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Recommended Buff Sets Against Tanks (BaBS V1.7)

Nov 15, 2017 at 3:54 PM
Recommended Buff Sets Against Tanks (BaBS V1.7)
  • Recommended Buff Sets Against Tanks

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    This is for any recommended buff sets against certain tanks found within mgftw. Some of these buff sets may prove valuable due to the usefulness of a particular primary / secondary weapon / throwable against tanks.

    The recommended buff sets against tanks are generally situated towards 1 or more types of tank

    This buff set is suited for primarily tanking against most tanks that cannot affect you quite badly.

    Useful Against the following tier 2 and tier 3 tanks:
    Butcher, Hunter, Knight, Glutton, Splitter, Breeder, Infernal, Supreme Knight, Supreme Glutton
    Alright Against the following tier 2 and tier 3 tanks:
    Shaman, Corrosive, Reaper
    Less Useful Against the following tier 2 and tier 3 tanks:
    Frozen Drainer, Bloody, Freezing, Supreme Shaman, Fighter, Executioner, Supreme Bloody


    Balanced Power COOP <top>
    • (SURV) Knife
    • (SURV) Goggles
    • (SURV) |Q| Piercing Bullets
    • (SURV) Tank Slayer
    • (SURV) |V| Nihilism
    • (SURV) Guardian Moustachio
    • (SURV) Group Morale
    • (SURV) General Tank Handler
    • (SURV) |E| Love is in the air
    • (SURV) Tenacity
    • (SURV) |E| Tank duelist
    • (SURV) Avenger
    • (SURV) |E| Berserk
    • (SURV) Compressed Shell

    Weapons used in this buff set
    • Tactical Shotgun/Combat Shotgun
    • Any Secondary Weapon (Either pistols or melee, whichever your good with)

    Benefits of this buff set <top>
    • Knife: 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.
    • Goggles: Goggles that protect you from bile, mud and blood.
    • Piercing Bullets: 1% additional damage per bullet on same target. Effect reset when changing target, weapon or reloading, 3% additional damage on Magnum,AWP,Scout.
    • Tank Slayer: 350HP bonus damage against tanks every 3 seconds with ranged guns.
    • Nihlism: 1HP extra damage for each 3% missing HP. Having less than 10% of your maximum HP will double the damage.
    • Guardian Moustachio: Gives 5 seconds of Moustachio Bless if lethal damage is taken. <Works only once per round>
    • Group Morale: 1% reduced damage taken for every other survivor alive.
    • General Tank Handler: 0.12% reduced damage taken from all tanks, multiplied by your level. <Max: 90%>
    • Love is in the air: You can select a teammate to favourite. 25% reduced damage taken for teammate but you take 1HP damage everytime they get hit. If you are near your favourite teammate, you heal for 1 HP every 5 seconds. <Effect disappears if you die> <1HP damage is not applied if other survivor favourites you too> <Coop Only>
    • Tenacity: 2000 + (200 per level above 201) increased maximum health, you instantly die when HP reaches 0. Health received from medikits is halved, down to 25%. 50% Increased aggro to tanks. <Coop Only>
    • Tank duelist: 20% decreased damage taken from tanks. 300% Increased aggro to tanks.
    • Avenger: Deal 3x increased damage to the target who killed your teammate and you cannot be killed by it for 8 seconds. Effect time resets if another survivor is killed by the same target. <You can have more than 1 revenge target> <Coop Only>
    • Berserk: 15% increased damage and ignore enemy defenses for 25 seconds. Dying ends the Berserk effect by putting it on cooldown. <Cooldown: 5 minutes> <Coop Only>
    • Compressed Shell: Can fully reload shotguns with just 1 shell. Doubles reload time.

