The Dragon Flight Brutal Slash talent has been updated to clarify that it replaces Swipe as it does on live.
Because Brutal Slash replaces Swipe, it’s an un-pickable talent for any AOE content like dungeons because it takes away your primary AOE ability and replaces it with one that offers far less sustained AOE damage. Taking Brutal Slash for M+ is a massive, crippling DPS loss. It’s currently an optional talent in Shadowlands that’s easily avoided outside of raids.
In the DF Talent tree, Brutal Slash blocks the only path to things we definitely need for dungeons, like Apex Predator and Berserk: Frenzy.
Please adjust Brutal Slash to no longer replace Swipe so that it is an exciting addition to our AOE abilities instead of a massive net damage loss, or recognize that it is only situationally an okay choice in single target raid settings and adjust the talent to be an optional choice without any other talents locked behind it (for example, swapping places with Scent of Blood or Moment of Clarity, preferably the latter since it does so well at smoothing out the spec and compliments Cat’s Curiosity and Berserk: Frenzy on the same path Brutal Slash currently blocks)
(Edit: or the Dreamgrove suggestion of swapping it with Savage Roar, per Ghrell)
Never mind the mental gymnastics that are required to explain why “Improved Bleeds” buffs Swipe’s damage by 20% two talents before Brutal Slash comes in an removes your ability to ever cast Swipe on the same talent progression path.