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Zidane Tribal character

Zidane Tribal, the main character of Final Fantasy IX is a Thief.

To steal a heart is going too far.
Dissidia Final Fantasy, Thief Lore

Thief (シーフ, Shīfu?) is a job class in the Final Fantasy series featured in several installments. It is one of the first jobs to appear in the series.


Most Thieves wield daggers, but some equip short swords or boomerangs. Their armor options are limited to lightweight armor and vests. They are known for having high speed, accuracy, evasion and critical hit rates with balanced physical stats including decent strength, HP and defenses. The most prominent ability of a Thief is to steal items from their opponents. Many variations of this ability exist. With additional training, Steal can be upgraded to Mug, which steals items and inflicts damage.

Other Thief abilities include "Flee", which allows a free escape from a battle, and "Alert", which prevents back attacks and sometimes pincer attacks. In later installments, Thieves were also given the power to steal gil from opponents as well as items. In some games, the Thief can be upgraded into a Ninja.


Final FantasyEdit

As one of the default classes, the Thief can be very useful in terms of its speed. Later on, the player has a chance to upgrade this class into a Ninja.

Final Fantasy IIEdit

While there is no job system or Steal command, the pirate Leila joins with traits befitting a Thief, possessing high Agility and proficiency with daggers, swords, and bows.

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

The Thief job is gained from the Fire Crystal in the NES version, while it is gained from the Wind Crystal in the 3D version. During battle, Thieves are able to steal items from the enemy or assist the party in escaping from combat. However, they are unable to guard any attacks. While on the field, placing a Thief at the front of the party will allow one to open locked doors without using any Magic Keys.

Final Fantasy VEdit

The Thief class is obtained from a shard of the shattered Wind Crystal. Its Steal command is invaluable, and also has many abilities that aid greatly on the field map.

Final Fantasy VIEdit

Locke Cole is a Thief able to use swords and heavy equipment. A running joke is that Locke hates when people refer to him as a thief, claiming he prefers the term "treasure hunter".

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

Yuffie Kisaragi is a Ninja, but is also considered a Thief by trade. At one point she steals the party's Materia, forcing the player to track her down to get it back.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

The Thief is fought as an enemy.

Final Fantasy IXEdit

The primary protagonist Zidane Tribal is a Thief and a member of Tantalus Theater Troupe, a secretive band of thieves. The Tantalus' members Blank, Marcus, and Cinna are temporarily playable who are thieves and have the Steal command. Zidane wields thief swords and daggers and learns passive abilities to boost his Steal ability.

Final Fantasy XEdit

Though there is no job system, Rikku bears abilities similar to a combination Thief and Chemist, with high Agility and many support abilities including Steal and Mug.

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

The Thief dressphere is best known for its high Agility stats. It is also Rikku's default dressphere. Some Thief-type abilities contribute to the Lady Luck dressphere skillset, specifically Gillionaire.

In the International and HD Remaster versions, Thief grants Mug to fiend-type creatures who possess the Attack command in their default command menu.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

The Thief is one of the six basic jobs available. They possess the typical Thief abilities of stealing, attacking quickly and dodging attacks.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

The Thief job is easily unlocked, and is the second-fastest, behind the Ninja. They usually have moderate HP and strength, but high Evasion. Thieves wield knives and wear light armor, and can steal equipment, EXP, and gil from enemies as well as charming them. The ability to charm enemies makes female thieves particularly lethal, because the majority of enemies in the game are male.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

Thief job is available to humes and moogles as a basic job. Thieves are one of the most useful jobs because of their ability to steal any piece of equipment, or even JP and abilities. To take full advantage of this players can examine every piece of equipment the opponents have before starting an engagement.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

Thief is a job available to humes and moogles that allows the user to steal various loot from enemies, including gil and accessories, using various abilities learned from knives.

Final Fantasy Tactics SEdit

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Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

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Class Eighth moogle of the Cranberry Knights represents the Thief class.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a KingEdit

The Thief cannot Steal, but has the Mug ability and otherwise has the main attributes of a Thief.

Crystal DefendersEdit

The Thief uses the same artwork as Tactics A2. If a Thief gets close to a foe when it is defeated, the party will earn extra gil, depending on the Thief's level. In the PS3/XBOX 360 versions, the "Good Samaritan" achievement/trophy requires clearing a map without hiring a Thief.

Bravely DefaultEdit

The Thief is a job obtained after defeating the Jackal at the Harena Ruins.

