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

      21 Jan 2018 22:44  

      just for info: nobody is using it except for the buff. Many Katanas, TwinGS and Splitleafs, Fume, Exile, GS of all sorts, Dragonslayer Axe ofc...and that's it for 90% of the players (caster aside). Yesterday I saw someone running into a boss fight even with Arstors spear! Casters not able to do something besides spamming R1... Dark Souls seems to encourage people to understand the game on first glance but in reality all you need is a sunbro doing the dirty work and not to forget to point the finger down at the end.

      • Anonymous

        10 Oct 2017 17:02  

        Is the effect of oath of sunlight affected by your faith level? or does the buff do the same buff strength with any level of faith? I just have enough faith to use the weapon art, and i'm not sure if it even makes a difference.

        • 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.

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