Patches, the Hyena

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Original PS3

General Information[edit]

Patches is a scoundrel who enjoys setting traps for unsuspecting travelers, often using their greed against them to lure them to their demise and loot their corpse. If players resist the temptation to kill Patches in revenge for trapping them, he will return to the Nexus where he is a useful merchant.


Stonefang Tunnel

  • World 2-2 where he "convinces" you to go get some treasure

Shrine of Storms

  • World 4-2 where he "convinces" you to explore a hole

Unlockeable to the Nexus after you encounter him in an Archstone.


Vitality Intelligence Endurance Strength Dexterity Magic Faith Luck
13 10 21 20 29 7 8 22

Note - This information was captured directly from the game data. Please note that the stat levels often to not correlate to actual health or performance levels as they would the player due to special effects applied in the background.



Right Hand 1 Right Hand 2 Left Hand 1 Left Hand 2
Short Spear +10 Short Bow Adjudicator's Shield -


Helmet Armor Gauntlets Leggings
- Black Leather Black Gloves Black Boots


Arrow Type Arrow Number Bolt Type Bolt Number
Rotten Arrow 99 - 0

Ring and Spells[edit]

Ring 1 -
Spell 1 -
Spell 2 -
Spell 3 -
Spell 4 -
Spell 5 -


Item Slot Name Quantity
Slot 1 - 0
Slot 2 - 0
Slot 3 - 0

Special Effect Multipliers[edit]

Special Effect Multipliers are blanket multipliers that are applied to NPCs, including Black Phantoms. For example, if the HP multiplier is "x2", the NPC will have twice the health that the player would have if they had identical stats and equipment. The NPC's attack multipliers are applied before the damage is affected by the player's defenses and resistances. Damage received by the NPC is slightly more complicated. When the player does damage to the NPC, the raw damage is put into a formula and computed against the NPC's resistances. These resistances are multiplied by the values in the Physical/Magic/Fire Defense columns before calculation. After the remaining damage is reduced by resistances, it is then multiplied by the Damage reduction multipliers in the Physical/Magic/Fire Reduction columns. The output damage remaining is the dealt to the NPC.


HP MP Equip Load Stamina Recovery Stamina Damage
- - - - -


Physical Attack Magic Attack Fire Attack
- - -

Damage Reduction and Resistance[edit]

Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Physical Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense
- - - - - -

Effect Resistance[edit]

Poison Resistance Plague Resistance Bleed Resistance
- - -

NG+ Multipliers[edit]

  • NG+ Multipliers are the factors by which an NPC's Special Effect Multipliers are adjusted when entering NG+.
  • In NG+, each NPC and stat has a unique adjustment. These values are shown below
  • In NG++, all stats are adjusted increased by 7% from the NG+ values.
  • In NG+++, all stats are adjusted increased by 10% from the NG+ values.
  • In NG++++, all stats are adjusted increased by 14% from the NG+ values.
  • In NG+++++, all stats are adjusted increased by 19% from the NG+ values.


Form HP MP Stamina Stamina Damage Souls
Stonefang Tunnel x1.95 x1.5 x1.82 x1.93 x4
Shrine of Storms x2.15 x1.5 x2.35 x2.03 x4


Form Physical Attack Magic Attack Fire Attack
Stonefang Tunnel x1.85 x1.85 x1.85
Shrine of Storms x2.1 x2.1 x2.1

Damage Reduction and Resistance[edit]

Form Physical Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense
Stonefang Tunnel x1.5 x1.5 x1.5
Shrine of Storms x1.6 x1.6 x1.6

Tendency Events[edit]

If you obtain Pure Black World Tendency in 4-2 before encountering Patches, he will not reappear for that play through.


  • Only acts as a vendor when in the Nexus after you've found him elsewhere in the world.
  • Uses a Short Spear and Adjudicator's Shield.
  • If you kill him for Mephistopheles , she will reward you with a Colorless Demon's Soul.
  • Drops the Thief's Ring if killed.
  • If you found Patches in 2-2 and he appeared in the Nexus, killing the Adjudicator will cause him to leave.
  • You must find him in 4-2 and complete the event in order to have him return to the Nexus.
  • Occasionally after having Patches return to the Nexus and become a vendor after the events in 2-2 and 4-2, he can no longer be found there.
  • If this happens you must talk to him in 2-2 or 4-2 at his usual location to get him to reappear once again in the Nexus.
  • The world you can find him in is the one you didn't first meet him in, i.e. if you first encountered him in 2-2, then talk to him in 4-2 to trigger his reappearance.
  • At high NG (roughly from the 9th or 10th onwards, depending on world tendency) the explosion of the Bearbug during the World 2-2 event will kill Patches.
  • To avoid this and be able to use him as a vendor, you can kill the bug and quit the game asap. Meaning: once the death blow has been dealt, and before the explosion. Once you reload your game, patches will still be there, although his "side quest" not finished. To finish the side quest, pickup the ring of flame resistance, then talk to Patches.
  • Some of his items will only be available for sale after defeating Archdemons.

