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.
- Get an addon such as “symbioteller” to help you remember who gets what. The symbioteller addon adds text to the symbiosis tooltip to tell you mouse-over someone that says what you will get & what you give to them. Helpful if you run a lot of small groups or PUGs for remembering what class gets what spell.
- The addon “symbiosis” has a lot more features for helping you remember when to cast it, automatically telling people you cast symbiosis on them, etc.
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:
|Death Knight||Anti-magic shell||Bone Shield||Death Coil||Icebound Fortitude|
|Hunter||Misdirection||Ice Trap||Play Dead||Deterrence|
|Mage||Mirror Image||Mage Ward||Frost Nova||Ice Block|
|Monk||Grapple Weapon||Elusive Brew||Clash||Fortifying Brew|
|Paladin||Hammer of Justice||Consecration||Divine shield||Cleanse|
|Priest||Mass Dispel||Fear Ward||Dispersion||Leap of Faith|
|Rogue||Cloak of Shadows||Feint||Redirect||Evasion|
|Shaman||Purge||Lightning Shield||Feral Spirit||Spiritwalker Grace|
|Warlock||Unending Resolve||Life Tap||Soul Swap||Demonic Circle: Teleport|
|Warrior||Intervene||Spell Reflection||Shattering Blow||Intimidating Roar|
What you give to other classes:
|Class||Spec A||Spec B|
|Death Knight||Tank: Might of Ursoc||DPS: Mushrooms|
|Hunter||All specs: rnDash|
|Mage||All specs: rnHealing Touch|
|Monk||Tank: Survival Instincts||Healer: Entangling rootsrnDPS: Bear Hugrn|
|Paladin||Tank: Barkskin||Healer: RebirthrnDPS: Wrath|
|Priest||Healer: Cyclone||DPS: Tranquility|
|Rogue||All specs: Growlrn(taunt w/survivability bonus)|
|Shaman||Healer: prowl||DPS: Solar Beam|
|Warrior||Tanks: Savage Defense||DPS: 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.