For those who have not completed games in the Xenoblade Chronicles series, this page contains spoilers regarding the plot. Discretion is advised.
Patroka (Japanese: ベンケイ, Benkei) is an antagonist in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She is a member of the secretive organization Torna, and Akhos' "sister". She is a Driver and is accompanied by her Special Blade, Perdido.
Patroka was designed by Tetsuya Nomura, a lead character designer for the Final Fantasy series.
Patroka is more openly emotional than the other members of Torna. She is abrasive and aggressive, in particular toward Mikhail. She also does not hold Nia in high regard due to her betrayal. She appears focused on completing her missions and is a master of weapons and an opportunist. However, she loses composure rather easily and can be prone to impulsive actions even if the odds cannot be beaten, often resulting in violence.
Patroka is a pale woman with grey eyes and shin-length straight black hair. She wears a long white coat with grey floral patterns on its hems, platform boots, long gloves and thigh-high black leggings. A small amount of armour covers her midriff in a similar style to the other members of Torna.
Patroka's appearance does not change between her Blade and Driver forms other than her core crystal being revealed; it is triangular and blue with red discolouration.
Patroka and Akhos were once the Blades of Drivers who were brother and sister. At some point due to unknown circumstances they consumed their Drivers and became Flesh Eaters. Akhos considers Patroka to be his sister, though she doesn't feel the same way. Jin eventually found her and Akhos being transferred from Tantal to Indol, and took them into Torna.
Akhos first mentions Patroka when meeting Jin and says she is out hunting for weak Drivers to steal their Core Crystals. Patroka and Mikhail reveal themselves at the Old Factory in Mor Ardain, with Patroka commenting on how irritating it is that the party had to interfere with the business deal. She also trades barbs with Nia's betrayal of Torna and has to forcefully stop Mikhail from musing over their encounter with the Aegis. She and Mikhail attempt to fight the party, but with Mythra's tactics and the eventual assistance of Mòrag, they are pushed back and their Blades destroyed. This sends Patroka into a blind rage, but Fan la Norne arrives and suppresses her powers. Patroka wishes to continue the fight, but is taken away by Mikhail. They later regroup on board the Monoceros.
She, alongside Akhos and Mikhail, battles the party again at the Genbu Crown in Tantal, where she reveals that she is a Flesh Eater. The party is able to defeat the three, though Jin arrives and defeats the party to take the Omega Fetter and Pyra.
Patroka later helps pilot the Marsanes down to the Land of Morytha to retrieve Jin. Malos and Jin later leave the ship to climb the World Tree while the rest of Torna stay behind. When Amalthus begins commanding Titans to attack them, Mikhail convinces her and Akhos to leave and help Jin. Before she leaves, Mikhail confesses his love for her.
She and Akhos later regroup with Jin at Megrez Gateway. Before she has a chance to attack the party, Jin tells her to stand down. She attempts to help an injured Jin, but is suddenly killed by Amalthus, who then absorbs her Core Crystal. Akhos is killed shortly afterwards while trying to avenge her.
Patroka is fought twice as a boss during the story. She is first battled as a level 33 Driver enemy at the Bulge Harbor in the Old Factory of the Empire of Mor Ardain with her Blade, Perdido, alongside Mikhail. She is later fought at level 42 at the Genbu Crown in the Head area of the Kingdom of Tantal alongside Mikhail and Akhos, and she may summon the Weather Changer by using her "Sword Ex Machina" Art.
As a Driver
|Fire Flower (Auto-Attack)※||Ether||Fire||15||Ahead||200||-||Increases damage dealt from the back by 100%.|
|Fire Flower - Peony||Ether||Fire||1||Frontal Cone||300||Topple||-|
|Fire Flower - Wasp||Ether||Fire||16||Random Target||650||-||-|
|Dancing Lotus||Ether||Fire||1||Circle||200||-||Creates a damaging ring of fire on the ground.|
|Dancing Abyss||Physical||-||3||One Target||300||Break/Topple/Launch||-|
※ This art doesn't have a displayed name, but Patroka calls its name when she uses her auto-attack.
