The Dagger is the Assassin's primary weapon, consisting of a razor-sharp, hardened blade with a cloth-wrapped grip and ring pommel. It does heavy melee damage and has a grapple ability as its alternate fire. When performed from behind, an Assassin's Grapple is referred to as an Assassination and will kill most Pros outright, with only a few exceptions. Like all grapple attacks, after successfully executing a grapple, there is a brief cooldown period before a grapple can be performed again, indicated by the meter which appears around the player's crosshair. As the Dagger uses no ammunition, Reload has been replaced with a short-ranged lunging strike, which can be used to close the distance between the Assassin and a potential victim. When the Assassin's passive skill is upgraded to Level 3, the Dagger is replaced by a Sword, which has better damage, a longer reach, and a different taunt from the Dagger. In all other respects, the Sword is identical to the Dagger and performs the same attacks.