E6M5: Pit of Despair (Doom the Way id Did: The Lost Episodes)

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The Final Gate
This level occupies the map slot E6M5. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E6M5.

E6M5: Pit of Despair is the fifth map of episode The Final Gate in Doom the Way id Did: The Lost Episodes. It was designed by Jacob Zuchowski (ellmo). The par time defined in MAPINFO is 1:30.


Map of Pit of Despair
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.


Drop down the hole in front of you and walk forward to a pentagram wall, collect the rocket launcher next to it then open the wall to get outside. In the middle of the arena is a pole with two eye switches - be sure to grab all the items in the arena before pressing the southern switch, as it will open the north wall to reveal a spiderdemon. Kill it, while dodging the lost souls and/or cacodemons that fly in, to end the level.

Other points of interest[edit]

Pressing the switch that releases the spiderdemon also opens two windows on either side of the starting point; you can get back up there if you press the northern switch on the pole, which will raise a staircase. Step through either window to land on the outer wall of the arena, then follow it round to the spiderdemon's compartment to get some items - a megaarmor and a box of shotgun shells on the west side, and a berserk pack and a supercharge on the east side.

Behind the megaarmor is a gargoyle switch - press it to lower the lift on the east side of the arena, which holds a partial invisibility.


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 00:29 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2014-10-03 l6e5-029.zip
NM speed
UV max
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 7, 2021.


Map data[edit]

Things 87
Vertices 359*
Linedefs 338
Sidedefs 548
Sectors 46
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 281.


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

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