Penance healers are creatures only encountered during the Barbarian Assault minigame. They will heal other Penance creatures and poison players with a 20 life points poison condition. They can only be killed with poisoned foods, or by firing the Egg Launcher at them. When a piece of poisoned food is used on a Penance healer, it will poison that healer starting at 40 life points and gradually decrease over time. The healer can continue to feed the penance healer poisoned food to damage it, and does not need to wait for the initial poison to stop hitting; this can easily speed up the process of killing the penance healers. The food required to kill them changes over time; it is the job of the Defender to inform the Healer of these changes.