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

Sunlight Spear

Spell Type

Miracle

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

 

 

Notes

  • Deals (spell buff x 2.6) damage.
  • 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.
  • It takes approximately 1.2 seconds to cast at max casting speed.
  • This spell is an effective upgrade of Lightning Spear and Great Lightning Spear, but since it's only obtainable after the final boss it won't be much use in a standard playthrough.
Miracles
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



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    • Anonymous

      Everything considered this would've been a great spell if it cost a little less FP. You can min/max the damage with the rose and rings to great effect, but it's still too expensive to use outside of exploiting boss weaknesses.

      • Anonymous

        I get it, at close range it's a nuke. It has been repeated more than the pkcs guy has repeated itself through all the wikis. But seriously, on top of being as damaging as a puny lightning bolt at range, it has no knockback? Literally the one thing that made this miracle iconic was the knockback, and it's fkin gone. Oh, and it doesn't even belong to sunbros anymore, is a spell aquired from the last boss of the game so any faith build scks dck until that point.

        This is just stupid. The mere fact that ds2 paid more respect to the warriors of sunlight than ds3 did really speaks volumes about how lazy fromsoft got with this game.

        • Anonymous

          Amusing to see the grave tender wolf get hit point blank. It's like he got hit by a surprise hook the first time. Fell flat on his belly, and to get back up shaking his head like he was seeing stars. The second time he got hit he tried getting back up but failed. Wiped out by the nuke

          • Anonymous

            This is incredibly powerful on the proper build. I was hitting 1200+ dmg ranged and 2000+ melee at 60 FTH using Saint's Talisman. Be sure to stack all rings and buffs: Morne's ring + Ring of the Sun's Firstborn + Lightning Clutch ring + Lloyd's Sword ringn + Rose of Ariandel's WA.

            • Anonymous

              Seems like this does more damage than Lightning Stake up close. All of you guys are arguing whether you should use this or Lightning Arrow well why not both? Arrow for long range spear for point blank poise casting

              • Anonymous

                At least it's dmg aint garbage for the
                "strongest" miracle when compared to crystal soul spear which is not only slower but also weaker and while casting sunlight spear at close range may sound bad, you have talismans for poise casting. Its main problem is lightning arrow exists which is better for most of the part but it's dlc so it still has a use in pvp

                • Anonymous

                  "Imagine needing to be next to an opponent for a PROYECTILE to work properly"

                  This comment was made by the lightning arrow gang.

                  • Anonymous

                    The only ppl dumb enough to get close against this spell are the gankers. If you fight 1 vs 1, forget about using this and switch to lightning arrow. Talking from experience in invasions outside of gank city (yes, it might sound impossible for you, useless maggots. But invaders die rather quickly against a lone host).

                    • Anonymous

                      All these lightning power are damn weak in all 3 games. In fact I think the weakest among the 3 type of magic spells. Pyromancy is the strongest in this game.

                      • Anonymous

                        At first I thought it was strange that all of these lightning spells had anything to do with sunlight, until I remembered that actually both the sun and lightning are gasses heated to THOUSANDS OF DEGREES, TRANSFORMED INTO PLASMA!
                        So yes! You are ACTUALLY THROWING THE SUN AT YOUR ENEMIES!!

                        • Anonymous

                          Ppl defenfing point-blank mechanic as if it were the best feature in the game are about as annoying as the pkcs fanatic.

                          • Anonymous

                            one of my favorite spells, just wished it launched people like in DS1. the knockdown alone made the spell feel godlike. I get "muh balancing" but it's literally a spear of gwyn, hits like a spear of gwyn, but the stagger is similar to that of a claymore. that aside dorhy's gnawing + SS turns nameless king/king of storms into a sunlight medal farm

                            • Anonymous

                              Rose of ariendel + war banner buff + sacred oath + miracle boosting rings with lighting clutch ring and the +10 talisman = PHANTOM ONE SHOT GUARANTEED

                              • Anonymous

                                Ok. Keep using this "spear" for something apart from what spears are meant for. I'll just use a spell that's truly intended for melee, like sacred flame of farron flashsword. Hell, might even use lifehunt scythe.

