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

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)



    • Anonymous

      07 Jan 2020 16:09  

      This weapon is not for PvE roaming. This is more for bosses and PvP so for critical battles. Unbuffed it sucks but buffed eith lightning this thing hits hard. But this means it consumes FP and requires the lingering dragon crest ring to be truely effective. I did some testing vs lothric castle bonfire knights: Lightning shortsword R1: 370 dmg. Unbuffed sunlight blade: 200 dmg. Lightning buff sunlight blade: 470 dmg. My stats are 12 str 12 dex 60 fth. I'm using a lightning clutch ring.

      • 02 Sep 2019 10:28  

        Notes: WA Oath of Sunlight, Boosts all damage by 11.5% While in PvP only 2.5% Miracle Sacred Oath: Boosts all damage by 10% While in PVP only 5% Miracle Deep Protection: Boosts all damage by 5% While in PVP only 2% Pyromancy Power Within: Boosts all damage by 20% While in PVP only 15%

        • Anonymous

          14 Aug 2019 05:18  

          If you have Tears of Denial up, it will be overwritten when you use Oath of Sunlight. However, if an ally uses Oath of Sunlight, you will retain Tears and get the buff simultaneously. It pays to have jolly cooperation.

          • Anonymous

            08 Jul 2019 06:11  

            this thing has dumb faith scaling so I made a 40 faith build on a character and made blessed lothric knight straight sword for S scaling in faith however when I made my faith 60 the sunlight straight swords AR became monsterously high which makes me think this things soft cap is like 60 and not 40 cause it scales much much higher then a weapon with S scaling in faith at higher levels despite not having an S scaling

            • Anonymous

              07 Jun 2019 14:20  

              Overrated. Gaining physical damage while scaling from faith should make it the ideal choise for a faith build, right? Wrong. Fully upgraded this blade has an AR of 386 on a build with 40 dex, 17 strength and 40 faith. A fully upgraded, sharp infused lothric knight sword has 390 on a build with 13 strength and 38 dex. in terms of point investment this blade needs heavy investment in three stats just to be on par with other straight swords. On a buff build you'd be better off going with a heavy/sharp infused weapon of a different kind.

              • Anonymous

                27 Feb 2019 17:06  

                A thing to note, if nobody talked about this, it's that the sacred oath for some reason removes Tears of Denial (ToD) but if u use the sacred oath first and then ToD nothing strange happens, Pretty sure its a bug

                • Anonymous

                  25 Feb 2019 17:37  

                  @the guy below me: Oh sweetie, everyone's known about the SSS's insane AR stacking forever now. You're right, it's a great weapon. Perfect for faith builds.

                  • Anonymous

                    07 Feb 2019 04:57  

                    Best faith weapon, hands down. Straight swords are already pretty flexible weapons, so one that puts your faith investment into PHYSICAL attack, while it won't compete with the A and S scalings some weapons get with heavy or sharp infusions, is pretty useful. However, the Weapon art buff boosts ALL damage by 10% AND stacks with weapon buffs. So with 60 faith you should be getting about 365 AR with the straight sword alone (minimum dex and strength), and a Dark Moon Blade buff cast with Yorshka's Chime will add about 235 magic damage for a combined total AR of 600 AR. Toss on the weapon art buff of 10%, and you now have a 660 AR straight sword for 45 seconds. Enough time to absolutely annihilate a boss. Or put an enemy down in 3 hits in pvp.

                    • Anonymous

                      03 Nov 2018 14:49  

                      Just a thought does anyone remember in the pruld's dark souls misadventures when it was Christmas and the mystery man showed up at the door and gave solaire that gift was that what made the sunlight straight sword magically imbued cause it didn't have any powers before nothing of solaire's had any mystical powers everything of his states that it doesn't but this now does so maybe in dark souls misadventures solaire's one sided adoration brought gwyn or maybe the nameless king to give him a gift which was this magic sunlight straight sword

                      • Anonymous

                        23 Oct 2018 04:46  

                        Should mention that if the physical requirements are not met for the weapon, the weapon art will not take place.

                        • Anonymous

                          22 Oct 2018 19:30  

                          "Straight sword imbued with the strength of lightning" My god that's misleading, I thought it would do lightning damage. Not even the weapon art buff adds lightning damage.

                          • Anonymous

                            15 Oct 2018 04:19  

                            I made a semi-pure faith build. I use this, at +10 with oath/deep protection/lightning blade I'm getting 639AR one handed. Fth 50 Str 14 Dex 13. No buff is 351. Only Lightning Blade buffs to 546AR. So to save fp I stick to just LB buff. Currently at SL93, plan on 115-130sl.

                            • Anonymous

                              24 Sep 2018 18:59  

                              40/38 str/faith build, equiped this sword in one slot and my heavy claymore in another. First i use the weapon art, then i buff my claymore with lightning weapon= 711 AR hehe

                              • Anonymous

                                07 Aug 2018 08:06  

                                Even without buffing this weapon, the physical scaling with Faith makes it an understated but reliable armament for a pure Faith build. A scant four point investment in physical stats with a Cleric start, and reasonably light. Its weapon skill saves you two attunement slots. And to top it all off, it is buffable. Given that Miracle casters get Darkmoon Blade, Dark Blade and Lightning Blade to choose from, you’ll not find an opponent you can’t target with an effective element on top of decent physical damage. This and the Saint’s Talisman are all a pure Faith build truly needs in terms of weaponry.

                                • Anonymous

                                  05 Aug 2018 21:51  

                                  it should say that useing the WA cancels ToD deep protection and magic barriers, but weirdly the spells dont cancel the WA buff

                                  • Anonymous

                                    15 Jun 2018 19:52  

                                    At a 40/40/60 build, buff it with a lightning blade and it will out damage a Lightning Lothric Knight Sword or a Refined Lothric Knight Sword+lightning blade buff. Thus it remains the best stright sword for faith warrior build.

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