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Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide (Version 1.8.8) (Updated on Wiki)

Discussion in 'Guides' started by timkit, Dec 30, 2016.

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  1. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    Wiki Guide Updated! Version 1.4.1 (Buff Set Updates V1.6.6.0)
    What got updated: The Type of Buff Sets + Tactics on Using Buffs

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    Additions
    + Added in 2 new buff sets in the Supporting Buff Sets list
    + - Added in Helping Hand COOP Buff Set
    + - Added in White Mage COOP Buff Set

    Changes
    = Made a number of changes to Buff Sets. This included putting in and taking out some buffs out of buff sets, changing the benefits of the buff sets, the tips for effectively using this buff set and the notes. One of the buff sets also got renamed.

    Removals
    - Removed the Supporter COOP Buff Set from the Supporting Buff Sets list

    ...

    Unless any buff changes happen within the next 2 weeks, no planned updates atm.
     
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  2. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    Wiki Guide Updated! Version 1.4.2 (Buffs and Nerfs Update V1.6.6.0)
    What got updated: Offensive Buffs + Equipment Buffs

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    Additions
    + Nothing in this update

    Changes
    = Changed the Description, positives and negatives as well as the explanations for the Health Dispenser Buff
    = Changed the Description, positives and negatives as well as the explanations for the Deadeye Buff

    Removals
    - Nothing in this update

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    There may be another update coming in the near future, so look out for it!
    EDIT: Will be definitely be doing another update much sooner than this, i'm adding in a section to the Unstoppable Buff for what CC's from infected can be and can't be blocked. This may also include videos showcasing that so you can see for yourself.
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2017
  3. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Wiki Guide Updated! (V1.4.2 -> V1.5)

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide (Version 1.5)
    Pages Changed:
    Offensive Buffs
    Equipment Buffs
    Utility Buffs
    Economy and Exp Buffs
    The Type of Buff Sets + Tactics on Using Buffs
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    Additions
    + Added in 3 new buffs to the Utility Buff List with their Description, Positives, Negatives and Explanations.

    Changes
    = Mainly changed around the wording on a number of buffs and added in stuff that I was missing from previous mgftw version updates.
    = Changed the recommended buffs for buff sets due to V1.7 being released for mgftw (This change will be present in future updates for now).

    Removals
    - None

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    No Planned Updates atm. If you guys have any questions about my guide and or anything to do with this guide update, don't hesitate to leave your post in this thread and i'll get back to you as soon as possible :)
     
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  4. fnord

    fnord Game Server Moderator Staff Member

    thx for the guides tim!
     
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  5. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    Much appreciated with the feedback Fnord, and as always for everyone else, constructive feedback will be appreciated too :)

    This has been a while since I have made a post like this but it was time to update this guide with all the new Versus Only Buffs

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Wiki Guide Updated! (V1.5 -> V1.6)

    The following pages were updated to V1.6
    What are the survivor buffs?
    The List of All Survivor Buffs
    Miscellaneous Buffs

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide (Version V1.6)

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    Additions
    + None

    Changes
    = Changed the above 3 pages to reflect the newly added in Versus Only Buffs to PR V1.7

    Removals
    - None

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    Next Update: When I EITHER:
    Get all the new Versus Only Buffs
    OR
    When any Buff is updated or any new buff is released
     
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  6. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    Here's the next update. Wanted to update the buffs first so that they had a Benefit in Buff Sets section added in to them so it made it easier for me to edit buff sets with them and so you guys knew which buffs did what in the recommended buff sets page as a short hand reference.

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide Updated! (V1.6 -> V1.6.1)

    The following pages had information changed
    Offensive Buffs
    Defensive Buffs
    Ability Buffs
    Equipment Buffs
    Utility Buffs
    Economy and Exp Buffs
    Miscellaneous Buffs

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide (Version 1.6.1)


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    Additions
    + Added in a Benefit in Buff Sets section to every single buff.

    Changes
    = Updated the recommended buff list section with including buffs from the new buffs only obtainable through playing on VS.
    = Changed the Intense Fire Buff from the Other Buffs to the Offensive Buffs list page.

    Removals
    - None

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    I may edit this post or do an update tomorrow on the recommended buff sets. I may also end up doing an event guide soon, look out for it!
     
