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This is a page about the strengths and recommended jobs for Penelo from Final Fantasy 12 The Zodiac Age (FFXII, FF12). Read on for information about Penelo's Quickening, stats, and more.

Penelo: Strengths

One of the Obvious Mages

Penelo's high MP and Magick Power seems to suggest that she is one of the game's obvious mages; the other one is Ashe, but we'll get to that.

Penelo's sweet and naive nature tends to make her a popular white mage candidate among players. While the white mage is usually the first choice for Penelo, her other stats appear to point towards something strength-driven. It isn't unheard of to experiment on her being a Red Battlemage with access to maces or a Time Battlemage who can use the crossbow for a second job, but a playthrough usually sets her up as a pure mage.

Penelo: Stats


Lv.10 Lv.50 Lv.99
HP 242 ~273 2003 ~ 2354 4288 ~ 5058
MP 79 ~ 109 343 ~ 577 539 ~ 895
Pwr 25 45 70
M.Pwr 26 49 76
Vit 26 41 60
Spd 25 30 36


Quickening Attack Power
Intercession 90
Evanescence 140
Resplendence 230

Penelo: Recommended Jobs

Job Reason for Recommending
White Mage The natural fit for Penelo. With just the character depiction, Penelo seems to be molded in the guise of the White Mage. Her high MP suggests that, as a support-type character, she would do well casting Curaga or Curaja on the party, as well as dealing heavy Holy damage against Dark-aligned enemies.
Time Battlemage Another obvious choice for the MP-inclined Penelo. While it isn't the best job for her, she makes for a decent Time Battlemage depending on her MP reserves as well as her Magick Power. Her speed in casting spells isn't bad at all, either.
Uhlan (Second License) Penelo isn't just all brains. There's a little brawn to her, and the Uhlan class makes sense. She can handle staves as a White Mage or Black Mage, and dealing damage to enemies when they get close to her would be a boon to any questing party involving a mage/lancer Penelo.
Red Battlemage (Second License) The Red Battlemage might be more MP-inclined and a perfect second job for Penelo. However, it also grants her access to maces and shields. It would be a good combination, given that mages only ever have access to mystic robes. Having the extra protection of a shield for a caster like Penelo would benefit the party in the long run.

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