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Stealing copper wire?

kitiara-atlantic

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Hi all,

I'm trying to steal some copper wire from the smithy in Serpent's Hold to build some distilleries. Stealing is 115. The wire spawns in very heavy stacks (20+ wire per stack at 5 stones per wire).

I unlock and untrap the crates. When I attempt to steal targeting the crate, it says that I cannot steal that. When I directly target the wire, I get guard whacked. The only NPC is the one positioned next to the barrel 6 tiles away, with her back to the crates.

Is there a trick to stealing the copper wire? Is there a way to only steal one at a time (so as to be within the weight limit)?

Or are those stacks just un-stealable?

Thanks!
 

NuSair

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I have some extra if you want them.

Also, you can go to Bucs Den and it's usually in the barrels in the smiths hut there.
 

kitiara-atlantic

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Thanks, NuSair! Bucs Den has solved the problem :) Since you only need 1 copper wire per distillery, I've been able to get enough from Bucs Den.
 
if more than 2 are stacked you can still steal up to 2 at a time. if the chest relocks you get the message you cant steal that and have to unlock it again
 

Basara

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Also, it's loot on the pirate ships if you have High Seas
 

TheGrimReefer

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Do not forget you need to "Prime" the barrels, meaning open the barrel and closing it once. Items will spawn inside after a while
 
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