The <Orphanz> Guild

First Aid



Want to cure poison and heal grave wounds? Want to save another person's life? Become a Physician!

This secondary skill allows you to create various bandages that can be used to help yourself and other players. Physicians create bandages and apply them to other players that are wounded. You must have the first aid skill to apply a bandage to another player.

The benefit of this skill is the ability to heal yourself (and others) using items created from ingredients you are finding anyway while you are killing monsters. You might be throwing these first aid ingredients away, but you should instead turn them into something useful.


Bandage Skill Level Effect
Linen Bandage 1 Heals 66 dmg over 6 sec.
Heavy Linen Bandage 40 Heals 114 dmg over 6 sec.
Wool Bandage 80 Heals 161 dmg over 7 sec.
Heavy Wool Bandage 115 Heals 301 dmg over 7 sec.
Silk Bandage 150 Heals 400 dmg over 8 sec.
Heavy Silk Bandage 180 Heals 640 dmg over 8 sec.
Mageweave Bandage 210 Heals 800 dmg over 8 sec.
Heavy Mageweave Bandage 240 Heals 1104 dmg over 8 sec.
Runecloth Bandage 260 Heals 1360 dmg over 8 sec.
Heavy Runecloth Bandage 290 Heals 2000 dmg over 8 sec.
Netherweave Bandage 330 Heals 2800 dmg over 8 sec.
Heavy Netherweave Bandage 360 Heals 3400 dmg over 8 sec.
Frostweave Bandage 350 Heals 4800 dmg over 8 sec.
Heavy Frostweave Bandage 400 Heals 5800 dmg over 8 sec.


Cure Skill Level Effect
Anti-Venom 80 Cure poisons up to level 25
Strong Anti-Venom 130 Cure poisons up to level 35
Powerful Anti-Venom 300 Cure poisons up to level 60



  • Starting Off  - What do you do?


  • To start off, head to a major city and ask a guard for directions to the first aid trainer.
  • Expert First Aid: You will need to purchase an Expert First Aid book to advance First Aid higher than 125. These can sometimes be found in the auction house. You also need to purchase Manual: Heavy Silk Bandage, and Manual: Mageweave Bandage. Alliance players need to buy the books from Deneb Walker in Stromgarde Keep in Arathi Highlands. He can be difficult to find. He's inside the keep on the safe side in a dark corner past a little bridge. Horde players need to find Balai Lok'Wein in Brackenwall Village in Dustwallow Marsh.


  • The minimum level for Artisan First Aid is 35. To advance past 225 First Aid you will need to be taught by a doctor. This involves performing a special task involving saving patients before a timer is up. Horde players must speak to Doctor Gregory Victor in the town of Hammerfall in Arathi Highlands. Alliance players talk to Doctor Gustaf VanHowzen in Dustwallow Marsh.


  • The recipes for Heavy Mageweave Bandage, Runecloth Bandage, and Heavy Runecloth Bandage can be learned by visiting your faction's Artisan First Aid questgiver.


  • Master First Aid (300-375 skill) is available in Hellfire Peninsula, Outlands. This is learned FROM the First Aid Trainer in the Temple of Telemat. The next level of First Aid just gives you access to two powerful Netherweave bandages. To learn how to create these bandages, go visit the same First Aid Trainer again. (Level 330 and 360). At level 375 STOP. 


  • Grand Master First Aid (375-450 skill) is available in Northrend.

    NOTE: (You will have to train at level 375 and again at level 400. You can NOT go higher skill level than 400 without training to make the higher level bandages. You get that training from the First Aid Trainer. You NO LONGER need the book.)

    • Alliance players find Brynna Wilson in Valiance Keep, Borean Tundra or Anchorite Yazmina in Valgarde, Howling Fjord.
    • Horde players find Nurse Applewood in Warsong Hold, Borean Tundra.
    • Both sides can go to Dalaran and train for Olisarra the Kind in the Magus Commerce Exchange.



    Additional Information

  • Since First Aid does not take up one of the two profession slots, every player can get it without penalty. Some say that Tailors shouldn't get First Aid because it wastes cloth, however, you can gather enough cloth to do both.


  • First Aid is also almost a requirement for Raids. While fighting powerful bosses, Raid leaders sometime say "run away and bandage." Even classes that have healing can still benefit from bandages because bandages conserve mana.


  • Bandages are channel cast and heal over time. If the player bandaging or the player being bandaged is struck in combat, the bandaging effect ends. Either way, the target still gets the "recently bandaged" debuff. It's really annoying to start to bandage, be hit, then you can no longer use another bandage for 60 seconds. The bandage is wasted and the target is not fully healed. For this reason, try to only use bandages when you won't be attacked. This is not always possible, especially when bandaging in battlegrounds. Try to go hide somewhere or run away from monsters before bandaging to reduce wasted bandages.


  • You can bandage multiple targets in a row such as yourself, your pet, and party members as long as you pick different targets to avoid the recently bandaged limit.


  • First Aid bandages cannot be applied to a player with the Recently Bandaged debuff.  An error message of: "Could not activate more than one bandage" will be displayed.

    Other Tips

    • Hunters and Warlocks can use bandages to quickly heal their pets. This is very useful, especially when leveling up to 70.

    • Place bandages on the action bar to more quickly use them.

    • Battlegrounds sell special bandages that can only be used while in the battlegrounds. You may need to raise your faction in the battleground to earn these bandages. These are very useful if you are a regular PvP warrior.

    • Bandages are especially useful when leveling to 70 for classes that do not heal such as Rogues and Warriors. Start early. You also collect a lot of linen that can be used to start off first aid. Go to town and look for a trainer as soon as you can.

    • Bandages heal faster than food, allowing you to more quickly get back into combat.

    • Tip: make sure you watch your skill level to make sure it is not maxed. It's common mistake to not notice you've maxed out your current skill level. This cap will cause you to lose skill point increases until you raise the cap.

    • First Aid is also almost a requirement for Raids. While fighting powerful bosses, Raid leaders sometimes say "run away and bandage." Even classes that have healing can still benefit from bandages because bandages conserve mana.



    Changes to the Guildelines:

    The Guildelines may be changed by the GM at any time.
    If a guildie has a problem with any rule, please bring it up with the GM ---- IN PRIVATE!



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    April 25, 2009