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Recommended Defensive Buff Sets (V1.8.3)

Nov 15, 2017 at 3:43 PM
Recommended Defensive Buff Sets (V1.8.3)
  • Recommended Defensive Buff Sets

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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.

    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) Tenacity
    • (SURV) |E| Tank duelist
    • (SURV) |E| Love is in the air
    • (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 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>
    • Mutation Shield: Protection against Mutation Bad Status Effect.
    • Shaman Handler: 90% reduced damage taken from Shaman/Supreme Shaman Tanks. Buff stops working if you are mutated.
    • Knight Handler: 90% reduced damage taken from Knight/Supreme Knight Tanks. Buff stops working if you are mutated.
    • Group Morale: 1% reduced damage taken for every other survivor alive.
    • General Tank Hander: +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>
    • Tank duelist: 20% decreased damage taken from tanks. 300% Increased aggro to tanks.
    • 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>
    • 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>
    • 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>
    • Enraging waves: Allows you to use a device that sends low frequency waves in a sphere. All tanks caught in the radius of the device will immediately reset their aggro and will focus you instead for 10 seconds or until you deactivate the device. The device has a cooldown of 3 minutes. <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) Mindset Change
    • (SURV) |E| Frozen Protection
    • (SURV) |E| It wasn't that high
    • (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 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>
    • Acid Protection: Decreases damage and slow received from acid by 25%.
    • Hope on Sight: While incapacitated, bleed out rate decreases by 50% and damage taken by 5% if standing teammate is nearby. Each additional standing survivor adds 1% damage reduction.
    • Group Morale: 1% reduced damage taken for every other survivor alive.
    • Infected Swarm Protection: 3% reduced damage taken from Common Infected multiplied by the amount around. <Radius: 135 units>
    • Mindset Change: You can be incapacitated an unlimited amount of times. Each Max Incap HP = 90% of previous value. First Aid Kit restores Maximum Incap HP to full. <Coop Only>
    • Frozen Protection: Prevents instant death from Frozen Bad Status Effect. Dying while frozen still breaks you.
    • It wasn't that high: Decreases fall damage caused by infected by 10% and increases needed damage for ragdoll by 300HP. <Coop Only>
    • Crush resistance: 1 - 50% decreased damage taken based on current Incapacitation HP. The higher your incapacitation HP the more damage blocked.
    • Persistence: 50% reduced damage taken while standing, but take double damage while incapacitated. <Reduces 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 (other methods do not count), gain 40 + 8 per level above 201) maximum health for the rest of the round and be healed by the same amount. <Hanging revives don't count> <Coop Only>
    • Promise: Increases your maximum HP by 1000. If any other survivor dies you take (400 - their level) as damage. Damage cannot incap 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.