                                • Anonymous

                                  i like how half this thread is people whining about how much this miracle (and miracles suck,) and the other half is people just asking these folk to think for a second and trying to explain that miracles don't work exactly the same to sorceries. If you're making a pyromancer build, you get the swamp and witches ring, if you're making a sorcery build get the young dragon and bellowing dragon ring, so what's so hard about putting on the morne's ring and ring of the sun's firstborn? Pyromancy eats up a lot of stamina, that doesn't mean it's bad, sorcery eats up a lot of MP, doesn't mean it's bad, Miracles have a couple less options when it comes to damage and require you to get more up close and personal sometimes, doesn't mean they're bad! Each one has a bit of a different flow and although faith builds happen to involve a lot of healing that doesn't mean they're incapable of other things. Basically I don't see any problems here other than the half of y'all saying sunlight spear sucks because you can't keep and use it like crystal soul spear. Please stop using it like crystal soul spear.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    <20 ATT use LA. If you got close to the cap(35) then this becomes one of the scariest things in the game at 60 FTH +10 canvas tal. don’t have your talisman equipped for element of surprise.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      So, for this "ranged" spell called "sunlight spear" (if we can even keep calling it a "spear"), to work properly and deal some decent damage, you gotta cast it right in front of the target. And this hyper armor wa on talismans seems almost mandatory for this to work...

                                      So, apart from the amount of fp it eats away with each cast + the wa of the talisman, it requires 40 faith as minimum. And also you have to play with trades and, somehow, outdamage an enemy with this. So you need to invest 35 points in vigor to survive the trades, 20 points in attunement just to be able to cast it 3 times at least, 40 faith to use it and probably 20 points more for it to start doing good damage, and avobe 20 dex/strength to use one of the very few weapons that works well with faith in this game, wich you re forced to use because you re going to run out of fp unless you add 30 more points in attunement and get like 4 extra casts.

                                      So from lvl1 (deprived) you gotta boost your character to level 100-110 with the stats mentioned above, just for this miracle to get good results...

                                      Srry but this isn't ideal. Faith builds are forced to be tanky builds as well because of this mechanic the spears are given, and we all know tanks are not a thing anymore for how much bloodbornish gameplay ds3 sucked in. Use lightning arrow instead.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Occasionally the spear will miss at point blank ranges, and only the secondary hit box will strike. When this happens, your target will take noticeably less damage than expected, as the spear does the majority damage. Certain attacks and weapon arts which duck an opponents body or otherwise shift it in an evasive way will increase the likely hood that the spear misses at point blank range.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Sunlight spear in dks3 is the best version
                                          Fast cast, melee range (just use your brain), tons of damage.
                                          I've even sometimes hit with this at point blank with yorshka's in pvp.
                                          With support spells (stake, light.arrow, storm) or weapon (sunlight sword typically), 60 fth builds are deadly.
                                          But I agree that they need mind game and are pretty risky (but very fun also).

                                          • Anonymous

                                            "YoU dOnT uNdErsTaNd ThE mEcHaNiCs, PoIsE cAsT, ShOoT aT mElEe RaNgE wItH tHiS, JuSt TrAdE, bLa BlA bLa..."

                                            How many more of these fools do i have to one-shot with great soul dregs for ppl to understand trading with miracles isn't a good idea?

                                            Well, can't be helped i guess. Hexers always wins.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Hey..? You ok? You hit your head pretty hard o.o... What are you talking about? Cast time? Attacking from distance? Here, take Canvas Talisman and cast Sunlight Spear with Hyperarmor right into the enemies face for easily over 1000dmg! They run away or don't engage? Go for Med Heal!

