Flash of Light
Spell holy flashheal.png
  • Flash of Light
  • Level 4 paladin ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 22% of base mana
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • Expends a large amount of mana to quickly heal a friendly target for (168% of Spell power).
Usable by
Class Paladin
School Holy
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 4
Improvements [Divine Favor], [Fervent Martyr], [Guarded by the Light]

Flash of Light is a level 4 paladin ability, designed to be the Holy Paladin's quick cast heal. It is considerably faster than [Holy Light], but is the least efficient of the two spells. A Holy Paladin who casts Flash of Light too much risks running out of mana.


Tips and tricks

Flash of Light is a fast but expensive heal. It should only be used when speed is the most important consideration (ie someone is about to die, and won't live long enough for Holy Light to go off) and when [Holy Shock] is not available.


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Patch changes

  • Legion Hotfix (2017-03-31): Flash of Light now heals for 35% more in PvP situations.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25):
    • Now heals 450% of spell power (was 425%) and costs 18% of base mana (was 16%).
    • Now learned at level 5 (was 8).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Healing increased by 41.67%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Mana cost has been increased to 31% of base mana, up from 27%.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): This spell no longer causes a heal-over-time effect unless the player has the [Infusion of Light] talent.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04):
    • [Sacred Shield]: When a paladin casts Flash of Light on a target with this buff, they also now place a heal over time effect on the target, healing that target for 100% of the Flash of Light amount over 12 seconds.
    • [The Art of War]: Now only applies to melee critical hits, but will make your next Flash of Light or [Exorcism] instant.
    " [Exorcism] has a cast time of 1.5 seconds but can be used on players again. ...we are changing The Art of War to make not only Flash of Light instant, but also Exorcism. Choose healing or damage." (source)
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): [Infusion of Light] now affects Flash of Light too, reducing its cast time down to zero and can be used while moving.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): Flash of Light and [Holy Light] will now work properly with castsequence macros.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): [Blessing of Light]: Lower ranks of Flash of Light and [Holy Light] are now properly penalized when used with this Blessing.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Added.

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