Unbreakable Patches

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? ??? Cathedral of the Deep
Firelink Shrine

Horsehoof Ring
Winged Spear
Patches' Ashes

Pierce Shield

Unbreakable Patches is a NPC in Dark Souls 3.


Unbreakable Patches Information

Unbreakable Patches can be found within the Cathedral of the Deep disguised as Siegward of Catarina. His spawn trigger is to open the main doors, on the left of the boss room, reload the area and then return. You MUST do this before lighting the bonfire at Rosaria's Bed Chamber. He will trick you into entering the bridge which he will then lower down to the giants. If you meet him again on the other side of that bridge infront of Rosaria's chamber, he will apologize for tricking you, and if you refuse to forgive him you'll earn the prostration gesture and a rusted coin. He will then become a vendor in that spot until he moves to Firelink Shrine. Video Example of above

  • If you climb up onto the rafters at the very top of the Cathedral before he tricks you to cross the bridge, he will not show by the bridge. Only cross the rafters after you have been tricked. After dropping down, he will reappear in his normal attire by the lever that raises the bridge (across from where you first met him in the Catarina armor).
  • If Patches lowers you down to the giants in the Cathedral of the Deep, he will not show up to lock you into the Firelink Shrine tower until you talk to him again on the other side of the bridge in the Cathedral.

An alternative method of meeting him (if you first lighted rosaria bonfire, before opening the main gate) is to buy the Tower Key and access the lift above the Firelink Shrine. He will trap you here (after you open the main gate). After escaping his trap he becomes a merchant in the upper floor of Firelink Shrine. Chose to not forgive him for a Rusted Gold Coin and to learn the gesture Prostration. After reloading the area he will be squatting down. Talk to him to learn the Patches Squat gesture. Video Example of above


Patches Questline

Patches can have an important effect on the questlines of NPCs Siegward of Catarina and Greirat of the Undead Settlement.

  1. He has Siegward's Armor after trapping Siegward, which is needed to save Siegward in the well outside the Cathedral of the Deep. Opening the Cathedral doors is not the trigger for Patches to have the armour, you need to actually reload the Cathedral area. You do not need to talk to Siegward in the well first.You can buy the armor from Patches or just kill him for it.
  2. When Greirat leaves on his second scavenger mission Patches will refuse to sell you any items until you tell him where Greirat has gone. If you have not yet bought the Catarina armor off of him and tell him where Greirat has gone he will save him. After killing Pontiff Sulyvahn, Patches ceases to pester you for Greirat's location. If you have bought the armour off of him and given it to Siegward in the well, Siegward will instead rescue him.
  3. After Greirat has left to scavenge in Lothric Castle, Patches will ask where he has gone. If you tell him, he will stop selling you items and will leave Firelink Shrine until you defeat a boss. He returns with a Hidden Blessing which he sells for 16,000 souls.



  • If Siegward dies before or during the fire demon fight, Patches will not show up for the rest of the game cycle.
  • If you kill the Giant before being tricked by Patches, you will get additional dialog. Patches is irritated that you killed the Giant, shames you and curses a lot.
  • Patches has a number of triggers than cause him to appear in a given area.
    • He will appear in the Cathedral of the Deep after its front door is opened and you travel away and return to the area.
    • If the Deacons of the Deep are killed or you take the shortcut to Rosaria, Patches will disappear from the cathedral. He will next appear if you go up the bell tower in Firelink Shrine and locks you in.
    • Opening the front door of the Cathedral of the Deep and then going up the bell tower in Firelink Shrine will trigger Patches' event early.
    • If you meet him at neither the cathedral or the bell tower, he will appear as a merchant after you defeat the Abyss Watchers.
  • If you give Siegward his armor before you meet Patches if you kept it from a previous playthrough he will not spawn in the Cathedral and will spawn in the tower in Firelink Shrine.
  • If you can't find Patches at all, save Siegward and then talk to Siegward inside the well outside the Cleansing Chapel bonfire. This triggers Patches story to continue. 
  • If you have missed Patches triggers by going to far and can't get him to show up in Cathedral of the Deep, you can go back to Firelink and trigger him there...When he shows up as a merchant in Firelink you can buy the Catarina Armor from him there to continue Siegward's quest line in the Chapel.
  • His dialogue at Cathedral of the Deep and the bell tower at Firelink Shrine varies based on your character's gender.
  • If you talk to Patches in the Cathedral and then proceed to the ceiling rafters to the drop off point near Rosaria, the event will no longer occur upon crossing the narrow pathway,and he will not be present till the Firelink event.
  • Attacking Greirat will aggro Patches.
  • If you tell Patches where Greirat has gone after you send him to Lothric Castle, after defeating every boss in the game, you will have no way of getting Patches to return to Firelink. Unfortunately, even if you have The Ringed City DLC installed and you reinstate Judicator Argo to reset the Halflight, Spear of the Church boss fight, defeating this boss will not make Patches come back.




