Warrior of Sunlight


Medals Rewards
0 Lightning Spear
10 Great Lightning Spear
Offer Soul of Gwyn, Lord of Cinder and receive Sunlight Spear
30 none
80 none

Warrior of Sunlight is a Covenant in Dark Souls. It is one of the most popular cooperative-focused allegiances and features NPC Solaire of Astora.



1. You must meet a Faith requirement of 25, which is decreased by 5 for each boss you helped to kill as a white phantom. (Password summons in Dark Souls Remastered, which bypass the summoning range restrictions, do count)
2. Find the Broken Altar to the right of the bonfire under The Hellkite Wyvern of the Undead Parish.
3. Pray to the altar. If you meet the requirements, you will have the option to enter the covenant. You will have an interaction window pop up. If you get no window, you do not yet meet the requirements.


Effects of covenant

  • Players will appear as a Golden Phantom when summoned from a White Sign Soapstone.
  • Upon clearing a boss as a Golden Phantom, all members (summoning players and other phantoms) are awarded a Sunlight Medal. Even the NPC Solaire will award you a Medal.
  • Players of this covenant are matched up much more easily with other players in the same covenant during online play.
  • You can get the Sunlight Spear by praying to the altar and giving Gwyn's soul.
  • The only drawback from this covenant is that it doesn't make miracle resonance easier to happen, unlike the Way of White and Princess Guard where you can get miracle resonances.


Rank Requirements

Once you have joined, by offering a certain amount of Sunlight Medals to the Altar located in the Undead Parish, you will be able to rank up.

Rank Medals Rewards
0 0 Miracle: Lightning Spear (20 faith req. to use)
+1 10 Miracle: Great Lightning Spear (30 faith req. to use);
Ability to offer Soul of Gwyn, Lord of Cinder and receive Miracle: Sunlight Spear (50 faith req. to use)
+2 30 none
+3 80 none


Betrayal Penalties

  • Leaving covenant removes the ability to use Miracle: Sunlight Spear. The two lesser spear miracles remain available for use.



  • Killing Solaire is not a betrayal to the covenant
  • It's possible to completely eliminate the faith requirement for joining this covenant. However, the miracles need a high faith requirement, so characters who aren't heavily invested in faith may still not be able to use the Miracles granted by this covenant - e.g. Lightning Spear requires 20 Faith, so a character with Faith lower than 20 won't be able to use Lightning Spear.
  • You don't need to actually join this covenant to get the Praise the Sun gesture, you only need to talk with the altar that is in Undead Parish (behind the Hellkite Wyvern).
  • A good place to co-op bosses in NG+ for Soul Levels around 140, is the open area in New Londo Ruins as soon as you get off the elevator from Firelink Shrine. Also the bonfire on the balcony in Duke's Archive is a great place to co-op against Seath for Soul Levels around 140.
  • The 25 Faith requirement was 50 Faith, before patch 1.04.
  • The Warriors of Sunlight were renamed "The Heirs of the Sun" in DS2.
  • As of Dark Souls 3, it is confirmed that the Nameless King is Gwyn´s firstborn.



  • Covenant: Warrior of Sunlight - discover Warrior of Sunlight covenant. ( 25 points + Silver Trophy )



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