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Recommended Tier 2 Tank Buff Set 2 (BaBS)

Nov 30, 2019
Recommended Tier 2 Tank Buff Set 2 (BaBS)
  • Recommended Tier 2 Tank Buff Set 2 (BaBS V2.10.14)

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    This Buff Set is situated for against the Frozen Drainer Tank. When you need a way to reduce the amount of drain that the tank can do against other nearby survivors, and aggro the tank all to yourself while being able to move around if needed.

    ^ Indicates that the Buff is temporary and will expire after a certain period of time has passed.
    * Indicates that the Buff is a secondary option to the primary buff being recommended here and is also indicated within the Notes section of the Buff Set.
    + Indicates that the Buff has a Buff Enhancement that can be applied to it.


    Frozen Defender COOP <top>

    Buffs:
    1. (SURV) Knife+
    2. (SURV) Goggles+ / |E| Dying Berserk+*
    3. (SURV) On Fire+ / |E| Zapping Gun+*
    4. (SURV) |V| Corrosive Vomit Jar / |V| Protective Bag+*
    5. (SURV) |P| Mutation Shield (Expires)^
    6. (SURV) |E| Slow Resistance+
    7. (SURV) Group Morale / |E| Courage+*
    8. (SURV) |E| Fentanyl Injector / Pain Stimulant+*
    9. (SURV) General Tank Handler+
    10. (SURV) Tenacity+ / |V| War Wounds*
    11. (SURV) |E| Advanced Morphine Injector+ / |E| Pain Moderation+*
    12. (SURV) Immolation+ / |E| Super Moustachio Bless+*
    13. (SURV) Mobility Master+
    14. (SURV) |V| Enraging Waves+
    15. (SURV) Adrenaline Area Booster+
    16. (SURV) Adrenaline Run+

    Buff Enhancements Used:
    1. Throwing Knives: Hold USE and shove to throw a knife that kills Special Infected. Won't consume normal knifes. Max count = Knife max + 1. <✖ VS, 500 damage + 5s bleed to Tanks, missed knives can be reclaimed or return after 30s> (Knife)
    2. Gas Mask: Take only 1 gas based damage while the Gas Mask absorbs the rest. The mask absorbs 1000 damage (500 in VS) before breaking. Recharges in 3 minutes after breaking. Smoker smoke won't shroud vision while the gas mask is active. (Goggles)
    3. |E| Out With A Bang: Upon death, deal 1,500 explosive damage to nearby infected. -250 reduced damage for each activation, 500 minimum. Medkit use resets damage. (|E| Dying Berserk)
    4. Fire Boost: Increases chance to activate to 3%. (On Fire)
    5. Loaded Zap: Zapping Gun will only activate when at 100% charge. (|E| Zapping Gun)
    6. Sleeping Bag: When Protective Bag is activated, heal for 2.5% (10% in VS) max HP per second.
      (|V| Protective Bag)
    7. |E| Slow Repellent: Once a stun/freeze/paralyze effect ends, become immune to slow effects for 10 seconds (5 seconds for tanks). (|E| Slow Resistance)
    8. Inner Courage: If you are revived (excluding hanging revives) you gain Courage effects for 15 seconds. <Effects start partially decayed> (|E| Courage)
    9. |E| Pain Analeptic: While having temporary health, gain 10% defense from any infected damage. Bonus is doubled if you have below 25% permanent health. (Pain Stimulant)
    10. |E| General Tank Mastery: +0.12% increased recovery speed from Tank punch/rock stuns, multiplied by your current level. <✖ VS, 30% max bonus> (General Tank Handler)

