I was broke when I was in the one town that sells the esuna, which removes negative status conditions. As such when someone gets blinded or poisoned I have no recourse. I could fill my inventory with eye drops and antidotes but that's annoying. The solution? Beat up my blind friend until he's dead. Then bring him back to life with the life spell! As an added bonus, he also gets a pretty good chance at getting more max hp in the process!
I just rescued Hilda and blew up the Dreadnought. My play time thus far is 5 hours and 21 minutes.