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Lockpicking is one of the most useful skills rogues have to other players in the game. Lockpicking, as the name suggests, allows a rogue to pick locks that keep doors, chests, or lockboxes closed. This rogue class skill works well, the problem is raising the skill. The following steps will detail one way for the alliance rogue to raise his lockpicking skills to benefit himself and his fellow players.
Horde Rogue characters can raise their lockpicking skill by following the steps found in the Lockpicking Guide. The following guide outlines one path alliance rogue may take to raise their lockpicking skill.
Alliance Lockpicking 1-90: Redridge Valley
The best starting point for an Alliance rogue to raise his lockpicking skill is Anther's Mill in Redridge Valley. At level 15, t an alliance rogue will receive a quest which tells him to head to Lakeshire and speak to a dwarf named Lucius. If the rogue character has not picked up a set of thief's tools before getting the quest from him, Lucius will give the character a set of thieves tools before sending him off to the mill.
The mill is located northeast of Lakeshire and contains a series of practice lockboxes and Lucius's chest. A rogue character should open the practice lockboxes until he can no longer gain skill increases from them. After a rogue has earned all the skill increases he can from the lockboxes, he should open Lucius's chest to retrieve the thieves' token.
Alliance Lockpicking 91-150: Two Handy Locations
There are two locations alliance rogues can visit to raise their lockpicking skill from 91 to 150. The first is a towerr in Westfall, the other requires a water breathing potion and heading to the Zoram Strand in Ashenvale, where lockboxes can be found underneatht the water.
For players who do not wish to take their rogue character underwater or who cannot find a water breathing potion or a warlock willing to cast unending breath on them should head to the tower in Westfall. The Westfall tower has a locked chest near the top. Bringing a long a friend to keep nearby boss occupied may help the character coming here to raise his lockpicking skill.
Alliance Lockpicking 151-225: Scarlet Monastery
The doors that guard the entrance to the Armory and the Cathedral of Scarlet Monastery can be opened by a rogue using the lockpicking skill, but only one skill up per door may be obtained per door every five minutes. This effect can be countered by entering an instance and resetting it.. Caution is required when using this method or the guardians of the monastery on the outside of the instance may aggro the rogue.
Should the alliance rogue wish to do something else besides reset the instance he can go into the library or graveyard of Scarlet Cathedral and pickpocket mobs for lockboxes. When the rogue has had his fill of pickpocketing or has pilfered several lockboxes, he can go back to the doors and unlock them again.
Alliance Lockpicking 226-280: Lockboxes from Other Player
Rather than going to a specific location in the game world, the best strategy to raise lockpicking from 226 to 280 is to offer to open lockboxes that other players have looted. Lockboxes often contain green items that sell for more to a vendor than the box itself. A player whose character does not have the lockpicking skill must rely on a rogue to open it. Tipping the rogue who offers this service is a standard practice, but if a rogue offers to open these items for free, he should be able to get a few skill ups.
Alliance Lockpicking 280-300
The best strategy to get from 280 to 300 is to find groups for Blackrock Depths and open the many locked doors and other containers that can be found in the instance. Guilds will love the rogue who raises his lockpicking skill high enough to make sure they can get into all raid instances and get the guild as much loot as possible.