    Tips for effectively using this buff set
    • In order to be able to effectively tank the tanks, you need to let them get close to you so that you can deal maximum damage while at the same time taking the punches for a while before any other survivor gets hurt.
    • Some tanks such as the Shaman, Corrosive, Freezing, Fighter and Reaper Tanks cannot be easily tanked due to some of their abilities that make it hazardous fighting them up close. Therefore it is best to wait until they have used their close range abilities before going close range for a little while to deal damage.
    • Use your shotgun to it's fullest extent! Try not to reload when your weapon isn't empty so then you can get the full usage out of the shotguns.
    • If you need to take a break from tanking, or want to give a helping hand in damage dealing, get someone else to tank the tank, then do what you need to do afterwards.

    This buff set is suited against the Corrosive Tank for when you need to take him down effectively.

    Acidic Protection COOP <top>
    • (SURV) Knife
    • (SURV) Goggles
    • (SURV) |E| Zapping Gun
    • (SURV) Guardian Moustachio
    • (SURV) Group Morale
    • (SURV) |E| Fentanyl Injector
    • (SURV) General Tank Handler
    • (SURV) Tenacity
    • (SURV) |E| Advanced Morphine Injector
    • (SURV) |E| Tank duelist
    • (SURV) Health Dispenser
    • (SURV) Frag Grenade
    • (SURV) Freezing Grenade
    • (SURV) |V| Acid neutralizer

    Weapons used in this buff set
    • Any Primary Weapon (whichever your good with)
    • Any Pistol (whichever your good with)

    Benefits of this buff set <top>
    • Knife: 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.
    • Goggles: Goggles that protect you from bile, mud and blood.
    • Zapping Gun: Running around charges the pistol to full power. For each %, 10 Increased damage dealt. When the pistol is charged, the next shot also stuns for 2 seconds. Each successful shot resets charge to 0%. <Charged shot activates on special infected and tanks only> <The same target cannot be stunned within 10 seconds of another Zapping Pistol stun> <Gun recharge rate: 3% per second while running> <Coop Only>
    • Guardian Moustachio: Gives 5 seconds of Moustachio Bless if lethal damage is taken. <Works only once per round>
    • Group Morale: 1% reduced damage taken for every other survivor alive.
    • Fentanyl Injector: 3 HP/s regeneration after receiving damage from tanks until reaching full HP, while not poisoned, incapacitated or hanging.
    • General Tank Handler: 0.12% reduced damage taken from all tanks, multiplied by your level. <Max: 90%>
    • Tenacity: 2000 + (200 per level above 201) increased maximum health, you instantly die when HP reaches 0. Health received from medikits is halved, down to 25%. 50% Increased aggro to tanks. <Coop Only>
    • Advanced Morphine Injector: Heals 1% Missing HP every 5 seconds while not incapacitated, hanging from a ledge or poisoned. <Incompatible with Morphine Injector Buff> <Coop Only>
    • Tank duelist: 20% decreased damage taken from tanks. 300% Increased aggro to tanks.
    • Health Dispenser: Allows to place a healing device on the ground, 15 + 0.5% Max HP regen every second, clears bad status effects and gives Moustachio Bless for 5 seconds. <Hold medikit and shove floor while crouching to activate> <Duration: 14 Seconds> <Versus: 8HP per second, 1 second of Moustachio Bless, does not clear bad status effects>
    • Frag Grenade: Pipebombs instantly detonate on collision.
    • Freezing Grenade: Freezing Bombs which make infected become frozen or suffer speed reduction based on proximity. <Freeze Duration: 10 seconds (3 for tanks)> <You can't freeze ice tanks> <Incompatible with other buffs that change grenade contents>
    • Acid neutralizer: After not taking acid damage for 8 (6 seconds in VS) seconds. you recover 50% (15% for versus) of the acid damage taken at a rate of 15% remaining recovery health each 0.5 seconds. Taking acid damage will delay the recovery process. <Cannot regenerate health while incapacitated>

    Tips for effectively using this buff set
    • To avoid the acid from the Corrosive Tank most of the time, have your Zapping Gun pistol at full charge and a pipe bomb ready to be used on the tank in case you need to get away for any reason.
    • If you do get hit by the Corrosive Tank's acid and don't want to be affected by it again, sit it out for a few moments while the Acid neutralizer Buff replenishes half of your damage taken from it as health back to you.

