First Aid

Spell holy sealofsacrifice.png WoW Icon update.png First Aid (Profession)
  • First Aid
  • Instant
  • Allows a physician to make and use bandages up to a potential skill of X. Cloth used to make bandages is found on humanoids.

First Aid was a secondary profession which enabled a player to heal players and to remove poisons, notably through a variety of bandages. Bandages could be made from cloths, with higher quality cloth producing more effective bandages. Bandages could only be applied to a same character once every 60 seconds, until the Recently Bandaged debuff disappeared. First Aid practitioners could also make anti-venom consumables from venom sacs dropped by various poisonous monsters (e.g., scorpids and spiders), though they were not as powerful as those created by Alchemists.

As of Battle for Azeroth, making bandages is part of the Tailoring profession, and liquids are part of the Alchemy profession, with individual types only limited by level requirements for use.

Official overview

Physicians save lives in the dangerous world of Azeroth by using bandages and antidotes to heal injuries and remove poisons. By turning cloth of varying quality into potent medical supplies, they can quickly get wounded heroes back into a fight, supplementing (but not replacing) magical means of healing.
First Aid is a secondary profession - anyone can train as a physician, no matter how many other professions they've devoted themselves to.
Antidotes and bandages can be created almost anywhere, as long as you have the appropriate ingredients - cloth (for bandages) and venom sacs (for anti-venom).[1]


First Aid is highly recommended to all classes as a way of reducing downtime between battles, by quickly restoring health after combat. Even classes with healing spells can benefit, since using a bandage after combat will conserve mana, saving the time otherwise spent drinking. Bandages can also be applied to the combat pets.

Bandages, usable in or out of combat, also have a large role in groups and raids. Characters who are not tanking or healing can back away from the battle at hand and apply a bandage to themselves, to help save the healer's mana. However, be warned that being hit (including damage over time spells) while applying a bandage will cancel its channeled heal. A remedy to this problem is to stun, fear, or find some other means to lose the aggro of that monster long enough to get some use out of the bandage. In addition, if you're in a raid instance or boss fight where your classes skills are ineffective (Such as anything with an Anti-Magic Field), or you're silenced or something similar, you can use Bandages to back up the healers temporarily (Just stay away from AOE attacks and you'll be fine)

An attempt to apply the bandage during the fight has a risk of loosing it without any use if the aid procedure has been interrupted by the enemy strike.

