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Attacks and steals an item from an enemy.

Final Fantasy Dimensions description

Mug (ぶんどる, Bundoru?), also known as Capture, Plunder, or Smash and Grab, is a combination of the Attack and Steal commands, allowing the user to attempt to steal an item in the same turn they attack. Like its counterpart, Steal, Mug is associated with the Thief class.

## Appearances

### Final Fantasy IV

In the Advance and Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection versions Edge can upgrade Steal to Mug, also known as Plunder, by equipping the Hanzo Gloves. Mug has a Charge Time of 1.

#### Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Attack and steal at the same time.

Description

Edge has Mug (Smash and Grab in the WiiWare version) allowing him to perform the attack and steal action simultaneously. Mug has a Charge Time of 2.

### Final Fantasy V

Attack and steal from an enemy.

Description

Mug (also called Capture) is the Level 6 ability of the Thief job class, learned for 150 ABP. The Thief Knife randomly attempts a steal when used with the Attack command. Mug will ignore any added abilities on the character's equipped weapon.

### Final Fantasy VI

Locke Cole and Gogo can use Mug (also called Capture) if they are equipped with a Brigand's Glove. Due to a bug the Brigand's Glove replaces any effect on the user's weapon, such as random instant death or defense-ignoring, with a Mug attempt. However, weapons that randomly cast spells still perform such after the steal attempt is made. Dischord also helps with improving the success rate for both Steal and Mug.

The Thief's Knife has its user attempt to steal when attacking at 50% rate. It can be equipped by Locke and Shadow. Harvester can use Mug on the party, but it works like Steal Gil. If the monster(s) or the party escapes, the party loses the stolen gil. If the enemy is defeated and the battle is won, the party will gain the stolen gil.

There is a glitch involving Mug and the relic Master's Scroll, or any attempt to steal multiple items within a single turn. After having Locke use Mug while equipped with the Master's Scroll (or any character wielding two Thief's Knives), the first item stolen will always be stolen, but any items that would be stolen afterward will not be added to the player's inventory (unless the monster is alone). Any items stolen after the first item cannot be stolen again under any circumstances, as the first successful steal will count as a successful steal for any other enemies the unit targets during the attack, only the items are never obtained.

### Final Fantasy VII

Mug is the Level 2 ability on the Steal Materia. It is the same as the Steal command with an added Attack. Mug replaces the Steal command and uses the same math as Steal does, including the Sneak Glove.

The Bandit can use the Mug command, stealing items from the inventory of, and causing damage to, one target.

If Mug is performed with Vincent, it may trigger the Vincent Mug glitch where the game skips the next attack animation.

#### Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-

Zack can use Mug with the Mug materia. After spending a moment charging the attack, Zack attacks an enemy and attempts to steal from them. Mug requires no AP to use. Mug can be created through Materia Fusion by upgrading a Steal materia.

### Final Fantasy VIII

Change Attack to Mug

Description

Mug is a support ability the Guardian Forces Diablos and Bahamut can learn for 200 AP. When equipped, the Attack command is changed to Mug. This is the only ability that allows players to steal items from opponents, as there is no base Steal ability. If an enemy is mugged, it does not drop items after the battle.

Due to the level scaling system, most enemies actually give worse items when mugged instead of defeating them normally and obtaining item drops. For example, the Elnoyle at high tier (level 30+) drops Energy Crystals, but mugging from it only yields Moon Stones, same as the low tier (level 1-19) version.

The formula for Mug to steal is as follows:

$Mug\% = (MugDifficulty + (MuggerSpd / 2) + 1) / 256 * 100$[1]

MugDifficulty is often 128 or higher, meaning a base Mug% of 50% or higher, which is further increased by the character's Spd. The enemies have four item "slots" in the game data and the item one obtains via Mug depends on which slot the character steals from. The lower slots contain common items, whereas higher slots usually contain better/rare items. If the character successfully mugs an enemy, the game decides which item slot's item the player gets by utilizing the random number generator (random value between 0 and 255).

