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Equipment Buffs (BaBS V1.3.5)

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

    Equipment Buffs will make your weapons much more effective in battle when you combine them together into a much more powerful weapon. These Buffs can range from giving your weapons an ability to make them more useful or to give them more ways of being effective in most situations overall.

    Double Projectile

    Description:
    You will throw 2 pipe bomb and vomit jar projectiles instead of one.

    Positives
    + You can throw double the normal amount of pipe bomb and vomit jar projectiles instead of one
    + Can be combined with other throwable related Buffs to make using Molotovs/Pipe bombs and Vomit Jars more useful
    + Good Equipment Buff to equip on some Buff Sets


    Negatives
    - The Buff Effect won't work with molotovs
    - Depending on your Buff Set, can be swapped out for more Useful Buffs if you are Buff Set isn't based around throwables.


    Explanation
    You can have double the explosions, double the gas and double the damage. This also means increased damage and increased range with the Double Projectile Buff because it lets you have two pipe bomb and vomit jar projectiles thrown instead of one. You can combine this buff with other useful throwable related Buffs to make using throwables a more worthwhile play style. It is also a Good Equipment Buff to be using on some Buff Sets if you prefer a throwables play style. If you don't though this Buff can be swapped out for more useful buffs. The buff effect is known to not work with Molotovs.

    Knife

    Description:
    Gives you a knife that can be used to release yourself from an SI attack once. You can use your knife after 1 second of being trapped using the ZOOM button.

    Positives
    + You can free yourself from trapping infected that attacked you and instantly kill them, depending on the type of knife used.
    + You can equip the Knife Bag Equipment Buff and the |E| Knife Recycle Utility Buff on your Buff Set to help you survive another attack when you get trapped again by special infected.
    + Best ESSENTIAL Buff to have equipped at all times!


    Negatives
    - The Knife Buff can be countered by the Knife Deflection Buff in Versus if timed right.
    - You only have a limited number of Knife uses against the special infected, be careful when you use them and use them wisely.


    Explanation
    The Knife Buff is one of the most ESSENTIAL Buffs to have equipped at all times, when playing mgftw! It would be quite dumb enough for someone to have it equipped and its crucial low level players get the Knife Buff ASAP when they join mgftw for the first time. You can use it to free yourself from trapping infected that attacked you and instantly kill the attacking infected, depending on the knife used. You can also use this buff alongside the Knife Bag Equipment Buff and the |E| Knife Recycle Utility Buffs to make your survival more guaranteed on COOP. However you must watch out for the fact that you only have a limited number of knife uses, so use your knives wisely before they run out. They can also be countered if the attacking special infected times it right in the DEFLECTIVE STANCE while having the Knife Deflection Buff equipped on Versus.

    Hidden Magnum

    Description:
    When incapacitated, a Magnum is given instead of a pistol.

    Positives
    + Your Pistols are replaced with a Magnum, which is better when you go down while holding a melee weapon, rather than a pistol.
    + Much better chance of surviving while incapacitated when infected can be killed easily using Magnum.


    Negatives
    - Not the best Equipment Buff out there, it can be replaced by other Good Buffs in Some Buff Sets, also due to its one only use.

    Explanation
    When your incapacitated, you would want to survive better, rather then go out dying. Thats where the Hidden Magnum Buff comes in. It will give you a Magnum which is alot better while incapacitated than other weapons in the same state. It also means you have an increased chance of surviving where you can kill infected easily. It isn't exactly the best Equipment Buff out there though since it can be replaced by other good and useful Buffs in Some Buff Sets due to its low uses.

    Grenade Trap

    Description:
    You can setup traps for the infected on the floor using your throwable. Aim the floor while crouching and hit the Melee Button (Right Click) in order to set up the trap. Limitation: You can only leave up to 3 traps at the same time and can only create 3 traps of each type per round.

