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Takes enemy's items away and evades attacks
—In-Game Description

The Thief (シ-フ, Shīfu?) Job is available to humes and moogles as a basic job in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. Thieves are one of the most useful jobs in the game because of their ability to steal any piece of equipment, or even JP and abilities. To take full advantage of this players can examine every piece of equipment the opponents have before starting an engagement. Thieves are balanced with favorable stats, but do not rely on their growth too much. Ninjas and Hunters have better stat growth and can therefore benefit from the Thief's abilities.


Move Rate Jump Rate Evade Rate
4 3 65 (Hume), 70 (Moogle)
Weapon Head Body Equip Shields?
Knives Hats Clothing No




Hume Thieves have average stat growth. They have balanced but mediocre stats all around, with the only notable exception being their slightly elevated speed. If possible, refrain from leveling up as a Thief, as there are better options out there for stat growth.

HP MP Attack Defense Magic Power Magic Resistance Speed
6.6 C 1.1 E 7.6 C+ 7.6 C+ 7.6 C+ 6.4 D+ 1.8 A-



The moogle Thief is balanced but mediocre, similar to the hume Thief. Their only exceptional stat is their speed, which is the highest out of all moogle classes. If possible, refrain from leveling up as a Thief, as there are better options out there for stat growth.

HP MP Attack Defense Magic Power Magic Resistance Speed
5.8 D 2.2 D 7.3 C- 8.4 B 6.8 D+ 7.6 C 1.9 A+


  • Note on Steal: Gil:

Steal: Gil steals a predicted amount of gil equal to the caster's Max HP. The actual amount of gil stolen varies as such:

Gil Stolen = [Rand{128..384} * Caster's Max HP / 256]


Thief command. Steal with nimble hands.

Ability Equipment Effect AP Power Range
Steal: Armor Rondell Dagger Steals armor worn by enemy. 300 1
Steal: Shield Scramasax Steals shield held by enemy. 200 1
Steal: Access. Jambiya Steals accessory worn by enemy.
Boots cannot be stolen.
300 1
Steal: Helm Kard Steals helmet or headwear worn by enemy. 300 1
Steal: Weapon Sword Breaker Steals weapon held by enemy. 300 1
Steal: Gil Jack Knife Steals gil from enemy. 100 1
Steal: EXP Khukuri Steals experience points from enemy. 100 1
Steal: JP Orichalcum Steals judge points from enemy. 200 1
Steal: Ability Cinquedea Steals enemy's A-ability for your use.
The ability must be able to be learned in any Job and the ability must be mastered. Reaction and Support abilities cannot be stolen. Success rate is low.
300 1


Ability Equipment Effect AP
Counter Brigandine Follows up enemy attack with a counterattack. 300


Ability Equipment Effect AP
Maintenance Adaman Vest Ensures equipped items are not stolen or destroyed. 300


Ability Equipment Effect AP
Thief Combo Mythril Knife Failproof combo ability for thieves. 100

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit


Thief TCG

Moogle Thief from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance appears with a wind-elemental card in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game.


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  • Thief is the only class in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance whose Evade stat differs depending on race, with moogles having 5 more base evasion than humes.

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