Sun Sword+10

icon wp physicalAttack 175 (*122) icon wp counterStrength 110
icon magicbonus 0 (*122) icon wp poiseDamage 20
icon firebonus 0(*122) icon wp stability 30
icon lightningbonus 0(*122) icon durabilitiy 60
icon darkbonus 0(*122) icon weight 3.0
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22 icon dexterity 22 icon intelligence 22 icon faith 22
A (*C)
icon magicbonus green icon firebonus green icon lgtngbonus green icon darkbonus green
*B *B *B *B
Weapon Type Straight Sword
Attack Type Slash / Thrust
Enchantable Yes
Special No
*When infused: 122 physical dmg/122 elemental dmg and B scaling with chosen element. Str scaling changes to B and Dex scaling changes to C.

Sun Sword is a Straight Sword and one of the available Weapons in Dark Souls 2. Sun Sword is a Straight Sword obtainable by reaching Rank 2 in the Heirs of the Sun covenant and offering 20 Sunlight Medals. Upgradeable with regular Titanite to +10, the Sun Sword features a thrusting-heavy moveset, similar to the Fume Sword. However, the two-handed attack is a slashing move while roll attacks remain thrusting.


A well-forged long sword.

Of unknown origin, and exhibiting no special power, but sturdily crafted.

Perhaps it does not live up to its name, but nevertheless, merely wielding this sword seems to cause warmth to well up within one's bosom.

How to get Sun Sword in Dark Souls 2


DS2 Sun Sword Hints and Tips

  • Upgraded with regular Titanite to +10.
  • Like the Fume Sword, it has a full suite of thrusting attacks with the exception of the 2 handed R2, which is a slashing attack (roll attacks are still thrusting, however).
  • You can only acquire one Sun Sword per character as covenant progress does not reset with NG+ and beyond, unless another player drops their Sun Sword in your world.
  • When upgraded to +10 this weapon does 350 physical damage with 40 strength and 40 dexterity. 175 base + 210 with scaling.
  • The Sun Sword suffers greatly in parameter bonuses after infusion. For example: despite the lightning sun sword having a scaling rating of B and C on strength and dexterity, its physical scaling is actually worse than Lightning Heide Knight Sword's C and D (when both weapons at +10 are equipped at the same time, the Sun Sword offers less bonus physical damage than the heide sword). It is therefore discouraged to infuse this weapon, even mundane.
  • One-handed strong attack does a thrusting-type attack unlike most other straight swords.
  • Not to be confused with the miracle Sunlight Blade.
  • Trivia: It's based on Sunlight Straight Sword from Dark Souls, which was wielded by Solaire of Astora, its one handed strong attack is also a thrusting move.
  • The game incorrectly lists attack type as only Slash when it clearly has both Slash and Thrust attacks.

Youtube relevant videos:
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Dual Sunswords move set & power stance tutorial

Required in Build:
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DS2 Sun Sword Upgrades Table

  Attack ValuesBonus
Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
icon wp physicalAttack
icon wp magdmg
icon wp firedmg
icon wp lightningdmg
icon darkbonus
icon Counter%26poisedamage
icon strengthscale green
icon dexscale green
icon magicbonus green
icon firebonus green
icon lgtngbonus green
icon darkbonus green
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
Regular 87 - - - - 110
B B - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Regular +10 175 - - - - ^ A A - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Magic 60 60 - - - ^ B C C - - - - - 47.9 26.6 32.9 32.9 22.9
Magic +10 122 122 - - - ^ B C B - - - - - 47.9 26.6 32.9 32.9 22.9
Fire 60 - 60 - - ^ B C - C - - - - 47.9 7.9 51.6 32.9 22.9
Fire +10 122 - 122 - - ^ B C - B - - - - 47.9 7.9 51.6 32.9 22.9
Lightning 60 - - 60 - ^ B C - - C - - - 47.9 7.9 32.9 51.9 22.9
Lightning +10 122 - - 122 - ^ B C - - B - - - 47.9 7.9 32.9 51.9 22.9
Dark 60 - - - 60 ^ B C - - - C - - 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 41.6
Dark +10 122 - - - 122 ^ B C - - - B - - 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 41.6
Poison 60 - - - - ^ B C - - - - 112 - 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 22.9
Poison +10 122 - - - - ^ B C - - - - 140 - 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 22.9
Bleed 60 - - - - ^ B C - - - - - 112 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 22.9
Bleed +10 122 - - - - ^ B C - - - - - 140 47.9 7.9 32.9 32.9 22.9
Raw 100 - - - - ^ E E - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Raw +10 201 - - - - ^ D E - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Enchanted 87 - - - - ^ D E D - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Enchanted +10 175 - - - - ^ D D C - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Mundane 43 - - - - ^ C D - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25
Mundane+10 87 - - - - ^ C D - - - - - - 50 10 35 35 25


Dark Souls II Sun Sword Upgrades

Please see the Upgrades page for details on Upgrade paths, ore and blacksmiths. You can see the Stats page for detailed explanations on what they do.


