- “These gloves are designed for ease of movement, and are well suited to intricate manual tasks.”
- —Description, Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
The Thief Gloves (とうぞくのこて, Touzoku no Kote?), also known as Thief's Bracer (とうぞくのうでわ, Tōzoku no Udewa?), Thief Glove, Thief's Gloves, Thief Armlets, Hanzo Gloves, Brigand's Gloves, Thief's Kote, Sneak Glove, Sneak Ring, or Thief's Cuffs, are a recurring set of gloves in the Final Fantasy series.
It is usually a mediocre armor or an uncommon accessory that may increase the wearer's agility or speed stats, or increase the success of the Steal command, or change it into Mug. It may be exclusive to characters that are related to agility or the steal ability, especially the Thief and Ninja Jobs.
- “Gloves that enhance agility.”
- —Description, Thief's Gloves
- “An armlet that enhances agility.”
- —Description, Thief's Armlet
Both are available only to the Thief/Ninja Job class. The Thief's Gloves grant +6 Defense, +1 Weight, +10 Evasion, and +5 Agility. They are found in Hellfire Chasm. The Thief's Armlet is found in Whisperwind Cove, and provides +30 Defense, +1 Weight, and +5 Agility.
- “Gloves that enhance agility.”
The Thief Gloves are mid-rank gloves which are sold in Mysidia for 1,000 gil. One is also found in a treasure chest on the Dreadnought. They provide 15 Defense, -3% Evasion, 5% Magic Defense, and +10 Agility.
The Thief Gloves are a low rank armor exclusive to the Freelancer, Onion Knight, Thief, and Ninja Job classes. In the DS version, they provide 11 Defense, 8 Magic Defense, and +3 Agility. In the NES version, they provide 3 Defense, 4 Magic Defense, +5 Strength, and 9% Evade. A Thief Glove is found in Amur, and more can be purchased in the same town for 2,500 gil.
- “Gloves that increase the strength of ninjas.”
The Hanzo Gloves are used by Edge, and upgrade his Steal command to Plunder. It can only be obtained in the Advance and Complete Collection remakes by completing Edge's challenge in the Lunar Ruins. It provides +15 Defense, +8 Evasion, -10 Magic Defense, and +6 Magic Evasion.
Hanzo Gloves is a dummied-out armor, only accessible via hacking. If one is hacked into game, it cannot be equipped by anyone, nor does it give stat boosts.
- “Increases the chance of successful steals.”
The Thief's Gloves accessory doubles the probability of a successful steal from 40% to 80%. It provides +4 Defense as well as +1 Weight and Speed, and can be found in the Fire-Powered Ship as well as stolen from Necrophobe and Sekhmet.
- “Bracer inhabited by the spirit of a thief. Increases the success rate of the Steal command.”
- “Leather glove designed to aid in banditry. Changes the Steal command to Mug.”
Another Relic, the Sneak Ring in the original translation, re-translated as the Thief's Bracer, increases steal success rate. The Thief's Bracer can be found in Narshe, bought in Tzen, or stolen from Dadaluma and Mugbear. Brigand's Gloves are found in Zozo, stolen from Devil Fist, and won in the Dragon's Neck Coliseum by betting the Thief Knife or Thief's Bracer.
Sneak Glove is an accessory that increases the success rate of the Steal command. Only one exists in the game, and can only be bought on disc 2 or 3 in Midgar's Wall Market, from the old man in the weapon shop, for 129,000 gil. To get back to Midgar, the player needs to dig up the Sector 5 Key in Bone Village.
- “Gloves used by thieves.”
The Thief Gloves return as an high-rank armor for Zidane and Amarant. It grants a bonus of 1 to Agility and teaches Zidane the Master Thief ability. Thief Gloves can be purchased in the Treno Auction House on discs 3 and 4. It can also be synthesized in Daguerreo for a Mythril Armlet, a Sargatanas, and 50,000 gil.
The Thief's Cuffs are an accessory that increases the chance of the wearer stealing superior and rare items. It can be equipped by any character as long as he or she has obtained the Accessories 10 License on the License Board. Thief's Cuffs can be bought from Mt. Bur-Omisace for 3,000 gil and can also be found from a randomly spawning treasure on Paramina Rift. One can also be bought from the Shifty-Eyed Merchant in Phon Coast for 2,700 gil as part of the Rare Game Hunt Club sidequest, after giving one trophy to Stok.
- “Gloves that increase the wearer's mobility.”
- “Armlets made to allow maximum finger movement.”
The Thief Armlets Gloves accessory increases the success rate of steal abilities up to 100%, or 43% in the case of Steal:Ability. It provides +3 Attack and +3 Defense, and can be obtained as a random reward for completing a mission or by reaching Level 12 Appraise.
Brigand's Gloves Gloves accessory increases the wearer's stealing rate as well as giving +2 Attack and Evasion. It can be bought for 4,800 gil in the shop after creating it in the Bazaar after using a Rabbit Tail, Battlewyrm Carapace, and Windslicer Pinion, as well as being a treasure in a mission.
- “Gloves that raise your chance to steal.”
The Thief Gloves Gauntlets armor raises Bravery by 32, Defense by 51, and boosts the drop rate of items after a battle by x1.2. It can be traded for at the shop for 22,510 gil, a pair of Demon Gloves, three Giant Turtleshells, and four pinches of Titan Powder.
Thief Gloves returns as a level 60 Gauntlets that provide +32 Bravery, +54 Defense, and +20% Drop Rate. It can be obtained by trading 111,860 gil, Demon Gloves, Coeurl Hide, and five Horror's Desires.