Whether you play online or offline, Eclipse is always kinda different. As Athena, equiped with a Hyperion Development and a Maliwan shock Blaster, he is no big deal. I can only judge about that, because I play Athena most of the time and I haven’t tried Eclipse/EOS as Claptrap yet.
If I solo him, everything works perfectly and it takes me less than 5 minutes and he is history. Nevertheless, playing coop with two of my friends, things are different. Solo him and most of the time, he uses his front rockets, but if I play coop, he suddenly uses his back rockets. Sure, you can shoot them down, but pretty often you get hit and you don’t know how or where it came from. Also, sometimes his rockets, energy balls and beams penetrate my Aspis shield and that really sucks.
Anyway, I’m gonna pay him a visit soon and then I’m gonna try to kill him without using my Aspis shield and see how it goes. But even then, it’s not the same thing like playing online or with friends. Plus stupid lag can be a big pain in the ass!