Lightning Urn is a Projectile in Dark Souls 3.

Lightning Urn

Dragon-hunting tool used by Lothric knights.
Explodes upon contact, inflicting lightning damage.

The knights of Lothric have since tamed dragons, but were once hunters of dragons themselves.

This explains their special hunting gear, and why they worshipped the sun.


Lightning Urn Usage

  • Throw at enemy for lightning damage.



Lightning Urn Locations

  • Sold by the Handmaid in Firelink Shrine, after giving her Greirat's Ashes from Lothric Castle.
  • Can be traded with Pickle Pee / Pump a Rum, the crows on the roof of Firelink Shrine for the Iron Helm
  • 6x sold by Greirat after looting the undead settlement.
  • 4x found in Archdragon Peak outside the first building inside the Ancient Wyvern boss area.
  • 3x found on the way out of the moat beneath the dragons in Lothric Castle.
  • 6x found past the bridge beneath the dragons outside the gate of Lothric Castle.




  • Deals 140 base Lightning damage in the explosion center, and 80 Lightning damage at the edge.
  • A good projectile for Faith builds due to it's S scaling in Faith.
  • If Greirat dies on his second outing, you will not be able to purchase the Lightning Urn from the Handmaid.




  • Trivia goes here


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    • Anonymous

      Lightning urn, does larger radius on direct hit and larger radius in water. Just a little trivia that should be in the trivia.

      • Anonymous

        Anyone worried about keeping Greirat alive through his Irithyll trip -- leave either Curserot or Old Demon King for now, and then make 100% certain that you've given Siegward his armor (you can check if Siegward is in the soup kitchen in Irithyll) OR you told Patches in Firelink that Greirat went to Irithyll and then made sure Patches has left, now kill either of the optional bosses and Greirat'll be back immediately. You can kill Pontiff as well, go anywhere near Irithyll Dungeon until Greirat is back. That's then only convoluted part of his questline, if he survives Irithyll you're guaranteed to get his ashes from Grand Archives.

        • Anonymous

          they should’ve brought back witching urns and maybe added in a dark damage equivalent just for completions sake, I mean the skeletons in the catacombs of carthus throw affinity urns at you and I would’ve loved to have those as an item

          • Anonymous

            It seems to softcap at 30 fath. up to 30 faith, it gets 5-9 damage per level and 1-2 damage after 30 faith.

            • Anonymous

              There is a big in the game, if you throw all of these back to back on a player in duel u disconnected and can never pair with that player again.

              • Anonymous

                I see a lot of comment justifying killing grairat for this item… give it up the guild is not gonna go away… i know

                • Anonymous

                  After running miracle builds, pyromancer builds, infusion builds, and everything else that incorporates some amount of faith, I've concluded that these stupid ass urns are the best offensive miracle in the game.

                  • Anonymous

                    Geriat has a story line and depending on when you obtain his ashes wI'll determine how many lightning urn you can purchase from giving his ashes to the hand maiden. You have to complete his story line to get infinite lightning urn buying capabilities. If you don't you can only buy 6.
                    -Shawn B Thompson

                    • Anonymous

                      I have a low level build without much str/dex investment. Would these be better damage than black firebombs?


                      • Anonymous

                        It should be noted that Greirat only sells 6, and the Handmaid sells unlimited after giving her his ashes after his Lothric Castle pillage.

                        • Anonymous

                          The shrine maiden can sell an unlimited stock lightning urns after obtaining Greirat's ashes from Lothric's castle.

                          • Anonymous

                            I have seen numerous people use these in the Pontiff PvP arena as though they could be bought in unlimited amounts, but as far as I know, Greirat never has these available in unlimited amounts... Anyone know?

                            • Anonymous

                              6 lightning urns can also be found near the Lothric Castle, Dragon Barracks bonfire, in the area where the dragons spew fire.

                              • Anonymous

                                "This explains their special hunting gear, and why they worshipped the sun." THEY WERE SUN BROS THE ENTIRE TIME??????!?!?!?!?!?!

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