First Aid Guide
First aid is pretty essential to all characters. There will come a time where you have used all your potions and your healer or mana bar is low and you need a little extra health. It may not be the best option for gaining some life, but when you have no other options, it’s the best one. This guide is going to cover everything you need to max out your first aid skill all the way to 375.
Since the skill-ups are very random we can’t give you exact number, but we will try to estimate the amount of mats you will need for each level. Unlike the other professions where you can always have at least one recipe in orange and guarantee a point – first aid only has a few recipes and they do not overlap the same way as other professions. You’re just going to have to get a little more of everything you need and live with the results.
Train First Aid Apprentice.
1 – 40: Linen Bandage. Mats (1 Linen Cloth)
60 Linen Cloth
Train Heavy Linen Bandage
41 – 50: Heavy Linen Bandage. Mats (2 Linen Cloth)
20 Linen Cloth
Train First Aid – Journeyman
51 – 80: Heavy Linen Bandage. Mats (2 Linen Cloth)
80 Linen Cloth
Now go learn Wool Bandages.
81 – 115: Wool Bandage. Mats (1 Wool Cloth)
35 Wool Cloth
Train Heavy Wool Bandage.
116 – 125: Heavy Wool Bandage. Mats (2 Wool Cloth)
40 Wool Cloth
126 – 150: Heavy Wool Bandage. Mats (2 Wool Cloth)
50 Wool Cloth
Go train for Silk Bandages and Expert First Aid
151 – 180: Silk Bandage. Mats (1 Silk Cloth)
60 Silk Cloth
Train Heavy Silk Bandages
181 – 210: Heavy Silk Bandage. Mats (2 Silk Cloth)
80 Silk Cloth
Train Mageweave Bandages
211 – 225: Mageweave Bandage. Mats (1 Mageweave Cloth)
15 Mageweave Cloth
Once you hit 225, you should go and do the old first aid quests. It can be a pain, but it’s not really as bad as all that once you know what to do. There was a point back in the day when the quest was required to advance first aid to Artisan. While it’s not required any more we still recommend you do the quest for two reasons.
First Bonus – after completing the quest, you can train Heavy Mageweave Bandages, Runecloth and Heavy Runecloth Bandages for free from either of the doctors. This will save you more than just a little gold. Be sure to take enough Mageweave and Runecloth to train all the way to 300 skill level. Click the link above for complete instructions on doing the first aid quests for both factions.
Second bonus – this quest has no level requirement, so it grants pretty decent experience no matter what level you are when you complete it. There may be diminishing returns on this, but since it would be virtually impossible to test this for every level, we suggest doing it near the end of level 57 if you can (or as soon as you leave the starting zone for DK’s) to get the most bang for the buck.
- 80 Mageweave
- 100 Runecloth
We typically go to Outlands at level 58 and Northrend at level 68. So picking up some free experience so that you can skip part of the grind to get to the bigger experience rewards in Outlands is a bonus.
226 – 240: Mageweave Bandage. Mats (1 Mageweave Cloth)
30 Mageweave Cloth
Train Heavy Mageweave Bandage
241 – 260: Heavy Mageweave Bandage. Mats (2 Mageweave Cloth)
50 Mageweave Cloth
Train Runecloth Bandage
261 – 290: Runecloth Bandage. Mats (1 Runecloth)
Train Heavy Runecloth Bandage
291 – 300: Heavy Runecloth Bandage. Mats (2 Runecloth)
Train Master First Aid.
301 – 320: Heavy Runecloth Bandage. Mats (2 Runecloth)
321 – 330: Powerful Anti-Venom. Mats (1 Huge Venom Sac)
10-15 Huge venom Sacs
If you can’t get your hands on enough venom sacs you can just continue with heavy Runecloth Bandages all the way to 330. The 10 points will take roughly 40 more Runecloth.
Train Netherweave Bandage
331 – 350: Netherweave Bandage. Mats (1 Netherweave Cloth)
40 Netherweave Cloth
Train Grand Master First Aid from the Alliance trainers Brynna Wilson in Valiance Keep or Anchorite Yazmina at Valgarde Keep. Horde can see Nurse Applewood in Warsong Hold or Sally Tompkins at Vengeance Landing. If you’re already level 80 (or at least 74), you can visit the cross faction trainers – Joseph Wilson at the Argent Tournament Grounds or Olisarra the Kind in Dalaran.
Train Frostweave Bandage
351 – 400: Frostweave Bandage. Mats (1 Frostweave Cloth)
80 Frostweave Cloth
At this point you will need to find the training book for Heavy Frostweave Bandage from Northrend mobs. Just head up to Zul’Drak and start hammering things. Even though the drop rate for this looks low, it only drops for those folks at first aid skill level 400+ who have NOT already learned heavy Frostweave. In other words you should get it in less than 10 minutes work.
401 – 450: Heavy Frostweave Bandage. Mats (2 Frostweave Cloth)
Lots of Frostweave Cloth
That’s all there is to it. It’s going to take a lot of Frostweave to max out, but once you have the Heavy Frostweave recipe – what’s the rush? Train up your first aid to max and get ready to Dominate!
Total Mats (estimated)
- 160 Linen Cloth – 8 stacks
- 125 Wool Cloth – 6 1/2 stacks
- 140 Silk Cloth – 7 stacks
- 100 Mageweave Cloth – 5 stacks
- 180 / 220 Runecloth – 9 / 11 Stacks
- 40 Netherweave Cloth – 2 stacks
- 80+ Frostweave Cloth – 4 stacks (and then some)