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.

Lightning Spear

Spell Type


FP CostFocus Cost 23
Slots UsedSlots Used 1
Requirements 20 Faith
Type Ranged Attack



Miracle allegedly used by Warriors of Sunlight.

Hurls a lightning spear.

The spears inflict lightning damage, providing an effective counter to magic or fire. 
Especially powerful against metal armor and dragons.

Acquired From

  • Road of Sacrifices: From the Old Wolf of Farron Bonfire, take the elevator up and make a right onto the platforms on the right of the gate. Follow that path until the end. The Lightning spear miracle is found next to the dead Dragon.



  • Deals (spell buff x 1.45) damage.
  • It takes little more than a second to cast with ~50 Virtual Dex.
  • Creates a small AoE lightning burst on hit.
  • Creates a second hitbox in melee range that deals an extra 75% of the lightning spear's damage.
  • Has upgrades in Great Lightning Spear and Sunlight Spear


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    • Anonymous

      12 Sep 2021 19:04  

      Getting this somewhere on the high wall would've been nice. imagine if lightning spear was the reward for killing the winged knight.

      • Anonymous

        27 Apr 2021 17:16  

        With a SL19 cleric you can actually *INSTAKILL* players with this at point-blank range on a single trade with a canvas talisman and equipping Morion's Blade, Awakening, Red Tearstone Ring, Lightning Clutch Ring and the miracle rings. It is important to note though that you need tears of denial to survive, but it works!!

        • Anonymous

          23 Apr 2021 09:16  

          This with both faith rings and canvas talisman is very powerful at SL60. It costs little FP and can be used with unbreakable poise. Trades are in most cases favorable, and sometimes the opponent gets immediately killed without expecting it.
          Remember this is better with a straight sword on the other hand.

          • Anonymous

            29 Mar 2021 07:28  

            Sigh... I just wanted this a bit earlier in the game.
            Like, imagine if this was obtainable just before Vordt

            • Anonymous

              05 Mar 2021 19:35  

              I have a fun thing for you guys who feel kinda depressed with this early game.Get the followers javelin and plop a lightning gem on it.So not only is it more damage costs less its even faster to launch.But its travels slower but not by much,I mean technically it's still lightning spear just a bit more spear.(A scaling)

              • Anonymous

                09 Feb 2021 11:56  

                Threw one at a Grave Warden with 30 Faith, +4 Saint's Talisman and Morne's Ring on and did 111 damage. Unleveled Longbow with the cheapest arrow hits the same enemy for about 120 with 18 Dex, 12 Str. That's not just bad it's insulting.

                • Anonymous

                  03 Feb 2021 10:13  

                  The fact that this is an early game spell should give you an idea about how much glory it lost. What a fkin shame.

                  • Anonymous

                    02 Dec 2020 09:56  

                    It's a shame this spell doesn't hold up in late game. If you're going to optimize any build really, you aren't going to just stop at base requirements. By the time your FTH reaches 35, this spell will be obsolete because you can now cast Lightning Arrow. Slightly more damage at a lower FP cost. If you're pedantic about FP efficiency, Lightning Arrow even beats out Sunlight Spear. Example; given 100 FP which gives you 2 Sunlight Spears and 5 Lightning Arrows, the spears give you a little over 1k damage, which the arrows net you 1.5k. You will need another Sunlight Spear to match that. Why is there a spell that outclasses all other lightning miracles?

                    • Anonymous

                      12 Sep 2020 01:21  

                      You underestimate this a lot. With the two miracle boosting rings, Rose of Ariandel WA and Sunlight Straight Sword WA, this deals very nice damage for JUST 23 FP. Trades well, doing high damage at melee, similar to most heavy weapons, just that this can be casted with POISE from the talismans.

                      • Anonymous

                        24 Jul 2020 23:44  

                        Everybody is complaining about how this spell sucks, even though it's clearly meant for early game playing.
                        Try using literally any other lightning miracle besides this one and you'll see much better results.

                        • Anonymous

                          09 Jun 2020 11:58  

                          Tip: casting within melee range can do alot more damage for those saying it sucks yeah it's not the best but it is viable if used correctly

                          • Anonymous

                            11 May 2020 21:23  

                            Threw these in the face of Midir and they did zero damage. Thought I was missing so ran up to his face. Direct hit. Zero damage.

                            • Anonymous

                              24 Apr 2020 07:01  

                              Remember dark souls 1? Where you could kill quelagg in 3 hits of lightning spear. Remember blasting apart the iron golem with 4 or 5 lightning spears and still having enough left over to keep going without a bonfire? Remember 2 shotting the giant guards in anor londo with lightning spears? Good times, good times

                              • Anonymous

                                18 Feb 2020 15:10  

                                Remember when this spell dealt 800 - 1000 damage and with it s reach you could actually snipe with it back in the day? This in ds3 is such a letdown i wouldn t mind it being removed from the game.

                                • Anonymous

                                  07 Dec 2019 16:11  

                                  Unless you plan to use Faith for the Faith-oriented utility spells, the investment into faith for this spell is flat out not worthwhile. For the same point investment into Dex, you can get a decent bow with whatever arrows you desire without having to bog yourself down with a spellcasting ring, or you can invest in a bit of str and dex and just use a crossbow. At least with crossbows you have access to exploding bolts. Heck, go Str Dex and use a greatbow instead if you can get behind heavy 'cast' times.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    04 Apr 2019 23:58  

                                    For a starting offensive miracle it's pretty good, hitting 200~ damage vs crystal sage at 20 faith with unreinforced priests chime

                                    • Anonymous

                                      02 Mar 2018 00:35  

                                      Trivia: If you fire this at the bonfire in Firelink Shrine, it will be conducted up through the sword to the sky. Its really cool!

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