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For the Strife item, see Bullet clip.

One of two ammo clips sitting in corners of the penultimate room in Doom, E1M1: Hangar.

A clip is a gray (or steel) weapon magazine containing 10 bullets, ammo for the pistol or the chaingun (20 on the I'm Too Young To Die and Nightmare! skill levels). It is scattered in locations from all classic Doom games. The clips dropped by defeated zombiemen and SS Nazis contain only 5 bullets each (10 on ITYTD and NM) and, unlike preexisting clips, disappear when crushed beneath doors or moving ceilings.

Each bullet does between 5 and 15 hit points of damage (determined using Doom's pseudorandom number generator). Note that, although shots fired by zombies and the Wolfenstein SS inflict only 3-15 points each, the bullets in their dropped ammo clips behave like any other bullets when used by the player.

Although referred to as clips in the game, the items depicted are more properly known as detachable magazines; that is, the bullets are fed into the gun from them, rather merely being held in place.

Data Statistics

The IWADs contain the following numbers of clips (excluding those of dead former humans):

The Ultimate Doom 171 179 174
Doom II 92 101 103
TNT: Evilution 36 37 37
Plutonia 52 52 52

Doom RPG

In Doom RPG, the clip is called a bullet box. It gives the player either 4 or 10 bullets.