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Offensive Buffs2 (BaBS V1.8)

Nov 15, 2017 at 3:22 PM
Offensive Buffs2 (BaBS V1.8)
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    8. Butcher

    Description:
    You deal 1% of the target's current health on hit with melee weapons as bonus damage.
    <Only works with targets that take melee damage>

    Positives
    +You can deal additional melee damage, the additional damage you do is higher the more HP an infected has.
    +Can be combined with other melee buffs to make it a useful melee based Buff Set

    Negatives
    - Any tanks that have the effect of breaking melee weapons when you hit them negate the buff effect.
    - Can be swapped out for more useful Offensive buffs, considering it's not that useful for a melee buff.

    Explanation
    The Butcher Buff is your more viable to go to option when dealing with special infected that have high hp or when attacking the Duelist Tank in close range. While it can be combined with other melee buffs to make melee weapons quite useful, any tanks that do break melee weapons when you hit them make this buff entirely useless to use against them, therefore it isn't the best of the offensive buffs either.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    Target takes 1% of current health as bonus damage on melee weapon hit.

    9. Tank Slayer <top>

    Description:
    You deal 350HP bonus damage to tanks as a critical shot. Effect is available each 3 seconds and can only be triggered with ranged guns.
    <Coop only>


    Positives
    +One of the best offensive buffs out there that is useful to have on Offensive Buff Sets
    +Despite it saying it only affects ranged guns, it also works with shotguns nicely.
    +A good buff to boost your damage against tanks with.


    Negatives
    - Not a useful buff in other Buff Sets like Healer, Support and Defensive.

    Explanation
    The Tank Slayer Buff is a good buff to use when you battle just about any tank, no matter what it is you will be able to deal out additional damage every few seconds to make defeating it easier. One fact to know is that despite the buff saying it only works with ranged guns, it's also known to have worked with shotguns, making these weapons even deadlier on tanks. Its a MUST HAVE on Offensive Buff Sets, but not so much on most other non-offensive Buff Sets.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    350HP bonus damage against tanks every 3 seconds with ranged guns.

    10. Intense Fire <top>

    Description:

    Infected ignited by you will receive 1% of the victim's health as bonus damage per fire tick.
    <No effect on tanks>

    Positives:

    + Infected take 1% of their HP as bonus damage per fire tick while on fire.

    Negatives:

    - The effect of the buff won't work on tanks.

    Explanation:

    When you want the fire to burn hotter and harder than ever on the infected, the Intense Fire Buff makes it so that the infected take increasing fire damage per fire tick overtime. It can be combined with other Buffs that give the fire effect with either a chance or on hit to make it easier for you to survive and to make the usage of other weapons a good deal. The Buff effect will only apply however when YOU ignite the infected in any way, not when its already ignited by someone else. It is overall a less useful Buff if you aren't relying on a throwable based Buff Set.

    Benefit in Buff Sets

    Infected take 1% of their HP as bonus damage while on fire. <No effect on tanks>

    11. Regeneration Outage <top>

    Description:
    Disables any regeneration skills and buffs of infected after a successful headshot for 5 seconds.
    <Does not work with tanks>


    Positives
    + You can kill the infected when they go to hide, not realizing that their regeneration is disabled.

    Negatives
    - The headshots tend to kill the special infected properly, therefore not letting the buff doing its job right.
    - A less useful Offensive Buff in the Offensive Buff Set


    Explanation
    You see a special infected running away from you with low HP, what buff do you use to disable his regeneration? Regeneration outage buff gets the job done when you get a headshot into him, preventing this special infected from regenerating health for a short amount of time, allowing you to find him/her and kill him before the regeneration on him/her works again. This buff is less useful overall as it is a VS specific buff and the headshots inflicted on the special infected may kill him/her instead and not let the buff do its job.

    Benefits in Buff Sets
    Headshots on Special Infected disable regeneration for 5 seconds.

    12. |E| Focused <top>

    Description:
    Headshots against Special Infected grant a bonus of 100% extra damage. For each subsequent SI kill, you gain 25% bonus headshot damage.
    <Max bonus damage: 400%>
    <No bonus damage to Tanks>
    <Coop Only>


    Positives:
    + You deal a large amount of additional damage with headshot hits against special infected. This increases with each special infected headshot kill up to an extreme amount of additional damage.
    + Useful buff to have if you want a quicker way to earn bounty.


    Negatives:
    - The Focused Buff only affects the headshot damage dealt to the infected, tanks aren't affected.
    +/- The headshot Damage on normal special infected (Non-Uber Infected) will normally instantly kill them. However it's usefulness isn't lost in Versus by a lot.


    Explanation:
    The Focused Buff lets your headshots a large amount of damage to special infected. For every Special Infected killed with a headshot, this additional damage can be increased up to an extreme amount of additional damage. Can be quite a useful buff to have on your side if you are using a buff set based around earning bounty quicker. Just don't forget that the buff effect only works on infected that aren't tanks. While the headshot damage dealt to normal special infected may seem to kill them off in COOP and VS, you will find that having the buff effect will leave your better off with the headshot damage dealt to specials when they have a 30% damage reduction from the upgrades in Versus.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    Headshots deal 100% additional damage against Special Infected. Each subsequent SI kill increases it by 25%. <Max: 400%> <No additional damage on Tanks> <Coop Only>


    13. |E| Tank Party Crasher <top>

    Description:
    The presence of multiple tanks excites you and makes you more effective. You deal 20% more damage for each extra tank.
    <Coop Only>


    Positives:
    + Increased Damage for each extra tank alive.
    + When the Buff is in effect it is very useful with the Offensive Buffs in the Offensive Buff Set.


    Negatives:
    - When there is only 1 tank, the Buff effect won't work.

    Explanation:
    The Tank Party Crusher Buff lets you deal more damage for each extra tank that is alive other than the 1st tank spawned. When this Buff is in effect, you can combine it with the Offensive Buffs in the Offensive Buff Set to make this buff even more useful to use with. However, if there is only 1 tank to fight, the Buff won't work.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    20% additional damage for each additional tank after the 1st. <Coop Only>

    14. |E| Weak Point Spotter <top>

    Description:
    Allows you to randomly inflict critical hits on your targets that will ignore their defenses and immunities
    <Chance: 3%>
    <Piercing immunities sets all attack bonuses for that shot to zero>
    <Coop Only>


    Positives:
    + You have a chance to inflict critical hits on your targets that will ignore their defenses and immunities.
    + The Buff is more useful with shotguns rather than with other weapons overall.
    + A recommended buff to have for Offensive Buff Sets


    Negatives:
    - Low chance to activate the Buff effect, making the Buff less useful on lower fire rate and lower ammo weapons.
    - Piercing immunities sets all attack bonuses for that shot to zero.


    Explanation:
    Just like Team Fortress 2 where you have a random chance to inflict random critical hits on your target, this game now has a Buff to let you do so. The Weak Point Spotter Buff lets you have a chance to inflict critical hits on your targets that ignore their defenses. This Buff is considered to be more useful with shotgun weapons rather than other weapons in general due to the shotguns firing out pellets per shell, giving more chances to get the Buff effect working. However it is seen as a recommended buff to have for any Offensive Buff Sets you use. Since there is a low chance of having the Buff effect activate however, the Buff is less useful with weapons that have lower ammo counts and lower rate of fire. Also piercing immunities sets all attack bonuses for that shot to zero.

    Benefit in Buff Sets
    Allows you to randomly inflict critical hits that ignore defense and immunities on hit on target. <Chance: 3%> <Piercing immunities sets all attack bonuses for that shot to zero> <Coop Only>