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Ability Buffs1 (BaBS V1.8)

Nov 15, 2017 at 3:26 PM
Ability Buffs1 (BaBS V1.8)
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    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.

    1. 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.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    Disables shove penalties.

    2. Deadly Shove <top>

    Description:
    Instantly kills any shoveable infected after shoving it. Works 3 times after leaving the saferoom. In Coop: Recharges once every 3 minutes.

    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
    + You can recharge Deadly Shove in COOP once every 3 minutes.


    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). You do have a bit of leeway should you waste your Deadly Shove charges since in COOP you can recharge it once every 3 minutes. 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.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    Instantly kills Special Infected after shoving them, works 3 times after leaving the saferoom. Coop: Recharges once every 3 minutes.

    3. Hyperactive <top>

    Description:
    After eating pills or using an adrenaline shot, your swing and move speed will increase by 10% for 15 seconds. During the duration of this effect, your swinging stamina will not decrease. Additionally, you are able to run through common infected during the duration.
    <Incompatible with Ninja Buff>


    Positives
    + 10% Increased melee attack speed and movement speed for 15 seconds.
    + 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
    + You will be able to run through common infected for the duration of the effect.


    Negatives
    - Nothing really.

    Explanation:
    The Hyperactive Buff increases your melee attack speed and movement speed by +10% 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. You can also run through the common infected for the duration of the effect, allowing you to reach places much faster. It's overall a Good Ability Buff to have on if you like being a melee weapon user.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    After using pills/adrenaline shot, 10% increase in swing and movement speed for 15 seconds. Your swing stamina cannot decrease and you can run through common infected for the duration. <Incompatible with Ninja Buff>

    4. Agitated Rescue <top>

    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.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    Allows you to run through common infected when the rescue vehicle arrives.

    5. |Q| Hunterized <top>

    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.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    Lets you jump like a hunter without crouching after killing 20 Special Infected in the current map. It can be disabled temporarily by double tapping your default walk key (SHIFT). <You don't take fall damage except in forbidden areas> <Coop Only>

    6. Avenger <top>

    Description:
    After an infected kills one of your teammates, you will deal triple damage to the assassin and won't be able to be killed by it for 10 seconds. The bonus damage scales off over the 10 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
    + After an infected kills one of your teammates, you will deal triple damage to the assassin and won't be able to be killed by it for 10 seconds.
    + If another teammate is killed by the current revenge target, the effect time is reset.
    + You can have more than one revenge target.
    + A useful buff for when the same infected kills survivors often.


    Negatives
    - The bonus damage scales off over 10 seconds.

    Explanation:
    Want to go get revenge for when one of your teammates die? Well go get them then with the Avenger Buff! After an infected kills one of your teammates, you will deal triple damage to the assassin and won't be able to be killed by it for 10 seconds. Plus if another teammates is killed by the current revenge target, the effect time is reset. You can have more than one revenge target. It is seen as a useful buff to have on for when you know it is the same infected that keeps killing the other survivors often. Just make sure that you can be accurate and quick with your attack since the bonus damage scales off over 10 seconds.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    After an infected kills one of your teammates, 3x damage to the assassin and can't be killed by it for 10 seconds. The bonus damage scales off over 10 seconds. If another teammate dies to the current revenge target, the effect time is reset. <You can have more than one revenge target> <Coop Only>

    7. |E| Zombie Erradicator <top>

    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.

    Benefits in Buff Set
    Common Infected instantly die from any bullet from any of your weapons.