Okay, now that that’s over with, why I use a Stopping Sandhawk:
More shots before Phaselocking for slag. As you may or may not know, the Flying Prefix on a Dahl SMG increases projectile speed whole the Stopping prefix increases damage. Most players I see using Sandhawks, including on YouTube, use Flying variants, but as you can see I fire as many shots as possible before Phaselocking to apply slag from Ruin and slower projectile speed means more shots hit while Hyperius is slagged. You could probably get a few more shots off if you don’t use Accelerate, but I use the same build for mobbing and raids (different gear obviously) so I keep Accelerate on. You can take off about 1/3 of Hyperius’s health at the beginning of the fight if you time your shots and PL just right, this kill was a bit sloppy, I haven’t actually tried it without Accelerate but I imagine you could shave off another 5-10 seconds if you did, even with it I can shave off about 20-30 seconds at least on this fight but as I said I CBF recording a perfect kill lol I’m no speedrunner and this kill was successful in relatively short time nonetheless.
If you have any more questions feel free to ask, I raid a lot with Maya and contrary to what a lot of people might tell you I believe Maya is the second best character for general raiding.
I know “Beehawking” seems like a pretty simple playstyle, but the gear and build does need to be specific to defeat raids at OP8 and Maya is the only character who can pull off Beehawk raid kills at OP8 consistently, and it’s really her only option for raiding anyway unless you intend a speedkill which is a lot trickier and requires a more specific setup than this one, this is just for general play. I’d recommend not Beehawking against mobs however, The Bee provides virtually no survivability and if you rely on it you’ll lose tremendous DPS when it depletes, which happens often in mobbing scenarios. Use a Maliwan sniper or Hyperion shotgun for general mobbing, or if you use the Legendary Cat use a Tattler or Bitch and a strong shield like the Blockade or Antagonist.