Patches, the Hyena
Patches is a scoundrel who enjoys setting traps for unsuspecting travelers, often using their greed against them to lure them to their demise and loot their corpse. If players resist the temptation to kill Patches in revenge for trapping them, he will return to the Nexus where he is a useful merchant.

Found in

Tendency Events

  • If you obtain Pure Black World Tendency in 4-2 before encountering Patches, he will not reappear for that play through.


  • Only acts as a vendor when in the Nexus after you've found him elsewhere in the world.
  • Uses a Short Spear and Adjudicator's Shield.
  • If you kill him for Mephistopheles, she will reward you with a Colorless Demon's Soul.
  • Drops the Thief's Ring if killed.
  • If you found Patches in 2-2 and he appeared in the Nexus, killing the Adjudicator will cause him to leave. You must find him in 4-2 and complete the event in order to have him return to the Nexus.
  • Occasionally after having Patches return to the Nexus and become a vendor after the events in 2-2 and 4-2, he can no longer be found there. If this happens you must talk to him in 2-2 or 4-2 at his usual location to get him to reappear once again in the Nexus. The world you can find him in is the one you didn't first meet him in, i.e. if you first encountered him in 2-2, then talk to him in 4-2 to trigger his reappearance.
  • At high NG (roughly from the 9th or 10th onwards, depending on world tendency) the explosion of the bug during the world 2-2 event will kill Patches. To avoid this and be able to use him as a vendor, you can kill the bug and quit the game asap. Meaning: once the death blow has been dealt, and before the explosion. Once you reload your game, patches will still be there, although his "side quest" not finished. To finish the side quest, pickup the ring of flame resistance, then talk to Patches.
  • Some of his items will only be available for sale after defeating Archdemons.
patches the hyena

Unlockable Items

Item Cost Amount Availability
Sticky White Stuff 5000 unlimited Available after killing two Archdemons
Cat's Ring 40000 1 Available after killing two Archdemons
New Moon Grass 5000 unlimited Available after killing three Archdemons
White Arrow 500 30 Available after killing three Archdemons
Dark Moon Grass 10000 5 Available after killing four Archdemons
Stone of Ephemeral Eyes 50000 3 Available after killing four Archdemons

Vendor Information



Item Cost
Heavy Bolt 40
Heavy Arrow 30
White Arrow* 500 (30 only)


Item Cost
Half Moon Grass 300
Late Moon Grass 500
Full Moon Grass 1000
New Moon Grass* 5000
Dark Moon Grass* 10000 (5 only)
Fresh Spice 800
Shard of Archstone 5000
Sticky White Stuff* 5000
Stone of Ephemeral Eyes* Varies (50000 Max) (3 only)


Item Cost
Cat's Ring* 40000
Fragrant Ring 60000

Possible glitch

Completing World 2-1 and then World 4-1 without encountering Patches in World 2-2 first may cause him to disappear from the game until New Game +. This is not linked to the Black World Tendency Event above, although it may be a White World Tendency Event (as it is noted to have occured during the October 2010 White World Tendency Event). However, it may also be a glitch, because the disappearances of Graverobber Blige and Saint Urbain from their positions in World 4-2, as well as the continuous re-spawning of the Black Phantom in Saint Urbain's pit in 4-2, may also be related to this situation.


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