Lose – ah.. USE the Lightwell.


The light-well is a pain.

I can’t put it down on Heroic Yor’sahj in case someone clicks it and gets a stack.  ( better to be safe then blown up right?)

I stick a bright yellow bowl of light in the melee and no one notices it, or clicks it to see what happens before the fight has began and considering I watched someone eat 10 charges of my lightwell last night when I had placed it for attempts at Heroic  Warmaster Blackhorn only to see it disappear before pull, made me VERY MAD. * Priest rage Priest rage*

No one takes it seriously.  People rarely click on it and I seem to be one of the few common people through several logs of who actually uses the thing. I click on it so it’s a little heal on myself for when I am worrying about everyone elses heath bars.

Am I really a bad holy priest if I ‘forget’ to place it down.

It really is only good for dancing on .

Maybe if we changed the color people would click it more. Neon Green.  Add Flashing lights maybe.

I have been in LFR’s where someone has glyphed the lightwell so it has 15 charges, and they have a macro that THANKS the person who click on it.

“Thankyou for using my lightwell..  thankyou for using my lightwell…”

I’m pretty sure if I tried that in Raid I would get blocked/reported for spam or told to turn it off very quickly, but it served a constant reminder of it’s existance, and people clicked on it.

We have a habit of not taking as much personal responsibility for your own health, Some classes have their own heals, boosts, and wouldn’t rely on the lightwell or a health stone,  or arguably they would say they  don’t need it.  As a healer I look first to using a heal on myself before I use something like a lightwell,  health stone or a health pot, however there are things available to us to use to boost our own survivability. Click the lightwell. Eat your lock rock ect ect..  do eeeet  and live longer.

I can use Health stones as another example of things that people don’t use as much as they should.

Most fights when our locks remember :P  ( or are reminded ) we get a  health stone

We made 16 attempts on Heroic Zon’ozz the other week. say 25 x 16  = 400 times that a health-stone could have been used and the logs show only 41 in total was used. I used 2,  and a couple used it 5 or 4 times.  Some of the wipes were called early and the stone would have been wasted but 16 attempts/41  = 2.56 people using their health-stones each attempt.

On our kill 14/25  people used their health-stone.

That’s looking better ( 6 people clicked on the lightwell )

Did the kill give us more opportunity to use the stones,  or did the stones give us more opportunity to kill, I don’t know. But ( puts on authoritative voice) There is a positive correlation between using health stones and killing Zon’ozz  ( so far.. )

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12 Responses to “Lose – ah.. USE the Lightwell.”


  1. 1 Weatherlight April 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I’m such a shamefull SHADOWpriest. I rarely, if ever, use the lightwell.

    I do notice it and sometimes even use it but usually it at that more relaxed moments when the fight is under control or at a low attention requirement (say: running for blobs on Yor’sajj, use it as you pass by it). Neon green would probably help. As an extra excuse i’ll say that with graphics set to medium-low and a Sanctuary on the groung I can hardly see it.

    I’m not that much better with Lock’s stones either, and they’re green! They just sit there on my action bar until that point when the healers are dead and I want to live a few extra secs until Fade comes of CD… :P After that I usually ask for another one. More often than not though I’ll go by the whole raid and logout with the same Healthstone on my bags.

  2. 2 meliika April 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    It is curiously random when people do and don’t choose to use the lightwell… the other night, I had it down on some fight or other, I can’t even remember which one… a fight where it often gets completely ignored. This time, I suddenly notice about 10 people with lightwell renews on them all at once during a medium patch of raid damage. Still don’t know why a bunch of people suddenly got an urge to click it!

  3. 3 Cinder April 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    As melee, who has click to move turned on for other reasons, it is very annoying when you click as the last charge is exhausted, and walk off from your target.

    Also, of people are on it or a boss ( wing, arm, whatever), moves infront of it, we’ve now clicked that, lost our target, reset our swing trimmer and are no longer auto attacking.

    I wish you could make a macro to use the lightwell without having to /target lightwell (manually click interaction keybind) /targetlasttarget.

  4. 4 Prinnie Dood April 17, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Oh, Lightwell.

    I can definitely speak for the folks who just miss the dang thing entirely. As a goblin death knight, when I fight things, I can never see around them. Lightwell? There’s a Lightwell? Where’s the Lightwell?

    On the bright side, when I die, I get a little break to look for it.

    My other issue with Lightwells is their very stationary nature. When I play my hunter, I prefer to be as far away from death and potential dismemberment as I can figure out how to be. If the Lightwell is placed within range for the melee, I usually have to make a dash for it.

    Now if they gave the Lightwell some color, flashing lights and a set of wheels, we’d be in business.

  5. 5 nightgerbil April 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Actually I love the lightwell. Espec since in lfr and lfg when things get hairy my hunter normally gets ignored and left to eat damage and die. Theres been a few times where I was the last dps standing due solely to healing potions, healthstones left over from my last bg and bandaging myself for a tic every 60secs. As a class without healing abilties, I’ll take any and all I get offered and tyvm.

  6. 6 Steegos April 17, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I like to think I am a “pro-raider”. Did I use it at all Pugnacious one?

    We used to have a priest in our guild with that macro that said thanks. I liked it :)

  7. 7 Steegos April 17, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Doesn’t look like I did, eeek. I had two mana shields though, that’s looking after ones self isn’t it?

  8. 8 Aeliel April 18, 2012 at 2:15 am

    I’ve tried making it a habit of using lightwells whenever they show up, because hey, extra healing, why not?

    A week or so ago I queued up to heal a random HoT on my priest alt. Said priest is disc and has never been anything but disc. (I love smite-healing, what can I say.)

    Got landed in End Time. Got Jaina as the second boss.

    Jaina’s trash mobs has priests. Those priests drop lightwells.

    I tried to click one, and was momentarily puzzled when I couldn’t.

    I guess I’ve successfully trained myself to click the lightwell at all times? *cough*

  9. 9 Cheyu April 26, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    No-one ever used to touch my lightwell, unless it was to make me rage by using it all up pre-pull. Then I got LightwellBuddy and set it up to send people somewhat smutty pun messages if they use it… My team love it. I rarely have leftover charges when it runs out (gotta save all the kittens), because people click it just to see what random “humorous” 1-in-50 whisper they will get as a response.

  10. 10 Evlyxx of Shadowsong (@Evlyxx) April 29, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I really wish they would change it so it behaves the same way as the spell does for NPCs (think of the trash before Argent Confessor Paletress in Trial of the Champion or Echo of Jaina in End Time) where it spits out heals as did our Tier 12 proc Cauterizing Flame.

    I have just specced Holy as my OS (main is Disc) and I did seriously consider NOT taking the Lightwell talent, but did opt to take the risk at it not being a wasted talent choice.

  11. 11 kuismar May 1, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    When we first start and instance I can seem to get everyone to click. I have the mod your talking about and had to remove the whisper in raids but I do keep the notification when I place it. The same holds true with Warlock Candy. We seem to always get it on our first attempts but as healing becomes less of an issue and people are not falling like rocks it seems to be a mute issue.

    I know they are adding a Guild Buff for bandages, I know in a raid last week I mentioned bandaging some and everyone was like what bandages. I understand making the LW a smart heal wasn’t on the books but they are changing it for MoP (or at least they were originally). I personally like the LW from the boss in the Argent Tournament.


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