As a Flesh-eater
During Chapter 6, Patroka reveals her true form as a Blade. She wields a Cobra Bardiche and gains an entirely new set of arts:
|Swallow's Flight (Auto-Attack)||Physical||Ice||3||One Target||100||-||-|
|Great Garland||Ether||Fire||1||Circle||250||-||Creates a ring of fire that damages any party member that steps into it.|
|Eight Spirits||Ether||Earth||1||Frontal Cone||150||Topple||Will Topple even if Targets are not Broken.|
|Faster than the Eye||Physical||Electric||8||One Target||400||-||Increases damage dealt from the back by 100%.|
|Sword ex Machina||Summon||-||1||One Target||100||-||Summons Weather Changer.|
|Silver Lining||Status||-||-||One Target||-||-||Appears to grant some kind of Aura that reduces any active Blade Comboes in a radius. Patroka uses this after Sword ex Machina and will not use either Art again, even after the Weather Changer dies.|
|Dragonfly Slash||Physical||Wind||1||One Target||400||Blade Affinity Down||-|
|Ephemeral Moon||Ether||Water||3||Frontal Cone||400||Smash||-|
Patroka fights alongside Perdido who does not have a modifier.
|Element||Weapon||Auto-attack||Stability||Critical Rate||Block Rate|
|Diamond Flight||Status||Fire||-||Driver||-||Super Strength||Super Strength appears to be a Strength and/or Ether increase. (Further testing required)|
|Diamond Hands||Physical||Fire||4||One Target||650||Knockback/Blowdown||-|
|Hundred Flame||Physical||Fire||7||One Target||150||Break/Topple/Launch/Smash||-|
|Common Core Crystal||Core Crystal||100.0%|
|Common Core Crystal||Core Crystal||100.0%|
|Common Core Crystal||Core Crystal||100.0%|
|Rare Core Crystal||Core Crystal||100.0%|
New Game Plus
After finishing the game and installing Patch (Ver.1.3.0), the New Game Plus will be available and will allow to recruit Patroka as a Rare Blade. She can grant tremendous power to her Drivers, Rex, Nia, Zeke or Mòrag, and their allies. Patroka uses the earth element, wields a Cobra Bardiche, and acts as an Attacker in battle.
Patroka takes part in four Heart-to-hearts, the most of any non-legendary Blade; "A Thespian's Life", "Jack of All Trades", "Patroka's Predilections", and "The Literary Life". The first of these occurs in Alba Cavanich between Patroka, Mikhail and his Driver; the second in Garfont Village between Patroka, Perdido and his Driver; the third in Fonsett Village between Patroka, her Driver and Akhos, and the fourth in the Olethro Ruins between Patroka, Akhos and his Driver. These discuss Mikhail's crush on Patroka and his harassment of other women, Perdido and Patroka's mutual love of weapons, Patroka and Akhos' enjoyment of rice balls with pickled plums and Patroka's hatred of cooking, and Akhos' script writing vs his cooking skills respectively.
Like all of the Torna Blades, Patroka does not have a Blade Quest.
- Lv. 1 - Swallow's Flight - Perform a horizontal sweeping three-pronged attack.
- Lv. 2 - Great Garland - Smash the naginata into the ground to send out a shockwave.
- Lv. 3 - Dragonfly Slash - Release a strong slashing attack with a backward somersault.
- Lv. 4 - Illusory Bloom - Transform weapon into scimitar and hack the enemy into pieces.
- Fatal Blow - increases damage dealt when elemental weakness exploited. (affects all)
- Fury - Increases damage dealt when HP is 30% or less.
- Sanguine Steel - Increases damage dealt for each enemy incapacitated. (max: 300%)
- Earth Mastery - Lv. 3
- Lockpicking - Lv. 3
- Focus - Lv. 3
- Pouch item types: Veggies, Cosmetics
- Pouch items: Odifa Gelée Tart (Desserts), Felt Cushioning (Textiles)
|Type||Name||Skill Level||Affinity Level||Effect||Prerequisite||Count||Flavor Text|
|Key Affinity Reward||1||1||Unlocks level 1 of the Affinity Chart.|
|2||2||Unlocks level 2 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||100||"OK. Not bad."|
|3||3||Unlocks level 3 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||1,300||"Getting stronger? Can't complain."|
|4||4||Unlocks level 4 of the Affinity Chart.||Increase Trust||3,800||"H-hey! I'm the lynchpin here. Not you! Don't forget it!"|
|5||5||Unlocks level 5 of the Affinity Chart. Affinity bond will be easier to sustain.||Increase Trust||9,800||"Well, I guess you helped out a little there. But not enough for a thank you."|
|Blade Special||Swallow's Flight||1||1||Increases critical damage by 25%|
|2||2||Increases critical damage by 40%||Use Swallow's Flight||10||"Turned out OK, huh?"|
|3||3||Increases critical damage by 55%||Engage in combat alongside a Blade who carries a Shield Hammer||6||"Nice weapon, huh?"|
|4||4||Increases critical damage by 70%||Engage in combat alongside a Blade who carries a Megalance||7||"My lance is nice and pointy, huh? Don't take my word for it... Here!"|
|5||5||Increases critical damage by 85%||Use Swallow's Flight||13||"I gotta admit, that tastes great."|
