Conte's ban has expired and he is back on the bench today against Palermo.
"He brings a strong impact on to a team and I've rarely seen that in any other Coach. He transmits his rage and sporting ferocity," said Buffon.
"This is a season where we're going to be in a battle, even if we are the favourites because we have reinforced and started well. This doesn't mean our victory is to be expected, as that would be a terrible thought to allow. That's just inviting surprises..."