Way of White Corona is a Miracle in Dark Souls 3. It is part of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC. To cast a Miracle you must use a Chime, Talisman, or Special Weapons that can cast Miracles.

Way of White Corona

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Spell Type Miracle
fp cost FP Cost 15
slots used Slots Used 1
Requirements 18 Faith
Type Ranged Attack

 

A lost Way of White miracle. Launches a white discus which slices into foes and returns to its conjurer. 

Long ago, when the imprints left by the gods were still deep, miracles of the Way of White existed alongside aureoles.

Those who yearned for the long-lost aureoles fully believed that they would return, one day.

Acquired From

  • Found in: Painted World of Ariandel, inside the church near where you meet Sir Vilhelm.
  • Fextralife Video: Way of White Corona Location
  • Video Location - From the Corvian Settlement bonfire, run out the house, cross the bridge and go up the hill past the Corvian Knight. Where the Knight entered go there and follow that ridge path all the way until you see a ladder which you will take. From the ladder head straight into the doorway and climb up the ladder. Follow that path to the roof of the church and drop down (or take the ladder). The miracle is located in the church guarded by another Knight.

 

Notes

  • The damage is (Spell Buff * 0.85).
  • The spell acts like a boomerang, returning to the player once the disc is tossed.
  • The Corona can hit 4 times in a row if it reaches its maximum distance.
  • The Way of White Corona is commonly regarded as one of, if not the worst Miracles in the game. The damage is very poor, only dealing about 100+ damage even on Faith dedicated builds; the startup is predictable, and the time it takes before the discus returns is also very slow. It will also dissipate if it touches anything solid (excluding enemies). Game patches have made attempts to better the Miracle, but it is still considered lackluster and not worth using.
    • While only having situational uses in PVP, the multiple hitting properties of this spell can be very useful against slow moving or large PVE enemies.  The damage output/FP cost ratio when used optimally is among the highest in the game (doing [SB*0.85]*4) damage for the low cost of 15 FP.
    • Outside of the multi-hitting properties, it also functions nicely as a setup tool against enemies advancing towards you, with the returning hit staggering the enemy just before they have a chance to attack you.
    • It should still be noted that using the spell in close quarters is going to reduce its effectiveness significantly, as the disc will dissipate upon hitting a wall.
  • Three discs can be on screen at the same time.
  • Regulation 1.22 increased the damage and Patch 1.11 sped up the animation.
  • Damage dealt is Physical and therefore affected by Flynn's Ring. This aspect is shared by Emit Force   and Wrath of the Gods as well. These three spells in conjunction with Flynn's Ring make for an interesting alternative to typical lightning-based faith builds

 

Trivia

  • Slave Knight Gael wields a much more powerful version of this Miracle, casting five at a time that do greater damage

 

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  ♦  Sunlight Spear  ♦  Tears of Denial  ♦  Vow of Silence  ♦  Wrath of the Gods



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    • Anonymous

      It's damage is awful or excellent, depend of wich part of the spell gets the hits. But right at the limit of lock-on range, it lingers in midair getting 700-ish damage, wich is just a little less than wrath of the gods. Also, the feature of returning proyectile is really underrated. Imagine you're charging your ugs r2, the other dude is waiting to dodge at the right time and the disc comes out of nowhere to stun him into your big chop.

      • Anonymous

        Honestly if this miracle didn't disappear once it hits a wall or object, it could be way more useful, since it still hits any enemy it touches and returns.

        • Anonymous

          why do so many people rag on this miracle? its a cool concept and visually it looks awesome. sure it doesnt have great damage but so does Soul stream and nobody rags on Soul stream!

          • Anonymous

            good spell vs large sized targets, such as Midir or the Wyverns in arch dragon peak or the Judicators... etc. Has decent DPS while also being safe to hit those targets since getting close to them is dangerous.

            • Anonymous

              I annoyed one of my friends with this and lighting arrow to make them roll back into the corona. Best spell 10/10

              • Anonymous

                A divisive miracle, to be sure, but criminally underrate. In terms of pve, the "poor damage" listed in the notes is lies. I could pull off about 800 damage per cast of this against larger bosses that were either wide enough or slow moving enough to take every hit from the stationary spinning disk. For the low low cost of FIFTEEN god damn fp, that's pretty bloody good. In terms of pvp, it certainly won't be the fight decider like your lightning spears or stakes, but the returning disk can be used to set up the most professional combos you've ever done, considering the return always homes in on where the caster CURRENTLY IS on return. I feel the way of Frisbee corona is representative of miracle builds overall. Misunderstood, not quite as hard hitting at scorceries or pyromancies, but disgustingly spammable.

