Sunlight Medal is a Multiplayer Item in Dark Souls 3.

Sunlight Medal

A medal received by members of the Warrior of Sunlight covenant for victory over the final foe when summoned. The summoner also gains the same medal.

The medal, engraved with the holy symbol of the sun, is slightly warm and reminds one of the great honor of a shared victory.


Sunlight Medal Usage



Ranks and Rewards

  1. 10 Sunlight Medals - Sacred Oath
  2. 30 Sunlight Medals - Great Lightning Spear



Sunlight Medal Locations

  • Obtained by successfully assisting someone as a gold phantom or by receiving help by a gold phantom.
  • Can be gained by killing a host as a red phantom while having the Warrior of Sunlight pledge equipped. 
  • Will be granted if you invade as any Covenant and another red phantom is present with Warrior of Sunlight pledge equipped and the host is defeated.
  • Will not be awarded for killing a red phantom invader.
  • Two Sunlight Medals can be obtained if following Sirris' questline while having the Warrior of Sunlight pledge equipped. One can be obtained by answering Sirris' call for cooperation in Irithyll and defeating Creighton the Wanderer. The other can be obtained by going to the entrance to the Curse-Rotted Greatwood after defeating Aldritch, and helping Sirris defeat her grandfather, Holy Knight Hodrick.
  • Drop from Lothric Knight (Very Rare).
  • One medal can be lootet from a corpse near sunlight altar (once per playthrough). From the corpse you can see the boss fog from Dragonslayer Armour.



  • Offline/PvE farming as a sorcerer: One of the fastest methods to farm the Sunlight Medal is at the Lothric Castle bonfire. You need 60 INT, +9 Court Sorcerer's Staff, Magic clutch ring, Young Dragon Ring, Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring, and Soul Stream spell. Note that the staff does not need to be fully upgraded so that, if you decide to re-spec, you do not need to waste a Titanite Slab. To boost item discovery, you can equip Symbol of Avarice (mimic's head), Covetous Gold Serpent Ring, Crystal Sage's Rapier, and Rusted Gold/Rusted Coin. The key is to one-hit two Lothric Knights near the bonfire with Soul Stream. Here are the steps:
    • Start at the FAR END of the bonfire, this prevents the knight near you to walk away as soon you get up from the bonfire.
    • Then, cast Steady Chant and then use Rusted coin before moving away from the bonfire (so that the knight does not start to walk away).
    • Approach the knight and cast Soul Stream. Make sure you align your spell so that it fully hits both knights. This can be done by standing on the steps, and a bit to its right side (when facing the knight) so that you are almost at the edge of the carpet.
    • You can repeat these steps one other time before the effect of Rusted Coin runs out. Meaning this method gets you approximately 4 kills/minute.




  • If a player invades with the Warriors of Sunlight covenant on and slays the host of embers, the player gets an ember as well as a sunlight token. Despite Jolly cooperation.

    • Anonymous

      11 Mar 2018 20:32  

      This farming method is not working anymore. And that's too bad for me, because my connection is always too poor to participate in co-op, and I really want the Lightning spear for my faith build...

      • Anonymous

        24 Feb 2018 07:34  

        Quick note: You do NOT receive any sunlight medals if you kill the host when summoned via red sign soapstone.

        • Anonymous

          23 Jan 2018 11:52  

          Lothric castle bonfire: kill the first knight, he has his back turned so its easy to get a couple of ranged hits or heavy attacks on him
          Same for the dragon barracks bonfire up the stairs the knight that is kneeling you can kill him very fast he doesn't have time to react.
          But honeslty be a sunbro and place your sign. That's the fastest way... I get summoned usually outside nameless king, pontiff, lothric, and dragonslayer armour. Just pick whatever boss it suits your playstyle and is weak to your main source of damage.

          • Anonymous

            30 Dec 2017 22:32  

            HUGE info dump below.

