Some Quests are a great way of getting the few additional Thieving Levels under your belt without the painful grind. Completing them is generally much faster (and quite cheaper) than Grinding through the corresponding Thieving Levels traditionally. Quests with higher requirements (and the longer ones) can be used for getting some additional Thieving Experience or as a small leap away from the boring, repeatable grind. They might be slower, but they are very engaging, and rewards are generally worth the hassle.
Note: There are about 24 Quests that award you with Thieving Experience in the OSRS. We have decided to mention some of the more interesting and worth-while ones.
- The Giant Dwarf (Optional, Skill Requirements: 14 Thieving, 16 Firemaking, 33 Magic, 12 Crafting, and optionally 20 Smithing, 20 Mining. 2500 Mining, Crafting, and Smithing Experience, 1500 Firemaking, Thieving, and Magic Experience). This is more of a Mining/Smithing Quest, but it is quite easy (and there is a good possibility that you have done this Quest already when you were Leveling up your other Skills).
- Hazeel Cult (Optional/Recommended, Skill Requirements: None. Reward: 1500 Thieving Experience, 2000 Gold Coins). Very short, beginner-friendly Quest that can be completed quickly for some initial Thieving Experience.
- Tribal Totem (Optional/Recommended, Skill Requirements: 21 Thieving. Reward: 1775 Thieving Experience, 5 Swordfish). Another short and a rather easy Quest with low requirements that can be completed for some additional early Thieving Experience.
- Death to the Dorgeshuun (Recommended, Skill Requirements: 23 Thieving, 23 Agility. Reward: 2000 Thieving Experience, 2000 Ranged Experience, access to the H.A.M Storerooms, access to Dorgesh-Kaan). There are some treasure Chests located in the H.A.M Storerooms, and guards that are patrolling the area can be pickpocketed for keys, which means that this quest unlocks an alternative way of getting some good Thieving Experience and quite a lot of Gold.
- The Queen of Thieves (Optional, Skill Requirements: 20 Thieving. Reward: 2000 Thieving Experience, 2000 Gold Coins, Access to The Warrens, 10% Piscarilius favor, an item that teleports you to the Port Piscarilius). Quest with close to zero requirements, and a short one to boot. Definitely worth doing if you are looking for something to do during breaks from Thieving Experience grinding.
- Fight Arena (Recommended, Skill Requirements: None, Weapons, Food and Armor are required though. Reward: 12175 Attack Experience, 2175 Thieving Experience, the Khazard Armour). Bosses in this Quest can be cheesed out with the proper usage of safe spots, which makes this Quest a great place to start your Thieving (and Attack Skill) journey.
- The Slug Menace (Optional, Skill Requirements: 30 Runecrafting, 30 Thieving, 30 Slayer, 30 Crafting. Reward: 3500 Thieving Experience, 3500 Crafting Experience, 3500 Runecrafting Experience). This Quest is worth completing, especially if you want to Level up your Runecrafting Skill as well.
- Icthlarin's Little Helper (Optional/Recommended, Skill Requirements: None, but you will have to defeat Level 91 monsters during the Quest. Reward: 4500 Thieving Experience, 4000 Woodcutting Experience, 4000 Agility Experience, Catspeak Amulet, access to the Sophanem city). A quite simple Quest with some good Experience rewards, that is also a prerequisite for some other worth-while Quests.
- Darkness of Hallowvale (Optional, Skill Requirements: 22 Thieving, 40 Strenght, 5 Construction, 33 Magic, 26 Agility, 32 Crafting, 20 Mining. Reward: 6000 Thieving Experience, 7000 Agility Experience, 2000 Construction Experience, a Tome of Experience). The Tome of Experience gained from this Quest can be used to allocate a total of 6000 Experience to Skills of your choosing (three packages of 2000 exp can be allocated to skills below Level 30, and the same skill can be chosen multiple times).
- Contact! (Optional, Skill Requirements: None. Reward: 7000 Thieving Experience, 7000 Experience to two other Skills of your choosing - Attack, Magic, Defense, Strenght, Hitpoints, or Ranged, The Keris, access to the Sophanem's Bank). Don't be fooled by the lack of Skill Requirements, this is a Master difficulty Quest suited for the most experienced players only, but the reward is appropriately high.
