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Stealth, also known as Sneak, governs your ability to escape detection by others through reducing your visibility and noisiness. It is primarily useful for evading confrontation with enemies, and for executing surprise attacks that inflict critical damage.
In previous Elder Scrolls games, "Stealth" and "Sneak" are different concepts: stealth being a grouping of (more-or-less loosely) conceptually related skills, of which sneak was one.
In Online, there is not a distinct, developed skill line for this behavior, and any character can sneak.
Toggling the [[Online:Controls#Sneak|sneak control]] causes the player to crouch or stand, indicating that you have entered or left sneak mode. Moving while sneaking will burn stamina; if the player stops moving, stamina regenerates normally.
While sneaking, the crosshair becomes a special reticle indicating the following statuses:
oval becomes more visible as an enemy thinks a target may be near and begins searching for you.
* A solid
, golden oval means the enemy knows where you are or can see you.
=== Sneak Attacks ===
* [[Online:Armor#Medium|Medium]]: Improved Sneak – 2 ranks available, the first at Medium Armor Level 14. "Decreases the detection area radius by 3/5% and the cost of Sneaking by 4/7%, per piece of Medium Armor equipped."
**Thus, with 1 rank of the skill taken, wearing 3 pieces of armor would give a 9% reduction in sneak detection radius, and reduce stamina consumption by 12%. With 2 ranks and 7 pieces (the maximum), you would have a 35% reduction in sneak detection radius, and 49% lower stamina consumption.