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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    • 23 Apr 2017 18:32  

      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.

      • 16 Apr 2017 20:50  

        "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

        • 16 Apr 2017 08:47  

          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.

          • 13 Apr 2017 15:55  

            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.

            • 12 Apr 2017 15:21  

              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

              • 11 Apr 2017 10:00  

                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.

                • 09 Apr 2017 13:53  

                  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)

                  • 09 Apr 2017 13:21  

                    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.

                    • 07 Apr 2017 18:06  

                      Stop complaining about this being op. For once we have an amazing miracle (that is actually easy to doge once you get the hang of playing against it) making faith builds more viable and fun. Tough s*** if you die to it a couple times.

                      • 04 Apr 2017 03:39  

                        For those people b***ing about this miracle being OP. This miracle is good for roll catching, however, if you're Limp Bizkit and just keep rollin rollin rollin, you will be punished. If you just run, you will dodge the arrow.

                        • 01 Apr 2017 19:26  

                          Does this miracle have pitiful damage without the miracle boosting rings? Want to use this one for poking and roll catching, but if the damage is rather low, might stick to black firebombs or knives.

                          • 01 Apr 2017 10:33  

                            Awesome miracle, now clerics have good offencive spell. You can rollcatch and combo it in 2 attacks, also you can mix two r1's with a spell after. Must have to all faith oriented builds. I also recommend saints talisman, it has spellbuff 242 at 60 FTH(yorshka's has 247) and anough poise to tank some hits from light weapons or spells(I was able to tank crystal spear and chaos bed vestiges)

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