Steal Sickle

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Steal Sickle is a scythe skill that appears exclusively in Dragon Quest VIII. It is a scythe skill that attempts to steal an item from an enemy while performing an attack.


Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

Steal Sickle can be learned by Yangus by investing 22 points into his Scythes skill and costs no MP to use. It performs an attack that deals the same amount of damage as his normal attack and has a chance of stealing an item at 14th of its normal drop rate. However, if Yangus defeats an enemy with the skill, the chance to steal will not occur. If the player wishes to steal an item from an enemy without risk of defeating them, one can have Yangus equip the Skull helm as it drops his Attack to 0. Although coins are scattered when the attack lands, only items can be stolen. The skill will eventually be upgraded into Stainless Steal Sickle if Yangus invests 70 points into Scythes.

  • In the Nintendo 3DS version, the skill was changed so that the stealing effect can occur even if Yangus defeats the enemy with the attack. The Candy cane was also introduced as an alternative way to lower Yangus's Attack.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolHoz ladronaSpanish for "thief sickle".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisCoupe-jarretFrench for "cutthroat/bandit".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschStehlsichelGerman for "steal sickle".

Related skills[edit]