Treachery Armour for Rabid Wolf?

maxicek

Moderator Single Player
Treachery Armour for Rabid Wolf?

I was thinking of building a Rabid Wolf using treachery as the armour, mainly for the CTC fade and the IAS.

But thinking about it, I have a question on the CTC venom. If I use venom on an assassin, from what I have read, external sources of poison are added to the venom damage, but proportioned to Venoms duration. i.e., Venoms duration is 0.4 seconds. If I have another source of poison, that was 100 damage ove 4 seconds, it would add 100*(0.4/4) poison damage = 10 damage over 0.4 seconds.

So the question is, for my rabid wolf, an unsynergised lvl20 Rabies will do 924-996 damage over 11.6 seconds. If I bite with my rabies attack and venom has already triggered, will it reduce my damage to venom damage + 924*(0.4/11.6) = Venom damage + 32 damage over 0.4 seconds?

Hopefully my explanation is clear and I'm not waaay off track...

Thanks for any replies in advance.

BTW - I assume CTCs work in wolf form? I have never built a druid before.
 

Sint Nikolaas

Diabloii.Net Member
Yeah I don't know about the actual math but IIRC venom screws rabies over. Besides, the IAS on your armor won't do anything at all to your attack speed so the armor isn't great anyway.
 

sablast

Diabloii.Net Member
venom does nothing to rabies accept it enhance its poison damage in the first 0,4 seconds. Duration of rabies is the same as duration without venom.
But treachery is good on a wolf only for prebuffing fade, with it verdungo can be replaced with crafted belt, without losing 50% DR
 

FrostBurn

Diabloii.Net Member
You pose a question that has a very complicated answer. This thread is extremely useful and reading all of it will give you a good understanding of rabies with venom.
 

maxicek

Moderator Single Player
Frostburn do you have all these links memorised or are you just the Google of the SPF? :grin:

Thanks for the help everyone, looks like it will work just fine.
 

FrostBurn

Diabloii.Net Member
maxicek said:
Frostburn do you have all these links memorised or are you just the Google of the SPF? :grin:
Actually, I have all the useful links tattooed on my back... and I have a full length mirror.
 

Sint Nikolaas

Diabloii.Net Member
Ah right, it doesn't ''screw it over'' but doesn't help much either (if you have a good rabies going). Leaving you with the fade prebuff..
 

MadMardigan

Diabloii.Net Member
Sorry for the slight highjack, but...

If I'm reading that other thread correctly, Treachery would be a *very* good thing for a PDagger necro, right? With Blackbog's, trang's for the +poison% and no other poison sources?

~MM
 

FrostBurn

Diabloii.Net Member
MadMardigan said:
Treachery would be a *very* good thing for a PDagger necro, right? With Blackbog's, trang's for the +poison% and no other poison sources?

~MM
Precisely.

Edit: Here's an old thread of mine, and in it, you'll find several links to even older threads. All are useful in understanding the mechanics between Venom and PDagger.

I never did get a chance to test the poison duration in-game, since I still do not have a Poisonmancer build, and no one in the SPF stepped up to volunteer.
 
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