resistances for survival. The HP->Attack booster swap is strongly recommended for such a character.

Thieves benefit well from the Item: Trisword Trisword and Item: Dragon Shield Dragon Shield items as preparations.