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When does rabies druid get good?

Discussion in 'Druid' started by I-bring-realm-down, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. I-bring-realm-down

    I-bring-realm-down Banned

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    When does rabies druid get good?

    Right now I am lv 32 and my rabies does about 3k dmg. It does not seem to do anything to anybody pvp or pvm. Does it ever get good or should I scrap this druid while I can?
     
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    Kiba Diabloii.Net Member

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    usaully when you hit char lvl of **+ and have good gear +max rabie and poison creeper it will do decent in pvp.

    Id aim for 30K + rabie damage for it too be effective in pvp
     
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    I-bring-realm-down Banned

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    Thanks:) I plan on having torch, anni, I have 2 ss charms bramble, trangs gloves etc. Hopefully that will do
     
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    Every +skill you get boosts rabies damage ALOT so try to get 9 SS gcs by time you hit high level. You already have bramble and trangs so with 9ss gcs, torch and anni, you should be able to hit 40-50k rabies easy.
     
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    Rabies generally gets good when you switch from Rabies to Fury. Rabies itself will never really be much of a killer outside of PvP.
     
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    I-bring-realm-down Banned

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    What is the best weapon choice for my rabies druid? Some said 6 shael'd phase blade. I can get grief if needed, thanks :)
     
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    rabies gets really good (in pvp) when you have a 20/20 monarch and a death's web wand on switch.
     
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    Generally speaking:

    Shaeld/High IAS (botdGPA) Range 5 Weapon would be "best" for applying Rabies form far away.
    Faceted Plaque Bearer would be "best" for +skills to Rabies
    Death's Web would be "best" for Total Dmg output for on bite Rabies

    Faceted Plaque Bearer Bite + Switch to Death's Web would produce "best" dmg output for Rabies Sequence.
     
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    I-bring-realm-down Banned

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    Thanks for the input :)
     
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    SSoG Diabloii.Net Member

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    I'm a big fan of socketing Dols into my Rabies weapon, or wearing the Face of Horror or Rattlecage for the "Hit Causes Monster to Flee". Fleeing monsters are great at spreading Rabies. Don't go crazy over it, but it's nice to get a little bit from somewhere.
     
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    Psh, My MLD Hybrid does 4.5k rabies and it's good against a lot of people. With a 30/-30 Crystal Sword and a 15/-15 Hyperion on switch it kills anyone not really paying attention or with low resists :).
     
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    My Rabies/Fury is in Level 47 now and killing everything in NM (I am able to solo Meph so for me that is a triumph). I agree to the person who said that Rabies gets good when you start using Fury, as I use Rabies to trigger the poison and then switch to Fury to finish them off. For interest's sake, I am using
    - Jalal's Mane
    - crappy armor, amulet, ring
    - Raven Frost (for the other ring)
    - Trang Gloves
    - Gore Riders
    - Husoldal Evo (was just given to me when I was starting out, but it works excellent: decent damage, AR and IAS...will be moving to Tomb Reaver when I get high enough)

    *OneFromBeyond - who can't wait for a ladder reset so he can try an untwinked Wolf
     
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    ^ That reminds me. How viable is an untwinked Fury/Rabies for PvM? I know the Rabies damage will be pathetic. However, the stopping of healing should be enough to allow the remainder of your party to do their thing and clear them while you tank. Sounds pretty fun actually :).
     
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    Plague Bearer is slow for the first hit.Just use grief phase or botd or tomb reaver for first bite then do the swich thing.My rabies does 59k and kill prety much everything on the first bite but good bvc's,to them I do 2 bites but to decent ones I dont have time to live till they got me.I didnt yet tried to fury through them.
     

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