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Steal

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Steal

Is wii steal.png
Icon of the Steal skill in Radiant Dawn.


Lets this unit steal an item that is lighter than the unit's strength from an enemy with a slower speed rating.

Type(s)

Class

Capacity

0

Game(s)

Steal (Japanese: 盗む Steal) is a utility skill which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. It is near-universally exclusive to Thieves and their promoted forms, and allows them to use the theft-related abilities central to the class's role in most games, with the skill's exact abilities and criteria varying between games. While in Genealogy it let the user automatically steal an enemy unit's gold in battle, all appearances of Steal since then instead have it allow the skill's user to directly steal items or, occasionally, weapons from the enemy's inventory.

Data

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 steal.png The user steals all of the enemy's gold. 100%, if the user successfully hits the enemy -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 steal.png Initiates a trade that allows the user to trade a single weapon, staff or item from an adjacent target's inventory into the unit's own inventory, or from the user's inventory to the target's inventory. Command, if
(user's Spd > enemy's Spd)
-- Cannot take or give weapons/staves with higher Wt than the user's Con. Also grants access to the use of Lockpicks.
The Binding Blade -- Allows the user to steal a single item from an adjacent target's inventory. Command -- Cannot steal weapons or staves.
The Blazing Blade -- Allows the user to steal a single item from an adjacent target's inventory. Command, if
(user's speed ≥ enemy's speed)
-- Cannot steal weapons or staves.
The Sacred Stones -- Allows the user to steal a single item from an adjacent target's inventory. Command, if
(user's speed ≥ enemy's speed)
-- Cannot steal weapons or staves.
Path of Radiance Is gcn steal.png Allows the user to steal a single weapon, staff or item from an adjacent target's inventory. Command, if
(user's Spd > enemy's Spd)
and
(user's Str > weapon/item's Wt)
0 Cannot steal currently equipped weapons or accessories.
Radiant Dawn Is wii steal.png Allows the user to steal a single weapon, staff or item from an adjacent target's inventory. Command, if
(user's Spd > enemy's Spd)
and
(user's Str > weapon/item's Wt)
0 Cannot steal currently equipped weapons or user-locked items.
Three Houses Is ns01 steal.png Initiates a trade with the enemy. Command, if
(user's speed > enemy's speed)
-- Cannot be equipped by Thieves.
Cannot steal weapons.

Availability

Genealogy of the Holy War

Units (As a class skill) First Generation: Dew
Second Generation: DaisyPatty
Classes ThiefThief Fighter
Items Thief's BandThief's Sword

Thracia 776

Units (As a personal skill) Lara (If promoted to Dancer; considered a class skill otherwise)
Units (As a class skill) Lara (As a Thief or Thief Fighter)LifisPerne
Classes ThiefThief Fighter

The Binding Blade

Units (As a class skill) AstolfoCathChad
Classes Thief

The Blazing Blade

Units (As a class skill) LegaultMatthew
Classes Thief

The Sacred Stones

Units (As a class skill) ColmRennac
Classes ThiefRogue

Path of Radiance

Units (As a personal skill) Enemy Ravens in Chapter 13
Units (As a class skill) SotheVolke
Classes ThiefAssassin

Radiant Dawn

Units (As a class skill) HeatherSothe
Classes ThiefRogueWhisper

Three Houses

Classes Thief
Class mastery Thief (100 class Exp required)

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Genealogy of the Holy War Successful hits
steal gold from
foes.*
こうげきがあたろと
あいてのゴールドを
うばう
Thracia 776 When faster than a
target, steal items
lighter than Con*
重さが
体格よりちいさい
アイテムをぬすむ
Path of Radiance Allows this unit to steal
unequipped items or weapons
under certain conditions.
??
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu)
Steal an item that is
lighter than this unit's
strength from a
slower unit.
Cannot unassign
??
Radiant Dawn
(help)
Lets this unit steal an item that is
lighter than the unit's strength from
an enemy with a slower speed rating.
自分より「速さ」の低い敵の
「持ち物」から自分の「力」より
軽いアイテムを盗める
Three Houses Allows unit to steal a non-weapon item
from a foe with a lower Spd stat.
自分より速さが低い敵から、
武器以外のアイテムを盗む

Trivia

  • In Thracia 776 and The Binding Blade, unlike most other games in the series, enemy units will never automatically drop items when defeated, but will often have desirable items sitting in their inventory nonetheless. The expectation here is that the player will use Steal to take them manually, an act which will likely endanger the Thief.

Etymology and other language

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English

Steal

--

Japanese

盗む

Romanized as STEAL in the internal files of Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.

