That reminds me, we need a thread for Super Novice builds.
I'm really more of a caster novice, but I'll give what little input I know about melee ones.
Melee novices are typically built like you would a rogue. Str>Agi>Dex. For skills, get the usual SuNo buffs (bless, agi, improve concentration). Although you're gonna have to carry SP gears to switch to for buffing. Improve Dodge and Double Attack are important passive skills. And of course, get Mammonite.
Basically, you have the flee of an assassin with the attack power of Mammonite (arguably one of the strongest, non-trans, single target, spammable skills). As rosy as that sounds, you're still a squishy, squishy Novice and flee is still capped at 95%.