So, if you have just a bunch of handwraps, then No.. Tempest would probably not be the best PRE choice.
I'd say do something like:
(all these assume either Elf, or Helf)
AA - Save a feat from AA Pre-req with the Enegery of Creation(?) from arti levels.
All ranged/TWF feats for free, as well as 10Kstars, tier2 Earth/Water/Air stances, and Dark Monk Pre.
Pretty much the same thing as above, except you either have to have take Mental Toughness, or Sorc past life..
This build nets you a lot more SA damage though.
Again, I'd go AA. Would play more like a pure Ranger than anything else.
Max str, Con, Rest into dex/int. Melee with wraps when Manyshot is on timer.
IMHO Tempest just isn't worth it at all if you aren't dual wielding. You could go whirling Steel Strike if you have some good longswords, but that seems to be a pretty unpopular choice on the forums.