Buffs are positive or negative effects on a character's attributes that last for a limited time. Most positive buffs are given when the player uses consumable items like food or medicine, and most negative buffs, also called debuffs, are inflicted on the player during combat. Multiple buffs and/or debuffs can be active at one time.
Each type of buff has a unique icon that will appear next to the player's bar while the player is experiencing the corresponding buff. Buffs can also be examined on the player's Character page; hovering over the icons will display information about them and their remaining duration. If the buff affects or , the number of points regained or lost can be seen bouncing off from the character's head each time the buff(s) affect the character.
While active, most buffs do not show any special animation on the character they are affecting, other than debuffs. Being poisoned shows small acid green puffs of smoke, being burned shows red and yellow flames on the affected character, and being stunned shows yellow stars swirling around the character's head.In certain situations, such as if a NPC is taken into the Hazardous Ruins during a play date or date, NPCs may also get afflicted by debuffs. If an NPC passes out due to buff damage or other enemy damage, they will simply rise again after being downed for a few seconds.
- Main article: Buff consumables
The majority of buff consumables the player will eat are those that they craft themselves on a Cooking Set or with Ack's services. Most of these consumables will only give a positive buff, though Spicy Tea provides a +30% Critical Chance boost while inflicting -3 per second. However, that small amount of damage can be offset by eating other Health buff consumables.
- Main article: Deepest Ruin Vending Machine
Special consumable items can be bought and used only within the Deepest Ruin. Some boost the same stats other foods are capable of boosting, though others have unique effects such as doubling loot or gol drop rate.
Certain furniture can only be used when the player is married, though the player does not actually have to use the spouse furniture with their spouse and can still gain buffs from using the furniture alone.
The spouse furniture that give buffs are as follows:
Types of buffsEdit
Positive buffs help the player survive or work longer, or do more damage in battle.
|Restores by a set amount or percentage each second.||Health buff consumables|
|Restores by a set amount or percentage each second.||Stamina buff consumables,|
Double Rocking Chair
|Restores Endurance by a set amount or percentage each second.||Hot Springs Inn,|
Double Lounge Chair
|Increases Attack by a set amount or percentage.||Attack buff consumables,|
Double Fitness Mat
|Increases Defense by a set amount or percentage.||Defense buff consumables|
|Critical Chance: increases chance of Critical Hits happening.
Critical Damage: increases Critical Hit damage inflicted. (Melee and ranged damage have separate stats.)
|Critical buff consumables,|
Dessert (melee damage) or Drink (ranged damage) restaurant consumables
|Removes poison debuff if the player is poisoned, and prevents poisoning while the buff is active.||Simple Antidote,|
|Prevents the player from getting hurt. (Automatically applied to player while the "Chances Remaining" screen is shown after dying in a Hazardous Ruin for the first or second time during the current attempt at the level, and disappears when play is resumed.)||Hazardous Ruins|
The following are negative effects that characters can be afflicted with.
|Prevents the target from moving or doing any actions.||Scare Soaker attacks,|
|If caused by an enemy's attack: prolonged poisoning effect that lowers by a set amount or percentage each second for a small amount of time.
If caused by a trap: lowers by a set amount or percentage every second until the player moves out of the trap causing the debuff; causes more damage per second than prolonged poisoning. May also cause prolonged poison debuff, even after leaving trap.
Sewage Plant traps
|If caused by an enemy's attack: prolonged burning effect that lowers by a set amount or percentage each second for a small amount of time.||Fire-based attacks,|
Computer Lab Ruin traps
|Player character||Character • Customization • Experience • Inventory • Skills|
|Attributes||Health • Stamina • Endurance • Other attributes • Buffs|