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Introduction

This guide will take your Secondary Profession skill First Aid to level 450 in a very fast matter, and with the lowest expenses possible. Whether you are a Horde or an Alliance, this guide will contain the information needed for both factions. Except from this, you will have an already set up shopping list for you with links to wowhead. This enables you to easily look up which mobs for your level have the highest drop rate for a certain cloth, so that you can then farm for the cloth, instead of buying it, if you prefer that.


Table of Content
  1. Shopping List
  2. 1-150
  3. 150-260
  4. 260-375
  5. 375-450


Shopping List

170 Linen Cloth
180 Wool Cloth
140 Silk Cloth
110 Mageweave Cloth
210 Runecloth
100 Netherweave Cloth
130 Frostweave Cloth

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1 - 150

First thing you do is to pick up the Apprentice First Aid Profession from a first aid trainer in a starting region, or in a capital city:

Horde

Alliance

1 - 40

Create: 50 x Linen Bandage
Materials: 50 x Linen cloth

40 - 80

Create: 60 x Heavy Linen Bandage
Materials: 120 x Linen Cloth

Visit a trainer again at level 50 to learn Journeyman First Aid.

80 - 115

Create: 60 x Wool Bandage
Materials: 60 x Wool Cloth

115 - 150

Create: 60 x Heavy Wool Bandage
Materials: 120 x Wool Cloth

Now, learn how to make Silk Bandages from a trainer.

Horde
Buy Expert First Aid - Under Wraps, Manual: Heavy Silk Bandage and Manual: Mageweave Bandage from Balai Lok'Wein in Dustwallow Marsh (36,30).

Alliance
Buy Expert First Aid - Under Wraps, Manual: Heavy Silk Bandage and Manual: Mageweave Bandage from Deneb Walker in Arathi Highlands (27,48).

You can also buy the books at the Auction House.

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150 - 260

150 - 180

Create: 45 x Silk Bandage
Materials: 50 x Silk Cloth

Read Manual: Heavy Silk Bandage to learn how to make Heavy Silk Bandage.

180 - 210

Create: 45 x Heavy Silk Bandage
Materials: 100 x Silk Cloth

Read Manual: Mageweave Bandage to learn how to make Mageweave Bandage.

210 - 240

Create: 50 x Mageweave Bandage
Materials: 50 x Mageweave Cloth

Horde
At skill level 225, visit Doctor Gregory Victor in Arathi Highlands (73,36), and accept the quest Triage (minimum level 35 to accept). Complete the quest (see below on how), and you will learn Artisan First Aid as quest reward.
At skill level 240, talk to Doctor Gregory Victor again to learn how to make Heavy Mageweave Bandages.

Alliance
At skill level 225, visit Doctor Gustaf VanHowzen in Dustwallow Marsh (67,48), and accept the quest Triage (minimum level 35 to accept). Complete the quest (see below on how), and you will learn Artisan First Aid as quest reward.
At skill level 240, talk to Doctor Gustaf VanHowzen again to learn how to make Heavy Mageweave Bandages.

Triage

  1. Bind the Triage Bandage to an easy accessable hotkey.
  2. Stand somewhat in the middle of the room.
  3. Bandage patients until you finish the quest (15 in total).
  4. Bandage the more damaged NPCs first.
  5. Team up with someone to make it easier.

240 - 260

Create: 30 x Heavy Mageweave Bandage
Materials: 60 Mageweave Cloth

Horde
At skill level 260, talk to Doctor Gregory Victor yet again, to learn how to make Runecloth Bandages.

Alliance
At skill level 260, talk to Doctor Gustaf VanHowzen yet again, to learn how to make Runecloth Bandages.

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260 - 375

260 - 290

Create: 50 x Runecloth Bandage
Materials: 50 x Runecloth

Horde
Talk to Doctor Gregory Victor for the last time to learn how to make Heavy Runecloth Bandages.

Alliance
Talk to Doctor Gustaf VanHowzen for the last time to learn how to make Heavy Runecloth Bandages.

