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
Requirements & Bonus
E E - 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 - - - - E E - C - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +1 125 - - - - E E - C - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +2 134 - - - - E E - C - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +3 156 - - - - E E - C - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +4 176 - - - - D D - C - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +5 196 - - - - D D - 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)

    • Anonymous

      05 Aug 2017 02:45  

      What a shame there is no INT equivalent weapon, ie a high int scaling only weapon that is buffable. Moonlight greatsword is close, but not buffable or as fast.

      • Anonymous

        12 Jul 2017 04:42  

        It doesn't stack with Deep Protection if you use Deep protection first and then Oath of Sunlight, the DP buff gets canceled for some reason. They stack if you do Oath first and then DP tho. Really weird.

        • 13 May 2017 19:17  

          don't care about the nerf, i still can get 200 more AR with the chaos drakeblood greatsword,780 base(no buffs) when something like the black knight sword still around 500-580 for me... add to that the sunlight straight sword buff(which i forgot how much ar i had for, probably around 600) and it would go over 800 AR, quadruple split damage was insane, but the sunlight straight sword buffed with lightning was also quite beastly... too much i'd say.

          • Anonymous

            11 May 2017 06:48  

            With 12 str/dex and 60 fth you get about 368 AR, and with Sacred Oath (weapon art), Lightning blade, and the L. clutch ring you get 700+ AR (300 - 400 AR in PvP duels) wich is insane

            • 09 May 2017 06:40  

              Good God. This thing hits like a truck. I slapped DMB on it and ran into dragon slayer armor after sequence breaking on ng plus with 60 faith and it really makes short work of him. And Oceiros. And pretty much anyone I've met. Except Gundyr, who folded pretty nicely for lightning blade. Anyway, this is an awesome awesome weapon. I shredded folks in the swamp for a bit, too. Fun times.

              • 09 May 2017 06:12  

                Gotta admit, this thing wrecks in PVE. I took a six month break, came back, slapped on dark moon blade, and slapped Dragonslayer Armor around the arena and it was silly. Really silly. I didn't look good so much as he just got WREKT.

                It also wrecks in PVP. Slap the buff on and it's a murder machine.

                • Anonymous

                  07 May 2017 16:42  

                  Can somebody help me, i got it and was excited to reinforce it and but after +5 it's not on the list any more. Can anyone explain?

                  • 02 May 2017 02:09  

                    Favorite weapon right now. Using it in a high level 50Dex/50Str/65Fth build and with Lightning Blade, Sacred Oath and its WA, three buffs I can use within just 5 seconds, it has 856 AR Two-Handed and 832 One-Handed.

                    • Anonymous

                      27 Apr 2017 13:38  

                      With 13 str/12 dex/60 faith + darkmoon blade buff & yorshka's chime. I'm getting a 605 AR one handed & 617 AR two handed.

                      • 25 Apr 2017 15:11  

                        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.

                        • Anonymous

                          22 Apr 2017 09:42  

                          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.

                          • Anonymous

                            17 Apr 2017 17:49  

                            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

                            • Anonymous

                              17 Apr 2017 01:00  

                              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

                              • Anonymous

                                16 Apr 2017 15:21  

                                How can i build for faith with this? i'm planning for a mage, but i want to use stuff like this or crucifix of the mad king

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