Patches is one of FromSoftware’s most infamous NPCs in all of their games. Players are once again being misled into his malicious plotline in the next Soulsborne game when he emerges in Elden Ring. We’ll show you where to find Patches’ location and how to fulfill his quest in Elden Ring Patch 1.04.
How to Complete Patches Quest After Elden Ring Patch 1.04
To begin, go to Murkwater Cave in Limgrave and open a chest there. Patches will appear behind you and fight you as soon as you interact with the chest in this cave. He’ll urge you to quit once you’ve hit him a few times and weakened his health bar. Patches will beg you to spare his life at this point. It’s up to you whether you kill him or let him live.
To Live or To Die, Patches?
If you don’t kill Patches after he begs for forgiveness, he will open a shop in Murkwater Cave where you can buy his wares. If you kill him, you’ll acquire his bell bearing, which you can deliver to the Twin Maiden Husks to gain entry to Patches’ shop. Margit’s Shackle is one of the most significant things in his shop, as it is required for the boss to fight against Margit at Stormveil Castle. For 5,000 Runes, he also sells a Stonesword Key that unlocks Imp Seal Statues.
Letting Patches Live
You can continue the Patches sidequest if you choose the “Forgive and forget” option and have spare Patches. He’ll advise you to go back to the cave, where he’ll set up a business.
Return to Murkwater Cave and inform him of the new chest that has appeared in the cave. This is a teleporter chest that transports you to Limgrave’s Mistwood Outskirts. Interact with the Site of Grace to re-enter the game and return to Murkwater Cave to speak with Patches.
After speaking with Patches, return to Liurnia’s Scenic Isle to visit him again. Talk to him about the Abductor Virgins and the Rya questline at the basement of the Academy of Raya Lucaria.
Patches can be found northwest of the first Site of Grace after you’ve reached Mt. Gelmir. Follow the glowing stones all the way to the cliff’s edge, which are glowing with rainbow colors. Patches will instruct you to look at the shimmering stones if you discover him hidden in a bus. If you do, Patches will throw you off the cliff and warn you to stay away from Volcano Manor in a cutscene. You will also find Diallos at Volcano Manor you can interact with him to start his quest too.
Return to Patches’ location and speak with him once more. He’ll apologize and advise you to stay away from Volcano Manor again and again.
Patches at Volcano Manor
When you arrive at Volcano Manor, speak with Tanith to begin Tanith’s questline and become a member of the Volcano Manor. Patches can be found near the Volcano Manor’s entrance in the Volcano Manor. At the Volcano Manor, he’ll sell you more items and give you the chance to learn more about him.
After completing the Volcano Manor assassination, Patches will send you a letter with an assassination request from the wicked man himself. At the Ruin-Strewn Precipice, he wants you to assassinate Great Horned Tragoth.
Return to Patches at the Volcano Manor once you’ve conducted the assassination to inform him that you’ve completed the mission. When you inquire about the reward for completing his request, he will give you a Magma Whip Candlestick. After you’ve murdered Lord of Blasphemy Rykard, speak with Patches again so he can bid you farewell.
After completing the Tanith questline and killing Rykard, you can rejoin Patches at the Shaded Castle, immediately before the Elemer of the Briar boss area. He will give you the Dancer’s Castanets once you discover him, which you can gift to Tanith (who is in Rykard’s chamber).
Where to find Patches after Update 1.04
Getting the Dancer’s Castanets was the last item you could do using Patches before April 19. Patches location and questline have been changed following Elden Ring update patch 1.04.
Return to Murkwater Cave to visit Patches once more. Enter the chamber where he was at the start of the quest. The veiled mist will be present once more, just as it was when you first saw him. Go back to the beginning of the questline and interact with the same chest. Patches will fall to the ground and try to battle you once more.
Except for this time, he’ll know you and come to a halt. He’ll instead do the Patches’ Crouch gesture. Patches will be present with his shop open if you return to Murkwater Cave after this interaction.