E4M8: Temple Guardian (Doom the Way id Did: The Lost Episodes)

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DtWiD: The Lost Episodes maps
Knee-Deep in the Dead

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The Shores of Hell

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M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9

Thy Flesh Consumed
Base Instinct

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The Final Gate

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9

This level occupies the map slot E4M8. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E4M8.

E4M8: Temple Guardian is the eighth and final map of episode Thy Flesh Consumed in Doom the Way id Did: The Lost Episodes. It was designed by Taedium.


Map of Temple Guardian
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.


As the level starts you will see a cyberdemon teleport away. Press all the switches in the starting hall to lower the columns and get a rocket launcher, a backpack and many rockets, then enter the teleporter at the north end of the hall to go to a bridge. Cross the bridge to enter a marble building, then go straight forward up the steps to a blood pool and press the skull switch on the north wall; this will bring in the cyberdemon you saw earlier, along with a second cyberdemon that appears on the lower level. Kill both cyberdemons and press four more switches that open on the west and east walls of the upper level, then climb up the steps that appear at the north end of the building to reach a pair of metal bars. Once the bars have lowered, open the door behind them and go straight forward to the exit teleporter.

Other points of interest[edit]


  1. Head on the west side of the big building and go north to find a medikit and a supercharge. (sector 60)
  2. Head on the east side of the big building and go north to find a medikit. (sector 105)


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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 December 7, 2021.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains six spawn points:

  1. facing north-west. (thing 63)
  2. facing south. (thing 64)
  3. facing south. (thing 65)
  4. facing south. (thing 66)
  5. facing north. (thing 67)
  6. facing north. (thing 68)


Map data[edit]

Things 136
Vertices 655*
Linedefs 726
Sidedefs 1135
Sectors 114
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 563.


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

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