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Thieving is trained as normal for ironmen. Certain methods, such as pickpocketing master farmers, are favored, due to their valuable drops.

Early training: Quests[edit | edit source]

Early levels can be skipped by completing quests rewarding Thieving experience. Notably, Hazeel Cult has no requirements, can involve no combat, and grants 1,500xp. Fight Arena has no requirements, involves safespottable combat, and rewards 2,175xp. Completing both is enough to raise a player's level to 18.

General information and tips[edit | edit source]

Rogue equipment[edit | edit source]

Main article: Rogues' Den

Obtain the rogue equipment as soon as possible. The Rogues' Den minigame requires Thieving 50 Thieving and Agility 50 Agility, and obtaining the full set should take around 90 minutes. It is recommended to have something else to do at the bank whilst waiting for run energy to restore (such as cooking fish, blowing molten glass), or opt for using energy potions (or strange fruit, as this can be obtained from fruit stalls) for more efficient runs.

H.A.M. store room[edit | edit source]

Main article: H.A.M. Store room

After completing Death to the Dorgeshuun, players can pickpocket H.A.M. Guards for H.A.M. keys and open the chests in the H.A.M. Store room, which contain coins, gems and jewellery. This is a way to obtain an amulet of strength or an amulet of power without the Crafting requirement and is a decent moneymaking option at lower levels. Wearing a full set of H.A.M. robes will not reduce the chance of failure when pickpocketing the guards as they only reduce the chance of being kicked out of the hideout, which cannot happen while in the store room. The player will loot double keys if wearing full rogue equipment.

Early money making[edit | edit source]

Blackjacking bandits in Pollnivneach has few requirements and it is one of the best ways to make starting cash for Managing Miscellania. Pickpocketing Knights of Ardougne is a slower but easier alternative at higher levels and it makes slightly more money than blackjacking, but this requires completion of the medium tasks in the Ardougne Diary, which in turn requires having a mith grapple.

Fastest experience[edit | edit source]

Levels 1-25: Men, cakes and silk[edit | edit source]

Safespot for the cake stall in East Ardougne.

At level 1, men in Lumbridge are the only option. Consider completing a few quests instead.

At level 5, players can thieve cakes from the bakery stalls in East Ardougne. They can be stolen while standing in a safespot, eliminating risk for lower levelled players or hardcore ironmen. Bank the cakes obtained, as they are useful for low-level questing and healing at Wintertodt. Banking a few loaves of bread is also a good idea, as they are needed for a few quests (Death Plateau requires 10).

At level 20, players can make a bit of starting cash by stealing silk at the silk stall and later selling them to the silk merchant for 60 coins each. He will remember theft for 30 minutes to one hour, but afterwards, entire inventories of silk can be sold.

Levels 25-45: Fruit stalls[edit | edit source]

At level 25, players can thieve from the fruit stalls in Hosidius with 15% favour.

Bank the strange fruit for run energy and golovanova fruit tops for botanical pies.

Levels 45-99: Blackjacking[edit | edit source]

Main article: Blackjacking

VERY click intensive. One of the best ways to make starting cash for Managing Miscellania.

Hardcore ironman chat badge.png Hardcore Ironmen are advised to wear a ring of life when blackjacking in case they disconnect after failing a knock-out.

Rogue equipment highly recommended.

Levels 49-99: Stealing artefacts[edit | edit source]

Main article: Stealing artefacts

Requires 75% favour in Port Piscarilius and usage of stamina potions. Allows you to combine Thieving with other skilling methods you can complete while running (glassblowing, fletching etc.)

Levels 55-99: Knights of Ardougne[edit | edit source]

Knights of Ardougne are a less click intensive but slower alternative to Blackjacking. One of the best ways to make starting cash for Managing Miscellania.

Rogue equipment and completion of Ardougne medium diary highly recommended.

Levels 81/91-99: Pyramid Plunder[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pyramid Plunder

Requires access to Sophanem.

Levels 94-99: Master farmers[edit | edit source]

Master farmers

Great method for obtaining herb seeds for Herblore and hop seeds for birdhouses. Rogue equipment highly recommended.

Ardougne Hard Diary and 94+ Thieving prevents you from ever failing

Post-99: TzHaar-Hur[edit | edit source]

Pickpocketing gems from the TzHaar-Hur in Mor Ul Rek is one of the best methods should one plan to train Thieving past level 99. Doing so yields up to 250,000 experience an hour, whilst also banking up to 60,000 banked Crafting experience an hour. Completion of the hard tasks in the Ardougne Diary and wearing the Thieving cape is required for this method.