  7. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    So i've added in new recommended offensive and defensive buff sets. However I haven't started to fully edit the recommended buff lists page and have therefore only added in the links to the respective pages. More work will be done on this during tomorrow or so, sorry for the delay in the update!

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide Updated! (V1.6.1 -> V1.6.2)

    The following pages have been added in
    Recommended Offensive Buff Sets
    Recommended Defensive Buff Sets

    The following pages have been edited
    Offensive Buffs
    The Type of Buff Sets + Tactics on Using Buffs

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide (Version 1.6.2)

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    Additions
    + Completely remade the Recommended Offensive and Defensive Buff Sets, mostly from the ground up.

    Changes
    = Will soon start to see more larger edits to the Recommended Buff Sets Page
    = Changed up the description, positives, negatives and explanations on the Intense Fire Buff due to an update.

    Removals
    - None

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    Look out for another post tomorrow night.
     
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  8. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    Im going to be busy for a bit during the next few hours after this post. Have to go back and finish IRL stuff so consider this 2 updates post

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide Updated! (V1.6.2 -> V1.6.4)

    The following pages have been added in
    Recommended Equipment Buff Sets
    Recommended Healer Buff Sets

    The following pages have been edited
    The Types of Buff Sets + Tactics on Using Buffs

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide (Version 1.6.4)

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    Additions
    + Added in 2 Recommended Buff Set pages

    Changes
    = Added in the links to the 2 above pages.

    Removals
    - None

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    sorry for the late post too.
     
  9. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    Now that I have managed to get the Nihilism Buff from VS, this guide needs to be updated to reflect that.

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide Updated! (V1.6.4 -> V1.6.5)

    The following pages received changes
    The List of All Survivor Buffs
    Offensive Buffs
    Miscellaneous Buffs


    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide (Version 1.6.5)

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    Additions
    + None

    Changes
    = Changed the position of the Nihilism Versus Buff from Miscellaneous to Offensive Buffs due to it's position ingame being changed. This was also updated in the list of all survivor buffs.

    Removals
    - None

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    I'll be updating most likely tomorrow again, if not when i'm ready to with some new recommended utility/miscellanous buff sets
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2017
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  10. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    Mute's update from yesterday with changes to some buffs and some work I have been doing on making it up to 10x eaiser for you guys to find buffs in this guide have resulted in 3 updates, enjoy :)

    I could really call this guide update V1.7 if I wanted to, but it was not a huge update at all.

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide Updated! (V1.6.5 -> V1.6.8)

    The following pages received changes
    The main page of this guide
    Offensive Buffs Page 3
    Ability Buffs Page 2
    Equipment Buffs Page 2
    Utility Buffs Page 2

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    Additions
    + Added in wording to the front of the Miscellaneous Buffs first page to make it more easy to understand what the buffs there are about.
    + Added in numbering to EVERY SINGLE BUFF (yep, no buff is not numbered). This makes it easier to identify them, especially when looking them up just by their number.
    + Added in a Top Link from the 2nd buff onwards on every page to make it easier to return to the top of the currently viewed page. (This inspiration came from one of Mute's recent guides)

    Changes
    = Changed up the way the buffs were displayed in each of the respective sections, limiting it to 7 per page unless the number of buffs within the respective section was less than 10. This was the case for the Economy and Exp Buffs so I decided leave all the buffs in the 1 page.
    = Deadeye Buff got buffed (go to Offensive Buffs Page 3 for the changes within the description, positives and explanations)
    = Immolation Buff got nerfed and now offers slow resistance instead of increased movement speed as one of the buff effects (go to Ability Buffs Page 2 for the full changes)
    = Infirmary Buff got buffed (overall) (go to Equipment Buffs Page 2 for the full changes)
    = Caretaker Buff name changed to Healing Shocks Buff. Completely reworked from scratch (go to Utility Buffs Page 2 for the full changes)

    Removals
    - None

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    All the other guides will eventually receive page updates soon to make it easier to find everything and to make it easier to return to the top of the currently viewed page. Please feel free to let me know your feedback to this wonderful update! Much appreciated :)
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2017
  11. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    Alright, now officially done with the remake of The Types of Buff Sets Page.

