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If you let Asmodeus steal the amulet for you in the Sanctum, will he follow if you levelport? Tjr 23:31, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

He will not. --MisplacedPixels 19:29, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

which monsters have stealing attacks

The claim that only Rodney and the quest nemeses can actually steal artifacts seems to accord with the individual monster pages. Rodney and the nemeses are listed as having artifact-stealing claw attacks, the other covetous monsters aren't. -- Slandor 18:01, June 25, 2010 (UTC)

stealing non-coveted items

The Dark One has stolen the Book of the Dead from me once, even though he doesn't covet it actively. --Tjr 07:58, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Yep, the AD_SAMU attack code just calls stealamulet, with a 1/20 chance, if you have your quest artifact, the Amulet, or any of the invocation items. This function just tries to steal, in order of priority, the Amulet, your quest artifact, the Bell, the Book, and the Candelabrum; it doesn't distinguish what covetous properties the monster has. I believe the amulet-stealing attack is actually independent from covetous behavior; coveting a specific item means that monsters will pick the item up off the ground, attack other monsters with the item, and have that really annoying movement pattern. It doesn't actually give them the ability to steal the item; hence, master/arch liches can never steal anything from you, even though they're covetous, since they don't have the AD_SAMU attack.
In theory you could have a non-covetous monster capable of stealing all the covetable items, but no such monster exists - only quest nemeses and the Wizard have the AD_SAMU attack. -Ion frigate 10:55, 18 April 2012 (UTC)