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.
  • Deals (spell buff x 2.6) damage.
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

      17 May 2021 03:52  

      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

        06 May 2021 07:04  

        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!

        • Anonymous

          03 May 2021 00:52  

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

          • Anonymous

            07 Apr 2021 07:40  

            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

              07 Mar 2021 00:13  

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

              • Anonymous

                20 Feb 2021 03:43  

                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

                  17 Feb 2021 18:35  

                  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

                    30 Jan 2021 04:01  

                    <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

                      20 Jan 2021 03:24  

                      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

                        16 Dec 2020 03:06  

                        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

                          10 Dec 2020 12:28  

                          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

                            02 Nov 2020 07:01  

                            "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

                              06 Oct 2020 10:00  

                              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

                                04 Sep 2020 19:33  

                                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

                                  25 Aug 2020 20:57  

                                  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

                                    18 Aug 2020 08:47  

                                    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

                                      15 Aug 2020 03:43  

                                      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

                                        14 Aug 2020 22:28  

                                        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

                                          10 Aug 2020 15:33  

                                          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

                                            04 Aug 2020 03:52  

                                            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

                                              06 Jul 2020 07:50  

                                              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.

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