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Defensive Buffs1 (BaBS V1.7)

Nov 15, 2017 at 3:23 PM
Defensive Buffs1 (BaBS V1.7)
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    Defensive Buffs decrease the damage that you take from certain sources. These can be against Common Infected, Special Infected or a particular type of tank damage. There are some buffs however that have other useful purposes for supporting you or the team with increased survival out there on the field against infected.

    1. Anger Ignition

    Description:
    When you are hit by an infected, there is a 1% chance that you ignite everything around you due to your boiling fury.
    <Your teammates receive 1HP fire damage from this>


    Positives
    + You can ignite everything around you in a small radius on fire, be it Common Infected, Special Infected and even tanks that are not immune to fire.
    + You can potentially save yourself from death in both COOP and VS if your near dead while incapacitated


    Negatives
    - The effect of the buff has an extremely low chance to activate, even then it won't always activate all the time while Common Infected are constantly attacking you.
    - It isn't the most useful defensive buff and while it may be a more useful VS buff, can be swapped out for other useful defensive buffs.


    Explanation
    The fueling anger inside you just waiting to be released, when a Common Infected hits you to the point where that line breaks it'll make them and all other infected around instantly burn till they are dead. You can also potentially save your own live a few times with this buff when it needs to come in handy. Though it has a low chance to activate and there are better defensive buffs that have more usefulness than this one.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    On Infected hitting you, 1% chance to ignite everything around you. <Teammates receive 1HP damage>

    2. |P| Mutation Shield (Expires) <top>

    Description:
    This buff will make your body generate special antibodies against the mutation bacteria, blocking the Mutation skill.

    Positives
    + You are able to prevent the Mutation Bad Status Effect from affecting you in most cases

    Negatives
    - The Mutation Shield Buff cannot block common bad status effects, making it not the best Defensive Buff in the Defensive Buff Set

    Explanation
    You hate getting mutated right? well you should get the Mutation Shield Buff if you want to prevent it. The Buff effect will let you block the mutation skill from the special infected on versus and the Shaman Tank's mutation skill. You can't block the common bad status effects here though, making it a less useful Defensive Buff in the Defensive Buff Set

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    Protection against Mutation Bad Status Effect.

    3. Car Explosion Resistance <top>

    Description:
    You will be shielded from car explosions, unless you provoke them.

    Positives
    + If anyone explodes a car near you, you will take absolutely 0 damage from it and won't suffer any of the effects. This also applies when a tank explodes the car.

    Negatives
    - If you provoke the car explosion, you will not have the effects of the Explosion Resistance buff from any source.
    - A more useless buff, you only rarely experience the effects of the buff once per chapter.


    Explanation
    Oh no! a car is going to explode near you and you might die from it! you also did nothing to the car and pray for dear life you survive, what do you do?
    Equip the Explosion Resistance Buff to save yourself from death and to live on to fight another day. If a tank explodes the car, no worries, you don't explode along with it. If you do prove the car to explode though, you don't get shielded from its effects. It is also one of the least used Defensive Buffs in the Defensive Buff Set.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    No effect from car explosions when not provoking them.

    4. |Q| Poison Shield (Expires) <top>

    Description:
    Prevents you from getting poisoned for a whole month by injecting antibodies to yourself.

    Positives
    + You are protected from being poisoned in any way for 30 days.

    Negatives
    - Only protects you from the poison bad status effect. You aren't protected from other bad status effects, making this buff less useful in the Defensive Buffs list.

    Explanation
    The Poison Shield Buff will protect you from being poisoned for 30 days. Hate being killed as a low level by the effects of poison? don't like the poison tank harassing you with the effect constantly? or just want good protection from it in Versus? it protects you from that bad status condition from all of those sources and more. However, since this buff can't protect you from anymore than the poison bad status effect, this buff is considered to be less useful in the Defensive Buff list.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    Protection against Poison Bad Status Effect.

