This is my personal guide for a Storm Totem Shaman Primalist. The build was originally supposed to be for a shockwavetotem build, but once I saw the damage possibilities of , I switched once I got to endgame.
This build is perfect if you want to stand around and tank everything while still dishing out a ton of lightning damage, and filling your screen with lightning strikes. There's only really two requirements for this build to work. Theset for primalist, and two with cast speed for totems. Outside of these two things, there's a lot of flexibility. You mainly want to pick up minion damage/health, lightning and spell damage for totems, and a few defensive things like a little bit of health and void resist on your exalted items. The extra bit of defenses is due to being vulnerable at the beginning of echoes prior to placing your . Once you place your totem down you will quickly notice that you're getting 60k+ ward. This is what makes the build work so well and why you don't have to invest a crazy amount of defenses, outside of a few ward bypassing degens, you're pretty much immune to damage after the first few seconds of an echo. This ward also hits allies, meaning it's a great support tool for playing with groups of people as they will also see their own ward climb to ridiculous numbers.
PSA: The videos in the guide are with an unoptimized version at level 92 without the uniques, and only having the set, the two idols, and the rest of the gear is exalts. This is to show that the build can be used very early and is pretty flexible. Playing casually I was able to start empowered monoliths around level 86.