What Does DEBUFF Mean?

DEBUFF means Harmful Effect On A Character in an online gaming context.

A DEBUFF is an effect placed on a character that negatively impacts their statistics and characteristics. DEBUFFs can be inflicted by the system or by opposing players.

DEBUFF is an antonym of BUFF (Beneficial Effect On A Character) and may be applied to nullify the effects of BUFFs.

DEBUFF should not be confused with NERF (Weaken a Game Feature).

Summary of Key Points

"Harmful Effect On A Character" is the most common definition for DEBUFF on online gaming forums.
Definition:Harmful Effect On A Character
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of DEBUFF in Sentences

Here is an example of DEBUFF being used in an online conversation:
  • Colin: I've nearly finished level 4!
  • Sylvia: Watch out for the boss! He has a wicked DEBUFF.

Example of DEBUFF Used in a Text

Using DEBUFF on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, or Snapchat)


See Also

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