Axe Fighting is the most aggressive of all of the meleeskills.
The primary benefit of axe fighting is that most Axe Weapons have strong attack values. Also, in some worlds, the Axe Ring is cheaper than the Club and Sword rings.
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. Another drawback for Axe players is that the armor that gives the Axe skill, the Earthborn Titan Armor, only drops from major bosses and you can't get one in quests like the armor counterparts for Club and Sword. Therefore, the Axe armor will be very expensive and even non-existent in some worlds.
Axe Fighting Bonuses
Axe Fighting bonuses can either be temporary or permanent. The following items provide an Axe Fighting bonus: