Use warcry + uncharged R2 to annihilate every foe in pvp. You even have hyper poise to trade with UGS - Users or stop the R1 - Spammers in this game. Millwood Axe is especially good for countering spammy or very resilient adversaries.
axes and maces got no love in the dlcs. at least axes got one new one in the dlc, but it is basicly just the battle axe with a slightly different warcry and better str scaling. maces didn't even get a new weapon in the dlcs.