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Utility Buffs (BaBS V1.3.1)

Apr 30, 2017
Utility Buffs (BaBS V1.3.1)
  • Utility Buffs

    Utility Buffs give you a way to increase your own survival with a small boost in your chances or to give your team the upper hand against an incoming horde. Some of them are movement speed buffs which can make you outrun the horde faster and get to one place from another much faster than normal.

    Adrenaline Run

    Description:
    Gives you infinite adrenaline effect while your team fights tanks.

    Positives:
    + You get to run moderately faster than normal while fighting tanks.

    Negatives:
    - You don't get an additional speed increase if using the Speedy Water Buff while fighting tanks.**
    - The Buff effect disappears if your not fighting tanks anymore.
    - Can be swapped out for other useful buffs in some Buff Sets.


    Explanation:
    How do i at least run at close to some tank's speed? The Adrenaline Run Buff will be sure to give you an adrenaline rush while fighting tanks. Just remember that you don't get the additional speed increase if your using the Speedy Water Buff while fighting tanks. You won't be able to get the effects of the Buff if the tank is dead or your not fighting tanks at the moment. This Buff can be swapped out for other useful buffs in some Buff Sets because of its less importance.

    Death Bait

    Description:
    When you die, all common infected will stay eating your body, giving your teammates a chance to escape.
    <Body is not consumed>


    Positives
    + The aggro of common infected can't be directed to other players for a short time.
    + Your body isn't consumed while the common infected stay to eat it


    Negatives
    - Any Vomit Jar projectiles thrown will not alert the horde to the vomit cloud until after the Death Bait Buff effect wears off.
    - If the Vomit Jar projectile is thrown onto all infected eating your body, vomit biling them will result in the Buff effect being overrided by the effects of the vomit jar bile.
    - This Buff can be swapped out to other useful Utility Buffs.


    Explanation:
    OH NO! I'm DEAD.... *Dies*. Oh wait, I got a Death Bait Buff. This Buff can aggro the common infected to stay with you instead of going off to target other survivors for a short time. Your body won't be consumed in the process if the common infected stay to eat your body. However if a vomit jar projectile is thrown while the buff effect is still active, it will not alert the horde to the vomit cloud until after the Death Bait Buff effect has expired. Directly vomit biling the common infected however will override the Buff effect, causing the vomit jar bile to take effect instead. Also because this Buff is in general a less useful Buff, it can be swapped out for other useful Utility Buffs.

    Speedy Water

    Description:
    Instead of reducing your speed in the water, it will increase.

    Positives
    + Your speed increases moderately while running in water and is no longer reduced.
    + An essential Buff for the low levels.


    Negatives
    - If you used an adrenaline shot before entering any water body and the adrenaline effect expires before you go out, the Speedy Water Buff effect won't activate itself automatically again.
    - You don't get an additional speed increase if your fighting tanks in the water while using the Adrenaline Run Buff.**
    - The Buff effect disappears if you exit the water body.
    - Can be swapped out for other useful buffs in some Buff Sets.


    Explanation:
    The Speedy Water buff allows you to run more quicker than normal through the rainy areas of the Hard Rain campaigns. It is considered to be an essential buff for the low levels due to it giving high survivability to them. If at anytime you used an adrenaline shot before entering the water body, the Speedy Water Buff effect won't auto activate itself once the effect of the adrenaline shot expires. You also don't get an additional speed increase if your fighting tanks in the water while using the Adrenaline Run Buff. The Buff effect of Speedy Water will disappear if at anytime you exit the water body, returning your speed to normal. Therefore the large number of negatives out weigh the positives meaning its usefuless is alot less than other buffs in most Buff Sets. With the exception of the low level players using it.

    Fall of Faith

    Description:
    Allows you to release from any ledge (while hanging) by pressing the WALK button (Shift).

    Positives
    + You can release yourself from any ledge while hanging

    Negatives
    - Letting go in the wrong place at the wrong time can lead to your death. be cautious!
    - Low usefulness buff due to its only use.


    Explanation:
    The Fall of Faith Buff allows you to release yourself from any ledge while hanging from it. Be cautious about it though as doing it in the wrong location at thte wrong time will lead to your death. Therefore it has a low usefulness and can be swapped out for more useful Utility Buffs.

