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Patches the Spider

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Lecture Building 5453 Blood Echoes
Great One's Wisdom

Patches the Spider is a recurring non-player character in the Souls games (called Patches the Hyena and Trusty Patches in previous games), who makes an appearance as a Nightmare Apostle in Bloodborne.
He is voiced by William Vanderpuye, who also voiced Lautrec of Carim in Dark Souls as well as the Male Aged player voice in Bloodborne.

Patches the Spider, like all his Souls counterparts, is an NPC that promises the player character some form of treasure, only to betray them and put them in extreme peril. Once the Hunter escapes that peril (or dies), and confronts Patches, he will beg for forgiveness, and become a merchant.

" Remember: no matter the circumstances, there will always be people willing to push you down a hole."

Location

  • Patches can be first discovered after defeating Vicar Amelia and having entered the Forbidden Woods at least once. He will replace the regular inhabitant of any of the red-lantern windows in the Frontier or Yharnam. The quickest method to meet him is to simply use the Central Yharnam lampstand and speak at the window several paces away (if, however, you wish to meet this NPC for the first time after defeating Rom, seek the window formerly containting Young Yharnam Girl or the area beneath Healing Church Workshop in Cathedral Ward, which contains the only inhabitant who stays alive even after the Blood Moon appeared). Meeting him will prompt him to offer you the Tonsil stone, which unlocks the Lecture Hall, 1F if the Hunter allows themselves to be grabbed by the Lesser Amygdala above the door to Yahar'gul, the Unseen Village. Speaking to Patches again will get him to repeat his suggestion that you go to the right of the Grand Cathedral to discover something grand. Note that after the player zones out of wherever they spoke to Patches, he will be gone and the real inhabitant of the residence will return.
  • This character can then be found at Lecture Hall (1st floor) where you may talk to him through the door immediately outside the room with the lamp.
  • Then, in the Nightmare Frontier, Patches will set a trap by dropping coins and a glowing treasure above a poison pit. Approaching this will trigger a cutscene where a POV Patches will watch the Hunter from some grass, then scurry out and push them into the pit, laughing. (You can spot him on the rock wall above the item, and if you throw an object like a pebble at him he will fall to his death where only Great One's Wisdom will be dropped.)
  • Finally, you may have a face to face encounter with him in Lecture Building (1F). To find him, you must access from a ladder on the second floor, kill the giant with flaming hands and go down the ladder, he will we blocking the door of this room.

 


After this conversation, Patches will appear in some Chalice Dungeons and offer you the Consumables sold at the Bath Messenger, albeit at exorbitant prices. [1]

Dialogue

Behind a lantern( Any house w a resident will be temporarily replaced, see location information):

...Oh, a hunter of beasts, are you? Glory be. You know not the value you possess.

...But, more's the pity...

The hours of the night are many, and the beasts more than I can count. A veritable hunt unending!

Not even death offers solace, and the blood imbibes you. Ha, a most frightful fate, oh my.

But I'm willing to do you a kindness.

Step lightly round to the right of the great cathedral, and seek an ancient, shrouded church.

...The gift of the godhead will grant you strength...

Yes, I'm unquestionably certain, heheh...(gives Tonsil stone)

Talk again:

Not even death offers solace, and the blood imbibes you. Seek you the ancient, shrouded church hidden to the right of the main cathedral. ...The gift of the godhead will grant you strength...

 

Cutscene in the shrouded church:

Heh heh heh heh...Oh Amygdala, oh Amygdala...

Have mercy on the poor bastard...Hah hah hah!

 

Behind the door in Lecture Building 1F:

(laughs)

What a joy it is, to behold the divine.

It must be such a pleasure. You're in my debt, you know.

You're in nigh on a beast of the field, but here you are, treading a measure with the gods.

Talk again:

Heh heh...Are your feet as fat as your wits?

Oh, cease this dithering! Take the plunge! Throw yourself to the wolves!...Heh heh heh...

Talk again:

Hah hah hah! Don't dally, you lucky scamp! The gift of the godhead

cometh! Heh heh heh... yes... Ha hah!