            There are 3 ways you can get these (in order to be rewarded Sunlight Medals, you must have the Warriors of Sunlight covenant equipped; there are exceptions that will be mentioned)(general note: options 1 and 2 require an internet connection and is recommended to be done around SL120-150 where most of the playerbase will be).

            1. Invasions: if you got a knack for PvP, this isn't a bad idea. There are two possible ways to get Sunlight medals through PvP:

            I. Red Eye Orb invasions are classic invasions (invade someone's world, and kill the Host), however you should note that Hosts and summoned Phantoms will most times use dirty or "dishonorable" tactics such as ganking, chugging, giant seeding or resummoning, especially post-Pontiff. You may occasionally invade a fight club if done at post-Pontiff (see II. below for more details).

            II. If Red Eye invasions are too hard or unfair, use the Red Soapstone. Putting down the Red Soapstone is incentive for more "classy" and "fair" duels. If you Red Soapstone post-Pontiff, there's a good chance you'll be summoned to fight clubs, where a host sits back and summons an endless barrage of Dark Spirits and occasionally phantoms to fight each other. It is also unlikely the Host will actually fight you unless you start attacking them). The general rules of duels or fight clubs are:

            i. No ganking (should be obvious because it's a duel).

            ii. No attacking while duelists are buffing pre-battle (during battle is arguable).

            iii. No healing, specifically no Estus (except Ashen, Ashen is fine), Divine Blessings, or Siegbraus (although use of Divine Blessings and Siegbraus is very rare because of the limited amount of the two items in playthroughs). Pretty much every other mean of healing is acceptable, such as miracles, Sun Princess Ring, blessed equipment, and life steal weapons/equipment. It is generally ok to use Estus if the other duelist does it first (but don't be the one to start it, alright?).

            iv. Duel Charms are a controversial item and you should not use them. Duel Charms removes buffs from enemies (but does not remove Tears of Denial).

            2. Co-oping for bosses: you can put down your White Soapstone in front of boss rooms to assist players in taking down bosses. End-game bosses like Pontiff, Aldrich, Yhorm, Dancer, Dragonslayer Armor, Twin Princes, and Nameless are good bosses to put down your summon sign for (you should note that the boss will have more health than usual and NGs can vary (you typically will not be summoned for NG+4 or higher)). Also, if you summon a Warrior of Sunlight to help you (or the Host has summoned a Warrior of Sunlight yet you aren't one), you will still get a medal as long as there is one Warrior of Sunlight alive and present by the time the boss dies (not including the Host).

            3. Farming is the more tedious and time consuming option (but is optimal if you have too bad of a connection to play online, you're bad at/don't like PvP and/or co-op, or if your character's SL is too high (SL300+) and as a result matchmaking cannot find anyone). This splits into two possible ways:

            I. Farming at the Lothric Castle bonfire is the easiest and possibly most rewarding way. You simply kill the knight next to bonfire, rest at the bonfire, rinse and repeat. This knight drops embers, large titanite, Lothric Knight armor pieces, Lothric Knight Sword, Lothric Knight Shield, and most importantly Sunlight Medals. It is recommended you have
            i. Symbol of Avarice (for higher drop rate and soul gain).
            ii. Crystal Sage Rapier (for higher drop rate) or,
            iii. Shield of Want (for higher soul gain).
            iv. Covetous Gold Serpent Ring (for higher drop rate).
            v. Covetous Silver Serpent Ring (for higher soul gain).
            vi. Max luck (doesn't affect drop rate that much though).
            Note that the Crystal Sage Rapier and Shield of Want can stack with 2 in both hands (ex. Crystal Sage Rapier in left hand and another in right hand).

            II. At Lothric Castle there is a body with a Sunlight Medal on it. It yields one Sunlight Medal per run. You could play NG, NG+2, NG+3, etc., but is not recommended because the enemies would eventually have god-like strength.

            • Anonymous

              05 Nov 2017 12:26  

              Killed Hodrick and Creighton with Sirrus while having the Warriors of Sunlight covenant equipped and didn't get any Sunlight Medals.