290 - 330

Create: 80 x Heavy Runecloth Bandage
Materials: 160 x Runecloth

Horde
At skill level 330, visit Aresella in Hellfire Peninsula (26,62), and buy the books Master First Aid - Doctor in the House, Manual: Netherweave Bandage and Manual: Heavy Netherweave Bandage.
Read Master First Aid - Doctor in the House to learn Master First Aid.
At skill level 330, read Manual: Netherweave Bandage to learn how to make Netherweave Bandages.

Alliance
At skill level 330, visit Burko in Hellfire Peninsula (22,39), and buy the books Master First Aid - Doctor in the House, Manual: Netherweave Bandage and Manual: Heavy Netherweave Bandage.
Read Master First Aid - Doctor in the House to learn Master First Aid.
At skill level 330, read Manual: Netherweave Bandage to learn how to make Netherweave Bandages.

330 - 360

Create: 50 x Netherweave Bandage
Materials: 50 x Netherweave Cloth

When you reach skill level 360, read Manual: Heavy Netherweave Bandage to learn how to make Heavy Netherweave Bandages.

360 - 375

Create: 25 x Heavy Netherweave Bandage
Materials: 50 x Netherweave Cloth

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375 - 450

Horde
Visit either Nurse Applewood in Borean Tundra (41,54), Sally Tompkins in Howling Fjord (79,29), or Olisarra the Kind in Dalaran (36,37), and learn Grand Master First Aid and Frostweave Bandage.

Alliance
Visit either Brynna Wilson in Borean Tundra (57,66),Anchorite Yazmina in Howling Fjord (59,62), or Olisarra the Kind in Dalaran (36,37), and learn Grand Master First Aid and Frostweave Bandage.

375 - 400

Create: 25 x Frostweave Bandage
Materials: 30 x Frostweave Cloth

Now, you will need Manual: Heavy Frostweave Bandage. Kill mobs in Zul'Drak in order to get this. Once you obtain it, read it to learn how to make Heavy Frostweave Bamdages.

400 - 450

Create: 50 x Heavy Frostweave Bandage
Materials: 100 x Frostweave Cloth

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Comments

update

any idea on when this is being updated?

Jiyambi's picture

Maw (the author) is no

Maw (the author) is no longer playing WoW, so this may need to be taken over by another author.

Once I get a chance to reorganize the needed guides page, I'll add this one to it.

Maw's picture

Just read at 3.1 patchnotes

Just read at 3.1 patchnotes that you do no longer need to buy books to learn new bandages, nor do you have to do Triage. I will update this in the guide shortly.

Silvann's picture

This is a great guide. But

This is a great guide.

But if you're still around to update it, patch 3.1 changed some things regarding First Aid. There are no books to be bought anymore and you need not to do the quests past level 225. Basically, you can level your First Aid up to level 300 with a trainer in any main city in Azeroth.

Nilz's picture

One mistake

Hey,

first: great guide, very proffessional, but i found one mistake

Alliance
Talk to Doctor Gustaf VanHowzen for the last time to learn how to make Heavy Runecloth Bandages.

290 - 330

you left out heavy in the link

Maw's picture

Hah, thanks. Fixing it now!

Hah, thanks.

Fixing it now! Eye

Linen and Silk

I agree with earlier comments re keeping making Heavy Linen Bandage and Heavy Silk Bandage till they turn grey.

Mats are cheap to buy and easy to farm compared to Wool and Mageweave.

I've levelled 19 toons on 3 servers and find that maxing linen and silk is far better if you'd rather spend a little more time and less gold.

Not really the most cost effective...

