Sunlight Medal

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A medal depicting the sun. Offer it to the altar to strengthen bond with your covenant.
The slight warmth of the medal makes valor brim within one's bosom. The brave fighters who bore these medals are gone, but the sun never sets. On this day begins the contest to find the Sun's truest son."

Sunlight Medal is an item in Dark Souls 2.

 

 

Usage

 

 

Location

Notes

  • The easiest way to obtain sunlight Medals is to put your sign outside of the Demon of Song entrance. The fact that Felicia the Brave can be a hassle to keep alive through Shrine of Amana in order to help you defeat the boss will make placing your sign here very fruitful.
  • Another good spot to farm for medals is the Guardian Dragon boss fight. I, personally, was able to farm 20 medals from the fight, and was even getting summoned after completing the game with tier 32 Soul Memory.
  • Another lucrative area for medals is in Huntsmans Copse, at the Bridge Approach bonfire, most players are happy to have a hand for the Undead Chariot boss fight (and the trip there.) Typically short wait times for summoning.
  • For late game sunlight medal farming, the bonfire before Nashandra is a good place, since you can be summoned to Nashandras boss fight, Throne Guardians boss fight, Aldias boss fight or to the Dragonrider Twins boss fight.
  • You cannot drop these with a phantom present (need confirmation, got one from a Banedigger while a white phantom was present in my world).
  • To get these early in the game, defeat the Dragonrider immediately and give Licia 2000 souls to access Huntsman's Copse. Defeat the Skeleton Lords and then run to the Altar of Sunlight. Join the covenant and place your sign in the Forest of Fallen Giants. Many people will summon you for help with either the Last Giant or the Pursuer. When soul memory gets too high, progress normally through the game until you start getting summoned more frequently.
  • Another option is to rush straight to Straid and purchase Agape Ring. Once you get this, proceed with the previous note. You will be able to indefinitely farm medals at The Forest of the Fallen Giants.

 




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    • Anonymous

      The easiest way to farm is: go to Brightstone Cove Tseldora, break the carriage and kill the 1st 3 falconners, then walk back to the bonfire. If you just walk to the bonfire after the kills, the carriage will not reset.

      Using flynn, ring of blades and +5 magic ice rapier (magic deals more damage with r2), you can one shot if you r2 at point blank even with no int or weapon enchant. They get vulnerable after the combo or run attack.

      Used SL120 dex build with 3 int.

      Don't forget to be member of the Covenant of Champions, so they don't stop respawning.

      • Anonymous

        I just need 30 and i already had 16 so it should be easy right nope its torture even with the bloody rusted coin none spawn at all. Its so dissharttening to go threw this but i must go on for the stupid god damn platnumn

        • Anonymous

          Farming for cov items in a dead game made me realize that elden ring getting rid of covenants was a good thing

          • Anonymous

            Took me like 4 hours to farm 30 tokens. Symbol of Avarice, Prisoner's Tatters, Gold Serpent Ring +2, rusted coins. I joined covenant of champions and farmed in Brightstone Cove Tseldora. I once got 5 medals in a row. PS after some time only item you will be getting from falconers are those shiny medals

            • The falconeer in front of the giant bonfire in the royal camp site dropped the remaining 17 for me without dropping any armor pieces or weapons. I think he either only drops medals or there’s a limit on how many armor pieces you get from mobs

              • Anonymous

                - Symbol of Avarice
                - Prisoner's Tatters
                - Watchdragon Parma shield
                - Gold Serpent Ring +2
                killed a 100 falconers
                got a single medal

                miss me with that ****, I'm not gonna kill 3000 time the same mob for that retarded trophy

                kill

                • Anonymous

                  I think I find it more easier to farm these at Shaded Woods at the bonfire Ruined Fork Road. I think its best to farm these medals when you get around end game. The equipment I wear is:
                  Jester's Cap(50 discovery) OR Symbol of Avarice (100 discovery) (SOTFS)
                  Prisoner's Tatters: 15
                  Watchdragon Parma: 50
                  Covetous Gold Serpent Ring+2: 100 ( used Bonfire Ascetic at Belfry Luna Bonfire so the Gargoyle drops the +2 version of the ring)

                  Im also in ,Company of Champions so, no need for bonfire ascetic+ I find it more consistent to farm here rather than Harvest Valley.

                  • Anonymous

                    So stupid i can't just buy that miracle, those medals don't drop at all i used serpent ring+2 with jester hat and coins, dumb achievments...argh

                    • Anonymous

                      This item is a giant middle finger to anyone who isn't playing online (which is impossible on PC now anyway). Thanks to DS2s horrible "diminishing returns" loot system and respawning mechanics, it's near impossible to get these in any appreciable quanity.

