Scythe is a 32-level megawad released by Erik Alm on April 8, 2003.[1] The most distinguishing feature of Scythe is that most of its levels are smaller than average. The WAD was created in a matter of a few months, with 31 levels by Alm, and Map 31 by Kim Bach (Torn). It was the final 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.


External links[edit]


  1. Erik Alm (9 June 2005). Erik Alm's Page of Doom. Retrieved 30 August 2023.