This level occupies the map slot E4M8. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E4M8.

E4M8: Shattered Bridge is the eighth and final level in The Ossuary episode of Heretic Shadow of the Serpent Riders.

E4M8 heretic

Map of E4M8


Head down the stairs and out one of the doors to enter the bridge area. To make each segment of the bridge rise up, one must shot the sides of the moving platforms across the other side of the bridge. Though the wind will make it more difficult to achieve with projectile firing weapons.

Once across the bridge, note the Wings of Wrath on the ledge to your right; this is where you need to get to. To reach here get on the right most moving platform and head down the corridor at the top, which leads you around to the wings. When you jump off the ledge back down to the bridge area, a wall will lower behind you revealing a Disciple and Yellow Key. Head back up to the ledge to pick up the key.

Head to and through the main door and continue heading south through the Yellow door to a switch that lowers a couple of walls; once you pass through these, they will raise up preventing you from going back. Hit the new switch that has been revealed to lower another wall revealing several Iron Lich and the exit teleporter, which will lower once the Liches are defeated.

Unlike the Liches' debut, even as bosses then, defeating all of the Liches does kill off any remaining inferior monsters.


1. The pen the Yellow Key is in counts as a secret.

2. The two cages in the room just before the Iron Liches each count as secrets. To get into them, head up the middle two raising platforms in the bridge area and press on the differently textured walls in the rooms which the corridors at the top lead to. Then head south pressing another two differently textured walls. The cages each contain a Quartz Flask, Flame Orb and either a Tome of Power or Bag of Holding.

3. See Secret 2.




MonstersSkill 1-2Skill 3Skill 4-5Multiplayer
Undead Warrior000+0
WeaponsSkill 1-2Skill 3Skill 4-5Multiplayer
Gauntlets of the Necromancer000+0
Ethereal Crossbow000+0
Dragon Claw000+0
Phoenix Rod000+0
AmmoSkill 1-2Skill 3Skill 4-5Multiplayer
Wand Crystal000+0
Ethereal Arrows000+0
Quiver of Ethereal Arrows000+0
Claw Orb000+0
Energy Orb000+0
Lesser Runes000+0
Flame Orb000+0
Bag of Holding000+0
ItemsSkill 1-2Skill 3Skill 4-5Multiplayer
Crystal Vial000+0
Quartz Flask000+0
Mystic Urn000+0
Silver Shield000+0
Enchanted Shield000+0
Tome of Power000+0
Morph Ovum000+0
Wings of Wrath000+0
Chaos Device000+0
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Player 2 Start111+0
Player 3 Start111+0
Player 4 Start111+0
Deathmatch Start000+4
Yellow Key000+0
Teleport Destination000+0
MarkersSkill 1-2Skill 3Skill 4-5Multiplayer
Key Gizmo (Yellow)000+0
Pink Teleport Glitter000+0
DecorationsSkill 1-2Skill 3Skill 4-5Multiplayer
Fire Brazier000+0
Serpent Torch000+0
Hanging Skull (Shortest)000+0
Hanging Skull (Shorter)000+0
Hanging Skull (Longer)000+0
Hanging Skull (Longest)000+0
Wall Torch000+0
Sound EffectsSkill 1-2Skill 3Skill 4-5Multiplayer
Slow Footsteps000+0
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