Unbreakable Patches

NPC
General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 2000 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.
  • If you kill the giants in the Cathedral of the Deep before talking to Patches by the bridge, he will be shocked that the giants are gone when he lowers you back down to the cathedral floor. He will not show up on the other side of the walkway by Rosaria's bedchamber, but he will spawn at the Firelink Shrine Tower.

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.

 

Notes:

  • 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.

 

Drops

 

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

Dialogue

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 man/lass in the world.
I just got hold of some truly fine treasure. And for you, I'll practically give it away."

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

[Leave without purchasing something (first time after returning from Lothric only)] "What, thats the best you can do? Bloody hell!  Yeah, keep those purse strings nice and tight, friend! (mutters) So tight they choke you!"

[Purchasing Hidden Blessing at any point after returning from Lothric] "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!?"

 

Trivia

  • 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
  • Although Patches' line when he traps you in the Cathedral is listed as differing based on your gender (refering to the player either as a greedy guts or insatiable wench), and the subtitles are for the dialogue reflective of that gender, Patches will refer to you as a Greedy Guts in the vocal line regardless.

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      01 Aug 2020 21:06  

      "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."

      Why is this still on the wiki when it has been proven that he can still lock you in firelink if you have not gone across. I just did this AGAIN on another playthrough. I have not talked to him on the other side of the bridge but he did lower me down to the giants, and he just locked me in the tower at firelink. Can we take down this false info yet?

      • Anonymous

        01 Aug 2020 14:19  

        Confirmed: Patches will NOT get pissed off if you only kill ONE giant to make it easier when he lowers you down. I killed the one closest to the Deacons beforehand and none of his dialogue even recognized it.

        • Anonymous

          12 Jul 2020 04:50  

          How is it that I only look up NPCs and how to get them after doing the thing that makes them unavailable? Without fail!

          • Anonymous

            21 Jun 2020 08:05  

            I don't know why you guys find this guy amusing, but for me I am just sick and tired of his*****. He has been doing this***** since Dark Souls 1, but he crossed the line with Onionbro in dark souls 3. Always send him for Greirat and kill him. Sure he maybe a vendor but is it worth what he has done to us? And when we kill him he would say "Why me? Why me?!. What did I ever do to you?" as if he didn't kicked us to the tomb of the giant, he tricked us in the Cathedral of the deep, he locked us up and he kicked us in the ringed city. The fact that he survived to the end of the world is a shame. To me he is nothing more than a coward who loves bringing misery.

            • Anonymous

              16 Jun 2020 22:52  

              just kill this prick to get the siegward armor for free and then give the ashes to shrine handmaid, problem solved, no waste of money and a good ol' revenge upon this b*tchy ashole who's been tormenting us players ever since dark souls 1

              • 12 Jun 2020 10:34  

                I killed the two Giants before I meet patches close to the bridge. I proceeded over the bridge only to be "fooled" by Patches. He was shocked that the giants were gone and so on. I tried to make him spawn at the Tower at Firelink Shrine, but he just wouldn't show up. So I went back to the Cathedral and took the rafters path, dropped down and there he was. So either my game experienced some weird bug or your information is wrong.

                • Anonymous

                  08 Jun 2020 02:06  

                  I Think Patches is the Lovecraftian malign deity known as Nyarlathotep basically the devil. He is describes as someone who looks like an egyptian pharaoh (patches looks egyptian if u think about it) and he is also called “the crawling chaos” get it like a spider

                  • Anonymous

                    05 Jun 2020 14:45  

                    If I die while he's talking when he locks me in the Bell tower, does he despawn permanently or do I need to reload?

                    • Anonymous

                      01 Jun 2020 05:59  

                      It's partly true because you have to go the bell tower to get him after abyss watchers. I just did it 5 minutes ago. I had forgotten to talk to him at the cathedral & he disappeared from there. So, I talked to siegward at the Chapel, came back to fire link, went to the top of the bell tower (this HAS to be done) came down the elevator & he had locked the gate. Later he became the merchant in Firelink.

                      • Anonymous

                        18 May 2020 17:21  

                        I forgot to go past the Giant and boss area to open the main doors and find Patches and went up to the rafters and dropped down, only then remembering not to proceed to Rosaria's Bed Chamber Bonfire so I could get Patches. Unfortunately just dropping from the rafters into that area where you first encounter Man-Grubs is enough to prevent him from spawning.

                        • Anonymous

                          18 May 2020 04:00  

                          "He exists to punish the greedy." > Meet an adventurer, lie and tell him there's treasure up for grabs in an obvious trapped area. > He takes the bait, the greedy rat, i drop him in a pit, murder him, and steal all of his stuff to prove my point. > Sell all of his stuff as my own wares to other people whom i also plan on murdering. > Totally justified, the avaricious slime deserve it. If you like Patches, good for you, but he's not punishing anybody. He's just a bandit, plain and simple. He has some shreds of empathy, saving Greirat when necessary, but he also steals Onion Man's armor and uses it to try and murder you, a complete stranger whom he has no right to morally judge. Maybe we're all a little evil in this world, but just stop trying to paint him as some kind of anti-hero. He's a bandit. We are too, sometimes. But that's all. You steal to survive, and if he's supposed to punish the greedy, he's a massive hypocrite.

                          • Anonymous

                            18 May 2020 02:41  

                            This needs to be edited. Under Notes "If you meet him at neither the cathedral or the bell tower, he will appear as a merchant after you defeat the Abyss Watchers" is completely untrue.

                            • Anonymous

                              11 May 2020 16:16  

                              So I'd already climbed the rafters before talking to him and I'd already opened and exploredthe firelink tower. Am I just muffed for these questlines this NG?

                              • Anonymous

                                10 May 2020 23:54  

                                He's still a vendor if you don't forgive him, so there's no reason to forgive him at all? Why didn't I know this earlier, now I have to wait until the next playthrough to get the gesture!

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