MAP05: The Citadel (Epic)


Epic maps
This level occupies the map slot MAP05. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP05.
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MAP05: The Citadel is the fifth and final map of Epic. It was designed by Alexander S. (Eternal) and uses the music track MM_01, originally composed by Rich Nagel (Weeds) for Daedalus: Alien Defense.


Map of The Citadel
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. Enter the pyramid in the northwest part of the map. Inside, go behind the north wall and look for a switch, which will lower the coffin to the east, allowing access to the cave. (sector 419)
  2. Inside the main citadel, go up the steps and look towards the fireplace. Look for the pool of blood, then use the wall where it is at to get an energy cell pack. (sector 572)
  3. There is a backside to the wall in Secret #2. Use the switch here to leave that secret, then go to the other one that is adjacent to the fireplace to obtain another energy cell pack. (sector 573)
  4. Run through the cave and the waterway system accessible from Secret #1. At the end, you can use a lift to go up, emerging in the northwest part of the citadel. If you have the blue key, you can use it to open the door, then go to the water here. Backtrack to the lift and take it back down. To the east, you can collect a BFG9000. (sector 612)


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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 12:21.89 Veinen 2020-09-19
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

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


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains nine spawn points:

  1. facing west. (thing 6)
  2. facing north. (thing 7)
  3. facing west. (thing 8)
  4. facing east. (thing 9)
  5. facing west. (thing 842)
  6. facing east. (thing 845)
  7. facing south-west. (thing 868)
  8. facing west. (thing 871)
  9. facing east. (thing 874)


Map data[edit]

Things 876
Vertices 11412*
Linedefs 10326
Sidedefs 18680
Sectors 798
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 9020.


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

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