Elden Ring Patches NPC Location & Items List

My Elden Ring Patches Location guide lists how to find infamous NPC called Patches in the game and the list of items you can buy from him.

You know what they say about a FromSoftware game. It’s only good if it has three things in it; Moonlight Greatsword, tough fights with bosses, and the most lovable NPC ‘Patches’. Ever since Elden Ring’s release on February 21, 2022, players have tried to find Patches’ location. Some succeeded, others failed, but there is still much more yet to be found out about the most annoying yet infamous NPC called Patches.

Elden Ring Patches Location Summary

Patches is a deceptive boss in Elden Ring, more skilled at manipulation than combat. Here’s how to encounter and interact with him:

  1. Find Patches in Murkwater Cave after defeating Bloody Finger Nerijus outside. Forgiving Patches opens Patches Emporium; revisit for a chest leading to Mistwood Outskirts.

  2. Survive three bears in Mistwood Outskirts to prompt Patches to move.

  3. On Scenic Isle at night, Patches offers a Volcano Manor shortcut via the Iron Virgin at Raya Lucaria Academy. Get caught by her for access.

  4. At Volcano Manor, complete tasks for Tanith, meet Patches, get the Serpentbone Blade.

  5. Patches tasks you to assassinate The Great Horned Tragoth. Defeat it in Ruin-Strewn Precipice to get the Magma Whip Candlestick.

  6. After defeating the Rykard Boss, Patches relocates but remains elusive.

Patches offers various items for sale, including Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot, Fan Daggers, Margit’s Shackle, and more.

Who Are Patches 

Patches is a boss, NPC, and a merchant that you will find in Elden Ring. He is the most recurring character in Fromsoftware games and he is notorious for playing the part of a betrayer or a liar. You can find him in the Murkwater Cave and he is an optional boss so you do not need to defeat him in order to progress in Elden Ring.

When you battle him and he reaches low health, he will offer to surrender. If you accept his surrender, he will then open up a small shop in Murkwater Cave. You can also have him as an NPC summon battle Starscourge Radahn. Since he is weak to lightning you can use Lightning Attacks to deal critical damage to him.

Patches Location 

Patches Elden Ring
Patches boss fight

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Patches always try to get the better of us despite knowing he can’t beat us and that’s why he’s one of the most fascinating characters across the franchise. Now, Patches’ character is at a stage where the thought of having a game without him in it sounds incomplete. Lastly, here are the locations that I would recommend:

  1. Murkwater Cave in Limgrave: Your first encounter with Patches happens here. Before entering, you might face an invasion by Bloody Finger Nerijus. Inside, after dealing with weaker enemies and reaching a certain chest, Patches appears. If you reduce his health to 50% without killing him, he surrenders, offering a chance to dialogue instead of continuing the fight.

    Bloody Finger Nerijus fighting
    Bloody Finger Nerijus
  2. Mistwood Outskirts: After the encounter, Patches can either be killed or forgiven. Forgiving him turns him into a merchant at Patches’ Emporium, where he later tricks you into a transporter trap leading to an encounter with three giant bears at Mistwood Outskirts.

    Mistwood Outskirts and fight against the bears
    Mistwood Outskirts
  3. Scenic Isle: Patches can be found sitting by a bonfire on Scenic Isle, south of Liurnia of the Lakes.

    Patches in scenic isle in elden ring
    Patches Sitting by a bonfire

    He offers advice and a shortcut to Volcano Manor via a peculiar method involving getting caught by an Iron Virgin at the Academy of Raya Lucaria.

    let it catch you
    Iron Virgin

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Volcano Manor

The notorious Volcano Manor
Volcano Manor

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  • Speak to Tanith, the proprietress of Volcano Manor, who invites you to join the fight against the Erdtree.
  • Accept her invitation and receive the keys to the drawing-room.
  • Inside, find Patches sitting and receive tasks to assassinate two NPCs.
  • After completing the tasks, receive the Serpentbone Blade as a reward.
    Great Horned Tragoth Elden Ring Patches
    Great Horned Tragoth

Assassination of The Great Horned Tragoth:

  • Return to Patches, who requests you to assassinate The Great Horned Tragoth.
  • Travel to Ruin-Strewn Precipice to face Magma Wyrm Makar.
  • After defeating Magma Wyrm Makar, encounter The Great Horned Tragoth, a formidable enemy.
  • Defeat The Great Horned Tragoth to obtain the Bull-Goat Armor set, known for its high poise.
  • Return to Patches for a reward, after which he mentions moving to a different location.
Magma Wyrm Makar in Elden Ring Patches
Magma Wyrm Makar

What do Patches Sell?

Here is everything Patches sells in Patches’ Emporium.

  • Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot- A consumable that boosts rune acquisition for a time. Sold for 600 Runes.           
  • Fan Daggers- A consumable that throws fanned-out knives at enemies to inflict damage. Sold for 160 Runes.
  • Margit’s Shackle-A reusable item that briefly binds Margit, once imprisoned to earth. Sold for 5000 Runes.
Elden Ring Patches Margit's Shackles
Margit’s Shackles
  • Grace Mimic- A consumable that lights the path, but without order. It is sold for 100 Runes.          
  • Glass Shard-Worthless consumable. Sold for 100 Runes.              
  • Parrying Dagger- Dagger which is sold for 1600 Runes.  
  • Missionary’s Cookbook (2)- Expands crafting repertoire and is sold for 800 Runes.      
  • Stonesword Key- Used to break one Imp statue Seal and is sold for 5000 Runes.
Elden Ring Patches Stonesword Key
Stonesword Key
  • Festering Bloody Finger- A consumable to invade other players’ worlds. It is sold for 1000 Runes.  
  • Furlcalling Finger Remedy- A consumable for co-op and hostile summoning signs. It is sold for 1000 Runes.               
  • Great Arrow- Arrow that is sold for 300 Runes.  
  • Ballista Bolt- A Greatbolt that is sold for 300 Runes.
  • Horse Crest Wooden Shield– Medium Shield that is sold for 1000 Runes.
  • Sacrificial Twig- Lost on death in place of runes and is sold for 5000 Runes.

Horse Crest Wooden Shield Elden Ring PatchesHorse Crest Wooden Shield

And that is all you need to know about Patches The Untethered. Let me know if this guide was useful. Consider dropping a comment to give feedback. Let me know if I’ve missed anything about Patches Locations in Elden Ring. 

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