Sunlight Spear is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. To cast a Miracle you must use a Talisman/Chime or Special Weapons that can cast Miracles.

Sunlight Spear

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 48
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 40 Faith
Type Ranged Attack



Miracle of Gwyn, the First Lord. Hurls a sunlight spear.

The tales of Gwyn's Archdragon hunts describe the inception of the Age of Fire.


Acquired From




  • Deals about twice the damage of Lightning Spear.
  • Creates a second hitbox at melee range that deals an extra 67% damage.
  • Sped up at Regulation 1.08 by about a second at ~50 Virtual Dex.
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    • Anonymous

      05 Jan 2018 12:45  

      Just tested on corvians on road to sacrifice: At 60 faith, both miracle rings and lightning clutch, sunlight spear with sunlight talisman did 1137. The same setup with yorshka chime which has 44 more spell buff only did 880. I tested other lightning spells to see if they also received a buff but it was only sunlight spear which kinda makes sense. But the damage buff plus the extra poise make this combo lethal.

      • Anonymous

        09 Aug 2017 20:45  

        a little bit of info .... if ligtning stake arrow or sunlight spear hit water they create a mini lighting storm effect. witch is usefull if your invaded in the swamp or something i havent tested this with the other ligthtning spears but i think they will do the same and lightnign storm didnt seem to do anything different

        • Anonymous

          15 Jun 2017 05:21  

          I think the FP cost should be a little lower since Affinity, Great Soul Dregs, and Chaos Bed Vestiges are all lower.

          • Anonymous

            12 Apr 2017 08:51  

            Did anyone notice that Sunlight Spear seems to be bugged after the April 12 update I keep getting ~300 damage at close range especially when my opponent is attacking

            • Anonymous

              10 Apr 2017 21:25  

              50 fth yorshka chime (fully upgraded) with morne ring+first born ring+lightning ring = 550-650 dmg when thrown
              same build with fully upgraded canvas talisman with close up with Weapon Art = 800-1000 dmg when directly hit.
              With canvas talisman build the Lightning Stake close up = 500-700 dmg when hit directly at enemy.

              IF anyone interested about DMG comparison.

              • Anonymous

                31 Mar 2017 20:49  

                Im seeing a little dispute a couple of comments down, about not enough damage... want more damage? make a mage, clerics heal balance out the fact they dont do much damage you cucks

                • Anonymous

                  11 Mar 2017 02:47  

                  miracles: lightning, lasers rain from the sky, AOE explosion.
                  pyromancies: meteors, lava spires, fireballs that shoot fireballs
                  sorceries: the most spectacularly terrible death laser ever.

                  • Anonymous

                    06 Jan 2017 16:42  

                    When you're near a bonfire (i was at firelink) i casted it and it "shocked" the sword, as i casted it near it put another lightning strike on the coiled sword

                    • Anonymous

                      Lighting nuke with the right equipment05 Sep 2016 13:56  

                      +10 yorshka's chime with morne rin+sun first ring+ Lightning clutch ring and 68 faith this thing hits 1.98k on the lothric knights. Not that great tbh but the damage can be buffed with sacred oath and deep protection.

                      • Anonymous

                        *****ing really?21 Aug 2016 12:09  

                        Regulation 1.08 sped up the cast time? We don't need *****ing sped up cast times, we need better FP to damage ratios. Either lower the *****ing FP cost or increase the ***** damage.

                        • Anonymous

                          Amazing31 Jul 2016 09:09  

                          Literally the most powerful miracle. Insane in pvp when paired with a sunlight tali (dat poise tho) and hits most enemies like a truck. Mandatory for cleric builds. It does lightning damage, so for max dmg, use the lightning clutch ring, the ring of the sun's firstborn, and morne's ring. 700-800 on most enemies with 60 faith. Trivializes archdragon peak. The downside is how expensive it is. You will need at least 40 attunement to make it worth your time. Would also recommend using the great lightning spear alongside it for squishier enemies, or just lightning stake. Does even more damage than the Swordspear's weapon art, even at range. If you use a chine and hit someone close range, expect 1200 damage or so.

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