For the former druid mastery, see [Symbiosis].
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  • Symbiosis
  • Level 87 druid ability
  • 30 yd range
  • 4% of base mana
  • 2 sec cast
  • Creates a symbiotic link which grants the Druid one ability belonging to the target's class, varying by the Druid's specialization.

    In exchange, grants the target one Druid ability based on their class and combat role.

    Lasts 1 hour and persists through death. Cannot be cast on other Druids. Effect cancelled if Druid and target become too far apart.
Usable by
Class Druid
School Nature
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 87

Symbiosis is a druid ability, available at level 87. Casting the spell creates a symbiotic link between the druid and the friendly target, granting each the use of a new ability, appropriate to the other's class.


  • Abilities granted are determined by the receiving character's combat role (as determined by specialization) and the other character's class. A character's combat role does not therefore affect which ability is received by the other player.
  • Lasts for 1 hour and persists through death.
  • Abilities granted by this item will appear in the character's spellbook, in the tab corresponding to their current specialization. From there, players can drag the abilities to an action bar.
  • When the buff expires, the new ability will be replaced with the dummy ability 'Symbiosis'. This is a placeholder ability that has no effect (although using it will still cause your character to dismount). If you regain the Symbiosis effect, this placeholder will transform into the new ability.
  • The buff cannot be dispelled, spellstolen, or cancelled by the receiving player.
  • Although based on abilities of the corresponding class, abilities granted through Symbiosis may differ substantially from the originals.
  • The symbiosis effect is also obtainable through  [Overgrown Lilypad], although the effect is limited to the user and is only available in Pandaria.

Abilities granted

To the target/non-druid

Death knightDeath knight Blood Frost Unholy
[Might of Ursoc] [Wild Mushroom: Plague] [Wild Mushroom: Plague]
HunterHunter Beast Mastery Marksmanship Survival
[Dash] [Dash] [Dash]
MageMage Arcane Fire Frost
[Healing Touch] [Healing Touch] [Healing Touch]
MonkMonk Brewmaster Mistweaver Windwalker
[Survival Instincts] [Entangling Roots] [Bear Hug]
PaladinPaladin Holy Protection Retribution
[Rebirth] [Barkskin] [Wrath]
PriestPriest Discipline Holy Shadow
[Cyclone] [Cyclone] [Tranquility]
RogueRogue Assassination Combat Subtlety
[Growl] [Growl] [Growl]
ShamanShaman Elemental Enhancement Restoration
[Solar Beam] [Solar Beam] [Prowl]
WarlockWarlock Affliction Demonology Destruction
[Rejuvenation] [Rejuvenation] [Rejuvenation]
WarriorWarrior Arms Fury Protection
[Stampeding Shout] [Stampeding Shout] [Savage Defense]

To the caster/druid

Class Balance Feral Guardian Restoration
Death knightDeath knight [Anti-Magic Shell] [Death Coil] [Bone Shield] [Icebound Fortitude]
HunterHunter [Misdirection] [Play Dead] [Ice Trap] [Deterrence]
MageMage [Mirror Image] [Frost Nova] [Frost Armor] [Ice Block]
MonkMonk [Grapple Weapon] [Clash] [Elusive Brew] [Fortifying Brew]
PaladinPaladin [Hammer of Justice] [Divine Shield] [Consecration] [Cleanse]
PriestPriest [Mass Dispel] [Dispersion] [Fear Ward] [Leap of Faith]
RogueRogue [Cloak of Shadows] [Redirect] [Feint] [Evasion]
ShamanShaman [Purge] [Feral Spirit] [Lightning Shield] [Spiritwalker's Grace]
WarlockWarlock [Unending Resolve] [Soul Swap] [Life Tap] [Demonic Circle: Teleport]
WarriorWarrior [Intervene] [Shattering Blow] [Spell Reflection] [Intimidating Roar]

Patches and hotfixes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (2013-05-21): [Intimidating Roar] had its cooldown increased to 90 seconds, up from 60 seconds.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-03-15): Symbiosis will now cancel properly if the Druid and the target remains separated for a period of time.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05):
    • [Dispersion] now has a 3-minute cooldown for Druids (was 2 minutes).
    • [Shattering Blow] now has a 1.5-second cast time to align correctly with the Warrior version of this ability.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27):
    • [Mass Dispel]'s mana cost has been increased to match the Priest version, and its cooldown has been increased to 60 seconds.
    • The cast time of Symbiosis has been reduced to 2 seconds.
    • [Survival Instincts] is once again granted to Brewmaster Monks and now costs 2 Chi to use.
    • [Might of Ursoc] is once again granted to Blood Death Knights, and now costs 30 Runic Power.
    • [Savage Defense] is once again granted to Protection Warriors, but now only provides a 30% increase to dodge.
    • [Barkskin] is once again granted to Protection Paladins, and now costs 1 Holy Power.
    • The cooldown of [Stampeding Shout] provided by Symbiosis has been reduced to 5 minutes.
    • The duration of [Solar Beam] provided by Symbiosis now displays correctly as 4 seconds.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-10-01): Symbiosis has been changed, and now grants the following abilities:
    • Protection warriors - Stampeding Shout
    • Blood death knights - Wild Mushroom: Plague Protection[sic]
    • Protection paladins - Wrath
    • Brewmaster monks - Bear Hug
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

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