I would like to start playing HC mode. I play console (no seasons).
I play WD in SC.
In HC I would like to try a CRUSADER and a WIZARD.
Please, can you share your advice and experience playing this two classes in HC mode?
Do wizard will feel too weak till I gear up? Which is the recommended build / skills / gear for fresh 70 (no set)?
Do crusader will feel too clunky and slow till I gear up? Which is the recommended build / skills / gear for fresh 70 (no set)?
Any other advice?
THANKS A LOT!
Personally, I would not suggest playing a character you have never tried before as your first hardcore character. I typically start every season as a HC WD as I am familiar with their play style, they do some serious damage without the best gear, they get spirit vessel at the low level of 30, which can save your life while leveling. They also have some great speed farming builds that will help you establish yourself as a HC player. I am not sure how the stash works on console, or the blood shard system, but typically you can gear another class with your main farming character by spending your blood shards on the new class once they hit 70. Both Crusader and Wizard are extremely viable HC classes, but I personally wouldn't recommend playing them as your first HC character if you are not familiar with the class in general.
As for builds, you are on the right site for that, just browse the builds list for the class you want to play. You can also Google the countless leveling guides that are out there for each build as well.
Good luck, and welcome to the dark side!