              • Anonymous

                26 Oct 2017 07:21  

                I get 1 medal per 10-11 knights, drop rate not bad at all, the damned proofs though, 1 in 36-37 f you From

                • Anonymous

                  11 Oct 2017 06:16  

                  Managed to get around 8 medals (and over one million souls so I ain't even mad) in a the span of over 3 hours via farming the knight at the castle.

                  Save yourself some valuable time and suffering and just chill outside the boss room of Yhorm and leave your summoning sign up.

                  You'll probably get all 30 medals in a hour at peak hours.

                  • Anonymous

                    15 Jun 2017 13:45  

                    My way of farming this : Dragonslayer Swordspear + Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring at Lothric castle bonfire (with all NG item discovery stuffs). Make sure your equip is <70%. At bonfire, pop coin, run near the knight (wont argo cus he turned around), use wep art then runing atk (poke) = dead knight. Run back to bonfire and repeat. U can do this twice before having to pop coin again, safe and fast

                    • Anonymous

                      02 Apr 2017 22:39  

                      It should be noted for faith builds that don't want to respec that a similar rate of farm can be achieved with 174 magic buff and two lightning stakes. (I am using +9 sunlight talisman and sage's ring with no lightning buffs to trade with the sword guy.) Simply use the weapon art unfaltering prayer on the sword wielding knight at lothric castle bonfire and if you have 20+ vig, you should be able to safely trade twice and achieve about 3.6 kills/minute. This method is slightly less efficient than the int. method mentioned above, but works reliably and relatively safely. Strafing to the right during the cast animation will often cause the knight to whiff a swing as well. Also, if the knight should opt to shield one hit, it is almost necessary to be able to cast lightning stake thrice. Otherwise, just wear all the item discovery stuff and farm away.

                      • Anonymous

                        06 Mar 2017 08:20  

                        TIP: I farmed quickly 15 medals (~1h) on ps4 just by putting summon signs at the twin prince Boss fight, nice and easy with summons every minute at 90 SL

                        • Anonymous

                          18 Feb 2017 00:23  

                          I completed Sirris' quest having equipped Warrior of Sunlight pledge and I did not get any Sunlight medal

                          • Anonymous

                            03 Jan 2017 00:03  

                            Not sure if it's just a coincidence, but I was set to Online and didn't see a single medal drop over about 50 kills. Quit and set it to Offline and suddenly my first kill was a medal, and another 3 kills later. If you're having trouble, try going offline before you grind.

                            • 20 Dec 2016 11:23  

                              using the method given in this page about using soul stream on the lothric knights works really well, just gained 3 medals in 8 kills. more than killing just the one knight in the bonfire room. the suggested equipment, stats and buffs also work to kill the knights in one shot. <- can almost oneshot kill the knights outside lothric boss room with this. probably requires +10 staff or higher int

                              • Anonymous

                                11 Dec 2016 15:38  

                                Unsure if this was something that was 'fixed' in a patch, or simply misinformation, but at this moment you absolutely do NOT gain sunlight medals by answering Sirris' calls (and presumably Anri's as well). You are summoned as a white phantom, no matter what covenant you're in.

                                • Anonymous

                                  16 Nov 2016 14:26  

                                  "Two Sunlight Medals can be obtained if following Sirris' questline while having the Warrior of Sunlight pledge equipped. " I cant confirm this atm ver. 1.08/1.22

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Hot spot05 Sep 2016 17:56  

                                    Nameless king boss fight gets you spawned within seconds, on PC at least. Cheesing with magic makes it really easy. Only problem would be the host dying

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Where's a good PVE farming spot?29 Aug 2016 15:25  

                                      I play exclusively offline, not by choice but because I'm in a situation where I have no landline and due to the stupidity of an ex-step father I most likely will never get one.Only online connection I have is my iPhone and free public access.Point being - Where would be a good place to farm? I often farm Lotheric Knights for embers but have never seen a single sunlight medal drop.I'd appreciate any info. Cheers!

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