Game: WoW Classic
Content Type: Gaming Guides
First Aid is an essential secondary profession in WoW Classic. It involves turning the cloth you loot from mobs into bandages, like Linen Bandage and Heavy Runecloth Bandage. Because First Aid is a secondary profession, players can also learn two primary professions, like Tailoring and Enchanting, at the same time. This is similar to Cooking as well.
Training First Aid
Players can learn Apprentice First Aid from a trainer in any major city. You can return to them to learn Journeyman, too.
To train Expert First Aid, players must purchase the book Expert First Aid – Under Wraps. For Horde players, this is sold by Balai Lok’Wein at Brackenwall Villages in Dustwallow Marsh. The Alliance will need to find Deneb Walker at Stromgarde Keep in Arathi Highlands.
Leveling First Aid
Apprentice (1 – 75)
Learning Apprentice First Aid from a trainer in any major city will start your journey. For this stage, and for part of Journeyman, you’ll be working with Linen Cloth.
Cloth is picked up off of humanoid mobs of all levels, and can be easily farmed. Because of the low levels of mobs that drop Linen, these farming spots are faction-specific starting areas. To find Linen, Alliance should farm in Elwynn Forest, Dun Morogh, Teldrassil. Horde should look in Durotar, Mulgore, and Tirisfal Glades.
1 – 40: Linen Bandage
40 – 75: Heavy Linen Bandage
Starting at skill level 50, you can train up to Journeyman. You can wait until you hit 75, but you’ll still be making Heavy Linen Bandages, and training earlier streamlines the leveling process.
Journeyman (75 – 150)
Congratulations! You’ve made enough Linen Bandages to train up to Journeyman First Aid. You’ll still need to make a few more, but soon you’ll also start working with Wool Cloth.
Like with Linen, farming spots for Wool are in faction-specific, lower-level areas. You should be able to gather enough cloth if you’re simply leveling or questing in these zones. The Alliance can easily find Wool in Darkshore, Westfall, or Ashenvale. The Horde should farm in The Barrens, Silverpine Forest, or Hillsbrad Foothills .
75 – 80: Heavy Linen Bandage
80 – 115: Wool Bandage
115 – 150: Heavy Wool Bandage
When you reach 125, you’ll be able to read Expert First Aid – Under Wraps and officially become an Expert in First Aid. Make sure to also purchase Manual: Heavy Silk Bandage and Manual: Mageweave Bandage while you’re there.
Expert (150 – 225)
If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to leave the city and go find Expert First Aid – Under Wraps. Alliance players should find Deneb Walker at Stromgarde Keep in Arathi Highlands. The Horde can purchase it from Balai Lok’Wein at Brackenwall Villages in Dustwallow Marsh. Once you read it, you’ll learn Expert First Aid.
For this tier, you’ll need Silk Cloth, which both factions can find in Ashenvale, Desolace, Stranglethorn Vale, or Thousand Needles. In the lower 200s, you’ll also require Mageweave Cloth. Both factions can farm it in Azshara, Badlands, Blasted Lands, Felwood, or Feralas.
150 – 180: Silk Bandage
After making 30 standard bandages, you’ll need to read Manual: Heavy Silk Bandage to continue.
180 – 210: Heavy Silk Bandage
When you’ve made 30 more Heavy Silk Bandages, it’ll be time for you to upgrade to Mageweave by reading Manual: Mageweave Bandage.
210 – 225: Mageweave Bandage
Once you’ve reached both level 35 and skill level 225, you’ll be able to begin the Triage questline, which will train you to Artisan. Alliance players should find Nissa FIrestone in Ironforge, and the Horde should seek out Arnok in Orgrimmar. It’s also recommended that you stockpile 70 – 75 pieces of Mageweave Cloth and Runecloth before beginning the chains.
Artisan (225 – 300)
You’ve reached the final tier of First Aid; your hard work is really paying off! There’s still one more challenge in front of you, however. After finding Arnok, Horde players will be sent to Doctor Gregory Victor at Hammerfall in Arathi Highlands, and after speaking with Nissa FIrestone, Alliance will go to Doctor Gustaf VanHowzen at Theramore Isle in Dustwallow Marsh. All players will receive a version of the Triage quest and a Triage Bandage.
To complete Triage, players must use the bandage they’ve received to heal wounded soldiers. To quickly finish the quest, you should put the bandage onto one of your bars and press Ctrl+V to show the NPC’s health bars. While you’re tending to them, you should prioritize them in order of lowest to highest health, but once you’ve started using the Bandage do not stop. Even if the health of who you’re healing has risen above someone else’s, let the cast finish.
After, each Doctor should teach you Artisan First Aid. To finish leveling, you’ll need Runecloth, and you should farm it before completing Triage in order to streamline learning your final recipes. Both factions can find Runecloth in Azshara, Burning Steppes, Eastern Plaguelands, Felwood, Western Plaguelands.
225 – 240: Mageweave Bandage
240 – 260: Heavy Mageweave Bandage
260 – 290: Runecloth Bandage
290 – 300: Heavy Runecloth Bandage
Congratulations! You’ve become a master of battlefield triage and capped your First Aid. Whether in PvP or PvE, your bandages and antidotes will serve you and your teammates well. Keep reading to find out about poisons and anti-venoms.
In WoW Classic, both mobs and Rogues can apply poison debuffs. First Aid allows you to cure them by crafting antidotes, like the Powerful Anti-Venom.
To get the Formula: Powerful Anti-Venom, you’ll need to up your reputation with the Argent Dawn. Once you’ve reached Honored, you should be able to speak with Hasana or Lightspark in the Western Plaguelands and Miranda Breechlock in the Eastern Plaguelands to purchase the recipe. After doing so, you’ll be equipped to cure debuffs as strong as Chromaguss’s Brood Affliction: Green in Blackwing Lair.