    This buff set is suited against the Freezing Tank for when you need to get frozen and stay that way while everyone else can deal free damage to the tank, quickly killing it.

    Frozen Guardian COOP <top>
    • (SURV) Knife
    • (SURV) Goggles
    • (SURV) Guardian Moustachio
    • (SURV) Group Morale
    • (SURV) |E| Fentanyl Injector
    • (SURV) General Tank Handler
    • (SURV) Tenacity
    • (SURV) |E| Advanced Morphine Injector
    • (SURV) |E| Tank duelist
    • (SURV) |E| Frozen Protection
    • (SURV) Infirmary
    • (SURV) Healing Shocks
    • (SURV) Assassin Drone
    • (SURV) |V| Protective Bag

    Weapons used in this buff set
    • Any Primary Weapon (whichever your good with)
    • Any Secondary Weapon (whichever your good with)

    Benefits of this buff set <top>
    • Knife: 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.
    • Goggles: Goggles that protect you from bile, mud and blood.
    • Guardian Moustachio: Gives 5 seconds of Moustachio Bless if lethal damage is taken. <Works only once per round>
    • Group Morale: 1% reduced damage taken for every other survivor alive.
    • Fentanyl Injector: 3 HP/s regeneration after receiving damage from tanks until reaching full HP, while not poisoned, incapacitated or hanging.
    • General Tank Handler: 0.12% reduced damage taken from all tanks, multiplied by your level. <Max: 90%>
    • Tenacity: 2000 + (200 per level above 201) increased maximum health, you instantly die when HP reaches 0. Health received from medikits is halved, down to 25%. 50% Increased aggro to tanks. <Coop Only>
    • Advanced Morphine Injector: Heals 1% Missing HP every 5 seconds while not incapacitated, hanging from a ledge or poisoned. <Incompatible with Morphine Injector Buff> <Coop Only>
    • Tank duelist: 20% decreased damage taken from tanks. 300% Increased aggro to tanks.
    • Frozen Protection: Prevents instant death from Frozen Bad Status Effect. Dying while frozen still breaks you.
    • Infirmary: in place for throwable, equip 2 health items (First Aid Kit/Defib) at once. <Can't pick up second health item with throwable in hand, swap to other weapon first> <Pressing Zoom with current health item to swap between the two> <You drop secondary item on death or when round concludes>
    • Healing Shocks: With a defib equipped (doesn't have to be held) regen = other survivors (400 units), up to 10HP. Other survivors regen 33% of what you regen. <Can't heal while poisoned or incapacitated> <Incapacitated survivors don't count> <First equipping or taking 10+ damage from a single hit delays healing by 5 seconds> <regen can't go above 90% Max HP>
    • Assassin Drone: Assassin Drone shoots at Special Infected and Tanks, dealing 300 true damage every 4 seconds. Each additional shot on the same target deals 300HP additional damage (Max: 1500HP). <Coop Only> <Incompatible with Helping drone Buff>
    • Protective Bag: Allows you to activate a device to cover you with a strong bag for 8 (2 on versus) seconds. You become immune to ALL sources of damage but cannot attack or move. All infected lose interest and will completely ignore you. <Cooldown: 5 minutes> <Must be on the ground to activate>

    Tips for effectively using this buff set
    • When you see the freezing tank spawn, find where it is and try to aggro it into a corner. Then ONLY make yourself the only one to be frozen so that the tank can focus you down. It will really help with the free damage the others can deal to the tank.
    • If you end up getting low on HP, try not to remain frozen so that you are able to be healed by yourself or another survivor if you are in need of it. Dying while frozen will break you.

