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Ability Buffs (BaBS V1.3.5)

May 12, 2017
Ability Buffs (BaBS V1.3.5)
  • Ability Buffs

    Ability Buffs allow your survivor to execute powerful abilities from within, some may allow you to easily overpower the infected, others may allow you to have an easier time holding them off with your defense. While it isn't just only that, these ability buffs more worth considering to be put to use in offensive/defensive/support buff sets due to their higher usefulness for their purpose.

    Shoving Expert

    Description:
    This buff will grant additional resistance to your arms and will disable the shoving penalty as survivor.

    Positives
    + Shoving Penalty is disabled when you shove infected
    + Allows you to do the tier 1 shotgun attacks slightly faster than normal
    + Can be combined with the Compressed Shell Buff to make using shotguns a more viable choice


    Negatives
    - Nothing Really.

    Explanation:
    The Shoving Expert Buff is a buff used to get rid of the shove penalty in Left 4 Dead 2 and make it just like it was back in Left 4 Dead. It allows you to be able to attack alot more quickly with the tier 1 shotguns and it can be useful to get infected away from your front when your trying to reload weapons. It can be combined with the Compressed Shell Buff to make using shotguns a more viable choice when it comes to shoving away infected.

    Deadly Shove

    Description:
    Instantly kills any shoveable infected after shoving it. Works 3 times after leaving the saferoom.

    Positives
    + You can instantly kill harassing infected that get in your way, no matter how powerful they are
    + The Bonus Toaster can give you the Deadly Shove effect


    Negatives
    - Its limitations, therefore you should becareful as to when its used and treat it like your knives. Only use it when needed.

    Explanation:
    The Deadly Shove is considered to be a really good Versus Buff and not so good COOP Buff. You can use it to instantly kill harassing special infected that try to melee attack you, no matter how much powerful they are, they'll die when you shove them. The Bonus Toaster can also give you the Deadly Shove effect, making it's uses more useful in COOP (not VS). However the limitations to the buff mean that you should be careful with it in the same way as you are careful with the usage of your Knife Buff.

    Hyperactive

    Description:
    After eating pills or using an adrenaline shot, your swing speed will increase by 10% for 15 seconds. During the duration of this effect, your swinging stamina will not decrease.

    Positives
    + You can attack faster than normal for 15 seconds with your melee weapons
    + Your swinging stamina cannot be decreased, useful if you want to kill a Duelist Tank quickly or do him SOLO
    + Can be combined with other healing Buffs like Enhanced Pills to make the use of healing items more worthwhile


    Negatives
    - Nothing really.

    Explanation:
    The Hyperactive Buff is a Healer's Buff that when used grants you additional attack speed on any of your melee weapons used for 15 seconds. Useful to kill off Duelist Tanks with teammates quickly or to do him SOLO all alone as a result of the non-decreasing swinging stamina. You can also combine this Buff with the Enhanced Pills Healer's Buff to make the use of healing items like pills and adrenaline more worth their effects. It's overall a Good Ability Buff to have on if you like being a melee weapon user.

    Agitated Rescue

    Description:
    Allows you to run through common infected when the rescue vehicle arrives.

    Positives
    + Allows you to run through common infected in finales when you need to run to the rescue vehicle, this means you go through without any of them getting in your way.

    Negatives
    + one of the more Least Useful Ability Buffs with only one use.

    Explanation
    The Agitated Rescue Buff allows you to run through common infected without getting in their way when the rescue vehicle comes, it doesn't prevent them and the other infected from hitting you though. Since it only has one use it is one of the more Least Useful Ability Buffs.

    Witch Hunter

    Description:
    Grants you 15% additional damage for each witch you kill during the round, up to 3 times. Damage lasts until the chapter ends.
    <No one can take damage from the witch for the bonus to apply>


    Positives
    + You get permanent Buffed Offensive damage for each witch killed during the round, up to 3 times.
    + One of the Best Ability Buffs that can be combined with Offensive Buffs for a good power boost, its very usefulness allows it to be combined with Buffs like Piercing Bullets, Finale Dominator, etc.


    Negatives
    - Damage Up Buff only applies when you are NOT damaged in any way by the witch

    Explanation
    You want additional damage that stays permanent until the end of the current chapter for your weapons right? Use the Witch Hunter Buff and you can gain additional damage for each witch killed, up to a maximum of 3 stacks. That's why it is one of the best Ability Buffs that can be combined with Offensive Buffs and other category Buffs to boost your power in play. However in order to take the effect of the buff, you must take 0 damage from the witch at all times while you kill her. this can best be done with a FAST melee weapon where you attack the witch quickly from the back, killing her before she attacks. another way is to use the scope of the AWP/SCOUT and headshot the witch, the bullet will INSTANTLY kill her regardless of HP.

    |Q| Hunterized

    Description:
    Enables you to jump like a hunter after killing 20 special infected during the round. You don't need to crouch to jump and you can temporarily disable it by pressing thee walk key (SHIFT) twice.
    <You don't take fall damage except in forbidden areas>
    <Cooperative servers only>

    Positives
    + You can jump like a hunter after killing a large amount of special infected during the round.
    + You don't need to crouch to jump like a hunter.
    + You no longer take fall damage, except in forbidden areas.
    + More useful in buff sets aimed at earning bounty quicker, being a healer, being a situational team player.


