Sunlight Medal is a Multiplayer Item in Dark Souls 3.

Sunlight Medal

A medal received by members of the Warrior of Sunlight covenant for victory over the final foe when summoned. The summoner also gains the same medal.

The medal, engraved with the holy symbol of the sun, is slightly warm and reminds one of the great honor of a shared victory.


Sunlight Medal Usage



Ranks and Rewards

  1. 10 Sunlight Medals - Sacred Oath
  2. 30 Sunlight Medals - Great Lightning Spear



Sunlight Medal Locations

  • Obtained by successfully assisting someone as a gold phantom or by receiving help by a gold phantom.
  • Can be gained by killing a host as a red phantom while having the Warrior of Sunlight pledge equipped. 
  • Will be granted if you invade as any Covenant and another red phantom is present with Warrior of Sunlight pledge equipped and the host is defeated.
  • Will not be awarded for killing a red phantom invader.
  • Drop from Lothric Knight (Very Rare).
  • One medal can be lootet from a corpse near sunlight altar (once per playthrough). From the corpse you can see the boss fog from Dragonslayer Armour.



  • Offline/PvE farming as a sorcerer: One of the fastest methods to farm the Sunlight Medal is at the Lothric Castle bonfire. You need 60 INT, +9 Court Sorcerer's Staff, Magic clutch ring, Young Dragon Ring, Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring, and Soul Stream spell. Note that the staff does not need to be fully upgraded so that, if you decide to re-spec, you do not need to waste a Titanite Slab. To boost item discovery, you can equip Symbol of Avarice (mimic's head), Covetous Gold Serpent Ring, Crystal Sage's Rapier, and Rusted Gold/Rusted Coin. The key is to one-hit two Lothric Knights near the bonfire with Soul Stream. Here are the steps:
    • Start at the FAR END of the bonfire, this prevents the knight near you to walk away as soon you get up from the bonfire.
    • Then, cast Steady Chant and then use Rusted coin before moving away from the bonfire (so that the knight does not start to walk away).
    • Approach the knight and cast Soul Stream. Make sure you align your spell so that it fully hits both knights. This can be done by standing on the steps, and a bit to its right side (when facing the knight) so that you are almost at the edge of the carpet.
    • You can repeat these steps one other time before the effect of Rusted Coin runs out. Meaning this method gets you approximately 4 kills/minute.




    • Anonymous

      31 Oct 2018 21:17  

      Farming Lothric Castle Bonfire the first time I arrived at it, and killing only the single knight by the door, with Shield of Want in Left hand, Silver & Gold Serpent Rings, Symbol of Avarice, and Pyromancy in Right Hand, switching Right weapon to Crystal Sage's Rapier as soon as the knight was defeated, I got all 30 Sunlight Medals by the time I had 2.2 million souls. I also got 39 Titanite Chunks, maxed out my Embers (forgot to store them), almost marked out my stored Large Titanite, 50+ each of Lothric Swords, Knights Crossbows, Shields & Lothric Knight Sets, and reached level 162,

      • Anonymous

        31 Oct 2018 18:23  

        A faster PVE farm is just at Lothric Castle bonfire. Rest facing the door, run to the knight, throw great chaos fire orb, run back to the bonfire, throw it again when the knight is standing at the bonfire, pick up the drop and rest to reset.

        • 14 Oct 2018 05:05  

          UHHHH the last achievement I need for platinum is the miracle one... the only character who's close to it just needs GLS... too bad it is also the only character I leveled past 120. F_____________ck me. Not looking forward to the grind... but at least I don't need to farm for Darkmoon blade anymore.

          • 28 Sep 2018 14:32  

            I've no idea where this information about Sirris giving you two medals after defeating Creighton and Hodrick came from, but I got nothing from her in neither of those events, and unless I'm missing something, why would she even give them? She's a member of the Blades of the Darkmoon, not the Warrior of Sunlight.

            • Anonymous

              26 Sep 2018 20:07  

              Would be really interested in farming these and the other covenant items needed to complete plat trophy. Been working in it a while. If anyone want to take turns summoning one another add me at redblueblurr69

              • Anonymous

                23 Sep 2018 02:35  

                that farming idea is great. First you farm then respec into a build you want with the sunlight miracles and sword and armour. You will be solaire

                • Anonymous

                  16 Aug 2018 05:06  

                  I am a two day farming Sunlight medals, when I was offering the 31 medals he simply appeared the following message: The pact strengthens. now I do not know what I do, it lacks a single miracle of rank 2 to complete the conquest of the steam

                  • Anonymous

                    28 Jun 2018 17:22  

                    My stats farming these from the Lothric knights
                    item discovery 307 (mimic head, crystal sage rapier, covetous gold serpent ring, 7 luck)

                    Knights killed: 100
                    Sunlight medals: 6

                    • Anonymous

                      23 May 2018 07:44  

                      jesus christ, these things are harder to get than the ears nowadays. In my new character about 60ish I've already obtained enough ears from Blue Sentinel to achieve rank one before arrive at Irithyll. It seems no one likes jolly coop now, whenver I want to coop a boss no one summons me. If I want invasions I couldve just go for Aldritch, Watchdog or Fingers.

