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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:

ClassBalanceguardianferalrestoration
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:

ClassSpec ASpec B
Death KnightTank: Might of UrsocDPS: Mushrooms
HunterAll specs: rnDash
MageAll specs: rnHealing Touch
MonkTank: Survival InstinctsHealer: Entangling rootsrnDPS: Bear Hugrn
PaladinTank: BarkskinHealer: RebirthrnDPS: Wrath
PriestHealer: CycloneDPS: Tranquility
RogueAll specs: Growlrn(taunt w/survivability bonus)
ShamanHealer: prowlDPS: Solar Beam
WarlockAll specs:rnRejuvenation
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.

 

Posted in Druid - General, Mists of Pandaria, Patch 5.0, Written By Lissanna

Druid 5.0.4 Mists of Pandaria resources

Happy patch day Tuesday! Here are a list of some of the resources here at Restokin and other places to get you set up for Mists of Pandaria.

Restoration druid resources

Balance druid 5.0 resources

Feral druid 5.0 resources

Guardian (Bear tank) 5.0 resources

Resources for other classes

  • Icy Veins has guides for most classes. Though, blogs specific to certain classes are more likely to have more complete information about things like rotations (and some guides may be better than others).
  • A list of other class guides are available at cannot be tamed (I don’t want to just copy & paste that list)
  • MageLhivera’s compendium. Use the menus on the lower left side of the screen to navigate between pages. Covers all mage specs (and not listed in the above list).
  • Frost mages are viable for PvE now. MMO melting pot has a quick frost mage starter guide.
Posted in Druid - General, Mists of Pandaria, Moonkin Balance DPS, Patch 5.0, Restoration Healing Trees, Uncategorized, Written By Lissanna

Updated guides for Mists 5.0 patch

I have updated my leveling guides for the 5.0 patch that is due to go live on Tuesday. Here are some highlights:

Resto druid healing Guide 5.0 updates

The healing guide has a brief description of the 5.0 changes. Every page has also been updated with the changes for 5.0, except for the gems & enchant section that will be updated when the leveling cap increases. The healing guide has new page featuring descriptions of the new talents, as well as some recommendations.

Druid Leveling guide 5.0 updates

Major revisions to the druid leveling guide include one page dedicated to explaining the talents for all four specializations. The leveling guide focuses more on the abilities and rotations for characters starting out at the earlier levels and how to deal with incomplete tool sets through ~level 60 for each specialization.

If you see any typos or issues in the guides, please post here. I purged most of the comments from the guides to help reduce the amount of patch-day confusion people may have. Some of the pages will still accept comments, and others have been disabled to reduce the amount of spam they get. So, posting comments here may be more reliable than trying to post on the actual guide pages. :)

Posted in Druid - General, Leveling, Patch 5.0, Restoration Healing Trees, Written By Lissanna

Stag party – New dance for MOP travel form

I had to wait for the video from last night’s beta testing to show up on WOWinsider before I could post. It looks like Stag form (the new travel form for druids in MOP) got new animations.

In  beta, your stag form can now:

  • /Dance
  • /Cower
  • /Sleep
  • /Sit
  • /mountspecial

Here’s the video Matticus took of our stag dance party from beta last night.

Two of the other stag form animations (sit and sleep) along with having both horde & alliance color variations are also in Solar Bloom’s video here.

We also have a video by Poneria also from last night’s stag dance testing.

Happy dancing!

Posted in Druid - General, Mists of Pandaria, Written By Lissanna

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