Heirs of the Sun is a co-op focused multiplayer Covenant in Dark Souls 2. It is one of the most well-known covenants, granting the gesture "praise the sun," and  the Sunlight Spear, which have become icons of the series.

Brilliant Covenant Trophy
Covenant Leader: The Sun
Where to Join: Harvest Valley

How to Join Heirs of the Sun

In Harvest Valley, after the second 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 the one in Dark Souls 1. Pray to it, and you'll be asked to join the covenant.

 

Rank

Heirs to the Sun is the sole co-op covenant in the game. Sunlight Medals are awarded for defeating area bosses in co-op; however, you and/or the summoned phantom must be a member of the covenant to earn them. Covenant members are easy to spot as both they and their signs placed by the White Sign Soapstone glow yellow. Earned medals can be offered at the Heirs of the Sun statue in Harvest Valley to increase one's rank. Medals are the only way to gain rank in the covenant.
Additionally, they can be dropped by Falconers in the Things Betwixt (NG+ only), Shaded WoodsBrightstone Cove Tseldora, and by Banediggers in Harvest Valley. 

 

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, there is no Faith requirement 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 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.
  • Players attempting to achieve max rank in this covenant should consider joining as early as possible. It is much easier to find, and succeed in, co-op opportunities in the mid-game than it is to do so in the late-game. 
  • 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.



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    • Anonymous

      When offering sunlight medals, why the hell do you have to give them one at a time? Why can’t I just offer them all at once?

      • Anonymous

        Note for Anyone farming the falconers in either ng+ or bonfire aesthetic join covenant of champions so they respawn infinitely once you get all 30 sunlight medals you can leave Covenant of Champions and join heirs of the sun again

        • Anonymous

          Anyone van help?
          I'm in the covenant and I Want to play with my friend, he is a low lvl player and He don't see my sign, why?

          • Anonymous

            Sunbro here, anyone up for some jolly.................



            Hello?.....

            Psn is Trayjack

            Help a bro get that sweet sunlight spear for my faith build pls.

            • Anonymous

              seing comments from this year makes me really happy, I sure love this community, sometimes I feel like these games are eternal, people keep playing them all the time, also, even tho ds2 is a relatively old game, there are always new players buying the game, I've finished bloodborne 3 times and have been playing ds3, which is now my favorite game, it just feels so fun to run around half naked with a great club bonking the enemies, as soon as I get the platinum trophy for the game, I'll try ds2

              • Anonymous

                so, i think i have a bug, i am in the heirs of the sun covenant, i have the golden aura when i'm summoned, i help kill a boss and i get no medal. strange enough. i finally arrive at the grave of saints for the first time with the character and i am summoned as a gray spirit as if i am in the rat covenant. and i'm not even wearing any covenant ring. is my character completely bugged and broken and i can't get covenant items unless i farm them from enemies? else i'll just delete it and create a new one

                • Anonymous

                  Need to farm sunlight medals.....how annoying that you cant find a single one in a chest somewhere....willing to assist and be asssist for maximum meals haha message me: egsoxperfection (xbox)

                  • It's possible to get here pretty early, from Majula at the start of the game:

                    1. Head to Heide's tower of flame and defeat Dragonrider (can cheese if you want, I did)
                    2. Exhaust all of Licia's dialogue
                    3. Teleport to Majula, speak to Licia (she will now have moved to the walkway inbetween Majula and Heide's tower of flame), pay her 2000 souls to move path
                    4. Head through Huntsman's copse, ignoring enemies. Defeat skeleton lords (Watch your health and used ranged attacks if you can, the skeletons are fairly passive)
                    5. Head through Harvest valley, ignoring enemies. Arrive at shrine. Praise the sun!

                    • Anonymous

                      if someone on Xbox One is reading this, please message me! these Falconers are such a bore and I'd be willing to help you out too! Gamertag: Rorosprite

                      • Anonymous

                        [SOLO FARM - SOTFS PC] (cuz SL260)
                        Bonefire Ascetic used: 6 (3 Brightstone Cove, 3 Shaded Woods),
                        then NG+ activated for 4 more runs at Shaded Woods

                        Falconers killed: ~596
                        Banediggers killed: 48

                        Loot:
                        30 Sunlight Medal
                        28 Golden Falcon Shield
                        20 Falconer Helm
                        21 Falconer Armor
                        19 Falconer Gloves
                        21 Falconer Boots

                        Loot from pigs and Banediggers:
                        2 Small Smooth & Skilky Stone
                        48 Smooth & Silky Stone

                        Most effective and fastest killing method (IMO): 3x21 Dark Orbs attuned with Dark infused Black Witch Staff+10 (Use anything that you have that boosts dark dmg to be OP, i just happen to use this staff cuz dark weap build - chime cant cast Dark Weap enchant)
                        All the melee weapons, backstabs and whatnots were slow as f, even powerstanced Dark Sacred Chime Hammer+5 and Dark Crypt Blacksword+5 doesnt kill them fast enough + u might need to heal cuz they sometimes ignore any poise dmg and hit u (dunno why, bug maybe). I also don't recommend gathering them up and trying to kill them all at once cuz of this. Also, Soul Spear and Crystal Soulspear just goes over their heads if they get too close and they move pretty fast, whereas Dark Orb actually hits them point blank, though the downside is that its mostly 1v1, but slow and steady was still faster.

