In this guide i will tell you the best,fastest and most proftiable way to get 99 thieving on the online game Runescape.
Thieving is known to be as one of the easiest skills to master on Runescape. The reason for which it is believed to be one of the easiest is that it only takes a short amount of time to achieve 99 when in comparison to some of the harder skill-capes to get such as construction. To get 99 thieving from level 1 it takes around 2-3days playing time and when compared to other skills this is super easy and i recommend going for this skill-cape if you do not already own it. Another bonus of getting 99 thieving is that allot of profit can be made from it and by following this guide as much as 10million gp can be made! Now on with the guide :)
What to thieve at certain levels
Levels 1-5 Pickpocket Men (0.5k xp P/H)
Levels 5-20 Bakers Stall (8k xp P/H)
Levels 20-30 Silk Stall (13k xp P/H)
Levels 30-50 Advanced Chest (60k xp P/H)
Levels 50-65 Coshing Volunteer (105k xp P/H)
Levels 65-95 Menaphite Thugs (235k xp P/H)
Levels 95-99 Monkey Knife Fighter (300k xp P/H)
Men - Can be found all over Runescape but i recommend pick-pocketing men in Lumbridge or in the house full of men just north of the Edgeville bank and south of the wilderness ditch.
Baker Stalls - The baker stall that i recommend going to is those in the center of Ardougne. When stealing from stalls in Ardougne it is recommended that you complete the Ardougne easy task to get the Ardougne cape. The Ardougne cape reduces the chance of you being caught by guards when stealing from stalls hence why it is a good thing to get.
Silk Stalls - The silk stall that you should steal from is located in the center of Ardougne, just like with the Baker Stall i recommend that you wear the Ardougne cloak when stealing from this stall as it will minimize the risk of being caught.
Advanced chests - In order to thieve from these chests you need to have completed the Buyers and Cellars quest, if you have not completed this quest don't worry as it does not take allot of time to complete and is definitely worth doing. when thieving from these chests you will also need a lock pick which can be bought from players or in the grand exchange. Advanced chests are found in a cellar in Lumbridge which is directly adjacent to the general store.
Coshing Volunteer - To steal from Coshing Volunteers you need to have completed 3 quests (Buyers and Cellars, The Feud and From tiny Acorns). Items needed to thieve using this method is a rubber blackjack. They can be found in the same cellar as the advanced chests.
Menaphite Thugs - To loot from Menaphite Thugs you will need to have 2 quests and 2 subquests, these quests are: Buyers and cellars, The feud, Rouge trader and Tiny Acorns. Menaphite Thugs can be found in Pollniveach in the Shanty Dessert.
Monkey Knife Fighter - To steal from Monkey Knife Fighters you must have done the quest Do no Evil. To do this method you must turn into a gorilla via the use of a Gorilla Greegree from the monkey madness quest. The monkeys are located at Ape toll which can be accessed via the level 76 magic teleport.
It is hard to explain the different techniques of thieving and looting so instead i will show you a video of the correct methods and techniques. Luckily i found this video on Youtube from and this goes through all the different methods and techniques to thieving at the certain spots.
I hope this guide helped you and gave you an insight into getting 99 thieving, if it did please comment below as i really appreciate your comments and also remember to vote this page up, leave feedback via the quick action buttons below THANKS! :)
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A Person on March 01, 2015:
So, in your Menaphite Thug section, you call the Kharidian Desert the Shanty Dessert. That must be one very dry and salty pastry.
Kila23 on October 09, 2014:
lol you found a guide that follows your exact methods? All I see is the copy n paste method.
lissaloo on August 23, 2014:
For levels 30-50 it's soooo much easier to world hop. Open all the doors to the chests and then switch worlds-- if you get 'em all it's 1470xp each time.
Kira on July 31, 2014:
Nice guide but i found staying at Coshing Volunteer's from 50-99 was better than thugs and monkeys, there exp scales with your thiev level making them give more exp at 65 than thugs since you can loot them 3 times instead of only twice and also you get caught way less and take no damage so you don't have to go back after you die or heal, also moneys are pretty much the same exp, just less clicking but again you don't have to go back there after you die or heal so it ends up being faster.
Dunno how accurate this is but it seemed to be the case for me,
Dustin on April 22, 2014:
ive been training on practice chest in thieve guild only unlocking all 6 gates no chest, totals out to about 1450 xp all together, taken into account the time it takes to jump servers you should be able to gain around 110k xp per hour
Golo on February 23, 2014:
Nice guide guys.
Karma Guy on October 30, 2013:
Time taken: 00:30:01.5 (30 minutes)
Stalls stolen from, wine stall and bakery stall in Taverly.
XP gained. 7,187
Estimated XP per Hour 14,300
Run ins with guard 5, run ins with master farmer 3.
Karma Guy on October 30, 2013:
levels 20-30 silk stall should be replaced with bakery / wine stall combo. less guards and more XP/PH I will come back in an hour or so with exact info.
River Court on September 13, 2013:
Little confused, the coshing volunteer gives 146 xp and menaphite thug gives 137 how can it be faster then? :/
games100 on April 09, 2013:
Thanks for your guide
JBastow (author) from Gateshead United Kingdom on March 06, 2013:
Join my cc:Bastow boy
Unholyz Bowz on February 25, 2013:
Hey, So i'm finding that the advanced pickpocketing trainer give an insane amount of xp, scaling with your level. He also only hits for 1 if you fail, and you can do it in the comfort of the Thieve's Guild. Am I missing something here? Otherwise, very nice guide :D
LLOLOLOLOL on January 30, 2013:
lol less than 60 hours :/ i can't play for 24 hours a day lmao:/ 2-3 days -.-
this will take me 60 days at the most :/
Elite on January 06, 2013:
hey what was the song when you were doing advanced chests?
AngelRose on November 04, 2012:
you guides are amazing lol, easiest and most straight forward guides ive read thank you :)
Redz on August 17, 2012:
im trying the menaphite thug.. but it says i can't knock them out because i want to knock them out, not kill them
JBastow (author) from Gateshead United Kingdom on August 05, 2012:
All I can say mate is LOLCANO its like Volcano but with a LOL
draconicfire on August 05, 2012:
the chest is at 35 I think
JBastow (author) from Gateshead United Kingdom on July 25, 2012:
Thanks for the comments guide and Jeffrey I have an agility guide go check it out!
marceline on June 10, 2012:
thanks this helped a lot!!
Jeffrey on June 09, 2012:
Hey Thnx for the guide it helped me out when i started training my thieving.
Can you also make an Agility guide?
Stryke on May 23, 2012:
Than you so much man, ILY