Thief is the compulsory job to have if one favors to 'collect' rather than shop. The Thief is a fast physical melee job that excels in Agility and Dexterity, as well as using Daggers and Bows. Using Thieves are great against bosses as bosses tends to yield rare items. Simply stealing or mugging them is an awesome way to go, especially for 'collectors'. It's also capable of stealing HP and executing a powerful speed focused attack call Godspeed strike. Its skillset is Thievery.

Bravely Second: End LayerEdit

The Thief is as asterisk obtained after defeating the Jackal.

The Thief is a physical fighter focusing on speed and stealing, excelling at both with their Thievery abilities. With their innate ability, Rob Blind, the amount of items they can steal from foes is literally doubled, potentially giving two of a unique item. Besides stealing items, the job's main strength is their high speed and dexterity which makes them formidable melee and ranged attackers.

Bravely Default: Fairy's EffectEdit

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Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

Thief is one of the starting jobs.

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

In the Duel Colosseum, when selected, the Thief job card will increase the chance of Treasure cards appearing in the selection area.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

The Thief job card appears in the new Labyrinth mode, and increases the frequency of treasure cards while in effect.

The Thief is also a job that can be selected for a character in the player's party for Quick Battle, Friend Cards, or wireless matches. It grants the user +50% to their EX Gauge and Assist Gauge at the start of a fight.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit

FFE Thief

Thief is unlocked along with Time Mage. It boasts high accuracy, mobility, and evasion, but otherwise has balanced stats. Thief is the only job proficient in Dagger Skills, and is therefor most effective when equipped with daggers. Thief also has the Standard Ability of Cleareyes, which gives a higher chance of finding rare items on the field.

Final Fantasy Explorers-ForceEdit

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

Great speed is good not only for dispatching foes, but also for stealing the hearts of the ladies.

The Thief is a character available to the party, he uses the Back Attack ability during battle. It unlocks at level 10.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK Thief Job
A master cutpurse who beguiles enemies with his uncanny quickness. There is no job with greater speed, allowing the thief to act before others in battle.
—Character profile.

Thief is a playable character who can be recruited as the First Time Reward for completing Castle Exdeath, Part 4 on Classic difficulty in the FF V realm of the Core Dungeons.

Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

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Mobius Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Thief and Rogue appear with numerous Wind-elemental cards.

Triple TriadEdit

Thieves from the series appear on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Chocobo's Dungeon 2Edit

Thieves appear as enemies and defeating them sometimes let them drop a "Thief Key", which is used to open some special treasure chests scattered throughout the dungeons.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's DungeonEdit

The Thief class is an optional job to obtain, as well as one of the more difficult ones. Merchant Hero X guards the memories needed to use this job. When taken, Merchant Hero X summons Dungeon Hero X to defeat Chocobo and reclaim the memories. Dungeon Hero X is a difficult foe, as he will block the stairs if Chocobo gets near them, ensuring that he must either be defeated or afflicted with a status condition to reach the stairs and escape.

Related jobsEdit


The Rogue (双剣士, Sōkenshi?, lit. Dual Fencer) is Discipline of War that appears in Final Fantasy XIV. Once known as Thieves, the Rogues developed a unique style of combat revolving around dual wielding knives and daggers. Adhering to no laws but their own, they steal from the wicked to help the downtrodden and maintain order in Limsa Lominsa. The Rogue can later be upgraded into the Ninja job.


FFT4HoL Bandit Icon

The Bandit (盗賊, Touzoku?) is a crown from Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. Similar to the Thief job, they can use abilities that steal items and are proficient with knives.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Square Enix Legend WorldEdit

Square Enix Legend World - Thief (FFXI) SR

The Thief version from Final Fantasy XI appears as a card in the game.

Puzzle & DragonsEdit

The Thief appears as part of the Crystal Defenders collaboration.

Knights of the CrystalsEdit

The Thief appears on a bronze card.

Samurai RisingEdit

Samurai Rising - Bandit

The Bandit appears as a job. The Bandit attack speed is fast, and can lower the enemy status.

Minna to BIOHAZARD Clan MasterEdit

As a crossover collaboration with Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade, the Resident Evil smartphone card battle RPG Minna to BIOHAZARD Clan Master boasts character Steven Burnside as a Thief. This is likely in correlation with how Steve was able to sneak around and escape the main confines of the Umbrella Europe facility Rockfort Isle, and the twin golden Orichalcum-esque daggers he wields evoke similarity to his signature weapons of the Gold Lugers.