300-375: First Aid in the Expansion
Our level cap has been raised to 375 and now we are faced with leveling the First Aid skill once again. Because the caps of every other skill have been raised as well, this means you will be competing with Tailors for runecloth. Hopefully you were smart and saved some of your runecloth from before the Burning Crusade. If you didn't, I have a suggestion for you. It's very feasible to level up your First Aid by making bandages as you play your character. Most humanoid mobs drop runecloth between level 60 and 65, enough that you could just work off of that to level First Aid. I know it's not glamorous or gratifying to use this method, but it's free and it works :P
The first thing you should do is visit your Master Trainer. Burko is located at the Temple of Telhamat for Alliance or you can visit Aresella at Falcon Watch for Horde players. You'll need to purchase the Master First Aid book, which costs five gold. While you're there you may as well grab the Netherweave bandage recipe as well. I personally don't recommend purchasing the Heavy Netherweave recipe unless you are a tank class. Having leveled a rogue and a druid to 70, I've had no problem sticking with plain Netherweave bandages. You'll use less cloth overall and the regular ones restore enough hitpoints between fights for those with 7-8k health. But if you really feel the need to buy the big daddy of bandages, by all means go right ahead.
Now that you have your recipes, you're ready to make some bandages. As I said earlier, there's no reason not to go about your adventuring and use the looted runecloth to make bandages. This will save you from having to buy runecloth purely to level up the skill. If you prefer to power through anyway, you'll probably need about 8 stacks of runecloth to reach 330 skill and the new Netherweave bandages. Another tip here: I wouldn't bother making the regular runecloth bandages, they are green at 300 skill and they will only give a point maybe 20% of the time. It's probably better to stick with Heavy Runecloth bandages and get points more frequently. Heavy Runecloth will turn green at 320 however, so the final ten points to Netherweave can be excruciatingly slow. Sorry, that's just the way it is.
Once you can make Netherweave bandages, you'll probably be less concerned about the skilling up process. Again, if you've been adventuring you should have a few stacks of netherweave to start you off. Once you get into the mid 60s, netherweave should be dropping regularly off of humanoid mobs. Places like Nagrand and Terokkar Forest would be your best bet if you still need netherweave. I know I told you that you don't need the Heavy Netherweave bandage, and you won't. I was able to reach 375 on two characters without that recipe, the regular Netherweave recipe stays green all the way up. I won't promise that it's a fast process, but quite frankly I hit 375 without even trying. Just in the course of making bandages for my own use, I easily reached 375 before I got to level 70. So sit back and have fun with it! There's no door prize for getting to 375 in First Aid <lol>.