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The thief-acrobat is a playable character class in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

Publication history[edit]

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition (1977-1988)[edit]

The thief-acrobat was introduced by Gary Gygax in Dragon #69 (January 1983).[1] The thief-acrobat later appears in Unearthed Arcana in 1985.[2] In that book, thief-acrobat is a subclass of thief.

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition (1989-1999)[edit]

The thief-acrobat appeared in The Complete Thief's Handbook as a character kit, and again in Player's Option: Skills & Powers.[3]

Dungeons & Dragons 3rd and 3.5 editions (2000-2007)[edit]

The thief-acrobat appeared in Song and Silence as a prestige class, and again in Complete Adventurer.[4]


The class specializes in climbing, balance, tumbling, and other forms of acrobatics.


Gord the Rogue is a thief-acrobat.


  1. ^ Gygax, Gary (January 1983). "A "split class" for nimble characters: the Thief-Acrobat". Dragon. TSR (69): 20–23. 
  2. ^ Acaeum "Later AD&D Manuals"
  3. ^ Niles, Douglas and Dale Donovan. Player's Option: Skills & Powers (TSR, 1995)
  4. ^ Mat Smith (2004-12-10). "Previews for December and Beyond—Thief-Acrobat". Retrieved 2007-03-14.