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Recommended Offensive Buff Sets (BaBS V1.8.4)

Nov 15, 2017
Recommended Offensive Buff Sets (BaBS V1.8.4)
  • Recommended Offensive Buff Sets

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    This is just a general guideline for the recommended buffs on any particular offensive 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 Offensive Buff Sets are generally situated towards DPS against Special Infected/Tanks.

    This Buff Set is situated towards DPS against Tanks.


    Offensive Assault COOP <top>
    • (SURV) Knife
    • (SURV) Goggles
    • (SURV) |Q| Piercing Bullets
    • (SURV) |E| Halloween Spirit
    • (SURV) Tank Slayer
    • (SURV) |E| Weak Point Spotter
    • (SURV) |E| Zapping Gun
    • (SURV) Tenacity
    • (SURV) Avenger
    • (SURV) |E| Berserk
    • (SURV) |V| Bird whistle
    • (SURV) |E| Pet
    • (SURV) |V| Assassin Drone
    • (SURV) |E| Sticky Bomb

    Weapons used in this buff set
    • Any Primary Weapon (Whichever your good with)
    • Pistols or Magnum

    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.
    • Halloween Spirit: +20% Increased damage against tanks and -20% reduced damage taken from them.
    • Tank Slayer: 350HP bonus damage against tanks every 3 seconds with ranged guns.
    • Weak Point Spotter: 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>
    • 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>
    • 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>
    • Avenger: After an infected kills one of your teammates, 3x damage to the assassin and can't be killed by it for 10 seconds. The bonus damage scales off over 10 seconds. If another teammate dies to the current revenge target, the effect time is reset. <You can have more than one revenge target> <Coop Only>
    • Berserk: 15% increased damage and ignore enemy defenses and immunities for 25 seconds. Dying ends the Berserk effect by putting it on cooldown. <Available in !buy menu> <Cooldown: 5 minutes> <Piercing immunities sets all attack bonuses for that shot to zero> <Coop Only>
    • Bird whistle: You can activate a bird whistle that calls a horde of crows to attack. Infected take damage for 5 seconds equal to: Common and Special: 1000 HP, Tier 1: 1% max health, Tier 2 or stronger: 0.4% max health. <Cooldown: 5 minutes, cannot be used in closed areas> <Coop Only>
    • Pet: You can spawn a Pet Charger once per map to seek and kill enemies. Deals 750HP in a punch. <Available from !buy> <Coop Only>
    • 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>
    • Sticky Bomb: Allows you to attach a device to tanks which will detonate after 30 seconds. Deals 15,000 true damage to it and any infected within 350 units. Survivors caught within explosion will take 15% of their maximum HP (Max: 1,000 HP) and be stunned for 5 seconds. Bomb fails if tank dies. Only 1 bomb can be attached at once. <Hold the USE key then shove the tank> <Subsequent uses on the same target halves damage up to 2 times> <Once per round> <Coop Only>

    Tips for effectively using this buff set
    • If you need to get in some extra damage or just need to get out of the way of the tank for a moment, be sure to stun the tank whenever your Zapping Gun is fully charged.
    • When any survivor dies, be sure to use the Berserk Buff if you have it available to allow yourself to deal massively increased damage to the tank for a limited amount of time.
    • Make sure to use the Bird whistle Buff against tanks that have a lot of HP for a lot of damage dealt every 5 minutes when possible. This will help to bring them down faster.
    • If you have not yet used your Sticky Bomb Buff, be sure to use it when no one else has used theirs on any tank alive to deal 15k damage to it. You can only use it once though so use it when you feel you really need to get the tank taken down.

    This Buff Set is situated towards being able to kill Special Infected easier.

    Fight with Fire COOP <top>
    • (SURV) Knife
    • (SURV) Goggles
    • (SURV) On Fire
    • (SURV) |Q| Piercing Bullets
    • (SURV) |E| Halloween Spirit
    • (SURV) Butcher
    • (SURV) Tank Slayer
    • (SURV) |E| Focused
    • (SURV) |E| Weak Point Spotter
    • (SURV) Tenacity
    • (SURV) Avenger
    • (SURV) |E| Berserk
    • (SURV) |E| Flaming Sword
    • (SURV) |E| Helping drone

    Weapons used for this Buff Set
    • AWP (Arctic Warfare Police) / SCOUT
    • 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.
    • On Fire: 1% chance of setting any infected on fire.
    • 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.
    • Halloween Spirit: +20% Increased damage against tanks and -20% reduced damage taken from them.
    • Butcher: Target takes 1% of current health as bonus damage on melee weapon hit.
    • Tank Slayer: 350HP bonus damage against tanks every 3 seconds with ranged guns.
    • Focused: 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>
    • Weak Point Spotter: 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>
    • 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>
    • Avenger: After an infected kills one of your teammates, 3x damage to the assassin and can't be killed by it for 10 seconds. The bonus damage scales off over 10 seconds. If another teammate dies to the current revenge target, the effect time is reset. <You can have more than one revenge target> <Coop Only>
    • Berserk: 15% increased damage and ignore enemy defenses and immunities for 25 seconds. Dying ends the Berserk effect by putting it on cooldown. <Available in !buy menu> <Cooldown: 5 minutes> <Piercing immunities sets all attack bonuses for that shot to zero> <Coop Only>
    • Flaming Sword: Sets your Katana, Machete or Golf Club on fire, making it instantly ignite the infected it hits and deal a mixture of fire and melee damage instead of just melee damage. Pierces melee weapon attack defenses by 10%.
    • Helping drone: Summons Helping drone to shoot nearby infected. Deals 60 true damage every 0.6 seconds on any common and special infected. It prioritizes special infected but may not prioritize ones trapping you. <Coop Only> <Incompatible with Assassin Drone Buff>

    Tips for effectively using this buff set well
    • The best way to kill Special Infected quickly is with the use of fire. Use a faster fire rate weapon to get more chances in less time for the On Fire Buff effect to work.
    • The Focused Buff increases your headshot damage dealt against Special Infected and is increased more every time you kill any Special Infected with a decapitation or a headshot kill. Be sure to kill Special infected this way often so you can have an easier time when going up against Uber Special Infected.