Lightning Blade is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. To cast a Miracle you must use a Chime, Talisman or Special Weapons that can cast Miracles.

Lightning Blade

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFP 50
Attunement Slots Slots 1
Faith 30
Type Weapon Buff



Miracle allegedly wielded by a certain dragonslayer knight in the Age of Gods.

Reinforces right weapon with lightning.

Tales of dragonslayers are now a rare thing, told only in fragments and whispers in remote regions.


Acquired From

  • Located in the Irithyll Dungeon area near the broken dragon statue used to reach the Archdragon Peak. Simply ride the elvator up and look towards the way you came in and you will see a corpse sitting and looking out of a window holding the spell (video location).
  • More Detailed Location: Starting from the Irithyll Dungeon bonfire, go right down the shortcut elevator. Run past the rats and keep to the left side where there is a tunnel/ stairwell leading to a very long ladder. After reaching the top, go out the window and drop down directly to your right once outside. You should see another ladder leading to a crumbling walkway and a hole in the wall filled with more rats. Follow this path until you see another hole in the wall and find a room filled with very large rats. Upon exiting, head into a tunnel on your left which should lead you to the area mentioned above.



  • Adds  0.96 * (Spell Buff) lightning damage
  • Only counts the Faith portion of your Catalyst's Spell Buff
  • Lasts 60 seconds, or 80 seconds with Lingering Dragoncrest Ring equiped.
  • Cannot be used on weapons that are unable to be buffed or are already infused with Crystal, Simple, or Blessed.


Visual Effect


|  Atonement  | |  Blessed Weapon  | |  Bountiful Light  | |  Bountiful Sunlight  | |  Caressing Tears  | |  Dark Blade  | |  Darkmoon Blade  | |  Dead Again  | |  Deep Protection  | |  Divine Pillars of Light  | |  Dorhy's Gnawing  | |  Emit Force  | |  Force  | |  Gnaw  | |  Great Heal  | |  Great Lightning Spear  | |  Great Magic Barrier  | |  Heal  | |  Heal Aid  | |  Homeward  | |  Lifehunt Scythe  | |  Lightning Arrow  | |  Lightning Spear  | |  Lightning Stake  | |  Lightning Storm  | |  Magic Barrier  | |  Med Heal  | |  Projected Heal  | |  Replenishment  | |  Sacred Oath  | |  Seek Guidance  | |  Soothing Sunlight  | |  Sunlight Spear  | |  Tears of Denial  | |  Vow of Silence  | |  Way of White Corona  | |  Wrath of the Gods  |


    • Anonymous

      09 Mar 2018 20:59  

      There needs to be further addition to the above information. As of 1.15, it will gain the benefit of your Intelligence stat if you are using catalysts such as Catha's Chime or Sunless Talisman, even though this is not a Dark Miracle.

      Also, to answer an earlier question, it will gain extra damage from a Lightning Clutch ring. It does not gain any benefit from Miracle-boosting rings, or other magic or miracle-boosting items like the Crown of Dusk.

      • Anonymous

        22 Jan 2018 05:44  

        Notes say that LB cannot be used on weapons that are already infused with Crystal, Simple, and Blessed.

        I suppose they should add that it can't be used on Lightning weapons either, because it is not applying to my Lightning Saint Bident unless I'm severely missing something.

        • 07 Dec 2017 09:00  

          if the damage is fixed regardless of the weapon, than am i righ in assuming that this(and pretty much all the other buffs, ut these ones specifically more) are better to be used with fast but very low damage weapons?

          • Anonymous

            29 Sep 2017 20:45  

            Does Lightning Clutch Ring (Increases lightning attack by 15% and
            Increases incoming physical damage by 10%) Ring

            increase Lightning Blade ?

            Because in the notes of Darkmoon Blade it said that Darkmoon Blade Increased by magic clutch ring.

            If yes, can we add it to the notes of Lightning Blade?

            • Anonymous

              23 May 2017 00:08  

              Needs a better, less wordy and confusing, description of its location. Just say, its halfway up the shortcut elevator that's after the broken dragon statue, must jump off. Detailed walkthroughs that explain where something is by walking you through the entire area are best left to videos, derp derp.

              • Anonymous

                19 Apr 2017 20:23  

                I'm at a loss here. As a 40 40 int fth pyro using carthus flame arc with a 207 spell buff matches the wikis formula of adding 188 AR. But using the sunless talisman with a 222 spell buff only adds 155 AR to the same weapon which is slightly less than .70 of the spell buff. Am I missing something? Is the lightning damage not shown well in the window? Why is this supposed to have a larger multiplier base AND Im using a higher spell buff so whats the deal?

                • Anonymous

                  13 Mar 2017 18:41  

                  How does it scale with FAI? It says "Adds 0.96 * (Spell Buff) lightning damage", but it does not include faith scaling anywhere!

                  • Anonymous

                    15 Jan 2017 16:39  

                    Looks like ass compared to the holy sunlight blade from dks1. Look it up right now. It was glorious compared to this weak *****.

                    • Anonymous

                      22 Oct 2016 16:15  

                      lol youtuber Sunlight Blade becomes Lightning Blade or Lightning Rod
                      still the best buff tho. it's grossly incandescent.

                      • Anonymous

                        Strengthening the buff13 Jul 2016 09:45  

                        Which of these affect this spell?1. Rings that enhance offensive fth spells2. FTH level3. Spell buff mod of catalyst

                        • Anonymous

                          Help me please!13 Jul 2016 04:23  

                          I am doing a paladin build using this one handed with a shield. Would a Lighttning infusion with 40 strength, 10 dex (Just thought I should add this in) And 40 faith be good?

                          • Like Darkmoon Blade?13 Jun 2016 23:03  

                            Apparently, the buff is "equivalent" to darkmoon blade by it's operation, but if darkmoon blade is affected by the magic clutch ring, how about this buff and the lightning clutch one?

                            • Anonymous

                              Sunlight Blade?28 May 2016 04:25  

                              Imo I think it would've been better to name this sunlight blade and use lightning blade as a lightning version of the sacred flame xD (Kakashi is best bring the h8 of there is any)

                              • Anonymous

                                Lightning Blade Spell sold by accident22 May 2016 06:58  

                                I accidentally sold this spell by accident is there any way of getting it back?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Cant use it08 May 2016 11:02  

                                  If this works for anyone please tell me which gear ur using because i cant use it and ive tried everything.Thank You

                                  • Anonymous

                                    An update on the damage that Lightning Weapon adds!04 May 2016 13:43  

                                    Did some testing. Lightning Weapon is now 110% of your Spell Buff as of the latest patch.

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