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide Updated! (V1.6.8 -> V1.7)

    The following pages got changed (Mainly)
    The Types of Buff Sets
    Recommended Offensive Buff Sets
    Recommended Defensive Buff Sets
    Recommended Equipment Buff Sets
    Recommended Healer Buff Sets
    Recommended Buff Sets Against Tanks

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide (Version 1.7)

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    Additions
    + Added in the Back to Main Guide Page link on pretty much all pages other than the main page itself.
    + Added in the Back to The Types of Buff Sets Page link on the Recommended Buff Sets pages.
    + Added in the <top> links for the Recommended Buff Sets pages.
    + Added in a poll at the top of this forum thread.

    Changes
    = Completely remade the Recommended Buff Sets Pages from the ground up.

    Removals
    - All the old stuff to do with the Recommended Buff Sets Pages before this update.

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    I am now taking requests for anyone who knows they have trouble with beating any tier 2 or tier 3 tank. Let me know which and i'll add in a recommended buff list for that particular tank to the Recommended Buff Sets Against Tanks Page.

    Hope you guys enjoy this update, feel free to leave your feedback via the poll or the posts below! :)
     
  12. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide Updated! (V1.7 -> V1.7.1)

    Added in 1 new page
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide (Version 1.7.1)

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    Additions
    + Added in the above page.

    Changes
    = Updated all the Back to Main Guide Page links to reflect current version.
    = Did 1 minor change on 1 other page.

    Removals
    - None

    ...

    I will next update this either when I get a suggestion to write up a recommended buff set on the remaining tier 2 or tier 3 tanks that players have trouble with, when I get another frequently asked question or during late october to early november.
     
  13. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

  14. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    This guide got a major update. I spent almost the entire day doing this update just so I could get the event buffs written out. I'm sure you guys would like to consider picking your halloween event buffs soon :)

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide Updated! (V1.7.2 -> V1.8)

    Pages Updated
    The List of All Survivor Buffs
    Offensive Buffs Page 1
    Offensive Buffs Page 2
    Offensive Buffs Page 3
    Ability Buffs Page 1
    Ability Buffs Page 2
    Equipment Buffs Page 3
    Miscellaneous Buffs Page 1
    Miscellaneous Buffs Page 3
    Miscellaneous Buffs Page 4
    Miscellaneous Buffs Page 5

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide (Version 1.8)

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    Additions
    + Added in the 14 new event buffs to The List of All Survivor Buffs Page.
    + Added in the |E| Halloween Spirit Buff into Offensive Buffs Page 1 with its description, positives, negatives, explanations and benefit in buff sets.
    + Added in the 13 new event buffs into Miscellaneous Buffs Pages 3 through to 5 with their descriptions, positives, negatives, explanations and benefit in buff sets.

    Changes
    = Updated the numbering in Offensive Buffs Pages 1 through to 3 to reflect the addition of the |E| Halloween Spirit Buff in Offensive Buffs Page 1
    = Updated the |E| Weak Point Spotter Buff because of the October 31st update affecting buffs that ignore defenses in Offensive Buffs Page 2.
    = Avenger Buff got slightly nerfed. The buff effect duration got extended by 2 seconds. However now the bonus damage will scale off over 10 seconds in Ability Buffs Page 1.
    = Updated the |E| Berserk Buff because of the October 31st update affecting buffs that ignore defenses in Ability Buffs Page 2.
    = Freezing Grenade Buff got nerfed by making it so that you are unable to freeze the same target if he/she was frozen in the last 20 seconds.
    = Wording of Finale Dominator Buff got updated on Miscellaneous Page 1.

    Removals
    - None

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    Don't expect any more updates until after the halloween event ends sorry. I'd rather be busy now getting all those new event buffs :)
     
  15. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    Yeah, sorry about what I said in my last post about not to expect more updates but I did 2 anyway because some questions asked to me in steam chat and because I wanted to go update the recommended offensive buff lists

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide Updated! (V1.8 -> V1.8.2) (I don't change the version number of the main page though, just because a new version is shown here)

    Pages Updated in V1.8.1
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Pages Updated in V1.8.2
    Recommended Offensive Buff Sets

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    Additions
    + Added in two new questions to the Frequently Asked Questions Page

    Changes
    = Changed up the recommended buffs in Recommended Offensive Buff Sets

    Removals
    - None

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    I don't know when I will plan on next updating this guide with even more updates to recommended buff sets for the other sections. Anyways, enjoy :)
     
  16. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    Unfortunately, there's no going onto Custom COOP due to CTD. I might as well get back to updating this

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide Updated! (V1.8.2 -> V1.8.3)

    Pages Updated in V1.8.3
    Recommended Defensive Buff Sets
    Frequently Asked Questions Page 2

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    Additions
    + Added in 1 more question and created a second page of the Frequently Asked Questions.

