The ability to steal special "rare" items from Monsters was introduced by Publish 57. Aside from the items the monster carries around with it, it's also possible to sometimes retrieve things that aren't obtainable by simply slaying the beast.
Success is notified by the system message "You successfully steal a special item from the creature!", along with a magical chime noise.
These items can only be taken from monsters in Dungeons located in Felucca, or from monsters that are part of any Champion Spawn. Your character requires at least a Grandmaster level in Stealing. A monster may only be robbed once in it's lifetime.
Supposedly, the odds of success are:
- GM Stealing: 2%
- 100.1 to 110 Stealing: 5%
- 110.1 to 119.9 Stealing: 8%
- 120.0 Stealing: 10%
With a bonus depending on the monster's fame:
- 0% below level 15
- 1% below level 25
- 2% below level 35
- 3% below level 40
- 5% at level 40
(Where fame scales from 0 at level 0 to 30,000 at level 40. Unknown as to whether the level progression is linear).
In theory, a Legendary thief stealing from a level 40 monster would have a 10% + 5% = 15% chance of obtaining a special item. Note that not even the Harrower has this much fame; likely only high-end Paragon creatures do.
In practice, a Legendary thief stealing from just about anything seems to have a 70%-80% chance, with a ~20-30% chance of getting a non-rare and a ~10% chance of failing completely. The real odds are as yet unknown.
These items are all un-insurable and un-stackable. You may not use a Balm/Lotion while under the effects of any other Balm/Lotion.
|Type||Effects|| Duration /|
|Mana Draught||Instantly restores between 25 to 40 points of Mana.||10 Minutes|
|Seed Of Life||Instantly heals between 25 to 40 Hit Points, even through Poison or Mortal Wounds.||10 Minutes|
|Balm Of Protection|| Reduces by 50%-100% the damage sustained from Interred Grizzle/Monstrous Interred Grizzle acid and area effect cold/fire (eg near Prism of Light ice water, Ice Elementals or Fire Gargoyles). The resistance chance is rolled each time damage would be dealt.|
This balm does not protect against spell/weapon elemental damage.
|Balm Of Strength||Increases Strength by 10||30 Minutes|
|Balm Of Swiftness||Increases Dexterity by 10||30 Minutes|
|Balm Of Wisdom||Increases Intelligence by 10||30 Minutes|
|Life Shield Lotion||Reduces by 50%-100% the Life Drain damage sustained from a Succubus or Tentacles of the Harrower. The resistance chance is rolled each time damage would be dealt.||30 Minutes|
|Stone Skin Lotion||Increases a character's Physical Resistances by 30 but reduces his Fire and Cold levels by 5.||30 Minutes|
|Gem Of Salvation|| Upon death, the carrier will have the option to invoke the gem's power to self-resurrect. If used, the gem is destroyed in the process and the character will return to life with the same minimum health as if ressing at a shrine.
Unlike invoking the Virtue of Sacrifice, the player's belongings will remain on their corpse.