Oh snap, I do remember how to post a blog on this thing! :)
Q: What’s changed?
Nothing. Feral single-target damage is still top-tier or close to it, our 2/3-target cleave is decent, and anything involving short-lived adds or mass AoE is terrible.
A: That’s not a question. Anyway, the top trinkets from this tier are interesting because they have downsides. I’m listing them assuming you get 100% effectiveness out of them; realize that may not be the case.
- Soul Capacitor is overbudget, because it has a huge downside – it’s possible for you to have to move/etc during the proc and get 0 benefit from it. I think it’s worth the risk, generally. BiS (with a big cautionary footnote)
- Seed of Creation has a similar caveat. It provides no stats, instead nearly tripling the length of Tiger’s Fury and Berserk. If you can stick on the boss for 45 seconds, it’s a great trinket, especially if there’s a damage boost active (hint hint)
- Mirror of the Blademaster spawns images that bladestorm on top of whatever you use it on. Plus: They’ll hit anything that moves through, making it useful for AoE. Minus: They stay stationary, meaning if the boss moves, your images are doing zip.
- The others (Fel-Spring Coil, Malicious Censer, Stone of Fire, Skull of War) are pretty much standard proc-based trinkets that are on-budget with their item level.
In any event, sim your character if you want to know for sure “what is best.”
Q: How are the set bonuses?
A: Very, very strong. Unless you’re going from Mythic BRF gear to Normal HFC gear, you should probably break your old 4p when you get the new 2p. Again, sim your character to know for sure.
Q: What do I do on <Boss X>?
A: Go to the Raid Strategies forum and check the appropriate thread. Except for Hellfire Assault, that fight just sucks, no way around it. At least it’s easy.