    Witch Peacemaker

    Description:
    You will not startle witches unless you shoot at them. If somebody startles the witch, it'll still hunt you down.

    Positives
    + You can now walk near where the witch is and not have to worry about aggro on you, unless you shoot her.

    Negatives
    - If someone startles the witch, this buff won't prevent the witch from aggroing on you.
    - This Utility Buff can be swapped out for better buffs in the Utility Buff Set due to its low uses.


    Explanations
    How you sneak near a witch without alerting her to your presence? Use the Witch Peacemaker Buff. It allows you to not startle witches when you walk near them and not have to worry about the witch's aggro on you unless you shoot her. Now if someone does startle the witch it will still hunt you down as normal. Therefore this Utility Buff can be swapped out for better buffs in the Utility Buff Set due to its low uses.

    Special First Aid

    Description:
    Instantly cures any bad status (poison, curse, paralyze, etc) of you and any nearby teammates upon using a first aid kit.

    Positives
    + Very Useful Healer's Buff for when you need to give help to players in trouble in a pinch
    + All Bad Status Effects can be cured no matter what.


    Negatives
    - Nothing Really

    Explanations
    The Special First Aid Buff is a very useful Healer's Buff for when you need to give help to survivors suffering from any bad status effects. Not only do you get rid of the bad status effect when you heal them, they also get their HP, incapactiation counts back and get moustachio bless for a moderate amount of time to prevent most bad status effects from being inflicted on the survivor again. Every bad status effect can be cured, including the ones seen from the witch and tanks.

    Wisdom Preach

    Description:
    With your wonderful advices, survivors on your team that are lower level than you (Max: Lv.85) will receive 3% (1% in versus) less damage from the infected and 0.5% more speed.
    <Effect stacks with other players with this buff>


    Positives:
    + Players that are lower level than you get a slight increase in defense and movement speed, stacks with other players with the same equipped Buff.

    Negatives:
    - The Buff effect only affects lower level players, no effect on any player above level 85. Therefore making the buff useless
    - One of the least useful Utility Buffs, can be swapped out for better Utility Buffs in the Utility Buff Set


    Explanations:
    The Wisdom Preach Buff helps the low level players by giving them damage reduction from the infected and more movement speed. These stats can be stacked up per player that also has this Buff equipped. Since this buff only affects the low level players, there is zero effect on other players above level 85, making the Buff entirely useless. It is also therefore one of the least useful Utility Buffs out there that can be swapped for better Utility Buffs from the Utility Buff Set.

    Cooling Down

    Description:
    Machine guns used by you will never overheat.

    Positives
    + Left 4 Dead 2 Machine Guns used by yourself will never overheat

    Negatives
    - One of the more least useful Buffs thanks to its low use.
    - Can be swapped out for more useful buffs in Most Buff Sets


    Explanation:
    The Cooling Down Buff makes it so that you can use the Left 4 Dead 2 Machine Guns without it ever overheating. This is good for tanking players who want to tank tanks where there are L4D2 miniguns in finales. However it is also one of the more least useful Buffs thanks to its low number of uses. It can also be swapped out for more useful Utility Buffs in Most Buff Sets.

    |E| General Shield (Expires)

    Description:
    Shields yourself from every status including mutation, poison, curse, clot bacteria, internal bleeding and others.

    Positives
    + You will never be inflicted by any bad status effect for 14 days!
    + One of the more useful Utility buffs due to its effect. Can replace the Mutation, Poison Shield Buffs if you have them.


    Negatives
    - Shorter duration than normal for this expiring buff compared to others

    Explanation
    Hate being inflicted by poison, paralyze, mutation, clot bacteria, internal bleeding, intense bleeding, corrosion, curse, blind, biological bomb, irradiation or any of the buff effects? all bad status effects are blocked for 14 days. The effects of the buff make it one of the more useful Utility buffs which can replace thee Mutation and Poison Shield Buffs if you have them, effectively saving a single buff slot. You only get the effects for about less than half the normal duration of a Mutation or Poison Shield Buff so remember the date of expiration 14 days from when you buy it.

    |E| Knife Recycle

    Description:
    Knives used to release from smokers will be kept
    <Works only once in versus>


    Positives
    + You can use an infinite number of knives on smokers on COOP and never run dry!
    + One of the Best Utility Buffs to be using in Most Buff Sets
    + Cannot be countered by Knife Deflection since smokers can't use it if smoking from far away and not directly.


