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Recommended Defensive Buff Sets (BaBS)

Dec 18, 2017
Recommended Defensive Buff Sets (BaBS)
  • Recommended Defensive Buff Sets (BaBS V1.8.9)

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    This is just a general guideline for the recommended buffs on any particular defensive buff set that suits your playstyle. Remember, the buff sets have their strengths and weaknesses and may / may not be suited to whatever buffs you want on any offensive buff set you come up with.

    The Defensive Buff Sets are generally situated towards defense against Special infected/Tanks.

    The buff sets you will see here are:

    • Defensive Guardian COOP (Defensive defense against tanks Buff Set)
    • Fortified Survivor COOP (Defensive defense against special infected Buff Set)

    This buff set is situated more towards defense against Tanks.

    Defensive Guardian COOP <top>
    • (SURV) Knife
    • (SURV) Goggles
    • (SURV) Guardian Moustachio
    • (SURV) |P| Mutation Shield (Expires)
    • (SURV) Shaman Handler
    • (SURV) Knight Handler
    • (SURV) Group Morale
    • (SURV) General Tank Handler
    • (SURV) |E| Love is in the air
    • (SURV) Tenacity
    • (SURV) |E| Tank duelist
    • (SURV) |V| Acid neutralizer
    • (SURV) |V| Protective Bag
    • (SURV) |V| Enraging waves

    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 1 knife that can be used to release yourself from an SI attack once. Your knife can be used after 1 second of being pinned, by pressing ZOOM button.
    • Goggles: Obtain goggles that protect you from bile. Buff includes "Cheap Goggles" buff effect.
    • Guardian Moustachio: Gives 5 seconds of moustachio bless if lethal damage is taken.
      <Works only once per round>
    • Mutation Shield: Protection against Mutation Bad Status Effect.
    • Shaman Handler: -90% reduced damage taken from Shaman / Supreme Shaman Tanks. Buff will stop working if mutated.
    • Knight Handler: -90% reduced damage taken from Knight / Supreme Knight Tanks. Buff will stop working if mutated.
    • Group Morale: -1% reduced damage taken for every other survivor alive.
    • General Tank Hander: -0.12% reduced damage taken from tanks x current level.
      <Max buff defense percent: 90%>
    • Love is in the air: Allows you to select a teammate as a favourite in !buy menu. Chosen teammate receives -25% damage taken, but you take 1HP damage every time they get hit. Standing nearby your chosen teammate gives you 1HP every 5 seconds.
      <Effect disappears if you die>
      <1HP damage is not applied if the other survivor favourites you too>
      <Coop Only>
    • Tenacity: +2000 + 200 per level above 201 increased maximum HP. You instantly die when your HP reaches 0.
      <Health from medikits used is halved for each medikit used, down to 25% (100% -> 50% -> 25%)>
      <Players with Tenacity equipped have increased aggro from Tanks by 50%>
      <Coop Only>
    • Tank duelist: -20% less damage taken from tanks. +300% increased tank aggro to you.
      <Coop Only>
    • Acid neutralizer: After not taking acid damage for 8 (6 in VS) seconds. recover 50% (15% in VS) acid damage taken as HP back at a rate of 15% remaining recover HP every 0.5 seconds. Taking acid damage delays the healing.
      <Cannot regain health while incapacitated>
    • Protective Bag: Allows you to activate a special device for 8 (2 on VS) seconds. +immune to all sources of damage, but cannot attack or move. All infected will lose interest and in you and ignore you.
      <Cooldown: 5 minutes>
      <Must be on the ground to activate>
    • Enraging waves: Allows you to use a device. When activated all tanks around will immediately reset aggro and focus you for 10 seconds or until device is deactivated.
      <Cooldown: 3 minutes>

    Tips for effectively using this buff set
    • In order to make defending against the tanks work well for the team, make sure to let them aggro you instead of the other survivors so they can get in free damage on the tank.
    • If you know another survivor that wants to help you out with tanking tank damage, be sure to give them the Love is in the air Buff effect and see if they can also do the same for you. It really helps to have survivors together with benefits.
    • To make effective use of the Acid neutralizer Buff, don't go into the acid all of the time. Only do it when it is necessary to prevent the other survivors from getting affected.
    • If you want to force the tanks to go aggro another survivor because they are about to kill or do something bad to their current aggro target, activate the Enraging waves buff effect to let them come to you, then activate the Protective Bag buff as soon as they reach you to restart their aggro completely.

