Thieves add danger, intrigue, and excitement to any fantasy story.
Here are ten essential skills that are required by fantasy thieves:
Thieves should be experts at lifting items from pockets, purses, and bags without being detected.
2. Lock picking.
Thieves should be skilled in opening locks and disabling security systems, allowing them to infiltrate places undetected.
When on jobs, thieves should remain unseen and unheard. They should carry out their missions without being discovered.
Thieves must become experts in getting out of tight situations, whether it’s slipping away from a fight or evading pursuit.
Thieves should learn how to create fake documents, seals, and signatures to gain access to restricted areas or to pass themselves off as someone else.
Thieves must be able to change their appearance to blend in with their surroundings, making it difficult for their targets to spot them.
Skills in acrobatics and parkour will allow thieves to move through the environment in creative and efficient ways.
8. Sleight of hand.
Thieves should have keen skills in misdirection and deception, allowing them to manipulate objects and people to their advantage.
9. Knowledge of the underworld.
A good thief is a well-connected thief. They should have knowledge of the criminal underworld, which can be useful for obtaining information or finding allies.
10. Strategic thinking.
The best thieves can think on their feet, improvise, and plan out their actions to carry out their mission.
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