Lightning Arrow is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. To cast a Miracle you must use a Talisman/Chime or Special Weapons that can cast Miracles. It is included in the The Ringed City.

Lightning Arrow

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 19
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 35 Faith
Type Ranged Attack



The few female knights who serve in the age of the gods used this miracle for dragonslaying.

Draw lightning bow to fire a lightning arrow. 

The lightning arrows offer a great improvement to the range of the spears, and were said to have been used to pierce the eyes of the dragons from afar.
But remember, beautiful stories are always marked by embellishment.


Acquired From

  • The Ringed City: After fighting the dragon after the Shared Grave bonfire, it's just inside the building next to the stairs with crystal lizard, behind 3 illusory walls. You can hear a enemy crumbling noise. Video Location




  • The spell can be held indefinitely by holding down the button.
  • If the player uses Unfaltering Prayer, this effect can too be extended indefinitely.
    • A quick follow-up cast will continue the poise effect. This can be chained indefinitely (L2>L1>L1...).
  • Does not deal any extra point-blank damage. However, it serves as an excelent gun-point spell.
  • The bow itself seems to resemble a Dragonslayer Greatbow, albeit much smaller.
Atonement  ♦  Blessed Weapon  ♦  Bountiful Light  ♦  Bountiful Sunlight  ♦  Caressing Tears  ♦  Dark Blade  ♦  Darkmoon Blade  ♦  Dead Again  ♦  Deep Protection  ♦  Divine Pillars of Light  ♦  Dorhy's Gnawing  ♦  Emit Force  ♦  Force  ♦  Gnaw  ♦  Great Heal  ♦  Great Lightning Spear  ♦  Great Magic Barrier  ♦  Heal  ♦  Heal Aid  ♦  Homeward  ♦  Lifehunt Scythe  ♦  Lightning Blade  ♦  Lightning Spear  ♦  Lightning Stake  ♦  Lightning Storm  ♦  Magic Barrier  ♦  Med Heal  ♦  Projected Heal  ♦  Replenishment  ♦  Sacred Oath  ♦  Seek Guidance  ♦  Soothing Sunlight  ♦  Sunlight Spear  ♦  Tears of Denial  ♦  Vow of Silence  ♦  Way of White Corona  ♦  Wrath of the Gods


    • Anonymous

      23 Jun 2019 22:52  

      Same guy as the comment below: Emit force is an okay spell, let's not act like it's a hidden gem. Obviously I'm talking free aiming as that's the way to use it. It comes across as trash unless you're tailored for it, it only does good damage if you're at 60+ faith using yorshka's chime at max casting speed, more specifically on direct contact. The aoe isn't as viable as the guy below is making it out to be, it's not a guaranteed roll catch or anything, it's kinda just luck based unless the person is panic rolling in the same direction consistently. The wake up is fast enough that it's not a guaranteed punish either, more specifically with LSt. LSta might be quick enough to punish the wake up, but for LSt you'd have to be right next to them as they fall to the ground and immediately cast to be able to hit them even at max casting speed. LSt is pretty slow, it's easy to spam roll away or run if you see it coming.

      • Anonymous

        23 Jun 2019 22:36  

        Honestly, i personally agree that in certain circumstances LA can be OP. But i wouldn't change it since there're easy work arounds. The Lightning Lothric Shield just trivializes miracle offensive builds. It's specifically when the person has 60+ faith and is using unfaltering prayer, it's really just impossible to do anything about without switching my gear around. Pretty much anything else i can work around with whatever i may be using, not LA, though i know there's a spot up close where you will never be hit. I think you just roll directly into them once you manage to get up close? I don't agree at all with that "1.5k hours experience" "expert" when they say it's only useful in pvp... it does equal damage to GLS, but less FP cost. I pretty much always have this spell on me. Great for both pve and pvp. It's annoying seeing people boasting about time played like that isn't literally just a result of you playing over years since it's been out. It's like, yeah, i get on and play ds3 for hours everyday too, it's part of my daily routine, not anything special. Doesn't make your opinion more valid, especially since you only need to play for a limited time before your know-how just kinda caps anyways. Once you know the mechanics, you know them.