                      • Anonymous

                        Ds 2 is poorly made that they made a covenant for you to farm medal while helping through coop , but the souls memory destroys this game, making worst than ds 3

                        • Anonymous

                          The best way to farm them is 100% in Royal Army Campsite. Use all item discovery gear and coins if you have them (only worth farming them with asetics), join COC. From the bonfire go to the wall, lock on the falconeer in front of the burning pile, one shot him with any ranged attack (i used Great Ligtning spear), then walk back to the bonfire, if you don't see an item sit down and repeat, the fastest Kills per minute method by far.
                          (Try to use a chime/catalyst with good casting speed)

                          • Anonymous

                            I’ve platinumed all souls games PS4-forward, so I decided the next thing to do was to plat all the PS3 versions. Oh boy, what a long road ahead.

                            Killed about 300 banediggers at the second earthen peak bonfire for 8 medals, no symbol of avarice. Took about 3 hours. I feel like this is a worse grind than farming ears on DS3. I got 2 in the first ten kills and then they reeeeeeally started dropping far apart.

                            SM is pretty high (almost at lvl 200), haven’t gone into NG until I know I have every spell I can get before then, but it’s worth a shot. Anyone wanna summon each other? even 2 medals will go a long way. PSN: deciduoustree

                            • Anonymous

                              My strat in original DS2 (dex rapier build):

                              What you need to take from NG
                              - Jester's Cap
                              - Watchdragon Parma shield
                              - Prisoner's Tatters
                              - Gold Serpent Ring +1
                              - Good stock of Rusted Coins
                              - Aged Feather
                              - Ring of Binding (or some human effigies)

                              1. Go to NG+.
                              2. Run straight to Company of Champions in Majula avoiding bonfires and join them.
                              3. Feather back to Things Betwixt.
                              4. Kill the Falconers starting with the closest one on the left-back.
                              5. Reset the area with the Feather and repeat.

                              For me it's the fastest and simplest way to farm those in original DS2, it takes around 3 hours to get 30 medals with this strat.

                              • Anonymous

                                I did the run with this gear and rosted coins for 26 of the 30 medalsI needed to farm. I did the run on NG+ on PC SOTFS edition. It took me about 2 h so it was rather quick. gl everyone.
                                - Symbol of Avarice
                                - Prisoner's Tatters
                                - Watchdragon Parma shield
                                - Gold Serpent Ring +2

                                • Anonymous

                                  For those grinding offline;
                                  Go to the royal camp bonfire, break the cart next to the bonfire and kill the falconer looking at the mound of corpses. killing him aggros the falconer to the right and then standing on the left side of the mound will trigger the one farther ahead near the pigs to chase you. Just kill these 3 and then reset at the bonfire. I used the mimic head, watchdragon parma, gold serpent's +1, and rusted coins from time to time.
                                  I was able to one-shot the falconers with a great fireball, although I was a late game character. It took about 3 hours of grinding to get all 30, but it progressively got better/i got luckier over time
                                  it seemed near the end I was getting medals fairly regularly.
                                  If you are attempting this, Good Luck and dont go hollow!

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Okay so I just spent 8 hours straight killing smealter deamon 30 times as a phantom. Why did I choose the smealter deamon? Because I'm retarded. Somehow I still enjoyed the grind and this was probably the best time i have had on any souls game. Also my first time really trying the multiplayer side of these games. Good luck and if you have never tried helping others as a phantom like me, I definitely suggest you try it. It was fun and really rewarding to get help people.

                                    Also captain_seks if you see this, it was fun grinding with ya

                                    • Anonymous

                                      VoodooTank here.

                                      I tested out farming for these on in the original DS2 on PS3.
                                      Gear:
                                      - Symbol of Avarice
                                      - Prisoner's Tatters
                                      - Watchdragon Parma shield
                                      - Gold Serpent Ring +2

                                      I used 8 Bonfire Ascetics and ran the complete farm out from Bonfire level 2 to 9.
                                      At each use of a Bonfire Ascetic I only used 5 Rusted Coins as provided in the area NG+ (Lvl2) and up.
                                      That makes 7 of the 12 runs without coin use and only the gear boost.

