The Patriarch (also known as the Patty by various community players) is the boss in Killing Floor. The Patriarch was a mad scientist CEO that founded Horzine named Kevin Clamely. He developed the The Zeds for a super soldier program for Great Britain.
The Patriarch will appear at the end of the game. See Rounds page for more information. The Patriarch wears glasses, has tentacles sticking out of his body, and in the middle of his chest, is a tentacle grabber.
His attacks consist of:
- Melee: Using his right hand to hit. His hands are huge claws.
- Bullets: On his left arm, he has a body-mounted Chaingun, which is easy to dodge by hiding behind a wall or a table.
- Rockets: He will switch between the Chaingun and Rocket Launcher after every ranged attack he makes. He then says a line and fires a rocket. The rocket can wipe out an entire team if they are too close to each other, and it is suggested to not stay in groups.
Despite the Patriarch having a lot of health (depending on the Difficulty chosen), he is hard to stun. Using explosives, such as the M32, is a recommended way to deal with him. If playing on a higher difficulty such as Suicidal, it is NOT recommended to use close-ranged tactics such as the Berserker Perk
The Patriarch spawns with three stimpaks (two on easy), and will heal himself when stunned; once at 50% health, once at 25% health, and once at 10% health. When he is taking the third dose, it would be wise to break away from it and throw all your Grenades at him, or use other explosives. He is weak, and if using the Commando perk, it is easy to follow him to his healing location. Do note that he will not regain health at any point in time.