- Dragon Slayer II (Optional, Skill Requirements: 68 Mining, 75 Magic, 62 Crafting, 70 Smithing, 60 Agility, 50 Construction, 50 Hitpoints, 60 Thieving. Reward: 18000 Mining Experience, 25000 Smithing Experience, 15000 Agility Experience, 15000 Thieving Experience, access to the Myths' Guild, various other rewards). Very long and very difficult Quest, suited for only the most experienced and dedicated Players, with appropriately high rewards.
- The Feud (Recommended/Mandatory, Skill Requirements: 30 Thieving. Reward: 15000 Thieving Experience, the Desert Disguise, access to the Rogue Trader minigame, a Glass of Beer, ability to steal from Villagers, Bandits and Manaphite Thugs). This is a great Quest to do as soon as you reach Level 30 Thieving. Doing it at an appropriate level will rise your Thieving Level to 37. If you plan to speed level Thieving, completing this Quest is mandatory, as it is the fastest way of advancing from Level 30 to Level 37 Thieving. It is also required to unlock Blackjacking which is a very fast Thieving Skilling Method.
- Mourning's Ends Part I (Optional, Skill Requirements: 50 Thieving, 60 Ranged. Reward: 25000 Thieving Experience, 25000 Hitpoints Experience, access to the Mourner HQ basement, access to the Village of Lletya, Mourner Clothing Set, Elf Teleport Crystal, the Fixed Device). Very long Master difficulty Quest with a very high Thieving Experience reward. It is quite interesting and worth completing if you meet all the requirements, rewards are also quite interesting (Toad Cannon, yay).
If there are any OSRS Skilling rules, this is certainly one of them: If there is an item or a piece of equipment that can make your grind easier, you should use it. Below, we present you a list of items that will make your Hunter journey a little easier.
- Gloves of silence - Shhh! These Gloves increase your Pickpocketing success rate by 5% while they are equipped. You need Level 54 Hunter to wear those, but if you meet that requirement, you should definitely take advantage of them. They are very easy to get because they can just be bought from the Grand Exchange (the current price is 2200 Gold) or created from 2 Dark Kebbit Furs at the Fancy Clothes Store in Varrock (this option costs 600 Gold, plus 2x 530 Gold for Furs, so it is currently cheaper). You might need a few pairs, as they get damaged by unsuccessful pickpocketing attempts, and disappear after 62 failures (if you have more than 1 pair, don't use the first pair until it disappears, and switch the gloves instead, because when a pair disappears after 62 failures, all other pairs get restored to the "new" state). Players with at least 64 Crafting can restore the Gloves to pristine condition by using 1 Dark Kebbit Fur and a Thread, which is over twice cheaper than making/buying new ones.
- Ardougne Cloak - Not only Heroes wear Cloaks. Ardoughe Cloaks of different tiers are awarded for completing elite, hard, medium, and easy sets of the Ardougne Diary. These Cloaks increase your pickpocketing Success rate by 10% ( from level 2), and success rate of Thieving from stalls by 10% (from level 1) (Ardougne Cloak 1 and 2 work only within Ardougne, and Cloaks 3 and 4 work anywhere in Gielinor). Cloak's bonus applies even if you are not wearing it. You should go out of your way and get at least Ardougne Cloak 2 because it will greatly increase your Skilling efficiency and make the Thieving Leveling process much less annoying.
- Dodgy Necklace - What? That wasn't me. This Necklace gives you a 25% chance of not being Stunned and Damaged after failing a pickpocket attempt on an NPC, it has 10 charges and cannot be recharged, so a hefty supply of them may be required for training. Wearing this Necklace will greatly increase your Skilling efficiency, as it can save you up to 50 Health and 40 to 60 seconds of being Stunned.
- Rogue Equipment - Very inconspicuous clothing, Sir. Each part of the set gives you a chance of getting double loot from pickpocketing an NPC, and the full set guarantees double loot. While this will not speed up your Skilling process, it is still recommended, because it will basically double your Gold earnings during Thieving Leveling, making it much more profitable (after all, you are doing this for gold, aren't you?). The whole set can be obtained from Rogue's Equipment Crates that are in turn obtained by successfully opening Safes at the end of the Rogue's Den minigame and consists of Rogue Mask, Rogue Top, Rogue Gloves, Rogue Trousers, and Rogue Boots. There is 1 in 8 chance of getting a set piece from the Crate and you can choose which piece you want to receive, so the grind is not as painful as it seems.
Note: Gloves of Silence do not stack with the Ardougne Cloak, so you should go for one or the other (Gloves are a simpler option if you have the skill to wear them, but they grant a lower bonus and the Cloaks are harder to get but give you 5 extra percent of pickpocketing success rate).