Most videos and guides suggest using the Baby Maker to pretty much kill him before he even gets a chance to get up his shield. So I went to farm Mad Dog for a Baby Maker, and eventually managed to find one (granted, it was only level 49 with a fire proc, but still). So apparently all you have to do is hold down the trigger with the Baby Maker while spamming reload, and Hyperius should die before he even puts up his shield. That is not the case for me, as I only manage to get him to ~50% health, then his shield goes up and his minions spawn, and then everything goes to hell. Which brings me to the following questions:
- Does the stats on Baby Maker matter at all? For example, do I need it to have a slag proc instead of fire for increased damage?
- Is the problem that I'm trying to solo him on playthrough 2.5? Is he easier / have less health on the normal playthrough?
- Another guide says that Infinity from Dr Mercy ignores the shields Hyperius and his minions puts up. Should I just farm for that gun instead and find a good hiding spot?
Please someone help me, as this fucking boss is driving me nuts. :(