                                              • Anonymous


                                                Everyone: Miracle build can’t do damage
                                                Me: [Laughs in Sunlight Spear]
                                                No really. One time I was in an undead match with a Lion Knight Albert cosplayer, and I poise casted this in his face. I had 60 fth and the saints talisman. ROTSF and Mornes ring. ( not lightning clutch) I did 1231 damage and one shotted him. Compared with the poise casting and relatively fast casting time, it’s a great miracle. If I had worn lightning clutch and not FaP ring then I would done so much moar. So yea,miracle builds can do damage( and I am aware of the high FP cost but high level miracle build at end game where you get the spell it isn’t really a problem) Also people who hate me and say css is better I can’t hear you over the sound of your animation getting interrupted

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  This spell must be miyazaki's D, because everyone who sucked it jumps whenever it's obvious flaws are shown. Pyros and mages won't even bother dodging this as they launch their overall better css or cbv.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Just use lightning infused Red Hilted Halberd on your left and Yorshka's Chime on your right. When about to trade, use WA to get POISE and then cast this on the face of your opponent. If they survive (which is unlikely if you got your build in place) just poke them with the halberd. *proper bow*

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Stop defending the "point blank damage" bull****, this is a ranged spell from it's very roots, and that job is horribly done. Dragonslayer greataxe is an overall better lightning strike for melee range.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Ppl still defend the "melee efectiveness for ranged spells" bullsht? No wonder miracle builds are dead. This is a bad spell overall. Laughable ranged damage, expensive fp cost and not even a shell of what it was in dark souls 1.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Kinda funny how some people here in the comments are saying this miracle was better in ds1 just because of knockback..
                                                          Seems like they forgot the fact it took ages to cast it and it had only 6 charges. Like seriously even at maximum casting speed 45 dex you would still be able to go to toilet, comeback and your character would still be charging this miracle (exagerrated ik but still). While here you can spam this over and over again at good speed even without sage ring

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            60 Faith with Yorshka's Chime+Lighting Clutch ring,Both Miracle Rings+Rose of Ariandel WA, Lothric war Banner WA+ Oath of Sunlight it's a guarantee One shot if you land a melee shot

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              If your going to use this in pvp. Don't rely on it hitting people from rang. To use this spell properly, you have to use a talisman's unfaltering prayer weapon art and cast it when people are right in front of you. It deals hella damage too.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Lightning clutch, both faith rings, and yorshkas chime will max out your damage (without needing to be at critical hp). However, you get more damage from point blank hits. It would be beneficial to use a saints talisman with its poisecast to get that spicy bonus damage. I do anywhere from 800-1200 damage in pvp with point blank hits using this with 65 faith.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  at 40faith/60int, my Crystal Chime+4 +Morne's ring+lightning clutch ring+Sun's first born ring, does around 900-1000 damage to Lothric Knights (lothric castle bonfire).
                                                                  compared to my Court Sorcerer Staff+ 8, Bellowing dragon ring, young dragon ring, Crystal Soul Spear does 800-900 damage.
                                                                  sure, my build isnt perfect and is not nearly complete, but at the cost of 1 extra ring, the Sunlight Spear still does more damage then an (unbuffed) Crystal Soul Spear.
                                                                  so, to those that say Miracles suck, thats not entirely true. most of the dps ones do kinda suck, but just like how sorceries have 2 go-to spells (souls spear, crystal soul spear), miracles have Falling bolt (swordspear+5) 900-1000 and Sunlight Spear 900-1000.
                                                                  also, miracle dps spells tend to do 1.5-2x damage in melee. sorcereries dont.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Why from decided to put so much damage on melee range in a spell supposed to be a ranged attack? Hell, gwyn used this against dragons in midair, and those dragons weren t exactly at 10 feet from the ground. "B-but... b-but it deals a great amount-t of damage a-at melee range"... Is that supposed to make up for the lame damage it has when used at mid range, and the ridiculous actual range it has that makes it impossible to hit with it at a longer distance than lock-on s range? Not to mention it lost the knockback that made this miracle unique and a worthy reward for sunbro s work. "B-b-b-but it s best used at melee..." THIS IS NOT GODDAMN BLOODBORNE!!

