So I have been researching resistance like mad lately trying to make the leap to being a HAAT guild and I keep seeing people say to make sure to try to drop speed down on the tank with Resistance trooper before topple to maximize DPS.
I'm sorry, but that is poor advice. Speed down doesn't affect the toppled tank.
I tested repeatedly at various speeds with my Jawa Engineer trying to sync recalibrate to topple. I ended up syncing it so Jawa Engineer would finish his 3rd turn immediately before topple ends. This is making sure that the tank is always toppled by the raid assist from Jawa Engineer in 1 turn so their meters are perfectly synced and I get the Morale speed boost. Now recalibrate gives 45% tm so he basically gains 300% + 45% tm in the time it takes the tank to gain 100% tm.
Speed down is -25% speed. Since we're only dealing with 1 turn that makes this easy. If speed down worked, then in the time that I gain 300% tm, he will have gained 75%tm (100-25). That means that with a speed down I would gain 100% tm for every 25% tm the tank gains. To put it another way, if speed down worked on the tank, I would gain 400% + 45% tm when the tank gained 100% tm.
But guess what? My Jawa Engineer ALWAYS takes ONLY 3 turns inside of topple UNLESS he topples with a turn meter over half full.
It is impossible that he would only take 3 turns inside of topple if speed down affected the tank. So now you all know and can stop spreading bad advice. Thanks for your time.