Items Sold

Item Quantity Souls Requirement
Ember 4 5000 Recruit him at Firelink Shrine's tower
Hidden Blessing 1 16000 Send Patches to Lothric Castle to look for Greirat on his third outing
Red Bug Pellet - 1000 Recruit him at Firelink Shrine's tower
Black Firebomb - 300 Recruit him at Firelink Shrine's tower
Rope Black Firebomb - 300 Recruit him at Firelink Shrine's tower
Human Pine Resin - 1500 Recruit him at Firelink Shrine's tower
Alluring Skull - 800 Recruit him at Firelink Shrine's tower
Rusted Coin - 200 Recruit him at Firelink Shrine's tower
Rubbish - 200 Recruit him at Firelink Shrine's tower
Parrying Dagger - 2000 Recruit him at Firelink Shrine's tower
Shotel 2 4000 Recruit him at Firelink Shrine's tower
Winged Spear - 1500 Recruit him at Firelink Shrine's tower
Pierce Shield 1 3000 If met while posing as Siegward, he will have the shield in his inventory on next meeting, otherwise speak to Siegward in well outside Cleansing Chapel.
Catarina Helm 1 3500 If met while posing as Siegward, he will have the helm in his inventory on next meeting, otherwise speak to Siegward in well outside Cleansing Chapel.
Catarina Armor 1 4500 If met while posing as Siegward, he will have the armor in his inventory on next meeting, otherwise speak to Siegward in well outside Cleansing Chapel.
Catarina Gauntlets 1 3500 If met while posing as Siegward, he will have the gauntlets in his inventory on next meeting, otherwise speak to Siegward in well outside Cleansing Chapel.
Catarina Leggings 1 3500 If met while posing as Siegward, he will have the leggings in his inventory on next meeting, otherwise speak to Siegward in well outside Cleansing Chapel.
Black Leather Armor - 2500 Recruit him at Firelink Shrine's tower
Black Leather Gauntlets - 2000 Recruit him at Firelink Shrine's tower
Black Leather Boots - 2000 Recruit him at Firelink Shrine's tower
Poison Arrow - 120 Recruit him at Firelink Shrine's tower
Horsehoof Ring 1 500 Recruit him at Firelink Shrine's tower


First encounter (Cathedral of the Deep)

"Well, you look reasonably sane.
I am a knight of Catarina.
I've managed to track down this cathedral's store of treasure.
It's right over there, across that narrow part.
Treasure...hmm. Always so close, yet so far...
I'm in quite a pickle (laughs), indeed...
Hmm... Hmm..."

"Just hold your horses a moment.
I know, I know, treasure is so sorely tempting...
Hmm... Hmm..."

Walking the bridge

"Shame on you, you greedy guts."
(Female: "Shame on you, you insatiable wench." - he still says greedy guts, but subtitle is different)
(Cleric Male: "Shame on you, you rotten cleric.")
(Cleric Female: "Shame on you, you rotten nun.")
"Thought you could outwit an onion?
Well, say hello to the nice giant! He adores visitors." (laughs hysterically)

(If giant is already dead) "Huh? Where's the old giant?
What! Where's the bloody giant?
Just what have you done?!
How dare you! Have you no shame!
*****! *****! *****!"

Second encounter (Cathedral of the Deep)

"Oh, yes, oh, hello, I don't believe we've met?
I'm Patches. Unbreakable Patches.
You seem to be Unkindled.
Do you have business with me?"

(You know who I am) "Ahh, oh, yes, of course...It's coming back to me, now.
Oh, I am sorry. That was my hand, as you know, but the deed, well, that was the armour's doing.
Regrettable, truly. But behold, I'm stripped clean of that unruly attire.
And look at you, not a scratch!
All's well that end well, right?
Yes, we'll be fine, I can tell, it's that rotten curse, it is, the untidy mess." (laughs)

"Oh, ahh, yes, now, it wasn't me, but you still deserve an apology.
Just a little trinket. Go ahead, it's yours now. (laughs)
You should know, I'm a kind of traveling merchant.
If you're as Unkindled as you look, you'll find plenty of good stuff."

