Given the 3.3.3 changes I went ahead and spent some time updating my chart of our talents and set bonuses. I added a couple of new things (Glyph of Focus and a combined Glyph of Moonfire + Starfire), and I also changed it to a percentage basis instead of a raw dps number as I feel that's more valuable information.
The original post is here - I updated that image to match this one. The methodology was identical, and they are ordered by their average % dps increase.
The one big change is Brambles - according to Simcraft (and I ran this several times) it's behind Genesis now on a per-point basis. I'd guess that's due to stat scaling since I used a significantly better geared set to get these calculations, but it's hard to be 100% sure. Either way the overall difference is negligible at 1-2 dps difference per point.
Another factor to consider is that the above ignores any benefit to a tank from Thorns - if you are considering rdps then an extra ~30 damage to the boss from Thorns every few seconds will outweigh the difference with Genesis by quite a bit. So if you are the Thorns-buffer then Brambles should pull ahead again.
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