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Rabies

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Rabies is a Druid skill from the Wrath skill tree. Its features are:

Grants Player Exploits Condition
Poison Dmg N/A
Werewolf
Shapeshifting

Rabies Details and Upgrades

rabies

Rabies

Shapeshift into a Werewolf and perform an infectious bite against enemies in front of you, dealing 28% damage, and applying an additional 23% Poisoning Damage over 6 seconds.

Infected enemies spread Rabies to other surrounding targets.

Type: Shapeshifting

Damage: Poison

Cooldown: 12 seconds

Lucky Hit Chance: 50%

Tags: Wrath, Werewolf, Shapeshifting

Upgrades

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Enhanced Rabies

Rabies' Poisoning Damage also increases over the lifetime of the disease, dealing x60% bonus damage at maximum duration.

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Natural Rabies

Rabies spreads 50% faster.

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Savage Rabies

Rabies deals its total Poisoning Damage in 4 seconds instead of 6.


Other Skills that work with Rabies

The following skills either:

  • Create a condition Rabies can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Rabies creates
Core Tree
Digitigrade Gait
Digitigrade Gait

You gain + 3 / 6 / 9% Movement Speed while in Werewolf form. This bonus persists for 3 seconds after leaving Werewolf form.

Requires a point in Predatory Instinct.

Passive

Companion Tree
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Enhanced Wolf Pack

Wolves deal x25% increased damage to Immobilized, Stunned, Slowed, or Poisoned enemies.

Skill

Wrath Tree
Neurotoxin

Neurotoxin

Poisoned enemies are Slowed (CC) by 8 / 16 / 24%.

Passive

Envenom
Envenom

You and your Companions gain x 10 / 20 / 30% bonus Critical Strike Damage against Poisoned enemies..

Requires a point in Neurotoxin.

Passive

Toxic Claws
Toxic Claws

Critical Strikes with  Werewolf skills deal 8 /16 / 24% of their Base Damage as Poisoning Damage over 4 seconds.

Requires a point in Neurotoxin.

Passive

Ultimate Tree
Quickshift

Quickshift

When a Shapeshifting Skill transforms you into a different form, it deals x 5 / 10 / 15% increased damage.

Passive

Natural Fortitude
Natural Fortitude

Shapeshifting Fortifies you for 2 / 4 / 6% Maximum Life.

Requires a point in Quickshift.

Passive

Heightened Senses
Heightened Senses

Upon shapeshifting into a Werewolf or Werebear, gain 4 / 8 / 12% Damage Reduction against Elites for 5 seconds.

Requires a point in Quickshift.

Passive

Key Passives Tree
Bestial Rampage

Bestial Rampage

After being a Werewolf for 2 seconds, gain +30% Attack Speed for 15 seconds.

After being a Werebear for 2 seconds, deal x30% increased damage for 15 seconds.

Passive

Lupine Ferocity

Lupine Ferocity

Every 6th Werewolf skill hit Critically Strikes and deals x 140% increased damage.

Passive


Items that work with Rabies

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Rabies
  • Create a condition Rabies can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Rabies creates

Legendary Aspects

Aspect of Nature's Savagery
Offensive Werewolf Skills function as Storm Skills and Werebear Skills function as Earth Skills for the Nature's Fury Key Passive.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Druid
Aspect of the Blurred Beast
Offensive While dashing, Shred seeks out Nearby Poisoned enemies and deals 20–40%[x] increased damage to them.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Druid
Aspect of the Changeling's Debt
Resource Damaging a Poisoned enemy with a Werebear Skill will instantly deal 120 - 150% of the Poisoning damage and consume the Poisoning.

Ring

Conclave
(Map)
Kehjistan Druid
Aspect of the Dark Howl
Utility Debilitating Roar is now a Werewolf Skill. In addition, Debilitating Roar will Immobilize Poisoned enemies for 2 - 4 seconds.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Druid
Aspect of the Unsatiated
Resource After killing an enemy with Shred, your next Werewolf Skill generates 30 - 40% more Spirit and deals 30 - 40% increased damage.

Ring

Tormented Ruins
(Map)
Fractured Peaks Druid
Skinwalker's Aspect
Defensive When you use a Shapeshifting Skill that changes your form, gain .07 - .12 Life. If you are at full Life, gain the same amount as Fortify.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Fading Echo
(Map)
Kehjistan Druid
Stormshifter's Aspect
Utility While Hurricane is active, gain + 2 Ranks to your Shapeshifting Skills.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Crusaders' Cathedral
(Map)
Kehjistan Druid
Subterranean Aspect
Offensive Poison Creeper’s active also casts Landslide in a circle around you. Earth Skills deal 10 - 20% increased damage to Poisoned enemies.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Druid
Vigorous Aspect
Defensive Gain 10 - 15% Damage Reduction while Shapeshifted into a Werewolf.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Steadfast Barracks
(Map)
Hawezar Druid

* Extraction means the Legendary Aspect can be removed from any Legendary item at the Occultist. A dungeon name means the Aspect will be added to your Codex of Power as a reward after completing that dungeon.


Unique Items

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Mad Wolf's Glee

“He was not a victim of the curse - he sought it out. As his skin split and his bones cracked, his laughter never ceased." – Tale of the Mad Nobleman

Type: Chest Armor
Class: Druid

Description: Werewolf form is now your true form, and you gain +3 Ranks to all Werewolf Skills.

Affixes:

  • + # Maximum Life
  • + % Damage
  • % Damage Reduction from Poisoned Enemies
  • + % Movement Speed
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Hunter's Zenith

"By fang, claw, spear, or sword - send the bastards back to the flames from which they crawled! Soak the peat with their blood! For Fiacla-Géar! For Scosglen!" - Nafain, during the Days of Ash

Type: Ring
Class: Druid

Description: Gain a bonus when you kill with a Shapeshifting Skill:

  • Werewolf: Your next Non-Ultimate Werebear Skill costs no Resource and has no Cooldown.
  • Werebear: Your next Werewolf Skill will Heal you for # when damage is first dealt.
  • Affixes:

    • + % All Resistances
    • + % Lightning Resistance

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    Fleshrender

    This weapon is a reminder of the unbridled savagery of our druidic ancestors, the wisdom of which I see more clearly with every day that passes." - Moreg, Druidic Scholar

    Type: One-handed Mace
    Class: Druid

    Description: Debilitating Roar and Blood Howl deal 0.5 - 1.0 damage to Nearby Poisoned enemies, increased by x 10% for every 100 Willpower you have.

    Fleshrender has a flat damage effect, which scales with power.


    Affixes:

    • + % Damage while Shapeshifted
    • + % Damage to Poisoned Enemies
    • + # Ranks of All Defensive Skills
    • + % Core skill Damage


    Changes to Rabies

    Patch 1.2.0, October 17, 2023

    • Damage increased from 1.1 to 1.4.
    • Spread speed increased by 50%.
    • Natural Rabies -Spread Speed bonus reduced from 100% to 50%.

    Patch 1.1.1, August 8, 2023

    • Damage over time increased from 76% to 110%.

    Patch 1-0-3, June 27, 2023

    • Base Poisoning damage increased from 53% to 76%.