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.


    • Anonymous

      30 May 2020 08:01  

      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

        20 May 2020 21:44  

        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

          20 May 2020 00:28  

          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

            16 May 2020 11:39  

            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

              14 Mar 2020 12:50  

              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

                08 Mar 2020 05:58  

                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

                  06 Oct 2019 01:12  

                  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

                    04 Aug 2019 20:33  

                    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

                      02 Apr 2019 19:44  

                      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 !!!

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