Scythe is a 32-level megawad released by Erik Alm in April of 2003. The most distinguishing feature of Scythe is that most of its levels are smaller than average. Also, it was created in a matter of a few months, 31 levels by Alm, and Map 31 by Kim Bach (Torn). It is the most recent addition to the PWADs that Compet-n allows recording on. It was added to Doomworld's Top 100 WADs of All Time listing for the year 2003.

The sequel, Scythe 2, was released in June of 2005. A second sequel, Scythe X, had its first episodic release in September of 2009.


Intermission screen

Built-in demos[edit]

This WAD features three built-in demos. All require Doom II v1.9 to view them. The demo levels are:

Demo Level Skill Tics Length
DEMO1 MAP05: Slimy Tunnels 4 3224 1:32.11
DEMO2 MAP16: Burial Grounds 4 2857 1:21.63
DEMO3 MAP21: Solitude 4 2253 1:04.37



Current Compet-n records[edit]

The Compet-n episode records for Scythe are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes

The data was last verified in its entirety on June 21, 2020.

Current DSDA records[edit]

The DSDA episode records for Scythe are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed episode, MAP01-MAP10 02:24 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2016-03-12
UV speed episode, MAP11-MAP20 04:26 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2015-05-30
UV speed episode, MAP21-MAP30 03:56 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2018-05-23
UV speed run 11:33 eLim 2020-03-10
NM speed episode, MAP01-MAP10 03:59 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2016-05-04
NM speed episode, MAP11-MAP20 05:40 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2016-05-18
NM speed episode, MAP21-MAP30 06:02 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2016-05-19
UV max episode, MAP01-MAP10 10:07 Kyle McAwesome 2019-02-15
UV max episode, MAP11-MAP20 31:54 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2015-06-23
UV max episode, MAP21-MAP30 1:15:33 Starduster 2021-03-06
UV max run 2:04:29 Starduster 2021-03-13
NM 100S episode, MAP01-MAP10 05:14 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2016-05-02
UV -fast episode, MAP01-MAP10 11:58 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2023-03-16
UV -respawn episode, MAP01-MAP10 11:20 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2023-03-16
UV Tyson episode, MAP01-MAP10 37:44 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2022-02-05
UV pacifist episode, MAP01-MAP10 03:18 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2016-04-30
NoMo episode, MAP01-MAP10 02:04 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2014-11-26
NoMo episode, MAP11-MAP20 04:14 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2014-08-27
NoMo episode, MAP21-MAP30 03:38 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2014-12-29
NoMo run 09:31 eLim 2017-11-22

The data was last verified in its entirety on March 26, 2023.

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