Master Thief


PRESTIGE CLASS: This class is not available at character creation and must be unlocked by meeting special requirements, listed below.

Master Thieves are those who have trained for years to become masters the art of thieving. They are the “Key to the World”… They can pick any lock and steal anything. Master Thieves are quick, agile and cunning. They ascend from the realm of simple burglary, becoming more than mere criminals, but artists in a path for a illegal masterpiece.

A character can achieve a maximum of 5 levels in the Master Thief prestige class.



To qualify to become a Master Thief, a character must fulfill all the following criteria.

    • Skills: Bluff 3 ranks, Hide 8 ranks, Intimidate 3 ranks, Move Silently 3 ranks

    • Feats: Stealthy


Class Skills


The class skills of the Shadow Thief of Amn are:

    • Appraise

    • Bluff

    • Craft Alchemy

    • Craft Trap

    • Craft Weapon

    • Diplomacy

    • Disable Device

    • Intimidate

    • Listen

    • Lore

    • Move Silently

    • Open Lock

    • Parry

    • Search

    • Set Trap

    • Sleight of Hand

    • Spot

    • Taunt

    • Tumble

Class Features


Base Attack Bonus Progression: Medium

Skill Points at Each Level: 6 + Int modifier.

Hit Dice: D6

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: A Master Thief is proficient in the use of all simple weapons, and light armor.

Sneak Attack: Starting at 1st level, the thief gets the sneak attack ability at +1d6 damage. This is the same as the rogue ability of the same name, and its effects stack with that ability. This ability increases by +1d6 at 3rd and 5th level.

Doublespeak: At 1st level, the shadow thief gets a +2 bonus on all Bluff and Diplomacy checks.

Bonus Feat: At 2nd level and 4th level the shadow thief gets a bonus feat. This feat can be:

    • Alertness

    • Blind-Fight

    • Combat Expertise

    • Feint

    • Lightning Reflexes

    • Nimble Fingers

    • Skill Focus

    • Silent Spell

    • Still Spell

    • Track

    • Weapon Finesse

    • Weapon Focus

Uncanny Dodge: At 2nd level the thief retains their Dexterity bonus to AC even when caught flat-footed.

Reputation: At 3rd level, the thief gets a 10% discount from all merchants and an additional +2 bonus on all Bluff, Intimidate, and Diplomacy checks because of their reputation.

Improved Uncanny Dodge: At 5th level, the thief can no longer be sneak attacked except by a character with 4 or more total levels in classes that grant sneak attack than the character levels of the shadow thief.

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