How to use Symbiosis in Mists

Symbiosis is a new spell we get at level 87. When you cast it on another player, you gain one of their spells, and they gain one of yours. This duplicates the spell, so that both players keep their existing tools. The person you cast it on will need to drag the new symbiosis spell button to their spell bar.

Symbiosis addon management tools:

I haven’t tested any of the symbiosis addons, but here are some options of things that may be helpful to you.

Here are copies of the tables of symbiosis spells. They can also be found at Sunfyre’s Nest with mouse-over text.

What you gain from other classes when you cast Symbiosis:

Class
Balance
guardian
feral
restoration
Death KnightAnti-magic shellBone ShieldDeath CoilIcebound Fortitude
HunterMisdirectionIce TrapPlay DeadDeterrence
MageMirror ImageMage WardFrost NovaIce Block
MonkGrapple WeaponElusive BrewClashFortifying Brew
PaladinHammer of Justice Consecration Divine shieldCleanse
PriestMass DispelFear WardDispersionLeap of Faith
RogueCloak of ShadowsFeintRedirectEvasion
ShamanPurgeLightning ShieldFeral SpiritSpiritwalker Grace
WarlockUnending ResolveLife TapSoul SwapDemonic Circle: Teleport
WarriorInterveneSpell ReflectionShattering BlowIntimidating Roar

 

What you give to other classes:

Class
Spec A
Spec B
Death KnightTank: Might of UrsocDPS: Mushrooms
HunterAll specs:
Dash
MageAll specs:
Healing Touch
MonkTank: Survival InstinctsHealer: Entangling roots
DPS: Bear Hug
PaladinTank: BarkskinHealer: Rebirth
DPS: Wrath
PriestHealer: CycloneDPS: Tranquility
RogueAll specs: Growl
(taunt w/survivability bonus)
ShamanHealer: prowlDPS: Solar Beam
WarlockAll specs:
Rejuvenation
WarriorTanks: Savage DefenseDPS: Stampeding shout

Who should you cast it on?

They nerfed what tanks get, so at this point, it doesn’t much matter who you cast it on. When running PUGs with players you don’t know, assume that the other player won’t use it and just cast it on whoever gives you the best benefit. (I’ll usually go for iceblock if a mage is available). With the changes, this is mostly a PvP ability with limited PvE use overall.

See more for resto druids in the updated healing guide.

 

3 Comments

  1. Posted September 23, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    I had someone tell me that warriors will get Savage Defense, and not FR, via Symbiosis. Is this the case? Which one is, in fact, correct?

    • Lissanna
      Posted September 24, 2012 at 9:22 am | Permalink

      I put it in as a question mark. Some digging around indicates that FR is found in all the guides, except that not all the guides got updated every patch. So, it’s possible that at some point, they changed it. I can find a wowDB entry for symbiosis: SD but not symbiosis: FR, so that leads me to believe that it was changed at some point.

  2. Michel
    Posted October 3, 2012 at 4:08 am | Permalink

    We have a totally uselles lvl 87 spell now, ty blizz. They should add a bonus to it for using it like 1% mana for the druid or something than we have a reason for using it. I cba to use it now anymore (hard to use anyway, people wont wait in pugs, they just run off and start combat) Mushrooms is totally uselles also.

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