- Author: Furious
- Date: January 26, 2020
- Updated: June 26, 2021
- Expansion: TBC Classic
First Aid is one of the three secondary professions available to all players in WoW. For players who don’t have healing spells or who aren’t also undertaking Alchemy as a profession, the bandages, like Heavy Netherweave Bandage, created by First Aid are among the best ways to heal yourself in battle or while out in the world without food.
Overall, due to the fairly low number of materials necessary to power level it, First Aid is a worthwhile skill for everyone to have capped.
Training First Aid
To train Apprentice and Journeyman First Aid, all you need to do is find a trainer in any major city. They should be able to train you up to Expert.
From there, you’ll need to find a vendor who will sell you Expert First Aid – Under Wraps. For the Alliance this is Deneb Walker at Stromgarde Keep in Arathi Highlands, and Balai Lok’Wein at Brackenwall Village in Dustwallow Marsh will do the same for the Horde. They also sell the recipes for the bandages necessary to continue leveling.
To reach Artisan, you’ll have to complete a profession specific quest. The chain will start with either Alliance Trauma from Nissa Firestone in Ironforge or Horde Trauma from Arnok in Orgrimmar. From there, Alliance players will report to Doctor Gustav VanHowzen at Theramore Isle in Dustwallow Marsh, and the Horde must find Doctor Gregory Victor at Hammerfall in Arathi Highlands.
Once at their respective doctors, both factions will complete the same tasks in the Triage quest. After it starts, 3 types of patient will spawn: Injured, Badly Injured, and Critically Injured. To complete the quest quickly and successfully, first focus your attention on the Critically Injured patients. Then, begin working on the Badly Injured ones, and finally, you’ll need to handle the normally Injured group. The goal of the quest is to save 15 patients before 6 die, and it is okay for some of them to die. It will happen. But, if you follow the order of Critically Injured -> Badly Injured -> Injured, it should increase your chances of completing the quest on your first attempt.
After you cross into Outlands, you’ll need to purchase another guide — Master First Aid – Doctor in the House — to train up to Master. It’s sold to each faction by specific Medics in Hellfire Peninsula. The Horde will purchase their copies from Arsella at Falcon Watch, and the Alliance can buy from Burko at the Temple of Telhamat. These medics will also sell your next set of bandage recipes, so make sure to pick those up as well!
- 110x Netherweave Cloth
Leveling First Aid
1 – 40: Linen Bandage
- Convert Linen Cloth into Linen Bandage.
40 – 75: Heavy Linen Bandage
- Use Linen Cloth to make Heavy Linen Bandage.
Once you’ve stitched enough cloth to reach 75, train Journeyman.
75 – 80: Heavy Linen Bandage
- Continue using Linen Cloth to make Heavy Linen Bandage.
80 – 115: Wool Bandage
- Convert Wool Cloth into Wool Bandage.
115 – 150: Heavy Wool Bandage
- Use Wool Cloth to make Heavy Wool Bandage.
After you’ve made enough Heavy Wool Bandages, it’s time to read Expert First Aid – Under Wraps.
150 – 180: Silk Bandage
- Turn Silk Cloth into Silk Bandage.
180 – 210: Heavy Silk Bandage
- Convert Silk Cloth into Heavy Silk Bandage.
210 – 225: Mageweave Bandage
- Use Mageweave Cloth to make Mageweave Bandage.
When you’ve reached 225, it’s time to complete the Triage quest and learn Artisan First Aid. Check the Training section at the top if you need to refresh your memory on what to do.
225 – 240: Mageweave Bandage
- Continue using Mageweave Cloth to make Mageweave Bandage.
240 – 260: Heavy Mageweave Bandage
- Convert Mageweave Cloth into Heavy Mageweave Bandage.
260 – 290: Runecloth Bandage
- Use Runecloth to make Runecloth Bandage.
290 – 300: Heavy Runecloth Bandage
- Turn Runecloth into Heavy Runecloth Bandage.
After you’ve hit skill level 300, it’s time to cross through the Dark Portal and read Master First Aid – Doctor in the House to train in Master First Aid. This is also the best time to buy Manual: Netherweave Bandage and Manual: Heavy Netherweave Bandage.
300 – 330: Heavy Runecloth Bandage
- Continue using Runecloth for Heavy Runecloth Bandage.
330 – 360: Netherweave Bandage
- Use Netherweave Cloth to make Netherweave Bandage.
360 – 375: Heavy Netherweave Bandage
- Convert Netherweave Cloth into Heavy Netherweave Bandage.
And you’ve capped! Congratulations!