If (rnd < 178) Slot = 0[1]
else if (rnd < 229) Slot = 1
else if (rnd < 244) Slot = 2
else Slot = 3
Item Slot Chance
Slot 0 178/256 69.5%
Slot 1 51/256 20%
Slot 2 15/256 5.8%
Slot 3 12/256 4.7%
[1]

If the player has the Rare Item party ability in effect, the probabilities are modified. Since it's impossible to get a value higher than 255 on the random number generator, it's impossible to get an item from Slot 3 with Rare Item equipped, which means, counter-intuitively, Rare Item might prevent the player from obtaining the rarest items.

if (rnd < 128) Slot = 0[1]
else if (rnd < 242) Slot = 1
else if (rnd < 261) Slot = 2
else Slot = 3
Item Slot Chance
Slot 0 128/256 50%
Slot 1 114/256 44.5%
Slot 2 14/256 5.5%
Slot 3 0/256 0%
[1]

### Final Fantasy IX

Mug is a support ability used by Zidane/Gameplay. Mug makes Zidane's steals deal minor damage.

The damage done through Mug is as follows:

$0 ... [Zidane's Level * Target's Level / 2] - 1$[2]

Mug is learned from Chimera Armlet, Thief Hat and Survival Vest for 65 AP and costs three Magic Stones to equip.

### Final Fantasy X

Mug is found in Rikku's section of the Sphere Grid. It costs 10 MP to use. It is approximately 45 sphere levels away from Steal.

#### Final Fantasy X-2

Steal items and damage one enemy.

"Help" description

The Garment Grid Treasure Hunt grants Mug. The Grid is acquired when challenging Shinra to a game of Sphere Break; the player must make a combo with a border coin with Item or Rare Item trait. Shinra can only be played in Chapter 3 during Luca's Sphere Break tournament, or, if lost, during Chapter 5 in Luca's locker rooms.

Mug is a useful ability as it grants the user AP for the action even when the steal fails, whereas a regular Attack command gives no AP. Mug is one of the few ways of granting the ability to physically attack to the White Mage, Black Mage and Songstress dresspheres.

#### Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission

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### Final Fantasy XI

Mug is available to Thieves at level 35, and allows them to steal gil from the target.

### Final Fantasy XIV

Mug is a Rogue ability learned after completing the Level 15 quest "Slave to the Code". It delivers an attack with a potency of 140 to a single target, and has an instant cast time and 90-second recast time. Mug increases the chance of additional items being dropped by the target if the ability is dealt before, or as the finishing blow. Learning the trait Enhanced Mug at Level 66 makes Mug increase the Ninki Gauge by 30.

In PvP, Mug's potency is changed to 750, and it increases the Ninki Gauge by 30 without learning any trait.

### Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn

Receive items after daemonifying an enemy.

Description

Mug is learned on the Descension grid for 64 AP. It allows the player to receive items for daemonifying opponents.

Damages target and steals carried gil.

Description

"Mug" is the localized named for Steal Gil.

#### Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

Steal Gil is called "Mug" in the localization.

### Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King

Mug is a level 20 Dirty Tricks ability for the Thief class, and caps at level 20. It allows the user to deal damage while stealing elementite from the target, but can only be used once per battle and up to three times a day.

### Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light

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### Bravely Default

Mug is the job level 6 ability for the Thief. It deals the same damage as a conventional attack to one target and has a 25% chance to steal an item from that target. It costs 16 MP to use. The Thief's Knife can be used like an item when equipped and will use Mug without any MP cost.

#### Bravely Second: End Layer

Mug is the level 3 command ability for the Thief. It allows the user to attack the enemy and have a 50% chance of stealing an item in the process. It costs 16 MP to use. Like in the prequel, the Thief's Knife may be used to Mug enemies without MP cost.

### Final Fantasy Dimensions

Mug is the level 16 ability of the Thief class, learned for 380 AP. It requires 2 slots to equip and use, and when used the user will physically attack the target with a chance to steal that target's item as normal.

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### Chocobo Racing

Mug is an ability initially used by Goblin but usable by any character; it allows a racer to steal a Magic Stone from the racer in the first position.

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## Etymology

Mug or Mugging refers to a type of street robbery that involves the threating or assaulting a person with the intent to rob. The term originates from London's gangster scene. In England, "mug" may also mean a dimwitted or gullible individual. Thus, organized criminals referred to violent street robberies as "A mug's game," because the perpetrators presumably did not have the intelligence to commit more sophisticated crimes.

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