Thief is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics. They are one of the fastest jobs, second to Ninja, with the ability to move further than other jobs and have a high Evasion rate.

Thieves' key role is to steal rare equipment from enemies. Their ability of theft can be blocked by the support ability Safeguard learned from the Chemist. To increase the success rate of stealing, the player can boost the Thief's Speed, as well equipping abilities such as Concentration or Brawler. For the Charm ability, one needs higher Magick Power to ensure the target will fall for them (the target must be of the opposite sex or a monster). It takes 4,520 JP to master this job.

Leveling this job to level 4 will unlock the Dragoon, while leveling it to level 5 along with Archer and Geomancer will unlock Ninja.


Warriors who can steal anything from anyone. Their skill is legendary.
Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
Lv. 2 Archer Lv. 3 Archer Knives Hats Clothes No
Move Rate Jump Rate Speed Physical Evasion Rate Base Attack Base Magic Base HP Base MP
4 4 9 25% Medium Low Medium Low



Thief job command. Allows a unit to steal gil, items, and even non-material things.

The formula for the success rate of Steal Heart is as follows:

Magick Attack + PWR

The formula for the success rate of all other abilities is as follows:

Speed + PWR

Amount stolen for Steal Gil is equal to Speed * Level.

Amount of EXP stolen for Steal EXP is equal to Speed + 5.

Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Steal Gil
(Gil Taking)
1 1 Now 10
Pilfer gil from the target.
Steal Heart 3 1 Now 150
Capture the target's heart, enthralling them.
Effect: Charm.
Steal Helmet 1 1 Now 350
Purloin the target's equipped helmet.
Steal Armor 1 1 Now 450
Purloin the target's equipped armor.
Steal Shield 1 1 Now 350
Purloin the target's equipped shield.
Steal Weapon 1 1 Now 600
Purloin the target's equipped weapon.
Steal Accessory 1 1 Now 500
Purloin the target's equipped accessory.
Steal EXP
(Steal Exp)
1 1 Now 250
Filch experience points from the target.

Reaction abilitiesEdit

Name Description Trigger JP Needed
Assume a defensive stance.
Effect: Defending
HP Loss 200
Gil Snapper
(Gilgame Heart)
Receive gil equal to the amount of damage taken. HP Loss 200
Sticky Fingers
Catch thrown items and add them to the party inventory. Throw 200

Support abilitiesEdit

Name Description JP Needed
(Secret Hunt)
Deliver slain monsters' remains to a poachers' den. 200

Movement abilitiesEdit

Name Description JP Needed
Move +2 Increase Move by 2. 520/560
Jump +2 Increase Jump by 2. 480/500

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG Thief job from Final Fantasy Tactics appears on a card.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Knights of the CrystalsEdit

KotC Thief

Thief appears as a card in the Ivalice Special Arena has a limited-time special arena with eighteen floors.