    This buff set is situated more towards defense against Special Infected, but can also be used against tanks in a way too.

    Fortified Survivor COOP <top>
    • (SURV) Knife
    • (SURV) Goggles
    • (SURV) Guardian Moustachio
    • (SURV) |E| Acid Protection
    • (SURV) Hope on Sight
    • (SURV) Group Morale
    • (SURV) Infected Swarm Protection
    • (SURV) It wasn't that high
    • (SURV) Mindset Change
    • (SURV) |E| Frozen Protection
    • (SURV) |V| Crush resistance
    • (SURV) |V| Persistence
    • (SURV) |V| War wounds
    • (SURV) |E| Promise

    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 1 knife that can be used to release yourself from an SI attack once. Your knife can be used after 1 second of being pinned, by pressing ZOOM button.
    • Goggles: Obtain goggles that protect you from bile. Buff includes "Cheap Goggles" buff effect.
    • Guardian Moustachio: Gives 5 seconds of moustachio bless if lethal damage is taken.
      <Works only once per round>
    • Acid Protection: -25% decreased slow and damage received from spitter's acid.
    • Hope on Sight: While incapacitated, if there is a nearby standing survivor, -50% decreased bleed out rate and -5% decreased damage taken +1% for each additional nearby standing survivor.
      <Buff only active while incapacitated>
    • Group Morale: -1% reduced damage taken for every other survivor alive.
    • Infected Swarm Protection: -3% reduced damage taken from common infected x amount of common infected within range.
      <Radius: 135 units>
    • It wasn't that high: -10% decreased fall damage caused by infected. +300HP increased needed damage to become ragdoll'd.
      <Coop Only>
    • Mindset Change: Allows you to be incapacitated an unlimited number of times. On each incap, max incap HP = 90% of previous value. Using a first aid kit restores it to full.
      <Coop Only>
    • Frozen Protection: Prevents instant death from Frozen Bad Status Effect. Dying while frozen still breaks you.
    • Crush resistance: -1 to 50% less damage taken from tanks while incapacitated depending on current HP. Higher current HP = more less damage taken.
    • Persistence: -50% less damage taken from all sources, x2 damage taken while incapacitated.
      <Reduces your maximum defense to 80%>
      <Does not affect fall damage>
      <Coop Only>
      <Incompatible with Tenacity Buff>
    • War wounds: After being revived from incapacitation caused by infected (friendly fire or self damage doesn't count) +40 + 8 per level above level 201 max HP for the rest of the round and be healed by the same amount.
      <Hanging revives don't count>
      <Coop Only>
    • Promise: +1000 increased max HP. On other survivor death to infected, -400 damage (- their level). This damage cannot incapacitate or kill.
      <Bots or survivors falling behind don't count>
      <You don't take damage if incapacitated>
      <Coop Only>

    Tips for effectively using this buff set
    • The more maximum health you get from being incapacitated, the better you will be able to tank the blows against tanks.
    • When fighting against the Freezing Tank, make sure you get frozen in a place where you are able to easily get out of the freezing nitrogen gas particles. If not, you might end up having a hard time escaping without someone using the Health Dispenser Buff on you.
    • If you want to allow other survivors to get free damage on a tank, get yourself incapped by the tank if it is still alive and allow yourself to be pounded. Just don't forget to get someone to help you up or self revive yourself before you get killed by the tank.