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Summary

First Aid allows you to create various bandages that can be used to heal yourself and other players. It consists of two parts - making bandages, and applying them. Bandages are created from cloth (Linen, Wool, Silk etc). The higher the quality of the material used, the more effective the bandage. However, a certain minimum skill level is required to both make and use the higher-level bandages. In addition to bandages, First Aid practicioners can also make anti-venom potions, but these are not as powerful as the anti-venom made by Alchemists.

Bandages are primarily used by classes that do not possess the ability to heal themselves, such as Rogues or Warriors. Soloing downtime can be greatly reduced by the use of bandages by these classes. Bandages can also be used in group or raid situations to reduce the load on main healers by allowing players to heal themselves and each other quickly.

Bandaging can be applied both in and out of combat, but if either player is hit then the process is interrupted and cancelled. A bandage can only be applied on a player once every 60 seconds due to a debuff. In combat, bandaging can also be useful after disabling your opponent using Entangling Roots or Rogue stun effects.

Requirements

None.

Suggested Classes

First Aid is almost essential for any Non-healer class to learn as a secondary profession. Healer classes may choose to learn First Aid to reduce downtime for health regeneration without using up mana.

All Classes involved in upper-level raiding, starting as low as UBRS, should have maxed out their first aid. First aid helps greatly in fights such as Kurinaxx, Moam, Shazzrah, Ragnaros, Razorgore, and many more.

Summary of Skill levels

ThottBot Table reference

Skill Level Guide to First Aid

To begin your first aid career, seek out the First Aid trainer in the starting zone for your race. There are no prerequisites for learning First Aid other than the 10 silver you'll be charged. Once you've acquired the First Aid skill, you can begin making Linen Bandages immediately and your potential skill level will be 75. Thereafter, consult the following table as you progress in First Aid skill.

At SkillAction To TakeResult
40 Seek TrainerLearn to make [Heavy Linen Bandage]
50 Seek TrainerRaise potential to 150
80 Seek TrainerLearn to make [Wool Bandage] and [Anti-Venom]
115 Seek TrainerLearn to make [Heavy Wool Bandage]
125 Purchase [Expert First Aid - Under Wraps]Raise potential to 225
130 Find [Manual: Strong Anti-Venom]Learn to make [Strong Anti-Venom]
150 Seek TrainerLearn to make [Silk Bandage]
180 Purchase [Manual: Heavy Silk Bandage]Learn to make [Heavy Silk Bandage]
210 Purchase [Manual: Mageweave Bandage]Learn to make [Mageweave Bandage]
225 Complete Neutral 15 [45] 6622
(you must be level 35+ before the quest is offered)
Raise potential to 300
240 Seek Trauma SurgeonLearn to make [Heavy Mageweave Bandage]
260 Seek Trauma SurgeonLearn to make [Runecloth Bandage]
290 Seek Trauma SurgeonLearn to make [Heavy Runecloth Bandage]
300 Purchase [Formula: Powerful Anti-Venom]
(You must be honored with the Argent Dawn)
Learn to make [Powerful Anti-Venom]
  • Trainers are located in each city and in several other population centers. Consult the list of trainers later in this article or ask a guard for directions. If the trainer you find can no longer teach you, they will direct you to the next appropriate trainer.
  • The Trauma Surgeon is located in Theramore Isle (for Alliance players, loc is 68,49 - inside Foothold Citadel) or Hammerfall (for Horde players).

Trainers

See Trainers (list of trainers).

