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Throat Stab

Deals damage to a single target reducing their HP to 5%. Resets enmity.


  • Family: Tonberries
  • Type: Physical
  • Can be dispelled: N/A
  • Utsusemi/Blink absorb: No
  • Range: Single Target
  • Notes: Very short range, easily evaded by walking away from it.
  • Additional info:

Throat Stab is the name of a move used by Tonberry mobs. However, it is also used to describe similar effects. A "throat stab" is a single attack that is designed to reduce a character's hit points to a very low percent without killing them. While best known as a tonberry move, similar moves are used by Cravers and possibly other mobs as well.

As it applies to Tonberries:

  • 3.4' Single target damage which attempts to inflict enough damage to reduce the target's HP to 5%. However it can kill you at once if you wear +dmg taken gear like Plastron while being hit by Throat Stab. Erases Hate for target if it hits. Amount can be affected by Stoneskin or other unknown factors. Ignores Utsusemi.
  • The Tonberry's Throat Stab can easily be dodged. The tank stands at maximum distance during the fight. As the Tonberry uses Throat Stab, the tank moves backwards. The result is a TP loss for the Tonberry and Throat Stab does not connect.
    • Throat Stab is so easy to dodge, that a Beastmaster standing away from the Tonberry can use Heel on his pet and make the ability miss the pet.
      • If soloing, this move can be easily dodged by simply turning your back to the mob and retreating a short distance.
This article uses material from the "Throat_Stab" article on FFXIclopedia and is licensed under the CC-BY-SA License.