As a druid, I am trying to achieve some synergy with a spellthief in my party. I would like to prepare Wracking Touch, then let the spellthief steal it so that she can use the sneak attack damage to power spellthief abilities like Steal Spell etc. However, I am not sure RAW supports this use of Wracking Touch.
Wracking Touch (Complete Adventurer p158):
In addition, if you have the sneak attack ability, you also deal sneak attack damage to the affected creature unless the creature is immune to extra damage from critical hits.
Unlike a normal use of sneak attack, your target need not be flanked or denied its Dexterity bonus to take sneak attack damage from this spell.
Steal Spell (Complete Adventurer p13):
A spellthief who hits an opponent with a successful sneak attack can choose to forgo dealing 1d6 points of sneak attack damage and instead steal a spell, or the potential to cast a specific known spell, from his target.
Does dealing sneak attack damage through Wracking Touch count as a "successful sneak attack" for the purposes of Steal Spell?
Feel free to also point out any other problems with this tactic that I might have missed!