|Great Garland||1||1||Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 100%|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 110%||Use Great Garland||7||"I think I got a little stronger there..."|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 120%||Use a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||7||"When's the next battle? I'll show you what's what."|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 130%||Use Great Garland||9||"I'm feeling pretty chilled today. Everything's going to be A-OK!"|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt to toppled enemies by 150%||Finish with a Blade Combo||3||"Can't wait to try it on someone..."|
|Dragonfly Slash||1||1||Increases damage dealt by 100% when HP is 30% or less|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt by 110% when HP is 30% or less||Use Dragonfly Slash||5||"That was nicely done, don't you think?"|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt by 120% when HP is 30% or less||Engage in combat alongside a Blade who carries a Greataxe||6||"Ah, it's fun to swing a different weapon around sometimes"|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt by 130% when HP is 30% or less||Engage in combat alongside a Blade who carries a Chroma Katana||7||"A nice piece... Yeah, I guess you can never have too many weapons..."|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt by 150% when HP is 30% or less||Use Dragonfly Slash||8||"Can't wait for the next fight!"|
|Battle Skill||Fatal Blow||1||1||Increases damage dealt when elemental weakness exploited (affects all)||Perform a Blade Combo||2||"A new power? Not bad at all."|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt when elemental weakness exploited (affects all)||Perform a Blade Combo||5||"You wanna see the power of Earth?"|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt when elemental weakness exploited (affects all)||Deal a certain amount of damage in one hit||2,400||"Things go easier when you let me do my thing."|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt when elemental weakness exploited (affects all)||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||10||"What would you do without me?"|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt when elemental weakness exploited (affects all)||Deal a certain amount of damage in one hit||8,000||"Even I've got to admit, it's a great feeling."|
|Fury||1||1||Increases damage dealt by 30% when HP is 30% or less|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt by 60% when HP is 30% or less||Block an attack||5||"Oh. don't worry. I'll pay you back for that. DOUBLE."|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt by 90% when HP is 30% or less||Perform a Blade Combo||7||"I'll show you what I can do."|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt by 120% when HP is 30% or less||Block an attack||9||"Hey! Pay attention! Or I'll make you pay attention..."|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt by 150% when HP is 30% or less||Perform a Driver Combo (It's enough to just be present)||12||"What do you want? A medal?|
|Sanguine Steel||1||1||Increases damage dealt for each enemy incapacitated by 60% (max: 300%)|
|2||2||Increases damage dealt for each enemy incapacitated by 70% (max: 300%)||Defeat a Dalya Armu in Uraya||5||"I feel strong enough to go through anything!"|
|3||3||Increases damage dealt for each enemy incapacitated by 80% (max: 300%)||Finish an enemy||20||"Don't get in my way."|
|4||4||Increases damage dealt for each enemy incapacitated by 60% (max: 300%)||At a good spot for a campfire in Leftheria, view the Heart-to-Heart "Patroka's Predilections"||-||"Ah, people can really suprise you, sometimes..."|
|5||5||Increases damage dealt for each enemy incapacitated by 100% (max: 300%)||Defeat Evileye Mambor at the Cliffs of Morytha||1||"???"|
|Field Skill||Earth Mastery||1||1||The power of an Earth Blade|
|2||3||Defeat a Ruchik Kapiba in Leftheria||5||"Getting stronger, huh?"|
|3||5||Defeat a Radclyffe Sovereign or Nula Scout at the World Tree||5||"???"|
|Lockpicking||1||1||The power to open various things. Works on doors, treasure troves, etc.|
|3||4||Collect stuff||7||"Not much to it, when you rub a little Patroka on it."|
|Focus||1||1||The power to focus on one thing. Also used to control one's power|
|2||4||Use Patroka's favorite pouch items (Vegetables category)||4||"Ok, I gotta admit, that's kinda nice."|
|3||5||Use Patroka's favorite pouch item from the Desserts category||4||"What's this? It's...beautiful..."|
Her Japanese name Benkei may be a reference to the Japanese historical warrior monk Musashibō Benkei, who served Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Akhos's Japanese namesake. Her English name may be a reference to Patroclus, a figure from Homer's Iliad and whose death prompts the return of Achilles, Akhos's English namesake.
|Characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 2|
|Playable Characters||Rex · Nia · Tora · Vandham · Zeke · Mòrag|
|Special Blades||Pyra · Mythra · Dromarch · Poppi α · Poppi QT · Poppi QTπ · Roc · Pandoria · Brighid|
|Supporting Characters||Amalthus · Azurda · Cole · Fan la Norne · Turters|
|Torna||Jin · Malos · Akhos · Mikhail · Patroka|