Parameter Bonus
Attack Values Damage Reduction (%)
Reducing the elemental damage taken in %
Auxiliary Effects Others
icon strength icon strengthscale green
icon wp physicalAttack
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp bleed
icon durabilitiy
icon dexterity icon dexscale green
icon wp magdmg
icon wp magicdef
icon wp poisondef
icon weight
icon intelligence
icon wp firedmg
icon wp firedef
icon wp petrifydef
icon faith
icon wp lightningdmg
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp cursedef
icon magicbonus green
Magic Bonus
icon wp counterStrength
Counter Strength
icon wp stability
icon firebonus green
Fire Bonus
icon wp poiseDamage
Poise Damage
icon lgtngbonus green
Lighting Bonus
icon wp CastSpeed
Cast Speed
icon darkbonus green
Dark Bonus
icon wp range


Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.
The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].
This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X".
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped.
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has.
Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)


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    • Anonymous

      why are they saying "full suite of thrusting attacks" when it's only the 1hR2 and rolling attack that are thrusts?

      still a great moveset, but it seems the page is incorrect.

      • Anonymous

        i farmed this today using falconers at shaded ruins - took maybe 3.5 hours using magic find gear and 10ish rusted coins

        • Anonymous

          At 50 dex and 50 str, with ring of blades +2 and ring of flynn (I have 7 vitality with third dragon ring), this weapon at +10 has an AR of 468.
          With the same stats and rings, the longsword+10 has an AR of 441, so yeah, not that big of a difference. Unless you're getting all achievements or something like that, then is not worth it IMO.
          I've played pretty much the whole game with this sword because I always wanted to try this class of weapon since I've never been a huge fan of the straight sword class in ds1. I had fun with it, but I believe that the damage is not enough for me.

          • Anonymous

            "If I didn't know any better, I'd think you had feelings for me!"

            Yes, lad, I do. The bromance is legendary.

            • Anonymous

              i don't even like solaire but way too many tryhards tainting this weapon in my pvp experiences, gonna have to wrench the cancer outright

              • It may not wield any power or look like a weapon to take on gods. But to get it you lend a hand for those in need there for the value of this weapon has the highest for me.

                • Anonymous

                  I honestly never used a Straight Sword in DS2 because I prefer the Twinblades, Lances and Greatswords. But I recently farmed the medals on my new save because I'm a 100% guy. Also can't Play online and the falconers were not very cooperative. But I have to say this sword is definitely worth it! It's Stats are awesome and the damage is really good for a weapon this fast. Moveset is also very nice. Although this sword might not look as asthetically pleasing as others, that actually is something I like. This sword just looks classic all over. Someone could forge this weapon in real life and I wouldn't be able to tell If it's a real medieval sword. Aside from knowing it through These games of course.

                  • Anonymous

                    This thing’s stats are alright but I don’t know where people get off talking about the aesthetics. Easily one of the ugliest weapons in the game.

                    • Anonymous

                      This is the best iteration of the sun sword in the series. Straight up the best quality weapon in its class, not slower than normal swords like in ds1, and not reduced to a faith gimmick buff like in ds3

                      • Not gonna lie, this thing is slightly overused in the arena, I mean, there are better fallback weapons, longsword has better R2's, Estoc has better range, and Chaos Blade is god mode

                        • Anonymous

                          Sooo for anyone curious:

                          with 15 strength, 16 dexterity, Ring of Blades+1 and Flynn's Ring, Sun Sword+6 actually has an AR of ~308. Which is really not bad. (With 15/13 str/dex it's probably like 300 AR, started with a swordsman at 16 dex so idk)

                          I'm guessing that after fully upgrading it I'll be rocking like ~340 AR with nearly minimum stats.

                          The reason I'm doing that is because I'm playing a faith heavy hexer and need a physical weapon for DLC. So far, even with just the +6 sun sword, I'm doing significantly more damage than my dark and lightning shortswords. A lot of that is due to Flynn's and Blade rings scaling better to pure physical.

                          Just finished Shulva at SL105 with above setup and it wasn't too bad at all. I'd recommend it to low weight faith characters with low str/dex as well as ones who have high str/dex.

                          There are other weapons you can do this with, but the Sun Sword moveset and aesthetics are really solid. It weighs 3 units so you can throw on a bow, shield, and 2 catalysts without getting too heavy. Even at 15 str and 16 dex, the Sun Sword+6 scaling is +87.

                          That said, Flynn's ring is sort of essential to make it work. It adds 50 AR. Can be found about halfway through Shulva.

                          • Anonymous

                            Hey, the numbers are wrong on the hints and tips part. 175 + 210 don't amount to 350, i've checked in game and it´s 175 + 175 at 40/40

                            • Anonymous

                              Looks like you need both STR and DEX to use this properly, right? Like, 50 str with 13 dex would be terrible, right?

                              I wouldn't ask but the scaling letters are notoriously misleading in these games. Just wondering if I can make this work on a character I'm running.

                              • Anonymous

                                This weapon is great the scaling is awesome and the moveset is sweet ! for those willing to use this sword i reccomend a build with atleast 130 in stamina the bigger the stamina the better for this weapon, the R1/RB attack takes little of your stamina and that's the biggest strenght of this weapon with 130 of stamina you can hit an enemy for 5 times without depleting your stamina each fast attack deals about 250 of damage 5×250 = 1250.

                                • Anonymous

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                                  • Anyone willing to trade it? I want to dual-wield it. I’m SlimeC0RE on Xbox One, SotFS, my character’s name is Gwendoline, and I’m soul tier 24 or 25. Oh, and by the way, the Ruin Sentinels are ripe for some medal farming, took me three days to get all thirty, and I had college and sleep. I was tier 15 and didn’t use the ring.

                                    • 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 sunlight medals or help me getting some for myself. Cheers!

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