Thief (FFXI)  

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Job Description

Mithra Thief
Mithra Thief
Agile combat support specialists that excel at hindering enemies and stealing their items. Rather than attacking enemies directly, the thief uses sneaky tactics to plant hate onto a secondary target through considerable burst damage.

Spells and Abilities

Job Abilities

Job Abilities are activated abilities unique to a specific job that enhance job performance in some way. This can include, but is not limited to, increasing armor or damage for a short time, initiating a special attack or triggering a party buff.

Name Level Recast Duration Effect
Steal 5 00:05:00 Instant Steal items from enemy.
Sneak Attack 15 00:01:00 00:01:00 Deals critical damage when striking from behind.
Flee 25 00:05:00 00:00:30 Increases movement speed.
Trick Attack 30 00:01:00 00:01:00 Deals extra damage when striking from behind a party member.
Mug 35 00:15:00 Instant Steal gil from enemy.
Hide 45 00:05:00 Random User becomes invisible.
Collaborator 65 00:01:00 Instant Steals one quarter of the target party member's enmity and redirects it to the thief.
Accomplice 65 00:05:00 Instant Steals half of the target party member's enmity and redirects it to the thief.
Assassin's Charge 75 (Merit) 00:15:00 00:01:00 Will triple your next attack.
Feint 75 (Merit) 00:10:00 00:01:00 Your next attack will greatly reduce an enemy's evasion.
Despoil 77 00:05:00 Instant Steals items from an enemy while inflicting a status ailment upon it.
Conspirator 87 00:05:00 00:01:00 Enhances accuracy and Subtle Blow effect for party members within area of effect. Does not affect the party member being targeted by the enemy.

Job Traits

Job Traits are passive abilities that are always active for your job. Job Traits often boost stats, increase mp regeneration, or add resistances to status effects.

Name Level Description
Gilfinder 5 Enemies drop more gil for you.
Evasion Bonus I 10 Increases your evasion ability.
Treasure Hunter I 15 Mobs have a greater chance of dropping items.
Resist Gravity I 20 Increases resistance against Gravity.
Evasion Bonus II 30 Increases your evasion ability.
Resist Gravity II 40 Increases resistance against Gravity.
Treasure Hunter II 45 Mobs have a better chance of dropping items.
Evasion Bonus III 50 Increases your evasion ability.
Triple Attack 55 You have a chance of striking three times in a single attack.
Assassin 60 Makes Trick Attack more effective when used on its own.
Resist Gravity III 60 Increases resistance against Gravity
Evasion Bonus IV 70 Increases your evasion ability.
Resist Gravity IV 75 Increases resistance against Gravity
Ambush 75 (Merit) Grants an accuracy bonus to melee and ranged attack from behind an enemy.
Aura Steal 75 (Merit) Adds a Dispel effect to Steal. Occasionally absorbs dispelled effect.
Evasion Bonus V 76 Increases your evasion ability.
Critical Attack Bonus I 78 Improves power of critical hits.
Resist Gravity V 81 Increases resistance against Gravity
Dual Wield I 83 Allows user to equip two weapons at once.
Critical Attack Bonus II 84 Improves power of critical hits.
Treasure Hunter III 90 Increases chance that treasure will be dropped by enemies.

Two-Hour Ability

Two-Hour Abilities are job-specific active abilities with a cool down timer of two hours. These are often incredibly powerful abilities, but often have adverse effects as well such as depleting an MP pool or dealing physical damage to the player.

Level Name Recast Duration Effect
1 Perfect Dodge 02:00:00 00:00:30 Allows you to dodge all melee attacks.


Weaponskills are abilities that become available when a player has gained 100+ TP while damaging a mob with their weapon. All weapons, with the exception of Thrown and Instruments have their own set of weaponskills. Weaponskill availability is dependent on a player's skill level with the weapon as well as the weapon itself.

Combat Skill Skill Rating Level 37 Level 60 Level 75
Dagger A- 114 203 269
Marksmanship C+ 105 190 230
Archery C- 105 190 220
Throwing D 101 183 210
Sword D 101 183 210
Club E 94 171 200
Hand-to-Hand E 94 171 200

Sub-job Combinations


When you reach level 75 in any job you can begin to "Merit" that job along with attributes that will carry over to all your other jobs making it possible to make yourself even more versatile through new spells abilities and upgrades on other attributes, abilities, and spells.

Group 1

Name Description
Flee Recast Reduces recast timer by 10 seconds per upgrade.
Hide Recast Reduces recast by 10 seconds per upgrade.
Sneak Attack Recast Reduces recast by 2 seconds per upgrade.
Trick Attack Recast Reduces recast by 2 seconds per upgrade.
Triple Attack Rate Increases rate by 1% per upgrade.

Group 2

Name Description
Assassin's Charge Turns your next attack into a triple attack. Additional upgrades to this ability lowers the recast timer by 2 minutes 30 seconds.
Feint Inflicts Evasion Down on your target. Additional upgrades to this ability lowers the recast by 2 minutes.
Aura Steal The Steal ability will dispel a buff from a friendly enemy sometimes contributing the buff to the Thief. Additional upgrades to this ability increases the chance to absorb buffs by 20%.
Ambush Gives a ranged and melee accuracy bonus when attacking from behind an enemy. Additional upgrades to this ability will increase the accuracy bonus by 3.

Artifact, Relic, and Empyrean Sets

Artifact Artifact +1 Relic Relic +1 Empyrean Empyrean +1 Empyrean +2
Rogue's Bonnet Rogue's Bonnet +1 Assassin's Bonnet Assassin's Bonnet +1 Raider's Bonnett Raider's Bonnett +1 Raider's Bonnett +2
Rogue's Vest Rogue's Vest +1 Assassin's Vest Assassin's Vest +1 Raider's Vest Raider's Vest +1 Raider's Vest +2
Rogue's Armlets Rogue's Armlets +1 Assassin's Armlets Assassin's Armlets +1 Raider's Armlets Raider's Armlets +1 Raider's Armlets +2
Rogue's Culotte Rogue's Culotte +1 Assassin's Culotte Assassin's Culotte +1 Raider's Culotte Raider's Culotte +1 Raider's Culotte +2
Rogue's Poulaines Rogue's Poulaines +1 Assassin's Poulaines Assassin's Poulaines +1 Raider's Poulaines Raider's Poulaines +1 Raider's Poulaines +2
Marauder's Knife Assassin's Cape Raider's Belt
Raider's Boomerang
Raider's Earring

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