Dragonslayer Lightning Arrow

Large spear-like arrows enveloped in lightning created by the giant blacksmith of the gods.

Can only be used with greatbows.

Lightning has been a weapon of dragonslayers ever since the time of Gwyn, the First Lord.

Dragonslayer Lightning Arrow is an Ammunition in Dark Souls 3.


Dragonslayer Lightning Arrow Usage

  • Inflicts Lightning damage.
  • Can only be used with greatbows.



Dragonslayer Lightning Arrow Locations

  • Available to purchase (750 souls) from Greirat after his second expedition.
  • Can also be purchased from the Shrine Handmaid by returning Greirat's Ashes after his second expedition (body can be found in cave near Distant Manor bonfire in a corner guarded by three spider creatures)
  • 10 Are dropped by a Mimic up the stairs beneath the Giant Slave in Irithyll Dungeon.




  • Because of the strange way in which damage multipliers seem to work with ranged weapons and ammunition, and the fact that there is no greatbow equivalent of the Knight's Crossbow (i.e. a greatbow with lightning base damage), these greatarrows will almost always deal less damage than their physical counterparts, even against enemies that ought to be weaker to lightning damage than to physical damage (such as Lothric Knights).




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Dark Arrow  ♦  Dragonslayer Greatarrow  ♦  Exploding Bolt  ♦  Feather Arrow  ♦  Fire Arrow  ♦  Heavy Bolt  ♦  Large Arrow  ♦  Lightning Bolt  ♦  Millwood Greatarrow  ♦  Moonlight Arrow  ♦  Onislayer Greatarrow  ♦  Poison Arrow  ♦  Sniper Bolt  ♦  Splintering Bolt  ♦  Stamina  ♦  Standard Arrow  ♦  Standard Bolt  ♦  Wood Arrow  ♦  Wood Bolt


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    • Anonymous

      13 Sep 2021 21:18  

      Dragonslayer Greatbow's WA should've added lightning damage to each shot. That would give these a reason to exist.

      • Anonymous

        22 Jun 2021 14:32  

        The only usage i find for these proyectiles is the knockback, because damage-wise they re almost as bad as crossbow's lightning bolts outside of knight's crossbow.

        They could have given us a lightning greatbow. I literally don't see the reason of not including it outside of lazy development.

        • Anonymous

          18 Jun 2019 15:23  

          It should be noted that, with the Millwood Greatbow WA, the explosion will deal Lightning Damage based on the lightning AR. It won't do more than regular Dragonslayer Greatarrow, but it still has the lightning Split Damage, and changes the visual effect of the explosion to incorporate lightning.

          • Anonymous

            31 May 2016 09:43  

            I figured i would try to headshot KoS to maybe discover something remarkable.....after 20 attempts i finally hit him, shook my head at the damage and immediately went right back to my dragonslayer spear. This arrow needs a huge buff towards dragons

            • Anonymous

              28 May 2016 16:21  

              Tested them against the standard Dragonslayer Greatarrows against the Lothric DragonStats 40/40/40/40, Dragonslayer Greatbow +0Lightning Arrow around 150 (depending on distance a bit more or less)Regular Dragonslayer Arrow around 230 from the same spot

              • Anonymous

                11 May 2016 17:37  

                These are awful, they add a flat 90 lightning AR, it doesn't scale with the bow, so the damage it applies will be negligible. Yes their damage can be increased with various buffs and the clutch ring, but it's still splitting the damage for no real gain, you'll almost certainly be better off with standard arrows.Ironically, despite being more expensive, these are better used on weaker enemies, to expand your effective ammo capacity.

                • Anonymous

                  23 Apr 2016 03:38  

                  This is unlocked after Greirat's second expedition/Sells for 750 Souls each per Shrine Maiden (gave her Greirat's ashes/have not confirmed if it's the same price via Grerat being alive)

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