The Punch-Dagger is the first and basic weapon of Strife. The player begins the game with only a punch dagger(sometimes called a Katar). The sprites for the Punch Dagger are greatly based on the punch sprites in Doom and Doom 2. At first, once the player gets better weapons like the Crossbow and Assault Rifle, the player will not perfer to use the Punch Dagger. However the Stamina stat in Strife that affects the player's health cap will also make the punch dagger much stronger, to the point that some players have claimed that they can take out a Crusader with a single lucky hit of the Punch Dagger. This is also good to use on Acolytes, especially with the stamina bonus.