Thief is one of the three skill groups in Skyrim. There are six skill trees: Pickpocket, Sneak, Lockpicking, Alchemy, Light Armor, and Speech. The Thief Stone allows experience for all stealth skills to be gained 20% faster. Alchemy, can create numrous potions and poisons with different effects.

Thief Skills


Lockpicking is a skill that allows you to access most locked rooms and containers, or to disarm certain traps, without their corresponding keys. The Lockpicking skill tree has a total of 11 perks, requiring a total of 11 perk points to fill.


The art of lockpicking is used to open locked doors and containers faster and with fewer broken lockpicks.

Lockpicking Skill Perks

Perk Description Skill Req. Perk Req.
Novice Locks Novice locks are much easier to pick. - -
Apprentice Locks Apprentice locks are much easier to pick. 25 Lockpicking Novice Locks
Quick Hands Able to pick locks without being noticed. 40 Lockpicking Apprentice Locks
Wax Key Automatically gives you a copy of a picked lock's key if it has one. 50 Lockpicking Quick Hands
Adept Locks Adept locks are much easier to pick. 50 Lockpicking Apprentice Locks
Expert Locks Expert locks are much easier to pick. 75 Lockpicking Adept Locks
Golden Touch Find more gold in chests. 60 Lockpicking Adept Locks
Treasure Hunter 50% greater chance of finding special treasure. 70 Lockpicking Golden Touch
Locksmith Pick starts close to the lock opening position. 80 Lockpicking Expert Locks
Unbreakable Lockpicks never break. 100 Lockpicking Locksmith
Master Locks Master locks are much easier to pick. 100 Lockpicking Expert Locks


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