Tick (Doom 3)

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Tick (Doom 3)


Attack Damage

5-10 (bites)

Found in
  • Doom 3: Delta Complex
  • RoE: Delta Labs Unknown, Hell (revisited)
Cheat spawn

"spawn monster_demon_tick"

This article is about the Doom 3 enemy. For the timing unit in the Doom engine, see Tic.

The tick is a small, spider-like enemy in Doom 3 that has similar attack patterns to the trite. The only noteworthy differences between ticks and trites are aesthetic ones (although the tick can jump slightly farther than the trite). While trites resemble an inverted lost soul with legs, ticks appear more insect-like. What's more, while the trite makes a deep, throaty roar, the tick makes high-pitched chirps. Finally, while trites curl up and burst into yellowish-green "spider juice" upon death, tick corpses burn away like all other demons. If closely examined, a little human face can be seen on its head.

Tactical analysis[edit]

The tick cannot attack while the player is on a significantly higher vertical plane. For example, if a tick is on the floor, it can be rendered harmless by jumping onto a bunk bed.

The pistol is perfectly adequate for dealing with ticks, requiring only two shots to kill them. The machine gun is also a good choice. In Resurrection of Evil they can be killed instantly with the grabber, although it is not recommended to use it when facing a large swarm due to the slow rate of fire caused by the weapon's cool down.

Appearance statistics[edit]

Ticks are one of the rarest enemy types for the player to encounter.

Doom 3[edit]

The amount is the same on all skill levels.

Doom 3 (original & BFG Edition)
Level Amount
Delta Complex 31
Total 31

Resurrection of Evil[edit]

The amount is the same on all skill levels.

Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (original & BFG Edition)
Level Amount
Delta Labs - Unknown 15
Hell 3
Total 18

The Lost Mission[edit]

The ticks do not appear in The Lost Mission.