Thief Achievement

  • Thief

     

    30

    Pick 50 locks and 50 pockets

    Like most of the collective achievements in Skyrim, there’s no real shortcut to this achievement, you have to put the time in and pick locks and pick pockets. Simple as. In truth, most of these will just come with playing the game (especially the pick 50 locks) and the pick 50 pockets can be sped up when doing the Thieves Guild. A few tips though:

    • Always open jail cells and chests you find around Skyrim, even if you don’t necessarily want anything from in there
    • Always carry enough lock-picks. Buy whenever possible. Even breaking them earns you experience for that skill, thus making it easier to lock pick
    • Doing the Thieves Guild’s final mission, “Darkness Returns,” you’ll be able to get a special ability that will help you remain incognito. No spoilers!
    • Use the standing stone, the Shadow Stone and once a day players can become invisible for an extended period. That helps with pickpocketing. You’ll find it south of Riften, in the small mountain in the middle before the big mountain range to the south
    • You have to be crouched to pickpocket, and do so from the shadows and only grab when the reticule’s eye is closed (i.e. a thin horizontal line)
    • Remember, it’s free to look, but grab something and get caught and they’ll turn on you and you’ll get a bounty. Always note the percentage… 90% ones are fairly risk free
Comments
  • this one might be hard for me
  • From what I remember from Oblivion, I had to pick A LOT of doors, shouldnt be a big deal.
  • Picking locks won't be a problem. And just make a hard save before you pickpocket in case you fail.
  • sweet, this is all I did in Oblivion
  • My only concern is I don't plan on putting ANY points in lockpicking... guess i will if i HAVE to... but i'd rather not.
  • @5 You don't "put" points into skills, they level up as you use them. There's no negative effects of levelling it up, so who cares?
  • @2 Doors are never a problem, Pockets, well that's different. Hate picking pockets.
  • hoped that this wouldnt be in or pickpocketing. lock picking in oblivion / fallout 3 did get tedious, it was only on getting the skeleton key in oblivion saved me from total frustration.
  • @6... You're absolutely right. I was thinking like it's fallout rather than the Skyrim leveling system. This should be no problem then.
  • Oh This is going to be easy ;)
  • Very easy.
  • Argonians get a skill bonus on lockpicking, i think it's +25. Anyways, hopefully pickpocketing will be more reasonable this time than in Morrowind and Oblivion. Also i hope the skill level has a greater impact on which locks you are allowed to pick as in Fallout 3 & NV. In Oblivion the level didn't matter that much, because all that it came down was to being good at the minigame, which wasn't that hard anyway.
  • Wonder how you will level pick pocketing if you start at 0? Seems like you would just get caught every time until you leveled it up enough. Or maybe it's one in the same with lockpicking or something.
  • For those curious as to how the system works, they stated that the lock-picking mechanism would be more similar to, "or almost exactly like", the lock-picking mechanism in Fallout. I assume that this means they will use the "two pins in a spinning model" approach. I don't believe they have said whether or not they will use the "you need a lockpick skill of 25 to open this lock" model, but you do level up the stat for lock-picking by continuously doing so, the same as in Oblivion, as the lock-picking stat appears in the skill menu once again. Pickpocketing in the past has been determined by a number of different factors: light in the zone, weight of your boots, weight/number of stolen goods, "awareness" of target, Sneak skill, and Agility. This should be calculated roughly the same, t
  • though Agility is no longer a factor as it has been removed as an alterable stat. Wearing Dark Brotherhood gear and sneaking in the nigh has worked fine in the past. Or, if you prefer going all out, just enchant equipment with Chameleon (or learn the spell) and do the work in broad daylight. I haven't seen the full list of perks so far, but (Stealth Suit + Silent Running + a few dozen grenades to pull the Indiana Jones exchange) = victory in Fallout 3. I shall try to emulate that to whatever extent that I can in Skyrim. I hope this helped clear a little confusion off the table. :)
  • this one will come naturally for me, i love playing a thief character.
  • @4: same here! and I always saved before I tried pickpocketing someone, it's necessary since even despite my high lvl of stealth in Oblivion I had a 50/50 chance of being caught even when the person was asleep at night! some of my favorite times in Oblivion were from taking the food off of someone and putting a poisoned apple in its place! id follow them around till they sat down to eat and watch how they'd die in their seat! XD even more hilarious if they were a mage and you watch as thier life drains and they are trying to heal themselves and do...until their mana runs out. >:D
  • lol @17 thats funny.
  • pickpocketing scares me "Stop You've violated the law!"
  • Skeleton key anyone?
  • Badass,am a master of picking locks and the shadows. ;) This will be easy and fun.
  • this trophy basically means that I'm choosing an Argonian rogue as my character
  • @22 trophy? here we unlock Achievements. anyways... like someone else said i hope there is a skeleton key. because it was the best thing ever. however its easy all the same pickpocketing may be a problem unless you save beforehand.
  • the skeloton key was useful but took alot of fun away from it,like the money glitch i hope they dont have it again because as useful as it was it took alot of skill away from the game
  • @24 or perhaps have it be only available to higher level players. Oblivion i think you only had to be level 10 or so to do the quest to get it.
  • i gonna miss oblivion where i just duplicated lock picks
  • I never picked locks in oblivion i always used open lock spells since i was a mage when i played.
  • STOP RIGHT THERE CRIMINAL SCUM !!!
  • I'm going thief on first playthrough anyways so this will be easy. Love thieves! :D
  • Hmm... I wonder if this means you have to actually have to take something from the pockets, or whether just entering and exiting the pocket works towards it. Wonder if there's a place like the Skooma Den in Oblivion where you could enter and exit over and over again without being reported. Either way, this one won't take me long at all :)