When confronted from behind after being ambushed by him and killing Amygdala <Even if still alive he says this>:

Oh, this cannot be, you cannot be... No, you didn't... ...How did this come to pass?

Hmph! Now, wait just a moment... Do you think ill of me, me?

"No":

Indeed, I should think not! I shared with you a thing most secret. Now you're witness to a miracle, and all the stronger for it! You should appreciate it, if you've a grain of gratitude in you! Heh heh... yes, appreciate it! Hah hah hah!

"Of course I think ill of you!":

Oh, it pains me to hear it. You've made yourself a misreckoning. I shared with you a thing most secret. Now you're witness to a miracle, and all the stronger for it! It's plain as a pikestaff. Now, say in my heart, you were as a lamb to my God. Well, you weren't to know, and it wasn't for you to know. All's well, that ends well, I say. laughs

Either way he gives a Rune as a peace offering of sorts:

No matter. Such details are trifling. We're fast friends by now. Let this express what words cannot.*gives Anti-Clockwise Metamorphosis rune*Oh, doubt me not, sweet compeer. What is friendship, but a chance encounter? laughs

Ah, well met. My apologies, but I feel a profound thought occurring... On the good grace of a certain god, and the way he meted out his love. *laughs*

 

After killing Amygdala new dialogue appears:

Ahh, well met. This is a most pleasing encounter. You see, I must depart

erelong. My god is lost to me, so I must away to find another.

If the fates are kind, out paths may cross again. Sooner still, if you were

to take the leap... Heh heh heh... Hah hah hah!

Talk again:

Oh, think not of poor Amygdala. Upon that piteous bastard, you

bestowed salvation. Heh heh... All's well, that ends well... Heh heh heh...

Talk again:

Oh, think not of poor Amygdala. Upon that piteous bastard, you bestowed salvation.

Upon Dying:

Ergh, that was uncharitably done... That was uncharitably done, dear friend...

Encounter in Chalice Dungeons:

Aah! The sight of you is as balm to my eyes!

Truly, you are an indubitable, irrefutable friend!

And, my dear compeer, I vow once more to ease your burden!

Leave:

The time has come again I fear. But if the fates smile upon us, we'll soon meet again.

Farewell, dear friend.

Lore

  • Lore notes go here

 

Other Notes:

  • Random bug where Patches will commit suicide for no apparent reason. Selected "Not at all" dialogue option, exhausted his dialogue, opened door beside him, and then proceeded up the ladder. Once the top of the ladder was reached I received blood echoes. Went back down and Patches was gone and a Great One's Wisdom was in his place. A few stories have surfaced confirming glitch. No information on how or why it happens. (This happened to me selecting the other dialogue option, too. Although the Great One's Wisdom didn't appear in his place....)
  • Another random bug seems to occur when you enter the frontier before speaking to patches. (Needs comfirmation) When I first spoke to patches after entering the frontier, he "begged for my forgiveness" before I fell into the trap. (However I did receive the tonsil stone and spoke to him through the window of the first floor lecture building)
  • Male Aged Voice is the same voice as Patches.

 


  1. ^ http://www.twitch.tv/video_gamer555/b/643132983



    • 22 Dec 2016 03:54  

      First, the wiki says that patches disappearsif you kill amygdala after meeting him in person, but the dialogue section says that f a new dialogue appears if you speak to him after killing amygdala. DOES HE DISAPPEAR OR NOT?

      • I killed patches and he came back to life.29 Sep 2016 09:22  

        I was just doing my thing going through the nightmare frontier and ended up getting pushed off the cliff by patches, then I died. After I went back to where I was i noticed patches hanging off the cliff with his spider body thing, and being the stupid person I am, I got curious and decided to see what would happen if I threw a pebble at him, he fell to his death, The Great Ones Wisdom confirmed it. After a bit more of exploring I back track to the Lecture hall and find he is still behind the door. I have no idea what happened but I assumed that there was more than one patches.