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    1. |E| Vigor: Increases heal effects from buffs/regen boosters by 3HP. (Tenacity)
    2. Boosted Morphine: Using Pills/Adrenaline will also give you 3HP/s regen for 20 seconds. <Also works with Advanced Morphine Injector> (|E| Advanced Morphine Injector)
    3. |E| Pain Transfer: Upon gaining temporary health from taking damage, for 5 seconds 2% of damage dealt to Specials or Tanks will exchange temporary health into permanent health. (|E| Pain Moderation)
    4. Burning Soul: -0.5%/0.5s slow effect decay while immolation is active, +3 increased damage per tick. (Immolation)
    5. Moustachio Grace: Using Pain Pills/Adrenaline grants 3 seconds of Moustachio Bless. Using a Defibrillator grants 6 seconds of Moustachio Bless. (|E| Super Moustachio Bless)
    6. Momentum Blast: Gives dash 2 charges and enables ground slamming by pressing crouch after double jumping. Upon dashing or landing after a ground slam, infected in 200 units take 150 blast damage. <15 second cooldown for ground slam blast, fall damage below 250 ignored on ground slam> (Mobility Master)
    7. |E| Focused Enrage: Choose one tank to aggro instantly for 8 seconds, putting Enraging Waves on cooldown when used. (|V| Enraging Waves)
    8. |E| Adrenaline Accelerator: -25% reduced slow effects of affected survivors and causes slow effects to instantly start decaying when the buff is activated. (Adrenaline Area Booster)
    9. Stress Induced Adrenaline: In survival, tank spawns give 20 seconds of Adrenaline. While Adrenaline is active, +10% reload and deploy speed. (Adrenaline Run)

    Notes:
    • If you have binded the Goggles Buff with the Binder item, you can swap it out for the |E| Dying Berserk Buff.
    • if you prefer to be able to crowd control the tank with stuns over having a chance to put it on fire with weapons, you can swap out the On Fire Buff for the |E| Zapping Gun Buff.
    • If you want to be able to help other players avoid damage by taking on the aggro yourself over giving the survivors benefits by putting the tank's fire out, you can swap out the |V| Corrosive Vomit Jar Buff for the |V| Protective Bag Buff.
    • If you prefer non-tenacity and want to take reduced true damage when revived/help other incapacitated survivors over having defense against the tank, you can swap out the Group Morale Buff for the |E| Courage Buff.
    • If you want more defense while still having temporary health with a buff enhancement over having health regeneration, you can swap out the |E| Fentanyl Injector Buff for the Pain Stimulant Buff.
    • If you want to be able to hold the tank in place as a non-tenacity survivor and don't mind being incapacitated over having more maximum health to tank the incoming damage, you can swap out the Tenacity Buff for the |V| War Wounds Buff.
    • If you want to have some temporary health to survive with while taking AOE damage constantly over health regeneration, you can swap out the |E| Advanced Morphine Injector Buff for the |E| Pain Moderation Buff.
    • if you prefer to have immunity to crowd control over having slow resistance and being able to put the tank on fire, you can swap out the Immolation Buff for the |E| Super Moustachio Bless Buff.

    Weapons/Configs used in this buff set: <top>
    • Any Primary Weapon
      Recommended Weapon Config: (Rifles) / (SMGS): +25%/-25% || -25%/+25%
      Recommended Weapon Config: (AK47 Rifle): +10%/-10% || -25%/+25%
      Recommended Weapon Config (Shotguns): +25%/-25% || -25%/+25%
      Recommended Weapon Config (Hunting Rifle): +25%/-25% || -25%/+25%
      Recommended Weapon Config (Military Sniper Rifle): +10%/-10% || -25%/+25%
      Recommended Weapon Config (AWP): +0%/-0% || -20%/+20%
      Recommended Weapon Config (Scout): +25%/-25% || -20%/+20%
    • Any Secondary Weapon
      Recommended Weapon Config (All Pistols): +25%/-25% || -20%/+20%

    Benefits of this buff set:
    • Knife: Gives you a knife that you can use to release yourself from SI. This can be done after 1 second of being trapped using the ZOOM button.
    • Goggles: Obtain goggles that protect you from bile. Buff includes "Cheap Goggles" buff effect.
    • |E| Dying Berserk: On taking lethal damage, become live for 6 seconds where you ignore defenses/immunities, status/CC effects. won't use ammo or gain fatigue. Taunt all tanks but halve buff attack bonuses. -0.5s reduced time for each activation, min 3s. Medkit use resets time. Performing use actions won't end Dying Berserk. <Immunity pierce negates attack bonuses> <No ammo save with custom weapons> <✖ VS>
    • On Fire: 1% chance of setting any infected on fire on each gun shot.
    • |E| Zapping Gun: Moving around charges the pistol. For each 1% charge, +10 bonus damage dealt. When fully charged, +2 second stun on target affected. Each shot resets charge to 0. <Charged shot activates on special infected and tanks only> <Tanks can't be stunned in 15 seconds of another stun/freeze> <Gun recharge rate: 3% per second running, 1% crouching/walking> <✖ VS>
    • |V| Corrosive Vomit Jar: Throwing a vomit jar on infected will disable defenses for the duration of the vomit. Lasts 5 seconds on tanks. +50% increased Acid Jar skill damage. <✖ VS>
    • |V| Protective Bag: Allows you to activate a special device for 8 (2 on VS) seconds. Become immune to all sources of damage, but cannot attack or move. All infected will lose interest in you and ignore you. <Cooldown: 5 minutes> <Must be on the ground to activate> (Command: sm_protectbag)
    • |P| Mutation Shield (Expires): Protection against Mutation Bad Status Effect.

