First aid is one of the games most useful skills, and should be learnt by all players regardless of their class. Whether you are in a battleground or a raid, throwing a quick bandage on yourself or a teammate can make the difference between success and failure, especially considering the number of AoE (Area of Effect or area over environment) spells cast by bosses in the burning crusade.
This guide will teach you the basics of learning 375 skill first aid, and getting the bandage types you require. Remember training first aid is a number one priority for all players.
But first, what will you need to get the full 375 first aid?
Well there is a minimum number of mats, sometimes you amy need more, but with luck this is all you will need.
- Linen Cloth - 150
- Wool Cloth - 125
- Silk Cloth - 140
- Mageweave Cloth - 90
- Runecloth - 250
- Netherweave Cloth - 110
Aquiring the cloth itself can be a rather tedious task, but there are plenty of places where you can grind it (Which I will go over in a future article)
Some players are more than certain that it can however be quicker to grind materials or items that are worth a lot more, sell tham and then simply buy cloth of the auction house over grinding the cloth itself.
Once you have the cloth required follow this pattern.
- Learn the Apprentice First Aid skill from a First Aid Trainer.
- 1 - 40: Make Linen Bandages.
- Learn Heavy Linen Bandage from a First Aid Trainer.
- 41 - 50: Make Heavy Linen Bandages.
- Learn the Journeyman First Aid skill from a First Aid Trainer.
- 51 - 80: Make Heavy Linen Bandages.
- Learn Wool Bandage from a First Aid Trainer.
- Learn Anti-Venom from a First Aid Trainer.
- 81 - 115: Make Wool Bandages.
- Learn Heavy Wool Bandage from a First Aid Trainer.
- 116 - 125: Make Wool Bandages.
Once you reach this level you will need to get three books. These are available from two specific locations, one for allaince and one for horde.
For the Horde you need to travel to Brackenwall Village in Dustwallow Marsh. Here you will find an NPC called Balai Lok'Wein. Once you find him buy the Expert First Aid book, Heavy Silk Bandage Manual and the Mageweave Bandage Manual. Buying all three at once from Balai Lok'Wein will save you making this ardious trip to him again in future.
For the Alliance you will need to head over to Stromgarde Keep in the Arathi Highlands.
In Stromgarde Keep you need to find a man called Daneb Walker, again you need to buy the Expert First Aid Book and both the Heavy Silk Bandage Manual and the Mageweave Bandage Manual
Daneb Walker can be pretty tricky to find (27.58.8 for those witha co-ords addon), so here is a quick walkthrough.
- Enter the keep,
- Run forwards (You will go under a low bridge)
- Take the first right turn.
- Run straight ahead ( towards the archway with the allaince guards ).
- Turn right
- Run forwards, turn a lil then you'll see a bridge ahead.
- Go over the bridge, and he's on your right side!
Once you have these books you can continue to improve your First Aid Skill
- Use the Expert First Aid book.
- 126 - 150: Make Heavy Wool Bandages.
- Learn Silk Bandage from a First Aid Trainer.
- 151 - 180: Make Silk Bandages.
- Use the Heavy Silk Bandage manual.
- 181 - 210: Make Heavy Silk Bandages.
- Use the Mageweave Bandage manual.
- 211 - 225: Make Mageweave Bandages.
Now things get entertaining. To learn the artisan first aid skill you will have to complete a quest called Triage. To save several trips back to this quest giver it is suggested that you take the remainder of your mageweave and runecloth, plus a stack or two more to be on the safe side.
The Alliance quest giver, Doctor Gustaf VanHowzen, is in Theramore inside the keep, on the ground floor at the furthest right hand side from the entrance. The Horde quest giver is called Doctor Gregory Victor and can be found in Hammerfall, in the Arathi Highlands.
The Triage quest is amazingly simple, but at the same time can be fiendishly difficult. The basic premise behind the quest is that you must save fifteen patients before six die with special triage bandages that he will supply you with. The best way to do this is to treat the critically injured first, then the badly injured. If critically injured patients start dieing before you finish bandaging them then move onto badly injured unless a new critically injured patient appears.
For those uninitiated to the world of healing.your best bet is to find a new target and select him as soon as you have started bandaging your current target.
It may help if you press Shift and V, this will bring up the healthbars of the men around you, making it easier for you to see who nee dhealing most, and which are beyond hope. If you fail all you can do is drop the quest and retake it.
Once you have managed to complete this (surprisingly fun or purely irritating) quest you can carry on, you can only learn some of the future first aid skills so enjoy the easy levelling if you brought teh mats.
- 226 - 240: Make Mageweave Bandages.
- Learn Heavy Mageweave Bandage from the Doctor.
- 241 - 260: Make Heavy Mageweave Bandages.
- Learn Runecloth Bandage from the Doctor.
- 261 - 290: Make Runecloth Bandages.
- Learn Heavy Runecloth Bandage from the Doctor.
- 291 - 300: Make Heavy Runecloth Bandages.
And congratulations you have reached 300 First Aid!
Now onto 375 First aid, the skill cap in the Burning Crusade Expansion
Both these trainers are in the first zone of the outlands, Hellfire Peninsula.
For the horde visit Aresella in Flacon Watch, Here you should pick up Master First Aid, Netherweave Bandage Manual and the Heavy Netherweave bandage Manual
You have to get the same three books, master first aid and the two netherweave bandage books from Burko in teh temple of Talhamut.
Proceeding to First Aid Skill 375 is then simply a case of following these step.
- Read the Master First Aid book.
- 301 - 330: Make Heavy Runecloth Bandages.
- Use the Netherweave Bandage Manual.
- 331 - 360: Make Netherweave Bandages.
- Use the Heavy Netherweave Bandage Manual.
- 361 - 375: Make Heavy Netherweave Bandages.
And there you go, a fully fledged bandaging master, able to heal yourself in instances such as Gruul which can cause some severe mana draining on healers