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Achievement won on 09 Oct 11
TA Score for this game: 643
Posted on 10 October 11 at 00:56, Edited on 28 November 11 at 01:09
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Achievement description- Covenant: Warrior of Sunlight

To get this achievement, you need to join the covenant of sunlight. To do this, you have to have at least 25 points in the faith stat.
Or there is also a catch. If you are lucky enough to have played in multiplayer enough times, you can also reach above 25 quite easily. Every time you are the client in multiplayer, you will gain 5 points toward the 25 required to join the covenant. For example, if your faith stat is only a 10 but you have been the client in multiplayer 8 times, you can still join the covenant. (10+ (5x3) = 25)
In order to actually find this covenant, there are a few ways. One way is to contact the Warrior of Sunlight Solaire (the guy on the bridge you met in Undead Burg who lets you summon him) with a stat 25 or greater, and he will ask you to join his covenant. You can also encounter him later in the game in Anor Londo.
If for some reason you can't find Volaire, you can go to the Sunlight Altar which is conveniently across the bridge that the Red Dragon is located on. If your HP is high enough, you can make a run for it and pray you don't die getting there. :) Make sure you equip a fire resistant armor too! Once you reach the bonfire inside that castle across the bridge, turn right to go slightly outside and you'll see the altar. If your faith stat is 50 or above, the altar will also allow you to join the covenant. Good luck!
deexor You don't actually need to join the covenant - it's enough to pray at the altar, and choose "enter the covenant" once the restrictions are met. Then, the achievement will pop, and you can chose No.

This does not work if you talk to Solaire, though. You need to be at the altar.
Posted by deexor on 20 Oct 11 at 19:24
Almighty Allah Ok so if Solaire is gone then should I pray at the altar? Because I found him hollowed after I beat Bed of Chaos and I had to kill him. So he is no longer alive. Am I screwed?
Posted by Almighty Allah on 21 Oct 11 at 09:33
themegamancave You can still pray at the altar even if he's dead.
Posted by themegamancave on 21 Oct 11 at 19:36
PerpetualMindG8 Just so you know, the faith/ multiplayer match requirements have been reduced to 25 instead of 50.
Posted by PerpetualMindG8 on 27 Nov 11 at 22:29
themegamancave Yeah, now that the giant patch has been released for Dark Souls, the faith stat required to join the covenant is lowered, will update.
Posted by themegamancave on 28 Nov 11 at 01:07
vSully I think you've got a typo with your numbers- according to your example, you'd need to be summoned and complete a boss battle 3 times, not 8.

If I could make any suggestion for players looking to get into this covenant ASAP who don't eventually plan on putting points in Faith, it would be to start dropping your summon sign frequently (with the white sign soapstone obtained from your first encounter with Solaire- answer him YES). Ideally closer to bosses. Just remember that you can only have one summon sign out at once and you can't leave the zone you're in or it will disappear. This was the last covenant I joined and it was because I didn't do my research early enough. When I finally started trying to get summoned, I was around level 110 and I had a heck of a time finding anyone to summon me. I tried putting my sign near Ornstein and Smough, the Four Kings, Seathe, and Gwyn, but got literally zero action for quite a while. I eventually raised my Faith to 20 and FINALLY got summoned at the Kiln of the First Flame and helped a guy defeat Gwyn. I was then given the option to pray at the altar of the sun and join the covenant. Remember- you'll need 10 Sunlight Medals to get the Great Lightning Spear miracle from this covenant, so getting summoned and surviving boss battles will help insure you have then 10 you need (also always try to keep Solaire alive when you summon him to a boss battle- you'll get one this way, too).

I'd also suggest keeping your first Gwyn soul to offer to this Covenant (getting you the Sunlight Spear miracle) rather than creating the Great Lord Greatsword. You can't get all the rare weapons until playthrough 3 anyway, so you might as well use your playthrough 2 Gwyn soul to make the weapon so you can knock out the Miracles achievement in playthrough 2.
Posted by vSully on 08 Dec 11 at 13:13
XI AlphaMale IX I'm on NG+ and haven't touched Faith at all. I don't currently have hi-speed Internet. I'm thinking of putting this game off for a while until I can use the summon method, or I'm going to have to invest way, way more than I normally would into Faith.
Posted by XI AlphaMale IX on 15 Jun 14 at 17:24
Edweirdd Was able to get this! Thanks for the help.
Posted by Edweirdd on 05 Sep 14 at 00:11
Galarzaa90 Wait, so you actually have to join this covenant to get the achievement?

I got the other achievements just by asking to enter, before selecting yes or no... just wondering... I'm standing still, waiting for someone to summon me.
Posted by Galarzaa90 on 08 Feb 15 at 19:01
Galarzaa90 After seeing the first comment: So I do not have to join to get the achievements, but do I still need the faith requirement for the achievement?
Posted by Galarzaa90 on 08 Feb 15 at 19:24
Fully Completed Cannot join the covenant directly through Solaire at Anor Londo.
Posted by Fully Completed on 01 Jul 17 at 00:27