MAP04: The Nunnery (The Abyss)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP04. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP04.

MAP04: The Nunnery is the fourth level of The Abyss. It was designed by J.M.P van Waveren (MrElusive), and incorporates architecture similar to mediaeval monasteries, complete with scriptoriums, a cloister, and monk cells.

This level requires all three keys to exit, and can be obtained in any order, although the blue key must be obtained if the player enters the blue key room.

"The nuns have left the cloister."
― ABYSS.TXT [source]


Map of The Nunnery
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. In the starting area, head behind the southwest column and press on the skull marking to get a backpack. (sector 50)
  2. In the room east of the yellow key area, press on the square wall in the southeast corner to find a green armor. (sector 142)
  3. Directly northwest of the yellow key, press on the gray wall to find ammo clips, stimpacks, and health bonuses. (sector 259)


Areas / screenshots[edit]


Routes and tricks[edit]

Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 0:57.74 Andrey Boldt (Hitherto) 2024-04-16
NM speed
UV max
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on May 12, 2024.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing south. (thing 28)
  2. facing west. (thing 99)
  3. facing east. (thing 100)
  4. facing west. (thing 232)
  5. facing south. (thing 234)


Map data[edit]

Things 294
Vertices 1862*
Linedefs 1948
Sidedefs 2528
Sectors 291
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1646.


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


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