While it shares the same moveset as the Long Sword, the Sunlight Straight Sword has notably stronger stat scaling, especially when fully-reinforced. It is a formidable weapon for its weight, being able to dish out impressive damage due to its high attribute scaling; this allows it to surpass many other straight swords in terms of raw damage, even if they were made into refined weapons.
However, there are several potential drawbacks to the weapon. Much like the Astora Straight Sword, it requires a minimum amount of Faith in order to be used effectively, hindering its use to only those who have the Faith to do so. It is notable for having a unique weapon skill that functions similarly to the Sacred Oath miracle, instead of the typical stance-like arts of many other straight swords, which may be a hindrance to otherwise aggressive playstyles.
It cannot be infused by any means, but it is fully-buffable.
Weapon skill overviewEdit
The player slowly raises the sword close to themself, and then points it up in the air. After a brief moment of channeling, an effect similar to Sacred Oath will appear in front of them as the tip of the pommel illuminates, applying a temporary increase to the damage output and absorption of the player and any nearby teammates (or NPCs). The buff lasts for roughly 60 seconds, consumes 40 Focus Points (FP) per cast, can be refreshed at any time, and thus is an otherwise weaker version of the miracle itself.
In terms of effectiveness, it can potentially stack with other self-augmentations, but must be used sequentially to avoid cancelling anything else. For instance, Tears of Denial must be cast after buffing with Oath of Sunlight in order to avoid one cancelling out the former. The same goes for the use of Green Blossoms, Power Within, etc.
- The Sunlight Straight Sword has appeared in each of the Dark Souls games to date (Dark Souls, Dark Souls II, and Dark Souls III), and is often referenced alongside the notable Knight Solaire, and the Warrior of Sunlight covenant.
- Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
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