Clip

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This article is about the Doom item. For the Strife item, see Bullet clip.
One of two ammo clips sitting in corners of the penultimate room in Doom, E1M1: Hangar.

A clip is a gray (or steel) weapon magazine containing 10 bullets, ammo for the pistol or the chaingun (20 on the I'm Too Young To Die and Nightmare! skill levels). The clips dropped by defeated zombiemen and SS Nazis contain only 5 bullets each (10 on ITYTD and NM) and, unlike preexisting clips, disappear when crushed beneath doors or moving ceilings.

Each bullet does between 5 and 15 hit points of damage (determined using Doom's pseudorandom number generator). Note that, although shots fired by zombies and the Wolfenstein SS inflict only 3-15 points each, the bullets in their dropped ammo clips behave like any other bullets when used by the player.

Although referred to as clips in the game, the items depicted are more properly known as magazines; that is, they contain bullets rather than merely hold them in place.

Data[edit]

Clip data
Thing type 2007 (decimal), 7D7 (hex)
Enum MT_CLIP (63)
Appears in Shareware Doom
Registered Doom
The Ultimate Doom
Doom II/Final Doom
Radius 20
Height 16
Sprite CLIP
Frames 1 (A)
Class Ammo
Pickup

Appearance statistics[edit]

In the IWADs the clip is first encountered on these maps per skill level:

The IWADs contain the following numbers of clips per skill level (excluding those of dead former humans):

Doom RPG[edit]

In Doom RPG, the clip is called a bullet box. It gives the player either 4 or 10 bullets.