                      • Anonymous

                        04 Apr 2018 23:59  

                        Siris doesn't give you one if you complete her quest while having it equiped. Confirmed after 3 different characters.

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Mar 2018 20:32  

                          This farming method is not working anymore. And that's too bad for me, because my connection is always too poor to participate in co-op, and I really want the Lightning spear for my faith build...

                          • Anonymous

                            24 Feb 2018 07:34  

                            Quick note: You do NOT receive any sunlight medals if you kill the host when summoned via red sign soapstone.

                            • Anonymous

                              23 Jan 2018 11:52  

                              Lothric castle bonfire: kill the first knight, he has his back turned so its easy to get a couple of ranged hits or heavy attacks on him
                              Same for the dragon barracks bonfire up the stairs the knight that is kneeling you can kill him very fast he doesn't have time to react.
                              But honeslty be a sunbro and place your sign. That's the fastest way... I get summoned usually outside nameless king, pontiff, lothric, and dragonslayer armour. Just pick whatever boss it suits your playstyle and is weak to your main source of damage.

                              • Anonymous

                                30 Dec 2017 22:32  

                                HUGE info dump below.

                                There are 3 ways you can get these (in order to be rewarded Sunlight Medals, you must have the Warriors of Sunlight covenant equipped; there are exceptions that will be mentioned)(general note: options 1 and 2 require an internet connection and is recommended to be done around SL120-150 where most of the playerbase will be).

                                1. Invasions: if you got a knack for PvP, this isn't a bad idea. There are two possible ways to get Sunlight medals through PvP:

                                I. Red Eye Orb invasions are classic invasions (invade someone's world, and kill the Host), however you should note that Hosts and summoned Phantoms will most times use dirty or "dishonorable" tactics such as ganking, chugging, giant seeding or resummoning, especially post-Pontiff. You may occasionally invade a fight club if done at post-Pontiff (see II. below for more details).

                                II. If Red Eye invasions are too hard or unfair, use the Red Soapstone. Putting down the Red Soapstone is incentive for more "classy" and "fair" duels. If you Red Soapstone post-Pontiff, there's a good chance you'll be summoned to fight clubs, where a host sits back and summons an endless barrage of Dark Spirits and occasionally phantoms to fight each other. It is also unlikely the Host will actually fight you unless you start attacking them). The general rules of duels or fight clubs are:

                                i. No ganking (should be obvious because it's a duel).

                                ii. No attacking while duelists are buffing pre-battle (during battle is arguable).

                                iii. No healing, specifically no Estus (except Ashen, Ashen is fine), Divine Blessings, or Siegbraus (although use of Divine Blessings and Siegbraus is very rare because of the limited amount of the two items in playthroughs). Pretty much every other mean of healing is acceptable, such as miracles, Sun Princess Ring, blessed equipment, and life steal weapons/equipment. It is generally ok to use Estus if the other duelist does it first (but don't be the one to start it, alright?).

                                iv. Duel Charms are a controversial item and you should not use them. Duel Charms removes buffs from enemies (but does not remove Tears of Denial).

                                2. Co-oping for bosses: you can put down your White Soapstone in front of boss rooms to assist players in taking down bosses. End-game bosses like Pontiff, Aldrich, Yhorm, Dancer, Dragonslayer Armor, Twin Princes, and Nameless are good bosses to put down your summon sign for (you should note that the boss will have more health than usual and NGs can vary (you typically will not be summoned for NG+4 or higher)). Also, if you summon a Warrior of Sunlight to help you (or the Host has summoned a Warrior of Sunlight yet you aren't one), you will still get a medal as long as there is one Warrior of Sunlight alive and present by the time the boss dies (not including the Host).

                                3. Farming is the more tedious and time consuming option (but is optimal if you have too bad of a connection to play online, you're bad at/don't like PvP and/or co-op, or if your character's SL is too high (SL300+) and as a result matchmaking cannot find anyone). This splits into two possible ways:

                                I. Farming at the Lothric Castle bonfire is the easiest and possibly most rewarding way. You simply kill the knight next to bonfire, rest at the bonfire, rinse and repeat. This knight drops embers, large titanite, Lothric Knight armor pieces, Lothric Knight Sword, Lothric Knight Shield, and most importantly Sunlight Medals. It is recommended you have
                                i. Symbol of Avarice (for higher drop rate and soul gain).
                                ii. Crystal Sage Rapier (for higher drop rate) or,
                                iii. Shield of Want (for higher soul gain).
                                iv. Covetous Gold Serpent Ring (for higher drop rate).
                                v. Covetous Silver Serpent Ring (for higher soul gain).
                                vi. Max luck (doesn't affect drop rate that much though).
                                Note that the Crystal Sage Rapier and Shield of Want can stack with 2 in both hands (ex. Crystal Sage Rapier in left hand and another in right hand).

                                II. At Lothric Castle there is a body with a Sunlight Medal on it. It yields one Sunlight Medal per run. You could play NG, NG+2, NG+3, etc., but is not recommended because the enemies would eventually have god-like strength.

                                • Anonymous

                                  05 Nov 2017 12:26  

                                  Killed Hodrick and Creighton with Sirrus while having the Warriors of Sunlight covenant equipped and didn't get any Sunlight Medals.

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