Choosing Moriah, the Thief as your adventurer profession means you gain access to plenty of skills and feats to perform, and become quite a valuable member to a party. Thief wields a wide variety of weapons and she's quite proficient in using them, but her HP and defensive capabilities aren't much to look at. You try taking plenty of hits wearing just a cape and a cowl! Dual-Jumps and Backflips should be enough to keep her alive in the hands of an experienced player, but I much prefer a shield, which she cannot use. Thief is a versatile class, meaning you need to co-ordinate accordingly in party play. Having her means you can have an extra melee fighter (Swords, j0.) or a backrow ranged attacker. (Sling, j0.) If you're joined in by a Fighter or a Dwarf, you should probably leave her an elemental weapon while the main melee character gets one of the legendary weapons.
D&D-wise, she possesses the abilities of Pickpocket, Backstab and Lockpicking. SoM provides her with inexhaustable burning oil attacks (see *), the fore-mentioned dual jump and and a sling with rapid fire capabilities. Finding keys for metal chests can be a pain at times, but not with a Thief around - She can open chests without ever using one up! She can also spot traps, marking the potential deathtrap with a red skull. No more dying to a petrifying trap in a chest! Certain bossfights can be seen as chances of acquiring excellent gear; Thief can pickpocket items off enemies just by running into them! Dark Warrior 2 drops a Morning Star which Clerics would LOVE to get their hands onto..
Thief is more of an advanced player's character - needs some training to get used to, but the rewards are well worth it.
Moves marked with * require no Burning Oils even though the animation is quite similar.
Normal Sword, Thief Cloak, Boots of Striding and Springing, Sling, Arrow x1, Dagger x3, Burning Oil x3, Throwing Hammer x1
- Moriah the Thief wears a purple hood & top
- Shannon the Thief wears a white headband & top. Select her by pushing START instead of A when selecting your character.
Stuff to look for:
- Bosses with good loot
- A Hood for survivability
- Boots of speed for better maneuvrability
- Invisibility Rings for better backstabbing possibilites
- Rings of CSW