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Thief (staff)

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Artwork of Tina using the Thief staff from Fire Emblem Cipher.

A staff that can open chests.



First game

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

The Thief (Japanese: シーフ Thief) is a rare staff in the Fire Emblem series. Appearing in all three SNES installments of the series, the Thief staff had a different effect in each one. In Mystery of the Emblem, it was a personal weapon of Malliesia's and served to open distant chests. In Genealogy of the Holy War, it was actually an unused item that, if hacked into play, stole gold from its target. In Thracia 776, it was a personal weapon of Tina's and could steal a weapon, staff, or item from its target.

The Thief staff hasn't appeared in an original game since the SNES era; it did appear in New Mystery of the Emblem, the remake of its original appearance, with its original Mystery of the Emblem effect minus the personal weapon restriction.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 thief.png Staff: Prf* -- -- -- -- 5 10,000 -- Opens distant chests and gives the contents to the wielder.
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 thief.png SNESRankStaff.png B -- -- -- -- 1-10 0 0 -- Unused, steals gold from target's inventory.
Thracia 776 Is snes03 thief.png SNESRankStaff.png Prf* -- 5 60 -- 4 -- 10 Steals items or weapons from target's inventory.
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds thief.png DSRankStaff.png E -- -- -- -- 5 1,250 2 Opens distant chests and gives the contents to the wielder.


Game Effect Experience acquired by the healer
Mystery of the Emblem Opens the targeted chest. 56
Genealogy of the Holy War Freezes the game when not using the map animations.
When using the map animations, steals gold from the targeted enemy.
Thracia 776 Steals a weapon, staff, or item from the targeted enemy. 30
New Mystery of the Emblem Opens the targeted chest. 50/25


Mystery of the Emblem

Dropped by Book 2: Chapter 9, enemy Thief

Genealogy of the Holy War

Unused If hacked into the game, it is usable by any unit with a B rank in staves.

Thracia 776

Inventory Tina

New Mystery of the Emblem

Dropped by Chapter 9, enemy Thief
Treasure New Archanea War Chronicles episode 3, chest

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Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese シーフの杖
• Thief. This name is used in Mystery of the Emblem, in which all staves have the の杖 suffix.
• Thief. This name is used in Thracia 776 and New Mystery of the Emblem.


Healing staves Balmwood StaffBouquet StaffCandy CaneCatharsisElise's StaffFortifyGlass StaffHealHealerKneaderLilith's StaffMendMushroom StaffPhysicRecoverRestoreTina's StaffWrys's Staff
Offensive staves BerserkElsilenceElsleepEnfeebleEntrapFreezeNightmareSilenceSleep
Transport staves EntrapRescueReturnRewarpWarp
Regalia and personal staves Astral BlessingAumBifröstGoddess StaffHammerneKiaLatonaMatronaRepairRescueSaint's StaffThiefUnlockValkyrie
Other staves AnewBroken StaffCharmDefenseHammerneMagic UpStrengthSpeedThiefTorchUnlockWardWatch
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Playable characters AlvaAmaldaAsvelBrightonCarrionCedConomoolDagdarDalsinDeanDelmudEdaEyriosEyvelFelgusFinnFredGalzusGladeHalvanHicksHomerKainKarinLaraLeifLifisLinoanMachyuaMareetaMartyMirandaMishaNannaOlwenOsianPirnRalfRobertRonanSafySaiasSalemSaraSelfinaShanamShivaSleufTanyaTinaTrewdXavier
Non-playable characters AltenaArionAugustCorpulDoriasEthlynHannibalIshtarJuliaJuliusLewynQuanSeliphTravant
Bosses AlphandBaldackBandolBaraatBucksBovisBrookCanisCoddaCohenColhoCoulterDracoDvorakEichmannEisenauFardenFrausGomezGustafKempfLargoLifisLinecockListMcCloyMerlockMooreMuellerMusNikalafOltophPalmanPaulusPirnPorcusRaydrikReinhardtRobosRumeiSaiasSeimetolTigrisTrumanVeldWeissmannWolfXavierZaomZyle
Personal Weapons Beo SwordBragi SwordBlessed SwordBrave LanceDire ThunderDragonpikeEarth SwordForsetiGrafcaliburKiaLight BrandLopt SwordMareeta's SwordVougeRepairThiefUnlock
Chapters 1: The Warrior of Fiana • 2: The Village of Iss • 2x: The Pirate Isles • 3: The Gate of Kelbeth • 4: The Dungeon • 4x: Hero on the Wind • 5: Mother and Child • 6: The Escape • 7: The Shield of Thracia • 8: Mt. Violdrake • 8x: Dagdar's Mansion • 9: The Emblem of Njörun • 10: Noel Canyon • 11: Dandrum Fortress • 11x: Murder Hollace • 12: The Thieves of Dakia • 12x: Dandelion • 13: The Stronghold • 14: Open Fire • 14x: Freedom • 15: The Two Paths • 16A: Nohrden Line • 17A: Leonster's Gate • 16B: The Dark Forest • 17B: The First Rain of May • 18: The Liberation of Leonster • 19: The Empire's Counterattack • 20: The Scion of Light • 21: The Liberation Wars • 21x: The Detention Center • 22: Across the River • 23: The Palace of Evil • 24: The Baron in Black • 24x: The Lopt Altar • Endgame: An Undying Oath
Locations JugdralMunster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterMunster) • Thracia (FianaTahra)
Groups, objects and events Aed MassacreBattle of BelhallaCaptureChild huntsDandelion BanditsFall of LeonsterFatigueFiana FreebladesHoly BloodLoptr Church (BergrosenDeadlords) • Magi
Related topics Other games (Genealogy of the Holy WarAwakening) • Name chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline