Now this is probably an outdated and otherwise useless thought but if I remember correctly Vader's lead skill allows him to reactivate damage over time effects once they've worn off. If he were to be used as a leader in Sith raid and activate his aoe attack would it even work? It just occurred to me that if it worked properly it could work wonders against nihilus in phase 1 and traya in phase 3 and 4. However I'm sure that the raid bosses aren't affected by this because of high tenacity or whatever but I just wanted to ask if this would work. Also does turn meter reduction work on anything in sith raid (namely nihilus)?
I doubt it would do as well as you think. I used to get 4 or 5 mil with vader led sith/empire in t5 and t6 with a fair amount of dots landing but in heroic the dots just don't land very well and the score is onky about a tenth of your t6 score. So it's probably not worth scrapping a p1 team that does 5 mil plus to get 1 or 2 mil.
But replace bb8 with canderous and you can still do a million or 2 dmg and not lose bb8. But still deoendent on dots landing which is difficult in heroic. Especially in p3 since after you kill a few sabers traya's tennacity goes through the roof.
Well okay let me rephrase that. It’s not particularly viable, it’s definitely not the best team to use, but I use Vader, thrawn, palp, savage, and Nihilus. I’m sure if I upgraded my other sith or empire I could come up with a better team. I don’t get in a ton of damage either, but I can prevent her going quite often by knocking down her turn meter. It my go to team when I’ve run out of all other viable teams.
For tm reduction you need empire or sith. Not many of them put dots on so you don't get it both ways.
Survivable characters work best but it still isn't huge dmg since even characters like sion don't last terribly long.
Then go in with zader, mission, zalbar, carth, and canderous. (Or sub in wampa for one.) The important thing is these are all dot heavy characters. With enough potency you may be able to get 10 or 20 dots on the first topple. After that the tennacity is likely going to get too high to land more.
Full disclosure, I have not tried this team since I just recently geared the or toons. Also with no passive healing or protection regain it is likely the team won't make it to enrage. So damage is still likely to be limited. But it could probably do a million or two.
Though I doubt it'll be enough to be worth skipping your carth team in p2 but it may be an option if you miss p2.