The Community Maya Guide - All you ever wanted to know

Please note: a lot of the links here point to the old forums and may be broken due to the forum change. I’ll update the links once they’re ported over here. Thanks.

##In this thread you’ll find links to guides, tools and other sorts of topics related to our favorite siren.

Phaselock Maya’s action skill.

Motion Skill Tree
This is Maya’s left skill tree, focusing mainly on crowd control.

Harmony Skill Tree
This is Maya’s middle skill tree, focusing on healing yourself and teammates.

Cataclysm Skill Tree
This is Maya’s right skill tree, focusing on elemental damage. It has a lot of scaling issues in later levels.

Skill Builder
Useful if you’re doing a write up on your build, or want some feedback on a build you’re working on.

DDD: Maya’s Skills For Dummies
Everything you ever wanted to know about Maya’s skills in one place.

Why Chain Reaction Is Amazing
A breakdown of chain reaction and it’s mechanics, complete with gameplay videos.

Deal With The Devil
Breakdown of how this method works, although it does require an extra step after the patch.

Maya’s Skill Tree Deficiencies
Everything wrong with Maya’s skills, whether it be bad scaling or just unusable against certain bosses.

Phaselock Resistant/Immune Enemies
A guide to what enemies can and can’t be phaselocked.

Thoughtlock: The Good, The Bad And The Rabid That Got Away
An in-depth guide on Thoughtlock, including key points (the good), drawbacks (the bad), tactics and more.

A Study Of Mayas Skills And How They Effect DPS
A guide that goes deep into the explanation of DPS and how certain skills are effected.

How To Get The Most Out Of Backdraft
An awesome Guide by EXOTEK909 describing how Backdraft works and why it’s not as bad as you may think. This is inspired by Nuu’s Unkillable Impulsive Backdraft Siren build.

Reaper Resource Roundup
A breakdown of Reapers mechanics: How it works, what is affected by it, what isn’t, everything like that.

Siren Master Build List
A collection of various builds for Maya.

50 ways to keep Maya alive in UVHM
A collection of tips for keeping Maya alive in UVHM and the OP (72+) levels.

Raiding With Maya At OP8
A guide for raiding with Maya at OP 8, including tips, gear recommendations, and other resources.

DDD Guide: Maya’s Guide To Raids And Bosses:
As of now, this is a WiP. This is a guide on everything you would need to know about bosses and raids.

Spunky’s Nurse Maya Guide
This is a guide on how to play Nurse Maya, by one of the best Nurse Mayas. The gear is a little outdated, but still a very good guide.

SMG Tests
A rundown of SMGs using the 72 test dummy with OP8 weapons. Complete with a weapon stats spreadsheet.

A guide to Maya’s COMs
A guide to Maya’s COM: What’s good, what’s not, that kind of stuff.

Maya’s Pimpernel Guide
Everything about the Pimpernel. Best parts, prefix and how to use it.

Top Gear for Maya the Siren
A breakdown of the best gear for Maya to use.

Hell Witch Is Broken
So, the Hell Witch COM isn’t working as intended. It doesn’t add extra corrosive DoT like it should.

Maya’s Heads And Skins
Some screen shots of all of Maya’s heads and skins.

Q: What enemies can’t be phaselocked?

A: Most enemies in the game can be phaselocked. The enemies that can’t are usually unique. These include Wilhelm, BNK-3R, The Warrior, Saturn, Dukino’s Mom and OMGWTH. There are some non-unique enemies that can’t be phaselocked such as constructors.

ThatOneGuy23 for the original siren resource thread.
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I’ve updated the links and included the new DDD skill guide. Due to how the old forums were archived, we can only access the first page. If anybody would be so kind as to port those threads over so they aren’t lost, I’ll update the guide. Thank you. :dukeaffirmative:

A post was split to a new topic: Thoughtlock cool down

2 posts were merged into an existing topic: Siren Master List: Build Collection

I can’t tell if Helios is any stronger or not cause I haven’t used it since I put a single point in it back in tvhm, saw it do like 100 dmg / tick and promptly spec’d out of it. Now I have it at 4/5 with legendary binder (9/5) and it maybe takes off like 1/4 of a trash mobs health along with the rest of ruin.

So yes, it’s applied to all enemies with converge, but I feel like Flicker might help more with the maliwan smgs that I like. I don’t know… I’m still on the fence until someone can figure out the new helios damage formula. I would if I had the time…

As for blight phoenix… has it always had that weird creepy sound when it is damaging an enemy? I’ve had 1 point in it forever, but didn’t notice the creepy sound until this patch. IIRC, even with 4/5 it was only doing like 1600 fire and 4800 corrosive damage to a loader per tick at level 64. So it still seems weak enough that 1 point for the stumble would work fine.

I noticed that the link to my COMs guide links to the first Reply, so if you want to fix that, that’d be great :stuck_out_tongue:

Okay, okay. I’ll fix it. :dukejk:

Fixed. Happy now?


Thanks! :dukeaffirmative:

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Needs rewording (IMO) and spelling:

Phaselock Resistant/Immune Enemies
A guide to what enemies can or can’t be phaselocked.

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I fixed the spelling, but the wording is fine because the guide includes both enemies that can be Phaselocked as well as (and) enemies that cannot. Thanks for pointing out the spelling mistake because I found a few more. :dukefp:

Most of the builds are outdated.:frowning:

They ain’t mine so there ain’t nothing I can do 'bout that.

Is it possible to fix some guides I cannot open the raid boss ones

Unfortunately, that’s a link to the oldforums archive, which GBX discontinued last month. It’s possible someone had grabbed that link and put it in the Internet archive, so a copy might still be available. There were a LOT of links to the oldforum archive though, and not much notice given that the server for it was going to be turned off.

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Darn. Well I guess I got YouTube for raid advice or somewhere on the forums.

Yea, I’d love to see these old links back up again. I’ve gotten back into BL2 again and what I’ve found on Youtube isn’t as good as this board.

Try this link and see if you can get some info you’re looking for:

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Thanks man, still the links seem to not connect. I’d like to know more about Deal With the Devil and how that works. I’m trying to do raids and am looking for the best way to go about it WITHOUT gear you get from raid bosses (Norfleet, Interfacer, etc.)

The Internet Archive can be tricky if the page the link points to wasn’t archived on the same date as the page the link is on. There’s a weird boxy graph thing at the top where you can click on a snapshot that does exist. Here’s the archived post:

This is the actual build (note that it’s only level 61 so pre-UVH2):

I’d also add that this build is pre-2015 Maya buffs, so you may want to take a careful look at the skills and through your extra points for a level 72 build in accordingly. (For one thing, Cloud Kill is now much stronger. Also, I believe the Immolate glitch was fixed or nerfed, although I’m not 100% certain if this build relies on it over-much?)