Thieves Guild is an NPC association in The Elder Scrolls Online, it is a group of thieves who are being hunted by the Iron Wheel for a high-stakes heist in Taneth that went horribly wrong. The Thieves Guild DLC features a questline involving stealing from the shadows, and recovering lost treasures to restore the guild's reputation. You can find the Thieves Guild in Abah's Landing located in the Hew's Bane. just south of Alik's Desert.

Rank Reputation Unlocks
Rank 1 0 Finders Keepers
Rank 2 10 Swiftly Forgotten (Rank I)
Rank 3 35 Haggling (Rank I)
Rank 4 65 Clemency
Rank 5 95 Swiftly Forgotten (Rank II)
Rank 6 130 Haggling (Rank II)
Rank 7 170 Timely Escape
Rank 8 210 Swiftly Forgotten (Rank III)
Rank 9 250 Haggling (Rank III)
Rank 10 300 Veil of Shadows
Rank 11 375 Swiftly Forgotten (Rank IV)
Rank 12 475 Haggling (Rank IV)


How to Join the Thieves Guild

You may join the Thieves Guild in 2 ways. The easy way to do this is to open your collections, go to DLC icon and accept the quest named "Partners in Crime".

The other way is to find an outlaw refuge, and speak to Quen once inside. She will also give you this same quest.

How to Rank up in the Thieves Guild

To rank up in the Thieves Guild, you must gain reputation. Doing the DLC-related quests gains you reputation. There are a total of 12 ranks of reputation. 

Thieves Guild Questline

Quen (at Any Outlaws Refuge)





Guild Jobs

Rye's Reacquisitions



Thieves Guild Skills


Thieves Guild Skills in Elder Scrolls Online were added with the Thieves Guild DLC. This line is unlocked by starting and completing the Quest: Partners in Crime. You gain experience in this line by committing crimes on the guild job board, completing heists, and aiding your guildmates.



Finders Keepers

Rank I - Thieves Guild Rank 1

Thieves Troves are caches that are located all over Tamriel.

They can only be opened by members of the Thieves Guild.


Swiftly Forgotten

Rank I - Thieves Guild Rank 2

Bounty is decreased by 46 after 3 minutes.

Heat is decreased by 36 after 3 seconds.

Rank II - Thieves Guild Rank 5

Bounty is decreased by 69 after 3 minutes.

Heat is decreased by 46 after 3 seconds.

Rank III - Thieves Guild Rank 8

Bounty is decreased by 92 after 3 minutes.

Heat is decreased by 55 after 3 seconds.

Rank IV - Thieves Guild Rank 11

Bounty is decreased by 115 after 3 minutes.

Heat is decreased by 64 after 3 seconds.



Rank I - Thieves Guild Rank 3

Increases value of items sold at a fence by 2%.

Rank II - Thieves Guild Rank 6

Increases value of items sold at a fence by 4%.

Rank III - Thieves Guild Rank 9

Increases value of items sold at a fence by 7%.

Rank IV - Thieves Guild Rank 12

Increases value of items sold at a fence by 10%. Does not apply to Laundering.



Rank I - Thieves Guild Rank 4 

When a Guard accosts you, you may use Clemency once per day. If used, the Guard will not arrest you or take your money and stolen goods.

Additionally, Guards will not attempt to accost you for 1 minute after you use Clemency unless you commit other crimes.



Timely Escape

Rank I - Thieves Guild Rank 7

When you have a bounty and are in combat, you have a chance to spot a "Footpad" in a town with a Refuge.

Interacting with the Footpad will transport the player safely into the nearest Refuge.


Veil of Shadows

Rank I - Thieves Guild Rank 10

Decreases the detection range of Witnesses and Guards by 10%. Witnesses are thus less likely to notice crimes, while Guards won't challenge until they get closer.






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    • Anonymous

      If I kill an innocent bystander in front of Quen, will she snitch? Or can I use her as my bodyguard while I commit arson?

      • Anonymous

        Thank you for this information now I can use the thieves guild DLC to my full advantage u am a katjit or cat class and stealing is my favourite thing in skyrim

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