Sunlight Medal


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.








  • 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

      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.
        - 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.

            -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+

                  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

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