Soldier (Blaster)

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This article is about the monster in Doom Eternal. For other games, see:

The soldier (blaster) is a monster in Doom Eternal, taking the place of the possessed soldier from Doom (2016). It reprises its role as an armed former human for the first time in a main-series Doom game since Doom 64, with a design heavily inspired by its appearance in that game (which was in turn directly based on the original). Like the possessed soldier before it, the soldier now attacks with a plasma-powered, projectile-based weapon which can either be fired off in single shots or charged up for a slower but more powerful blast. A version with a shield also exists, like the possessed security, named Soldier Shield. Like all monsters in the game, the soldier is highly mobile - he even has a jet booster which allows him to make high jumps.

The soldier seems to retain even more intelligence than its forebears and speaks with others of its kind in a low-pitched demonic voice - this is similar to the radio chatter used by the likewise intelligent Z-Secs of Doom 3.

Tactical Analysis[edit]

The soldier is faster and more aggressive than the basic zombie, and can deal fairly high damage with its charged shots. However, it is not much more durable than a zombie and can be staggered with a single point-blank shotgun blast.

Glory kills[edit]

The Doom Slayer executes a soldier using the Doom blade.
  • The Doom Slayer pulls back the soldier's head and then extends the Doom blade, allowing it to impale the soldier's skull through his mouth.
  • The Doom Slayer can also use the Doom blade as a sword, decapitating the soldier with a single clean slice through the neck.
  • The Doom Slayer grabs the soldier, turning him around before impaling the Doom blade through his eye.
  • The Doom Slayer grabs the soldier's right arm, breaks the bone and punches him in the face.
  • The Doom Slayer grabs hold of the soldier's left arm before stabbing him twice in the chest.
  • The Doom Slayer slices the soldier's legs off and stabs it once through the back with the Doom blade.

Lore[edit]

As the name suggests, soldiers were originally human troops, possessed by the power of Hell and forced to turn on their former allies.

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Trivia[edit]

In noclip's Designing DOOM Eternal's New & Classic Demons video, the soldier is referred to as the 'hellified soldier', a name referenced by Hugo Martin.