I'm creating a sci-fi story and one of my main characters has the ability to transfer her sensations to a target. This makes her difficult to fight in hand to hand combat since you would feel the blow from every punch you deal.
However, she can only transfer the sensation of pain to her enemies, she still receives any damage she takes, but simply doesn't feel it while her power is turned on.
All she can transfer is the feeling of pain. She will still receive the physical reactions to whatever element she uses.
What kind of weapon should she use to fight generic ordinary Joes?
I was thinking of something she could use on herself to cause debilitating pain, but not actually cause any damage to herself.
What kind of weapon or tool would be best for that?
Would a different strategy or weapon be better suited for her abilities? (Like say a sword or gun with poison ivy on the handle)