After a long wait, the Elden Ring is finally getting its official release this month. It’s a dream collaboration between From Software and George RR Martin, who had a hand in writing the game and helping the world with world-building. There are some familiar faces along with the Souls games returning from the familiar mechanics of tons. Here’s where to find Patches in Elden Ring.
Patches are a recurring character in the Soulsborne games. You may recognize him as Patches the Hymn from Demon’s Souls, or as Creepy Patches as the Spider in Bloodborne. He’s back in this game as well, and he’s just as mishievous as ever.
Elden Ring in Finding Patches
- Once you’re in Limgrave and have access to the open-world, head northwest, past the Gatefront Ruins Site of Grace.
- There are cliffs between a small stream for you to look for, and you’ll find a dungeon called Murkwater Cave.
We’ve included a screenshot down to the exact location of the map.
- Clear the dungeon and traverse the mist, then open the chest in the middle of the arena to trigger a boss fight.
Patches are armed with a greatshield and a halberd, giving him greater defense and reach. However, he also has a pretty low HP, so just keep an eye on your distance and wait for him to get close to his combo.
- Do or don’t kill patches, the choice is yours.
Once you’ve shaved off more than half his HP, Patches will kneel down and surrender. Stop attacking him, and wait for the Enemy Felled Prompt to show up. You can also choose to kill him if you wish, as you can gain access to the items he’d sell with a Bell Bearing item. We’ve explained this further below.
- Patches with Speak Unlock him as a merchant.
After the fight, you’ll need to teleport to another site of Grace and then come back, as he needs a bit of time to set up shop.
After this encounter, you will be able to return to the Murkwater Cave at any time with Patches from Purchase Items. He has a cookbook for sale, as well as a useful Margit’s Shackle item, which will come in handy for another boss fight.
Later on, Patches will set up camp at the Scenic Isle Site of Grace in the southern parts of Liurnia’s Swamp and will give you a hint about an enemy you will find in academia… or not, this is Patches, after all.
After that, Patches moves to the inside of the Volcano Manor, found in Mt. Glemir.
Patches Second Meeting – Murkwater Cave in The Treasure Chest
If you let Patches live, he’ll mention another treasure chest in the cave that holds valuable loot. By opening it, you’ll be triggered by a transportation trap and you’ll find yourself surrounded by the middle of the Mistwood.
You can’t travel fast, so instead of calling torrent and make your way to a site of Grace, remove the debuff applied to you. After this, you can talk to the next one at either the Murkwater Cave or the Scenic Isle Site of Grace.
What to Do With Patches’ Bell Bearing If You Kill Him
If You Do Kill Patches In The Elden Ring, He’ll Drop Some Leather Armor And A Spear, As Well As Patches’ Bell Bearing.
Once you’ve got access to the Roundtable Hold, go and speak to Twin Maidens here and over the Bell Bearing. This would then enable you to sell all the items that you would have killed.
That’s all you need to know about where to find Patches in Elden Ring. Be sure to search Twinfinite or check our guide for more tips and information on the game.