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For other uses, see Sneak.

This skill determines how well one can use sneak mode to sneak around NPCs. If you manage to sneak upon a character and then attack them, there is a chance of a critical hit. To tell whether or not the Nerevarine is visible/undetected while sneaking, there is an icon near the bottom. This icon displays the skill symbol for Sneak, a hand reaching for a bag. If the icon is not present, they have detected the Nerevarine.

If you activate an NPC while sneaking, a portion of their inventory is shown, and it is possible to pickpocket them. If you are caught while doing so, however, they will report your crime and attack you, regardless of whether anything was taken or not. If you exit their inventory and activate it again, there may be different items present from before. The higher the Sneak skill, the more items are shown.


Khajiit Morrowind

A Khajiit in sneak mode in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.