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Blizzard confirmed the removal of First Aid in Battle for Azeroth.

We noticed that many First Aid achievements have been moved over to Legacy in Battle for Azeroth Alpha Build 26032 and started speculating about the possible removal of the secondary profession in the upcoming expansion. Blizzard now confirmed on Twitter that First Aid recipes will be added to Alchemy and Tailoring and need to be re-learned. Are you still using First Aid?

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17 minutes ago, Stan said:

and they need to be re-learned. 

Can I get my gold back that I spent on learning these skills? 

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12 minutes ago, PatrickHenry said:

For the random drop quests, yes.  lol

Makes me wonder if they're removing the Field Medic title. 🧐

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40 minutes ago, Stan said:

Makes me wonder if they're removing the Field Medic title. 🧐

I doubt it. They've removed a lot of content in the past that you can still keep your title for. It just becomes "feat of strengths" and such

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I don't really understand why they need to remove the whole profession. Sure, gauzes are made of cloth, and potions are an alchemist thing, but first aid is still logically speaking a skill far removed from just crafting stuff. I wouldn't trust a tailor to patch me up.

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I think it's safe to say it's a rather archaic profession that receives less and less use every expansion.  I for one will be happy to not feel the urge to level it anymore, mostly for the sake of leveling it.

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What does this mean for the first aid quest in Darkmoon Faire? I'm not shedding tears for the profession going away but I'll be pretty unhappy if they remove those extra tickets, I still have things to get.

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I think they should just make First Aid into a default skill for all classes and races, where it doesn't consume anything, and heals the character for roughly 25% of their maximum health over 5 seconds (any damage will interrupt it), with a 4 minute cooldown or something. Just a neat cooldown to help during leveling.

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14 hours ago, multiboxing said:
I always thought it was a waste, i have never used it or leveled it on any toons.
 

It kind of is a waste, seriously, when was the last time you heard of anyone using bandages to heal back up, when food does the same thing?

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On 3/22/2018 at 12:30 PM, Aleslugger said:

I don't really understand why they need to remove the whole profession. Sure, gauzes are made of cloth, and potions are an alchemist thing, but first aid is still logically speaking a skill far removed from just crafting stuff. I wouldn't trust a tailor to patch me up.

I honestly don't understand why we ever needed the profession to begin with lol, every class has some form of self heal and party heal, I have been playing this game since Wrath of the Lich King and I don't think I have EVER used First aid for ANYTHING other then getting the related achievements. It's as redundant as rolling a Dranei Priest for there racial lol why do you need a race with a 3 min heal spell when your already a heal class with tons of instant ones?

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