On the vast majority of servers linen and silk are far easier to get, or cheaper in price than the steps above them (Wool [As high as 10g stack], and Mageweave [8g or more per stack], and this isn't just cost, we're talking about drops/'farmability' here.) so it makes a lot more sense to continue to make Heavy Linen and Heavy Silk, even while green. I find that it's a lot easier to go out to random mobs, and smack them around for some linen, rather than going to Shadowfang Keep/Deadmines/Stockades in an effort to farm the wool. Silk is another that is incredibly fast to farm in places like Scarlet Monastery (Graveyard is great since most of them aren't elite) and much easier than killing ogres in badlands or trolls in Northern Stranglethorn, or even farming Zul'Farrak. Since the drop rates are slower and/or lower for Wool and Mageweave, it's usually STILL more time effective as well as cost, to make the green bandages.

I mention farming instances, since most likely anyone looking for a guide on how to level First Aid, is likely someone who leveled quickly and neglected it; not someone who is trying to raise it as they go.

400-450 in just 50 bandages?

Heavy Frostweave Bandage is yellow when you learn it at 400, and turns green at 430. I haven't seen any indication that this is changing in 3.1.

By that reckoning, I would expect it to take an average of 120 cloth (60 bandages at 50% chance of skill increase) just to hit 430, and considerable amounts from there to 450.

What am I missing?

Maw's picture

What you're missing?...

What you're missing?

... that first aid 400-430 really doesn't need that much cloth when it comes down to it. Theorycrafting is never as reliable as real, solid facts.

Though you may be right that I've misjudged the amount of cloth and bandages needed to get to level 450.

I'll look closer into this, and edit parts if neccesary.

Thanks for the feedback Eye

Jiyambi's picture

Well, real solid facts with

Well, real solid facts with one character cannot necessarily be extrapolated to all characters, it may just be that you happened to get more successful skill ups by chance.

However I do agree, I typically have a greater than 50% skill up when making bandages in the yellow range, I think Blizz must do this on purpose since you have so few options on what to make.

First: Great guide, all tidy

First: Great guide, all tidy and everything nicely put together.

Secondly: I was going to ask to be more specific where we could find the NPCs that sell the manuals (Like Doctor Gustaf VanHowzen being in 'Theramore - Dustwallow Marsh', instead of just saying 'Dustwallow Marsh'). But after reading more in details I noticed the coordinates so you can forget this remark =)

Maw's picture

I do also provide you with

I do also provide you with links to wowhead.

Trollvink's picture

Good guide, 5/5 - One thing

Good guide, 5/5 - One thing though. You say that you should grind mobs in Zul'Drak until the last manual drops... As far as I know,it can drop anywhere, I got in an instance, while my friend had it as a world drop.

Just a thing to note, I guess.

~Trollvink.

Edit: Just checked Wowhead, and saw that highest drop chance (outside dungeons) is Zul'Drak... So ignore this comment if you want Eye

Jame's picture

Very nicely done, perfect

Very nicely done, perfect Eye

lunargecko's picture

I love it

I love it! It's so neat, tidy, and thorough! But, I think your "Table of Content" should be renamed the "Table of Contents".

War is not about who is right, it is about who is left.

Maw's picture

It seems someone had already

It seems someone had already done this when I read your comment.

Jiyambi ...? Sticking out tongue

Jiyambi's picture

Hah, don't look at me!

Hah, don't look at me!

Jahwo's picture

According the the revision

According the the revision history it was me Shocked That's creepy!!

Skumball's picture

Very Good!

Very Good! I like this guide, and I've not even tried it yet!

One spelling error though:

"Now, you will need Manual: Heavy Frostweave Bandage. Kill mobs in Zul'Drak in order to get this. Once you obtain it, read it to learn how to make Heavy Frostweave Bamdages."

Bandages

Apart from that, top notch!

- Skumball

Mistakes

My first Post here on wow-pro, although I am reading james guide since 2007 Eye

I have found one mistake in your guide: you have to learn the master bock at skill 300 and then continue to 330 to learn the netherweave bandage.

Second is a suggestion: when you learn it all at lvl 80 you can skip the heavy netherweave bandage because it will be cheaper now to skip to frostweave bandage at skill 350, because till 375 you learn with only 25 pieces of frostcloth, with netherweave you will need 60-80 netherweave and that will cost the same amount of gold.

I hope my English is understandable

Ascosine