Hyde is only better if you have no clue what Monster you’re gonna face.
Though it’s not my personal preference and I’d rather pick Torvald against Gorgon, I can definitely see why Lennox might be deemed more effective than Hyde by the OP.
Mostly because the Hunter comp is one that constantly demands the Monster’s attention making it impossible to actually properly stay on target.
Slim has the highest healing potential in the game. In the most optimal situation for Slim players, it’ll take forever for you to get any Hunter down before Slim goes down.
However, that doesn’t mean focusing Slim is the answer. Why? Hank. Hank, especially with Reload or Capacity, makes it so that it’ll take forever for you to get any Hunter down before Hank goes down.
See the conflict here?
Now add Wasteland Maggie. Her Harpoon Traps are so bloody frequent and so… well, impossible to really counter or avoid thanks to their insane range, that they too will require attention from the Monster. In the form of wasting a melee attack and a traversal every few seconds.
And finally add Lennox. Hyde would’ve been a safe pick too but he only forces the Monster out of an area once in a while with the Toxic Grenade.
Lennox however, just like Wasteland Maggie, constantly demands focus from the Monster everytime she reaches the maximum multiplier, unless you enjoy having your health bar shredded during the long time it takes to get someone down in this comp.
In short, there’s never really a chance to give someone a strike against this comp if you play the “right” way of constantly snagging Harpoon Trap cables and smacking Lennox once every few seconds.
The only way to actually even make any progress is to, at some point, ignore Lennox entirely and I’m sure you understand just how fucked up that really is.
Btw I personally think Wasteland Maggie is the problem in this comp, not Lennox. Lennox is already bad enough as it is against 90% of Monster players.