Kadingir Sanctum

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Doom (2016) missions
Kadingir Sanctum

The Kadingir Sanctum is a level in Doom (2016). It is the first area of Hell which is visited in the game after Olivia Pierce uses an Argent accumulator to rip open a permanent portal to the demons' dimension at the Argent Energy Tower. The Doom marine is pulled into the rift shortly after her, and ends up near the place he was imprisoned by the demons and subsequently found by the UAC. The sixth mission, Into the Fire, takes place here. A barren landscape of craggy rocks and deep caverns is punctuated by portals which require skull keys to be opened.

"The Hell portal is now open back on Mars. Lost in the Hell dimension, you are unable to stop the demons from absorbing our world. Kill everything you see and find a way back to Mars."
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Mission 06: Into the Fire[edit]


Get back to Mars
Find the exit portal marked by the UAC


Dead Man Stalking
Earn four Praetor tokens.
Momentum Swing
Kill ten demons while using power-ups.
Sweep the Leg
Perform four "Leg Sweep" glory kills on the Hell razer (attack right leg).

Special items[edit]

Item Amount
Argent cells 1
Combat support drones 1
Elite guards 4
Rune trials 2
Secrets 6

Areas / screenshots[edit]


Bird's-eye view of column formation.
  • The location in or near Kadingir where the Doom Slayer was imprisoned is called the Blood Keep. This location shares its name with MAP16: Blood Keep from Doom 64.
  • The final arena of this level is additionally designed after the beginning area of MAP17: Watch Your Step, also from Doom 64.[1] Similarities include the Stonehenge-like pillar layout with overlapping crossbars at different vertical levels,[2] and the nature of the battle which takes place there as well - enemies continue to appear in shortly spread-out waves which increase in strength by varying the type of monster, starting with imps and culminating with barons of Hell. Other similarities not confirmed by the map's author include the color of the sky in both areas, and the relative positions of their exits compared to the temple structure.
  • The name Kadingir Sanctum could be a reference to the Sumerian name of the city of Babylon, KÁ.DINGIR.RAKI, meaning "Gate of God."


  1. @JunctionEight (21 April 2017). "The last fight in Kadingir Sanctum actually had some elements that paid homage to the Doom 64 level, Watch Your Step. #doom." Twitter. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  2. @JunctionEight (21 April 2017). "The pillar formations were in a similar pattern." Twitter. Retrieved 5 September 2017.