Post by Pouned
With full buffs in Raid at Ulduar 25 I am between 30k Armor and 32.3k
The Savage Defense procs quite well, and a lot. As in most fights I am not starved with rage, here is what I do.
1. One target : enrage, charge/taunt/faerie fire and Maul pressed. As soon target gets in range, the Maul falls down. Then, I get one hit so bar gets filled with rage or half of it. I mutilate then Maul + Lacerate as fast as I can until I get my 5 stacks of Lacerate, and as soon Mutilate is up I use it (even before the 5 Lacerates are up). Demo Roar after the first Mutilate and then when 5 sec or less and left.
2. Several targets : enrage, Demo Roar, and Maul + Swipe all the time. Demo Roar each time a target is down.
Here is a WWS from the X-002 down we did yesterday (I did not yet had the Twisted Visage feral staff on this fight) :http://wowwebstats.com/5aykr6s6wev4g?s=358145-420324&a=x180000001aad870
I was quite surprised to see that the Lacerate got about 80 % crits (mostly from the ticking) and almost 60 % of damage/threat comes from Maul itself. On this fight the rotation was : Maul + Lacerate all the time, non stop. Bersek on the heart combined with Maul (Maul, Mutilate, Maul, Mutilate...). I Mutilate as soon it is up between the Maul+Lacerate loop. Faerie Fire always UP and Demo Roar always refreshed, if possible, in the last 5 seconds or so.
The DPS and AP are pretty important for savage defense, and Mauling all the time + Mutilate+Lacerate and the Lacerate dots that crit for a whole total of near 80 % much improves the base 30k armor...
I'd say to at least 30-32/33k then take care of your AP. But most, try to be hit capped to get the maximum benefit of the Savage Defense. If you're lucky enough to get that insane staff (Twisted Visage) on first X-002 down you will be immedialy hit capped afterwards. Very good for savage defense :)