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Equipment Buffs1 (BaBS V1.7)

Nov 15, 2017 at 3:27 PM
Equipment Buffs1 (BaBS V1.7)
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    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.

    1. 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.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    Throw 2 projectiles instead of one.

    2. Knife <top>

    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.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    Gives you a knife that can be used to release yourself from Special Infected, usable after 1 second of being trapped using the ZOOM button.

    3. Hidden Magnum <top>

    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.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    Gives Magnum on Incapacitation.

    4. Grenade Trap <top>

    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.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    Setup traps on the floor using your throwable by crouching and hitting the melee button (Right Click). Can only have 3 traps up at the same time and can only have 3 traps of the same type per round.

    5. Cheap Goggles <top>

    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.

    Benefits in Buff Sets
    Protection from mud and blood. Bile still blinds you.

    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.

    6. Heat Missile <top>

    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. The seeking only works on special infected within 1000 units range at the time of firing.
    <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.
    - being too far away from any nearby Special Infected makes the effect of the Grenade Launcher projectiles being able to seek out any infected useless.


    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. It is also a good thing to remember that if the grenade launcher projectile isn't seeking any special infected out, then you may be too far away from any nearby Special Infected at the time that you fired it.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    20% reduced movement speed. Grenade Launcher projectile seeks out for 1000 units at the time of firing from position. <Not recommended for VS>

    7. Floral Grenade Launch <top>

    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!

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    Fires 10 additional projectiles that block Ice Shield Clan Benefit on first grenade launcher shot. COOP: Grenade Launcher becomes unusable for 10 seconds after firing first shot.