Heirs of the Sun is a co-op focused multiplayer Covenant in Dark Souls 2. The covenant reveals the gesture "Praise the Sun" that has become characteristic of the series.

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Covenant Leader: The Sun
Where to Join: Harvest Valley

How to Join Heirs of the Sun

In Harvest Valley, after the 2nd bonfire (The Mines), take a right after you leave said bonfire and then another right towards the small area where the floor is covered with poison gas and you see two Dark Magic Giants. Kill the Steelworker Undead (the undead with the big hammer) standing across the bridge. Cross this small bridge and turn left to get into a small cave, but beware the Sickle Wielder that's standing around the corner. Continue until you reach the end and you'll find a broken statue similar to Dark Souls 1. Pray to it, and you'll be asked to join the covenant.



Heirs to the Sun is a covenant solely focused on co-op. Sunlight Medals are awarded for defeating area bosses, however you and/or the summoned phantom has to be a member of the covenant before defeating the boss. A phantom within the covenant can be summoned via the White Sign Soapstone signs found on the floor, they are easy to spot due to their sign's bright orange glow (instead of white). The medals earned can then be offered at the statue that originally allowed the player to join the covenant. These medals are offered up so that the player can increase their rank within the covenant.
They can also drop from Falconer Knights in Things Betwixt (NG+) and the Dark Magic Giants in Harvest Valley. These medals are required to rank up in the covenant.


Covenant Items

  • Sun Seal: Ring of the Heirs of the Sun covenant. Slightly increases miracle attack power.
  • Sunlight Medal: Medals earned by defeating a boss together with a member of the Heirs of the Sun.


Notes, Hints, and Tips

  • Unlike in Dark Souls 1, it does NOT require a certain amount of Faith to join this covenant.
  • Players in this covenant are often referred to as "Sunbros" by the online community.
  • This covenant does not have an NPC related to it.
  • Players might want to leave this covenant after obtaining all of the rewards, because there will be nothing else left to fight for and the covenant does not have a unique merchant. It is also still possible to engage in jolly co-operation using your soapstones, just without the grossly incandescent aura. It is more likely to be summoned while in the covenant, however, from the more noticeable sign and the fact that the world master gets a reward.
  • Farming the Guardian Dragon boss is especially fruitful. Frequent summons and the dragon's weakness to lightning make this an easy fight for any up and coming Heir of the Sun.
  • Glitch: Sometimes you won't receive a Sunlight Medal, even after defeating the boss (PC). You are supposed to gain one from either summoning a Sunbro to your world or being a Sunbro and being summoned for a boss. There is no current solution or definitive reason why this happens
  • Glitch (FIXED): When being invaded, kneeling down at the altar will make you invulnerable. (I was invading as a Red Phantom and tried to backstab the host at the altar. Howerver nothing happened. He didn´t even get hit at all. Not from spells, items or different weapons).

    • Anonymous

      12 Sep 2019 16:59  

      If you manage to summon multiple Sunbros, you get a medal for each living summon after the boss fight which is neat

      • Anonymous

        10 Apr 2019 04:15  

        Farming falconer is actually quite effective (at least in scholar) Camp att brightstone normal is fast farming with soul appease and drop rate is ok. Used all the standard discovery buffs incl. Coins and got one medal every 1.5 runs. Way faster farming than soapstone if you're high level.

        • Anonymous

          02 Feb 2019 17:45  

          Boys if I kill bosses I get medals if I am a sunbro? I'm in ng level 180 , it's hard summon or be summoned , I left only nashandra and aldia

          • Anonymous

            21 Nov 2018 03:05  

            Anyone want to help me grind some medals? I only got 8 so far and im too high sl for me to be summoned frequently. My ps3 name is Darkest_Wraith

            • Anonymous

              10 Nov 2018 02:16  

              If you get the ring from straid that absorbs souls you can keep using your sign outside a hopping boss gate like the iron keep without increasing your soul memory outside of the summon range.

              • Anonymous

                28 Oct 2018 10:54  

                I just wat to brag that I found 30 of this evil sunlight medals and now I can finally move to NG+, FU falconers! (was farming them in shaded woods, NG, easy 5 kills, approx 200-250 runs)

                • Anonymous

                  14 Oct 2018 13:16  

                  Add me om xbox one of anyone wants to try and rank up with me in the covenants (SOTFS). Just started NG+, soul memory is 27mil. Can use nave ingraved ring. Gamertag - JTDocRobert9

                  • Anonymous

                    12 Sep 2018 23:13  

                    Add me on PS3 for a jolly co op,because I'm willing to help and I feel like I could use the help with Vendrick,so if you're interested,come and help me.I play it only on Friday nights,all Saturday and Sunday morning.If you see me online on work days,it's not me,it's my dad watching YT lol I'll add all you guys that are on PS3.My Online ID is BalkanWarriorAM.Please message me when you send the friend request so I know how you found me lol Just write Jolly Co op or Praise the sun and you'll get a reply as soon as I see it.See ya in Drangleic,and PRAISE THE SUN!!! \0/ !!

                    • Anonymous

                      28 Aug 2018 17:11  

                      hey, i play vanilla on pc,about 30m soul memory, i can connect to 9m and above, i really wanna finish the covenant but my friend doesnt play anymore,my name on steam is OPBO with a fruitcake as picture,if not found search for dante_game1(cringe, i know, its been sometime this account has existed)

                      • 15 Aug 2018 15:43  

                        Is anyone interested do some Sunbro Co-op? I play on both PC (SOTFS) and on PS3 (Vanilla). I have several characters in different levels, from low ones till 17 million soul memory. My nick on PC is: King_Havel And on PS3 is: Dastiefeleid666 Praise the Sun! \o/

                        • Anonymous

                          12 Aug 2018 07:36  

                          I'm playing SOTFS on PC. My nickname is King_Havel. SL 41 (16 million souls). Please reach me out if you need to farm medals or help me getting some for myself. Cheers!

                          • Anonymous

                            31 Jul 2018 01:29  

                            I wonder if you had 30 Sunlight Medals would you unlock all of the three ranks or do you need to do 1 rank each with the sunlight medals required?

                            • Anonymous

                              15 Feb 2018 01:20  

                              Resting at the alter is not patched it's not a glitch is simply the power of the sun protecting you it's legit

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