                                      These were my Sunlight Medal drops per Bonfire level run:
                                      Lvl2 - 3
                                      Lvl3 - 3
                                      Lvl4 - 3
                                      Lvl5 - 5
                                      Lvl6 - 6
                                      Lvl7 - 4
                                      Lvl8 - 3
                                      Lvl9 - 6

                                      Total: 33

                                      I believe it is safe to assume by this that using the above gear and method you can get at least 3 medals per run.
                                      My advice is to use the above gear, make sure you have at least 10 Bonfire Ascetics and as a bonus remember to grab the Effigy after each use of the Bonfire Ascetic.

                                      And... yes... get yourself ready as mentioned in a previous post for 4-5 hours. This is easy... but just takes very long.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        If you're like me and don't want to wait for NG+ to farm these offline, I put this together.

                                        SotFS edition (Xbox One)
                                        Join Covenant of Champions
                                        Special gear: Symbol of Avarice, Watchdragon Parma, Covetous Gold Serpent Ring +1, Agape Ring (prevents inflating your Soul Memory)
                                        Go to Harvest Valley 2nd bonfire
                                        Around the corner are two Banediggers in the gas filled pit. As a sorcerer I used two Soul Spears each.
                                        Reset at bonfire.

                                        I did occasionally use a Rusted Coin, but I didn't want to have to farm these, too.

                                        The results:
                                        840 kills
                                        60 Smooth & Silky Stones
                                        25 Sunlight Medals (I already had 5)
                                        420 runs
                                        45 seconds per run

                                        I streamed Netflix on my PC while doing this.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Original DS2 Offline

                                          Got 30 medals after killing around 670 falconers in Things Betwixt (NG+). Took probably around 4-5 hours.

                                          Equipment:
                                          -Symbol of Avarice
                                          -Prisoner's Tatters
                                          -Gold Serpent Ring +2
                                          -Watchdragon Parma shield
                                          -Rusted coin

                                          Few thins to note:
                                          You dont need to hold the shield, as long as its on your back you get the bonus item discovery.
                                          I cast yearn to not deal with red phantoms on the way to falconers, it saved a lot of time.

                                          Good luck and try not to go hollow irl farming those!

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Guess you can't get them from being a shade, I just got summoned in as a shade for a boss but didn't get a medal upon completion.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              In brightstone cove, if you stand in the right place you can kill 3 falconers for 2 casts of soul appease

                                              • Anonymous

                                                PC, SotFS.
                                                30 in 3-5 hours if RNG is good, NG+

                                                Equip:
                                                Jester Cap
                                                Prisoner's Tatters'
                                                Covetous Gold Serpent Ring +2

                                                Join Company of Champions (enemies won't disappear after X kills)

                                                Go to the Brightstone Cove Tseldora -> Royal Army Campsite.

                                                First - destroy the cart. It will appear only on death.
                                                Just kill first Falconer. Better with some magic, one shot. If he drops anything - could be Sunlight Medal. Go back to campfire and keep killing this Falconer again again and again.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  If anyone is wondering it took me 12ish hours to farm 20 of these ****ing things for the stupid sun sword. I farmed the falconers in the shaded woods.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    My own personal favorite place to farm these is the final boss arena. Throne Watcher / Defende or Naashandra. For one, it keeps it interesting. You never know which boss you'll be fighting (though it's usually watcher/defender). For two, there will always be players challenging the final bosses, even at the highest soul memory. And even at the highest soul memory, people will still want help with the two-on-one boss fights. Admittedly, the biggest drawback to this farming spot is the run to get there. But if you can tolerate that, this might be the spot for you.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I find the 5 Falconers on the path to Drangleic Castle from the Ruined Fork Road bonfire to be a good spot because they're easy to kill, and have respectable drop rates.

                                                      The banediggers (the big dark orb dudes in Harvest Valley) also drop sunlight medals, but they have a lot of HP, have terrible drop rates, and are sort of far from bonfires.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Sunlight Spear is the last Miracle I need to have all achievements. My Soul Memory is 9 million almost 10 million. Can anyone help me on Xbox One? GT: MajesticCow9700

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          PSN De0ar, Soul Memory 10,1M. I need 16 of these, If anyone have same SM and need help, we can summon for summon grind medals like two golddigers

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Sadly I didn't farm these up before heading into ng+ and getting halfway through it. If anyone is wiling to help I would greatly appreciate it. Xbox One Gamertag: DarkSoulsDepres

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              An excellent boss farming location in SoTFS PC version is the Ivory King fight. I was constantly summoned at a SM of 3.5 mil. People seems to struggle with this boss into higher SM brackets as well. You also don't run the risk of being summoned for anything else, as the bonfire exclusively serves the Ivory King arena. Some hosts don't have all of the Eleum Loyce knights which makes the fight much harder. I'd consider leaving those hosts and waiting for one that has at least 3 knights.

