Light of Penance
Level 58
MP Cost: 53 MP
Ecosystem: Beastmen
Type: Magical: Light
Target: Single Target
Spell Modifiers None
Set Point Cost: 5 Set Points
Casting Time: 3 Seconds
Recast Time: 60 Seconds
Stat Bonus: CHR+1, HP+15


Obtained from Monster Family: Tonberry
TP Moves Effect
Everyone's Grudge Damage based on Tonberry Hate
Lateral Slash Single Target Damage attack + Defense Down
Light of Penance Single Target Hate Reset + Blind + Bind
Sigh Caster receives Evasion Boost
Throat Stab Target HP reduced to 5%+ Hate Reset
Vertical Slash Single Target damage + Accuracy Down
Words of Bane Single Target Curse
Special Notes on Monster and it's TP Moves

Tonberry have four job types. They are: Black Mage, Thief, Ninja, and Summoners.

They are nasty monsters. Many of their moves are amazingly hard hitters.

Everyone's Grudge will deal damage based on how many Tonberry you have killed. Needless to say, this number can get huge.

Throat Stab can reduce your HP to 5% of what you have left in one move!

The Evasion Boost from Sigh is very large.

And it is never fun to get cursed. Words of Bane is no fun.


Obtaining the Spell
Minimum Blue Mage Level Needed To Acquire Spell: Level 53.
Light of Penance is best hunted in Yhoator Jungle.

This spell can be safely soloed by a Blue Mage at level 53 when you can first learn it.

You should have Eye Drops for Blindness, and Holy Water to deal with Curse. Sneak and Invisible or a Chocobo are needed to reach camp. Do the quest to have your Tonberry Hate removed.

Tonberry Hunting Grounds Camp #1
Name Level Location
Tonberry Creeper (THF) 45-49 Yhoator Jungle
Tonberry Harasser (SMN) 45-49 Yhoator Jungle
Tonberry Hexer (BLM) 45-49 Yhoator Jungle

Once you zone into the Yhoator Jungle, head toward the open area at H-10. Use sneak and Invisible as needed to reach camp. In each of the tunnels on the east side of G-10, that lead to the H-10 area, there will be a Tonberry. In the large open H-10 area itself, there are five more wandering about. All in this area are THF or BLM types. Other then the Tonberry, there is no aggro in the area. The Tonberry aggro by sight, and can link.

Once you get a Tonberry in an isolated place where there is no chance of a link, the fights are not too hard. One simply needs to take some simple steps to avoid the bad moves.

To deal with Everyone's Grudge, first make sure you have done the quest to clear your hate. That is a must! When you are fighting a Tonberry, if you call for help before you kill it, you will get no hate. Do this if the Tonberry you are fighting has not used Light of Penance and is about to run out of life. DO NOT call for help if it has used the move. You cannot learn the spell on a monster for which help has been called upon.

It is very easy to avoid Throat Stab. When fighting the Tonberry, do it in the unlocked mode. When you see the message "The Tonberry whatever readies Throat Stab", move away backwards as fast as you can. The move takes a long time to go off, and you'll be out of range when it does. The Tonberry will use up his TP and miss you. After that happens, return to continue the fight. Do not try to stun Throat Stab, if you miss with your stun, you will loose 95% of your HP. It's better and easier to just run away!

If you get cursed, use a Holy Water and return to your fight your fight.

The Black Mage Tonberry will cast ~aga spells, stun them with Head Butt. Silencing the Black Mage Tonberry is a big help. The Thief Tonberry have good evasion. Cold Wave can help deal with it. Using Geist Wall, or Blank Gaze to Dispell Sigh, will make a huge difference if that TP move is used.

The fights should be pretty safe and easy at level 53. If you watch for links, and avoid Throat Stab, all will go well.


Tonberry Hunting Grounds Camp #2
Name Level Location
Tonberry Cutter/Harrier/Stalker 51-59 Temple of Uggalepih
Tonberry Cutter/Harrier/Plaguer/Stalker 53-60 Pso'Xja
Tonberry Chopper 61-63 Den of Rancor
Tonberry Jinxer/Shadower 61-63 Yhoator Jungle
Tonberry Dismayer/Maledictor/Pursuer/Stabber 61-67 Temple of Uggalepih
Tonberry Imprecator 62-64 Den of Rancor
Tonberry Trailer 62-65 Den of Rancor
Tonberry Beleaguerer 66-69 Den of Rancor
Tonberry Slasher 67-69 Den of Rancor

There are higher level Tonberry to be found in many other areas. They do not make as good targets because of the aggro on the way to reach them. Because there is the excellent lower level camp, these are not recommended.


Special notes about the spell a Blue Mage may like to know
Can I solo it? Yes. You should have no problems by level 53 in camp #1
Do I need any special items? Yes, Holy Water to deal with Curse. Sneak or Invisible items, or a Chocobo to reach camp are needed. Make sure you have reset you Tonberry Hate!
Do Tonberry like to use the move? They have many moves, and sometimes this one simply does not show up. Keep at it, they will use it!
The Spell is a Gaze attack, your enemy must face you for it to land.
Light of Penance can be used to create the Auto Refresh Trait. It counts as two points of the eight needed.

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