MAP18: The Great Temple (ZBlood)


ZBlood maps 11-20

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(11 - 20)
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Deathmatch maps: 40 41

This level occupies the map slot MAP18. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP18.
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MAP18: The Great Temple is the eighteenth map of ZBlood. It was designed by Jeffrey Graham (psyren) and Joseph Otey (Doorhenge), and uses the music track "". The par time defined in MAPINFO is 30:00. A deathmatch variant of the southern section is included as MAP40: Altar of Stone - DM.


Map of The Great Temple
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. Head east at the start until you see a dark wall at the southwest part of the turn. Enter it to get shotgun shells and bundles of TNT. (sector 205)
  2. When you first enter the water, head northeast, then in the bigger area, use the south wall in the center. Surface on the other side to get a cloak of shadows. (sector 401)
  3. Head south until you get to the first bridge that you swam under before. Go east of it and head southwest, opening the wall there for rage. (sector 405)
  4. In the green and gray rock area, head to the steps and use the recessed wall to the north to get a box of shotgun shells. (sector 412)
  5. After getting the fire key, head to the column that opened to the east, then shoot the switch on the east side of the center pole. This opens the east wall where you can get TNT and Zippo, a Life Seed, boxes of shotgun shells, and bundles of TNT. (sector 416)
  6. In the room with the rotating wall, flip a switch and follow the wall itself as it morphs in a clockwise direction, finding a translucent corner wall which is a teleporter. You will teleport to a death mask, a body armor, and a Life Seed. (sector 134)
  7. In the last arena, jump out the southwest window and get a super armor on the ledge below. (sector 725)
  8. In the last arena, jump out the southeast window and get a Life Seed on the ledge below. (sector 735)
  9. At the south wall of the last arena, a Life Leech can be found on the west side. (sector 737)


Demo files[edit]

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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
NM speed
UV max
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on February 21, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains seven spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 24)
  2. facing south. (thing 25)
  3. facing east. (thing 81)
  4. facing north-west. (thing 275)
  5. facing north-east. (thing 276)
  6. facing south-west. (thing 277)
  7. facing south-east. (thing 278)


Map data[edit]

Things 963
Vertices 5571*
Linedefs 5477
Sidedefs 7630
Sectors 818
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 4603.


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

Technical information[edit]

Inspiration and development[edit]

The level is based on the original by James Wilson (Shade) and Terry Hamel.


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