        • Anonymous

          23 Mar 2019 15:58  

          Guys, if you have the reqs, GET A LIGHTNING LOTHRIC KNIGHT SHIELD TO COUNTER THIS AND LITERALLY ALL OFFENSIVE MIRACLES. Absolutly neuters faith builds. Obviously you can still be guard broken, so be careful and mind your stamina.

          • Anonymous

            24 Feb 2019 11:02  

            One of the best offensive miracles in ds3 I have defeated Midir twice with this badass only on NG & NG+ with yorshka's chime +9 60 fth and lighting clutch ring it dealt about 364 dmg per hit and with its very low FP consumption it is without doubt one of the best miracles in this game in PVE & also in PVP along with the Lightning Storm and Sacred Aoth that adds 10% AR and defense are the center of my Dex/Fth Lothric build

            • Anonymous

              01 Dec 2018 01:17  

              What counter is there to someone unfaltering prayer casting this? I thought my great farron dart could cast faster than this, but it was a trade each time... Honestly don't know what to do, i can't get close either...

              • Anonymous

                27 Oct 2018 23:30  

                FUN FACT: If you look trough binocular and start casting this miracle - almost all lightnings will disappear (arrow is only thing where they are)

                • Anonymous

                  31 Aug 2018 21:57  

                  >Everyone complains about the "uselessness" of spells. >From gives us one top tier offensive spell >EVERYONE KEEPS SCREECHING AUTISTICALLY

                  • Anonymous

                    07 Aug 2018 08:29  

                    Ironically, the only people who complain about this spell don’t want to have to think to win in PvP. The people who do think say the spell’s useless. I say carry this and try it out. The ability to aim it has been pretty big for me. Though I’ve yet to test if it reads a crit with headshots like normal bows do.

                    • Anonymous

                      28 Jul 2018 13:36  

                      The spell also deals bonus damage on counter attacks, kind of like normal bows. Haven't tested if leo ring increases said damage though.

                      • Anonymous

                        21 May 2018 22:29  

                        When people use this for fight club, I just try to get them to go near the gap in the railing and cast emit force on them. They die 100%. Screw those filthy bastards.

                        • Anonymous

                          09 Apr 2018 21:42  

                          how do you effectively dodge this without embarrassingly roll spamming? the cast time is instant and has no telegraph from what i can tell

                          • 28 Feb 2018 15:22  

                            Honestly one of the best offensive miracles in the entire series. This thing is hilarious in PvP, it helps faith players be able to roll catch and keep up with the meta, just spam your weapon until they run out of stamina dodging or blocking and do 500-600 damage with this.

                            • Anonymous

                              30 Jan 2018 14:23  

                              Currently using it as my second offensive spell after sunlight spear. Decent damage, low fp consumption, fast travelling speed, massive range, very easy to use, spamable... I keep this for clearing areas of weaker enemies and sunlight for strong mobs and tanky foes and bosses..Only con is that you acquire it too late and that's only if you have the ringed city dlc.. Whereas it feels like it should be a starting miracle for a faith build or be found near the first two areas for example.

                              • Anonymous

                                13 Nov 2017 12:15  

                                I use throwing knife&farron dart as an easy counter to this. Lure this spell out, then roll and fire a dart back. The opponent should probably not be able to dodge. If he does, he will be out of fp before me.

                                • Anonymous

                                  17 Oct 2017 06:50  

                                  Is it just me or is the dmg way too low? I know it's fast and all but still, bout as pathetic as the corona disc.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    24 Aug 2017 19:15  

                                    Best miracle in the game... but it's kind of useless for anyone with a brain on pvp. Good thing most people there don't have one. Works great on pve though.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      23 Aug 2017 06:25  

                                      I have to agree with many, this is the ranged miracle faith builds needed. My only complain is how late is gotten.

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