Cataclysm First Aid Recipes from the Beta Realm

First Aid is the other tradeskill that has been added to the newest patch in the Cataclysm Beta. There's not a ton of new recipes here, but I still think they're interesting. First, you can see that unlocking the newest level of First Aid is 60g. Cooking is only 40g for the same level of training. This could be normalized later, but honestly I don't think it's unreasonable to charge more for First Aid. It's a more vital skill AND it has lower overall costs. Training for the bandage recipes themselves is quite reasonable.

The other interesting bit is that we'll be getting a third level of bandage this time around. I know this was mentioned previously, but I still think it's cool. I suspect tanks will agree with that :)

And check out the crazy health regeneration we'll be getting on these bad boys! I don't think we've ever seen a jump like this before. New bandages tend to only increase by 50% at the most over the next lower version. This new bandage heals for triple the amount of health. That's pretty unprecedented. And look at the highest bandage, it will heal for values that are equivalent to our whole health pool for most players right now. Amazing :)

I gotta say, these new bandages make me kind of excited to see what's in store for us at level 85. As a healer, the idea that most of us will have health pools of 50, 60, maybe even 70k is mind-boggling. It should be interesting to see how all these changes play out.

**UPDATE** My bad, I reported these training costs from my rogue who is currently Exalted with Stormwind. The actual prices are 75g for Illustrious training, 7.5g for Embersilk Bandages, 10g for Heavy Embersilk and 12g for Dense Embersilk.

** UPDATE ** For Horde, your trainer in Orgrimmar has been moved to the Goblin Slums and renamed to Krenk Choplimb. The guards will point you to the new location, but they still reference the old NPC name. He has the Cata recipes though :)


  1. I'll admit that I haven't done much with bandages on most of my toons. I don't do many dungeons, and when farming I'm usually able to disengage and eat instead. Add the insatiable appetite for cloth that tailors have, and the result is that only my rogue and warrior have first aid developed to any great degree. This may change my mind, though - that's enough healing to be very useful!

  2. Crikey those amounts for healing are a big leap. Think they needed to do it though especially when you have tanks in Wrath with 40k to 50k health pools.

  3. I agree, it would be nice to see warriors getting a bandage that can actually heal 30-50% of their HP. The current bandages are lucky to replenish more than 15% of their health. Hopefully these new Dense bandages will be up to the task.

  4. aaah. Wow ruined :( Too much crap..
    Where the hell are the early BC times? Those were fine. After Blizzard paired with Activision they became .. not as good, to say the least :(