The Symbiont is a type of anomaly that appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky.
The Symbiont anomaly is easily recognisable from a distance by the jagged rock claws surrounding it, and the warped trees nearby. The ground within the anomaly is cracked and collapsed downwards slightly, forming several distinct rings. Burner anomalies can be found within these cracks. In the center, the ground has completely collapsed, and Gravitational Anomalies can be found here. Making it especially dangerous is its inherent psi properties - it projects illusions of mutants into the player's head.
Clear Sky Edit
In Clear Sky, the Symbiont can form one of the following artifacts.
The Wrenched and the Gravi spawn a short distance from the Symbiont, to the North of it. It is possible to get one of the fire related artifacts, and one of the gravitational related artifacts in one haul from the Symbiont.
The Symbiont is found only in the Red Forest. The similar anomalies with "claws" in Agroprom and Yantar are not Symbiont anomalies, as they are all too small, and lack the psi field which is the Symbiont's unique characteristic. The Agroprom version in addition, doesn't possess any Burners; and the one in Yantar doesn't include any Gravitational anomalies. By the time of the events in Shadow of Chernobyl, both these anomalies have disappeared.