"Trusty" Patches

Trusty Patches - Dark Souls Remastered


Patches the Hyena (Trusty Patches) is a Character in Dark Souls.

Have you heard of...Trusty Patches? If ever a man has rubbed me up the wrong way! If he ever comes around again, I swear, I'll have his hide! - Knight Lautrec of Carim

Patches returns with his deceiving ways to trick you into losing your life and treasures, but will eventually sell you some good cleric gear and other useful items.
He is quite notable for having a strong distaste for clerics, And his counterpart in demon's souls had felt the same way for priests. In no way is this a way to connect the games, Just a nod towards its predecessor. 


The Catacombs
If you venture down to the Catacombs before Reah and her company, Patches will appear in front of the lever for the second spiked bridge, close to the hidden bonfire. He will also be in the Catacombs if you have attacked or killed Petrus, or any of Reah's companions. When you cross the bridge he'll pull the lever, making it impossible for you to cross the bridge again, or you'll fall off if you haven't fully crossed it. He only does this once so you don't have to kill him in order to proceed.

  • If you talk to him before crossing the bridge, he will still trigger the bridge while you are on it. Answer his cleric question with "No" to avoid him getting hostile later.
  • Go back and talk to him after the incident, and he'll ask if it caused you any trouble. Answer "Yes", and he will bribe you with one Humanity item.
  • If you didn't talk to him before the bridge incident, he will play innocent and bribe you with a Soul of a Lost Undead when you confront him. He will not ask if you are a cleric either.
  • Patches will change location to the Tomb of Giants after you finish off Pinwheel in the Catacombs.

Tomb of Giants
He appears soon after the first bonfire you encounter. He will talk to you and push you down a hole.
Getting pushed into the hole in the Tomb of Giants is actually favorable to you, as that is where you get the Skull Lantern, and meet Reah, so forgive poor patches and praise the sun that you have an item that makes it easier to see more than a foot in front of you.

  • If it's your first encounter with him, or if he bribed you with a soul in the Catacombs, he'll ask if you're a cleric before kicking you down. Answer "No" to avoid his hostility when you get back out of the pit.
  • If you walk straight past him to the ledge he will still kick you down. When you get back out of the pit he'll ask if you are cleric, if you say yes he will become hostile, so answer "No".
  • If you already met him in the Catacombs, and he asked for forgiveness, the events are much the same, but he won't ask the cleric question since he already did that in the first encounter.
  • When you climb back out of the pit, go talk to him and he'll ask for your forgiveness. If you choose not to forgive him he will bribe you with a Twin Humanities, and will begin to laugh.
  • Proceed through the level and kill Nito to make him appear in Firelink Shrine as a merchant.

Firelink Shrine
Proceed to defeat Nito after obtaining the Lordvessel, and Patches will change his location to the Firelink Shrine (near the Primordial Serpent towards the graveyard,) where he will sell you a variety of useful items (see shop below.)




Image & Name Cost (souls)


Eye of Death 3,000
Divine Blessing 20,000
Prism Stone 10
Humanity 10,000
Twin Humanities 20,000
Heal 5,000
Great Heal Excerpt 10,000
Crescent Axe 10,000
Mace 3,000
Canvas Talisman 1,000
Thorolund Talisman 5,000


Mask of the Father 8,000
Mask of the Mother 8,000
Mask of the Child 8,000
Cleric Helm 5,000
Cleric Armor 7,000
Cleric Gauntlets 5,000
Cleric Leggings 5,000



  • Possible Glitch: After Patches asks if you forgive him for kicking you down the hole, if you forgive him and immediately kill him, he'll still appear at Firelink and offer to sell you stuff. Patches might be a bit bugged in general, people have reported that they had to go back down to Tomb of Giants and kill him to make him show up as a merchant. (Doesn't appear after killed. Confirmed.
  • Bug: After defeating Nito and returning to the Tomb of the Giants,in the same spot he throws you off into a pit, items are dropped. They can be picked up and will be the items he drops after death, it is unknown the way of which he died and if you return to Firelink you will not find him.
  • Bug: If you kick Patches down into the hole with the "treasure" before going over to the ledge, the cut scene will still occur if attempted and Patches will respawn back up top.


Character Info



  • Patches is a recurring character of the series.
  • He carried the moniker "The Hyena" in DeS, "Trusty" in DS1, "The Spider" in Bloodborne, "Unbreakable" in DS3. 
  • In DS2, Patches' character was replaced by "Mild Mannered Pate", who fulfilled the same treacherous archetype.


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    • Anonymous

      26 Nov 2020 15:05  

      Though seeming like an Evil character, he seems to be the only NPC who had been Human, and had the will to remain sane in every From Software Soulsborne games.

      • Anonymous

        03 Oct 2020 15:38  

        I like how he laughs when he gives you the twin humanities because they were probably from Nico and Vince.

        • Anonymous

          07 Jun 2020 04:56  

          Pate doesn't really do anything similar to patches in dark souls 2. The only similarity the two share is light armor and using a spear.

          • Anonymous

            14 Apr 2020 17:41  

            I accidentally killed him without talking to him in the tomb of giant as soon as i saw him. Now I don't know if I cam meet reah or not

            • Anonymous

              27 Mar 2020 09:32  

              wtf happend? after i die with the giant skeletons when a reapered in the bonfire and climb the ladder he appear and started to attack me

              • Anonymous

                29 Jan 2020 15:12  

                I always kill him in all the soulsborne games , this piece of***** is just cancerous , especially kill him on sight in DS3 since you give his ashes to the Shrinemaiden and get all his store items.

                • Anonymous

                  06 Jan 2020 00:39  

                  I think that when they say that Patches is a bit bugged, they don't lie at all, I was in the tomb of giants, first time meeting him, I was talking to him but before he finished the lines a scheleton attacked us both and I died, when I came back to him he didn't ask any question just repeated the same retarded thing, so I triggered the cutscene and when I came back up he was hostile for no reason at all, welp, before reading this wiki I thought he was supposed to be only hostile lmao

                  • Anonymous

                    03 Jan 2020 06:11  

                    Okay so, I accidentally answered "No" to his second question after saying "No" to asking if I was a cleric. Does this effect me at all? What will be different? He gave me twin humanities.

                    • Anonymous

                      17 Jul 2019 14:13  

                      Anyone called Patches NEEDS to die a horrible death. Dark Souls 2 is best Dark Souls, simply because it has no Patches*****. XD

                      • Anonymous

                        22 May 2019 21:34  

                        sigh... lol does nobody realize that when the first flame gets re-ignited that everything gets remade. quite literally burns everything to make it anew thusly! there are return characters all the way from demon souls..... even if these return characters die when the fire is re-ignited they come back in a new form but still the same.

                        • 13 Mar 2019 19:39  

                          I haven't gone into the Tomb of Giants yet. When I went through the Catacombs he was not there for me at all. Even before I killed Pinwheel. Will he still be in the Tomb of Giants?

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