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


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 (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.
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    • Anonymous

      19 Aug 2021 00:29  

      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

        03 Aug 2021 08:42  

        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

          29 Jul 2021 20:40  

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

          This comment was made by the lightning arrow gang.

          • Anonymous

            20 Jun 2021 20:50  

            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

              16 May 2021 21:52  

              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 01:04  

                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!
                So yes! You are ACTUALLY THROWING THE SUN AT YOUR ENEMIES!!

                • Anonymous

                  02 May 2021 18:52  

                  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 01:40  

                    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

                      06 Mar 2021 18:13  

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

                      • Anonymous

                        19 Feb 2021 21:43  

                        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 12:35  

                          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

                            29 Jan 2021 22:01  

                            <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

                              19 Jan 2021 21:24  

                              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

                                15 Dec 2020 21:06  

                                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 06:28  

                                  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 01:01  

                                    "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 04:00  

                                      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!

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