i just recently bought PoE and want to play a Barbarian. I want to play on PotD difficulty and i would like to build the barbarian my way. I have read on many posts that for PotD you have to optimize and min/max wich as i understand it in terms of a barbarian shifts the focus heavily towards an aoe carnage and therefore int maxed build. I want to clarify that idont have a problem with an int barb existing or even being one of the most optimized builds possible, its just not what id like to build.
So i guess my main question is can i still build a powerful barbarian more along the lines of a brute that can take a lot of hits and still feel strong or does PotD require me to follow along certain cut out ways?
thanks for reading and answering