    Positives
    + You can foil the infected's plan to kill you all by setting up traps on the floor using your throwable, they can only be activated by infected.
    + You can setup more than 1 trap on the floor, regardless of the type of throwable, up to 3 traps of each type per round.


    Negatives
    - The traps do not have the feature of automatically activating after a set amount of time or activating when your too far away unlike other kinds of Buffs, be careful where you place the traps!
    - You can only leave up to 3 traps on the floor at the same time and cannot put anymore down till traps activate.


    Explanation
    Need some help to foil the infected's plans before they are used to kill you and your team? Use the Grenade Trap Buff to setup throwable traps on the floor that can be activated when infected are near them. You can also setup more than 1 trap on the floor, regardless of the type of throwable, up to 3 of each type of throwable can be set as traps per round. Two bad things to note are that this Buff has the lack of auto-activating traps (timing them to activate) or distance activating traps which make it easy for the infected to notice that. You can also leave only up to 3 traps on the floor at the same time and cannot place anymore down until they are activated.

    Cheap Goggles

    Description:
    Protects your eyes from mud and blood. Bile will still leave you blind.

    Positives
    + You can protect your eyes from mud and blood.

    Negatives
    - One of the most Least Useful Buffs in MGftw
    - Can be swapped out for the Goggles buff which also includes the effects of this Buff
    - This Buff doesn't protect you from Vomit Bile blindness


    Explanation
    You don't like swamps/getting blood in your eyes? Get yourself the Cheap Goggles Buff, it'll protect you from mud and blood. The Vomit Bile however will still leave you blind when it affects you. This Buff is also one of the least useful ones in MGftw and it can be swapped out for the Goggles Buff as a more powerful variant because it also includes the effects of this Buff.

    FACT from »SoD« XeroX [TB] about this buff: cheap goggles is kinda auto included in the german no violence version of l4d2. Not sure about mud but i think its not there either.

    Heat Missile

    Description:
    Installs a powerful digital device that allows your grenade launcher's projectile to chase the special infected by analyzing their internal heat. The weight of the device will reduce your base speed by 20% while its equipped.
    <Not recommended for versus>


    Positives
    + Your Grenade Launchers chase any special infected, including tanks and can do direct hits more easily.
    + Can be combined with other Grenade Launcher Buffs to make using Grenade Launchers worth it.


    Negatives
    - Ice Shield Clan Buff stops the effect of the Heat Missile Buff, making it useless on versus.
    - Good if your using Grenade Launchers, but when using any other weapon it isn't thanks to the small speed reduction.


    Explanation
    When you need your Grenade Launchers to be able to kill runaway Special Infected or ones in hiding, use the Heat Missile Buff. Its heat tracking properties allow it to track and direct hit any Special Infected including all tanks. It also can be combined with other Grenade Launcher Equipment Buffs to make using the weapon a more useful asset against the infected. If the Ice Shield Clan Buff is active however, it stops the heat missile Buff effect from working on versus while still giving you the speed reduction. While the Buff may be good for only Grenade Launchers it isn't good for any other weapon at all.

    Floral Grenade Launch

    Description:
    Fires 10 additional projectiles on your first grenade launcher shot. These projectiles override the Ice Shield clan buff and are deadly against any infected. In COOP: Causes your Grenade Launcher to be unusable for 10 seconds.

    Positives:
    + 10 additional projectiles are launched on your first grenade launcher shot.
    + Projectiles override the Ice Shield clan buff, very deadly against all special infected but the tank
    + Can be combined with other Grenade Launcher Buffs to make using Grenade Launchers worth it.


    Negatives:
    - Can only be used once per grenade launcher (or once per round)

    Explanation:
    If you want a powerful shot on your first grenade launcher attack, use the Floral Grenade Launch Buff to launch 10 additional projectiles at infected. They deal massive damage to the special infected and can override their Ice Shield clan buffs. It can also be combined with other Grenade Launcher Equipment Buffs to make using the weapon a good thing. Beware it can only be used once per grenade launcher so time it right, and use it for the right moment at the right time!

