Sunlight Straight Sword

112 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon_weight.png 3.0
Aux None    
Requirements & Bonus
D D - C
12 12 - 16
weapon_type-icon.jpg Straight Sword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard / Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Oath of Sunlight icon_fp_cost.png 40

Sunlight Straight Sword is a Unique Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Straight sword imbued with the strength of lightning.

This featureless long sword contains the very power of the sun. Perhaps is a relic of one-sided adoration.

Skill: Oath of Sunlight
Raise the sword aloft when praising the sun to boost attack and damage absorption for self and allies in vicinity. The warriors of sunlight are co-operators from an ancient age. 

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused, but can be Buffed
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Was given substantial faith scaling in patch 1.13.
  • The weapon's description says the sword is imbued with the power of lightning despite it having no innate lightning damage.

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Sunlight Straight Sword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 112 - - - - D D - C - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +1 125 - - - - D D - C - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +2 134 - - - - D D - C - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +3 156 - - - - D D - C - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +4 176 - - - - C C - C - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +5 196 - - - - C C - B - - - 45 30 25 25 30


Table Key


Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)

    • 25 Apr 2017 09:11  

      You know, they could've actually added lightning in the patch to reflect the damn description of it. I mean. Just saying, but nope. Faith scaling. Which is fine and all, but I mean...come on From. What're you doing? No silver knight weapons. Weapons that scale with a stat, but doesn't require it. Weapons that require a stat but doesn't scale with it. Weapon descriptions that don't reflect on the actual weapon...This is the last game. So please. Get this right. T_T

      But, this is just my opinion.

      • 22 Apr 2017 03:42  

        This sword become better than dark sword) With 60 faith and 13/12 str/dex and dark blade buff i can easily kill solo any spear of church OR can deal with gank squads 4vs1 as spear)
        Also very easy and fast kill of any in-game boss (just dodge slow hits and spam r1)
        But for pvp with this stats its better to use crucifix, cause lack of combat WA makes it really dumb and easy to counter.

        • 17 Apr 2017 11:49  

          I basically made Adolf Hitler with a faith build
          What I'm trying to say is sunlight straight sword is op literally with lightning buff with my talisman then the swords weapon art sunlights oath I'm left at 647 damage I think it's definitely over 600 all I need to know is if there's a better talisman for the lightning buff and it will be better than my infused lightning curved sword

          • 16 Apr 2017 19:00  

            PRAISE THE SUN FOR SUCH GRACIOUS BUFFS. Those heretical teachers who flock to their dark swords know not the power of the incandescent sun. These buffs will make sure anyone who strays from the path of sunlight may be put to the sunlight blade. Praise the Sun and prepare thyself for jolly cooperation my brothers and sisters. Salvation for faith builds shall come from this and the magnificent lightning arrow

            • 15 Apr 2017 03:52  

              Honestly, this thing did not need a buff. It was already top tier weapon, and now after 1.13 patch with lighting blade and the WA it has over 800 AR (could be more with clutch ring, leo ring, or deep protection) one handed. GG From

              • 21 Mar 2017 08:18  

                One-hand critical backstab the knight at dragon mauseleum with,
                sunlight sword+5 - 732 damage (no oath of sunlight)
                refined lothric sword+10 - 787 damage
                drakeblood greatsword+10 - 753 damage
                refined dark sword+9 - 704 damage
                fume ultra greatsword+4 - 752 damage
                however... with sunlight sword+5 - oath of sunlight on, 817 damage
                so, this is a good sword, been using it in PvE, not into PvE.
                i am a watchamacallit, qualty build?, strength-dexterity 60, faith-intelligence 35.

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