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Endurance: 1
Melee: 2
Firearms: 2
Speed: 4
Special Ability
StealingGlove.png Sticky Glove
Honor Among Thieves
Slippery Target
Starting Items
Frameless Crowbar
Frameless Lockpick (3)
Frameless Safe Buster (3)
Frameless Cardboard Box (3)
Frameless Wall Bypasser (3)
Frameless Window Cutter (3)
Big Quest
Undiscerning Looting
Pretty much the worst thief who has ever lived. Actually dresses in stereotypical burglar garb. Ridiculous. This was done out of tremendous insecurities -- they thought it would make them feel like more of a professional criminal. It didn't. Will the Thief ever conquer their imposter syndrome?

The Thief is a both an NPC and playable character in Streets of Rogue. They wear a stereotypical criminal outfit.

NPC[edit | edit source]

As a NPC, the Thief will generally spawn in houses, Shelters, and Drug Dens, and will be chased out of shops they spawn in due to the fact that they're Suspicious. They tend to carry crowbars.

When walking past a Thief without having Honor Among Thieves, they may steal an item and run away, becoming Hostile. They will not leave the level however, and can be found and killed, although they will keep on running away which may make this difficult. In Downtown, they can jump out of Manholes, unless you have Honor Among Thieves. Once they jump out, they will attempt to steal an item and run away. Again, if you find and kill them, you can get your lost item back.

The Thief can steal from other NPCs as well. They will continue to run away from everyone, including you, for the duration of the level.

You can hire thieves to open a Door or break a Window. They will leave your party after being done with this task however. There is also a bug where they will not open Steel doors.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Tips and strategies[edit | edit source]

  • How to fight: You have average attack stats and low health as a Thief, so be cautious. The whole point of playing a Thief is not to get caught or seen. If you do need to kill somebody, try to ambush and overwhelm them with attacks before they can fight back.
  • How to finish a mission: Your thief equipment will make retrieval missions very easy but make sure consider your options for each mission carefully. You only have so many uses of your thief equipment after all. Try to avoid and reduce combat as much as possible. Look for alternate ways to complete missions instead of the normal "kill everything" approach.
  • As a Thief, you are heavily reliant on your starting items. If you run out, you should look for either another Thief to buy items from (Thanks to Honor Among Thieves), or buy them from a Loadout-O-Matic.
  • Sticky Glove lets you steal from strangers on the streets for Money and various items. It's in your best interest to rob everyone you can.
  • Your Cardboard Box allows you to move through cameras' lines of sight without setting off their alarms. Usually you should use it to move around hideouts
  • If you do happen to be spotted under a Cardboard Box, take it off as quickly as possible, even if it means getting spotted by a camera. If the hostile NPC uncovers you, a cardboard box is permanently lost from your inventory
  • NPC Thieves are most common in the Slums and Industrial zones, non-existent in the Park, and rare in Downtown and Uptown. Make sure to stock up on extra thief equipment early!
  • Loneliness Killer is a really good trait for the Thief as it will give you a shop every floor and a free lockpick or window cutter.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

General chat:[edit | edit source]

  • The only prize I've never stolen, is the heart of another. Sigh.
  • Know what's really hardcore? Pickpocketing yourself. Super hard.
  • When you steal something, at what point does it truly become your own?
  • I prefer when people don't catch me stealing, it makes things really awkward.
  • Word of advice, never try to pickpocket a naked person.

Hiring:[edit | edit source]

  • You're the boss! (Upon being hired)

Stealing using Sticky Glove:[edit | edit source]

  • Yoink!

At the Homebase:[edit | edit source]

  • I've been able to 'confiscate' some things for the Resistance...

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the Chinese version of the game, the Thief wears solid black clothes instead of the black and white stripes.
Playable Characters

Assassin.png Bartender.png Cannibal.png Comedian.png Cop.png Doctor.png Firefighter.png Gangster.png GangsterB.png Gorilla.png Hacker.png InvestmentBanker.png Jock.png Scientist.png Shapeshifter.png Shopkeeper.png Slavemaster.png SlumDweller.png Soldier.png Thief.png Vampire.png Werewolf.png Wrestler.png Zombie.png Mobster.png RobotC.png Alien.png Bouncer.png Guard.png MechPilot.png Demolitionist.png Courier.png CustomCharacter.png