    Goggles

    Description:
    You will obtain goggles that will protect you from bile. This buff includes the "Cheap Goggles" buff effect.

    Positives:
    + Goggles that protect you from the vomit bile. a very useful thing to have!
    + The Buff also includes the "Cheap Goggles" buff effect.
    + One of the best ESSENTIAL high level Buffs in the Equipment Buff Set


    Negatives:
    - Nothing Really

    Explanation:
    You want the ultimate and the most expensive goggles that you can get out there in MGftw right? Go for the Goggles Buff! They now protect you from the vomit bile effect from boomers while also including the Cheap Goggles Buff effect. It is a MUST HAVE ESSENTIAL Buff on the Equipment Buff Set. Although it won't protect your vision from experiencing crazy things that happen on your screen xD.

    Seeking Grenade

    Description:
    Allows your pipe bomb to seek for special infected. The grenade will take 10 more seconds than usual to detonate but will deal 300HP flat damage (Upgrade, skills and buffs will not affect the damage), plus 50HP multiplied by the amount of common infected killed between the time it is thrown and the time it detonates.
    <Incompatible with Frag Grenade buff>
    <Not affected by Extra Powder buff>


    Positives:
    + Allows your pipe bomb to deal alot of damage for each Common Infected you kill while the pipe bomb is thrown.
    + Flat Damage ignores the effects of tank defenses (including from abilities unless that ability blocks damage from said source) as well as upgrades/skills/buffs.
    + Useful Equipment Buff depending on how you want your pipe bombs thrown. Can still be combined with the Freezing Grenade Equipment Buff to make the buff more effective.


    Negatives
    - Incompatible with Frag Grenade Buff, it won't work, simply put.
    - Won't be affected by the Extra Powder Buff.


    Explanation:
    Don't like having to have short detonation bombs or don't like frag grenade pipe bombs? the Seeking Grenade Buff has you covered! at the cost of 10 seconds longer arm time it deals massive damage to infected caught in the blast. You can add damage to the actual number dealt to infected by killing CI's which increase the pipe bomb damage by small amounts at a time before it explodes. The fact that this buff can deal Flat Damage means that it ignores the effect of tank defenses including those from abilities (only the ones that block explosive damage reduce damage to 0 as stated). This also applies to ignoring the effect of upgrades/skills/buffs. It is a useful piece of Equipment Buff to have with you depending on how you want to throw your pipe bombs, yet you can also combine it with the Freezing Grenade Equipment Buff to make this buff effective. Keep in mind that when you use the Extra Powder Buff that you watch out for this buff not being affected by it. It is also incompatible with the Frag Grenade Buff, it just won't work.

    Chainsaw Dumbass

    Description:
    Refills your chainsaw fuel by 5% of the maximum capacity on each common infected kill. Refills by 20% for each special infected kill.

    Positives:
    + Your Chainsaw Fuel can actually be refilled instead of the melee weapon being wasted. Making chainsaws a better reliable weapon.
    + Your Chainsaw Fuel gets refilled more if you kill Special Infected.


    Negatives:
    - If your chainsaw runs out of Chainsaw Fuel, the buff won't work anymore until you get a new chainsaw. making it useless without one.

    Explanation:
    RRRRR. RRRR. RRRRGGGHHHHH!!! Here comes the Chainsaw Dumbass Buff at your service! You can now actually refill up your chainsaws by killing infected, rather than letting it go to waste. Just remember that if the chainsaw runs out of Chainsaw Fuel, the buff is considered useless as it won't work without a chainsaw.

