Lightning Arrow is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. It is part of The Ringed City DLC. To cast a Miracle you must use a Chime, Talisman, or Special Weapons that can cast Miracles.

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




  • Deals (spell buff x 1.6) damage, making it stronger than lightning spear but weaker than great lightning spear.
  • The spell can be held indefinitely by holding down the button. This makes it great for roll catching and pressuring players in PvP.
  • 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 excellent gun-point spell.
  • The bow itself seems to resemble a Dragonslayer Greatbow, albeit much smaller.
  • Takes approximately 1.0 seconds to cast at max casting speed.
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    • Anonymous

      11 Sep 2021 22:02  

      If you have 30 poise and a hyper armor weapon, just walk up and hit the MF. You will win the trade since this does poise damage of a SS.

      • Anonymous

        03 Sep 2021 21:52  

        So basically everyone complains about this spell because nobody wants to bother infusing a lothric knight shield in lightning.

        Well, shira will keep kicking your ass until then.

        • Anonymous

          31 Aug 2021 16:52  

          The speed of the projectile should have been decreased or the spell should have consumed stamina the more you hold it. At least that way the spell would be strafe-able or users couldn't hold indefinitely.

          • Anonymous

            23 Aug 2021 02:05  

            So you mean to tell me this spell doesn't only cast and hold for a prepared instand attack, but can also extend poise casting indefinetly without extra FP cost, while also dealing more damage than lightning spear, at less FP cost and about the same casting speed?
            Even on paper this sounds like a straight upgrade. What was the thought process?
            I do not mean to **** on people using this, by all means, it's a smart choice. This just seems like a really bad idea, since "upgrades" should be like the lightning spear lineage. You trade more FP for more burst damage and possibly less Damage per FP. But this goes against that entire principle.

            • 27 Jul 2021 21:40  

              Imagine spending days of your life going through either Friede or Lords of Cinder at SL 30, dealing with Demon Princes and Spears of the Church, struggling for all that time and effort, just to get this spell and spam it in ****ing Crucifixion Woods on low level hosts and invaders.

              As someone who's had opponents and teammates alike doing this, chill out. It's just a video game. You don't need to spam overpowered DLC items to win, especially not at level 30.

              • Anonymous

                27 Jul 2021 21:05  

                Since this spell is canonically for women according to the lore, I never use it because my faith build character is a man. Would highly reccomend for anyone playing as a woman or roleplaying as a *** man though.

                • Anonymous

                  16 Jul 2021 19:15  

                  you should not be able to hold it indefinitely, should 100% tick your fp for each second you hold it down. i’m sickened by the people in arena who spin around like idiots and spam this while running away, so annoying

                  • Anonymous

                    25 Jun 2021 21:02  

                    Ah yes. The spell where I just stand here and poise all day. Its so obvious From never tests this junk I can't believe we still have to deal with their incompetence as well as all the pathetic tryhards who use this. Looking at you 90% of all faith builds. Congrats. Your builds are finally broken again

                    • Anonymous

                      10 May 2021 04:53  

                      Everytime we said how useless lightning spears were as the proyectiles they SHOULD be, the typical butthurts say "lightning spears are better at close range, better damage, no need to use it from afar, point blank range, bla bla bla"

                      Well, look who's gonna get fckd trying to get close against this spell.

                      • 29 Apr 2021 20:09  

                        This spell, like many others have said, is VERY good. I've seen a lot of people just spam this without any real thought so I thought I'd leave a tip. If your opponent like to roll a lot, unlock and then re-lock on whenever he's out of his roll, then fire the lightning arrow the moment you're angled correctly. It should hit. This is VERY useful for roll spammers. This spell is also amazing for punishing estus. Although if you have a short spell casting time I would argue sunlight spear might be better, even lightning stake if you're close enough.

                        • Anonymous

                          02 Dec 2020 10:05  

                          If you're going to optimize any build really, you aren't going to just stop at base requirements. You'll want to hit 45-60 for damage efficiency. At optimum FTH, Lightning Arrow beats Lightning Spear in damage and FP cost, while it beats Great Lightning Spear in damage per FP point, If you're pedantic about FP efficiency, Lightning Arrow even beats out Sunlight Spear. Example; given 100 FP which is enough for 2 Sunlight Spears or 5 Lightning Arrows, the spears give you a little over 1k damage, while the arrows net you 1.5k. You will need another Sunlight Spear to match that. Given that you can poise cast and get the 75% extra damage from point blank spears, they are supposed to be the ranged spells of miracles. Why create a spell for the DLC that beats all others in numbers?

                          • Anonymous

                            22 Sep 2020 08:17  

                            Turns out holding a cast is really op in pvp. Especially combined with unfaltering it turns into a game of chicken. Your opponent can either go for the trade, but will be hit for sure, or try to duke you, wich is harder than it looks because this thing has a large AoE combined with near relativistic speeds compared your average miracle. It's fast, it's got range and it enables mind games. What's not to love?

                            • Anonymous

                              07 Aug 2020 07:16  

                              No one ever bothered to write down that LA tracks enemies without locking on? It’s literally one of the selling points and why it’s really useful for Midir, since it will always go for his head if possible, or his arms if you aimed too far to either side.

                              This is basically a better gls, with less fp and auto-aim. The only downside being that it only excels at range, and is not meant to be used up close.

                              • 08 Jul 2020 06:52  

                                || 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. ||

                                Just had to get that one in there didn't they? That's just so sad.

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