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

Lightning Blade

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 50
Attunement Slots Slots 1
Requirements 30 Faith
Duration 60 seconds
Type Weapon Buff



Miracle allegedly wielded by a certain dragonslayer knight in the Age of Gods.

Reinforces right weapon with lightning.

Tales of dragonslayers are now a rare thing, told only in fragments and whispers in remote regions.


Acquired From

  • Irithyll Dungeon: Starting from the Irithyll Dungeon bonfire, go right down the shortcut elevator. Run past the rats and keep to the left side where there is a tunnel leading to a long ladder.
  • After climbing up, jump out the window and drop down directly to your right. You should see another ladder which leads to a crumbling walkway and a hole in the wall filled with more rats.
  • Follow this path until you see another hole in the wall and find a room with very large rats inside. Upon exiting this room, quickly head into the tunnel on your left which should lead you through an open balcony and an elevator.
  • Ride this elevator up, and ride it back down again. Jump off the elevator while it is descending, onto a platform with a window and a corpse holding this spell.



  • Adds lightning damage equal to (Spellbuff * 0.96).
    • Damage is applied each time the enemy is hit with the weapon, regardless of the damage of the attack performed.
  • Buff lasts 60 seconds.
  • Only counts the Faith portion of your Catalyst's Spell Buff.
  • Lingering Dragoncrest Ring extends the duration of this spell.
  • Lightning Clutch Ring increases the damage the buff deals by 15%.
  • A few weapons and weapon arts have hidden multipliers that slightly lower the buff's damage per hit.
    Namely, Daggers and Twinblades display this adjustment.
    Regardless, the buffs always remain efficient.


Visual Effect


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 Arrow  ♦  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

      19 May 2019 22:09  

      basically the only used buff in invasion whether its in high wall of lothric or after sulyvahn’s boss fight , way too overused even if its the best buff , i personally prefer flaming cathus arc , 10int 10 faith with a flaming blade that looks cool

      • Anonymous

        10 May 2018 17:43  

        903 two-handed damage when using this with Heavy Greatsword+10, 66 str, 30 faith.

        I was playing sorcerer build, but couldn't beat magic bosses on NG+2, so I went to Rosaria, put everything in Str and 30 in Faith just to be able to use this buff, and it was worth it! Every two-handed hit, 903!

        • Anonymous

          09 Mar 2018 20:59  

          There needs to be further addition to the above information. As of 1.15, it will gain the benefit of your Intelligence stat if you are using catalysts such as Catha's Chime or Sunless Talisman, even though this is not a Dark Miracle.

          Also, to answer an earlier question, it will gain extra damage from a Lightning Clutch ring. It does not gain any benefit from Miracle-boosting rings, or other magic or miracle-boosting items like the Crown of Dusk.

          • Anonymous

            22 Jan 2018 05:44  

            Notes say that LB cannot be used on weapons that are already infused with Crystal, Simple, and Blessed.

            I suppose they should add that it can't be used on Lightning weapons either, because it is not applying to my Lightning Saint Bident unless I'm severely missing something.

            • 07 Dec 2017 09:00  

              if the damage is fixed regardless of the weapon, than am i righ in assuming that this(and pretty much all the other buffs, ut these ones specifically more) are better to be used with fast but very low damage weapons?

              • Anonymous

                29 Sep 2017 20:45  

                Does Lightning Clutch Ring (Increases lightning attack by 15% and
                Increases incoming physical damage by 10%) Ring

                increase Lightning Blade ?

                Because in the notes of Darkmoon Blade it said that Darkmoon Blade Increased by magic clutch ring.

                If yes, can we add it to the notes of Lightning Blade?

                • Anonymous

                  23 May 2017 00:08  

                  Needs a better, less wordy and confusing, description of its location. Just say, its halfway up the shortcut elevator that's after the broken dragon statue, must jump off. Detailed walkthroughs that explain where something is by walking you through the entire area are best left to videos, derp derp.

                  • Anonymous

                    19 Apr 2017 20:23  

                    I'm at a loss here. As a 40 40 int fth pyro using carthus flame arc with a 207 spell buff matches the wikis formula of adding 188 AR. But using the sunless talisman with a 222 spell buff only adds 155 AR to the same weapon which is slightly less than .70 of the spell buff. Am I missing something? Is the lightning damage not shown well in the window? Why is this supposed to have a larger multiplier base AND Im using a higher spell buff so whats the deal?

                    • Anonymous

                      13 Mar 2017 18:41  

                      How does it scale with FAI? It says "Adds 0.96 * (Spell Buff) lightning damage", but it does not include faith scaling anywhere!

                      • Anonymous

                        15 Jan 2017 16:39  

                        Looks like ass compared to the holy sunlight blade from dks1. Look it up right now. It was glorious compared to this weak *****.

                        • Anonymous

                          22 Oct 2016 16:15  

                          lol youtuber Sunlight Blade becomes Lightning Blade or Lightning Rod
                          still the best buff tho. it's grossly incandescent.

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