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Patroka (Japanese: ベンケイ, Benkei) is an antagonist in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. She is a member of the secretive organization Torna, and is the only woman in the group following Nia's defection early in the game. 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 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 her sister, though she doesn't feel the same way. Jin eventually found her alongside 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 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 pair, but with Mythra's tactics and the eventual assistance of Mòrag, they are pushed back and their blades return to their Core Crystals. 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 is able to defeat the party and take the Omega Fetter along with Pyra.
She then 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 she stays 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 more emotional compared to other members of Torna. She is rather abrasive towards other members, in particular Mikhail. She also does not hold Nia in high regard due to her betrayal. She appears focused on completing her missions and is an opportunist, almost using the Monoceros to attack the party in Morytha. However, she loses composure rather easily and can be prone to impulsive actions even if the odds cannot be beat.
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.
Patroka drives Perdido and wields a Decimation Cannon using arts:
- Fire Flower - Peony, Topple
- Fire Flower - Wasp, AOE
- Dancing Lotus, Ring of Fire
- Dancing Abyss, Break / Topple / Launch
- Diamond Crash, AOE
- Diamond Flight, Super Strength
- Diamond Hands, Knockback / Blowdown
- Hundred Flame, Break / Topple / Launch / Smash
During Chapter 6, Patroka reveals her true form as a Blade. She wields a Cobra Bardiche and gains an entirely new set of arts:
- Faster than the Eye, Back attack ↑
- Great Garland, AOE / Ring of Fire
- Dragonfly Slash, Blade Affinity Down
- Swallow's Flight
- Sword Ex Machina, Summon Weather Changer / Change Weapon
- Silver Lining, Grants Reduce Blade Combo to Weather Changer
- Eight Spirits, AOE / Topple
- Ephemeral Moon, AOE
Patroka as a Blade
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.
- 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 Leftheria||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.
|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|