Shadow Thief

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Shadow Thief of Amn
Shadow Thief of Amn
Hit Die d6
Skills 6 + INT
Proficiencies Simple Weapons, Light Armor
Class Skills Appraise, Bluff, Climb, Craft, Diplomacy, Disable Device, Forgery, Intimidate, Jump, Knowledge: Local, Listen, Move Silently, Open Lock, Parry, Profession, Search, Sense Motive, Sleight of Hand, Spot, Use Rope
Feats Stealthy
Skills Bluff 3, Hide 8, Intimidate 3, Move Silently 3, Gather Information 3
Other Special: The candidate must be a member of a Shadow Thieves' guild.

Source: Player's Guide to Faerun
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"The organization known as the Shadow Thieves is the largest and most prosperous thieves' guild in all of Faerûn. Its success is derived from its system of interlocking guilds, each dedicated to the twin goals of profit and power. From the organization's stronghold in Amn, this series of guilds controls the lion's share of all criminal operations along the Sword Coast, and it also reaches beyond that area into many other parts of Faerûn. As a member of a Shadow Thieves' guild, a shadow thief of Ann knows only her own minions, her coworkers, and her superior. This web of secrecy preserves the organization, because any members who are captured can sell out only a few others. Most shadow thieves of Amn were previously rogues, although specialists in some criminal fields are more likely to have backgrounds as fighters or rangers. Clerics of evil deities (particularly Mask and Shar) take up this path to fill certain roles in the field, and sorcerers and wizards also have important roles. Shadow thieves excel at working with others, intimidating common folk, administering punitive beatings, and acquiring important contacts." -- Player's Guide to Faerun

A character can achieve a maximum of 5 levels in the Shadow Thief prestige class.

Class Features

Level BAB Fortitude Reflex Will Special
1 +0 +0 +2 +0 Sneak Attack +1d6, Doublespeak
2 +1 +0 +3 +0 Bonus Feat, Uncanny Dodge
3 +2 +1 +3 +1 Sneak Attack +2d6, Reputation
4 +3 +1 +4 +1 Bonus Feat
5 +3 +1 +4 +1 Sneak Attack +3d6, Improved Uncanny Dodge

Sneak Attack

Starting at 1st level, the shadow thief gets the sneak attack ability at +1d6 damage. This is the same as the rogue ability of the same name, and its effects stack with that ability. This ability increases by +1d6 at 3rd and 5th level.


At 1st level, the shadow thief gets a +2 bonus on all Bluff and Diplomacy checks.

Bonus Feat

At 2nd level and 4th level the shadow thief gets a bonus feat. This feat can be:

   Combat Expertise
   Lightning Reflexes
   Nimble Fingers
   Skill Focus
   Silent Spell
   Still Spell
   Weapon Finesse
   Weapon Focus

Uncanny Dodge

At 2nd level the shadow thief retains their Dexterity bonus to AC even when caught flat-footed.


At 3rd level, the shadow thief gets a 10% discount from all merchants and an additional +2 bonus on all Bluff, Intimidate, and Diplomacy checks because of their reputation.

Improved Uncanny Dodge

At 5th level, the shadow thief can no longer be sneak attacked except by a character with 4 or more total levels in classes that grant sneak attack than the character levels of the shadow thief.