Lightning Arrow is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. To cast a Miracle you must use a Talisman/Chime or Special Weapons that can cast Miracles. It is included in the The Ringed City.

Lightning Arrow

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 19
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 35 Faith
Type Ranged Attack



The few female knights who serve in the age of the gods used this miracle for dragonslaying.

Draw lightning bow to fire a lightning arrow. 

The lightning arrows offer a great improvement to the range of the spears, and were said to have been used to pierce the eyes of the dragons from afar.
But remember, beautiful stories are always marked by embelllishment.


Acquired From

  • The Ringed City: After fighting the dragon after the Shared Grave bonfire, it's just inside the building next to the stairs with crystal lizard ,behind 3 illusory walls. You can hear a enemy crumbling noise. Video Location




  • The bow itself seems to resemble a Dragonslayer Greatbow, albeit much smaller.
  • Very effective against Darkeater Midir.
  • The spell can be held indefinitely as long as the player holds down the button, allowing for some good mixups and pressure. Also, if the player uses Unfaltering Prayer, the poise buff will stay as long as the player continues to hold the button.
  • If cast with Unfaltering Prayer, a quick followup cast (hold or release) will grant the poise buff without the extra FP cost. This may be repeated as many times as you want, but the casts must be simultaneous. Example: L2, L1, L1, L1
  • The cast time and projectile speed is very fast.
  • Will not deal extra damage at point-blank range like the Lightning Spear miracles.
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    • Anonymous

      07 Jun 2017 05:20  

      If you use this spell as a Mix Up thing while splicing in a Lightning Storm or Sunlight spear to throw them off, you're good at PvP, and I will accept the loss no question. You won fairly. However, if you sit back and hold this down till I become vulnerable or bait me into a Black Flame you are the scum of the earth and for all I care can die in some horrible pit you astrally projecting *****tard.

      • Anonymous

        12 May 2017 18:27  

        The nerf honestly doesn't affect the playstyle much unless you just spam it. If you use it to take potshots at people drinking estus or rollcatching, you're golden.

        • Anonymous

          11 May 2017 22:10  

          Increase stamina consumption on one of the most useful faith spells in the game.

          Meanwhile, the Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords get a buff.

          • Anonymous

            07 May 2017 06:30  

            I like how in this spell's lore, is FROM's attempt at fixing their mistake for nerfing the aforementioned lightning spear miracle's range from being projectiles into essentially a lightning fist weapon.

            • Anonymous

              01 May 2017 06:23  

              One of the extra spells my pyromancer is going to use for Midir. Testing it out with 40/40, both miracle rings, sage ring, Blessed Lothric War Banner +10 (right hand) and Crystal Chime +9 left hand, arrows are doing 452 damage. Seems I'm doing more damage with both intel and faith.

              • Anonymous

                24 Apr 2017 00:32  

                Yep, I can see it now this will be nerfed to hell and back, people are already complaining op all over the place, an actual good faith spell, but it won't last.

                • Anonymous

                  17 Apr 2017 02:50  

                  "if the player uses Unfaltering Prayer, the poise buff will stay as long as the player continues to hold the button."
                  and there we have one huge problem

                  • Anonymous

                    16 Apr 2017 14:47  

                    Tears of Denial, Canvas Talisman and Saint's Talisman, this spell and Sunlight Spear + Straightsword and below 30% load combined gives you an ultimate scumbag mode. Works in pve, duels, team battles and invasions, you can roflstomp any opposition.

                    • Anonymous

                      13 Apr 2017 21:55  

                      It's sad that From decided to put the DS3 equivalent of ice rapier in yet another final DLC. This thing's gonna kill pvp, there is very little way of avoiding getting an aneurysm when you go against a reactive (lag optional) player using this obscenity.

                      • Anonymous

                        12 Apr 2017 21:21  

                        I love that thing! Use a HealOverTime Miracle and if you need a heal just use this spell but wait. mostly they roll and roll and roll.. and you get healed for free :D

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Apr 2017 16:00  

                          This thing is what miracle builds in DS3 needed the most, a fast, usable in virtually every situation projectile attack that can be used by mixing with other miracles. Striking contrast with DS2 where last DLC added probably the worst attack miracle in series.

                          • Anonymous

                            09 Apr 2017 19:53  

                            I'm fed up of scrubs yelling op at the first sight of anything that works. But why does From listen? I suppose the same reason 70% of spells are utter garbage. From is not god like some think. The same reason dks3 is a step back from the good of dks2. You *****in trash players need to shut the ***** up. This is the exact same scenario as quickscoping hate. The *****in loser 40 year olds couldn't keep up and said it was op. Anyone that has quickscoped knows how hard it is. One miss and you're did. Your skill is rewarded. They honestly wanna say their assault rifle is in a worse position? These people have never tried. Same with these scrubs. Too bad to deal with it. Only get wrecked. Don't know how hard it is to get casting to work for you. Stfu, stick to your family life, faggot. Leave the gaming to those competent. (Btw, last cod I played was mw3. Before you come at me for that lol)

                            • Anonymous

                              09 Apr 2017 19:21  

                              Lighting arrow + Straight sword = Full field advantage. You control all distance with Lightning arrow and when they try to close in distance just R1. Not to mention this is the best burst damage combo currently in the game. R1-R1-R2-L1 arrow is painfully consistent and racks up near 600-800 health depending on armor. The recovery frames on the miracle are just too quick, I can pump out an R1 before a rolling attack comes my way after casting the miracle, which shouldn't happen for any miracle let alone spell. Rolling will get you hit easily and drain your stamina as this spell is easy to roll catch with. Strafing works only if your sprinting, not jogging, and if you are at a medium distance away. The spell will hit you if you try to strafe too close to your opponent. Right now, the only reliable counters to this spell are lightning shields and cover. I don't care how you deal with this miracle, because I doubt you've faced the highest level of players with this setup. For the highest levels of play, you are forced to deal with this constant threat of the arrow, meaning your forced to engage a SS user at close range. This spell is absolutely ridiculous.

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