The Time Being
Dragon Quest VII
DQMJ2PRO - The Time Being
Former name(s) 'TimeSage'
Japanese name タイムマスター
Rōmaji Taimumasutā

The Time Being is a boss in Dragon Quest VII. It is found Inside the Time Frame in El Ciclo.


The Time Being is a large, imposing humanoid dressed in elaborate green and grey robes carrying a silver glaive-like staff. It wears golden shoes, a small grey bolero jacket on its upper body with a grey and gold cape attached, and a large grey and gold belt around its waist. Its "face" appears to be a singular eye which is mostly covered by its robes and a golden headpiece with two spikes.


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Main Games

Dragon Quest VII
Game Appearance Dragon Quest VII
Console PSX
HP 780
Experience 904 (with MakiMaki)
Gold 362 (with MakiMaki)
Dropped Item Time Sand
Skills Flash
Spells Blazemore
Magic Back
Family Demon

This battle is quite rough, even at level 22 and above, since the Time Being knows Frizzle and Boom and uses them frequently. A Priest should be on standby at all times.

The bigger threats are his side winder sidekicks because they can throw the sands of time and replay the battle from the top, so take them out first. Once they are down, attackers will be free to hack away at him. Maribel should also Sap twice to soften him up.

While keeping everyone's HP above 70-80 will be challenging because his attacks hit hard, the devil will fall, dropping a Yellow Fragment.

After the battle, smash the giant sandglass to get the Sands of Time and end Groundhog Day for good.

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Terry's Wonderland 3D


The Time Being's name is a pun based on the English phrase, "for the time being," a phrase of time which means for the present, or until some other arrangement has been made.

Other languages

Other languages
French Titemps
German Unknown
Spanish Rey teración
Italian Unknown
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown

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