To use Stealing, first open the Skill Book (press K in-game) and browse to the Stealing skill. Drag the window to your hotbar and use that button to activate stealing. Items that can be stolen will also have a right-click option for "Steal"
Thieves are able to attempt stealing items from: Players, Pets, Town Containers, NPCs, Monsters
You can perform a blind-steal by targeting a player/NPC/monster directly
The success chance for Stealing is explained in full details on the UO Stealing Wiki page: http://www.uoguide.com/Stealing#Calculations and we also have a spreadsheet to test chance calculations: https://kutt.it/ZvCqDQ
Using Stealing or attempting to steal will always reveal the thief
Thieves are limited in the weight of items that they can steal, following this guideline:
|Skill Level||Weight Can Steal (in stones)|
Stealing is always considered a crime.
If you are caught by a human NPC, they will call the Guards instantly to have you guard-whacked regardless of whether you succeed or fail.
Preventing getting caught stealing requires the scenario in which following criteria is met:
Thieves cannot report murders when they are killed, as long as they are in the Thieves Guild.
Thieves that receive a murder count are immediately removed from the Thieves Guild until all murder counts are dissolved.
The Perfect Crime is a scenario where you did not get caught and your name remains blue, but you are still considered a criminal.
When you pull off the Perfect Crime your name will remain blue to everyone until you either:
When either of these actions occur, your name will immediately turn gray to everyone and you can be freely attacked.
There is a chance to pull off the Perfect Crime when there are no witnesses, which further increases your success chance to steal the object
The chance to pull off the Perfect Crime is increased if you are:
You will be required to join the Thieves Guild before you can steal from other players or their pets.
Joining the Thieves Guild requires the following:
Thieves in the Thieves Guild can purchase a Disguise Kit that allows players to apply a temporary disguise which you can tailor to your liking, including changes to their appearance and a random name. The Disguise Kit is a tool (not a single use consumable like a potion).
This is a more effective method to apply a disguise than the Incognito spell as the disguise includes your look and it lasts much longer - approximately 15 minutes.