The Daily Grind: What’s the best thief class in an MMORPG?


Back in April, I wrote a Daily Grind about MMORPG classes we hate to play, and rogues and thieves topped my list. But I made an exception: rogues and thieves in Elder Scrolls games. And now I’m playing The Elder Scrolls Online myself (catch Larry and me on stream later today!) and guess what? Yep, I rolled my usual stealth-archer-thief archetype and immediately proceeded to steal all the things. I’m loving it!

There are a couple of other games I’d give a gold star for having great rogue and thief classes — top of the list would be Lord of the Rings Online’s Burglar, which made up for its typically stock mechanics with a fabulous aesthetic and handy perks for groups who brought ’em along.

How about you? What would you say is the best thief or rogue class in an MMORPG?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!