E3M7: What Stares back (Deadly Standards 3)

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This level occupies the map slot E3M7. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E3M7.
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E3M7: What Stares back is the seventh map of Deadly Standards 3. It was designed by Pegleg and uses the music track "The Infinite Sky" by Zach Siegel.


Map of What Stares back
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 starting area, open the east wall to get a medikit and a chaingun. The switch near the medikit raises steps to the east. (sector 16)
  2. This secret is a step to the chaingun at Secret #1. However, it is not possible to trigger due to being too small to step on. (sector 57)
  3. In the temple west of the starting bridge, head to the west side and use the switch there to open the alcoves and bars. Head to the southwest alcove, use the switch, and you will open up an area with a soul sphere, although you cannot get it yet until you remove the bars by using the switch north of the blue skull key. (sector 426)
  4. In the area north of temple hall, flip the switch to the north and enter the alcove, then use the next switch here. Leave and head east to the lowering wall to find a teleporter taking you to a soul sphere. (sector 2481)
  5. In the easternmost hall, head southeast and open the door here for a passage of health and armor bonuses. (sector 2373)
  6. Enter the room west of Secret #5 and climb the steps to the middle, then open the south wall to find two health bonuses and a switch. (sector 936)
  7. The switch in Secret #6 opens the north room with health bonuses, armor bonuses, and a backpack. There is another switch to press here. (sector 1302)
  8. Leave the red key area to the south and re-enter to find a switch to the east. This lowers the megaarmor outside. (sector 879)
  9. The switch in Secret #7 will open a new teleporter in the outside area west of the easternmost hall, at the southwest corner. (sector 1150)
  10. Take the teleporter in Secret #9 to find health and armor bonuses as well as a switch. (sector 1157)
  11. Take the teleporter at the end of Secret #10 after pressing the switch, then head west, up the steps, then north and east to the northeast corner. Open the door for health and armor bonuses and a switch. (sector 1032)
  12. The switch in Secret #11 will open the BFG9000 east of Secret #8. (sector 888)
  13. In the room west of the yellow key room, use the southeast switch, then return to the yellow key room and go to the southeast alcove to find energy cells and a plasma gun. (sector 680)


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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 April 13, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing north-west. (thing 1275)
  2. facing east. (thing 1276)
  3. facing west. (thing 1277)
  4. facing south. (thing 1278)
  5. facing east. (thing 1279)


Map data[edit]

Things 1320
Vertices 15853*
Linedefs 15323
Sidedefs 26153
Sectors 2489
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 13240.


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

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