I see we agree for the vast majority of the talent setup, exception the final tier. We both sort of imagine it as a versatility/throughput tier, but where we differ is that I'd rather it be another playstyle choice, and not a per-fight basis. To play my own devil's advocate though, there are two very important advantages to your system. Firstly, it allows rake spread by thrash in perhaps the only method that isn't overpowered. Secondly, the per-fight choices can be interesting decisions. Although there is the possibility that regardless of everything, rake spreading automatically will just be way too phenomenally powerful, which leads to your point that giving it to us by default in some capacity would buff our sustained aoe too much, which has never been something that is part of the feral kit, and would come at a significant cost.
Hence my thoughts (which was actually your thought) that Bite could spread rake. I like the idea because the rake spreading would not be too powerful in a burst aoe situation, and in a sustained aoe situation it would take awhile to really ramp up the aoe. I don't think that's too powerful, and you could tweak it appropriately. I have it set up to be 1 rake spread per combo point, but it could go on a scale of 0/1/2/3/4 or 0/0/1/2/3
I'm rather certain Tear, which efficiently allows thrashing and swiping on top of it to spread rake would be very significantly higher dps than manually spreading rake. Tear works better with DoC than manual spread as well, since you lay a DoC rake, and spread that with tear, as opposed to currently your DoC is used in aoe typically once on a thrash, and depending once on a rake or a swipe.If we just had your tear ability then I'm pretty sure we'd be applying rake to 8/9 targets rather than swiping.
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I'm thinking about tier 45 being FF CP, DoC, and Savagery
tier 100 would be Buffed Omen, Moonfire, and Supernatural
I want to hang onto supernatural, but I'm being consistently further persuaded that it needs to be ditched. There are no options in the level 100 tier in my setup for people that don't want to drastically alter the feral rotation. An important thing to note is that buffed omen, and moonfire, are in ways also AoE talents, so could fit with bloody thrash.