Skill level guide

Skill Source Learn
1 Trainer Train First Aid and Inv misc bandage 15.png  [Linen Bandage]
40 Trainer Inv misc bandage 18.png  [Heavy Linen Bandage]
50 Trainer Raise potential to 150
80 Trainer Inv misc bandage 14.png  [Wool Bandage] and Inv misc slime 01.png  [Anti-Venom]
115 Trainer Inv misc bandage 17.png  [Heavy Wool Bandage]
125 Trainer Raise potential to 225
130 Recipe Inv misc slime 01.png  [Strong Anti-Venom]
150 Trainer Inv misc bandage 01.png  [Silk Bandage]
180 Trainer Inv misc bandage 02.png  [Heavy Silk Bandage]
210 Trainer Inv misc bandage 19.png  [Mageweave Bandage]
225 Trainer Raise potential to 300
240 Trainer Inv misc bandage 20.png  [Heavy Mageweave Bandage]
260 Trainer Inv misc bandage 11.png  [Runecloth Bandage]
290 Trainer Inv misc bandage 12.png  [Heavy Runecloth Bandage]
300 Recipe Inv drink 14.png  [Powerful Anti-Venom]
300 Trainer Raise potential to 375
300 Trainer Inv misc bandage netherweave.png  [Netherweave Bandage]
330 Trainer Inv misc bandage netherweave heavy.png  [Heavy Netherweave Bandage]
350 Trainer Wrath-Logo-Small.png Raise potential to 450
350 Trainer Wrath-Logo-Small.png Inv misc bandage frostweave.png  [Frostweave Bandage]
400 Recipe Wrath-Logo-Small.png Inv misc bandage frostweave heavy.png  [Heavy Frostweave Bandage]
425 Trainer Icon Cataclysm 18x18.gif Raise potential to 525
425 Trainer Icon Cataclysm 18x18.gif Inv misc bandage 16.png  [Embersilk Bandage]
475 Trainer Icon Cataclysm 18x18.gif Inv emberweavebandage2.png  [Heavy Embersilk Bandage]
525 Trainer Icon Cataclysm 18x18.gif Inv emberweavebandage1.png  [Dense Embersilk Bandage]
525 Trainer Mists-Logo-Small.png Raise potential to 600
525 Trainer Mists-Logo-Small.png Inv misc bandage windwool.png  [Windwool Bandage]
550 Trainer Mists-Logo-Small.png Inv misc bandage windwool heavy.png  [Heavy Windwool Bandage]
600 Automatic Mists-Logo-Small.png Inv misc bandage windwool heavy.png  [Heavy Windwool Bandage] (efficient)
1 Recipe WoD-Logo-Small.png Raise potential to 700
1 Recipe WoD-Logo-Small.png Inv firstaid bandage2.png  [Antiseptic Bandage]
1 Recipe WoD-Logo-Small.png Inv firstaid healingsalve.png  [Blackwater Anti-Venom]
1 Recipe WoD-Logo-Small.png Inv firstaid healingsalve2.png  [Fire Ammonite Oil]
1 Recipe WoD-Logo-Small.png Trade alchemy dpotion d12.png  [Healing Tonic]
1 Legion-Logo-Small.png Inv first aid 70 bandage.png  [Silkweave Bandage]
1 Legion-Logo-Small.png Inv first aid 70 medicalkit.png  [Treat Fever]
730 Trainer Legion-Logo-Small.png Inv first aid 70 jar.png  [Silvery Salve]
730 Trainer Legion-Logo-Small.png Inv first aid 70 bandage.png  [Stabilize]
750 Trainer Legion-Logo-Small.png Inv firstaid healingsalve.png  [Treat Burns]
760 Trainer Legion-Logo-Small.png Inv first aid 70 splint.png  [Silkweave Splint]
800 Trainer Legion-Logo-Small.png Inv misc bone 01.png  [Set Bone]

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 copper 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.

A level 1 character (with enough gold) can raise their first aid skill to 225, high enough to use [Heavy Runecloth Bandage]s providing another character creates them.

Death knights begin with 270 First Aid skill and knowledge of all trainer-taught recipes up to Heavy Runecloth Bandages.

Training locations

Trainers are located in each city and in several other population centers. Consult the list of trainers or ask a guard for directions. Any trainer may teach you all ranks of First Aid.

The only recipe not taught by a trainer is Inv misc book 03.png  [Manual: Strong Anti-Venom].

Inv misc book 03.png  [Manual: Heavy Frostweave Bandage] is a world drop from any level-75 or higher humanoid creature in Northrend, providing that the player has a skill level of 390 in First Aid. However it is not mandatory, as the trainer will teach this recipe.

Optional quest

Upon completing this quest, you will instead receive 20 Inv misc bandage 12.png  [Heavy Runecloth Bandage] and an Inv misc note 05.png  [Alliance Trauma Certification]/ Inv misc note 05.png  [Horde Trauma Certification]. Quest givers are:


Patch changes

  • BattleForAzeroth-Logo-Small.png Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Removed. First Aid recipes are now part of tailoring and alchemy.
  • Cata-Logo-Small.png Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): First Aid trainers now train all ranks.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small.png Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14):
    • You no longer need to complete the "Triage" quest to attain Artisan First Aid. Instead you can learn the Artisan skill from the trainers in the capital cities.
    • You no longer need to learn First Aid from books. The trainers have finally done their reading and are able to teach you the same thing.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Skill increase rate has been slowed down.

See also


  1. ^ First Aid - Game - World of Warcraft. Archived from the original on 2011-05-17. Retrieved on 2018-05-19.
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