In return for this generosity, the druid receives a spell back from the target, which appears on the druid's bars and is currently usable with all the usual restrictions of that spell, such as cooldown, range and similar.
The spell distribution follows after the break -- first, the spells that other classes receive from their druid friends.
|Death Knight||Blood||Might of Ursoc|
|Frost/Unholy||Wild Mushroom Plague|
And secondly, the spells the druid gets in return for their generosity:
|Class||Balance Druid||Feral Druid||Guardian Druid||Restoration Druid|
|Death Knight||Anti-magic Shell||Death Coil||Bone Shield||Icebound Fortitude|
|Hunter||Misdirection||Play Dead||Ice Trap||Deterrence|
|Mage||Mirror Image||Frost Nova||Frost Armor||Ice Block|
|Monk||Grapple Weapon||Clash||Elusive Brew||Fortifying Brew|
|Paladin||Hammer of Justice||Divine Shield||Consecration||Cleanse|
|Priest||Mass Dispel||Dispersion||Fear Ward||Leap of Faith|
|Rogue||Cloak of Shadows||Redirect||Feint||Evasion|
|Shaman||Purge||Feral Spirit||Lightning Shield||Spiritwalker's Grace|
|Warlock||Unending Resolve||Soul Swap||Life Tap||Demonic Circle: Teleport|
|Warrior||Intervene||Shattering Blow||Spell Reflection||Intimidating Roar|
I can't help thinking two things. First, it occurs to me that druids seem to be taking more than they're giving in this exchange. Spiritwalker's Grace for restoration druids in return for Prowl for restoration shaman? I am decidedly undecided about the parity of this exchange!
My second thought is that I can't help concluding that this will have some kind of nerf before Mists goes live -- either that or further alteration, because I really can't see it being balanced in its current iteration. Maybe longer cooldowns will be applied to symbiosis abilities or maybe some other change, but of course I'm not sure. It's really hard to tell how this will be in action without further testing, but with my battered old PvP hat on, it seems a bit crazy at the moment!
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