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    Default Zidane is the worst thief in the history of any game

    My Zidane is the worst thief ever. Is there anyway to improve his stealing percentage or something? I already have his Bandit ability equipped. Does mug affect the stealing percentage at all?
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    Been a long time since I played 9. Is there a way to increase his luck? That would probably do it.

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    I never have any problems getting Zidane to steal.

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    too bad um zidane can't equip the robe of lords. I stole one from quale and I'm pretty sure he can't. How do you raise luck. I know how you use equipment for general stat bonuses, but what equip raises luck.
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    I always equip the Bandit and Master Thief ability on Zidane. You can learn the Bandit ability from a Mythril Dagger or a N-Kai Armlet and the Master Thief from Thief Gloves (that you have to win from the Auction House in Treno).

    I think the Thief Gloves raise Zidane's luck, but I could be mistaken.

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    It doesn't seem to help. I'm trying to steal the pumice piece from ozma and I can get the other stuff, but like I've tried and tried and it went for like 40 turns and still nothing. Then I died.
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    u will get it eventualy, just keep trying.

    its hard 2 get for a big reason. though nothing was as hard as stealing off th hill gigas
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    Funny, my zidanes theif skills were awesome. maybe it was just in comparison to kids pilfer move in chrono cross, which i was also playing at the time, coz SHE was a crap theif, and you could only use it once. i still love CC and FFIX. FFIX is my fave final fantasy
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    I believe increasing his speed boosts his chances slightly, so maybe equip some items that do that.

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    Look in the FFIX handbook (not the strategy guide, the handbook that comes with the game) and look at the description of all the character stat attributes. If you look next to Spirit, it will say something like:

    Spirit affects the character's attack and defense. Higher values enhance your ability to Steal, Counter, and deal critical damage. Also, the character's Spirit determines how long status effects remain and how quickly the Trance Gauge fills.

    So, find and equip as much Spirit boosting stuff as you can for Zidane. Bandit is good. Master Thief is also good, but not necessary as you can only get it in that later stages of the game. Mug doesn't increase your chance to steal, it just hits as you steal.

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    im not too fussy about stealing so it doesn't seem to bother me but my brother goes obsessive compulsive over it and he spends FOREVER getting NOTHING. but ill tell him about the spirit thing, very good discover dude. thanks
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    Thanks everyone. I'm gonna try that later this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bEoWuLfX
    It doesn't seem to help. I'm trying to steal the pumice piece from ozma and I can get the other stuff, but like I've tried and tried and it went for like 40 turns and still nothing. Then I died.
    Make sure you've received the blessings from all the friendly creatures so that you can perform physically moves (I think Steal also counts as a physical move) against Ozma. Other than that, just keep trying.
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    Zidane is a LOUSY thief. LOUSY. LOUSY I SAY! LOUSY! Ok, I'm done now. Sorry, I'm playing FFIX and I'm deeply frustrated. I've been fighting an easy boss for half an hour just to steal one damn thing, but Zidane apparently won't steal it. I guess I'll just lay down and die instead.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Levian
    Zidane is a LOUSY thief. LOUSY. LOUSY I SAY! LOUSY! Ok, I'm done now. Sorry, I'm playing FFIX and I'm deeply frustrated. I've been fighting an easy boss for half an hour just to steal one damn thing, but Zidane apparently won't steal it. I guess I'll just lay down and die instead.
    Which boss?

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