Low Level Recipes

  • [1] Linen Bandage
    • Green:30 Grey:60
    • Heals 66 damage over 6 seconds.
    • Requires: First Aid(1) to craft
    • Requires: First Aid(1) to use
  • [2] Heavy Linen Bandage
    • Green:50 Grey:100
    • Heals 114 damage over 6 seconds.
    • Requires: First Aid(40) to craft
    • Requires: First Aid(20) to use
  • [3] Wool Bandage
    • Green:80 Grey:150
    • Heals 161 damage over 6 seconds.
    • Requires: First Aid(80) to craft
    • Requires: First Aid(50) to use
  • [4] Anti-Venom
    • Green:80 Grey:150
    • Target is cured of poisons up to level 25.
    • Requires: First Aid(80) to craft
    • Each Small Venom Sac produces 3 doses of Anti-venom
  • [5] Heavy Wool Bandage
    • Green:150 Grey:185
    • Heals 301 damage over 7 seconds.
    • Requires: First Aid(115) to craft
    • Requires: First Aid(75) to use

Mid Level Recipes

  • [6] Strong Anti-Venom
    • Green:130 Grey:200
    • Target is cured of poisions up to level 35.
    • Requires: First Aid(130) to craft
    • This first aid skill is not taught by first aid trainers. The "recipe" is a drop.
  • [7] Silk Bandage
    • Green:180 Grey:210
    • Heals 400 damage over 8 seconds.
    • Requires: First Aid(150) to craft
    • Requires: First Aid(100) to use

Note: At this point you will need to purchase a book to increase your First Aid skill beyond 150. The first aid trainers do not offer this service. "Expert First Aid - Under Wraps" manual (1 Gold). For Alliance players, this manual is sold by Deneb Walker, in the Arathi Highlands in Stromgarde Keep (tloc 26,58). For Horde players, this manual is sold by Balai Lok'Wein, in the Dustwallow Marsh in Brackenwall Village (tloc 36,30). While visiting this vendor you should consider picking up the Heavy Silk Bandage book: you'll need it soon and you can save yourself a trip.

  • [8] Heavy Silk Bandage
    • Green:210 Grey:240
    • Heals 640 damage over 8 seconds.
    • Requires: First Aid(180) to craft
    • Requires: First Aid(125) to use

Note: To learn how to make Heavy Silk Bandages, you will need to purchase a book. The First Aid trainers do not teach this skill. "Manual: Heavy Silk Bandage". You can purchase this book from the same vendor as you purchased the "Expert First Aid" book.

  • [9] Mageweave Bandage
    • Green:240 Grey:270
    • Heals 800 damage over 8 seconds.
    • Requires: First Aid(210) to craft
    • Requires: First Aid(150) to use

You can purchase this book from the same vendor as you purchased the "Expert First Aid" book.

High Level Recipes

  • [10] Heavy Mageweave Bandage
    • Green:240 Grey:300
    • Heals 1104 damage over 8 seconds.
    • Requires: First Aid(240) to craft
    • Requires: First Aid(175) to use
  • [11] Runecloth Bandage
    • Green:290 Grey:320
    • Heals 1360 damage over 8 seconds.
    • Requires: First Aid(260) to craft
    • Requires: First Aid(200) to use
  • [12] Heavy Runecloth Bandage
    • Green:290 Grey:350
    • Heals 2000 damage over 8 seconds.
    • Requires: First Aid(290) to craft
    • Requires: First Aid(225) to use
  • Netherweave Bandage
    • Green:330 Grey:390
    • Heals 2800 damage over 8 seconds.
    • Requires: First Aid(330) to craft
    • Requires: First Aid(300) to use
  • Heavy Netherweave Bandage
    • Green:360 Grey:410
    • Heals 3400 damage over 8 seconds.
    • Requires: First Aid(360) to craft
    • Requires: First Aid(325) to use

Manual Location Guide

To reach Expert skill in First Aid (above level 150), you need the "Expert First Aid - Under Wraps" manual (1 Gold).

Other useful manuals are:

Note: The above items are books, not normal trained skills. You can buy them even if you don't have the requisite First Aid level and use them later. This will save you travel time, if you have the cash available.

To reach Artisan skill in First Aid (above level 225), you will need to complete a quest:

To qualify for the Artisan First Aid quest, you must be level 35 and have First Aid at 225 (earlier versions of WoW required you to be level 40 and also know how to make Mageweave Bandages). The three highest-level bandages are taught by the artisan quest-giver without charge as your skill increases.


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