(No) "Of course not, we have just met, after all.
Sorry, I've been a bit on edge. Forget I even asked. (laughs)
Ahh, but this is your lucky day.
I happen to be a world-renowned travelling merchant.
If you're as Unkindled as you look, you'll find many a useful thing here."

Third Encounter (Firelink Shrine Tower)

(laughs) "Sorry, friend.
Be more careful! By the gods, curiosity is going to kill you kittens.
Some places are better left alone, you know.
Oh, sorry, am I a tad too late? (laughs)

"Have no fear, there's beauty in death.
Besides, you're surrounded by ladies. Every man's dream, right?" (laughs)
(Female: "Besides, you're amongst your own. Plenty of company, right?")
(Cleric Male: "Besides, you're surrounded by ladies. Every rotten cleric's dream, right?")
(Cleric Female: "Besides, you're amongst your own. Plenty of company, right?")

"Oh, no matter, I'll look after things.
By stripping every last trinket off your corpse.
You're going to make some lucky customer very happy." (laughs)

Fourth Encounter (Firelink Shrine)

"Ah, oh, you, you're alive...
Now, hold your horses, let's have a nice talk about this.
I'll come clean, I did you wrong. I didn't mean it, though, not one bit.
You get these...urges...running the business and all...Oh, and I hate myself for it, I do.
You know what I mean? Terrible, really. But I can see you'll forgive me.
You're alive, after all, and that's what counts, right?"

(Forgive him) "Oh fantastic! A wily second chance!
I knew you'd understand, I just knew it.
The heart of a lion. A model for the rest of us. A true friend, forever."

(Do not forgive him) "Oh, for heaven's sake, no need to jest with a face like that.
You're still alive, and I'm here grovelling in the dirt, so to speak.
Oh, I know! Here, a token of my sincerity. Right and proper, eh?
We're just a couple of outcasts, let's make the best of it!" (laughs)

After meeting Greirat

"Ahh, I see you've met Greirat.
The slinking rodent. But he did me a good turn back in Lothric dungeon.Doubtless I should do something about that little debt, or[well]...maybe not.
Well, I can hardly believe he's still standing." (laughs)

After sending Greirat to pillage

"Hey, what happened to Greirat, anyhow?
I haven't seen him at all lately.
If you know where he's scurried off to, be sure and tell me.
I need to stock up, and if he's gone and croaked, he'll have left a goldmine."

[Don't tell him] "Right, yes, I see how it is.
Some things can't be divulged. Even between friends.
It comes with the territory, I know.
But if you happen to recall any details, do be a saint.
Do it for old Patch's botique of wonders, at least." (chuckles)

[Talk] "Well? Happen to recall anything important?
About where that old rat scurried off to." (chuckles)

[Tell him he went to Irithyll] "What? Gone all the way to Irithyll, has he?
Well, there can't be much left of that frozen sprawl.
The old rat, he's gone off the deep end this time..."

[Tell him he went to Lothric] "Hmph. Off to Lothric, the castle of no return...
That old thief's lost it if he thinks he has a chance in there.
It's not like he's new to this game, what's gotten into him?"

[Talk] "That old thief, he's really lost it this time..."

Returning from Lothric

"Well, look at you. The luckiest ???/lass in the world.
I just got hold of some truly fine treasure. And for you, I'll practically give it away."

[Leave] "What do you say? Brilliant stuff, eh?
I won't ask for thanks, but I certainly deserve it."

Attacking him

"What's happened, friend?"
"Stop this! Stop this at once!"

"Oi, calm down, please!"
"*****, you heartless, good-for-nothing oaf!"

"Gods' spit, I knew something was wrong! Well, now it's my turn. I'm Unbreakable Patches, nobody can crack me!
Rot in Hell!"

(You die) "Close call, blimey..."
(You die) "Caugh 'em up, every last one of 'em." "Confess your sins."

(He dies) "Why me? Why me?!" "What did I ever do anyway!?"



  • The name "Unbreakable Patches" references his reoccuring appearance in every Miyazaki directed Souls game (Bloodborne included.) In every instance Patches tricks the player into an unfortunate situation only to beg for forgiveness when you outsmart him. Previous names included "Patches the Hyena," "Trusty Patches," and "Patches the Spider."
  • When Patches takes residence in the Firelink Shrine he mentions that Greirat did him a good turn in Lothric Dungeon.
  • Patches will not sell the 'Horsehoof Ring' unless you have met the requirements and spoken to him at least once



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    • Anonymous

      22 Mar 2018 21:10  

      These "Patches characters" from DS3 to Demons Souls I think are based on Corkus from Berserk. Both thieves with a heart of gold. First enemies then comrades. And Corkus himself would have made a living out of plundering the corpses of dead soldiers. In fact that was how you made profit out of fighting all the time.

