Swordsman versus 2 light sheep on row one.
Swordsman casts Windy sword against light sheep one, 350 damage done, light sheep dies.
Swordsman casts Windy sword against light sheep two, 340 damage done, light sheep dies.
Bladesman versus same mob.
Bladesman casts Lightning blade. Light sheep one takes 180 damage, light sheep two takes 220 damage, both sheep die.
These figures were all just made up off the top of my head as an example, don't investigate them for facts. If you understand what I'm saying here, that should show you why bladesman need more dex. The swordsmen have a lot of power, but all that power isn't always necessary if you can't hit the target. Having higher dex reduces your chances of missing.
So now that you've seen that, I suggest an alternating stat pump for the bladesman. 2 strength 1 dex for 1 turn, 2 dex 1str for the next. Then alternate them back and forth. And as a last minute edit before posting this.
Now that you're at level 10, you've finally become an bladesman.
Weapon Enhancement- Red Beetle, Flame Pegasus, and Red Butterfly. Fire Bear, Fire Skeleton, and Flame Tiger. Water Beetle, water butterfly, hovering stone, and water skeleton.
Armor Enhancement- Wood Crab, Pie Aibo, Wood Poli, Wood Hog
Where should I go to beat things up now?
10-15- Unfortunately, this early in the class you'll still want to stick close to the villages, you won't be able to use your lightning blade till blade level 15. Just find a spot where the pets levels are about the same as yours and go whack them around. 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- All right, hopefully your blade is either at or close to level 15. If it's not at level 15 yet, stay around western grasslands or dwarf hill until it gets there. Or you could even go up against lower level badies in your 10-15 training areas to train your blade skill up more without getting as much exp. Once you do get your lightning blade skill you can venture into the cave areas. Rat caves, slime cave, and puppet kings cave. Go around those places and wreak some havoc on those places. Sometimes you'll enter a fight with a set of 6 mobs all in one row. This is what I like to call fun chopping time. Anyway you should be able to train extremely easily from this point on.
20-25- At this point I reccomend you stick to level 2 of the slime or rat caves. You'll be wracking up some great experience there.
25-30- Here again sticking to slime cave is your best bet for the most part. Once your experience from light/dark slimes starts to diminish, head into level 3 for some more fun whacking.
30-35- Here you can venture into some higher places. Candy Mountain, Crystal Mountain, and Pineapple hill. 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. You can also venture into some of the other caves, such as the Tanrana maze or underground maze.
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..)