                                                              • Good method for farming betwixt is in a fresh new game +, don't go to a bonfire, just use your aged feather to return to the games first spawn point after killing the four that are there. After 20 rounds of this there were no longer any drops that weren't a Sunlight Medal so If I saw a drop it was a given I had made progress +1 sunlight medal. This was using the discovery up gear and the covenant

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  (Sotfs) so i only play offline and decied to farm these at betwixt fire. Jesters/pharma/prisoner
                                                                  top/gold ring 1 took ~3h 30 mins. 1 shotting the falconers, using homeward teleport spell

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I never got one from summoning a sunbro. Tried like 3 times and it never worked. Falconers here I come, I guess.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Me and a friend farmed 30 of these in under 2 hours. If you’re willing to do it, then use a bonfire escetic at the second bonfire in forest of the giants. This will revive the last giant and persist boss. Kill both on your world while in the sunlight covenant then in your friends. This will net a quick 4 medals because the bosses are both rather easy with two people, even at ng+7. Rinse and repeat. Much easier than trying to farm falconers.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Another possible downside to leaving your summon sign at King's Gate is you can get summoned by a player so poor that they die 5 times to Nashandra despite you + Benhart assisting them + diverting her attention away from them 75% of the time, Nashandra only attacked the guy probably 10-12 times over all 5 fights and unfortunately with the lack of people playing this game they was the only person I was getting summoned to. I'm not one to question anyone's skills when it comes to DS but I genuinely have no idea how that person has even made it to Nashandra if they can't figure out a boss as simple as her.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          30 of these is probably the most grindy thing in the game now if you want 100% achievements, on XB1 I've only met 1 person over 2 full playthroughs and that was while I was farming Mad Warrior for the Bell Keepers in Belfry Sol, also I'm not too convinced by raising your item discovery helping with the Falconers, it's still very random when they drop and my best run was on my way to Drangleic Castle when I had no item discovery boosting gear on and wasn't even intending to get them (2 of the 5 dropped one).

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Took 2 hr 30 mins to get 30 on ps4. Farmed 1st bonfire @brightstone. Killed/aggroed 3 by the fire and then ran into tent to kill 1 (this guy never dropped me a medal though) had symbol of avarice + prison tatters + watchdragon shield + used a rusted coin every 1 i got

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I don't see this mentioned anywhere but in offline mode I was getting guaranteed Sunlight Medal drops from falconers in Shaded Woods. Considering how hard it was to farm them in online mode, I highly doubt this is a coincidence. I don't know if there are prerequisites for this to happen but I had the game cleared and SM tier 37.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                For those struggling to get the Sunlight Medals on SOTFS there is a method to farm it fairly quick wich you can get 10 medals in 10 minutes. First of all you need to get equipment that boost your item discovery without this the process take ages, try to get the equipments with the bigggest boosts available the best setup to farm it would be Symbol of Avarice + Prisioner's Tatters + Covetous Silver Serpent Ring +2 + Watchdragon Parma + Rusted Coins, The next step is to join the Covenant Company of Champions doing that will make enemies to respwan wich we need for this method , In the last step you need to headover to the 1st Bonfire on Brighstone Cove Tseldora wich is called the "Royal Camp" and this is the place where we farm it the Falconer Soldiers drop the sunlight medals that we want.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  The Ring of the Living prevents a host from receiving a Sunlight Medal from summoning a member of the Sunlight Covenant. Really useful information for the like 1000 people who still play this game lol

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    For all those needing these i found it way easier to leave your sign on the first bonfire at drangelic castle. At 4.5m soul memory i kept getting summoned consistently and in just 3 hours managed to farm the 30 i needed. The offline farming was awful for me, spending hours just to get 2. The only downside is that people might summon you to do the double Pursuer, or you might get invaded (which is solved by burning an effigy). Just leave your sign, and minimize the game, when you stop hearing the music it means a loading screen appeard, so you have been summoned.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Guys, dont farm it in Things Betwixt. I am farming it now at Tseldoras Cave where - Royal Army Campsite (NG+) mostly every second respawn at the bonfire after killing all Falconers gets you 1/2 Medals with rusted coin (offline). I gurantee it !!!

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Anyone who wants to farm that with me? Steam ID: huiz (the one with Dark Souls Avatar) Soul Memory: About 1 Million Currently I have 5 Medals.

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