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 embellishment.


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

      13 Nov 2017 12:15  

      I use throwing knife&farron dart as an easy counter to this. Lure this spell out, then roll and fire a dart back. The opponent should probably not be able to dodge. If he does, he will be out of fp before me.

      • Anonymous

        17 Oct 2017 06:50  

        Is it just me or is the dmg way too low? I know it's fast and all but still, bout as pathetic as the corona disc.

        • Anonymous

          24 Aug 2017 19:15  

          Best miracle in the game... but it's kind of useless for anyone with a brain on pvp. Good thing most people there don't have one. Works great on pve though.

          • Anonymous

            23 Aug 2017 06:25  

            I have to agree with many, this is the ranged miracle faith builds needed. My only complain is how late is gotten.

            • Anonymous

              19 Aug 2017 21:10  

              This is a must on a faith build. So useful. Not only does it cost less fp than lightning spear, it will do more damage from range with high faith. It's amazing against Midir. Just lock on to his head and you can hit him from range very easily, the range is very long, probably the longest of any miracle.

              On my 99 faith build with Yorshka's+10, mornes, sun firstborn, lightning clutch
              I was doing 398 damage per shot to Midir's head on NG+, it's easy to fire off 3 in a row quickly and do 1194 damage.
              This miracle also is great against Yhrom if you are doing no stormruler. 5-6 shots to his head and he will stagger, move in close and smash 3 lightning spears into his head, rinse repeat.

              • Anonymous

                08 Aug 2017 11:38  

                i still can't believe some people still think this miracle is OP, literally all you have to do to counter this is sprint circles around them instead of spamming roll. it's definitely not as good as before because of people screaming OP but then again the only way of using these things trading with them and i guess thats better then it being completely useless.

                • 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.

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