        • Patches in the place under cathedral ward07 Sep 2016 19:27  

          On my way to get the cord from the abandoned workshop I went through the door on the very bottom of the floor(the one with the wolf). I knocked on a door and patches responded and gave me the tonsil stone. I'm if anyone knew this already but I didn't

          • Patches instead of messengers08 Aug 2016 23:13  

            So I went to dungeon 8i29rqz3, and instead of there being the bath messengers, patches was there instead. It would seem that once you befriend patches he replaces the bath messengers in dungeons, and his items don't cost anymore than buying it from the dungeon messengers.

            • Won't become a merchant05 Jul 2016 08:45  

              So, the first time I saw him he was in the lecture building after the ladder. Now he won't become a merchant. I've scoured the Nightmare Frontier and he's nowhere to be found.

              • more info.05 Jul 2016 08:45  

                in the nightmare frontier you can hit spider patches with a rock nocking him off the cliff. however this will kill patches. you can get his drop back in the lecture building also this will stop the cutscene from happening.

                • Found Patches 2.0 in one of my Chalice Dungeons.05 Jul 2016 08:45  

                  Here's a link to the quick stream I did to show what happened the first time I talked to him: http://www.twitch.tv/video_gamer555/b/643132983 <br/>Maybe there's more to him..... I'll keep an eye out.

                  • NG+05 Jul 2016 08:45  

                    Once you get to the upstairs lecture building, a trapdoor behind a giant executioner will open, in NG+, and you will be able to climb down and meet him face to face. He'll teach you the beg or life gesture and drops a great ones wisdom if killed, if spoken to beforehand he'll give you a Anti-Clockwise Metamorphosis Rune.

                    • Kill patches without him dying.05 Jul 2016 08:45  

                      In nightmare frontier: You can throw for example a throwing knife at him (I used poison throwing knife) and he falls to his death. Then you can loot him down in the poison water. He is still alive in Lecture hall.

                      • Patches answers all doors/windows05 Jul 2016 08:45  

                        I beat the game now doing a God Mode run. Im at lvl 175 just starting off, and Patches answers every door that every person. Im going to the churh to get snatched by Amyglada and see if that stops him from answering the doors

                        • Did this one out of order?05 Jul 2016 08:45  

                          So when I went through the lecture building 1f after talking to patches through the door, I never noticed the area where he pushes you into the pit so I missed that scene . I ended up beating amygdala and finding him via 2f lecture building, where he was apologizing (I had no idea what for). I accepted his apology. Now, at the endgame section, I went back to kill him before ng+ and he's no longer in that room. I was casually exploring nightmare frontier when I stumbled upon the pit scene and he pushed me in. Im wondering if a confrontation is possible at this point(?) because even though he appeared to push me in, he's no longer appearing in the lecture building . Also, when he pushed me in, his body was red, like a chalice dungeon enemy summoned by the bell maiden. Is this normal? I know there are a lot of theories about patches so I figured I'd throw it out there.

                          • misinfo05 Jul 2016 08:45  

                            This page is extremely incorrect. Spider in lecture hall isn't the same as the one that kicks you down the hole. Nightmare frontier spider is still alive despite my lecture hall spider being dead

                            • Location of where patches gave you Tonsil stone05 Jul 2016 08:45  

                              I first saw him was on central yharnam, just in front of the lamp. <br/>Can someone test this? <br/>I've been grab by Lesser Amygdala before this.

                              • Whoops05 Jul 2016 08:45  

                                I never got the tonsil stone nor got grabbed by an amygdala, so the first time I saw him was down the ladder with him blocking the door. I can't trigger the cutscene where he pushes me off so I'm just gonna try to shoot him

                                • ded but not dead05 Jul 2016 08:45  

                                  i saw him on the wall in the nightmare frontier, hit him to knock him down, he died. then i went to grab the item and still got the cutscene with him knocking me down into the poison.

                                  • Strange Glow05 Jul 2016 08:45  

                                    When you find patches in the school and walk up behind him a strange glow emits from your players body, it also happens with the guy in the rocking chair with the staff

                                    • Patches Lore05 Jul 2016 08:45  

                                      Patches wears a Gold Pendant around his neck, similar to those used by the Vicars of the Healing Church to remind themselves of their cautionary adage. Perhaps at one point he was a representative of the church, but some eldritch knowledge caused a transformation.

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