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.
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.
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.
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
^ 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 .
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.