                        Equipment worn:
                        Dark infused Black Witch Staff+10, Watchdragon Parma, Symbol of Avarice, Prisoner's tatters, Havel's Gauntlets, Havel's Leggings, Third Dragon Ring, Covetus Gold Serpent Ring +2, Ring of Knowledge (cuz i had 55 int and 60 faith), Dark Clutch Ring

                        Dont need to care about that mimic helmet dmg, its totally fine and u have estus anyways, but if u need to use estus cuz of the mimic head, u are killig them way too slow anyways (might be a good indicator if u are doing fine with clearspeed or not).

                        • Anonymous

                          earthen peak, covetous demon, ps3, Dinojj_07, I know the covetous demon is easy but I think new players probably joined the covenant and then the boss. I don't really understand the requirements for online cooperation but I want to help other players and get sunlight medals. I'm not that far in to the game so I can't farm the Guardian dragon. 2:00am-4:00am. Hope this helps.

                          • Anonymous

                            Let us remember the true heir of the Sun, the one whose soul was as incandescent as the Sun itself and whose good actions shone upon the dark lands...
                            Google 'All Dark Souls Bosses in NG+9 VS Solaire of Astora' , let's praise the sun one last time...

                            • Anonymous

                              Currently playing PS4, having some good luck with online play. PSN choko_unltd100. Currently sunbro SL 110 if anyone’s looking

                              • Anonymous

                                This cove,a,t is almost dead right now, people don't summon sunbros often, so having 30 sun medals is a hard work.
                                You'll have to farm them from fauconners...
                                I did it.
                                It took me about 6 hours, equipped with prisoners cloth dragon shield and covetous gold ring +1... i was at 0 soul when i started, on purpose cause i wanted to knopw how many kills were needed for 30 sun medals.
                                I finished with 226 720 souls, each fauconner give 260 souls so its 872 of them i had to kill.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Is there's someone to coop and do some cuestionable actions this is ID: Artikus_Fingers SL:140 SM is 23 millions NG

                                  • Anonymous

                                    These comments still seem active! I play on ps4, psn SMJimmy . SM 3.32M and I'm gonna be locked there for a while. In NG, beaten most bosses and want to grind this out for the platinum

                                    • Anonymous

                                      for the sunbros still playing on ps3: If you want a jolly cooperation, count on me.

                                      SM: 8,000,000
                                      ID: Cinder_Walker

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Anybody up for some jolly cooperation, I'm on xbox 360 username is "TBK 5506", Soul level is around 200 and i just started ng++

                                        • Anonymous

                                          For those wondering, best place to put your summons is near Fume Knight boss or at the Kings Gate bonfire. I'm at 7.5 SM and i get summoned every few 10-15 mins. Managed to get 15 medals as of now. Psn:brunohkpk Sl-200/ng+

                                          • Anonymous

                                            As of today (April 13 2020) I can farm some Sunlight Medal at the Fume Knight boss... I get summoned once every 5-10min (better than nothing). - Sotfs (not in NG) - SL 199 - SM 4 817 393 PSN: sangoku1811

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I would like to do some jolly cooperation ^^ still need the 30 medals. SM 750.000 (Tier 22). PS4 "Atlas-DE". I want to help more player but coop seems to be dead. Or I always have the wrong Soulmemory

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I farmed all 30 medals offline, just now. Took me 3-4 hours over a couple days. Very tedious but since coop is dead on PS4 its my only option. I joined covenant of champions and farmed them at Brighstone Tseldora first bonfire and a few at Shaded woods when I got too bored of that.

                                                • Anonymous

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

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    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

                                                      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

                                                        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

                                                          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

                                                            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

                                                              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

                                                                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

                                                                  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)

                                                                  • 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

                                                                      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

                                                                        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

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

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I´d like to extend a big fu(k you to Fromsoft for not letting count the Twin Pursuers as a boss battle. It clearly is.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Well f*** me. I don't have the interwebs nor xbox live so I'm trying to farm medals offline. Trying to get all of the achievements. Seems like it's taking forever. To top it off I just finished doing the Bell Keepers and that made me hate this nonsense. Anyone have any tidbits for farming these? Because I have despawned the magic giants and the fal oners twice and only gotten 5 so far. I don't mind farming but come on.

                                                                              • Does anyone still play Dark Souls II on 360? If so then I'd love some co-op play; just got into the game about 2 weeks ago, I have 2 characters, one at 6.2 soul memory and counting and focused on melee, the other at 4.4 soul memory and focused on sorcery
                                                                                Gamertag is HilariousMeat; message me and let me know if you wanna play! (:

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Summoning/matching is so broken. Glad they simplified all of this in Bloodborne, and further in Dark Souls 3.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Looking to get summoned, SM 19 million, using small soapstone at black gulch for rotten fight. Just need that sunlight spear

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      On ps4. I did a speedrun to get to the covenant. Soul memory 60k. I wanna max it out as early as possible. Message uglybros279 if you can/want to help

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I've just joined does anyone need help because I've just left my sign outside the purgatory but maybe that boss isn't fought much I'm teir 24

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          i nnow ds2 is around 1-2 years old but ive never cared for the co-op covenants until now and im wondering if you can be summoned to ng+ games? in case your wondering ive started on a sorcery class but still on ng not ng+

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I don't have online, so I used a bonfire ascetic at Things Bewixt to fight falconers for sunlight medals, but they never drop them. Even with all the item discovery equipment, I despawned them all before getting even one medal. How rare is their drop rate of them?

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