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 )



    • Anonymous

      23 Mar 2020 14:49  

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

      • Anonymous

        17 Jan 2020 23:25  

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

        • Anonymous

          04 Jan 2020 14:22  

          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

            06 Aug 2019 01:31  

            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

              23 Jul 2018 22:17  

              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

                03 Jun 2018 09:21  

                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

                  01 Jun 2018 14:58  

                  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).

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