      • Anonymous

        20 Feb 2018 13:42  

        If you meet Patches in the cathedral but does not show up at the tower, after the Abyss Watchers he should be at the shrine, right...?

        • Anonymous

          19 Feb 2018 18:22  

          Patches never appeared in the Cathedral for me, had to check this wiki to find out his questline. Also had to check this wiki to figure out how to get to Rosaria's Fingers, since the route I took is apparently a 'shortcut'. My god the NPC questlines in this game are so finnicky, one of the only but major things I dislike. So many ways to easily ***** yourself over and miss things without even knowing it.

          • Anonymous

            29 Jan 2018 06:38  

            Most people killed patches after being tricked but he's kind of a nice guy, and everyone deserves a chance if they survived so many linkings and fadings of the fire, and he actually helps you in ringed city after kicking you down the stairs

            • Anonymous

              25 Jan 2018 03:54  

              He tricked me once in the cathedral while also trapping my friend siegward.. I forgived him... he tricked me again in firelink shrine and i let that go too.... he pushed me a third time in ringed city.. then his face met my morning star...

              • Anonymous

                17 Jan 2018 05:10  

                It should probably be added that in the Ringed City DLC, if you complete Lapp's quest, Patches becomes an available summon for the Spear of the Church battle regardless of his status back at Lothric.

                • Anonymous

                  05 Jan 2018 23:01  

                  If you, like me opened the tower early in the game and lit the Rosaria bonfire before opening the main gate and Patches does not show up whatsoever... I believe this worked for me. Go to the well by cleansing chapel and speak to Siegward. "Someone" stole his clothes etc. which is a reference to Patches who you now haven't met yet. Head back to the tower at Firelink. ride the elevator up and down and Patches will show up. Jesus Christ Dark souls makes this impacts on the game without players knowing or understanding how they screwed themselves over... thats a flaw IMO

                  • Anonymous

                    08 Dec 2017 17:10  

                    NOTE: Some of this page is wrong. Patches WILL spawn in the game if Siegward dies before/during the demon fight. You have to open the cathedral gates and raise the bridge to Rosaria for him to lock you in the shrine tower.

                    • Anonymous

                      07 Dec 2017 03:13  

                      Does anyone know if he is the same Patches as the first game, as well as Siegmeyer? I was wondering what the connection is between the first game's NPCs and the third game's

                      • Anonymous

                        07 Dec 2017 01:59  

                        Well, here's a serious glitch. If you Patches to appear as a merchant in Firelink Shrine AFTER you send Greirat to Irithyll, Patches will never mention him or go to look for him. Also, mysteriously, he sells the Catarina Armor, but has "zero" of it as if I've bought it from him already. Alas, it's also too late to give the armor to Siegward as he is no longer in the well. Not sure what to do.

                        • Anonymous

                          04 Dec 2017 19:13  

                          Patches did not apear. I am in Ng+2 nd he did nto apear for some reason. I did EVERYTHING listed here and he did not apear. Well...great! And no, Siegward did not die. Patches just NEVER apeared at firelink.

                          • Anonymous

                            04 Dec 2017 07:45  

                            Kill the jackass, save the souls for the armor, go directly to Rosaria without the rafter route, still get to shop with his ashes. They really don't give you many reasons to keep him alive but they made him more annoying than ever.

                            • Anonymous

                              29 Nov 2017 00:04  

                              >If Siegward dies before or during the fire demon fight, Patches will not show up for the rest of the game cycle.

                              blatantly wrong, Siegward died during my playthrough, at the demon fight, then I bought the tower key and Patches was there to lock the door behind me, after placing all of the lords of cinder, if that matters. But Patches did appear.

                              • Anonymous

                                06 Nov 2017 10:18  

                                "(if you first lighted rosaria bonfire, before opening the main gate)"

                                o_O in what world does someone say "lighted" instead of "lit"? this is the first i've ever heard of the word "lighted".

                                • Anonymous

                                  06 Oct 2017 15:29  

                                  After i had met Patches in the Cathedral, whenever i went to the top of Firelink he appeared there and locked the door. I don't know why or how, but this is quite interesting...

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