Zaruman Tam, The Wraith Temporal

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Location Dreadstone Peak

Zaruman Tam, The Wraith Temporal is a Boss in Salt and Sacrifice. Zaruman Tam is Chronomancer master over the flow of time. 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 Zaruman Tam, The Wraith Temporal in Salt and Sacrifice.  


A master over the flow of time. The manipulation of time was once a primordial vessel of eternal waste, halting the march of time until they were defeated by the gods.


Zaruman Tam, The Wraith Temporal Information

Element and Summons




Where to find Zaruman Tam, The Wraith Temporal in Salt and Sacrifice

Zaruman Tam, The Wraith Temporal can be found in Dreadstone Peak.

Head back into the Temple via the same door on the right to find Zaruman Tam. Fight him and his mobs here until he teleports back outside to the balcony. Follow him back out and fight him there. He will then teleport several times as he descends towards the west. Follow him to the east of the very first building encountered in this area. After that, he will teleport east into the arena where you fought The Two That Remain. Finally, he will teleport to the second floor of the main temple building, above the Ether Vent and his Boss Fight will begin.


Salt and Sacrifice Zaruman Tam, The Wraith Temporal Rewards



Zaruman Tam, The Wraith Temporal Strategies

Video Strategies

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Strategy Writeup

Zaruman Tam is unique in his ability to manipulate time and significantly slow down players. Watch out for his temporal magic and be sure to avoid their area of effect before they fully manifest as they can set you up for his more devastating moves such as his Crescent Blade Combo.

Despite his large arsenal of moves, Zaruman Tam also leaves himself open to retaliation a lot of the time due to his channeling animations. Take every opportunity to hit him once or twice while he's casting spells. Your biggest opportunity for damage is during his Temporal Shower attack as he is locked in a channeling animation for quite some time. You just need to make sure you close the distance before the projectiles start firing. Dodge behind him as he channels and punish the mage. Remember to take the opportunity to do grapple stabs when he gets staggered and his eye glistens briefly like a grappling point. 

Once his health is depleted, press the appropriate button to execute him and devour his heart, ending the encounter.


Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Crescent Blade Slam Zaruman Tam leaps into the air towards the player and then slams his crescent blade down. This attack has a very large hitbox due to the size of his weapon. Move under the mage as he leaps into the air.
Crescent Blade Combo Zaruman Tam winds up by holding his crescent blade behind him. After a very brief delay, he performs three upward slashes in rapid succession while advancing forward. Get behind the mage during the wind-up, otherwise the combo is very difficult to avoid.
Temporal Shower Zaruman Tam raises both glowing hands in front of him while a portal appears behind his head. Shortly after, dozens of tiny projectiles start shooting out of the portal diagonally towards the ground a short distance in front of the mage. You can avoid this attack by rolling behind the mage or remaining just out of reach of the projectiles' hitzone.
Void Tendrils Zaruman Tam summons a large portal, usually on either side of the arena. Several tendrils partially break through the portal and thrash about for a few secons, dealing damage to anything they hit. Simply avoid being near the portal to prevent getting hit.
Temporal Pillars Zaruman Tam raises his glowing hands in front of him as outlines of 3 energy pillars begin to manifest in the arena. Once fully formed, these pillars slow anything caught in their areas of effect down to a crawl. The pillars disappear after a short duration, reverting the speed of all affected back to normal. Position yourself away from the pillars as they begin to manifest.
Temporal Void Causes the exact same effect as the Temporal Pillars move. The only difference is the shape of the effect. This one manifests as a large clock-like circle in a singular location. It has a fairly large hitbox but is otherwise identical to the pillars.



Zaruman Tam, The Wraith Temporal Lore

A master over the flow of time. The manipulation of time was once a primordial vessel of eternal waste, halting the march of time until they were defeated by the gods.


Zaruman Tam, The Wraith Temporal Notes & Trivia

  • After defeating Zaruman Tam, speak to the mage's dying human form for some backstory and then collect your extra loot. Now that you've devoured two hearts, drop down to the bottom of the Temple and unlock the mage-sealed door to the right. This leads into the Old Annex sub-area where you can find another Named Mage hunt.
  • By defeating Zaruman Tam, the Wraith Temporal players earn The Chronomancer ps5 bronze trophy trophy. 
  • Notes, & Trivia Go Here



Zaruman Tam, The Wraith Temporal Image Gallery

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