Relative D3 noob here. I started playing at the beginning of this season after being a long hold out. It's been a lot of fun, but I'm trying to amp up my enjoyment by reaching out to you all. I'm playing the Invoker set based crusader and I enjoy the style of CD management with one to two ability spam. The CD management is rather engaging to me. However, I'm looking to play something themed in more usage of lightning damage.
I know the crusader has a relatively competitive hammerdin build which can be geared to pump out lightning damage. I tried it and it's just not really for me. I don't feel I can run and gun or jump into a crowd. It's rather squishy compared to other crusader builds. I've investigated some other LoN builds and how I can give them a lightning theme but in doing so I always seem to sacrifice survivability which isn't as fun when trying to push for greater rifts. So I want to branch out while the season is still going and try another class. Suggestions? I hear the DH and the Wizard have lighting based builds. Are they competitive at all? Are they just as challenging to gear for as the lightning hammerdin? What about a monk or barbarian?
I'm not really sure what I'm looking to play but I'm willing to trying things. The crusader version of a lightning damage build didn't seem to pump out the numbers fast enough or take the hits like it needed to allow the hammers to do their work, so I am hoping this community can help stir me towards another class/build that might be closer.