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Author John Anderson
Port Vanilla Heretic
IWAD Heretic
Year 1995
Link Doomworld/idgames
This level occupies the map slot E1M1. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E1M1.
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Recant is a single-level PWAD for Heretic designed by John Anderson and released in 1995.


Map of Recant
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. In the centre of the level is a dark corridor, which has a niche to the south containing a gargoyle and a Claw Orb. This niche has a secret door to the west leading to some Greater Runes and a Hellstaff. (sector 97)
  2. Part-way along the dark corridor is a trigger line that opens up two rooms. One of these contains a Pile of Mace Spheres, a shadowsphere, a Quartz Flask, a crystal vial, an undead warrior ghost, a sabreclaw, and a teleporter back to the area south of the start. (sector 123)


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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doomed Speed Demos Archive are:

Style Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

Miscellaneous demos[edit]

Style Time Player Date File Notes


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing south. (thing 32)
  2. facing north. (thing 38)
  3. facing east. (thing 40)
  4. facing west. (thing 41)


Map data[edit]

Things 404
Vertices 1538*
Linedefs 1610
Sidedefs 2408
Sectors 372
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1249.


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

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