Title Fallen Warrior
Relations Achilles (Lover)
Affiliation Shade
Voice Ben Prendergast

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.


If given Nectar, Patroclus will give you the Broken Spearpoint.

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 Diamond Small.png to modify it.

The affinity gauge is unlocked when Zagreus next finds Patroclus and Achilles together in Elysium.

Codex entry

'...Forgive me. It is not my place to say much of him, now. May his name yet live. May his soul bask forever in the glory of Elysium. No more. Fear is for the weak. Fear is for the weak. Fear is for the weak. Fear is for the weak. No more! I cannot risk it all. I cannot risk it all! I cannot risk it all, can I? I have risked everything already, have I not? Then, why not risk it all, again? Am I to risk it all? Why should I? For my own sake, at his own expense? Doubtless he drank already from the Lethe, and forgot. Would I have done the same? Would I do the same? Ah, life's final cruelty! That we still feel!'

Items Offered

Item Description Duration
Kiss of Styx.png

Kiss of Styx Premium

Replenish all uses of Death Defiance. Instant
Kiss of Styx.png

Touch of Styx Dark

Your Stubborn Defiance restores 50% more HealthRestore.png . 15 Encounters

HydraLite Gold

Restore 30% Heart.png when you enter a chamber. 5 Chambers
Cyclops Jerky.png

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.

Additional notes

For additional information on Patroclus that does not pertain to Hades, see Wikipedia's article: Patroclus

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