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Recommended Support Buff Sets (BaBS)

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

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    This is just a general guideline for the recommended buffs on any particular support 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 support buff set you come up with.

    The buff sets you will see here are:

    • Engineer COOP (Support towards yourself and other survivors Buff Set)
    • Swordmaster COOP (Support with using melee weapons against infected Buff Set)
    • Self Saver COOP (Support by giving yourself a number of ways to save yourself Buff Set)

    The support buff sets are generally situated towards supporting you and the survivors against the infected in more than 1 way.

    Engineer COOP <top>
    • (SURV) Knife
    • (SURV) Goggles
    • (SURV) Ranged expert
    • (SURV) Tenacity
    • (SURV) |E| Zombie Erradicator
    • (SURV) Dummy Rounds
    • (SURV) |E| Ammo Dispenser
    • (SURV) Heavy Gunner
    • (SURV) |E| Bullet Scavenger
    • (SURV) Survival Payment
    • (SURV) Peanut Blessing
    • (SURV) Hunting Reward
    • (SURV) Helping drone
    • (SURV) Slaying Automata

    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.
    • Ranged expert: Rifles and machine guns ignore defenses of target, not affected by increased damage % from other buffs and -25% reduced fire rate (Flat attack bonuses still apply).
      <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>
    • Zombie Erradicator: Allows you to instantly kill normal common infected with any weapon.
    • Dummy Rounds: Gives ranged weapons 20% chance not to consume ammunition. Cannot work with Grenade Launchers.
      <Incompatible with Deadeye Buff>
    • Ammo Dispenser: You can buy an ammo pile to place on the floor through the !buy menu in miscellaneous section.
      <Dispenser cost: 20 bounty>
      <Coop Only>
    • Heavy Gunner: Miniguns/mounted machine guns in use by you never overheat, deal x2 damage, give -15% less damage taken.
    • Bullet Scavenger: +1% missing ammo given to primary weapon per second while running.
      <Does not work if incapacitated>
    • Survival Payment: After round begins, +1 bounty earned every 2 minutes.
    • Peanut Blessing: While under Moustachio Bless. +1 stack of peanut blessing for each bounty earning action. Additional bounty = x stacks, up to max of 3 stacks. Effect resets when Moustachio Bless ends.
    • Hunting Reward: On each special infected kill, +2% chance to get +1 additional bounty on bounty earning action.
      <Max: 30%>
    • 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>
    • Slaying Automata: Allows you to deploy a turret. Shoots at infected every second within 600 units, 180* arc, dealing 150 damage.
      <Turret can't be moved or removed, but can be rotated by pressing USE on it>
      <After turret is rotated, it cannot fire for a second>
      <Turret shuts down if idle for 20 seconds, anyone can press USE on it to wake it up>
      <Max 3 turrets at once, idle turrets will be removed in place of new ones>
      <Coop Only>

    Tips for effectively using this buff set
    • When you have 15 or more bounty, you can go to the miscellaneous section of the !buy menu and place down an ammo pile where you know it will be easier for survivors to reach ammo for.
    • If you want a moderate chance at earning additional bounty from killing Special Infected, be sure to kill 15 Special Infected for the maximum chance.
    • When placing down your Slaying Automata Buff, be sure to do it in a place where it will be useful to the survivors, against infected for support/survival or against tanks for helping out with the damage.

    This Buff Set is situated towards supporting the survivors by using melee weapons against infected.
    Consisting of a physical offensive/defensive build.

    Swordmaster COOP <top>
    • (SURV) Knife
    • (SURV) Goggles
    • (SURV) Butcher
    • (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) Hyperactive
    • (SURV) Avenger
    • (SURV) |E| Berserk
    • (SURV) |E| Deep Cuts

    Weapons used for this buff set
    • Any Primary Weapon (Whichever your good with)
    • Any 1 of 4 Melee Weapons (Axe, Katana, Machete, Knife)

