Posted March 31, 2011
That's not true. At grandmaster you have a 100% chance to succeed at stealing. You succeed most of the time at master, though some stores are harder than others.
Shloulet: Apparently you have to be at least a grandmaster for your chances to be significant. Sorry but it seems you've wasted a bunch of skill points.
Stealing can be a good way to acquire decent equipment early on. Even later on it can be useful to steal those master and grandmaster spell books that cost so much, especially if you have several spellcasters.
Finally, it can be just about roleplaying.
If you have a thief in your party, then giving him expert stealing and expert disarm early on can be very useful, as well as good RP.