    Changes
    = Edited in some buffs within the second recommended buff set for defensive buff sets, this also included changing up the tips for effectively using this buff set.

    Removals
    - None

    ...

    Time to get to work on V1.8.4! might be out later today or tomorrow or later.
     
  17. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    Alright. All the Recommended Buff Sets have now been updated!

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide Updated! (V1.8.3 -> V1.8.4)

    Pages Updated in V1.8.4
    Defensive Buffs Page 5
    Miscellaneous Buffs Page 1
    Miscellaneous Buffs Page 2
    Miscellaneous Buffs Page 3
    Miscellaneous Buffs Page 4
    Miscellaneous Buffs Page 5
    Recommended Equipment Buff Sets
    Recommended Healer Buff Sets
    Recommended Offensive Buff Sets
    Recommended Support Buff Sets

    ...

    Additions
    + Added in the Recommended Support Buff Sets Page with 1 new buff set.

    Changes
    = Changed the range of the Slaying Automata Buff from 400 to 600.
    = Changed the position of the |V| Guardian Dispenser Buff from the Miscellaneous Buffs section to the Defensive Buffs section. This change required making a new Defensive Buffs Page.
    = Changed the position of various |E| Event Buffs around in all 5 pages.
    = Changed one of the buffs used within the second buff set for the Recommended Equipment Buff Sets Page.
    = Changed the buffs used in the one buff set and created another one for the Recommended Healer Buff Sets Page.
    = Changed one of the buffs used within the first buff set for the Recommended Offensive Buff Sets Page.

    Removals
    - none.

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    Hope you guys enjoy the update!
     
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  18. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide Updated! (V1.8.4 -> V1.8.5)

    Pages Updated in V1.8.5
    Equipment Buffs Page 4
    Recommended Support Buff Sets

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide (Version 1.8.5)

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    Additions
    + Added in the top links to pages of the miscellaneous buff section that required them.
    + Added in 2 more recommended buff sets in the Recommended Support Buff Sets page.

    Changes
    = Updated the Dummy Rounds Buff to reflect it being incompatible with the Deadeye Buff.
    = Fixed up all those broken links, no link should be broken now!

    Removals
    - None.

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    I'll next update this whenever there are any new updates that make changes to buffs or add in new ones or remove old ones.
     
  19. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide Updated! (V1.8.5 -> V1.8.6)

    Pages Updated in V1.8.6
    - A fair number of section buff pages.
    Recommended Buff Sets Against Tanks

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide (Version 1.8.6)

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    Additions
    + Added in 3 new buff sets to the Recommended Buff Sets Against Tanks Page.

    Changes
    = Changed a number of buffs with their Benefit in buff sets (the short description of the buff) to make it easier to read what the buff still does.

    Removals
    - None

    ...
     
  20. timkit

    timkit MG Donor

    So since i didn't do the post for V1.8.7 I have done some more work on this guide this morning and the update is now complete! Therefore this post now also includes the V1.8.8 guide update, enjoy!

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide Updated! (V1.8.6 -> V1.8.8)

    Pages updated in V1.8.7
    - the rest of the buff section pages.
    The Types of Buff Sets and every page within it.

    Usage of Buffs and Buff Sets Guide (Version 1.8.8)

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    Additions
    + None.

    Changes
    = Changed up the rest of the buffs in each of the buff section pages with their Benefit in Buff Sets (the short description of the buff) to make it easier to read what the buff does when looking at buff sets.
    = Updated every single page in The Types of Buff Sets with respect to the change to the short descriptions of buffs.

    Removals
    - None.

    ...

    I wonder if you guys would like me to make pages easier to access in the guide? aka, having a 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 links to pages instead of just the previous page | next page links. These links will also now be at the bottom of pages rather than just at the top of pages in case any of you sounded lazy to click that <top> link to return to the top of the page :P . Anyways let me know about it and it might just end up being the next update to happen in the future. The changes will only apply to sections with 3 or more pages. Plus this guide won't be the only one to receive such changes :)
     

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