    Health Dispenser

    Description:
    Allows you to place a special device on the floor using your medikit that will heal nearby survivors by 30HP + 1% Max Health per second it will also cure them from any bad status conditions and trigger Moustachio Bless for 5 seconds when it is deployed.
    <Coop only, once per round, 14 seconds battery time>


    Positives
    + Health Regeneration while you are in range of the special device on the floor
    + All bad status conditions are cured per second if you had any. Can potentially save you from a frozen death from Freezing Tank
    + The Buff gives people within range immediate Moustachio Bless for 5 seconds when it is deployed.
    + One of the Best Healer's Buffs in MGftw


    Negatives
    - The Buff can only be activated once per round and has a 14 second battery time. Use it wisely and when required to save yourself at needed points.

    Explanation
    Wow! I feel so refreshed already​​​. The Health Dispenser Buff does give you that reaction by giving you Health Regeneration, clearing bad status effects and moustachio bless for a small amount of time. That's why its considered to be one of the best Healer's Buffs in MGftw of all the Healer's Buffs in the Healer's Buff Set. It only can be activated once per round for 14 seconds, so use it wisely! also use it at the most appropriate time when people need saving! it really helps to do just that.

    Knife Bag

    Description:
    Gives you a bag that allows you to carry an additional knife
    <Coop Only>


    Positives
    + You get to carry an additional knife on top of your current amount of knives.
    + A good Equipment Buff to be equipped in the Defensive Buff Set.
    + Can be combined with the |E| Knife Recycle Buff to make your live easier against smokers.


    Negatives
    - The Knife Buff must be equipped in order for the Knife Bag Buff to work. Useless without it.

    Explanation:
    Why can i only have a max of two knives? or wait there's a third one lying around somewhere... well that's the Knife Bag Buff people are talking about. With this Buff you can get yourself 1 additional knife on top of the current amount of knives you have. It's considered a good Equipment Buff to have equipped on the Defensive Buff Set for when you need more survival. Add the |E| Knife Recycle Buff as well to that Buff Set and you will have better luck surviving against smokers. Yet in order to take full effect of the Knife Bag Buff, you must have the Knife Buff equipped in order for the buff to work.

    Frag Grenade

    Description:
    Your pipebomb will instantly detonate upon collision.
    <Incompatible with Sticky Grenade buff>


    Positives
    + You can instantly detonate pipe bombs upon collision with anything, without waiting for it to detonate
    + Can be combined with other throwable Buffs that can work together to achieve a powerful pipe bomb blast.


    Negatives
    - Incompatible with the Sticky Grenade Buff. It won't work.

    Explanation
    Can a pipe bomb act as a grenade? Yes it can with the Frag Grenade buff. it makes it so that pipe bombs will now instantly explode on collision with anything anywhere. It can also be combined with other throwable Buffs to make for one powerful pipe bomb that can be thrown to cause a bomb blast attack. The Buff won't work with the Sticky Grenade Buff though so remember that.

    Advanced Grenade Launcher

    Description:
    Allows you to shoot 5 grenades with the grenade launcher before needing to reload. As a result, your reload speed with the Grenade Launcher is slowed by 225% (before modifiers).
    <Coop Only>


    Positives
    + Your clip size for the Grenade Launcher is increased, allowing you to shoot more than 1 Grenade Launcher projectile.
    + Works well with other Grenade Launcher Equipment Buffs to make the Grenade Launcher a powerful explosive weapon.


    Negatives
    - Immensely reduced reload speed with the Grenade Launcher.

    Explanation:
    The Advanced Grenade Launcher Buff is exactly a clip size upgrade that increases the amount of projectiles that your Grenade Launcher can hold. Combining this Buff with other useful Grenade Launcher Buffs will make the Grenade Launcher more powerful in battle and increase its effectiveness versus the infected. However, in order to make use of this buff effectively VS special infected and the tanks you are going to need to watch out for when it is the right moment to be reloading your grenade launcher since you will experience a far longer reloading time than normal while having this buff equipped.

