Great Lightning Spear is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. To cast a Miracle, you must use a Chime, Talisman, or Special Weapons that can cast Miracles.

Great Lightning Spear

Spell Type

Miracle

Focus Consumption Focus Cost 32
Attunement Slots Slots Used 1
Requirements 30 Faith
Type Ranged Attack

 

  Primal account of Lightning Spear, which tells of an ancestral dragonslayer.

Hurls a giant lightning spear.

Gwyn, the First Lord, slew dragons with his sunlight spear, a tradition upheld by his firstborn and the greatspear he wielded.

Much of this resplendent tale of father and son, while epic, remains tragically untold.

 

Acquired From

 

Notes

  • Deals (spell buff x 1.85) damage.
  • This spell takes little more than a second to be cast with ~50 Virtual Dex.
  • Creates a second hitbox at melee range that does partial damage.
  • This spell is an upgrade to Lightning Spear, and has an upgrade in Sunlight Spear.
Magic
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    • Anonymous

      Man I thought I was lucky cause I kept getting a bunch of sunlight medals near the beginning of my run only to find out I need to get 30 cause this covenant has two miracles :(

      • Anonymous

        This would be one the best miracles if it didn't take 10 hours to get and didn't have the sunlight spear which does the exact same thing but better 3 bosses after it. Thank god elden ring completely changes lightning spells so there isn't any copy paste spells.

        • Anonymous

          The sound effect for this one makes it sound deafening compared to sunlight spear
          It sounds more powerful than sunlight spear

          • Anonymous

            I’ll never forget you Matthew for killing vordt for me in five fireballs on my first play through. Praise the sun lads

            • Anonymous

              The main reason I prefer this over sunlight spear is because its cast looks identical to lightning stake. Without the sunspear's distinct orange glow you can trick people with surprise range attacks.

              • Anonymous

                Another trash miracle, i got it early and it doesn't even do decent damage to enemies in irityhil at 35 faith, its easier to just spam r1 with a raw sword

                • Anonymous

                  If you can get the Dark Hand before getting a SL of 20, you can farm these pretty quickly with Vordt.
                  People are always summoning others for that battle and the Dark Hand can kill Vordt in like 15 hits.

                  • Anonymous

                    Man people here complain so much about having to help people out with bosses in order to get medals. You could just invade as a sunlight warrior to get medals, or if you want to farm then just farm lothric knights. Sure it's a pain due to how low the item drop chance is, but it's still an option.

                    • Anonymous

                      Nobody

                      Not even the people on the dmb

                      People here: Noo why did fromsoft reward helpful and nice players and is trying to make me do somthing other than r1 spam.

                      • I got it done in not that long. I just put Solares armor and shield on, and a lightning Lothric Knight sword. While I used force, sacred oath and some kind of healing miracle. I also brought a chaos dagger for turtles. Just use force a couple times on the shield and then hit force riposte than you win. (Also has anyone had the glitch where you guard break with force, riposte, and no damage happens?)

                        • Anonymous

                          35 FTH. Two attunement slots. Lightning Stake occupying one. Should I take this or Lightning Arrow? I know arrow is way superior in all ways, but this one is good for mind games and is not cancer for other players.

                          • Anonymous

                            seriously guys, if any of you want to *actually* have fun playing a lightning mage/priest/cleric or whatever, just play with the cinders mod. magic is so much more fun in that **** compared to vanilla. you can buy this bad boy straight from Irina instead of having to farm covenant stuff.

                            • Anonymous

                              Some c@nt tryna flex on me wit tis in pvp but i simply couldn't hear his words as i was pummeling him into the ground.

                              • Anonymous

                                This sh** is dumb as fu** trying to farm medals at a boss and keep getting summoned by the same god da** loser who dies every time. Holy hell just let me get my GLS

