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A bandage is an item that can be applied to the using character or a friendly target (player character or their pet) that restores health over a period of time depending on the type of bandage.

Additional info:

  • Bandaging has a cooldown timer of 60 seconds after you use it before you can use it again.
  • Bandaging is a channeling effect. Taking damage while bandaging, be it from a direct attack or a DoT, will severely reduce the amount healed by interrupting the application of a bandage.

Most bandages are made using the First Aid profession. Some bandages are quest items.

Bandage Training Level Skill req Heals Learned from
Linen Bandage 1
  • 1
66 over 6 sec Trainer
Heavy Linen Bandage 40
  • 20
114 over 6 sec Trainer
Wool Bandage 80
  • 50
161 over 7 sec Trainer
Heavy Wool Bandage 115
  • 75
301 over 7 sec Trainer
Silk Bandage 150
  • 100
400 over 8 sec Trainer
Heavy Silk Bandage 180
  • 125
640 over 8 sec Vendor - Book
Warsong Gulch Silk Bandage
Highlander's Silk Bandage
Arathi Basin Silk Bandage
Defiler's Silk Bandage
  • 125
640 over 8 sec Vendor
Mageweave Bandage 210
  • 150
800 over 8 sec Vendor - Book
Warsong Gulch Mageweave Bandage
Highlander's Mageweave Bandage
Arathi Basin Mageweave Bandage
Defiler's Mageweave Bandage
  • 150
800 over 8 sec Vendor
Heavy Mageweave Bandage 240
  • 175
1104 over 8 sec Quest
Runecloth Bandage 260
  • 200
1306 over 8 sec Quest
Heavy Runecloth Bandage 290
  • 225
2000 over 8 sec Quest
Defiler's Runecloth Bandage
Warsong Gulch Runecloth Bandage
Alterac Heavy Runecloth Bandage
Arathi Basin Runecloth Bandage
Highlander's Runecloth Bandage
  • 225
2000 over 8 sec Vendor
Netherweave Bandage 330
  • 300
2800 over 8 sec Vendor - Book
Heavy Netherweave Bandage 360
  • 325
3400 over 8 sec Vendor - Book
Triage Bandage n/a
  • n/a
n/a (Quest item)
Frostweave Bandage 350
  • 350
4800 over 8 sec Trainer
Heavy Frostweave Bandage 400
  • 400
5800 over 8 sec Drop - Book


These tips are mostly for classes without any other healing ability.

  • Its a close fight. Health is low and healing potions are not an option. You need healing or you're going to die. Your escape path is blocked. What do you do? stun/root/sheep or otherwise render your enemy unable to attack you and then bandage.
  • Beware, DoTs will interrupt a bandaging attempt, so don't use while under a DoT because it will still start the cooldown timer for bandaging and prevent you from using it if you need it soon after.
  • Although wasteful, with good timing (and practice) you can bandage even while being attacked. The few hundred precious hps from a tick or two can turn the tide of a very close battle.
  • Several bandages vendor for more than the cloth used to make them, so rather than vendor the cloth, make bandages and sell them instead.

Patch changes

  • Patch 1.7.0 (patch date:2005-09-22): Effects that make players immune to physical will no longer be immune to the "Recently Bandaged" effect from First Aid.