E5M3: Cages of the Damned (SIGIL)

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This level occupies the map slot E5M3. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E5M3.
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E5M3: Cages of the Damned is the third map of SIGIL. It was designed by John Romero and uses the music track "Buildor 2" by Buckethead as well as "Quell the Beast" by James Paddock (Jimmy). The par time defined in the DEHACKED lump is 6:00.


Map of Cages of the Damned
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. On the outer walkway above the blood, find the berserk pack on one of the eastern rocks and make a running jump towards it. Enter the tunnel to get health bonuses and a radiation suit. (sector 203)
  2. At the end of the tunnel in the previous secret, shoot at the eye in the cage to open up a room below. Inside are armor bonuses, a backpack, a box of rockets, and a soul sphere. (sector 208)
  3. In the last area of the map, shooting the last eye opens the walls around it, but also opens up a wall outside and to the southwest. Inside is a rocket launcher, a box of ammo, and a teleporter leading back. (sector 243)
  4. After grabbing the red key, head back to the northwest area where the start of the blood is. Go north towards the radiation suit and press on the wall behind it to find a medikit and a computer area map. (sector 247)


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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doomed Speed Demos Archive are:

Style Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

Miscellaneous demos[edit]

Style Time Player Date File Notes


Map of E5M3's deathmatch arena

This level includes its own, separate deathmatch arena.

Player spawns[edit]

This arena contains four spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 177)
  2. facing east. (thing 178)
  3. facing west. (thing 179)
  4. facing south. (thing 180)


The following things (per skill level) are placed in the arena:

Weapons 1-2 3 4-5
Shotgun 4
Chaingun 1
Rocket launcher 1
Plasma gun 1
BFG9000 1
Ammunition 1-2 3 4-5
Box of bullets 1
Box of shotgun shells 1
Box of rockets 1
Health & Armor 1-2 3 4-5
Stimpack 5
Medikit 1
Armor 1
Items 1-2 3 4-5
Supercharge 1
Radiation shielding suit 1
Miscellaneous 1-2 3 4-5
Deathmatch start 4
Teleport landing 4


Map data[edit]

Things 279
Vertices 1636*
Linedefs 1553
Sidedefs 2388
Sectors 248
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1314.


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

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