Warrior of Sunlight

warrior of sunlight covenant dks

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

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

 

Joining

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. (Note: Password summons in Dark Souls Remastered, which bypass the summoning range restrictions, do count)
2. Find the Broken Altar to the right of the Sunlight Altar 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 receive the Sunlight Spear miracle by praying to the altar and giving Gwyn's soul.
  • The only drawback to 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 required to use)
+1 10 Miracle: Great Lightning Spear (30 Faith required 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.

 

Notes

  • Killing Solaire will not count as a betrayal of this covenant.
  • It is possible to completely eliminate the 25 Faith requirement for joining this covenant. However, characters who are not 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 interact with the altar.
  • A good place to co-op bosses in NG+ at 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 Warriors of Sunlight covenant was renamed to "The Heirs of the Sun" in DS2. In DS3 it went back to the original name.

 

Achievements/Trophies

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

 




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    • Anonymous

      If you’re playing offline and want to get 10 medals for the achievement, make sure to summon solaire in every boss he can be summoned at to get a sunlight medal, which are:

      1) Bell Gargoyles ; next to the fog gate.
      2) Gaping Dragon ; on the floor exactly above the fog gate.
      3) Ornestein and Smough ; on the floor next to the silver knight that is shooting arrows. (In the big hall before the fog gate)
      4) Centipede Demon ; next to the fog gate.
      5) Gwyn, Lord Of Cinder ; at the top of stairway before the boss

      Make sure to summon solaire in this exact order to progress through his questline and summon him for gwyn, also make sure to exhaust his dialogue when you meet him throughout the game.

      This will give you 5 sunlight medals, also you can find 3 more in a chest in Anor Londo in the other room next to the bonfire room, which means you will either need to farm 3 medals from maggots or in NG+ you can resummon solaire three times (which is what I prefer)

      • Anonymous

        Easiest way to get the 10 medals is to stay at level 11 and just help noobs at the bell garygoles. Was able to do it in about 3 hours. More enjoyable than farming maggots.

        • Anonymous

          Ahh, galera eu to com um problema aqui, mesmo tendo 30 de fé e feito o requisito de invocação contra boss do white sign eu não consigo entrar na convenant, alguem me ajuda?

          • Anonymous

            Babysitter covenant LMAO. Have fun watching your host walk off ledges/get grabbed by bosses/chopped up by redchads

            • Anonymous

              And that sunlight which touched our weary hearts still bears its glory through those who praise it.

              For we are warriors of its undying rays which stretch until our final breath. Praise the sun \o/

              • Anonymous

                Anyone know what triggers Solaire to appear at the alter and ask us to join?
                I've just gotten 10 sunlight medals, and the maggot from Demon Ruins via the short cut.
                PTDE.
                Just curious.

                • Anonymous

                  There is no damage increase for lighting spear miracles when you rank up in the covenant? That's a bummer.

                  • Anonymous

                    Fun fact: In Demon's Souls, if you wear a certain ring, you Praise the Sun when casting miracles. I have no idea about the remaster tho

                    • Anonymous

                      If u are going for platinum I suggest get 10-20 medals but do not turn them in. Since you need to wait till NG+ to obtain sunlight spear and leaving covenants will reduce ur contribution. There are other covenants you need to join other than this so you have to leave at some point. Leave WoS as the last covenant to finish

                      • Anonymous

                        Anyone need summons for boss? Trying to lower req for the covenant so can finally have all miracle achievement...

                        • Anonymous

                          Any sunbro willing to drop 10 medals for sl 25 as haven't been able to get anyone to summon me past week. Old souls for 360, ps4 was far better for co op. Don't know why I'm not being summoned cause from all the bloodstains around looks like people could use a hand just dealing with mobs let alone bosses

                          • Anonymous

                            Where's all the sunbros? Been playing couple hours now and haven't been summoned once, don't want to have to wait and farm the damp maggots for medals

                            • Anonymous

                              Warriors of Twilight is the title of chapter 71 of Berserk, maybe that's where Warrior of Sunlight came from?

                              • Anonymous

                                Hey y'all. Just wanted to let you know that I just now finished farming 20 for nothing. I assumed I would get the next lighting spear then. I was wrong.
                                Thank you and thank you dark souls.

