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Recommended Offensive Buff Sets (BaBS)

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

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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.

    The buff sets you will see here are:

    • Offensive Assault COOP (Offensive DPS against tanks Buff Set)
    • Fight with Fire COOP (Offensive killing special infected quicker Buff Set)

    This Buff Set is situated towards DPS against Tanks.


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

    Weapons used in this buff set
    • Any Primary Weapon (Whichever your good with)
    • Any Pistol 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.
    • Piercing Bullets: On shooting same infected, +1% increased damage per bullet. Effect resets when changing target, changing weapon, or reloading. Bonus is tripled when using AWP / Scout sniper rifle or Magnum pistol.
    • Tank Slayer: You deal +350HP bonus damage to tanks every 3 seconds with ranged guns.
      <Coop Only>
    • Weak Point Spotter: Allows you to randomly ignore defenses and immunities on infected.
      <Chance: 3%>
      <Piercing immunities sets all attack bonuses for that shot to zero>
      <Coop Only>
    • Zapping Gun: You can charge pistol to maximum power. For each %, +10 bonus damage on next shot. When pistol is fully charged, shot also stuns target for 2 seconds. Each shot resets charge to 0%.
      <Charged shot activates on special infected and tanks only>
      <The same target can't be stunned within 10 seconds of another Zapping Pistol stun>
      <Gun recharge rate: 3% per second running>
      <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>
    • Avenger: On infected killing survivor, +300% increased damage dealt to the killer and cannot be killed by it for 10 seconds. Increased damage dealt scales down overtime. Effect time resets if killer kills again.
      <You can have more than one revenge target>
      <Coop Only>
    • Berserk: +15% increased damage and ignore defenses and immunities for 25 seconds. If you die, the effect ends and goes on cooldown.
      <Available in the !buy menu>
      <Cooldown: 5 minutes>
      <Piercing immunities sets all attack bonuses for that shot to zero>
      <Coop Only>
    • Bird whistle: Gives you a bird whistle to call crows to attack every second for 5 seconds. Common and special infected take 1000HP/s damage. Tier 1 tanks take 1% max HP damage. Tier 2 or stronger tanks take 0.4% max HP damage.
      <Cooldown: 5 minutes, cannot be used in closed areas>
      <Coop Only>
    • Dummy Rounds: Gives ranged weapons 20% chance not to consume ammunition. Cannot work with Grenade Launchers.
      <Incompatible with Deadeye Buff>
    • Pet: Allows you to spawn a charger pet. Charger pet deals 750HP damage to infected. Can only be spawned once per round.
      <Spawnable in the !buy menu>
      <If the pet is lost within 3 seconds, it can be respawned>
      <Coop Only>
    • Assassin Drone: Allows you to summon a assassin drone that shoots at special infected and tanks only, dealing 300 damage every 4 seconds on each shot. Each consecutive shot on the same target deals +300 additional damage (Max: 1500HP)
      <Coop Only>
      <Incompatible with other drones>
    • Sticky Bomb: Allows you to attach a explosive device to tanks that detonates after 30 seconds. Deals 15,000 true damage to infected within 350 units. Survivors affected take 15% (max: 1,000 HP) max HP damage and get stunned for 5 seconds. The bomb fails if tank dies. Only 1 bomb attachable at a time.
      <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) Butcher
    • (SURV) Tank Slayer
    • (SURV) Intense fire
    • (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
    • Any Primary Weapon (Arctic Warfare Police) / SCOUT
    • Any Melee Secondary Weapon (Either Pistols or Melee, 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.
    • On Fire: 1% chance of setting any infected on fire on each gun shot.
    • Piercing Bullets: On shooting same infected, +1% increased damage per bullet. Effect resets when changing target, changing weapon, or reloading. Bonus is tripled when using AWP / Scout sniper rifle or Magnum pistol.
    • Butcher: On melee hit, Infected take +1% of current HP as bonus damage.
      <Only works with target's that take melee damage>
    • Tank Slayer: You deal +350HP bonus damage to tanks every 3 seconds with ranged guns.
      <Coop Only>
    • Intense fire: Infected ignited by you take +1% of current HP as bonus damage per fire tick.
      <No effect on tanks>
    • Focused: +100% increased headshot damage vs special infected. On each subsequent special infected kill, +25% additional headshot damage.
      <Max bonus damage: 400%>
      <No bonus damage to Tanks>
      <Coop Only>
    • Weak Point Spotter: Allows you to randomly ignore defenses and immunities on infected.
      <Chance: 3%>
      <Piercing immunities sets all attack bonuses for that shot to zero>
      <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>
    • Avenger: On infected killing survivor, +300% increased damage dealt to the killer and cannot be killed by it for 10 seconds. Increased damage dealt scales down overtime. Effect time resets if killer kills again.
      <You can have more than one revenge target>
      <Coop Only>
    • Berserk: +15% increased damage and ignore defenses and immunities for 25 seconds. If you die, the effect ends and goes on cooldown.
      <Available in the !buy menu>
      <Cooldown: 5 minutes>
      <Piercing immunities sets all attack bonuses for that shot to zero>
      <Coop Only>
    • Flaming Sword: Sets your sword on fire, melee hits ignite and deal mixture of fire and melee damage to infected, pierces 10% of melee defense.
      <Works only with the Katana, Machete and Golf Club>
    • Helping drone: Allows you to summon a helping drone that shoots at nearby infected, deals 60 damage every 0.6 seconds. The drone shoots both common and special infected. It prioritizes special infected that are not pinning you down.
      <Coop Only>
      <Incompatible with other drones>

    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.