berry you forgetten the most important things about boris and Maxime "
Boris gets mud shield and the mud shield has the same amount of defence as you have ^^ the mud shield has a own amount of HP so you won't get any damage anymore ^^
Maxime gets concentration and moon slash ^^ thnx to concentration maxime will get more dex so he won't miss that much. he can learn moonslash and that is 1 of his best skills ^^ moon slash is a hack/int skill so go to 2handed swords and add all the way to int soon you get lvl36 so he can wear is Xien breaker weapon on lvl51 ^^
downside of maxime is big against boris concentration has no use cause boris is a def type not a agi and if you mastered mud shield then the shield has the biggest amount of HP and good def ^^ so he won't be hitting more then 700 each hit or something or maybe less and mud shield takes all the damage :P so boris is the cheapest but 1 of the best chars