I accidentally killed patches. I get a little button mashy sometimes, and, well, as Elden Ring bosses go? He’s just so squishy.

I’ve turned in his bell bearing at round table hold, so I have Margit’s Shackle anyway.

What are the other long term consequences of my action? What else have I missed out on?

  • Would you mind some spoiler?
    – Skye-AT
    Commented Jun 15, 2022 at 12:49
  • @Skye-AT That's what the spoiler tags are for :) Commented Jun 15, 2022 at 14:15
  • I assume you're talking about killing him at the first encounter?
    – pboss3010
    Commented Jun 15, 2022 at 15:56
  • @pboss3010 yes. Commented Jun 16, 2022 at 2:20

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You would not be able to acquire two gestures:

Extreme Repentance is the first one and requires you to win the first Patches fight, initiate another and then surrender. Patches' Crouch is the second one and it's only available when you complete his entire quest line.

You would not be able to complete one of the quests in

Volcano Manor,

which awards you with a weapon and an armor set (which is somewhat interesting option for heavy load / high poise builds) :

Magma Whip Candlestick and Bull Goat Set

That one Patches quest is an optional part of the larger quest line, you still will be able to complete it and get the final reward.

Of cause you will also miss multiple conversations/interactions with Patches, like his typical

"push you down to some hole" thing in Mount Gelmir

and another NPC interaction:

dialogue with Tanith after giving her Dancer's Catanetes

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    You also won't be able to do something as part of a NPC quest, but apparently that quest has been dummied out anyways (the item Patches gives you is just ignored by the NPC)
    – pboss3010
    Commented Jun 16, 2022 at 13:43
  • @pboss3010 I hope this quest gets some update for that item to actually work somehow. For now it's just couple of missed conversations. Let me include that in my answer though
    – arghtype
    Commented Jun 16, 2022 at 22:45

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