    Negatives
    - You cannot use this buff to try exploiting the game.

    Explanation
    The Hunterized Buff lets you gain the ability of the hunter to jump like one after you have killed a large amount of special infected during the round. You don't need to crouch down in order to jump like one, making jumping twice as easy. You can also no longer take fall damage from most sources except in forbidden areas. Therefore the effects of the buff make this one of the more useful in buff sets aimed at earning bounty quicker, being a healer and being a situational team player. You aren't allowed to try exploiting the game with this buff at all since it's against the mgftw Rules.

    Avenger

    Description:
    After an infected kills one of your teammates, you will deal x3 more damage to the assassin and won't be able to be killed by it for 8 seconds. If another teammate is killed by the current revenge target, the effect time is reset.
    <You can have more than one revenge target>
    <Coop Only>


    Positives
    + Massive damage boost when an infected kills one of your teammates, you can deal increased damage to it for 8 seconds.
    + If another teammate is killed by the same target, effect time gets reset, not extended though.
    + You can have more than one revenge target
    + You cannot get killed by the revenge target for 8 seconds.
    + The Best Ability Buff out there in MGftw


    Negatives
    - Nothing Really

    Explanation:
    When an infected kills one of your teammates, any damage you deal to it is CRITICAL to them for 8 seconds, much more effective with weapons with high base damage like the Buffed Pipebombs, Grenade Launchers, Magnum, AWP/SCOUT. If that infected kills another teammate, the effect time gets reset, allowing another 8 seconds from that teammates death more increased damage to the infected that did it. This buff is also good in that you cannot die to the infected itself for 8 seconds, potentially allowing you to revenge kill it instead. that's why it is one of the BEST Ability Buffs out there and a MUST for the Offensive Buff Set.

    |E| Zombie Erradicator

    Description:
    You will instantly kill common infected with a single bullet, from any weapon.

    Positives
    + You gain the instant kill CI effect from the M60 and Magnum on all of your weapons.
    + Good Ability Buff to use on Most Buff Sets

    Negatives
    - Its low number of uses don't make it the most useful buff though.

    Explanation:

    You don't like the Common Infected and want to instantly kill them with more than just the M60 and Magnum? Now you can, regardless of difficulty or mode you can use the buff Zombie Erradicator on all of your weapons and it'll solve the problem. It is a good Ability Buff to use on most Buff Sets, however its moderate usefulness is a result of its only one use.

    Immolation

    Description:
    Pressing the ZOOM key with a molotov in hand will consume the molotov, igniting yourself, you will gain 10% move speed and any infected (not tanks) nearby will immediately catch fire. You will however take 1 damage every 0.3 seconds.
    <Duration: 30 seconds>
    <Usable once per round, COOP only>


    Positives
    + You can have the Bonus Toaster effects for 10 seconds longer than you normally would.

    Negatives
    - You take 100 damage over 30 seconds, make sure you have health to save yourself with once you used your buff ability as a non-tenacity user.
    - The Buff effect can only be used once. Use it wisely!

    Explanation:
    Want to outrun everything that dares to stop you? Use the Immolation buff to help you outrun the infected with the effect for 10 seconds longer than the Bonus Toaster effect. However you take additional effects as a result of using the buff, you take 100 damage over 30 seconds so make sure you have enough health to survive afterwards. Also you can only use the buff effect once, so use it wisely.

    |E| Berserk

    Description:
    You deal 25% more damage and ignore enemy defenses for 30 seconds. Dying will end the Berserk effect and put it on cooldown.
    <Available in !buy>
    <Cooldown: 5 minutes>
    <Coop Only>


    Positives:
    + One of the Best Other Buffs that can be combined with the powerful Avenger Ability Buff.
    + You deal increased damage to infected for a long period of time.
    + You ignore enemy defenses for a long period of time.
    + Useful Buff to have on the Offensive Buff Set.
    + Does not require any other conditions other than Cooldowns.


    Negatives:
    - Long Cooldown as a counter to its power.
    - If you die while under the berserk effect, the effect is ended and the buff goes on cooldown.


    Explanation:
    RAAAGGGH!!! I'm super angry now! The Beserk Buff lets you deal increased amounts of damage to infected and ignores defense for a long amount of time. It's one of the Best Other Buffs that can be combined with the powerful Avenger Ability Buff. Also a useful Buff to have on the Offensive Buff Set. The one thing that separates this Buff from other Buffs is that this one doesn't require any other conditions other than the cooldown time. The Counter to this Buff is the long cooldown time, use it wisely with the Avenger Buff and in times when its needed or you can deal free damage without being interrupted. Also when you die while under the effects of the berserk buff, the effects end and the buff goes on cooldown.