Spears of the Church is a Covenant in Dark Souls 3. It was added in The Ringed City DLC.


A green-rusted ornament of young grass, the crest of Princess Filianore. Equip to join the Spears of the Church covenant.

The Spears of the Church watch over the Princess' slumber, and when the church is compromised by a trespasser, the Judicator summons them as loyal spirits to eliminate the threat (Summoned automatically while this is equipped).

Loyal spirits summoned as Spears of the Church are granted a blessing of protection.





 Spears of the Church Information




  • Defeat Darkeater Midir under the Inner Ring Wall bonfire. The covenant item drops upon defeating Midir. Equip it to join the covenant.


Effects of covenant

Rank Requirements

  • Successfully completing task earns you Filianore's Spear Ornament which can be turned in to the altar to rank up in the covenant. The altar is located next to the Ringed Knight with the dual greatswords outside the church. The rank requirements are additive, meaning you only have to earn a total of 30, not 10 and then another 30, to obtain all covenant rewards.
Rank Requirement Rewards
0 Initial None
1 10 Young Grass Dew
2 30 Divine Spear Fragment




  • None.



  • The summoning mechanics of this covenant are reminiscent of the Old Monk from Demon's Souls, whom Hidetaka Miyazaki, one of Dark Souls III's directors, claims to be his favorite boss encounter.
  • If the player puts down their summon sign within the Ringed City, they have a chance of getting summoned as a Spear of the Church, even if they aren't in the Covenant. The same can happen at pure random while exploring the Ringed City, though the chances are low.

    • Anonymous

      20 Apr 2019 10:44  

      People running away in this fight seriously guys youre just cancer, its nearly impossible to kill someone like that alone. They'll run away if you get them low the painting guardian comes if you attack the painting they attack you aswell if you try attacking them they keep running/rolling and the guardian does damage to you.

      • Anonymous

        16 Apr 2019 21:53  

        This covenant exists to give gankers what they deserve for good. The boss 's bonus should be added to invaders equipped with this covenant

        • Anonymous

          23 Mar 2019 17:52  

          Its strange i am being less summoned while this covenant is activated for fight. Instead i am being summoned more frequently with sun warrior covenant activated and a summon sign left.

          • Anonymous

            19 Mar 2019 21:25  

            How OP is iron flesh/lingering dragoncrest ring +2/3(? Can't remember if it caps at 2) in this? It still gives a flat 100 poise? Stack with bountiful light, see how it goes. Chime WA or Filianore's WA for even better results.

            • Anonymous

              27 Feb 2019 12:47  

              Was using the red orb to invade in the swamp while wearing the covenant badge. While it was searching, I was summoned as a Spear for the boss fight. I won, but received no ornament or tongue - just an ember. What a rip-off.

              • 24 Feb 2019 13:05  

                When you sitting at the bonfire waiting to be summoned an you get the msg yes let’s go boom spear of the church. I die a little knowing this is going to be a ***** fest with bee knees playing in the background

                • Anonymous

                  14 Feb 2019 23:05  

                  I will always and forever attempt to make this fight memorable as the boss. Whether I'm full Evangelist, Gundyr, Seigward, Nameless King, whoever...I'll utilize everything the game has (correct armor, spells, weapons, gestures) to make me identical to them, even if it puts me at a disadvantage. I don't care about salty squads and point downs or any of that. I spend most of my time around this fight because its so much damn fun for me and I want the rest of you bastards to feel the same when we duke it out.

                  • Anonymous

                    11 Feb 2019 18:04  

                    i used to try to make this a fun fight for the host with weird builds but after many ganks and point downs, I just run a sunlight ss faith build with lightning arrows and soothing sunlight. the number of disconnect/salt comments i get is truly wonderful.

                    • Anonymous

                      28 Jan 2019 21:49  

                      I had a guy as boss to make a really fun battle, cosplayed as evangelist, weapon, spells, armour, everything. Didn't catch his/her name, but thanks! Didn't beat him, but tried to give this covenant a shot. I'm pretty bad at PvP, but I'm absolutely surprised, that there are a lot of fights, that I actually win. Strange how many people just completely lose their **** in PvP... Most of the other ones are ganks with 4 ppl with hammers, that throw dung pies and point down... Surprising to see that max 10% seem to know what they are doing and beat me in 1 on 1s or even 2 on 1s...

                      • Anonymous

                        02 Jan 2019 01:31  

                        Ahh, the Spear of The Church, i get that this is a hard fight that you can't skip but i have a very highly ignored piece of advice, always spray them with acid surge and main the Ringed Knight Spear, the L2 R2 R2 combo is overpowered, 437 dmg if it isn't upgraded and the enemy has def health... its so good because if you upgrade it to at little as +4 than you still can melt invaders, +10 will kill you fast if you have 99 Vigor and stand still, meaning if you hit them with the L2 than let thy stunlock begin...

                        • Anonymous

                          25 Dec 2018 12:28  

                          Those in the covenant are only trying to protect Filanore. The ash are just hungry for fire. After killing a Spear, then realizing what you did, you feel bad after killing the Spear protecting Filanore. But what you don't feel bad is killing a RED GAWD DAMN SPIRIT.

                          • Anonymous

                            12 Dec 2018 06:41  

                            If you don't want to face another player for PvP in this boss battle, that's fine. I get it. But just disconnect before you walk into the battle rather than right when you see a human player. Even a crap human player is going to be harder than Halflight. If some half naked guy with a four-pronged plow and the face of a microwaved fleshlight scares you that bad then you aren't going to "luck out" with someone easier.

                            • Anonymous

                              05 Dec 2018 02:50  

                              Don't bother trying to make this a fun and unique boss battle for the host with cosplaying and weird weapons, they won't get it. Don't bother trying to play honorably without healing, you'll get point downs anyway. All the hosts at this point in the game are so butthurt about the mere concept of PvP that there's no use trying to make it fun for them. Just treat this as one last kick in the balls and make them earn that connection error.

                              • Anonymous

                                29 Nov 2018 06:27  

                                And I was wondering why my boss was a freaking onion knight with very thin health.... now I know it was a player, thanks the wiki

                                • Anonymous

                                  29 Oct 2018 16:00  

                                  50% of all guardians are using the Black Knight GS for unknown reasons. The fights go like this then: they are using the WA and spam R1, I wait, then they give up and I kill them. Just wtf is wrong with you people?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    20 Oct 2018 18:51  

                                    I was a Pyromancer, had run out of fp, estus, ashen estus and was at 20% hp, while the spear had managed to heal back to full. With my demise inminent, all I could do was run back towards the entrance and do the collapse gesture. Just get it over with. But the spear took pity of me, and pointed forwards. Instead of killing me, he chugged his estus until he was out, and then let me kill him with my ax. Spears are true bros.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      18 Oct 2018 21:10  

                                      I absolutely love this covenant. Its really satisfying to guard the gate to Gael, because even if you lose, you feel like they've earned the right to try their luck against him. And the fights are always fun as hell.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        26 Aug 2018 14:16  

                                        I cosplay as other bosses, buff and start using weapon arts at phase 2 to try and make the fight more fun for the host and what do I get the host and their 3 phantoms win? A point down. Thanks.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          15 Aug 2018 16:00  

                                          A good calling for my pvp character with 250 hours in invasions. Buff me and come all ye faithful, I'm going in.

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