  • The only annoying part of this Achievement is picking pockets; not because it's hard, just because it's going to be tedious.
  • If I remember right, the lockpicking in Skyrim is going to be very similar to Fallout 3 and New Vegas. Which totally rocks, I never did really care for Oblivion's take on it.
  • This is probably going to take me forever. Hopefully not though.
  • I'm totally going to be a master thief. I'll be taking the clothes off peoples backs.
  • No big deal. In Oblivion I played a muscle bound warrior guy and still managed to pick over 200 locks before completing the main story. Pickpocketing may be difficult though.
  • this should be pretty easy
  • Does anyone know if you'll have to invest too terribly many points into the skills associated with getting these?
  • @37 there are no points to be allocated, the skills "level" as you use them.
  • im going to hate having to pick the pockets... i still havent gotten that achievment in fallout new vegas lol
  • Why does everyone keep saying that you can't invest points into skills? I'm pretty sure ppeople are talking about the perks. To answer their intended questions: No. while perks do help get these acheivements, you should be able to get them without any need to invest perks into the skill trees. Pick pocketing will be more difficult than lock picking. However, PROTIP: join the thieves guild and go around picking pockets in Riften. You'll get in trouble, but you'll be able to buy off the guards with an immensely small sum of money. Seriously, its pretty much no penalty pick pocketing, and it'll increase your skill as well.
  • This was the last achievement I got... I hate picking pockets -_-
  • One of the first achievements I got on Skyrim! :D
  • You actually have to take something, and not get caught. getting caught is the annoying part, as i'm often caught because some ramdomer has seen me at the last second :P take note of the 'chance of stealing' at the bottom of the screen before trying to pickpocket something.
  • Easiest way to do this, as well as easiest way to get your Pick-Pocket skill up; once you become the Thieves Guildmaster you can pick pocket them all day long, they never get mad they just take all their things back. Just leave and re-enter and try again. The more things you take from them the more skill ups you'll get and it WILL count towards the Achievement if you pick-pocket successfully from the same person 50 times.
  • @45 Also, if you find someone who can train you in a certain skill, you can pickpocket all your cash back from them.
  • The easiest way for me to do this was to go to riften and purposely get my self stuck in jail...If you then break out and go to the guy directly across from you (his name is something blackbriar) you can pick-pocket him an unlimited number of times and even if you get caught he still won't care. This is also great for leveling pickpocket.
  • I just blew through the pickpocketing in 25 minutes! This is how I did it: I had on Necklace of Deft Hands (Pickpocket success is 20% better), Ring of Minor Sneaking (Sneaking is 15% better), and the Thieves Guild Boots (Pickpocket success is 15% better.) I only have a skill of 37 in pickpocketing, and I was only about 34 when I started. I had only picked 4 pockets before I started doing this. ent to Whiterun and went to the bar, the inn, the warmaiden, the potion shop, the 2 people selling things in the market, and probably 3 random people around the city and pickpocketed them. I went for all the small things, 8 gold, a lockpick, a key, whatever is small in weight, and took one thing at a time. I saved after every successful pickpocket, and each person had anywhere from 4-9 things
  • ok this achievment is easier than it sounds or atleast seems to be
  • You can pickpocket 50 times in under 5 mins with this easy glitch. Goto a shop vendor and sneak up behind him/her then place (yes place!) one single arrow in their pocket and then exit their pocket and repeat. Do this 50 times and its done! All you need is 50 arrows and make sure you only put in one at a time shops are quiet and knowone should see you.
  • You can pickpocket 50 times in under 5 mins with this easy glitch. Goto a shop vendor and sneak up behind him/her then place (yes place!) one single arrow in their pocket and then exit their pocket and repeat. Do this 50 times and its done! All you need is 50 arrows and make sure you only put in one at a time shops are quiet and knowone should see you.
  • Yeah pickpocketing Mr black briar in Riften is definitely the way to go. Even if you get caught you can continue to pickpocket him. I spent maybe 15 minutes there and got 60 pickpocketing and picked over 1000 pockets
  • the lockpicking part was easy, by the time i did the pickpocket i had enough other perks to make it easy. I made a necklace and ring with grand soul gems and extra effect so i had two items with 40% sneak and 40% pickpocket i could have made more but did not really feel like it. most of everything on people was a 90% chance it took me maybe 30 mins to do it.
  • I don't find enough locks.
  • Great way to level up. Lots of locks in dwemer ruins.
  • It's easy to lockpick, but to pick pocket is a totally different thing -.- so annoying
  • easy to do at ragged tavern - cistern. Go to training room, pick the locks you can, then exit and wait three days. However, this achievement will probably be gotten during the storyline as all houses are relocked every night.
  • Yep, Mr black briar in Riften prison is the easyest target. Just steal his stuff and then put it back in hes pocket. Got this acheavo in 15 min tops.
  • For locks, go to Whiterun, Riverwood, Falkreath, Rorikstead and Ivarstead and pick all locks there. Go to Riften if you haven't picked 50. For pickpocketing you should train as much as possible and wear fortify pickpocket enchantments. Only try with skill of 40+.
  • If you playing with dagger (sneak attack deals 15 times damage with perk!), just make sure to steal something from enemy before you kill them. Even if you fail to steal, you have enough time to attack (usually twice, if one attack doesn't kill), before enemy will "detect" you p.s. skill progress based on value of stolen goods, not times you stole something There's no need to boost locks, there's so many of them, you'll get it naturally...

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