Lightning Spear is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. To cast a miracle, you must use a 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.



  • 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.
  • Deals (spell buff x 1.45) damage.


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 Blade  ♦  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

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    • Anonymous

      27 Apr 2021 23:16  

      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 15:16  

        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 13:28  

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

          • Anonymous

            06 Mar 2021 01:35  

            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 17:56  

              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 16:13  

                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 15:56  

                  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 07:21  

                    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

                      25 Jul 2020 05:44  

                      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 17:58  

                        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

                          12 May 2020 03:23  

                          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 13:01  

                            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 21:10  

                              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 22:11  

                                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

                                  05 Apr 2019 05:58  

                                  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 06:35  

                                    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!

                                    • Anonymous

                                      15 Jan 2018 21:04  

                                      People want to use this at range then go for chimes not talisman. This spell does abt 370 at 60 fth and this is the weakest version. Now i know that if you compare 1 to 1 sorcery and faith sorcery seems better bcz of range capability and dmg/fp ratio yes that's true. But sorcerers can potentially become assassin sorcerers but they have to fight up close then roll away ALOT to get distance to spam spells. While a faith build which usually becomes a tank or warrior fights easily at close range and sure he's nerfed at long range he aint perfect but at least he still does something at range compared to sorcerers upclose who cant do anything. Faith builds cam mix between talisman and chimes for fighting styles. Chimes for range and not trading blows while talisman for close dmg and trading blows. Faith have powerful healing and buffs that boost both offence and defence not just offence like in sorcery. Faith builds can use lightning dmg physical dmg and ever magic dmg (darkmoon blade) while sorcerers can only use magic. Sorcerers brag about their amazing dmg and stunning dmg/fp ratios while all it takes a cleric is to use great magic barrier and all you magic casters start crying. Sure sorcery has stealth and ranged attacks but how far can that take you in solo boss fights and pvp. Nowhere, you all need a second player a tank or distraction to fight from range bcz all you can brag about is dmg and nothing more. Fighting is a deep complexe system built on offence capability, defence capability, health, fp, stamina, dmg, blow trading capability, hit and run capability, faster attacking capability, lucky strikes especially when it comes to bleeding or frostbit as well as a large arsenal of spells to make up a play style. Sorcery covers only dmg fp and not even the best spell arsenal. And yet sorcerers dare to say that sorcery is better. At the end of the day sorcery and miracles are uncomparable plain and simple.

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