    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.
    • Butcher: On melee hit, Infected take +1% of current HP as bonus damage.
      <Only works with target's that take melee 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.
    • Fentanyl Injector: Heals 3HP/s after receiving damage from tanks until you reach full health. Cannot be healed if poisoned or incapacitated.
    • General Tank Handler: -0.12% reduced damage taken from tanks x current level.
      <Max buff defense percent: 90%>
    • 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>
    • Advanced Morphine Injector: Heals 1% missing HP every 5 seconds while not incapacitated or hanging from a ledge. Cannot be healed if poisoned.
      <Incompatible with Morphine Injector Buff>
      <Coop Only>
    • Tank duelist: -20% less damage taken from tanks. +300% increased tank aggro to you.
      <Coop Only>
    • Hyperactive: On using pills/adrenaline shot, +10% increased swing and movement speed, swing stamina cannot decrease, able to run through common infected for 15 seconds.
      <Incompatible with Ninja Buff>
    • 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>
    • Deep Cuts: Allows sharp melee weapons (Axe, Katana, Machete, Knife) to ignore tank melee resistance and never break.
      <Coop Only>

    Tips for effectively using this buff set well
    • If you need to tank damage to prevent another player from dying or having something bad happen to them, aggro the tank over to you so you can reduce its damage dealt to you.
    • In order to be able to deal a lot of melee damage to any tank with the Berserk Buff active and Avenger Buff active whenever someone dies, take pain pills to give yourself the Hyperactive Buff effect and spam your melee attacks. You'll really wreck the tank easily.
    • Get Pain Pills often rather than other health items so that you can activate the Hyperactive Buff effect often when you need to use it.

    This Buff Set is situated towards being able to free yourself from any pinning Special Infected much easier. It is one of the ways you can support yourself against the infected by telling the other survivors to focus on saving you less when they may have more important things to do, though this should only be done as long as you still have ways to save yourself.

    Self Saver COOP <top>
    • (SURV) Knife
    • (SURV) Goggles
    • (SURV) Anger Ignition
    • (SURV) Guardian Moustachio
    • (SURV) |E| Enhanced Anger Ignition
    • (SURV) Tenacity
    • (SURV) |E| Super Moustachio Bless
    • (SURV) |E| Ex-Infected Mourn
    • (SURV) Unstoppable
    • (SURV) Knife Bag
    • (SURV) |E| Knife Recycle
    • (SURV) Helping drone
    • (SURV) |E| Duelist
    • (SURV) |E| Free Spirit

    Weapons used for this buff set
    • Any Primary Weapon (Whichever your good with)
    • Any Melee Weapon (Whichever your good with)

    Benefits of this buff set <top>
    • 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.
    • Anger Ignition: On Infected hitting you, 1% chance to ignite everything around you.
      <Your teammates receive 1HP fire damage from this>
    • Guardian Moustachio: Gives 5 seconds of moustachio bless if lethal damage is taken.
      <Works only once per round>
    • Enhanced Anger Ignition: On hit from any infected, 1% chance to ignite everything around you. Continuously ignites for 5 seconds dealing 30HP/s to infected.
    • 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>
    • Super Moustachio Bless: On triggering moustachio bless, become immune to crowd control for the effect duration.
      <Blocks: Pounce, Ride, Charge, Pummel, Tongue, Tank Punch, Ability CC>
      <Coop Only>
    • Ex-Infected Mourn: On being released from special infected, become unable to be trapped by same class of special infected. Effect lasts until different class of special infected traps you.
      <Coop Only>
    • Unstoppable: Gives you the ability to block CC abilities depending on your current HP. Chance of blocking CC ability = current health %. Lower HP = less likely chance.
      <Does not work if you are incapacitated>
      <Coop Only>
      <Buff doesn't work if rushing>
    • Knife Bag: You can carry an additional knife.
      <Coop Only>
    • Knife Recycle: You can keep knifes used against smokers.
      <Works only once in versus>
    • 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>
    • Duelist: While facing special infected with melee weapon in hand, they cannot trap you.
      <Must be in 750 range against smokers>
      <Coop Only>
    • Free Spirit: After being trapped by special infected for 10 seconds, attempt to break free every 3 seconds with 45% chance, decays by 15% every failed attempt. The chance resets when you're freed.
      <Coop Only>

    Tips for effectively using this buff set well
    • Try to keep your current HP high so that you are able to block more chances of the Special Infected attempting to pin you down.
    • If you want to continue to freely use knifes against smokers without running out of knifes, make sure you have at least 1 knife left to use. If you don't have any knifes left to use, then the Knife Recycle Buff effect just won't work.
    • If you are pinned down while some survivors are not that far away, try to not knife and instead let the Free Spirit Buff effect attempt to free you. You may save yourself having to use a knife until later on when it becomes much more important.