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Most broken unbalanced spell i have ever seen in this game. Really, what from actually thinks making this absurd retarted spell deals absolutely freaking damage at melee range? Literally it one shots every time if you get caught by it at melee range and there's no *****ing ctplay for it. NERF OR REMOVE THIS***** OR BALANCE YOUR BADASS *****ING GAME ENTIRELY I REALLY DONT WANT TO SEE AMY COWARXN USONG TJOS YOU FURCKING IDIORS

                                                                      • 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

                                                                          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

                                                                            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

                                                                              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

                                                                                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

                                                                                  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

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

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      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

                                                                                        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.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Im seeing a little dispute a couple of comments down, about not enough damage... want more damage? make a mage, clerics heal balance out the fact they dont do much damage you cucks

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            miracles: lightning, lasers rain from the sky, AOE explosion.
                                                                                            pyromancies: meteors, lava spires, fireballs that shoot fireballs
                                                                                            sorceries: the most spectacularly terrible death laser ever.
                                                                                            why.......

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              When you're near a bonfire (i was at firelink) i casted it and it "shocked" the sword, as i casted it near it put another lightning strike on the coiled sword

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                +10 yorshka's chime with morne rin+sun first ring+ Lightning clutch ring and 68 faith this thing hits 1.98k on the lothric knights. Not that great tbh but the damage can be buffed with sacred oath and deep protection.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Regulation 1.08 sped up the cast time? We don't need *****ing sped up cast times, we need better FP to damage ratios. Either lower the *****ing FP cost or increase the ***** damage.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Literally the most powerful miracle. Insane in pvp when paired with a sunlight tali (dat poise tho) and hits most enemies like a truck. Mandatory for cleric builds. It does lightning damage, so for max dmg, use the lightning clutch ring, the ring of the sun's firstborn, and morne's ring. 700-800 on most enemies with 60 faith. Trivializes archdragon peak. The downside is how expensive it is. You will need at least 40 attunement to make it worth your time. Would also recommend using the great lightning spear alongside it for squishier enemies, or just lightning stake. Does even more damage than the Swordspear's weapon art, even at range. If you use a chine and hit someone close range, expect 1200 damage or so.

                                                                                                    • I cast this with 25 dex along with Sage's Ring and no sound effect until thrown. I take the Sage's Ring off and it does have the sound effect. Not sure if this is useful (probably an oversight with the new patch), maybe when someone is running away and listening for the animation?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        can anyone confirm sunlight spear is affected by lightning clutch ring or what type of damage it is exactly

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I've found the way to get reliable damage out of any spell is to use the rings associated with the spell in my builds.There are 2 rings of each type that enhance Miracles, Sorceries, and Pyromancies so wearing both of those and the corresponding clutch ring, Magic, Fire, Lightning as well as any other gear that enhances spell power/damage (there's a helmet for sorcery not sure about the others) is where you get the high end damage results. If you're looking for more survivability ditch the clutch ring and grab a Knight's ring for a larger shield in the off-hand.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I've heard it can easily two shot most players when you have 60 faith... but at less than 30/30 int/fth, Chaos Bed Vestiges -regularly- hits basically anyone I've faced for well over half their health, and it costs almost half the focus. It also has a bit of an arc making it trickier to avoid, where the spear is just a straight shot. So, given this... is there -any- reason to use Sunlight Spear over Chaos Bed Vestiges or Great Chaos Fire Orb besides theme/fashion? Unless you can semi-frequently score 1-hit kills, or if the spear is somehow more reliable... I just don't see the point.

                                                                                                            • The FP cost seems to be quite high to me due to 60 FP usually being at least 1/3rd of a player's FP bar (unless you max out attunement).The spear's damage (With the Sun's First Born ring) increases by 11~22 at melee range per point in faith (from 48 to 49) depending on the monster you attack. This spell has impressive damage in pvp so long as you are above 50 Faith. You can potentially 2-shot someone if their Lightning defense is standard.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                On a dedicated Faith build, with the right ring set up, this is easily one of the most powerful attacks in the game.Anyone saying faith builds are not viable for melee has not seen the potential this can do, as well as the other lightning miracles. Yes, like any build, to get good results you have to have the right set up. I wish people would stop discrediting Faith/Int builds when the game isn't even a month old yet.No, this is not the easiest attack to land, and therein is likely why people seem to think it is not viable/worth it.

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