Golden Ritual Spear

73 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 20.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 20
icon_weight.png 3.0
Requirements & Bonus
E D - B
10 10 18 14
weapon_type-icon.jpg Spears damage_type-icon.jpg Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Steady Chant icon_fp_cost.png 9 (-/-)

Golden Ritual Spear is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

A ritual spear presented to Darkmoon Knights before Sulyvahn claimed the title of Pontiff.

Can also be used as a staff. Sorceries cast using this weapon channel the wielder's faith.

Skill: Steady Chant
Boost the strength of sorceries for a very short period. 

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed. 
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Doubles as a Catalyst that scales with Faith.
  • Has the shortest range out of all the Spears and Pikes.
  • Wielded by Aldrich, Devourer of Gods.
  • At 60 FTH it has a spellbuff of 220.

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Golden Ritual Spear Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 73 77 - - - E D - B - - - 40.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
Regular +1 81 85 - - - E D - A - - - 40.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
Regular +2 87 91 - - - E D - A - - - 40.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
Regular +3 102 107 - - - E D - A - - - 40.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
Regular +4 115 120 - - - E D - A - - - 40.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 25.0
Regular +5 128 134 - - - D C - A - - - 40.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 25.0

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)

Spears & Pikes
Arstor's Spear  ♦  Dragonslayer Spear  ♦  Dragonslayer Swordspear  ♦  Drang Twinspears  ♦  Follower Javelin  ♦  Four-Pronged Plow  ♦  Gargoyle Flame Spear  ♦  Greatlance  ♦  Lothric Knight Long Spear  ♦  Lothric War Banner  ♦  Partizan  ♦  Pike  ♦  Ringed Knight Spear  ♦  Rotten Ghru Spear  ♦  Saint Bident  ♦  Soldering Iron  ♦  Spear  ♦  Tailbone Spear  ♦  Winged Spear  ♦  Yorshka's Spear


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    • Anonymous

      01 Aug 2021 13:27  

      This thing is actually one versatile beast of a catalyst for FTH casters with a bit more to give. Assuming you go for the requirement, 18/60 on INT/FTH, a very unique set of spells, weapons, and ways to play become available. You still have all your miracles & the usual FTH stuff available to you. But you also get a sizeable array of ground-level yet high-utility sorceries, and sorceries that do magic damage now scales with your FTH! You might not have access to the most powerful sorceries, but the point of this weapon with its requirements being all over the place is that you are going to get EVEN MORE on top of the powerful miracles you can already do. The only thing only thing you can't do at this point is fire damage.

      • Anonymous

        16 Apr 2021 08:41  

        If I use this spear, will the rings that boost miracles apply their buff to the sorcery or will I need to swap to the dragon rings?

        • Anonymous

          09 Mar 2021 03:04  

          Before someone says this spear is bad I implore you to consider the following: the int requirement is 18, which is the same requirement as Great Magic Shield. It is also a spear class weapon, so it can attack while holding guard. Furthermore this spear consumes the least stamina per hit than any other spear. you can equip the spider shield in the left hand and this in the right, to make a shield with 100% block in all damage types and 100+ stability, making it you lose 0 stamina from being hit. The spider shield also gives weapon skill, so you can use the steady chant weapon art to buff the spears damage both on attack and when it casts spells. You can invest minimum int requirements and still have a very powerful Great Heavy Soul Arrow with 60 faith

          • 12 Feb 2021 11:39  

            I tried making a build with this thing a while back because I like spells, and I love the 'idea' of spears, however spears just aren't good in this game. I had a really high AR but because of split damage I could never actually hurt anyone. It also sucks for clearing PvE because of the terrible range coupled with the fact that spears in general are just worse straight swords both in terms of speed and range. I really want to make this thing work, and I know some have managed to do so, but when you have over 500 AR and it still takes 10+ hits to kill a phantom...

            • Anonymous

              24 Jan 2021 21:24  

              golden lightning spear. golden ritual spear. faith scaling. can't cast miracles with it. **** you and the mustache you rode in on dark souls. this is why i cheat

              • Anonymous

                17 Jan 2021 07:21  

                this thing has got highest spell buff among all weapon catalysts (220 with 60 FAITH, which is really decent). and you don't really need high INT for most useful spells. 23 INT allowed you to use almoust every importent spell aside of Soul Spear and Farron Hail.
                edit: you can replace Crystal Magic Weapon with Darkmoon Blade.

                • Anonymous

                  22 Dec 2020 09:51  

                  Is this the original spear, depicted by the ritual spear fragment from spears of the church? Could imagine it has some synergies in the spears of the church fight, because for what else is this weapon good?

                  • Anonymous

                    30 Nov 2020 13:35  

                    The odd build needed to use this is very underrated. You don't have to be locked into using GRS. 30 INT/60 FTH nets you good damage with dark miracles. You can also use the SSS, and it opens up the efficacy of using either standard pyro infusions, or lightning/blessed. Very versatile. The spear itself is good with great magic shield or paired with the sunless talisman to poise cast. I'd love to see how From would cast an NPC to use this weapon.

                    • Anonymous

                      17 Oct 2020 00:18  

                      Is this supposed to be used on a 40/40 build or something? Because sorceries still have their int requirement. Something that’s pretty hard to reach when you’re a faith build. Forgive my ignorance if I’m wrong and feel free to correct me.

                      • Anonymous

                        25 Aug 2020 15:06  

                        faith builds get sorcery stuff, why not int builds get miracle stuff? I'm not complaining, but it'd be nice to have the variety

                        • Anonymous

                          12 Dec 2019 09:35  

                          Kinda disapoiting...the range is abysmal...scales with faith but isnt good with dark sorceries... And i wish it had the moveset of a halberd, after all its how Aldrich uses it to attack us...

                          • Anonymous

                            23 Jun 2019 19:27  

                            I use this on my Cleric, so I can cast golden sorceries (Cast Light for, ya know, fashion souls + Hidden Body is quite useful). Sometimes I poke the enemies with it. For sure, there are better things to wield, but I like this weapon.

                            • Anonymous

                              28 Feb 2019 01:53  

                              I may be wrong, but I actually find Dark Edge to be the most useful of all the spell sword-type spells with this weapon, and it’s because of the Spear weapon-classes struggle to track. If you follow up a spear poke with Farron Flashsword, Soul Greatsword, or Old Moonlight, you just don’t turn enough to reliably hit your opponent. I’ve had players circle around me without even dodging and not get hit. Dark Edge is a bit more useful in my experience because it combos well when you poke them twice and you can catch them with it after they panic roll out or even to the side.

                              • 10 Mar 2018 22:41  

                                Despite having an S rating for Faith this scales very poorly being just with Faith! Had it also have at least a high C or high B rating for INT this would be the strongest Spellbuff staff. Another problem is Izalith staff same stats, a weak Faith stat scaling and needs three points of Faith just you can cast a spell, it won't gain any extra power from Faith no "2s" or "3s" only "1s" and very weak points really, Izalith also won't boost the power of Dark Pyromancy since in the description it just says Sorceries. Same with this staff with its Faith scaling. Had it boosts the power of Faith Miracles then in the off we could of wield a chime or Talisman and deal extra damage to power scaling of 10% like a Mornes ring.

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