MAP03: Sacrificial Altar (Preacher)


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

MAP03: Sacrificial Altar is the third map of Preacher. It was designed by Darch, who also composed the level's music track, "Die Motherfucker Die."


Map of Sacrificial Altar
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.


At the start go forward, around the pillar, then go down the stairs and enter the teleporter. There are three keys in the large area you arrive in, your goal is to collect them all. The blue key is located to the north, the red key is found in the east while the yellow key is in the south of this area. With all three keys in your possession, enter the arena in the middle then flip the switch in the centre, by the titular altar. This will open a door straight ahead, revealing a room with another switch. Press it to open the door ahead, with the exit teleporter in front. Before you reach the teleporter you'll be teleported to a pit. Turn around and use the switch to lower the wall in front, then go up the stairs and go around the pit to find the exit teleporter again. Enter it to finish the level.

Other points of interest[edit]


  1. In the arena, use the centre of the wall in the northwestern corner to lower it, revealing a passageway that leads to the super shotgun. (sector 370)
  2. After riding the lift before the super shotgun, look to the south to spot a megaarmor on a lower platform. Drop to it to collect the item and tag the secret. (sector 325)
  3. Before grabbing the red key, look to the north to see a platform. Jump to it, then follow it to the end for an armor. (sector 573)
  4. After pressing the switch in the arena, go through the door to its north to find a door has opened up, revealing a chamber with two medikits, nine health bonuses and a backpack. (sector 650)
  5. After pressing the switch in the arena, turn around and go through the door ahead to see a door has opened up, revealing a chamber with ten armor bonuses and a partial invisibilty. (sector 688)


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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
NM speed
UV max 9:52.77 Shepardus 2019-11-30
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 12, 2021.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing east. (thing 418)
  2. facing west. (thing 421)
  3. facing east. (thing 422)
  4. facing east. (thing 423)


Map data[edit]

Things 638
Vertices 6046*
Linedefs 6196
Sidedefs 11111
Sectors 928
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 5054.


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

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