I work late afternoon to evening so whenever my guild runs sith raid I usually get right into the first phase against nihilus and throw my best resistance team at it on auto. On average auto play deals roughly 1 million damage and once did 2 million damage. However more recently my team on auto only dealt 600000 damage despite all being gear 12, 3 of 5 toons fully Zeta'd and mods almost completely sliced to 6 dot. When it comes to playing manually I dont know how well I'd perform since it's been a while since I tried to fight nihilus myself. My question is when I do play manually do I just go all out with attack or try to use special abilities at some point, notably ones that dont deal damage? I've noticed my bb8 usually pulls off a non damage ability on its first turn but should I focus on attack or mix it up?