Druids and Sorcerers will also use melee skills as a back-up in case they run out of Runes or Mana. They also use melee skills when hunting casually while they are making runes or collecting food. Instead of Axe fighting, mages will usually choose Sword Fighting or Club Fighting since those weapons will usually weight less than Axe Weapons.
Benefits and Drawbacks
The primary benefit of axe fighting is that most Axe Weapons have strong attack values.
The greatest drawback to axe fighting is that Axe Weapons have low defense values. This, however, is typically irrelevant, since the defense value of a weapon is negated when using a shield. Two-handed Axes, while strong on offense, typically leave the average Knight very vulnerable.
Items with axe fighting bonus
Several items provide bonus to axe fighting skill. Those items are:
- Earthborn Titan Armor - +2 to axe fighting
- Berserk Potion - +5 to all melee skills (including axe fighting) for 10 minutes
- Axe Ring - +4 to axe fighting for 30 minutes
- Veggie Casserole - +10 to all melee skills (including axe fighting) for 1 hour