Unlockable Items[edit]

Item Cost Amount Availability
Sticky White Stuff 5000 Unlimited Available after killing 2 Archdemons
Cat's Ring 40000 1 Available after killing 2 Archdemons
New Moon Grass 5000 Unlimited Available after killing 3 Archdemons
White Arrow 500 30 Available after killing 3 Archdemons
Dark Moon Grass 10000 5 Available after killing 4 Archdemons
Stone of Ephemeral Eyes 50000 3 Available after killing 4 Archdemons



Item Price
Heavy Bolt 40
Heavy Arrow 30
White Arrow 500
(30 only)


Item Price
Half Moon Grass 300
Late Moon Grass 500
Full Moon Grass 1000
New Moon Grass 5000
Dark Moon Grass 10000 (5 only)
Fresh Spice 800
Shard of Archstone 5000
Sticky White Stuff 5000
Stone of Ephemeral Eyes Varies (50000 Max) (3 only)


Item Price
Cat's Ring 40000
Fragrant Ring 60000

Possible Glitch[edit]

Completing World 2-1 and then World 4-1 without encountering Patches in World 2-2 first may cause him to disappear from the game until New Game +. This is not linked to the Black World Tendency Events above, although it may be a White World Tendency Events (as it is noted to have occurred during the October 2010 White World Tendency Events). However, it may also be a glitch, because the disappearances of Graverobber Blige and Saint Urbain from their positions in World 4-2, as well as the continuous re-spawning of the Black Phantom in Saint Urbain's pit in 4-2, may also be related to this situation.


All dialogue text is © Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Stonefang Tunnel, 2-2
If it's your first encounter with him
Oh, you're not mad like the rest, are you?
Well, what jolly travelling companions are we? Pleased to meet you; call me Patches.
Oh, see that treasure over there? Go on and take it! My gift to you, just to show that we're friends.
Phew, I'm glad to meet you. These soul starved imbeciles will drive you mad.
If you met him before
Oh, hello again.
Hey, don't turn a cold shoulder. I didn't mean to do you wrong, really!
O, I have an idea! That treasure over there should be mine, but I'll let YOU have it!
I promise, no tricks! I won't move a muscle until the treasure's safely in your hands.
You can trust me… can't you? I'm just trying to do right and make amends here, hmm?
What's the matter? You're too good for treasure?
If you take item
Oh, oh!! Who'd have thought it? Bearbugs!
My apologies, it's just not your day.
As promised, the treasure is all yours.
If you survive, that is!
Good luck to you!
After escape (not killing bearbug)
You… How did you do that? I really didn't attempt to fool you. It was just bad luck.
And besides, you're safe and sound, right? Worry not, worry not.
Here it is, your little treasure, safe and sound. Go on. Take it, take it! Heh heh heh heh.
After Escape (killing bearbug)
You… How did you do that? Worry not, the treasure is all yours!
Tough luck with the Bearbugs, but you certainly showed them, didn't you?
Here it is, the treasure, safe and sound. Go on. Take it, take it! Heh heh heh heh.
Heh heh heh. You're simply unlucky. Worry not.
Stay by me, and my luck'll rub off on you soon enough!
If you kill bearbug instead of taking treasure
You… How did you do that?
Shrine of Storms, 4-2
If it's your first encounter with him
Oh! the Demons haven't got to you, have they? I'm in luck.
You see that pit? It's filled with treasure, but, er I can't get to it myself.
Go on, have a look! It's more riches than I've ever dreamed of!
That's it, that pit just there. Go on, get a little closer.
If you met him before
Oh, hello again.
Hey, don't turn a cold shoulder. I didn't mean to do you wrong, really!
C'mon now, we've got better things to fret about!
That pit there is filled with treasure, but, er I can't get to it myself.
Go on, have a look! It's more riches than I've ever dreamed of!
That's it, that pit just there. Go on, get a little closer.
What's keeping you? Have a look at that treasure, down in the pit.
Then we'll work out a way to fish it out. Heh heh heh heh.
If you look
Heh heh, don't hold it against me, eh?
Take your time starving to death; then I'll sell every last trinket off your corpse!
Keh heh heh heh!
After escaping 4-2 cavity
Hey look, I'm really sorry, I didn't mean what I said. I mean, a man's got to make a living, right?
Here, look I can make up for it. There aren't many humans like us. We need to stick together!
I know! Here, take this, as a token of my friendship. You've seen one of these before, surely?
Heh heh heh.
C'mon, let's be friends, what do you say! No need to drag each other down.
Nexus, after encountering him in any world
Well, I remember you.
I'm glad I found you. I've found some really nice trinkets.
Well, we've been long acquainted, so I'm willing to part with them at a special price, but only if you buy today!
Nothing here is stolen, I swear.
I no longer partake in the whole corpse-robbing thing.
Yeah… No, I'm completely free from my vice.
My old Mother would be proud indeed!
Aren't you proud of me too?
I've not seen YOU of late.
Heh heh heh, have I got some stuff for you!
No, no, don't mention it! It's the least I can do for a dear friend!
But do pay for them.
Nexus, after rescuing Urbain
You see that priest and his disciples over there?
They still don't trust me after that little incident behind the altar.
Shouldn't they believe in forgiving and forgetting and all that?
Well, I have news for them. Praying has not put food in my mouth, nor anyone else's.
Nexus, after beating 2 Archdemons
I have bad news.
There's a rumour that the silent chief Yurt has infiltrated Boletaria.
Yurt's a mercenary; he'd kill his own kin for the right price.
Now, I'm not a saint, but compared to Yurt I'm as saintly as they come.
So I implore you to stay away from Yurt, the assassin in black.
Nexus, after beating 3 Archdemons
No no, don't mention it, it's the least I can do for a dear friend. But do pay for them!
Did you ever visit the Valley of Defilement?
The bog there is filled with the corpses of honourable knights too foolish to stay out of harm's way.
You may have heard of some of them.
Vito the Moonlight Knight, Risaia of Istarel, and many, many more.
I reckon they left behind some fine armour and weapons.
Why not have a visit… see what you can find?
Leaving without shopping
Well, do as you please, but you may yet regret refusing my offer.
Well, do as you please, but don't come a-crying when it works not.
Fine, fine, fine, I cannot make you.
Though I know you'll come back soon.
Leaving while talking
Hey, where are you off to?
When attacked
You slimy little wretch! What did I ever do to you?

Voiced by: Will Vanderpuye