Heavenly Thunder

Spell Type



17 Faith

Attunement SlotsSlots Used

1 Slot

Spell Uses



Short Range AoE

Heavenly Thunder is a Miracle in Dark Souls 2. To cast a Miracle, you must use a chime or Special Weapons that can cast Miracle.



"Emits lightnings in random directions.
Scholars bicker over whether this is the original Lightning Spear, or a derivative.

One can never gain full control of the power of the Gods, but with a little favor from lady luck, this spell will destroy your foes."

Acquired From

  • Purchased from Blue Sentinel Targray after joining the Blue Sentinel covenant.
  • Purchased from Cromwell the Pardoner for 3300



  • Fires erratically, and does high damage with pillars of lightning.
  • Essentially a lightning version of Fire Tempest. While it is faster to cast, the lightning strikes are more random and don't linger as long as the Fire Tempest per strike. It's also not as likely to even hit a target in the first place, making it a risky choice.
  • Recommended against groups of enemies.
  • Also extremely useful when standing in water, as the lightning will spread and cause nearly all the water immediately around you to become damaging to enemies.
  • Perfect for slow large enemies, such as Ancient Dragon boss. In the last one's case just run under him, spam the miracle until you're out of stamina and then get out to avoid his fire breath attack.


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    • Anonymous

      27 Jul 2018 05:43  

      Use this after a riposte. Your opponent can stay and get hit by lightning, or run away, reducing the chance of them getting hit but allowing you to cast a heal, buff, or chug Estus.

      • Anonymous

        30 Nov 2017 18:08  

        I love this miracle because, contrary to the similar ones of other elements, it does not knock down the opponent when hitting it, which gives the opportunity to receive more than one.

        • Anonymous

          01 May 2017 07:12  

          I love this spell, it is literally a must have on ANY faith build (well, unless you're mostly melee and only wanting faith for heals or buffs since you probably wont have many slots...). I know its supposed to be random, but i swear i hit at least twice each cast and it hits like a *****ing truck.

          • Anonymous

            05 Apr 2017 13:45  

            If you tell me that there's a more entertaining weapon/spell to use on Royal Rat Vanguard than this, you'd be lying.

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