Spears of the Church is a Covenant in Dark Souls 3. It was added in The Ringed City DLC.


A green-rusted ornament of young grass, the crest of Princess Filianore. Equip to join the Spears of the Church covenant.

The Spears of the Church watch over the Princess' slumber, and when the church is compromised by a trespasser, the Judicator summons them as loyal spirits to eliminate the threat (Summoned automatically while this is equipped).

Loyal spirits summoned as Spears of the Church are granted a blessing of protection.





 Spears of the Church Information




  • Defeat Darkeater Midir under the Inner Ring Wall bonfire, behind a hidden wall to join this covenant.


Effects of covenant

Rank Requirements

  • Successfully completing task earns you Filianore's Spear Ornament which can be turned in to the altar to rank up in the covenant. The altar is located next to the Ringed Knight with the dual greatswords outside the church. 




  • None.



  • The summoning mechanics for this covenant are reminiscent of the Old Monk from Demon's Souls, whom Hidetaka Miyazaki, one of Dark Souls III's directors, claims to be his favorite boss encounter.
  • If the player puts down their summon sign withitin the Ringed City, they have a chance of getting summoned as a Spear of the Church, even if they aren't in the Covenant. The same can happen at pure random while exploring the Ringed City, though the chances are low.

    • Anonymous

      25 Nov 2017 14:04  

      I got summoned as the Spear of the Church, died to another Havel ganksquad pretty much immediately, but got TWO ornaments anyway... I'm not sure if the Host died at the same time, or if the presence of a Warrior of Sunlight affects anything? Either way, go figure I always get summoned when I'm in the middle of a fashion run.

      • Anonymous

        18 Nov 2017 14:04  

        Got summoned as halflight with Blades of the Darkmoon on. I even haven't obtained Spears of the Church insignia.

        • Anonymous

          08 Nov 2017 20:16  

          this covenant is real mix bag, since it launched I would say 30% of the time you will have a great time and 70% of the time you will get ganked on by 3 players. playing as a boss outweighs the horrible time for me. another downside is that the rewards are pretty underwhelming compared to other covenants.

          • Anonymous

            04 Nov 2017 18:51  

            It's a cool fight until you get a person who doesn't even try to fight and just gives you free backstabs, then it's the most boring fight ever

            • Anonymous

              01 Nov 2017 20:51  

              The Covenants rewards are alright i just wish there was an actual weapon, like the spear by the altar, just make it do what the divine spear fragment dose and some sort new move set

              • Anonymous

                10 Oct 2017 14:33  

                There are a few mechanics that aren't mentioned here. I've recieved two spear ornaments for defeating a host with a group of phantoms. (I forget if it was two or three) I've also had instances where my blessing of protection (where the spear fragments appear above your head and fire at the trespassers) didn't activate even once during the fight.

                • 24 Sep 2017 02:01  

                  Put white sign down for a friend, randomly got summoned to a random room, standing there confused as to what was happening, 3 players attack and kill me.
                  I guess this must be it.

                  Yeah thanks for spoiling the fight for me, game.
                  Also good job on getting those guys a challenge.

                  Oh and the best explanation in-game is a voice saying (while I'm in the process of dying btw) "make haste"
                  MAKE HASTE TO WHAT?!

                  • Anonymous

                    12 Sep 2017 01:53  

                    I love it when the summoned spear of the church is cosplaying as an npc/boss.
                    I've had some pretty epic battles against Anri of Astora, Friede, Smough, etc, seems to happen every once in a while.

                    • Anonymous

                      28 Aug 2017 14:27  

                      If been summoned once as halflight without having the Spears of the Church covenant! ... Not sure, but I think I was using the Blades of the Darkmoon covenant that time.

                      • Anonymous

                        26 Aug 2017 14:15  

                        Put my summon sign at the bonfire near midir and get summoned as a spear almost immediately. Found a Host on his own. Put my weapon in my inventory, go toward the Host and wave. The Host watch me with mistrust, before using prostration, killing me, and spamming thank you carving. I wish i got a sun medal out of this.

                        • Anonymous

                          15 Aug 2017 04:02  

                          I put my summon sign as a sunbro in the room before midir and got summon as spear of the church, killed the host and got a Filianore's Spear Ornament. is this normal?

                          • 24 Jul 2017 07:27  

                            The main issue that I have with this covenant is the fact that the rewards are practically useless. My characters join covenants because they offer something useful for the gameplay; my paladin build joins the Sunbros/Darkmoon Blades for the lightning spear and weapon buff, my sorceress joins Aldrich Faithful/Rosaria's Fingers for the spell and staffs, my pyomancer joins the Mound Makers for Warmth, my warrior joins the Watchdogs for the sword and shield. All of these rewards are useful for the build for the rest of the game.

                            The Young Grass Dew looks like a useful reward - damage reduction and stamina regen is a win-win except for the little detail that it only applies when you are summoned as a Spear of the Church. The Divine Spear Fragment is only usable during the Spears boss fight as well. So this endgame level covenant that you have to slay a dragon to even join only ends up offering rewards whose use are restricted to one half of a single boss fight out of the entirety of the game.

                            It's a disappointing, gank-infested vicious circle which exists only to sustain it's own existence; "Well now that I've spent hours and hours grinding that boss fight for the 30 spear fragments, I've drastically improved my abilities to continue to grind that boss fight. Whoop-dee-doo."

                            • Anonymous

                              21 Jul 2017 15:59  

                              Just faced a 5000HP patches and 3 other summons while only being able to do 140 damage to patches with a Fume ultra greatsword...There really needs to be a nerf to avoid this type of play because this is the 3rd time this has happened to me in 2 hours.

                              • Anonymous

                                16 Jul 2017 13:11  

                                This "boss" is pretty *****ing irritating when you're a solo host.
                                Having to deal with two spamming painting guardians and a spear of the church.

                                • Anonymous

                                  10 Jul 2017 20:28  

                                  I have had to teleport out after the fight twice. 2 phantoms had to crystal out as well. No cov reward but I received my souls. Anyone else experience this?

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