    M60 Dumbass

    Description:
    Restores 2 bullets per common infected killed and 8 per special infected killed to the m60 machine gun
    <Coop Only>


    Positives
    + Your M60 rifle can now replenish ammo.
    + The amount of ammo refilled is increased if you kill any Special Infected


    Negatives
    - Not the best Equipment Buff because of its 1 weapon use buff, making it less useful in some Buff Sets where it can be swapped out.
    - You can only gain the effects of the Buff with the M60 Rifle. Nothing else will achieve it.


    Explanation:
    BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! eh its the sound of the M60, need ammo? No problem, the M60 Dumbass Buff has it sorted out. It will restore ammo to the M60 machine gun for each infected killed with more being restored for Special Infected kills rather than Common Infected kills. It's less useful in Buff Sets where the weapon used isn't the M60 and because of the Buff's one use. You also only gain the effects of the buff if you kill the infected using the M60 rifle. Nothing else can achieve it.

    Compressed Shell

    Description:
    Reloading one shell with any shotgun will fully reload it. The immense weight of the compressed shell will disable your reload speed upgrade and will double your reload time.

    Positives
    + You can now fully reload your shotgun after reloading just 1 shell.
    + Extremely useful with the Piercing Bullets Buff and other Offensive Buffs for when your using the shotgun.
    + One of the Best Equipment Buffs in MGftw


    Negatives
    - Your reload speed upgrade is disabled and your reload time with shotguns is doubled.
    - The Buff will only work with shotguns. useless with all other weapons.


    Explanation:
    You just love using shotguns just like the admins? OF CAUSE YOU DO, no doubt about it. The Compressed Shell Buff lets you reload just 1 shell and have it turn into a fully reloaded shotgun. This feature makes the shotgun extremely useful with the Piercing Bullets Buff and other Offensive Buffs. That's why it's one of the best Equipment Buffs in MGftw. Just remember that your reload speed upgrade is disabled, with your reload speed doubled with shotguns. Since this Buff is also only for shotguns, it's useless with all other weapons.

    Dense Vomit Cloud

    Description:
    After throwing a vomit jar, the cloud that it leaves will continue to bile infected that pass through it.
    <Versus: It can only affect 3 special infected>


    Positives:
    + Throwing a vomit jar will spawn a vomit cloud where the point of impact was, this vomit cloud will continuously bile infected that pass through it
    + Good Equipment Buff to use if your using a throwable play style Buff Set


    Negatives:
    - Can be swapped out if you prefer a pipe bomb throwable play style buff set instead.
    - Only 3 Special Infected can be affected in Versus with the Buff effect.


    Explanation:
    The Dense Vomit Cloud Buff allows the vomit jar projectile thrown to emit a vomit cloud at the point of impact. This vomit cloud will continuously bile infected that pass through it until the vomit cloud wears off. It's a good buff to be using if you like to use throwables as a playstyle Buff Set. This Buff can be swapped out however if you prefer other Buff Sets like the ones with the pipe bomb Buffs. Also only 3 special infected can be affected by the effect of the Buff in Versus.

    Enhanced pills

    Description:
    40% of the health restored by taking pills will be permanent health.

    Positives
    + You can now give yourself Permanent Health back as well as temporary health gained from eating pills
    + Good Healer's Buff if you want to keep your health high at all times under a non-tenacity or Mindset Change Buff Set
    + You can continue to take pills even after you have reached maximum temporary health (you will still get permanent health back for eating pills)


    Negatives
    - The temporary health from pills will still wear off as normal.

    Explanation:
    Ohhhh.... Shit!..... Help me! Louis will give you a nice buff to make sure you help yourself.​​ That Buff is the Enhanced pills. You can give yourself permanent health back as well as giving yourself temporary health gained from eating pills. Another good feature is that even after you reach the maximum amount of temporary health, you can still take pills to give yourself permanent health back. That's why the Buff is considered to be a good Healer's Buff for when you want to keep your health high at all times under a non-tenacity or Mindset Change Buff Set. The temporary health from these pills eaten will still wear off as normal though.

