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For the Dark Souls II variant, see Sunlight Spear (Dark Souls II).
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Sunlight Spear (Dark Souls III).

Sunlight Spear is a Miracle in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Miracle born from the fading soul of Gwyn.
Hurl sunlight spear.
In the war that marked the dawn of the Age of Fire, Gwyn wielded these rays of sunlight, which remain fierce even as they fade.


Reward for offering the soul of Gwyn to the statue at the Sunlight Altar in the Undead Parish.

Most players can only obtain the Sunlight Spear in NG+, but it is possible to obtain in NG if the player is given Gwyn's soul by a phantom.

Sunlight Spear may only be obtained once per character, regardless of NG level.

General information[]

Sunlight Spear requires the user to be a Warrior of Sunlight to cast. At first glance, it appears identical to Great Lightning Spear save for its coloration and number of casts. Like the other Lightning Spear variants, it also causes a large cascade of electrical energy if thrown into water, potentially hitting multiple foes.

It deals lightning damage for 3.7 times the MagAdjust of the talisman, and deals high Poise damage; making it more likely that an opponent will be knocked down if it hits.

Although Sunlight Spear deals more damage than Great Lightning Spear, it comes with half the casts while occupying two slots. In addition, Sunlight Spear requires 50 Faith, reducing its accessibility compared to other Lightning Spear varieties.

However, Sunlight Spear deals more damage per second, making it useful for taking out tougher and deadlier enemies, and its knockback/knockdown power can be of great advantage.