Unbreakable Patches

NPC
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.

 

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

      06 Jul 2019 16:41  

      Opening the Cathedral doors will triger Patches's appearance. No need to reload the area, just go the bridge after you open them.

      • Anonymous

        13 Jun 2019 18:14  

        Don't know if people already know this, but I just found out that doing co-op and killing a boss in another player's world, will trigger Patches' return to Firelink after you tell him where Greirat went (Lothric Castle). So you don't have to worry about running out of bosses in your own world.

        • Anonymous

          16 May 2019 18:54  

          bull sh*t storyline, i cannot find him at the place where he is supposed to spawn (i was at the rosarias bedchamber and got the bonfire, also defeated deacons of the deep,killed both of the giants. Does THESE small things have to do something with him not spawning? Because there are some people that did the same thing)

          • Anonymous

            14 May 2019 20:35  

            Anyone notice how he only ever kicks you when he’s (spoilers but if you don’t know this for a game this old I’ll be surprised) Lapp

            • Anonymous

              04 May 2019 10:28  

              This thing said if seeigward dies (which he did in my play through) patches wont come. But here i am. Locked in the tower by our very own loving friendly neighborhood patches.

              • Anonymous

                20 Mar 2019 22:45  

                There is false information in here. You CAN still do Patches' bridge trick even AFTER you have killed Deacons of the Deep. I literally just did it. You DO have to make sure you open the door for him though.

                • Anonymous

                  10 Mar 2019 23:52  

                  Anyone notice how he sells two shotels? Reminds me of a certain deceptive knight of favor in dark souls one

                  • Anonymous

                    08 Mar 2019 04:16  

                    He won't move from the cathedral, I got to Rosaria after getting through the catacombs, Siegward is alive, and I haven't released Grierat, any way to make him move?

                    • Anonymous

                      24 Feb 2019 17:38  

                      Why Patches can't save Greirat without Catarina armor? Like, "Greirat must not know that I care about him, so I'll disguise myself as Onion Bro". Wtf?

                      • Anonymous

                        03 Feb 2019 15:44  

                        I remember triggering the specific dialogue where he asks for forgiveness IN the cathedral. Is that true or do I have a false memory of this?

                        • Anonymous

                          14 Jan 2019 06:53  

                          A friend is having issues getting him to give the dialog of asking where Greirat is when he's sent to Irithyll. Any advice?

                          • Anonymous

                            01 Jan 2019 10:22  

                            If you kill Greirat, he turns hostile, telling you to rot in hell. I only know cuz I just experienced that.

                            • 18 Nov 2018 23:03  

                              Hmmm. He never showed up in the Cathedral. Later, when I entered the tower, he was there to trap me. Wasted him right after that in the Shrine. No Greirat story, obviously. Curious to see how that'll affect things...

                              • Anonymous

                                01 Nov 2018 04:09  

                                I reached both Cathedral of the Deep and Firelink Shrine (tower key) and Patches is nowhere to be found. I have no idea why.

                                • Anonymous

                                  15 Oct 2018 07:40  

                                  Some guy edited the page to be of "The Legend 27" instead of Patches. My amusement is equivalent to a nasal exhale.

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