E4M9: The Canyon (Doom: Damnation)

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This level occupies the map slot E4M9. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E4M9.

E4M9: The Canyon is the ninth and secret map in the fourth episode of Doom: Damnation. It was designed by Ofisil and uses the music track "Phobos". The par time defined in the DEHACKED lump is 1:20.


Map of The Canyon
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.


There is only one path through this level. Grab the armor, backpack and chaingun in front of you and kill the zombies ahead, then follow the path to an area with submerged crates - a group of cacodemons will be released from a closet behind you. Head south-east to a pair of shotguns guarded by demons then walk past a tall crate (a baron of Hell is waiting behind it on Hurt Me Plenty skill level or higher) and head east until you find a rocket launcher, armor and a backpack. Walk south-east past some rock columns which have shotgun guys and imps hiding behind them until you reach another rocket launcher and a megaarmor, using these items to kill the imps, demons, cacodemons and barons ahead.

Head past another tall crate containing boxes of shotgun shells to an island with a plasma gun, then continue south-west over some nukage streams and into a tunnel containing a supercharge. Walk past some marble columns to find two BFG9000s which you can use to kill the cyberdemons and spiderdemons ahead (the spiders will probably kill each other through infighting). Walk past the monsters to collect a berserk pack and all the weapons, then go south-west through a blood pool and pass two or three barons to a flesh column with a supercharge behind it, then continue following the path past various small enemies until you reach a number of cacodemons and barons in front of some barrels.

Blow up the barrels and drop off the platform behind them - you will find yourself back at the exit building from E4M2. Approach the door of this building and interact with it to finish the level.

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There are no official secrets on this map.


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As this level does not contain official secrets, the NM 100S category is redundant.

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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
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on April 3, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains seventeen spawn points:

  1. facing south. (thing 426)
  2. facing north-west. (thing 427)
  3. facing west. (thing 428)
  4. facing north-west. (thing 429)
  5. facing south-east. (thing 430)
  6. facing south-east. (thing 431)
  7. facing west. (thing 432)
  8. facing north. (thing 433)
  9. facing west. (thing 434)
  10. facing north-west. (thing 435)
  11. facing north. (thing 436)
  12. facing north-east. (thing 437)
  13. facing north-west. (thing 438)
  14. facing south. (thing 439)
  15. facing north. (thing 440)
  16. facing south. (thing 442)
  17. facing south. (thing 443)


Map data[edit]

Things 600
Vertices 1114*
Linedefs 943
Sidedefs 1542
Sectors 155
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 820.


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

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