Sunlight Spear is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. To cast a Miracle you must use a Talisman/Chime or Special Weapons that can cast Miracles.

Sunlight Spear

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 48
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 40 Faith
Type Ranged Attack



Miracle of Gwyn, the First Lord. Hurls a sunlight spear.

The tales of Gwyn's Archdragon hunts describe the inception of the Age of Fire.


Acquired From




  • Deals about twice the damage of Lightning Spear.
  • Creates a second hitbox at melee range that deals an extra 67% damage.
  • Sped up at Regulation 1.08 by about a second at ~50 Virtual Dex.
  • Approx 1.2 seconds to cast at max casting speed.
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  ♦  Sacred Oath  ♦  Seek Guidance  ♦  Soothing Sunlight  ♦  Tears of Denial  ♦  Vow of Silence  ♦  Way of White Corona  ♦  Wrath of the Gods


    • 31 Jan 2019 16:52  

      It’d be bad-a if you could hold spells like these like you can do with old moonlight or lightning arrow. Especially with really dramatic spells, like sunlight spear here.

      • Anonymous

        16 Nov 2018 17:29  

        This is my first time ever using a faith build and I was wondering why my sunlight spear only does about 780 damage at melee range. My faith is 50 and I'm using a +10 yorksha chime with both rings but I feel like that amount of damage is lacking. Should I use a different chime or a talisman?

        • Anonymous

          14 Oct 2018 01:38  

          The moment you realize Gwyn fighting the dragons using lightning, is really a continuation of Titans versus Black dragons from heroes of might and magic.

          • Anonymous

            30 Jan 2018 14:11  

            This thing is a monster in PVE. I can deal almost 1800 damage to Lothric knights (the ones near dragonslayer armor area) at melee range using this with 60 faith and a fully upgraded saints talisman plus the 2 rings that boost miracles. And that's in NG+. It pretty much one or two shots every mob in this game except the very tanky ones like the crabs or the gargoyles, black knights, winged knights, etc...

            • Anonymous

              05 Jan 2018 12:45  

              Just tested on corvians on road to sacrifice: At 60 faith, both miracle rings and lightning clutch, sunlight spear with sunlight talisman did 1137. The same setup with yorshka chime which has 44 more spell buff only did 880. I tested other lightning spells to see if they also received a buff but it was only sunlight spear which kinda makes sense. But the damage buff plus the extra poise make this combo lethal.

              • Anonymous

                09 Aug 2017 20:45  

                a little bit of info .... if ligtning stake arrow or sunlight spear hit water they create a mini lighting storm effect. witch is usefull if your invaded in the swamp or something i havent tested this with the other ligthtning spears but i think they will do the same and lightnign storm didnt seem to do anything different

                • Anonymous

                  15 Jun 2017 05:21  

                  I think the FP cost should be a little lower since Affinity, Great Soul Dregs, and Chaos Bed Vestiges are all lower.

                  • Anonymous

                    12 Apr 2017 08:51  

                    Did anyone notice that Sunlight Spear seems to be bugged after the April 12 update I keep getting ~300 damage at close range especially when my opponent is attacking

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Apr 2017 21:25  

                      50 fth yorshka chime (fully upgraded) with morne ring+first born ring+lightning ring = 550-650 dmg when thrown
                      same build with fully upgraded canvas talisman with close up with Weapon Art = 800-1000 dmg when directly hit.
                      With canvas talisman build the Lightning Stake close up = 500-700 dmg when hit directly at enemy.

                      IF anyone interested about DMG comparison.

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