Elden Ring Patches

Patches Boss Guide: How to Beat Patches in Elden Ring

Recommended Videos

Veterans of FromSoftware’s Soulsborne games might be delighted to find the appearance of recurring character Patches in Elden Ring.  Patches is a treacherous opportunist, and in many ways, a very fitting character for the templates set by these games.  His latest appearance in Elden Ring can be surprising, showing up in the Murkwater Cave to ambush you if you open the chest in the middle of the mini-dungeon.  He quickly challenges you to a fight, and if you’re not careful, you’ll be another one of his victims.  Read on for our guide on How to Beat Patches in Elden Ring! 

Patches Boss Guide: How to Beat Patches in Elden Ring

Elden-Ring-Patches-Location

Patches is a human character whose attacks are rather heavy and easily telegraphed, and he can be cut down with the Reduvia weapon you find from defeating Nerijus just outside.  He is highly susceptible to the Blood Loss this weapon can inflict and leaves himself open to barrages when he attacks either with his spear or unleashes his poison attack.  Either of these attacks gives you plenty of warning, him visibly winding up, so you can dodge roll or outright run around to his exposed back and attack, or backstab, depending on your weapons.  He has a tower shield, although he is still vulnerable to chip damage from magic even at a distance, he does plenty of work for you in lowering his guard.

Apply any of these suggestions and you’ll make quick work of Patches, and reap quite a few rewards including a Spear+7, his Bell Bearing, and a set of Leather Armor.  If you listen to the cues he gives you, when you get close to winning the fight he will also potentially yield to you.  But given his track record in previous games, it’s ultimately your call as to whether you want to trust him.

This concludes our guide on How to Beat Patches in Elden Ring!  Be sure to check out our review on this stellar game, and our many guides on other bosses like the Mad Pumpkin Head, or where to fill out your World Map!  Elden Ring is out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, and Series X|S!


Attack of the Fanboy is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Coin Master Free Spins – Daily Links for Free Coins (May 2024)
Read Article All Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Mystery Gift Codes
Read Article Ultimate Fortnite 2v2 Map Codes List – Zone Wars, Box Fight, and More
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Mandalorian
Read Article How to Complete No-Kill Missions in Rise of the Ronin
Protagonist carrying non-lethal weapons in Rise of the Ronin
Read Article How to Farm Silver Coins in Rise of the Ronin
Spending Silver Coins to Buy Treatises from Usugumo Dayu
Related Content
Read Article Coin Master Free Spins – Daily Links for Free Coins (May 2024)
Read Article All Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Mystery Gift Codes
Read Article Ultimate Fortnite 2v2 Map Codes List – Zone Wars, Box Fight, and More
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Mandalorian
Read Article How to Complete No-Kill Missions in Rise of the Ronin
Protagonist carrying non-lethal weapons in Rise of the Ronin
Read Article How to Farm Silver Coins in Rise of the Ronin
Spending Silver Coins to Buy Treatises from Usugumo Dayu
Author
J.R. Waugh
J.R. is a Staff Writer with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. is streaming his favorite RPGs and other forgotten gems.