I've got a full lightning build of my own going (barring my WotHF rune) that is substantially different from others, but also relies on one particular item, if you've got it: Strongarm Bracers.
The key is that Cyclone Strike counts as a knockback for the purposes of Strongarm Bracers. A 1.3 million lashing tail crit ends up critting for nearly 2 million instead. The breakdown:
Way of the Hundred Fists: Fists of Fury
Purely because my bracers rolled holy damage. This rune could easily be switched to others. I'm fond of the movement/attack speed rune, Blazing Fists, as well. WotHF also helps generate the extreme spirit needs for the build.
Lashing Tail Kick: Scorpion Sting
As all others have mentioned, this hits hard, and it stuns. It's a winner.
Cyclone Strike: Eye of the Storm
Not just because it's lightning damage, but the spirit reduction is KEY. This build is about yanking mobs in, and then lashing them in the face two or so times, then yanking them again, keeping the fat bonus from Strongarms in play. Between each Lashing Tail Kick, it's easy to get in two hits from WotHF, which leads to the next skill...
Sweeping Wind: Cyclone
Not only is it lightning, but WotHF is hitting so many times a second that this spawns tornadoes like a pre-patch Sweeping Wind.
Mantra of Healing: Time of Need
This keeps you alive even in the worst of packs. When elites throw down lots of ground crap (including Orbiter, Frozen Orb, even Thunderstorm below Torment IV or V depending on your resists), spamming this instead of Cyclone Strike will keep you alive through anything. Anything, I promise. Anything but chilling in arcane lasers, anyways. To make it even stronger, getting a 2-set Innas or some other large source of life-per-spirit is great, as popping it then becomes not only a shield, but a strong heal as well. With the 2-set, I feel like I could confidently drop my lifesteal weapon for one of dem tasty-looking Odyn Sons, if I could just find one.
Serenity: Unwelcome Disturbance
Feel free to pop another rune in here. I like the extra damage it does personally, but a 4 second serenity is just as viable.
Chant of Resonance
Sieze the Initiative (replace with Resolve, or Guiding Light if you feel secure)
Chant of Resonance you say? What the hell is wrong with me? Well, Chant of Resonance is what lets me pop Mantra of Healing forever. Stand in poison, take a dozen reflect damage mobs to the face, stand in desecrate, stand in molten, when I'm up against an elite with a ground effect, this allows me to effectively pop Mantra of Healing twice or more a second, keeping me shielded forever. If my spirit ever does fall, that's when I pop Serenity as well and regen it back up. Since only about half of elite packs are susceptible to Cyclone Strike, you're not losing out much by spamming it anyways. That it shields your allies as well is even better, as you'll be saving the butts of your ranged friends when you run into a reflect damage pack, who take 0 damage, as opposed to rapidly killing themselves.
This build has no problems whatsoever in Torment IV without a party, but in a party it really, really, really shines. Yank enemies in, Lash and stun them once, and the whole pack is abruptly dead. I call it the Making Friends spec, because Cyclone Strike makes so many undead and demonic friends. They keep dying for some reason though.
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