                Also, any duel you win with this gives you +10 badassery.

                • Anonymous

                  This is so op from needs to nerf this holy **** I dont understand why people say this miracle is bad it does pretty solid damage to mantain itself

                  • Anonymous

                    Fun fact, Via testing with a friend, WoWC is almost a guaranteed stagger if it hits. Perseverance and Iron/Stoneflesh out poise is, but in most other cases, it’s a solid opportunity to stagger a pvp opponent. Further testing needed for PvE, but the poisebreak gives it a niche use.

                    • Anonymous

                      A divisive miracle, to be sure, but criminally underrate. In terms of pve, the "poor damage" listed in the notes is lies. I could pull off about 800 damage per cast of this against larger bosses that were either wide enough or slow moving enough to take every hit from the stationary spinning disk. For the low low cost of FIFTEEN god damn fp, that's pretty bloody good. In terms of pvp, it certainly won't be the fight decider like your lightning spears or stakes, but the returning disk can be used to set up the most professional combos you've ever done, considering the return always homes in on where the caster CURRENTLY IS on return. I feel the way of Frisbee corona is representative of miracle builds overall. Misunderstood, not quite as hard hitting at scorceries or pyromancies, but disgustingly spammable

                      • Anonymous

                        It can actually hit at least five times in total if it is set up right. It'll tick further as long as it stands still and one time for each direction but it tends to push enemys out of it's hitbox. Testet it on a Ghru Mage and managed to get five ticks (one moving forward, three while hovering and one when it came back) by hitting the almost exact middle of its hitbox and dealt around 550 dmg. Didn't test it on enemys with bigger hitboxes or bosses yet.

                        • Anonymous

                          This can actually hit up to four times if the enemy stays inside its hitbox when it reaches it's max range. It is also usefull to stagger groups in tight spaces to set up an attack that would be interrupted otherwise. Ant it's fun to throw a second one right when the first commes back and watch'em cuting through a group from both directions. It actually is good against many weaker enemys because it can hit an infinite amount as long as it travels. It's just very bad for dealing real damage and more of a utility tool.

                          • Anonymous

                            I have a confession to make. Someone killed me with this in PvP. He threw it, I killed him, it came back and killed me. It's actually insane.

                            • Anonymous

                              Made a godly build around this and dorhys gnawing, rtsr,Flynn’s ring and blindfold mask for gnaw + rose of Ariandel and suns firstborn ring and mornes ring.

                              • Anonymous

                                wouldn't this be usable as a escape tool? say you toss it on someone while you run away to estus or something.

                                • Anonymous

                                  It's such a meme that the best boss and maybe strongest character in the soul series uses this, the worst miracle.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I feel like this should have a charge affect where the longer you charge the more discs that appear. Kinda like how gael does it in ringed city. Maybe then this would actually be good

                                    • Anonymous

                                      If they had left the damage as it was, reduced the fp cost to maybe 8 or so and then given it the casting animation of Farron Dart, it would've been an effective spell for chip damage.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        This can be usefull in co-op when you fight bosses, to split the agro, some spells are used as strategy tools

                                        • Just picked this up; was pleasantly surprised with how it looked, but didn't know how it'd work. I figured there must be some cool mechanic to it, such as stealing HP or FP from the target, seeing as how it comes back to you. But no. It's only function is dealing damage, and apparently very pitiful damage at that.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Imo this isn't the best spell but it's not the worst either it's casting speed isn't slow it's damn near same speed as sunlight spear and damage isn't the best but it's a cheap fb spell and isn't to bad in dealing with mobs everyone just likes to use sunlight spear and lightning stake and not branch out alot of spells are slept on especially since these day's most people run around with the same build using a straight sword and cestus and probably wearing a thrall hood

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Just imagine this miracle had a "hold" function like the lightning arrow. You could hold the corona until your enemy gets closer and then never actually release it because it's f***ing garbage.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Fun fact to anyone who manages to recognize the meaning of "aureoles" (or who reads comments often): Aureoles are "circles of light or brightness surrounding something, usually to represent an object or person as holy." The little "Resonance" spots in Dark Souls / Remastered where small rings of light showing where players use miracles online (i.e. If a player uses a miracle in their world, other players connected to the same network will see a resonance marker in the area where you cast that miracle, therefor boosting the miracle power of their own). Those "Aureoles" mentioned in the lore are Resonance, meaning that canonically, any character/player who survived from DS1 to DS3 might remember the days when miracles shared power between worlds. Don't know if this should be referenced as trivia, but I thought it was neat that From remembered and referenced their own mechanic. It means that literally every living being could see the glowing circle floating in thin air out of nowhere, which makes the cut-scene from Sens Fortress to Anor Londo make more sense.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  It would have been cool if you could transpose Gael's soul to get a stronger version of this spell like he uses in battle

