Depending on your actions in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, you're going to come across something you'll need to get into without a key. Whether you're stealing armor to sneak out of a village or trying to take a dead man's ring from a chest, lockpicks are your weapon of choice here and we have a few tips if you're planning to use them regularly.
The lockpicks themselves can be purchased from traders in various villages or found around the environment, though they're fairly rare. Your best bet is to earn the respect of the millers in Rattay because they keep a good many in stock. Having them is one thing, using them is another.
- Lasting Lockpicks - Your lockpicks will be more durable and last twice as long.
- Repairman - After successfully picking a lock, you have a 20% chance of any broken lockpicks returning to your inventory.
- Deft Grip - The starting position when lockpicking will be closer to the end of the lock, making it easier to open.
- Luck of the Drunk - It'll be 30% easier for you to open locks when drunk, but it will also be 30% noisier.
- Silent Fiddler - You're able to work almost silently with a lockpick, even if the lockpicking isn't going well. The noise a snapping lockpick makes is reduced by 90%.
- Sixth Sense - Your sixth sense will warn you if someone is about to catch you in the act of lockpicking, so you'll have more time to escape.
- Lucky Thief - If your lockpick breaks, you'll have a 10% chance of opening the lock instantly.
- Master Thief - You can unlock easier locks automatically
If you want to get better and learn the perks above, you'll need to practice. You can work on your own, or you can talk to Miller Peshek in Rattay. He'll show you a special crate that locks after you lockpick it. You can unlock it over and over, getting legitimate practice in and earning experience. Once you've got the basics down, speak with Peshek and ask about training and you'll get these options:
- Slightly Advanced (Requires Level 5)
- Advanced (Requires Level 10)
- Master (Requires Level 15)
These training options do not come cheap. You'll have to pay quite a bit as you work your way up, but they're worth it in the long run.
How To Sell Stolen Goods
Once you've become more adept at lockpicking, you'll probably acquire a collection of items that you'll want to sell. You can't just get rid of them with any trader, though, or you'll risk being discovered. Check out our guide on selling stolen goods (coming very soon).
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a large and complex sandbox with many gameplay systems and areas to explore. Check out our ever expanding Kingdom Come: Deliverance Guide and Walkthrough article for ways to keep you survive this dangerous world.