Punch is the default weapon in The Elder Scrolls: Arena. It is the weakest weapon the Eternal Champion can use, and can only be used if the player does not have a weapon equipped. Punch only deals 1–2 base damage, although strength and the attack technique used can increase the damage done. Punch is not particularly useful at any point in the game, however, the player may end up using it during a dangerous situation where their weapon breaks during combat.


  • It is actually quite easy to pass through the Imperial Dungeons while only using Punch, though it becomes ineffective in later dungeons.
  • Punch is considered to be a One-Handed weapon, therefore the player can use a shield with Punch.
  • The player's fists always appear exactly the same, regardless of the player's chosen race.