Sunlight Straight Sword

112 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 45.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon_weight.png 3.0
Requirements & Bonus
E E - C
12 12 - 16
weapon_type-icon.jpg Straight Sword damage_type-icon.jpg Standard / Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Oath of Sunlight icon_fp_cost.png 40

Sunlight Straight Sword is a Unique Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Straight sword imbued with the strength of lightning.

This featureless long sword contains the very power of the sun. Perhaps is a relic of one-sided adoration.

Skill: Oath of Sunlight
Raise the sword aloft when praising the sun to boost attack and damage absorption for self and allies in vicinity. The warriors of sunlight are co-operators from an ancient age. 

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused, but can be Buffed
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • All weapons have motion values assigned to each attack, which are modifiers to AR that are associated with the attack being used.
    • The Sunlight Straight Sword has a motion value of 200 on backstab, 250 on riposte, and 60+225 on Hornet Ring riposte. The motion value of a backstab with a straight sword does not change with Hornet Ring.
  • The Sunlight Straight Sword has a range of 18sp on the 1h R1. 
    • sp, or Shield Pokes, are a unit of measurable distance to determine the range of a weapon. Certain actions create different distances from a wall, allowing one to test the range of certain attacks. While this testing isn't 100% accurate, it is a very good indicator of the ranges of each attack.
  • The Sunlight Straight Sword has thrusting R2 attacks
  • The weapon is a natural choice for faith builds due to its natural scaling, and since its Weapon Art works similarly to Sacred Oath it also makes for a good buff weapon.


Softcaps & Scaling:

  • 12/12/16 = 251 AR = Base Stats
  • 40/12/16 = 293 AR = Str Softcap
  • 12/40/16 = 293 AR = Dex Softcap
  • 12/12/40 = 339 AR = Fai Softcap
  • 40/40/40 = 422 AR = Combined Softcaps



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Sunlight Straight Sword Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 112 - - - - E E - C - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +1 125 - - - - E E - C - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +2 134 - - - - E E - C - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +3 156 - - - - E E - C - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +4 176 - - - - D D - C - - - 45 30 25 25 30
Regular +5 196 - - - - D D - B - - - 45 30 25 25 30


Table Key


Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)



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    • Anonymous

      25 Aug 2021 20:09  

      Crazy how you can have sacred oath, deep protection and lightening blade all at once on this blade. Made my first cleric playthrough fairly easy although I didn't beat all optional bosses.

      • Anonymous

        16 Aug 2021 02:22  

        Dark Souls Most Op Builds

        Ds1: Black Knight Halberd into Obsidian Greatsword FAITH CASTER BUFF MACHINE (Pure Dex Intel Pyro Sorc works too)

        DS2 It's all about being a strength chad! No one did strength (AND HEXES) better than good ol Ds2. Demon Great Hammer or/into Crypt Blacksword or Ring that let's your fists frag. Strike Damage is OP its basically EZ mode. Denial is HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Str some faith adp you're set! Or just pure str vig & adp!!! Miracle builds suck tho as you know. Also I loved Ds2!!! Idk why you guys have so much hate for it???

        Bloodborne: If you don't play 99 arcane fire Saw Spear & Flamethrower you're at a disadvantage it's almost like the game was made for it?! Stupid broken I love it!

        Demon Souls: Creseant Falcion Mage!

        Ds3 this bad boy! There's no other weapon that feels like it hits harder more satisfying and feels fun to use like this monster. IF SOLAIRE WAS A DEX USER! THIS IS HIS LEGACY & GLORY! R1 SPAM 2 WIN. INSANE FAITH SCALING & MOVESET, EASY TO UPGRADE IMO AND CAN BE AQUIRED EARLY IF YOU GIT GUD... or use gnaw lol.. MOST IMPORTANTLY THE WEAPON ART IS AMAZING AND YOU CAN BUFF IT! Only weapon I've ever gravitated towards in this game. Only thing that pumps NUMBERS. Not to mention all the utility and damage with a miracle caster! (RTSR & ROSE TOO) Twinblades feel so boring. Somehow this weapon hits just right. PRAISE THE SUN! (this is my least fave Ds imo but this weapon makes it truly fun!) Also you can put dark lightning and magic (or is DMB physical???) Either way this baby is just so great. Have faith lads! GLHF!!!

        • Anonymous

          12 Mar 2021 08:21  

          what is the damage of this sword with 99/99/99 sacred oath,the weapon art and lightining blade of the yorshika's bell ?

          • Anonymous

            16 Feb 2021 12:29  

            great weapon to replace lightning/blessed LKSS on a faith build, especially on a 20/20/60 faith build, it out damage the blessed LKSS unbuffed! Just use lightning blade or dark moonlight with this and deal crazy damage

            • 12 Feb 2021 13:10  

              This is a contender for the best Straight Sword in the game.
              Gotthard's has range, Lothric Knight Straight Sword has a nice balance of range and damage, Irithyll Straight Sword is good for ganking and getting parried. But this? This absolute unit of a sword has damage. Pure unadulterated damage. 30 Strength, 30 Dexterity, 60 Faith and Darkmoon Blade allows this thing to potentially three shot players at meta level. That's only THREE hits with a straight sword to kill someone. I'd take that over a little bit of range any day, it's still a straight sword so it has too much range anyway.

              • Anonymous

                03 Nov 2020 13:03  

                this weapon does crazy amounts of damage on a faith build. at 40 or if your crazy even 60 faith this does way more damage then any blessed straight sword in the game and this can still be buffed with something like blessed weapon, darkmoon blade, or lightning blade, and on top of all that since you have lots of faith so you can stack some extra buffs like this weapons WA or some stuff like sacred oath if you leveled attunment a little or even just a lothric war banner.
                PVE I'd say this is one of the definitive faith weapons as it's damage output is ridiculous for a straight sword.
                if your willing to shill out 60 faith and add lightning weapon to this with yorshka's chime you'd get a AR of 590 and if you want blessed weapon it'd be doing around 382 pure physical AR
                that's only the high end though even at 40 faith this still outclasses every blessed gem straight sword so you'll always be doing more damage and be able to buff your weapon to even higher numbers.
                Again since it does outclass every other blessed straight sword it does still do well in PVP but weapon buffs aren't always as reliable in PVP due to duel charms so it's still useful to have a blessed weapon for it's passive health regen. But quickly using this weapons WA when engaging in PVP is a nice AR boost on top of it's top tier damage so even without buffs I'd say this weapon does just fine.

                • Anonymous

                  26 Sep 2020 21:47  

                  Using this for a Silver Knight build, absolutely amazing with Sacred Oath buff + Lightning Blade...just, dear god the damage.

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