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Warriors who can steal anything from anyone. Their skill is legendary.


Thief is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics. It is one of the fastest jobs, second to Ninja, with the ability to move further than other jobs and have a high Evasion rate.

The Thief's key role is to steal rare equipment from enemies, though this can be blocked by the support ability Safeguard learned from the Chemist. To increase the success rate of stealing, the player can boost the Thief's Speed, as well equipping abilities such as Concentration or Brawler. For the Charm ability, one needs higher Magick Power to ensure the target will fall for them (the target must be of the opposite sex or a monster). It takes 4,520 JP to master.

Leveling Thief to level 4 will unlock the Dragoon, while leveling it to level 5 along with Archer and Geomancer will unlock Ninja.


Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
Lv. 2 Archer Lv. 3 Archer Knives Hats Clothes No
Move Rate Jump Rate Speed Physical Evasion Rate Base Attack Base Magic Base HP Base MP
4 4 9 25% Medium Low Medium Low



Thief job command. Allows a unit to steal gil, items, and even non-material things.

Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Steal Gil
(Gil Taking)
1 1 Now 10
Pilfer gil from the target.
Amount: Level x Speed
Success Rate: 200 + Speed
Steal Heart 3 1 Now 150
Capture the target's heart, enthralling them.
Effect: Charm.
Success Rate: 50 + Magic Attack
Steal Helmet 1 1 Now 350
Purloin the target's equipped helmet.
Success Rate: 40 + Speed
Steal Armor 1 1 Now 450
Purloin the target's equipped armor.
Success Rate: 35 + Speed
Steal Shield 1 1 Now 350
Purloin the target's equipped shield.
Success Rate: 35 + Speed
Steal Weapon 1 1 Now 600
Purloin the target's equipped weapon.
Success Rate: 30 + Speed
Steal Accessory 1 1 Now 500
Purloin the target's equipped accessory.
Success Rate: 40 + Speed
Steal EXP
(Steal Exp)
1 1 Now 250
Filch experience points from the target.
Amount: 5 + Speed
Success Rate: 70 + Speed

Reaction abilities[]

Name Description Trigger JP Needed
Assume a defensive stance.
Effect: Defending
HP Loss 200
Gil Snapper
(Gilgame Heart)
Receive gil equal to the amount of damage taken. HP Loss 200
Sticky Fingers
Catch thrown items and add them to the party inventory. Throw 200

Support abilities[]

Name Description JP Needed
(Secret Hunt)
Deliver slain monsters' remains to a poachers' den. 200

Movement abilities[]

Name Description JP Needed
Move +2 Increase Move by 2. 520/560
Jump +2 Increase Jump by 2. 480/500

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Thief appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Wind-elemental Backup and Forward cards.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Knights of the Crystals[]

KotC Thief.png

Thief appears as a card in the Ivalice Special Arena has a limited-time special arena with eighteen floors.