If your fantasy is to eviscerate the opposition using only blunt force trauma and high-yield explosives, Lethal Flash Carino - Hammer of Ash is the build for you. Hammer of Ash Demolisher Charge mechanic pairs with Lethal Flash's Desperate Measure Trait. The result hits very hard, slowly, and produces large explosions.
This build is beginner friendly, not relying on rare items or on many Aember modifiers (though they do help). The mechanics are simple with medium complexity rhythmic gameplay. This build can do all content and you'll have a great time along the way.
Offense is Defense, and you have plenty of both. This build stacks tons of Armor, Tenacity Blessings, and uses modifiers that scale damage based off of defense.
This build was extensively tested during Season 1. Season 2 brought along a rework to Steel Stagnation. The rework increased our damage, decreased our radius, and most importantly sets the Demolisher Charge restoration speed of Hammer of Ash to 1.5 seconds.
This means that we need to do more work than before to make a full reload with Desperate Measure coincide with Demolisher Charge regeneration. This is done with Hero Relics and Hero Memories, revolving around Eve of the Kingslaying. Please read the Talents, Hero Traits, Pacts section of this guide for more information.