Golden Ritual Spear

73 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 20.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 20
icon_weight.png 3.0
Aux None 60 
Requirements & Bonus
E D - B
10 10 18 14
weapon_type-icon.jpg Spears damage_type-icon.jpg Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Steady Chant icon_fp_cost.png 9 (-/-)

Golden Ritual Spear is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

A ritual spear presented to Darkmoon Knights before Sulyvahn claimed the title of Pontiff.

Can also be used as a staff. Sorceries cast using this weapon channel the wielder's faith.

Skill: Steady Chant
Boost the strength of sorceries for a very short period. 

Notes and Tips:

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Golden Ritual Spear Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 73 77 - - - E D - B - - - 40.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+1 81 85 - - - E D - A - - - 40.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+2 87 91 - - - E D - A - - - 40.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+3 102 107 - - - E D - A - - - 40.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+4 115 120 - - - E D - A - - - 40.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
+5 128 134 - - - D C - A - - - 40.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 25.0


Table Key


Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)

    • 11 Dec 2016 20:23  

      If you're wondering if you can create a build with this beast, you can; this, Great Magic Shield, and a Pierce Shield (Well, any Shield Bash shield really, but you don't need a Greatshield due to GMS) will work wonders. You'll want Farron Flashsword to add mix-ups into your attacks, not required (It does push you up to 23 Int) but recommended.

      • 03 Dec 2016 23:56  

        This thing can kinda work with the right build, but it's mainly good for mixups, and its base moveset is... not that great. A weird (and good) thing I noticed is despite it having a lot magic damage, and rather low phisical piercing damage, it deals a TON of counter damage, even without the leo ring. Oh well :T

        • Casting behind shield21 Jun 2016 07:50  

          Possibly a stupid question, but does anyone know if casting using this spear allows you to keep your shield up a la normal attacks with a spear? If so, could potentially be good to get around being staggered out of spells

          • Stamina Consumption15 Jun 2016 12:55  

            I've tested with this and the court sorcerer's staff and the ritual spear uses up significantly less stamina for the same spells, which is very useful.

            • When casting09 May 2016 11:58  

              From a glance it seems to cast from your hand so you do not get extra range on spells like Soul Great Sword and Farron Flash Blade but this would need to be confirmed.

              • Great for pyros03 May 2016 07:45  

                So I've been using this for couple days, very nice dual purpose right hand. I have fire hand on left and golden spear in right. It allows me to free up a weapon slot so I can wear heavier armor. I rock sunlight tali, pyro hand, and this spear. Must use for hybrid caster.

                • Note25 Apr 2016 16:15  

                  This is the same weapon wielded by Aldrich, Devourer of Gods. As a catalyst, he uses this weapon to casts magic projections of the Gravelord Sword, the Lifehunt Scythe and the Darkmoon Bow, along with other magic attacks.

                  • Decent mix-up weapon22 Apr 2016 03:15  

                    Scaling and damage is wholly meh, but you're getting a spear to poke from behind shields, huge reach for soul/flash-sword spells and access to the spammable sorceries even with base requirement Int. Should keep invaders on their toes.

                    • Faith scaling16 Apr 2016 10:22  

                      Pretty sure this thing has faith scaling (it gets applied to sorceries) which isn't shown here. While it's nice that you can cast sorceries scaling with faith you still need to meet the int requirement to actually use those sorceries, which makes this thing pretty useless as you will need the int anyway so might as well get a decent staff. Save your twinkling titanite for Izalith Staff for some sweet dark damage.

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