                                • Anonymous

                                  so. . what's the point of ranking up to rank +2 and +3 if you don't get anything for it? does it improve the damage of your lightnjng spells?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Is it possible to do anything in this covenant while completely offline? I know it's possible to collect several of them, but is it possible to get 10 Sunlight Medals and rank up in the covenant? I play on PS3 btw.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      The faith requirement reduction is permanent and carries through NG+ onwards. I cooped quite a lot in NG 0, proceeded to go through NG+ into NG++, and could still join Warriors of Sunlight at 10 faith.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I am a long time fan of From Software games, and seeing that Solaire has his own covenant makes me happy. It helps that I can cooperate with him in the game. I usually play offline, but the fact that I can be more cooperative in the game with other players is exciting. (Also, are people still playing Dark Souls Remastered? I would like to take part in "Jolly co-operation!")

                                        • Anonymous

                                          If you complete the same boss multiple times as a white phantom does it give you 5 off the faith req. each time or just once per each boss

                                          • Anonymous

                                            An important thing of note, I had Solaire appear at the altar of sunlight after summoning him for the gargoyle and Orenstein and Smough fights, before fighting demon firesage. He then offered to let me join the covenant. Does this bypass faith requirements?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              You need more than 10 medals for sunlight spear, because I am rank +1 and have gwyns soul but no option to offer it.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Is there a benefit to reach rank 2 or 3? Is there a reward? I currently try to get 20 Medals to reach rank 1 and also to get the Sunlight Spear miracle, which is also important for Steam achievement, to have all miracles collected.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I put at least 20 sunlight medals into the covenant and still haven’t gotten the rank one items. Is there other stuff that I have to do ?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Best place for early co-op is in front of the first Bonfire in Undead Burg. Stay around SL 10, beat Taurus, get stone, help others beat Taurus so that you don’t have to pump so many levels into Faith. Then do some more of that to get medals. EZ.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Please read the comments before commenting yourself half of the posts are just people asking the same questions over and over

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        The interaction window isn’t popping up!!! I’m playing dsr and all I want to do is praise the sun [T]/

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          For ranking, please keep the medals in the inventory until you have enough to rank, and deliver them all at the same time. For example, rank 1 requires 10. Collect 10 before praying at the sunlight altar. It will reset the delivered medals counter if you leave the covenant, which you most certainly will at some point during the game.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Having a tough time being summoned, probably because I’m level 103 and my sign is at the top of the parish, ***** platinum, gotta grind it out

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              So if anyone could shed some light on this I'd be grateful: To join you need at the minimum 25 faith and that can be done with a bit of grinding. However, I also want to save Solaire and that process involves joining the Chaos Servants and being rank too after Blighttown, and then going to Demon Ruins/Lost Izalith and unlocking the short cut.
                                                              I'm stumped on which would be the better path covenant wise to go about this.
                                                              Opt A. Join the sunbros, temporarily abandon them without giving the sunbro medals and then go off to save Soliare and rejoin the sunbros afterwards?
                                                              Opt B. Save Soliare and do the Servants first and join the sunbros when its all done?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                So this wiki says it needs 25 faith to join this covenant. Is this for the Remastered version too because if so mine might be bugged. I was able to join and I only have 11 faith

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I don't want to raise my faith to 25 so I help others as a white phantom. Like explained in the wiki, killing bosses as a white phantom reduces the faith level required by 5 (from 25 => 20, then 20 => 15, etc.).

                                                                  Do you know if I will have to do it once again in NG+ or is it linked to the character and not the playthrough? I ask that because the miracle only available in NG+ (those that requires Gwen's Soul).

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    If I haven't turn in no medals and leave the covenant will I still get a penalty.... or will I just need 10 medals to rank 1 when I rejoin ???

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Hello wonderful people I'm a huge fan of Souls game and I'm getting ready to play Dark Souls in PS3, I'll appreciate every help, if you want to help leave your Psn here, English is not my first language what means a terrible English, but for those who wants to help there is no problems. Thank you Guys.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        If you are running past the Wyvern on the top of the bridge, and run back to where it originally spawns him after defeating the Taurus Demon boss, the Wyvern will come back to his spot at the end of the bridge.

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