hmm well most people are using the normal IB IN which give the same weap def. but then you got things like +6 spear shields and spear boots. axe gaunts aren't very common. skelly doesnt have any axe defense.
hmm tough call really...but i would definetly say theres less axe def then spear.
because i have inside knowledge and know your going to most likely be in RLB you actually might want to choose the raptor..since from the first night of pking what ive noticed is all you do is duff them run into towers for quick hits and get out for the most part, there isnt much vsing. RLB is like all tower fighting so you dont have to worry about mana that much, and like mentioned before you can always add a few stats to hp.
hmmm go raptor8. gl