This level occupies the map slot E1M1. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E1M1.

E1M1: The Docks is the first level in the City of the Damned episode of Heretic.

E1M1 heretic

Map of E1M1


At the start of the map, go straight ahead to the docks. Turn right and follow the stairs on the edge of the area to the yellow key room (1). Press the switch to lower the key and collect it. Return to the starting area and turn right. Pass through the yellow door and go straight ahead. Go through the wooden door at the bottom of the stairs and turn right again. The rooms on either side of this hall contain some extra wand crystals and crystal vials that you may want to collect (2). Go to the end of the hall to a room with a window. To the right is a stairway up. Head up this stairway and press the switch on the wall to open the sealed door that you passed earlier (3). Drop down and go through the door. Down the hall and to the left, you will find a depression. Step into it and the stairs will rise. Go up the stairs, turn right, and head to the exit (4).


  1. In the southeast corner of the starting room, go behind the barrels and press on the brighter wall. You will find a chamber with a Silver Shield.
  2. Immediately after opening the first wooden door, you will see a wall with a demonic face that has a mouthful of skulls. This is a secret door. Open it to collect Gauntlets of the Necromancer and a pair of wand crystals.
  3. When you come to the room with the window, check the north wall for a panel with an eagle insignia. This is another secret door. Pass through it to reach a platform near the docks where you can collect a Tome of Power. Do not drop down to the water, but instead pass the corridor you arrived from and follow the next to find an Ethereal Crossbow. You can also reach these passages by a second secret door that looks just like the first and is located in the corridor above the window room. The actual secret tag is at the top of the stairway from this second door.
  4. After pulling the switch that opens the sealed door, backtrack to the window room. You will find that a teleporter has opened that leads to the water outside, where you will find a Bag of Holding.




MonstersSkill 1-2Skill 3Skill 4-5Multiplayer
Undead Warrior133+0
WeaponsSkill 1-2Skill 3Skill 4-5Multiplayer
Gauntlets of the Necromancer111+0
Ethereal Crossbow111+0
Dragon Claw000+1
Phoenix Rod000+1
AmmoSkill 1-2Skill 3Skill 4-5Multiplayer
Wand Crystal463727+0
Ethereal Arrows1499+4
Quiver of Ethereal Arrows110+3
Claw Orb000+10
Energy Orb000+1
Lesser Runes000+8
Flame Orb000+3
Bag of Holding111+0
ItemsSkill 1-2Skill 3Skill 4-5Multiplayer
Crystal Vial262017+0
Quartz Flask220+0
Mystic Urn000+1
Silver Shield111+0
Enchanted Shield000+1
Tome of Power111+2
Morph Ovum000+1
Wings of Wrath000+1
Chaos Device000+1
Working PartsSkill 1-2Skill 3Skill 4-5Multiplayer
Player 1 Start111+0
Player 2 Start111+0
Player 3 Start111+0
Player 4 Start111+0
Deathmatch Start000+4
Yellow Key111+0
Teleport Destination222+0
MarkersSkill 1-2Skill 3Skill 4-5Multiplayer
Key Gizmo (Yellow)222+0
Pink Teleport Glitter222+0
DecorationsSkill 1-2Skill 3Skill 4-5Multiplayer
Fire Brazier999+0
Serpent Torch444+0
Hanging Skull (Shortest)111+0
Hanging Skull (Shorter)111+0
Hanging Skull (Longer)111+0
Hanging Skull (Longest)111+0
Wall Torch888+0
Sound EffectsSkill 1-2Skill 3Skill 4-5Multiplayer
Slow Footsteps111+0
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