                                                  • I spent on a long time on a faith build trying to make good use of this spell because it just looks so dang cool despite its abysmal damage - and taking advantage of the physical damage combined with the fact that it repeatedly deals damage made this a godsend for the .001 instances where lightning couldn't cut it.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Too bad From Software isn't tuning the game content anymore, especially after the DLC came out they just gave up balancing stuff they never used. I do wonder though, if you use this spell in low level invasions, would it work?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        The game of frizbee has come a long way since then. Now, they're made of foam and plastic so they can do more damage than whatever this spell is made of

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          There is no reason this spell should do less damage than Lightning Spear. It should do more, in my opinion, but there's certainly no reason it should do less. Not only does it do far less damage than LS, it does close to no damage at all. This is the worst spell in the game. It could have been fun, but it's useless. Never use it.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            actually this miracle isn’t as bad as everyone talks about it , I found a way to use it properly , you can use it to make a diversion , you can try to desorientate your opponent by going around while the disk is used as a trap to prevent your enemy’s actions , just keep it near and use it as combo starter if you time it right , it’s like putting an automatic mine on your strategy... or even can be used as fleeing while being assisted by the disc behind you to strike your pursuer... its like deploying a temporary ally to use its little time to use it as a diversion or a back up plan.... anyway , i’m just here to say that even bad spells can be useful when you try to find a strategy about it

                                                            • IMO, this spell should've been the Cleric's alternative to Farron Dart. Picture this, Way of White Corona is given the cast animation of Farron Dart, has its damage reduced a tad bit as compromise, focus cost reduced to 5-6, and then no longer dissipates when hitting a wall. Would it not be a valuable spell for chip damage and other utility?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Does this spell deal magic damage? I know it isn't a lightning spell, but it has to have some damage typing, right?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Actually if you manage to make it stop on the target it deals pretty good damage. At 55 faith, saint talisman +8 it deals approximately 800 white a good cast. Generally the sweet spot is at max lock on range

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I like this miracle because I can make a character from a different game and play him on Dark Souls 3. Pretty much the only ranged attack spell I use

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Okay, no. "worst miracle in the game"? No. Divine pillars of***** takes that spot by the farthest margin imaginable.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Great for sailor moon cosplay...other than that...also the description seems a reference to DS1 resonnance mechanic. Lol

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          This spell can be used to devastating affect if used at max range. The Pontiff beasts, Old Demon King, the giants in the Cathedral can be hit for upwards of 600+damage at even lower faith tested 35 to 40 levels if the disc stops on their hitbox. Max casting speed allows multiple discs to be used on enemies that are faster moving, timing and spacing the disc to hit an npc on the back can stagger enemies like the poniff knights and allows for closing into melee range. It is a situational miracle but it was the sole reason for my low SL victory over old demon king with a dedicated faith build when you do not yet have access to high level lightning miracles. (i ran through Ashes dlc at sl 35 just to grab this miracle and test it, I have found that on large stationary targets this spell is bordeline broken, with the Old demon kings flame ability or meteor call active, you can place mulitple discs on him for easily 1200 to 1800 damage before he reacts and the range to throw the disc optimally is just outside his max range hammer slam.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            The clerics accidentally lost their frisbee. We're just the ones that happened to find it again and decided to use it as a weapon for some reason.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Guys, this spell does indeed suck, but the one situation in which it is indeed useful is when fighting against Midir. Giant ass hit box = WoWC hits 4-5 times. Took him down easily in NG +7. But yeah otherwise fuck this spell.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Can also make use of it before you engage opponent, will sometimes stagger on return path if you close the gap yourself

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Not so much for damage but potential to set yourself up for combos. You can catch the opponent by suprise on the discs way back and stagger them and go in for attack. If the opponent is far away it does well for spacing. If he is pressuring you and is close ish to you you have a better chance to hit him on the way back. Or if he is in an attack animation. I have to practise this more but i think it might have potential. Since often people just dodge your other miracles you can catch them off guard. It also has low fp cost and fairly fast casting speed

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I have an interesting concept, it staggers the enemy on the return path. If you are a lothric spear user or weopon has range you can take advantage of this. I guess its all timing. Other than that ita good for spacing opponeng

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      they sould ave made this spell able to be merge with geal souls to make the gael`s corona shotgun like the princes swords.

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