    This buff set is suited against the Glutton and Supreme Glutton Tanks for when you need to be able to quickly prevent the survivors from dying inside these tanks.

    Hunger Buster COOP <top>
    • (SURV) Knife
    • (SURV) Goggles
    • (SURV) |Q| Piercing Bullets
    • (SURV) Tank Slayer
    • (SURV) Zapping Gun
    • (SURV) Group Morale
    • (SURV) General Tank Handler
    • (SURV) Tenacity
    • (SURV) |E| Super Moustachio Bless
    • (SURV) |E| Tank duelist
    • (SURV) Shoving Expert
    • (SURV) Strength Burst
    • (SURV) Tactical Reload
    • (SURV) Health Dispenser

    Weapons used in this buff set
    • Any Primary Weapon (whichever your good with)
    • Any Pistol (whichever your good with)

    Benefits of this buff set <top>
    • Knife: 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.
    • Goggles: Goggles that protect you from bile, mud and blood.
    • Piercing Bullets: 1% additional damage per bullet on same target. Effect reset when changing target, weapon or reloading, 3% additional damage on Magnum,AWP,Scout.
    • Tank Slayer: 350HP bonus damage against tanks every 3 seconds with ranged guns.
    • Zapping Gun: Running around charges the pistol to full power. For each %, 10 Increased damage dealt. When the pistol is charged, the next shot also stuns for 2 seconds. Each successful shot resets charge to 0%. <Charged shot activates on special infected and tanks only> <The same target cannot be stunned within 10 seconds of another Zapping Pistol stun> <Gun recharge rate: 3% per second while running> <Coop Only>
    • Group Morale: 1% reduced damage taken for every other survivor alive.
    • General Tank Handler: 0.12% reduced damage taken from all tanks, multiplied by your level. <Max: 90%>
    • Tenacity: 2000 + (200 per level above 201) increased maximum health, you instantly die when HP reaches 0. Health received from medikits is halved, down to 25%. 50% Increased aggro to tanks. <Coop Only>
    • Super Moustachio Bless: After triggering Moustachio Bless, you become immune to crowd control for the duration. <Blocks: Pounce, Ride, Charge, Pummel, Tongue, Tank Punch, Ability CC> <Coop Only>
    • Tank duelist: 20% decreased damage taken from tanks. 300% Increased aggro to tanks.
    • Shoving Expert: Disables shove penalties.
    • Strength Burst: When activated for 8 seconds, you can shove any infected away and cannot be incapacitated. 20% reduced Maximum HP for 60 seconds, then 1% Max HP regen every 30 seconds afterwards. <Duration: 8 seconds> <Coop Only, once per round> <Tanks with less than 50000 HP cannot be shoved away>
    • Tactical Reload: Manual reloading gives 15% increased reload speed. <Cannot affect pistols, shotguns or grenade launcher>
    • Health Dispenser: Allows to place a healing device on the ground, 15 + 0.5% Max HP regen every second, clears bad status effects and gives Moustachio Bless for 5 seconds. <Hold medikit and shove floor while crouching to activate> <Duration: 14 Seconds> <Versus: 8HP per second, 1 second of Moustachio Bless, does not clear bad status effects>

    Tips for effectively using this buff set
    • In order to ensure that you and everyone can try to shove out whoever is inside the glutton or supreme glutton tank, it is best to aggro the tank into a corner so you can take minimal knockback when taking punch damage.
    • If you need to quickly shove someone out where there is a lot of room for knockback, be sure to stun the tank and aggro it into a nearby object so that the tank can stay in 1 spot for a short amount of time before it changes aggro.
    • Don't be afraid to heal if you think you need more time to shove a survivor out. The Super Moustachio Bless Buff which prevents knockback from tanks can be of great help in making the tank stay in 1 spot anywhere on the map for the duration of the buff effect if it decides to aggro you.