Spanish

Robar

Steal

French

Voler

Steal

German

Stehlen

Steal

Italian

Furto

Theft

Korean

훔치기

Pinch (as a synonym for steal)

Simplified Chinese

偷窃

Theft

Traditional Chinese

偷竊

Theft

Gallery

References

Skills in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Standard skills BargainCharmDanceMiracleParagonRenewal
Combat skills AccostAdeptCriticalNihilPaviseFollow-UpStealVantageWrath
Special sword skills AstraLunaSol
Uncategorized skills CantoRecoverReturn
Unused skills Darkness SwordHoly Sword
Skills in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
AccostAdeptAstraBargainCantoCharmDanceLunaMiracleNihilParagonPaviseRenewalSolStealVantageWrath
Skills in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Experience-related skills BlossomParagon
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CelerityCantoMove AgainSaviorShoveSmite
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCorrosionCounterGambleGuardInsightNihilParityProvokeReinforceRenewalSerenityShadeTempestVantageVigilance
Class skills KnifeLuminaMove AgainShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBlessingBoonCancelColossusDeadeyeFlareLethalityLunaRoarSolStunVortex
Enemy-exclusive skills DisciplineDaunt
Skills in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Command skills FlourishGambleGaldrarGlareParitySacrificeShoveSmiteStealWildheart
Counter skills CounterHowlMaelstromQuickclawShriek
Bonus damage skills BeastfoeBirdfoeDragonfoeNullify
Experience-related skills BlossomDisciplineParagon
Healing skills BlessingBoonGaldrarImbueMantleRenewalSacrifice
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CantoCelerityGaldrarPassSaviorShoveSmite
Proximity skills Blood TideDauntNight TideWhite Pool
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCancelFortuneGuardMercyNihilPaviseProvokeVantage
Beorc-exclusive skills CorrosionDisarmDisciplineShadeStillness
Laguz-exclusive skills BlessingBlood TideBoonFormshiftGaldrarHowlInsightMaelstromNight TideQuickclawShriekVigilanceWhite PoolWildheart
Class skills CantoCritical +ShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBaneColossusCoronaDeadeyeEclipseFlareImpaleIreLethalityLunaRendRoarSavageSolStunTear
Enemy-exclusive skills Aurora
Abilities in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Class and skill level abilities Personal abilities
Bonus damage abilities Armored Effect NullCavalry Effect NullDragon Effect NullEffect NullFlying Effect NullInfantry Effect NullMonster Effect Null Monstrous Appeal
Breaker abilities AxebreakerBowbreakerFistbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Debuffing abilities Seal DefenseSeal MagicSeal MovementSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength Blade Breaker
Experience-related abilities Model LeaderParagon AptitudeImperial LineageLeicester LineageMastermindProfessor's GuidanceRoyal Lineage
Faire abilities AxefaireBowfaireBlack TomefaireDark TomefaireFistfaireLancefaireSwordfaireWhite Tomefaire --
Healing abilities Battalion RenewalLifetakerRenewalWhite Magic Heal + Animal FriendCatnapGoody BasketLive to ServeSongstress
Proximity abilities CharmHeartseekerSacred Power AdvocateBorn FighterGuardianHonorable SpiritInfirmary MasterLily's PoiseSongstress
Rally abilities Rally CharmRally DefenseRally DexterityRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SpeedRally Strength CompassionCrest ScholarPerseverance
Skill level abilities AuthorityAxe ProwessBow ProwessBrawling ProwessFaithLance ProwessReasonSword Prowess --
Stat boosting abilities Alert StanceAvo +10Crit +20Defense +2Defensive TacticsDefiant AvoDefiant CritDefiant DefDefiant MagDefiant ResDefiant SpdDefiant StrDexterity +4Hit +20HP +5Magic +2Movement +1Offensive TacticsPomp & CircumstanceResistance +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Weight - Business ProsperityCircadian BeatConfidenceDistinguished HouseFighting SpiritHunter's BoonKing of GrapplingLady KnightLone WolfOfficer DutyPersecution ComplexPhilandererRivalryStaunch ShieldSurvival InstinctVeteran KnightWatchful Eye
Turn-related abilities Alert StanceArmored BlowBattalion DesperationBattalion VantageBattalion WrathDarting BlowDeath BlowDesperationDuelist's BlowFiendish BlowLucky SevenPoison StrikeQuick RiposteTransmuteUncanny BlowVantageWarding BlowWrath Blade BreakerMurderous IntentStaunch ShieldSurvival Instinct
Weapon abilities Axe Avo +20Axe Crit +10Black Magic Avo +20Black Magic Crit +10Black Magic Range +1Black Magic Uses x2Bow Avo +20Bow Crit +10BowfaireBowrange +Brawl Avo +20Brawl Crit +10Close CounterDark Magic Avo +20Dark Magic Crit +10Dark Magic Range +1Dark Magic Uses x2Lance Avo +20Lance Crit +10Sword Avo +20Sword Crit +10White Magic Avo +20White Magic Crit +10White Magic Range +1White Magic Uses x2
Miscellaneous abilities AegisCantoCounterattackDanceFireHealLethalityLocktouchMiasma ΔMiraclePassPaviseStealStealthTerrain ResistanceUnarmed Combat
Enemy-exclusive abilities 10 ElitesAnchorAgarthan TechnologyAir of IntimidationAncient DragonskinAncient Dragon WrathAnti-Magic ArmorBarrierBlack Magic Uses x4CommanderCursed PowerDark Magic Uses x4Divine Dragon HornDragon-Scale WallEnclosing WallEnhanced FortitudeEssence BarrierGeneralGiant WingsHeavily Armored WallImmune StatusInfinite MagicKeen IntuitionMagic BindManifest PhantomMighty King of LegendNoncombatantPath of the ConquerorPoisonSurging LightTwin CrestsUmbral LeechUnsealable MagicVital DefenseWhite Magic Uses x4