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    • |E| Slow Resistance: -25% reduced maximum slow from Spitters, -33% decreased time before slows decay, -50% faster slow decay time.
    • Group Morale: +1% defense gained for every other survivor alive.
    • |E| Courage: After reviving a teammate (hanging revives don't count), they take -50% less damage (including true damage), and gain +25% movement speed. The bonuses decay over 25 seconds. <✖ VS>
    • |E| Fentanyl Injector: Heals 3HP/s after receiving damage from tanks if not poisoned/incapacitated until you reach full health.
    • Pain Stimulant: Upon using Pain Pills, Adrenaline, or being revived, temporary HP no longer decays for 60 seconds.
    • General Tank Handler: -0.12% reduced damage taken from tanks multiplied by your current level. <Max buff defense percent: 90%>
    • Tenacity: Grants +150 max HP per level above 200, max 5,000, but you die when HP reaches 0. Medkits heal 33% max HP, but can heal for 66% and 100% max HP once each per round if missing HP % is greater than the heal. <Increases aggro from Tanks by 50%> <Reduces your maximum defense by 20%> <✖ VS>
    • |V| War Wounds: After being revived from incapacitation only caused by infected, gain +7 HP per level above 201 additional maximum HP for the rest of the round. You also gain permanent health back equal to this when revived. <Hanging revives don't count> <Max gain per revive: 250 HP, Overall: 2,500HP> <✖ VS>



    • |E| Advanced Morphine Injector: Heals 1% missing HP every 5 seconds while not incapacitated/poisoned or hanging from a ledge. <Incompatible with Morphine Injector Buff> <✖ VS>
    • |E| Pain Moderation: If you have no THP when taking damage, 33% of the damage (max: 200 HP) is returned as THP. THP decays slightly faster with this buff equipped. <Does not activate with lethal or fall damage> <✖ VS>
    • Immolation: Pressing the ZOOM key consumes molotov in hand, igniting yourself. Gain +20% slow reduction and any infected nearby will catch fire. While active, take 5 damage / 0.5 seconds. <Duration: 25 seconds> <Cooldown: 25 seconds> <✖ VS>
    • |E| Super Moustachio Bless: While Moustachio Bless is active, become immune to staggers, slows, special infected pins, tank punches stuns and tank rock knockdowns. <Complete tank punch resist if performing action> <✖ VS>
    • Mobility Master: Enables you to double jump by pressing jump again in midair or double tap a direction to quickly dash in that direction. <15 second cooldown for dashing, cannot jump for 0.5 seconds on dash start> <Cannot dash/jump while crouching, walking, incapacitated, incapable of moving or scoped> <Triple tapping WALK key can toggle Dash functionality> <✖ VS>
    • |V| Enraging Waves: Allows you to use a frequency device. When activated all tanks not already taunted will immediately reset their aggro and focus you for 8 seconds or until the device is deactivated. <Cooldown: 3 minutes> <✖ VS> (Command: sm_enrage)
    • Adrenaline Area Booster: You can shove the ground to consume your Adrenaline, giving all survivors in 300 units +10% movement speed bonus, +3 HP/s regen for 15 seconds and 5 seconds of Adrenaline. <Effect cannot be renewed until it wears off> <15 second cooldown> <Press RELOAD with adrenaline in hand to get cooldown time>
    • Adrenaline Run: While at least 1 tank is alive, gain infinite adrenaline effect. <✖ Survival>

    Tips for effectively using this buff set: <top>
    • For the Frozen Drainer Tank, try to keep it away from as many survivors as possible. That way you'll be able to reduce the amount of draining the tank can do to nearby survivors.
    • If you need to be on the move when aggroing the tank outdoors, have the survivors spread out so that not all of them can be affected by the slow effects given by the tank.