Halflight, Spear of the Church
Halflight, Spear of the Church
NG hp.png HP poise.png Poise souls.png Souls
0 3,379 0.99 80,000
1 3,430 0.99 160,000
2 3,773 0.99 176,000
3 3,945 0.99 180,000
4 4,116 0.99 192,000
5 4,459 0.99 196,000
6 4,631 0.99 200,000
7 4,802 0.99 204,000
Physical Absorption
physical-def.png Standard 23.499%
strike-def.png Strike 22.868%
slash-def.png Slash 22.471%
thrust-def.png Thrust 22.232%
Elemental Absorption
magic-def.png Magic 32.255%
fire-def.png Fire 22.868%
lightning-def.png Lightning 31.727%
dark-def.png Dark 31.875%
bleed.png Bleed Susceptible
poison.png Poison Susceptible
frost.png Frost Susceptible


The Spears of the Church watch over the Princess' slumber, and when the church is compromised by a trespasser, the Judicator summons them as loyal spirits to eliminate the threat.

— Description of the Spears of the Church Covenant

When a mission visited the Ringed City long ago, one of its younger missionaries elected to stay behind. It was he who became the last recorded Spear of the Church.

— Description of the Antiquated Plain Garb

General Information

Guardian of Filianore as she slumbers, the Spear of the Church may be summoned by the Judicator as either a hostile NPC or another player.

This fight is mandatory (TRC).


Halflight, Spear of the Church

Painting Guardian


The Ringed City


Item Drops


Players summoned in place of Halflight will be incapable of using Estus, Siegbrau, or Divine Blessing, but may use the Ashen Estus Flask.

Halflight, Spear of the Church
Appears shortly after the first Painting Guardian, if not replaced by a player.

  • Frayed Blade: Utilizes the full Frayed Blade moveset. See page for details.
  • Hold: Uses the Weapon Art of the Frayed Blade to take a stance.
    • At a distance, follows up with a slam that sends out a shockwave.
    • If approaching the target, attacks with a series of slashes that can deflect projectiles.
    • May cancel it with a backstep or roll.
  • Parry: Capable of parrying any parriable attack with the Knight Shield.
  • White Birch Bow: At a distance, may pull out the White Birch Bow to fire a Standard Arrow.
    • Additionally capable of using Rolling or Running Attacks while firing an arrow.
  • Spear Fragment: Uses a Spear Fragment to cause pillars of spears to erupt from the floor, granting an effect of Perseverance.
  • Spear Soulmass: Five Spear Soulmass spawn above his head in an arch every 18 seconds.

Painting Guardian
Summoned at the start of the fight by Judicator Argo, and another Painting Guardian spawns when Halflight or the Spear of the Church is below 65% HP. Interestingly, they do not scale with New Game Plus Cycle.

  • Painting Guardian's Curved Sword: Utilizes the full Painting Guardian's Curved Sword moveset. See page for details.
  • Chained Dance: Uses the Weapon Art of the Painting Guardian's Curved Sword, performing four consecutive spinning slashes.
  • Church Guardian Shiv: Throws Church Guardian Shivs at the target.
  • Gentle Prayer: Casts Gentle Prayer with the Cleric's Sacred Chime, restoring 6 HP per second for 60 seconds.
    • Unlike the player's, will not disappear if the Painting Guardian is two-handing their weapon.
  • Soothing Sunlight: <60% HP, casts Soothing Sunlight, restoring 30% of their own HP.
    • May additionally cast it if Halflight or the Spear of the Church are <50% HP, restoring 21% of their HP.

Judicator Argo
Aggros only if extremely close, and will automatically die as the Spear of the Church is summoned.

  • Basic Attacks: Can slam or swipe below him.


Halflight, Spear of the Church Boss Guide


Number of Opponents FP Stamina Stamina Regen Absorption Poise Passive Poise Resistance Aux Damage Taken
1 1.10x 1.10x +3 +10% +10 0 1.20x 80%
2 1.25x 1.15x +3 +45% +20 41 1.60x 70%
3 1.35x 1.20x +5 +65% +33 63 2.10x 60%
4 1.45x 1.30x +6 +75% +50 85 2.60x 55%


  • Painting Guardians may not aggro if the player is in certain sections of the room's corners.
  • Halflight may get stuck on a pillar, allowing for an effective Poison strategy.


  • Similar to the Old Monk fight from Demon's Souls.


Voiced by: Pete Gallagher

See Also

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