Celus Zend, The Mourning Winter

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Location Ashbourne Village
Type Cryomancer
Element Cold

Celus Zend, The Mourning Winter is a Boss in Salt and Sacrifice. Celus Zend, The Mourning Winter is a Cryomancer that predominantly relies on his Icicle Storm attacking. Bosses are the larger main battles usually representing a chapter or a section in the game. When bosses are encountered, a title of their name is displayered along with a full HP bar towards the bottom of the screen. Bosses may also be accompanied with some Enemies, so players may prepare some extra Items to help beforehand in prepreparing for these battles encountered throughout the game. Included is a guide on how to beat Celus Zend, The Mourning Winter in Salt and Sacrifice. 


A manipulator of the purest cold, the elemental essence which freezes all things. There are some who believe that perfect cold is the realm's only known destiny.


Celus Zend, The Mourning Winter Information

Element and Summons

Celus Zend, The Mourning Winter is a Cryomancer and has Cold elemental affinity.

Celeus Zend can summon the following enemies:




Where to find Celus Zend, The Mourning Winter in Salt and Sacrifice

  • Can be found at Ashbourne Village.
  • Chase Sequence: Celus Zend can initially be found far west at the main pathway in Ashbourne Village. He will then teleport eastwards, closing in on the main western Obelisk and the gatehouse building. Afterwards, he will start heading back west again. Follow him and when he disappears once more and the elemental trails are pointing up and to the east, he can be found inside the building where the frozen corpse you used to initiate the hunt is. Be careful in here as space is tight and he will be filling the room with his summons. After one final teleport, exit the building from the east and climb up the long ladder to initiate the Boss Fight.


Salt and Sacrifice Celus Zend, The Mourning Winter Rewards


Celus Zend, The Mourning Winter Strategies

Video Strategies

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Strategy Writeup

The biggest challenge with Celus Zend is when he uses the Icicle Storm. It can be difficult to keep track of his attacks while being bombarded by the cloud's icicles. When he performs this move, create some distance between yourself and the boss and allow the cloud to approach you. Roll through it to trick it into going in the other direction and then stay away again until it dissipates. It may be too difficult to get hits in while the cloud is active so exercise patience and focus on avoiding damage instead. He can also summon Icicle Storms while another one is still active.

His Rapier attacks are very easy to avoid and the Dashing Thrust in particular has a good amount of recovery time where you can get a couple of hits in. Always be ready to roll through his thrust, turn around and counter. Another good opportunity for attacking is when he raises his hands to summon the Ice Orbs but watch out for where they form. Get behind him immediately as he raises his hands as it doesn't seem like he conjures the orbs behind him. His Icicle Throw move requires some precision timing in order to punish but is generally another good opening.

Once his HP is depleted, he will fall onto his knees allowing you to devour his heart and end the encounter.

Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Rapier Combo Celus Zend conjures a Frost Rapier and performs a diagonal forward lunge followed by a downward slash. Both hits are easy enough to outrange. You can also roll behind him during the lunge.
Rapier Dashing Thrust Celus Zend conjures his Rapier in a low position near his leg and then dashes forward a great length while thrusting with the sword. Roll through his legs as he approaches to avoid the attack.
Icicle Throw Celus Zend conjures three Icicles that target the player and then fly towards them after a short delay. A well-timed jump will cause them to miss and fly straight into the ground. Alternatively, roll through them as they approach. However, due to their staggered positioning, jumping is the safer option.
Ice Orbs Celus Zend raises his hands up high to his sides and creates several orbs of ice in the air. These orbs do not move but will deal damage and knock players back far away on contact. You can roll through the ones close to the ground. These orbs will disappear after a short duration.
Icicle Storm Celus Zend brings his hands together and conjures a cloud of ice up high. It paces back and forth slowly while raining icicles downwards along its path. Stay ahead of the cloud whichever way it is moving.



Celus Zend, The Mourning Winter Lore

A manipulator of the purest cold, the elemental essence which freezes all things. There are some who believe that perfect cold is the realm's only known destiny.


Celus Zend, The Mourning Winter Notes & Trivia

  • By defeating Celus Zend, the Mourning Winter players earn The Cryomancer ps5 bronze trophy trophy. 
  • Other notes, and tips Go Here



Celus Zend, The Mourning Winter Image Gallery

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