Lightning Spear

Spell Type



22 Faith

Attunement SlotsSlots Used

1 Slot

Spell Uses



Ranged single target damage spell. Very small AoE.

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



"A miracle that launches a spear of lightning.
Said to be the legacy of an ancient clan whose leader was revered as the God of Sun.

The name of the clan has been lost to time, but the gross incandescence of our magnificent father shall never wane."

Acquired From

  • Purchase from Licia of Lindeldt for 6000 souls. Initially, she only sells one copy, but later sells three more and eventually unlimited castings of it when certain progress is made in the game
  • After opening the Shrine of Winter, she sells unlimited copies of the spell.
  • One can be found in a chest in Earthen Peak. After opening Pate's door from the other side, dropping down to the left of the door will reveal a pillared area -- in the back right corner is a chest with a Lightning Spear inside.



  • Hurled bolt of lightning, considerably faster cast than its Dark Souls counterpart.
  • This spell has a small AoE that will affect the original target and enemies that stand close to the original target. The AoE does 20% of the damage of the original spear, but still does a small amount of poise break.
  • If the enemy is in a river or in any body of water, it will also conduct a small AoE that will also affect enemies within the blast radius.
  • Spell Uses and Damage were changed on Calibration 1.08. Both got nerf despite patch notes saying it should do more damage.
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    • Anonymous

      05 Apr 2021 16:24  

      In SotFS earthen peak: open the door next to pate, turn right, drop off the ledge (lightly, you can overshoot it by running). Look around for an iron chest in the cut out section of the wall. You can drop again (near the ledge you first dropped) to get back on the path

      • Anonymous

        05 Jan 2020 15:03  

        For all wishing to go a caster faith build: get the crown from fume knight. That way you won't need 75 attuement and 12x the spell

        • Anonymous

          06 Aug 2019 20:44  

          Fun fact: even if Licia dies, she will still sell you unlimited copies of her miracles once you reach the Shrine of Winter.

          • Anonymous

            14 Jul 2018 10:45  

            Lightning Spear is a more long-term spell to build into than it used to be - while the initial casts were nerfed heavily, the cast growth with attunement remained the same. By filling 10 or 11 attunement slots with Lightning Spear and a high attunement, you can break 100 casts pretty easily. It's just now less immediately easy to spam.

            • Anonymous

              15 Apr 2017 15:28  

              How to get more lightning spears.I now you can buy from that woman that moves path.But only 3 uses.HOW DO I FIND MORE

              • Anonymous

                30 Jan 2017 22:59  

                Just started SOTFS recently, and wow. Lightning Spear went from 10 uses to 3. That seems incredibly harsh. Why not 5? these things aren't any stronger than emit force and you get 4 of those.

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