Kyopi First Heretic WAD


Kyopi First Heretic WAD
The starting area of the levelThe starting area of the level
Author Kyosuke Inada
Port Vanilla Heretic
IWAD Heretic
Year 1995
Link Doomworld/idgames
This level occupies the map slot E1M1. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E1M1.

Kyopi First Heretic WAD is a single-level WAD for Heretic designed by Kyosuke Inada and uploaded to the /idgames archive on February 5, 1995. The WAD file has a timestamp of January 12, 1995, making it one of the two oldest Heretic PWAD files published in the idgames archive (the other being Arena v3.1). The level consists of a multitude of rooms connected by small pathways. The geometry is very rudimentary and angled, with inconsistent texture usage and a high number of enemies in very tight spots. Unlike Origwad for Doom, which was designed from scratch by hand, this WAD was made using WADED and DoomEd, both fully developed level editors for the year. WADED was also one of the first editors to support Heretic.


Map of Kyopi First Heretic WAD
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.


Take the ethereal crossbow to your right and use it to kill the golem and gargoyles around you, open the door and destroy two more golems blocking your path to another door. Open this door and kill a fire gargoyle, then open a third door to reach a junction with a Morph Ovum. Open the left-hand door to enter a room with a single undead warrior, then open another door to the east and slay a golem and fire gargoyle before going to the end of the tunnel to find the yellow key.

Get back to the junction, passing some gargoyles and golems that have been released on the way, then go through the right-hand door this time and run across a gap to reach a stone door. Go through to find some gargoyles (plus a nitrogolem on yellowbellies-r-us skill level or lower) protecting a silver shield, open the yellow key door here to find more gargoyles protecting a Tome of Power then open the misaligned wall in the south-east corner (with the blinking light) and climb some steps to the green key.

Drop to the floor below and then drop down the lift that lowers to your right, then go up the steps to find Wings of Wrath in front of a green key door. Open the door to enter a room with sky walls, activate the Wings and use them to fly over the trench to reach the exit door. Open this door then try to open a second door behind it to finish the level; doing so allows you to bypass the eastern area of the map entirely, but you will miss out on 100% kills and items.

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There are no official secrets on this map.


  • In the room north of the junction with the Morph Ovum, open the wall between the serpent torches to find a silver shield and three crystal vials.


As noted above, you can use the Wings of Wrath to fly straight to the exit door, completely bypassing the eastern area of the 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
SM speed
SM max
BP speed
BP max
NM speed

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on March 19, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 151
Vertices 548*
Linedefs 563
Sidedefs 857
Sectors 153
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 408.


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

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