E3M15: Vitals Rising (The Joy of Mapping 6)

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The Joy of Mapping 6 maps
Ep.1: Tech Gone Bad

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M10
M11 M12 M13 M14 M15 FINAL SCRT1 SCRT2

Ep.2: Anomaly Reborn

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M10
M11 M12 M13 M14 M15 M16 FINAL SCRT1

Ep.3: Doom Is Eternal
Ep.4: All That Remains

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M10

This level occupies the map slot E3M15. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E3M15.
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E3M15: Vitals Rising is the fifteenth map in episode Doom Is Eternal of The Joy of Mapping 6: Joy Eternal. It was designed by Mark McGill-Smith (TheMisterCat), who also composed the level's music track, also named "Vitals Rising". The par time defined in MAPINFO is 8:30.


Map of Vitals Rising
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. After raising the blood level twice, head to the southwest end and go east up the steps. Keep going to reach an exit portal. (sector 634)
  2. After raising the blood level twice, return to the red key area and go to the south end. Surface to get energy cell packs and a soul sphere. (sector 664)


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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
NM speed
UV max
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on February 27, 2023.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains eight spawn points:

  1. facing west. (thing 649)
  2. facing north. (thing 650)
  3. facing north-east. (thing 651)
  4. facing west. (thing 652)
  5. facing south. (thing 653)
  6. facing west. (thing 654)
  7. facing west. (thing 656)
  8. facing north. (thing 657)


Map data[edit]

Things 750
Vertices 2734
Linedefs 3456
Sidedefs 5742
Sectors 666


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

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