Would love a good CONSTRUCTIVE argument FOR savage roar in its current state. My argument is that savage roar should not affect bleeds. My argument runs off the fact that the ability provides to much complexity to the rotation, penalizes the player above and beyond what it should if timing is missed, and is quite simply very tedious. I'm not arguing that savage roar should be completely removed from the game or changed back to the cataclysm version. IMO as you can see below its an ability that has never quite clicked and the formula has never been right, hence SR getting reworked several times.
As i believe savage roar in wotlk use to look like this: Increase attack power by 25%, duration increased by x combo points.
During Cataclysm the ability was reworked and looks like this: Increase auto attack damage by 80%, duration increased by x combo points.
Current version (changed MOP): Savage roar increases ALL physical damage by 30%
Now i would really love to find the quote by Ghost crawler on the matter but i can't, in my own words it was explained that the intent behind the change was they didn't want Savage roar to be as restricting (WOTLK) but not so that the ability was so weak it made almost no effect if you used it or not (CATA). Now what im really confused about, besides the manipulation of words how SR is any different from the wotlk version? Simple, it isnt.
If you read my last paragraph the idea is simple, make it so that SR is good enough to be used rotationally, but be more forgiving. Solution then, Savage roar should not effect bleeds. Allow Rip and Rake to stand on its own to two feet, without making SR mandatory to apply those buffs (Don't even want to go into how flawed that it is).
In the end of things, SR will still increase the damage by mangle/shred/FB/Maim/auto attack damage by 30%. So when you get that scenario when your at 4 combo points and both SR and RIP are about to fall off you have that peace of mind that you can safely apply your rip for max damage then with 1 combo point if you have to you can put your SR back up.
Thank your for reading/hope this will actually get reviewed