Radiation shielding suit

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This article is about the item from Doom. For the item from Doom Eternal, see Rad suit.
One of a few radiation shielding suits in Doom E1M4: Command Control.
A view of E1M4: Command Control while wearing the radiation suit, with the distinctive green haze.

The radiation shielding suit (shortened to radiation suit in the manuals) is a powerup that appears as a white hazard suit. Picking one up will make players immune to damaging floors, except for floors with sector type 11, for 60 seconds and fill their vision with a green haze. When 5 seconds remain, the green haze will begin blinking, signaling the end of the suit's effects. The suit has no armor value and does not protect the player from monster attacks in any way. Picking up one radiation suit while another is still in effect does not shield the player for an additional 60 seconds, but merely resets the protection time to 60 seconds (for instance, in E3M7: Limbo, the player may inadvertently run into additional radiation suits while navigating the blood tunnels).

The effects of a radiation shielding suit can also be obtained with the cheat code idbeholdr.

For the 20% damaging floor types, there is a small chance (6/256 ≈ 2.3%) every 32 tics ( ≈ 0.91 seconds) that the hazard will penetrate the protective suit and inflict damage as normal. This is unlikely to occur more than twice during the lifetime of a given suit.

This item is not included in the items percentage displayed at the end of each level.


Radiation shielding suit data
Thing type 2025 (decimal), 7E9 (hex)
Enum MT_MISC14 (59) - Doom
MT_ITEM_RADSPHERE (66) - Doom 64
Appears in Shareware Doom
Doom/Ultimate Doom
Doom II/Final Doom
Doom 64/Lost Levels
Radius 20
Height 16
Sprite SUIT
Frames 1 [A] - Doom
2 [AB] - Doom 64
Class Item
Flags 1 (decimal)
00000001 (hex)
Flags list 0: Can be picked up

Appearance statistics[edit]

In the IWADs the radiation shielding suit is first encountered on these maps per skill level:

The IWADs contain the following numbers of radiation shielding suits per skill level:

Doom 64[edit]

Radiation shield in the outdoors section in Doom 64 MAP24: No Escape.

In Doom 64, the radiation shielding suit is renamed the radiation shield and the sprite is changed from a hazard suit to a glowing biohazard artifact. It is the only item in Doom 64 to have been renamed in such a fashion. However, its beneficial effects remain the same as before.

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