A Guide to the Medic Role in Arma Reforger

From the Persian Immortals of the ancient world to the Navajo code talkers of World War II, every war has seen its fair share of heroes and men of renown. In modern times, the nature of warfare has transformed significantly. What was once hand-to-hand combat with spears and bladed weapons has evolved into asymmetrical warfare with guerrilla tactics and advanced electronics. Today’s heroes are not just the frontline soldiers but also the men and women who gather intelligence, chart paths through minefields, and hold the line against overwhelming odds. Among these, the medic holds a critical role.

In this guide, we will explore the medical system in Arma Reforger, the supplies available to medics, their uses, and tips on how to be an effective medic to help your team survive the battlefield and stay in the fight.

Understanding Medical Supplies

Before stepping onto the battlefield, it’s crucial to understand your equipment and how to use it effectively. With the recent medical update, medics have access to four primary types of supplies: bandages, tourniquets, morphine, and saline bags. Each of these plays a unique role in treatment and recovery.


Bandages are used to stop bleeding entirely and begin the healing process. However, bandaging is a slow process, which can be a significant drawback when time is of the essence. Every soldier is equipped with two bandages by default, and as a medic, it is advisable to use the victim’s bandages first if they have not been used already.


Tourniquets are temporary tools used to significantly slow down bleeding. They are reusable and removable, offering a fast solution to buy time for bandaging, securing the area, or moving to safety. However, tourniquets cannot be used on the head, chest, or stomach, so injuries in these areas require immediate triage. It’s also important to note that tourniquets reduce mobility and affect accuracy, so they should be removed as soon as bandages are applied.


Morphine is a pain reliever used to calm nerves and improve the victim’s condition. While it helps with reduced accuracy and movement speed due to injuries, morphine can also be used to wake up unconscious victims faster.

Saline Bags

Saline bags are essential for speeding up the recovery process, especially for patients who have suffered significant blood loss. When blood loss is substantial, however, the screen will desaturate, indicating the need for a saline bag. Patients with severe blood loss may not regain consciousness until a saline bag is administered, despite having their bleeding stopped or morphine given.

Assembling Your Loadout

A medic’s primary responsibility is to tend to the wounded and save lives, making equipping a weapon optional. However, self-defense is crucial as the battlefield is unpredictable, and your enemy may not adhere to the laws of war. Therefore, carrying a basic loadout to remain light and agile is recommended.

Essential Gear

  1. Armor and Medical Backpack: Store all your supplies in the medical backpack.
  2. Medical Supplies: Fill your backpack with bandages, tourniquets, morphine, saline bags, and smoke grenades. Here’s a suggested loadout:
  • 5 bandages
  • 5 tourniquets
  • 10 morphine (more for personal use)
  • 3 saline bags
  • 8 smoke grenades

Additional Supplies

Your ambulance should carry additional medical supplies in larger quantities for restocking as needed. You can find these supplies and save your loadout at the medical tent, which requires someone with the rank of Sergeant to build. Alternatively, spawning in an ambulance provides you with medical supplies in smaller quantities.

Administering First Aid

When a teammate goes down, the first thing to do is ensure the area is secure. Secondly, use smoke grenades liberally to create concealment for both you and your patient. Assess their injuries to determine the severity and urgency of care. Severe injuries and heavy bleeding require immediate attention.

Treatment Steps

  1. Apply Tourniquet: Use a tourniquet to slow bleeding on wounded limbs.
  2. Bandage Critical Areas: Prioritize bandaging areas where a tourniquet cannot be used.
  3. Check Inventory: Recover used supplies from the patient’s inventory.
  4. Administer Morphine: If the patient is still unconscious, inject morphine.
  5. Use Saline Bags: For moderate to severe blood loss, administer a saline bag as the final treatment step.

All treatments should be completed within 60 seconds or less to ensure the best chance of survival.

Understanding the UI and Injury Indicators

Familiarize yourself with the UI and what the symbols mean:

  • Broken Bone Icon: Indicates impaired movement, not necessarily a broken bone.
  • Red Blood Drop Icon: Shows current blood levels; use a saline bag if levels drop to 50 or below.
  • Barbed Wire Icon: Indicates an injury, color-coded by severity (blue for light/moderate, red for serious).
  • Blood Drop on Barbed Wire Icon: Indicates bleeding; apply a tourniquet or bandage as needed.

Tips for Being an Effective Medic

  1. Stick with Your Squad: Stay with your squad, hang back, and monitor the flanks and rear.
  2. Prioritize Patients: Heal radiomen first, followed by team leaders, machine gunners, grenadiers, and those with serious injuries.
  3. Use Smoke Grenades: Deploy smoke grenades to create concealment while treating patients.
  4. Manage Your Ambulance: Keep your ambulance away from intense fighting, and use it as a shield if necessary.
  5. Save Your Loadout: Lastly, save your gear loadout at the Armory for consistency whenever you respawn.


The medic role in Arma Reforger is challenging and requires dedicated practice to master. However, by understanding your supplies, assembling an effective loadout, and honing your first aid skills, you can become an invaluable asset to your team. Remember, practice makes perfect, and your efforts can make the difference between life and death on the battlefield. Good luck, and see you on the field!

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