    Negatives

    - The Buff effect only works once in versus, make sure you knife the smoker trapping you when needed and at the right time and moment.

    Explanation:
    Hate being grabbed by smokers all the time? Now you can solve that problem once and for all permanently. Use the Knife Recycle Buff on your Buff Sets and your problem is solved. The Buff will let you use knife after knife on every smoker that traps you and you will never use any knifes at all. The Buff cannot be countered by the Knife Deflection Buff since most of the time the smoker that grabs you will do it from mostly moderate to far away range. That's why its considered to be one of the best Utility Buffs to be using in Most Buff Sets where it can be combined with the Knife and the Knife Bag Buff. The downside is that the Buff effect will only work once in versus, use your knife carefully then against the smoker trapping you and only do it when needed, at the right time and moment.

    Grabbed Panic

    Description:
    Desperately trying to stop the pull, you will decrease the pulling speed by 50%. The speed decrease will rapidly decay over 5 seconds.

    Positives
    + Useful Buff for Versus for when smokers try to pull you far away from teammates, giving them 5 seconds to try and save you.

    Negatives
    - The Smoker's move speed while pulling isn't slowed down at all.

    Explanation:
    *Smoker Snipes You*. Ahhhhh, Help me!. The Grabbed Panic Buff is there to make sure you don't get pulled away from your friends quickly by decreasing the pulling speed of the smoker for a few short seconds. It is a nice and useful Buff to have in Versus when you can not get enough of too many smokers. The thing to note with this buff is that the Smoker's move speed while pulling is not slowed. Watch out for that.

    |E| Bullet Scavenger

    Description:
    Gives you 1 bullet per second if you are moving
    <Does not work if incapacitated>


    Positives
    + You get 1 bullet per second if you are moving on your primary weapons
    + Combining the Bullet Scavenger Buff with the M60 Dumbass Buff makes using the M60 more useful.


    Negatives
    - The Buff effect won't work if you are incapacitated.
    - The Buff effect itself is less effective than the Bonus Toaster effect.
    - The Buff isn't useful with all other weapons where you would have other easier ways to give yourself more ammo to survive.


    Explanation:
    No.... Out of bullets. Where's my ammo at? Oh wait, the Bullet Scavenger already gave me some... The Buff gives you bullets overtime while you are not incapacitated and it won't work when you are. While you can make the M60 useful by combining the M60 Dumbass Buff with the Bullet Scavenger Buff, the Buff effect of Bullet Scavenger is less effective at giving you ammo rather than the Bonus Toaster effect that can do the same thing but give more. Therefore the Buff isn't useful at all with all other weapons where you would otherwise have much easier ways to give yourself more ammo to survive.

    Caretaker

    Description:
    You exchange some of your firepower to take care of your hurt teammates. Teammates around you will heal by 1HP each 3 seconds in exchange of doing 10% less damage to the infected.
    <Health Regeneration effect stacks with other players who have this buff active>*


    Positives
    + Your teammates get a small amount of health regeneration every few seconds
    + The health regeneration effect can be stacked up to an increased amount of health regeneration over the same amount of seconds.


    Negatives
    - You deal slightly reduced damage with all sources against the infected.
    - You and all other survivors who have the buff currently active must be nearby in order for the effect to work.


    Explanation:
    Hey timkit, can I have help over here please? Timkit: Sure thing :D. The Caretaker Buff lets you take care of your teammates by giving all of your teammates a small amount of health regeneration every few seconds. The health regeneration effect of this buff can stack with other teammates who have this buff active up to an increased amount of health regeneration over the same amount of seconds, the more heal you can do, the better your survival chances. Don't forget that in order to help out your teammates your sacrificing a bit of your fire power to help those in need. If you do want to take care of those teammates by giving them health regeneration, be sure to stay close to them!