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

      3 uses for 200-250 damage goes to a max of 600-750 damage if you hit all 3 on a boss, which might be 25% of the hp of a boss :) Well kinda underwhelming. Ok 10 lighting spears like in DS1 where you can 100% to 0% a boss with them is overpowered but give at least 5 casts to be able to do a 33% of a boss health so a paladin can actually play.

      • Anonymous

        This spell was godlike in vanilla Dark Souls 2 an before patching.
        Too bad they decided to nerf it so bad.
        My best guess is because most enemies are oversized knights with oversized weapons that are weak to lightning.
        Thus this spell had to die.

        • Anonymous

          I do LGK Squire invasions, level 125/1mil SM. With a +10 poison infused Dragon Chime and the lightning clutch ring equipped, the Dragon Chime has an ATK of 1004 and 155 Lightning BNS. My Lightning Spears 1-Shot nearly everyone in Drangleic Castle to the point that I feel bad even using them.

          • Anonymous

            I think who ever "buffed" this spell should be fired because they did the worst job possible if the notes say it should be stronger but it's pretty useless 3 uses and poop damage it's like they seen magic wasn't as good as everything else so they made it the best with hex and made everything else bad such amazing balancing and talent

            • Anyone who says it does 30-50 damage is clueless. They shoot it at a boss, see the AoE damage only in text which happens after the impact damage shows up for a split second and never look at the hp bar of the boss. Not saying it does tons of damage but it's actually usable.

              • Anonymous

                At 25 Faith and a +6 Cleric Chime, this is absurdly weak. Sure, my stat isn't super high neither is the Chime the best, but I expect to be doing more than 53 points to a Lightning weak boss in the Rotten with a spell I can only use 3 times. What is this garbage?

                • Anonymous

                  Garbage. I did more damage with a soul arrow and I wasn't even spec with intelligence and using a base staff while my chime was +4. No point of playing miracles even for the heal when life gem are that cheap and accessible.

                  Miracle is dead here go hex is you want to cast with a chime.

                  • Anonymous

                    Ahaha! I have Version 1.00 the unpatched version of the original dark souls 2 that I have found at Half Priced Books for my PS3!
                    Now I can spam my 10 Lightning spears (11 for 15 Attunment) by killing that Scamming BETCH at Heide Tower after buying lighting spear and then annihilate those drunktard hollows at forest of fallen giants with the binoculars to aim my lightning shots and destroy almost everything else
                    Also the great Lightning spear which has 8 uses :)

                    • Anonymous

                      They nerfed them 6 years ago when i didn't even play this game, now when it has 0 population i just want to have some fun offline and i cant spam these badass things cuz of only 3 uses. I don't want to attune to 100 to have 15 cast, oh god... i guess i am just gonna play ds1 for spears build. What a pity, nobody even cares now, just unnerf them back to at least 5-6 uses. Pity it will stay at 3 forever

                      • Anonymous

                        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

                          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

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

                            • Anonymous

                              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

                                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

                                  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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