Sacred Oath is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. To cast a miracle, you must use a Talisman, Sacred Chime or Special Weapons that can cast miracles.

Sacred Oath

Spell Type


FP Cost 65
Slots Used 2
Faith Required 28
Type Group Buff
Duration 60 Seconds



Miracle of those chosen by the Sunlight covenant.

Temporarily boosts attack and damage absorption for self and those in vicinity.

This is the tale of the Sun's firstborn, his faithful first knight, and the brave dragonslayer who served them both.


Acquired From


  • Increases all damage types on weapons (all damage, not just weapon damage) by 10% multiplicatively (Damage * 1.1), this effect is cut in half for PvP.
  • Grants 10.0 absorbtion. This causes you to take 10% less damage (damageTaken * 0.9), this effect is cut in half for PvP.
  • Can be delayed by holding down the button. Good for co-op partners to have time to get in range to get buffed.
  • Unaffected by Spell Buff and Miracle power rings.
  • Duration can be increased with Lingering Dragoncrest Ring (60 sec. * 1.3 = 78 sec.)
  • Stacks with anything else, including Deep Protection.
  • Does not stack with Oath of Sunlight
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  ♦  Lightning Storm  ♦  Magic Barrier  ♦  Med Heal  ♦  Projected Heal  ♦  Replenishment  ♦  Seek Guidance  ♦  Soothing Sunlight  ♦  Sunlight Spear  ♦  Tears of Denial  ♦  Vow of Silence  ♦  Way of White Corona  ♦  Wrath of the Gods

    • Anonymous

      03 Aug 2020 23:47  

      bruh i was planning on doing a full buff build with lothric war banner, sss skill, this and deep protection, but just found out they are all nerfed in pvp except for the spear.. guess ill just come back to my good ol dark harald curved gs

      • Anonymous

        13 Jul 2020 15:45  

        totally useless, so sad. sl sword exist so this is pointless, and for anyone who dare to say that it last longer, it last only 15 seconds longer, but cost 25 more mana, so 2 casts of this speel are 130 mana and give you 2 minutes, while 3 cats of the sword are 120 and give you 2 minutes and 15 seconds. the sl sword gives more damage on top of that.

        • Anonymous

          02 Jun 2020 03:58  

          I cant get it either and I've thrown like 200+ medals in there and all I got was the rank 2 great lightning spear. Malarkey!

          • Anonymous

            27 Jun 2018 21:11  

            The sunlight ss is better in EVERY way thebuff from the ss gives more damage, cost less fp and can be tooken off after use why did from do this

            • Anonymous

              24 Jun 2018 00:50  

              Anyone understand why after I cast 'Sacred Oath' the buff is instantly removed when i switch to dual wielding a weapon??

              • Anonymous

                01 May 2018 04:06  

                I would like this spell more if it didn't require two slots to use. I currently have 7 slots and all are occupied by Soothing Sunlight, Tears of Denial, Sunlight Spear, Lightning Stake, and Lightning Storm. If I want to use this i have to sacrifice a ring slot for Darkmoon Ring, Give up Lightning Storm or ToD, or raise my attunement to 80, none of which seem worth a little extra damage and and damage absorbtion

                • Anonymous

                  08 Apr 2018 10:31  

                  I would have this on my bar a lot more, if people didnt rush through the fog door the second I get in their world

                  • Anonymous

                    30 Mar 2018 22:04  

                    Every dedicated Sunbro build should use it. You buff yourself, others. Duration is long enough. Can half the time to beat boss literally. People will love you.

                    • 08 Sep 2017 22:04  

                      For some reason when I use this and then use the Sunlight Straight Sword's weapon art "Oath of Sunlight", the weapon art raises AR by a measly 6 points. When I use Oath of Sunlight THEN Sacred Oath, it drops AR by 6 points. So, if you are looking to make a Sun bro type Co-op build like I have and want to use the Sunlight Straight Sword, best to just avoid this spell.
                      It seems Sacred Oath has a larger AoE (not entirely sure) but the nerf you'll potentially give to yourself of 6 points as well as the buff of only 6 points is not worth the attunement slot. You can buff your co-operators all the same by simply using your weapon art.
                      Safe to say I am relatively dissapointed but for a build not using the Sunlight Straight Sword, this miracle could potentially be a powerful PvE co-op buff!
                      I don't imagine it to have much effectiveness in a PvP setting.

                      • Anonymous

                        23 Aug 2017 06:35  

                        Generally nor worth using in a casting build since casting extra spell with either mach or surpass the extra damage dealt for its fp cost. It's also pretty slow thus risky for mid battle casting.

                        • Anonymous

                          02 Jun 2017 02:46  

                          idk why but i offered 30 medallions of sunlight and the game gave me the other item but it didnt give me the sacred oath miracle, i really want this for my build but i cant get it anymore. Anyone on ps4 willing to give? (Psn is Ice_Demon2003) would be greatly appreciated.

                          • Anonymous

                            02 May 2017 21:30  

                            The only diminishing return this suffers from in PvP is the absorption. The damage boost is 100% active in PvP, no diminishing returns. Cause there is no way I'm getting 1124 AR on my Buffed Lothric Knight Greatsword and two shotting people for 1200-1400 damage if Sacred Oath wasn't fully working.

                            • Anonymous

                              28 Mar 2017 08:27  

                              This seems to boost the power of spells as well. I noticed it increased the damage on my way of white corona and emit force by about 20-30 points

                              • Anonymous

                                21 Feb 2017 16:28  

                                I noticed something strange, iam using axe (warcry weapon buff), with Sacred Oath + Pontiff right eyes ring look like when pontiff ring is activated turns off the sared oath buff. Iam not sure, the Sacred oath starts to blink when ever Ring buff is out, maybe 3 kind of dmage buff cannot be applied. Can some1 test this ?

                                • Anonymous

                                  05 Dec 2016 02:40  

                                  Raises all types of damage by 5% for PvP. Does not raise it by 10%.

                                  Sunlight Oath raises the damage more on-paper, but in PvP the actual boost is only 2.5% over starting damage.

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