Lightning Storm 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 Storm

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 36
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 2
Requirements 45 Faith
Type Attack



Miracle of the Nameless King, ally to the ancient dragons.

Calls forth furious bolts of lightning.

Once a slayer of dragons, the former king and wargod tamed a Stormdrake, on which he led a lifetime of battle. This miracle is likely a tale of their bond.


Acquired From



  • Deals (spell buff x 2.35) lightning damage during the startup explosion, (spell buff x 1.45) for the lightning shockwave that follows
  • Summon lightning to create a wave of sparks crawling across the ground (circle shaped AoE).
  • Sped up in Regulation 1.08 and again in Patch 1.11.
  • Approx 1.5 seconds to cast at max casting speed.
  • After extensive testing, it has been confirmed that lightning storm deals no fire damage. Fire clutch ring doesn't change the damage, white hair talisman does not increase damage, and even using cheat engine to make the tester immune to fire deals no less damage. Most importantly however, the actual code linked to the spell has 0 fire damage on it's bullets.
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 Spear  ♦  Lightning Stake  ♦  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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    • 19 Aug 2021 14:04  

      hey I did some cheat engine testing and found my data to be wrong. there was never any fire damage, and I should probably tell the person that I got the data from.

      • Anonymous

        18 Jul 2021 20:02  

        Inescapable up close,
        can hit twice and can be spammable. Potential gank spanker, but you need tears of denial against casters.

        • Anonymous

          30 May 2021 00:43  

          AoE is nice and isn't the most expensive to cast but it doesn't justify the 2 slot req and frankly, stake is better in PvE when you consider you can just add one of the spear miracles for quicker cast times, better damage output and a more flexible casting options for roughly the same cost as storm.

          • 19 Jul 2020 05:30  

            Works great on Wolnir in NG+. Two point-blank casts are needed per bracelet, and it also clears any skeletons when they spawn. Get in melee range before casting. (Tested on NG+ with 60 Faith, Canvas Talisman +10, Lightning Clutch Ring, Morne's Ring, and Ring of the Sun's First Born.)

            • Anonymous

              16 Mar 2020 12:32  

              Why does it say `Crafted via Soul Transposition from Soul of the Dancer and 5000 souls.` that is just wrong. It is from the nameless king, this confused me for a moment.

              • Anonymous

                13 Jan 2020 22:03  

                can someone change *crafted from soul of the nameless king* to *transposed from soul of the nameless king*

                • Anonymous

                  13 Dec 2019 00:00  

                  >Be me. >Just killed nameless king >Faith DeX and Strength build >see I can transpose into 3 items. >choose spear, heard it was good. >worse than the dragonslayer spear. >wut >remember this miracle. >realise I have to kill nameless on ng+7 if I want this miracle. >Fml

                  • Anonymous

                    12 Jul 2019 16:55  

                    Will anyone trade me Lightning Storm? I have Nameless King's Spear but I wanted LS and accidentally chose the wrong thing in soul transposition and I dont want to go to NG+ yet.

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Apr 2019 14:50  

                      For a faith build: 60-70 fth depending on your build, 30-40 atn depending on your build, always 40 vgr, 45 dex if your build allows, Yorshka's chime for ranged casts and weapon buffing with elemental spells, The regular Talisman for poise casting (so you dont get interrupted during a cast, best for close combat offence spells and healing as heals take time and stamina and closecombat gets you interrupted) during ordinary pvp, Canvas Talisman or Sunlight Talisman (Sunlight as a last resort as the damage suffers) against ganks of 3 or more people. The best spells you'll want are Lightning Storm as your aoe, Bountiful Light for self regen, Projected Heal for Healing, Lightning Arrow for ranged cast, Lightning Stake for close combat and Sunlight Spear as an additional close combat option, but don't sacrifice Lightning Stake for it as Lightning Stake is easier to land. Any weapon will work Lightning infused at 60+ fth, blessed infusion is viable at 60+ fth too and comes with hp regen based on your weapon upgrade level. Rings are dependant on your build, common ones on faith builds are Morne's Ring, Ring of the Sun's Firstborn, Sage ring, Lightning Clutch Ring (very situational as it lowers absorption for very minimal damage increase in pvp, in pve you get the full effect so it works wonders while still taking your defence down a lot) and the Prisoner's Chain/Ring of Favor are a staple for all builds.

                      • Anonymous

                        06 Feb 2019 10:29  

                        Saint tree bellvine and sage ring aren't better alternatives to dex, all three are options you'll want to consider depending on your situation. Bringing up your offhand isn't really an argument that covers all situations, it's one for specific situations where you arent meleeing. The pros to dex are that you free up both the ring slot the sage ring would take while getting dex scaling/less fall damage/absorption bonuses and the offhand you'd have to use for the saint tree bellvine, giving yourself a melee or parry option. All three are good options situationally, raising dex is the better option all around if the points aren't an issue as it gives more free slots. Sage ring and especially bellvine are just more situational than dex.

                        • Anonymous

                          22 Dec 2018 04:02  

                          What's better? Storm or Stake? Both have a downward AOE, great for aggresive play. But which one is most prefered?

                          • Anonymous

                            29 Nov 2018 10:38  

                            I wonder if that scrub still thinks dex isn't useful for casters? 40-45 dex is mandatory on casters, lol. It's not even up for discussion. Sage ring is okay, but there are much better rings and the dex gives scaling if you go sharp/buff or even if you infuse as the physical scaling doesn't go away entirely on crystal/lightning.

                            • Anonymous

                              23 Nov 2018 18:31  

                              So I am using this, sunlight spear and lightning arrow also a Mace and my load is below 30% so fast rolling enables me to manage full caster pyros and sorcs the Mace’s preservens protects and gives infinite poise and gosh this bulid is so destructive I really recommend it maybe with more balanced stats I have 60 faith 26 strenght 25 dex but only 25 endurance and 22 vigor but I have like 600 Ar on my mace I think 588 if I remember correctly and my spells are also hitting like a truck but I am really squishy without perseverence. Beast in arena (not really tested in invasions yet) definitely recommend it.

                              • 11 Jun 2018 15:24  

                                This spell is very good. I just run up into a big crowd, poise-cast a couple times, and bodies hit the floor (around 1k dmg close range, 600 at mid, 300 far with 60 Faith). Use some R1's to mop up if needed. Love it!

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