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
C 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.
  • The Weapon Art, Oath of Sunlight, is a buff that increases damage dealt (both physical and elemental), and decreases damage taken by yourself and allies nearby when it is cast. 
  • The Oath of Sunlight does not stack with and is overwritten by Sacred Oath. (Tears of Denial is also overwritten, you need to cast the buff first and then Tears if you want it to stay active) Can be stacked with deep protection
  • Gives a 10% AR buff and 10% bonus to damage absorption for 45 seconds. Bonuses to damage and absorption are multiplicative.
  • Is not affected by Lingering Dragoncrest Ring

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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 - - - - C C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
+1 125 - - - - C C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
+2 134 - - - - C C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
+3 156 - - - - C C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
+4 176 - - - - C C - - - - - 45 30 25 25 30
+5 196 - - - - B 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)

    • 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.

      • To My Fellow Warriors of Sunlight08 Aug 2016 10:54  

        Praise the everloving sun my fellow warriors! Or great warrior Solaire has returned! We must honor his memory by showing all Dark Sword users that the power of the sun can defeat any broke-ass weapon!

        • Is this even Solaire's sword?04 Jul 2016 12:50  

          Random over-interpretation: The Dark souls 1 Sunlight Straight Sword had no faith requirement or special powers whatsoever, but the description in this game clearly references Solaire, which suggests to me that he became Lord of Cinder in his own timeline and infused the sword with his power. Or maybe it just has these abilities in this game because having it be a longsword-clone would be a waste of development time

          • Don't have to always equip the sword04 Jul 2016 06:02  

            If you activate the Oath you can switch to your other weapon and still retains the Oath buff. I'm using my Sunlight sword just for using its buff then i switch to my Lothric Greatsword then proceeds casting DP and Lightning Blade on it.

            • Really Strong16 Jun 2016 01:16  

              I have to say with a 40/40 Build and 40 condition, this weapon is a beast.<br/><br/>A boss gets around 260 dmg without the Buff, and i can hit 9 times in a row until 0 stamina.<br/><br/>on aldrich i could do 1400 dmg in a row until he teleportet. Great!

              • Really good28 May 2016 15:51  

                Probably one of the best weapon in the game. I'm using it on my pyro character, and with the fire buff and the weapon art, it has over 700 AR. The weapon art also applies to the other weapon and increases your magic damage, not to mention it increases your defence, is pretty light and works on your friends during coop.

                • Stacks with Deep Protection, but only in a certain order17 May 2016 19:17  

                  This is one of the weirdest things I've come across in this game, but nonetheless it might be useful information.<br/><br/>Oath of Sunlight can stack with the Deep Protection miracle...but ONLY if Oath from the sword is cast first, and Deep Protection cast second. Then they'll stack. However, if you do Deep Protection first, then Oath of Sunlight second...Oath will overwrite DP.<br/><br/>In other words, say I have a weapon with AR 300...casting Oath brings it to 334 and casting Deep Protection afterwards brings it up to 351. So they stack.<br/><br/>However, when I cast Deep Protection first, AR goes up to 315, and casting Oath after brings it to just 334...the standard buff from Oath. So it didn't stack.<br/><br/>It's...really weird I don't know if it's a bug or intended, but whatever the case you can get them to stack just as long as you go Oath > DP in order.

                  • Does stack with Sacred Oath!14 May 2016 06:15  

                    But not in the way you would expect it.<br/><br/>I tested this with a friend, where we summoned each other and one used the weapon art while the other used Sacred Oath. There was a noticeable damage increase, which was higher than when I used the weapon art or Sacred Oath by myself. The highest I could get on my own (weapon +5, 40 str/dex/fth) is 493 (487 with Sacred Oath), while with both buffs it was at 526.<br/><br/>This means that the buffs *don't* stack when they are from the same source, but they do if it comes from different sources! Use it to your advantage!

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