E3M4: The Impaler (The Edge of Time)

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The Edge of Time maps
E1 - Jungle Fever

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 SM1 SM2

E2 - Not Egypt Again!

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 SM1 SM2

E3 - Armies of Darkness
This level occupies the map slot E3M4. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E3M4.
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E3M4: The Impaler is the fourth map in the Armies of Darkness episode of The Edge of Time. It was designed by FireSeraphim and uses the music track "Beginnings" from Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse.


Map of The Impaler
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. Enter the southwest teleporter in the hub and enter the nearest building. Jump up at the dilapidated staircase and you can find vases, literal chaos devices, a golden medikit, and an invisosphere. (sector 436)
  2. In the same village area as the previous secret, go to the southwest building, then jump out the north window, staying on the thin ledge just outside the window. Follow it west, then up, then jump through a window to get Fléchettes. (sector 449)
  3. In the red fog village (accessible from the northwest teleporter in the hub), enter the first building on the north side. Look up at the east wall and shoot the target. Leave and head two doors to the east. Open the door and get the invulnerability and grey money bags. (sector 1618)
  4. In the area accessible from the southeast teleporter, head to the southeast area. Head to the east side and open the north wall to get a regensphere, a golden medikit, and a computer area map. (sector 1878)


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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
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist (normal exit)
UV pacifist (secret exit)

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on August 6, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 2346
Vertices 7288
Linedefs 9013
Sidedefs 14917
Sectors 1893


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

Technical information[edit]

Inspiration and development[edit]

This map started out as a vague "Dead Simple" styled map with an ambiguous medieval flavor. The blood rising and building up was inspired by similar events in levels from Doom 64 and the rematch against the Bruiser brothers was a last minute addition to the level.


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