    Freezing Grenade


    Description:
    Exchanges your pipe bombs for freezing bombs. infected caught in the explosion will become frozen or suffer speed reduction depending on how close they were to the explosion.
    <Freeze duration: 10 seconds (3 for tanks)>
    <You can't freeze ice tanks>


    Positives
    + Infected caught in the explosion will become frozen or suffer a speed reduction depending on how close they were to the explosion.
    + Special Infected can be frozen for a longer period of time over compared to tanks short period of time spent being frozen.
    + A good Equipment Buff if you want to combine it with the other pipe bomb Buffs to make your pipe bombs very deadly to infected.


    Negatives
    - The Freezing Grenade can't affect Ice Tanks at all.

    Explanation:
    You wanna blow and freeze stuff up? Let the Freezing Grenade Buff ka-boom! the enemies for you. The infected that get caught in the explosion get frozen or suffer a speed reduction depending on their distance to the point of impact. A Special Infected is not able to resist the effects of the freezing bad status effect and thus will be frozen for a long period of time compared to the high resistance that tanks have against being frozen, allowing these tanks to only be frozen for a short amount of time. It's a good Equipment Buff if your looking to combine it with other pipe bomb buffs to make your pipe bombs deadly against the infected. Just remember that you can't affect Ice Tanks in any way with the Freezing Grenade Buff effects.

    |E| Healing pipe bombs

    Description:
    Your pipe bombs heal nearby survivors by 15% of their maximum health upon detonation.
    <Coop Only>


    Positives
    + You can now heal nearby survivors by using pipe bombs that heal upon exploding.
    + When combining the Buff with the Frag Grenade Buff, these pipe bombs are way more effective in battle.
    + Good Healer's Buff if you want another way to heal rather than just your health items.


    Negatives
    - Bad idea to equip the Healing pipe bombs buff with the Seeking Grenade Buff, its not recommended.

    Explanation:
    No Medikit/Defibrillator or Pills/adrenaline? No problem, just use a pipe bomb. The Healing pipe bombs Buff will now let you heal nearby survivors within range of the point of explosion for a small amount of their maximum HP. It's a really effective buff when you combine it with the Frag Grenade Buff. Therefore it's considered to be a good Healer's Buff for when you need another way to heal with your items. Just remember that putting on the Seeking Grenade Buff is a bad idea as the buff effect doesn't work on infected and it wont have any effect on further away survivors.

    Unstoppable

    Description:
    Gives you a modified bulletproof vest and body parts that will make you immune to infected CC abilities. The weight of the equipment will reduce your movement speed by 15%, your damage by 25% and halve benefits from Fast Reload and Quick Switch upgrades.
    <Does not work if you are incapacitated>
    <Can't block bitch slap or tank punches>
    <Coop only>


    Positives
    + Full immunity to most Crowd Control abilities of the infected.

    Negatives
    - Small Reduction in Movement Speed and damage dealt to infected.
    - Fast Reload and Quick Switch upgrade benefits are halved.
    - The effect of the buff won't work if your incapacitated
    - Bitch slaps and tank punches cannot be blocked.


    Explanation:
    HAHAHAHA!!! NOTHING CAN TAKE ME DOWN NOW. The Unstoppable Buff allows you to make fighting against the infected much easier. With immunity to CC abilities you won't have to ever worry about ever using a knife buff ever again on those pesky and once annoying special infected. However, it'll make you take longer to get to places by reducing your movement speed and makes it harder for you to pass through those infected with largely reduced damage against them. Not only that, you might take longer to take down special infected, making it easier for them to get in there and damage you while your effectiveness with reloading and switching weapons is reduced. The effect disappears if your incapacitated though, making it easy for you to be attacked by special infected. Also, you cannot block the power of the bitch slaps from boomers, so if you think your safe from all karmas. think again!