Timebomb of the Ancients

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A timebomb of the ancients.

The Delmintalintar's Bomb of the Ancients is an artifact in Heretic. It looks like a floating hourglass. When set, a Timebomb of the Ancients floats where the player was standing for 40 tics, then explodes and deals damage another 6 tics later. It causes splash damage 128 units in radius, with 128 units of damage at the center.

This item is included in the items percentage displayed at the end of each level.

Strategies[edit]

  • When the player is being chased by hordes of monsters, it can be effective to leave behind some timebombs to clear them away.
  • The timebomb also acts as a grenade, being very good at clearing rooms with weak monsters. It is overall an extremely effective way to deal significant amounts of damage.

Data[edit]

Timebomb of the Ancients data
Thing type 34 (decimal), 22 (hex)
Appears in Shareware Heretic
Registered Heretic
Radius 20
Height 16
Sprite FBMB
Frames 5 (A—E)
Class Item
Pickup

Appearance statistics[edit]

In the IWADs the timebomb of the ancients is first encountered on these maps per skill level:

The IWADs contain the following numbers of timebombs of the ancients per skill level: