BM and SV Got Buffed

Blizzard just updated the 4.3 patch notes with two nice buffs for SV and BM.

Talent Specializations

  • Beast Mastery
    • Animal Handler now increases Attack Power by 30%, up from 25%.
  • Survival
    • Explosive Shot damage has been increased by 15%.
As we’ve seen with the recent articles on the state of DPS, both BM and SV were in need of a buff. I have to say that on the surface the buff to BM seems rather small. 
Will this be enough for SV and BM to catch up with Marksman as the top DPS spec? Probably not, but it certainly closes the gap.