Yes, it is the Haymaker and it works great so far (I just hit 70 on her and reset the UVHM playthrough to do all quests, explore & have fun).
Regarding DoTs, doesn’t her melee skill transfer the dots if you hit something (due to Haymaker ofc) since it’s a large cone shaped AoE? (obviously standing in an AoE DoT doesn’t do you any good).
I guess the idea was to make an all around build similar to Pimp Maya where you could swap coms and gear to get most out of any encounter / boss. I thought like on Maya, you could go for a cat com and beehawk for insane dps on bosses, and swap to something else for general mobbing or for partying with friends etc.
The lifesteal and shield regen really kick in during tough fights (like - for me - RedBelly 1st phase when there are no adds, he is immune to crits - if am not mistaken - and he has a high chance to immolate you with his laser).
I guess I can still run this build and swap in a Crap Shooter when I feel for it, or Chronicler and get some cryo weaps in. Outside of lasers I wouldn’t really use auto weapons with her as she would chew through the ammo like crazy and once you get going is hard to stop in time from shooting.
I had big ammo problems with Aurelia when I tried a good cryo vladoff sniper, the damage and kill times were great, but she was starved for bullets hahaha!
For Trickshot I figured since she auto-aims during showdown you won’t loose much with Luck Cannons, and I mainly use the Flyer really close-up (except vs the crows) - obviously it’s a great skill, Gaige was making a living on it, but again can just swap to blue crap shooter and should be fine.
Thanks, much appreciated, about to head into Titan Robotics and face the power suits and see how she fares w/o a corrosive weapon thehe!