MAP03: Cathedral (Deus Vult)


Deus Vult maps
This level occupies the map slot MAP03. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP03.

MAP03: Cathedral is the third map of Deus Vult. It was designed by Huy "Doom Marine" Pham and uses the music track of Heretic's E1M4: The Guard Tower.

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Map of Cathedral
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.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. Under the highest end of the cathedral on the west side, there is a pentagram here where you can collect an energy cell pack and a medikit, plus there is a teleporter to the altar. (sector 317)
  2. At the highest end of the cathedral mentioned in the previous secret, there are two target switches tucked in walls at the northern and southern ends. Shoot either of them to open barricades; the northern one has a soul sphere, while the southern one contains a megaarmor. Both of these count as one secret. (sector 489)
  3. After finishing with the crescent area in the western part of the map, take the lift up back to the cathedral. You will teleport to the south side of the cathedral. Return to the crescent-shaped area again and ride the lift up a second time. You will be able to jump out without teleporting. Do that and head north to enter a new opening, teleporting to a secret library with numerous monsters and pickups. (sector 365)
  4. In the large red hallway towards the southern part of the map, after lowering the red barricade on the east side, open the wall just north of this barricade for a teleporter, which will take you to a secret room. Do not pass the red line. Instead, grab the energy cell pack and leave the room. (sector 401)
  5. At the large lift at the northern end of the map where the exit is, you can lower the wall at the south end of this room. However, there is a door here as well that you need to open. Ride the lift up and look to the north as it rises. When you see a cross, shoot it, then fall off of the lift. From there, lower the wall, and there should be a pad with ?? on it. Step onto this pad to teleport to a secret room, where shooting Osama reveals two barons of Hell and two arch-viles. Like some of the secrets that acted the same in the previous two maps, there is health and ammo in this room as well. (sector 188)


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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 2:57.49 PartyCrasher04 2020-01-02
NM speed 6:46.20 z0diac 2012-03-20 Also Pacifist
UV max 10:31.63 Ancalagon 2011-10-14
NM 100S 11:41.34 z0diac 2012-03-23
UV -fast 22:33.71 z0diac 2010-09-12
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist 3:11.94 Paul Hiebert (Creaphis) 2010-09-12
NoMo 3:16.11 Mickael Girard 2010-09-04

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 5, 2021.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing west. (thing 1)
  2. facing west. (thing 4)
  3. facing west. (thing 11)
  4. facing east. (thing 14)
  5. facing east. (thing 19)


Map data[edit]

Things 1805
Vertices 7457*
Linedefs 6844
Sidedefs 11587
Sectors 619
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 5870.


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


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