Outdated Axeman Guide
(This is outdated) however still relevant whomever wishes to update or provide a more detailed guide please do so. Linked here : )
The Axeman class is probably the most challenging of the three
warrior classes. Much like the swordsman, the axeman focuses on
pure damage. And also like swordsman you can only attack single
enemies at a time. But the nature of the axeman makes his damage
unaided, which means you won't need as much MP with this little
class as you would with the swordsman. Which means you won't need
as many MP pots, since you'll be able to deal KO damage without
using skills most of the time.
The axeman class much like the swordsman really needs to be able to take a lot of damage. This class doesn't have any flashy dodging or hiding skills. However it does have the shield skill, which will greatly reduce your damage at higher levels if you have a shield equipped. Currenty the "Protection" skill isn't quite implemented yet, so using that is a waste of time, but the shield is an automatic skill, so it'll be leveling on it's own.
The warrior apprenticeship comes with 2 skills, Impact and Block. The Block skill is automatic, so it works on it's own and you don't need to level it, however you must have a shield to use it, so I suggest you grab a quest to make enough money to buy one as soon as you get out of the villiage head. This skill may not be helpful to you at the next skill level since protection is not implemented yet, but the higher the skill level, the more effective your shield blocking will be. And that leaves impact, use this skill as much as possible. I recommend you use this puppy on every hit during your early training. Sure this will drain your mp like a fat slob eating a chicken leg, but since you're below level 10, the healer is free. That means you have practically infinite MP, so use the crap out of it. You should be able to get this puppy close to level 20 by the time you even become a axeman, and having rush will be more helpful in your training. However, you'll notice that if you use this tactic, that your shield skill increases much to the speed of molasses going up hill in a blizzard... Unfortunately, the drawback to using the impact skills is that your dodge rate is lowered for the next turn and your shield blocking is unavailable... but oh well, that'll level up quickly on it's own, you'll be happier with your impact skills up.
Now that you're at level 10, you've finally become an axeman.
Weapon Enhancement- Red Beetle, Flame Pegasus, and Red Butterfly. Fire Bear, Fire Skeleton, and Flame Tiger.
Armor Enhancement- Wood Crab, Pie Aibo, Wood Poli, Wood Hog
10-15- This early in the character, stay around the village you started. Just find a spot where the pets levels are about the same as yours and go whack them with your sword. This would be places like behind the earth temple in northern grasslands, southern grasslands, GB Suberbs (outer circle of goldburg), or even the far back of Smiling Forest.
15-20- If you've been whacking enough things, your axe skills should be close to 15, so it should be in this level area that you obtain windy axe. You won't see much of an improvement in your damage when you use this skill. Especially if you've seen the double damage a swordsman can get with flying sword.... But you're an axeman, that shouldn't bother you, you have naturally high damage. The Western Grasslands is a good place to train around these levels. You won't have an elemental advantage, since the mobs are light and dark. But they aren't too bad, and give you good exp. However, they do have high dex, if you don't have a good dex stat you may want to train in dwarf hill.
20-25- By this time your skills should be well on their way to doing some good damage. From this point on you should be able to 1 hit KO just about anything you go up against as far as wild mobs go. For training I recommend Genie Desert. Much like western grasslands, you won't have an elemental advantage over the light/dark mobs, but the experience, again, is great. If you don't want to train there, you can go to Secret Plains or Snow White Forrest.
25-30- Around these levels you should be close to getting thunder axe. Much like windy axe, you'll notice an increase in damage when you use this, but not near as much as the swordsman skills... Again, you're an axeman, keep your head up and use your natural damage to your advantage. Playing around at the back of Snow white forest can bring some good exp.
30-35- Here you can venture into some higher places. Candy Mountain, Crystal Mountain, Pineapple hill.. get it, higher places... Hahahaha.... fine don't laugh, screw you pal.... Anyway, around these places you should find your element as an advantage and get some great experience. Just watch out for those metal pets... they can be hell on your armor enhancement if it's wood. But your defense should be high enough it won't be too bad.
40 and beyond- Here, like all other classes, you can still solo level for a while longer, but eventually, you're going to need to find yourself an AoD to help until the new patch comes out (which might even be before anyone reads any of these... in that case I guess I'll have some more writting to do..)