Light of Dawn

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Not to be confused with [The Light of Dawn].
Light of Dawn
  • Light of Dawn
  • Level 34 Holy paladin ability
  • 3 Holy Power
  • Instant cast
  • Unleashes a wave of holy energy, healing up to 5 injured allies within a 15 yd frontal cone for (105% of Spell power).
Usable by
Class Paladin
School Holy
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Radius 15 yd
Other information
Level learned 34
Improvements [Darkest before the Dawn]

Light of Dawn is a level 34 Holy paladin ability. The ability sends a cone of light in front of the paladin, healing up to 5 of the lowest health party/raid members in a 15 yard area in front of the caster.


  • Light of Dawn will proc [Beacon of Light], healing the Beacon for 40% of the amount healed.
  • The paladin themselves will be healed by Light of Dawn if they are one of the lowest health targets in the cone.[citation needed] 


Patches and hotfixes

  • Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now affects 5 targets, down from 6, and cost mana instead of Holy Power. Healing increased by 140%.
  • Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now has a 1.5-second cast time (up from instant cast).
  • Hotfix (2012-11-27): "Light of Dawn's healing has been increased by 5%."
  • Patch 4.3.0 (2011-11-29): Now affects 6 targets (base effect), up from 5.
  • Hotfix (2011-02-18): "Light of Dawn no longer heals targets outside the paladin's party or raid. It correctly heals up to 5 targets in the paladin's raid."
  • Hotfix (2011-02-14): "The hotfix to [Beacon of Light] and Light of Dawn on February 11 did not produce the intended results and has been reverted. Light of Dawn should still trigger Beacon of Light."
  • Hotfix (2010-12-21): "Light of Dawn is now properly locked out when the Holy spell tree is locked out and cannot be used for the duration of the lock."
  • Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Redesigned. It no longer has an enforced cooldown, now costs Holy Power instead of mana, and scales in direct proportion to the amount of Holy Power used. In addition, it now heals the 5 most injured group targets (including self) in a 30-yard frontal cone.
  • Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.

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