Buffs are advantages you can get from various sources. They affect Attack and Defence as well as Travel or even Favor. Some are good, some are evil and
some most are of the 'OHMYGOD - what happened to my character' sort.1) Positive buffs are good - they increase your attack or defense level. Negative buffs are bad - they weaken your attack or defense, or turn you into a newt.2)3)4)5)6)7)8)9) 10)
(Lie)Capelthwaite's Blessing buff
. At the Old Church in Improbable Central
, find Capelthwaite
and he can 'bless' you. Sometimes his blessing is a bonus (positive buff), sometimes it's a curse (negative), and sometimes it's both (such as negative on attack and positive on defense).11)
. Join a clan
and the sense of belonging to something bigger than yourself will provide definite advantages. Clan buffs can last anywhere from 10 to
excessive rounds of jungle
combat. Some buff levels increase your attack, some increase your defense. Some reflect damage, some regenerate your health.
(Also a lie)Feelgood buff
. Once you hit a certain level, go visit Heidi in Kittania
. Make a donation, and her blessing will provide a buff.
. Smoke a cig
and you'll get long-lasting, positive Attack and Defense buffs. But once it wears off, you'll suffer a long-lasting negative Nicotine Withdrawal buff that weakens your attack and defense levels.
(Uh uh uh uh stayin' a lie! Stayin' a lie!)
Watcher's Blessed Armor/Weapon buff. While you're riding the Failboat, build up lots of favor. Once your Favor level goes over 500, question the Watcher and ask her to tune up your armor or your weapon. Once she does, every time you go into a jungle fight, your armor or weapon will provide combat advantages. You can only have one of these active at a time (weapon or armor), and it never wears off.
(This Buff Removed, to be replaced with something Cooler12)
at a later date.)
You'll find more as you go along. The gods13) are a capricious lot, and they're prone to suspending your buffs in certain circumstances14), such as PvP15) combat, to help ensure a fair fight16).
Oh, and remember that buffs wear off17) - often when you least expect it.