Trusty Patches

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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 about priests.


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, and 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 iconEye of Death 3,000
item divine blessing iconDivine Blessing 20,000
item prism stone iconPrism Stone 10
item humanity iconHumanity 10,000
item twin humanities iconTwin Humanities 20,000
HealHeal 5,000
Great Heal ExcerptGreat Heal Excerpt 10,000
crescent axeCrescent Axe 10,000
maceMace 3,000
canvas talismanCanvas Talisman 1,000
thorolund talismanThorolund Talisman 5,000


mask of the fatherMask of the Father 8,000
mask of the motherMask of the Mother 8,000
mask of the childMask of the Child 8,000
cleric helmCleric Helm 5,000
cleric armorCleric Armor 7,000
cleric gauntletsCleric Gauntlets 5,000
cleric leggingsCleric 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 in the series.
  • He carried the moniker "The Hyena" in DeS, "Trusty" in DS1, "The Spider" in Bloodborne, "Unbreakable" in DS3, "The Good Luck" in Armored Core: for answer and "Untethered" in Elden Ring.
  • In DS2, Patches' character was replaced by "Mild Mannered Pate", who fulfilled the same treacherous archetype.
  • The original inspiration for Patches seems to be an unnamed character in an old FromSoftware game titled Shadow Tower: Abyss, in which said character betrays you with a trapped chest, pretends to be your friend and then betrays you again by activating a trap that launches you lower.


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