Bears are getting a REALLY nice Tier bonus this patch,
Tier 13 - 2Piece Bonus:
While you have Pulverize active, your Mangle (Bear) critical strikes have a 100% chance to trigger Savage Defense, and your Blood in the Water talent now causes Ferocious Bite to refresh the duration of your Rip on targets with 60% or less health.
Tier 13 - 4Piece Bonus:
Frenzied Regeneration also affects all raid and party members. This effect cannot be triggered if you have been in Bear Form for less than 15 sec. In addition, using Tiger's Fury will also trigger your Stampede talent as if you used Feral Charge (Cat).
I think Ferocious Bite is going to change Feral Cat rotation quite a bit, from 25% (When you Ferocious Bite a target at or below 25% health, you have a 100% chance to instantly refresh the duration of your Rip on the target.) straight to 60%. And Ferocious Bite is feral cat's strongest 1hit ability. And with the new Glyph of Bloodletting (Each time you Shred or Mangle in Cat Form, the duration of your Rip on the target is extended by 2 sec, up to a maximum of 6 sec.), Shred will soon be history, well, by the time you get boss down to 60% anyway.
In a way, ferals are getting some love with these bonuses, except for the 4PC Tiger's Fury change, that's pretty much an useless bonus.
Best in Slot (BiS) Gear for Ferals:
Head -> Deep Earth Headpiece Heroic: Blackhorn
Neck -> Choker of the Vanquished Lord // Heroic: Ragnaros
Shoulder -> Underdweller's Spaulders Heroic: Morchok
Back -> Dreadfire Drape - Heroic: Lord Rhyolith
Chest -> Deep Earth Raiment Heroic: Ultraxion
Wrist -> Shadow Wing Armbands Heroic: Blackhorn
Hands -> Deep Earth Grips Heroic: Zon'ozz
Waist -> Belt of Flayed Skin Heroic: Zon'ozz
Legs -> Deep Earth Legguards Heroic: Yor'sahj
Feet -> Molten Blood Footpads Heroic: Spine of Deathwing
Finger1 -> Seal of Primordial Shadow Heroic: Shared Boss Loot
Finger2 -> Signet of Grasping Mouths Heroic: Hagara
Trinket1 -> Wrath of Unchaining Heroic: Spine of Deathwing
Trinket2 -> Kiroptyric Sigil Cost is 1650 Valor Points
weapon -> Kiril, Fury of Beasts Heroic: Madness of Deathwing
Relic -> Ripfang Relic // Cost is 700 Valor Points