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.

Brilliant covenant trophy.png
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).

    • 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

            • Anonymous

              23 Jan 2018 23:28  

              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

                17 Jan 2018 08:44  

                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.

                • 30 Nov 2017 01:23  

                  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

                    03 Nov 2017 02:20  

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

                    • Anonymous

                      11 Aug 2017 12:54  

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

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Jul 2017 16:15  

                        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

                          04 Jun 2017 12:00  

                          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

                            19 Mar 2017 04:51  

                            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

                              How rare is Falconer drop?29 Aug 2016 10:57  

                              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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