    5. Shaman Handler <top>

    Description:
    Reduces damage received by Shaman or Supreme Shaman tanks by 90%
    Warning: If you get mutated, the buff will stop working!


    Positives
    + Massive damage reduction from most of Shaman's attacks and Supreme Shaman's attacks is extremely helpful when it comes to tanking these tanks.
    + You can lure the Shaman or Supreme Shaman tank and receive little to no harm at all, this is a very effective way of allowing free damage to come onto the tanks and to lure them away from you when you need a break.
    + One of the best buffs out there for tanking as a Defensive Buff Set user, if your tanking this buff is as important as the Knight Handler Buff


    Negatives
    - If you get inflicted with the Mutated Bad Status effect, the buff wont work until you are rid of the effect. If you want to partially prevent that though, use the Mutation Shield Buff to help you out a bit.

    Explanation
    The Shaman Handler Buff is a means of tanking damage from most of Shaman's and Supreme Shaman's abilities. Of cause though, to be able to take the full advantage of tanking on this damage you would need to be able to lure the tank over to you. At the very least while this causes little harm to you, with the exception of the supreme shaman's drain ability, it also allows for free damage to be dealt on the tank and to also give you a break from luring the tank. It's considered one of the best defense buffs out there alongside the Knight Handler buff. Though it has a small setback to it where if you do get mutated, the buff itself will stop working for you. A good way to solve that partially is by equipping the Mutation Shield buff. It does provide protection from the mutation bad status effect but you won't be fully immune to it.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    90% reduced damage taken from Shaman/Supreme Shaman Tanks. Buff stops working if you are mutated.

    6. Knight Handler <top>

    Description:
    Reduces damage received by Knight or Supreme Knight by 90%
    Warning: If you get mutated, the buff will stop working!


    Positives
    +Massive damage reduction from most of Knight's and Supreme Knight's attacks is extremely helpful when it comes to tanking these tanks.
    +You can lure the Knight or Supreme Knight tank into a corner to receive little harm at all. This is a very effective way of allowing free damage to come onto the tanks and to lure them away from you when you need a break.
    + One of the best buffs out there for tanking as a Defensive Buff Set user, if your tanking this buff is as important as the Shaman Handler Buff


    Negatives
    - If you get inflicted with the Mutated Bad Status effect, the buff wont work until you are rid of the effect. If you want to partially prevent that though, use the Mutation Shield Buff to help you out a bit.

    Explanation
    The Knight Handler Buff is a means of tanking damage from most of Knight's and Supreme Knight's abilities. You need to understand that in order to properly be able to tank on the damage dealt by these tanks, you need to be able to lure them over to a corner where you will be. It's considered to be one of the best defensive buffs out there alongside the Shaman Handler buff. If you do get inflicted with the mutated bad status effect however, the buff won't work for you until you have gotten rid of it. To partially protect yourself from this bad status effect, you can equip the Mutation Shield that will give you protection. You can't be immune to the Mutation though.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    90% reduced damage taken from Knight/Supreme Knight Tanks. Buff stops working if you are mutated.

    7. Guardian Moustachio <top>

    Description:
    Grants 5 seconds of moustachio bless if lethal damage is taken. Moustachio bless will block any damage you take, except for fall damage.
    <Works only once per round>


    Positives
    + If you are about to die from a lethal attack that would kill you, moustachio bless blocks that damage and prevents you from dying.
    + The effect of the buff can be used to save yourself dying while as an incapacitated survivor in COOP or VS, especially when you take increased damage.


    Negatives
    - The effect of the buff only works once per round. It also won't work when you take fall damage.

    Explanation
    Need to save yourself from death? Do you fear getting killed and you know your about to die? Let the Guardian Moustachio Buff grant you a few seconds of invulnerability to save you from the infected attacks. As long as you can be alive to live another day, you will know this effect can activate in a tight situation, though it can only occur once then. If you do take any lethal fall damage, the Moustachio Bless effect will not work.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    Gives 5 seconds of Moustachio Bless if lethal damage is taken. <Works only once per round>