Considering Maplestory Hero but need input

Alright, I’ve wanted a Hero for a long time. A real long time. I want that Hero to use Axes, and 1H ones at that. Now, every thread I ever find strongly recommends people without funding choose 2H instead as 1H ideally has not only a great weapon but a great shield as well.

I want to know, what exactly is the difference I’m looking at here as an unfunded? Is 1H like 30% less efficient unless you have funding or something? And what am I looking at in terms of axes vs. swords? (2H and 1H)

It cheaper to buy clean axes because no one buys clean axes for no reason other than I want to use a sword instead, but scrolled axes is worth the same amount as sword since the value of scrolls dictate the cost (unless no one buys the axes, then price will be cheaper).

2H-weapon is a 1.32 damage multiplier and is usually normal(6) attack speed which make raging blow take 0.760 seconds to finish with booster. (Enrage raging blow take 0.690 seconds to finish)
1H-weapon is a 1.2 damage multiplier and is usually fast(5) attack speed which make raging blow take 0.690 seconds to finish with booster. (Enrage raging blow take 0.660 seconds to finish)

So the advantage 2H-Weapon has is 10% more damage than one-handed weapon and approximately 10-5% slower than 1-Handed weapon.
So 2H-Weapon is slightly stronger than 1H-weapon due to attack animation being rounded to the highest multiples of 30.

But shields can be scrolled with attack and have Star Force enhancement to make up the differences. Also Attack speed matters at end-game bosses where 0.1 second is the difference between life and death, since you deal no damage when you’re dead.

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