Patroclus was a warrior in the Achaean army during the Trojan War, and was Achilles' life-long companion and romantic partner. He currently resides in Elysium, and is one of the few shades there who does not attack Zagreus, instead offering an assortment of items, much like Sisyphus and Eurydice.
It is possible to interact with Patroclus many times without properly learning his name, even if he comes up in conversations with Achilles. Until his name is revealed, either by reading his Codex entry or via other means, he will be unable to receive gifts and will generally respond to Zagreus coldly or bitterly.
Patroclus' affinity gauge is maxed out at 8 hearts, requiring 6 Nectar and 2 Ambrosia.
Patroclus' favor is part of the Fated List of Minor Prophecies, much like Achilles; Zagreus has to find a way to reunite the two. At some point after Zagreus has deepened his relationship with both Patroclus and Achilles as far as possible, Patroclus will instruct Zagreus to tell Achilles to "risk it all". Achilles will eventually tell Zagreus to alter his contract; with the help of Nyx, Zagreus will find it in the Administrative Chamber, and he can then spend 5 to modify it.
The affinity gauge is unlocked when Zagreus next finds Patroclus and Achilles together in Elysium.
Kiss of Styx Premium
|Replenish all uses of Death Defiance.||Instant|
Touch of Styx Dark
|Your Stubborn Defiance restores 50% more .||15 Encounters|
|Restore 30% when you enter a chamber.||5 Chambers|
Cyclops Jerky Select
|Your Attack deals +60% damage.||10 Encounters|
*** Durations are not affected by Bone Hourglass.
For quotes and dialogue regarding Patroclus, please refer to Patroclus/Quotes.