Fog Banks in Stealing Creation is used to avoid enemies. They are most common around the mid-point of the two bases and they never appear near the bases. They can be hidden in by simply clicking on them, making pickpocketing easier as well as avoiding enemy attacks. Players at the edge of a fog bank can be pickpocketed by players in the fog, and likewise if they had selected 'pickpocket' as the player ran into the fog. Most of the time, this fails, but it has its share of success. This tactic is very common and should be used if the player:
- Is gathering supplies and is nowhere near a barrier or home base.
- If under attack or being pickpocketed several times by the enemy.
- If the player is low-levelled and is doing either of the above.
Fog banks can be both useful and harmful, depending on the circumstances. Be cautious though, as no one can attack, pickpocket, or follow others in a fog bank (aside from the exceptions listed above).
Attacks cannot follow a player into fog banks - not even arrows or spells that have been fired. It is very useful for getting away from Ancient magicks. Players can eat inside fog banks, making "guerrilla" tactics easier.
Items can be dropped and retrieved inside fog banks.