Why am I only healing myself?

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I have found that sometimes when I queue for both random and specific dungeons, regardless of difficulty, it bugs out so that I only heal myself, and I also have auto self heal turned off. I have not tried this in Raid Finder, more importantly, I have not had it happen to me there. I have tried reloading the UI, logging out and logging back in, even closing the game and reopening it. It only resolves itself when I close the game and re open, but only if I leave the dungeon in the first place. However, doing so gives deserter because it is as soon I get into the dungeon, so I couldn't heal any of my teammates. I also have only found this to be a healer only problem, I can run in as a DPS or tank, and have no issue no matter how many dungeons I run. Also, it is completely random when you get it or not, so you can't time it with something. I have found that I could run 3 dungeons fine, and the 4th I can't heal, and sometimes it is the 1st dungeon I even try. I don't know what the issue is, I just know that it is there.
Sounds like a UI or maybe keybinding issue to me.

Have you tried resetting addons or checking addon settings?

Also what healing addon (if any) do you use and what class?

This sounds really strange...
I have the original keybinds, nothing is different from the default keybinds, it happens on all of my healers and I don't have any healing addons.
The game sometimes incorrectly thinks that the alt-key is being held down when it is not. By default the auto-selfcast setting is set to alt which will result in the game attempting to cast all abilities on yourself, which means that healing and other beneficial abilities will only cast on you, and any offensive abilities will give you an "invalid target" error. The phantom alt key will also affect any keybinds or macros that check for alt modifiers.

When this happens you can fix it by simply pressing your alt key(s) once or twice, this will make the game correctly know the state of the alt key.

You can also prevent the self-casting issue entirely by changing or disabling the auto-selfcast setting in the interface settings (though any keybind/macros that use alt will still be affected when this issue pops up again).
11/09/2018 01:46 PMPosted by Pancakê
The game sometimes incorrectly thinks that the alt-key is being held down when it is not. By default the auto-selfcast setting is set to alt which will result in the game attempting to cast all abilities on yourself, which means that healing and other beneficial abilities will only cast on you, and any offensive abilities will give you an "invalid target" error. The phantom alt key will also affect any keybinds or macros that check for alt modifiers.

When this happens you can fix it by simply pressing your alt key(s) once or twice, this will make the game correctly know the state of the alt key.

You can also prevent the self-casting issue entirely by changing or disabling the auto-selfcast setting in the interface settings (though any keybind/macros that use alt will still be affected when this issue pops up again).


Thank you, I will try this the next time it pops up, and if it doesn't work, I will most likely be returning here.

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