xLOKIx0830 at the GuildWars2Guru forums recently posted “Steal: A Detailed List of all Stealable Items in PvP”, a very useful list of all the items that Thieves can steal from opponents in sPvP, divided by class. As the Thief columnist, I immediately bookmarked this and stowed it away for later.
I’m sure that many Thieves are immediately going to see just how useful this list could be (barring changes from beta). One of the greatest complaints about Steal is its random nature, and knowing all the possible outcomes beforehand, thanks to this list, can do a lot to reduce the problems we might face from the random nature of the ability. In PvP, this could do a lot to help you even the odds. This list is also helpful for any class that might be facing thieves in PvP, as it might give them at least some idea of what a Thief could end up bringing to bear against them.
xLOKIx0830 brings up a good point though, saying that, “I’d rather the item pool for each profession be lowered to 2-3 so strategies can be made with steal.” Steal remains an incredibly random element of the Thief profession, and even with a knowledge of the possible outcomes, you’ll still have to adapt your strategy on the fly, depending on if you get a Blinding Tuft or an Exploding Venom Sac.
I was actually most surprised, and delighted, by the fact that stealing from a thief could give you any of the possible stolen items, completely randomly. We really are kleptomaniacs…