Silkroad Online Job Tips

Some helpful tips on what to look out for in your jobs on Silkroad online!

In Silkroad online, a player (upon hitting level 20) may choose to participate in 3 Jobs, Hunter, Thief and Trader. Each are different but play important roles within the game.

Hunter : It is the Hunters duty to take down any Thief and to defend the traders from being robbed. Watch out for Thief.

Thief : It is the Thief duty to eliminate any traders and their transport to obtain good which they can sell. However, they need to watch out for both Hunter and Traders.

Trader : The Trader must travel across Silkroad to other towns with a transport full of Goods. These goods are worth a lot more than 100% if the trader manages to cross to another town, leaving them with a healthy profit. However, the trader can be robbed by thieves and risk losing their goods.

A player can be all 3 jobs! However, levelling jobs can be difficult so I would choose a main job. You get exp for your selected job for:

Hunter : Killing Thieves

Thief : Handing in Stolen Goods

Trader : Selling goods to another town

However, you lose exp for certain jobs if you get exp for a different one

Hunter loses Exp on thief

Thief loses Exp on trading and hunting

Trader loses Exp on thief

Some Tips for a Trader

•  All Trade runs have a level, ranging from 1 to 5 Star, the more stars there is, the more difficult the trade run will be. At 1 Star, player thieves are unable to attack the trader, however, NPC thieves do spawn and attack. If you are a low level and are worried about losing your goods, go as a 1 star.

•  People believe that going in groups is a lot better, in most cases yes, but only go with people around the same level as you. If you go with a higher level, the NPC thief that spawned off their trade will be around their level and there is a chance that it may attack you. I would say stick with a 5 level gap between the traders unless you have some hunters helping.

•  Although you are on a 1 star trade run, player thieves still have a way of killing you. What out for thieves that are travelling in front of you, as they may be hoping that their NPC thieves will spawn and attack you, leaving you with a horde of thieves hitting your transport, eventually killing both you and your transport leaving the thief a nice pile of loot to pick up and sell.

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  1. Katie
    Posted July 31, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    “What out for thieves that are travelling in front of you, as they may be hoping that their NPC thieves will spawn and attack you,”: I hate how the thieves are so cowardly. I’ve had this happen before…

    Thieves, be a man. Go attack someone your own level. All you prove by killing a trader with your npc thieves is that you’re a loser. End of story.

  2. d0min83r
    Posted August 5, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    That’s how the game is made so why not killing it if you have the chance :) If you don’t like to be a trader and be killed by thiefes change the job. I don’t see why you are calling the thiefes losers just because you can’t get a job done. This is the real end of story.

  3. Ring
    Posted August 10, 2008 at 3:29 am

    Nice guide thanks =]

    Katie got owned xD

  4. Jordan
    Posted August 23, 2008 at 1:45 am

    what job should I choose I’m almost lvl 20

  5. chris
    Posted August 31, 2008 at 11:52 am

    what do you expect….we’re thieves -_- its our job. thats like taking out all of the criminals in the world, it would be a boring game. People need to be challenged. if your afraid of thieves go ask a hunter(s) for help?

  6. Kilthemal
    Posted September 22, 2008 at 8:01 pm


    Keep the hunters busy; thieves exist so we can kill them all.

  7. dark123
    Posted October 12, 2008 at 11:32 am

    oh and like for how much should i charge em for the trade?

  8. aaaaa
    Posted October 29, 2008 at 1:42 am

    where do u find the thief job person

  9. shadystalker
    Posted November 17, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    how do you become a thief???

  10. ednfnsk
    Posted January 12, 2009 at 7:30 am

    thank you for the guide cuz i needed some help to be a hunter ^^

  11. Mihe
    Posted January 17, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    =O I can’t decide wich job to choose! >< wich job get’s most money? =D

  12. Hot_Shot
    Posted January 30, 2009 at 3:16 am

    Sometimes thieves pretend to be a hunter and then r@pes u when we’re halfway through to another city…dam, i wanna try tat too maybe i should be a thief?

  13. dogfaceweinerdog
    Posted February 10, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    im pretty sure u become a theif by the harbor

  14. Dudette910
    Posted March 1, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Where is the harbor?? I wanna be a theif but I dont know how. Can someone fully explain it, please??

  15. Thief_4_life
    Posted March 22, 2009 at 6:40 am

    you become a thief in either jangan or constantinople. in jangan you go behind the blacksmith and protector shop all the way near the wall of the city and you should see a lady in between two long buildings, talk to her and she will teleport you. In constantinople it is near the guild manger at the east of the city. You should see 2 guards standing next to each other talk to one of them and he will teleport you. Good luck and keep looking for the thief people. ;)

  16. wakokiller
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 5:01 am

    i am a thief what is a NPC????? how do u get them????

  17. Zoltan
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 2:47 am

    hey ..
    Nice guide btw :)
    im a thief.. just started tho so need all the help i can get :)
    Become a thief its fun!?!?
    but with this new update i cant get sro to work, ??? dono why it sucks :(

  18. medoronaldo96
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    if silkroad doesnt work u must be using avg antivirus delete it it damage the sro client it thinks its a spyware the same happened to me

  19. Quiksilver
    Posted November 10, 2009 at 4:11 am

    lol @ medoronaldo96

    I’m using AVG and have done that for a time, no problems with Silkroad.

  20. FlameAlchmst
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    wow thx 4 this its awsome
    but i gottta say other then ur report man wat theif 4 life was amazing thx theif thats the thing wanted to kno and i tried to look and search but i couldnt find it thx man

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