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Job Ability

  • If the next spell you cast cures a status ailment, your target will gain enhanced resistance to that ailment.
  • Obtained: White Mage Level 83
  • Recast Time: 1:00
  • Duration: 3 minutes, or until ailment protection is consumed

Notes/Description

  • When Divine Caress is used prior to a status ailment removal spell that successfully removes the appropriate ailment from the target, that target will gain a "Divine Caress" status effect, temporarily protecting that character from being hit with the same ailment again.
  • This protection is nearly absolute and applies to almost any potential source of the ailment whether directly or indirectly afflicted; for instance, it can protect against paralysis being inflicted by melee-attacking an enemy that has Ice Spikes active.
  • The effect blocks the ailment from being afflicted again only once.
  • If the user wears Orison Mitts +1, an extra 'resistance' will be granted, enabling the target to resist the ailment twice before Divine Caress wears off. Orison Mitts +2 grants an extra two 'resistances', blocking the ailment three times before wearing off.
  • The equipment must be worn when the ailment-removing spell is cast, not when Divine Caress is initially used.
  • These 'resistances' are only consumed when the affected character would have otherwise been hit with the status ailment; they are not consumed if the character would have otherwise resisted the ailment normally. Because of this, making use of Barspells and other sources of elemental/status resistance can supplement the effect of Divine Caress.
  • Incompatible with Erase, Sacrifice, and Esuna. Also does not apply to Cure spells for removing sleep.
  • Does not offer protection against enemies with status "aura" effects.
  • If the ailment-removal spell is AoE due to any reason, such as Divine Veil or Accession, only the character that was directly targeted by the spell is able to receive Divine Caress status.
  • When used with Cursna to remove Doom, doom protection will only be granted if Cursna succeeds in removing doom. Using Divine Caress will not affect Cursna's chance to remove doom.

Macro Syntax

  • /ja "Divine Caress" <me>
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