E1M3: Dissolution (Phobos: Anomaly Reborn)

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Phobos: Anomaly Reborn maps
This level occupies the map slot E1M3. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E1M3.

E1M3: Dissolution is the third map of Phobos: Anomaly Reborn. It was designed by Christopher Lutz.

Dissolution was featured in Doomworld's Top 100 Most Memorable Maps, placing 50th.

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Map of Dissolution
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector, thing, and linedef numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. In the big room on the western side of the map, take the lift up to the tower in the center of the room, then look towards the broken glass at the southeast end. Jump out of this window towards the red pipe. If you land there well enough, you will get a megaarmor. (sector 270)
  2. After detonating the rock wall in the northwestern part of the map, move behind the rock column on the western side and press on the southwest wall to lower it. This small cave has another detonator switch, which will detonate a side of the wall outside near the large crane which leads to Secret #5. (sector 295)
  3. In the southeast part of the map with the two switches, there is a clearing in the trees, directly north of the western switch. Shoot the brown, northwestern wall at this clearing to find a radiation suit. (sector 960)
  4. Go into the nukage pool at the eastern part of the map (it helps to get the nearby radiation suit from Secret #3 first) and go to the far end (southeast) to find a soul sphere. (sector 958)
  5. If you had found the detonator switch in Secret #2, go outside to where the large tower crane is, and go through the cave to the west of the crane. Eventually, you will find a pool with a megaarmor inside. (sector 57)
  6. Walk onto the vent just southwest of where the large tower crane is and go along the south side of it. You will eventually see a translucent part of the rock wall to your right (west). Go through this piece of wall to find a rocket launcher and a box of rockets. (sector 542)
  7. Near the end of the level, the switch that allows you to access the freight room where the normal exit is will also blow up the wall in the room before it. Go back to the large tower crane and ride it up, then jump back across to the broken wall, where you will see a new opening to the north. Jump down here and you will be able to access the secret level. (sector 1008)


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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed (normal exit)
UV speed (secret exit)
NM speed (normal exit)
NM speed (secret exit)
UV max 8:50.77 vdgg 2010-04-18 parlmps.zip
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist (normal exit)
UV pacifist (secret exit)

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 9, 2021.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 3)
  2. facing north. (thing 4)
  3. facing north. (thing 5)
  4. facing north. (thing 6)


Map data[edit]

Things 650
Vertices 16848*
Linedefs 13649
Sidedefs 24841
Sectors 1040
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 11061.


This level contains the following numbers of things per skill level:

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