Dark And Darker: Pickpocket Perk [Explained]

Learn how the Pickpocket Perk operates, and how it works to strengthen the Rogue class that players can use!

The Pickpocket perk in Dark And Darker is available from the get-go for the Rogue class, allowing the class to steal items from targets sneakily. Players might have issues figuring out how the perk operates and, therefore, might require assistance. 

Key Takeaways
  • The Pickpocket Perk can be used in order to steal items off of any target’s back and add them to your own inventory. 
  • The perk is only made available to players who choose the Rogue class out of the 6 available. 
  • Players will not be able to see the items that they are looting while they are stealing them, but rather when it has been added to their inventory. 
  • The main benefit of using the perk is that it allows players to expand their inventory and item collection. 
  • The best way to steal off of targets is by using the perk sneakily and aiming not to get caught. 

Pickpocket Perk Explained 

The pickpocket perk in the game is exclusive to the Rogue class. No other classes have a similar perk allowing players to pickpocket. The primary function of the pickpocket perk is to steal items from opponents in the dungeon.

  • During dungeon exploration, players can use the pickpocket perk to discreetly steal items from nearby enemies.
  • Activating the perk is simple—wait for an enemy to approach, and when they pass by, use the designated key (F on PC) to initiate the stealing mechanic.
  • The enemy’s entire body will be highlighted during this process.
  • Upon activation, a small bar appears, indicating the ongoing stealing process.
  • Players can sneak up on the enemy, and once the process is complete, the stolen items are added to their inventory.
  • With luck, players might successfully steal from the same enemy multiple times until they have nothing valuable left.

It’s important to note that players won’t see the stolen items until they check their inventory. Valuable items can be kept, while less valuable ones can be discarded. The pickpocket perk, when used effectively, adds an enjoyable and resourceful dimension to the game, allowing players to accumulate wealth in the form of stolen items.

Why Is Rogue The Best Starter Class? 

Rogue Class
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The rogue class in the game distinguishes itself from the other five available classes, including wizard, ranger, fighter, cleric, and barbarian. Rogues are characterized by their inclination towards stealth, preferring to lurk in the shadows and remain unseen. Dubbed “The Sly Assassin,” they excel at going rogue, avoiding detection by anyone in their vicinity.

  • Rogues are known for their extensive experience and skill in deception.
  • Their actions are shrouded in secrecy, and they are adept at misleading anyone who crosses their path.
  • No one is considered safe from the cunning and elusive maneuvers of the rogues, and their deeds are conducted with a commitment to keeping them concealed from prying eyes.
Pros And Cons
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Moving on, let’s discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using the rogue class, considering each class will have its pros and cons based on the player’s overall needs and preferences. 

Advantages 

When it comes to the pros for the rogue class, they will be listed as follows: 

  • High-speed movement for agility and quick travel, evading potential threats.
  • Quick interaction with objects, utilizing the environment effectively.
  • Incredibly fast attack speed for efficient battles.
  • Stealing and lock-picking without specific tools.
  • Silent movement, making detection by other players challenging.
  • Ability to disable traps easily without getting caught, ensuring safe progression.

Disadvantages 

Moving onto the cons, they are going to be the following: 

  • Players who decide to play as a rogue will have to suffer from having lower health.
  • Players will also have to suffer from low magic resistance.
  • Lastly, the overall damage bonus will be low as well.

Last but not least, let’s discuss the perks and abilities that players will be able to get access to when they are playing as a rogue, alongside the pickpocket perk. 

All Perks Available

Perks
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Kicking things off with the perk, they will be as follows: 

  • Ambush: The first attack that is launched by players within 3 seconds after getting done with their stealth mode will deal a total of 50% extra weapon damage as normal damage. 
  • Backstab: With Backstab in hand, players will be able to get an increase in their overall physical damage bonus by 30% anytime they attack the enemy from behind. 
  • Creep: As the name suggests, you will be able to become a literal creep, allowing you to gain reduced sound of the footsteps whenever you are moving around normally or when you’re crouching so that you don’t get detected all that easily. 
  • Dagger Expert: As far as dagger expert is concerned, it will enhance your physical damage bonus by a total of 5% anytime you are using a dagger to attack the enemy that is present in front of you. 
  • Hidden Pockets: Anytime you are wearing any items that are present in the utility slot, they will not be visible on your waist.
  • Lockpick Expert: As I mentioned before in its pros, rogues are insanely good at lockpicking, and this is made possible due to this perk, which allows them to get through any lock that is present on a door without needing to put in a lot of effort. 
  • Pickpocket: Probably one of the most useful perks that you can have as a rogue, it is simply there so that you can steal an opponent’s item from the dungeon with ease. 
  • Poisoned Weapon: If you can successfully attack an enemy, it will go ahead and apply poison onto them, which will then deal a further 4 magic damage over a time period of 4 seconds. 
  • Stealth: Players are able to move a total of 10 steps without being noticed by anyone in the opposing party since they will be hidden from them. 
  • Trap Direction: As I mentioned before, in the pros, again, being able to use this perk to disable traps makes it all the more useful. 

All Abilities 

Abilities
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Lastly, let’s discuss the four abilities that players can use as rogues: 

  • Hide: With Hide, players will be able to become invisible simply, and they will still be allowed to change any equipment that needs to be changed; the payer’s identity will be revealed if they end up performing an action. 
  • Rupture: The next attack that is launched by the player will cause the enemy to bleed and take 20 physical damage over a 5-second time period. 
  • Smoke Bomb: A smoke screen is launched after a grenade is thrown out, blurring everything and lasting for 20 seconds, and it will have an overall range so f7.5 meters. 
  • Weak point Attack: Anytime the next attack is launched, it will deal a total of 50% bonus weapon damage to the enemy, and if the attack is carried out successfully, then the overall defense of the enemy will be decreased by 50% for 5 seconds. 

Summary 

And there YOU  have it! A detailed explanation of the pickpocket perk as well as the class that is associated with it, and with that, I will wrap up my Dark And Darker Pickpocket guide! While you’re at it, you might want to read up on our Dark And Darker Cleric Spells in order to know all about the spells!

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