                                • Given that offensive Miracles are rather limited and hard to come by, I believe making this spell a rank 2 reward was the worst idea ever. Obtaining Sunlight medals in single player is nothing but a hugely exasperating undertaking that drags on for so long it takes hours just to farm a handful, even with high Luck; it's even worse considering this is one of the very few lightning-based Miracles in the whole game, none of which can be purchased for some unfathomable reason. It seems pretty damn unfair that, whereas Magic a Pyro casters have a myriad of spells at their disposal from beginning to end, as a Faith build you not only have to beat the final boss in order to get the strongest of all three lightning spears, but chances are you'll miss this one entirely because you need to hand over 30 friggin' took-me-sixty-hours-to-farm Sunlight medals.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Well, people are objectively wrong if they think the former War God, removed from History and Banished was a guy still at home and all over the games lore as 1/4 Elite Knights. These guys don't read a darn thing. They see DSS and that's it, the end of the complex thought because it requires zero reading. "DkS3 Leo Ring" despite all the Lore, it's the one thing mentioning they are seperate people.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Hmm maybe I’m confuse but, did it not say in DS2 Faraam is the god of war yet, it is also said Gwynevere has a relationship or is married to the god of war?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Sadly you get this late in a ng cycle and 3 bosses before you can get sunlight spear. I think you should have been able to get this between Pontiff and Aldrich, not saying that this miracle sucks its still good to pick up if you have enough medals

                                        • Anonymous

                                          why is this the 2nd rank reward, it makes more sense for it to be the first and the sunlight oath to be the second reward

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Ornstein is a dragon slayer, why would anyone think he was gwyns NAMELESS first born? Could it be that FS are just lacking in creativity when they add a crumbled statue with ornsteins spear?

                                            Yes. They lazily threw this game together. Dont read into it.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              People who think the the description for this item means that Ornstein is Gwyn's firstborn, that theory isn't true. Yes, it is misleading but the Nameless King is Gwyn's true firstborn. He left halfway through the war to join the dragons and allied with a storm drake as proof of his alliance with the dragons. Afterwards Gywn erased all memory of his firstborn from history. Its also hinted at that the nameless king is the war god Faraam mentioned in the Faraam armor set.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                This spell consumes less fp and deals more damage compared to lighting spear. To be more precise, it usually takes 2 great spears to kill enemies in NG with the best equipment and +60 faith while lightning spear takes more fp and 3 spears to kill. So, I can conclude that this spell is good for focused faith casters since it takes less fp and deals good damage. Also I recommend using the fp cost reduction ring.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I need to help kill 30 or more bosses or invade (god forbid) 30 time to get this and it's in a end game area? while sorcerers and pyros get the equivalent just by buying them? and they get it at least in a mid game area? No no fromsoft this is utter bull*****

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I wonder if the most of you realize that the spears do more damage at close range.Try it. From a distance, they'll do half the damage. You'll even hear a specific noise when you hit them with the spear point blank. You're supposed to use the talisman skill to poise through attacks and lightning spear them right in the face. I've seen them oneshot people before.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      If you're able to beat the dancer at a low level early on you can get access to this miracle pretty early. the saint's tailsman is also avialable early, as is morne's ring. you can't get the lightning clutch ring for awhile, but this will def outpower lightning spear and emit force. you'll have to co-op farm bosses, but that shouldn't be too bad if you do early game bosses.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        The damage seems to be at around 200% spell buff (works well, seems reasonable that regular lightning spear woud do 150%)Tested against Dark Wraith with different talismans and with and without priestess ring (The Dark Wraiths were estimated to take around 40% reduced Damage, also makes sense when comparing to meele GLS on Champion Gundyr (whith RotSF and Mornes Ring)).That would indicate that:Lightning Spear scales 150% (262,5% if melee)Great Lighning Spear scales 200% (350% if melee)Sunlight Spear scales around 300% (400% if melee)Someone edit this into the respectiva pages of each miracle but also write that it's up for confirmation. This seems likely but it's not the most accurate of methods I've used..

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Who is Gwyns son with the great spear? Ornstein? Ornstein is the first born? He must have been shamed and exciled, went to look for the nameless king. And then when he came back his father and king lost his power and he decided to honour his last duties and defend the lordvessel with his abomination of a companion smough. It has 2 be!

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Absolute crap. Don't bother getting this. 30 faith, sunlight talisman, morne's ring and firstborn ring and it barely does above 200 damage. Chime doesn't matter, fully upgraded would add like 50-60 dmg at best which would still be weak.Fromsoft don't even know what they are doing anymore. This was always useless in PVP, then they made it useless in PVE as well. So stupid.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Always loved the great lightning spear, but I never play online, so it's pretty disappointing for me that this time the only way to obtain it is online and co-op

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