A timebomb at e4m5

A timebomb at E4M5

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.


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.

Heretic items
Health Crystal Vial | Quartz Flask | Mystic Urn
Armor Silver Shield | Enchanted Shield
Items Crystal Vial | Map Scroll | Bag of Holding | Ammo | Keys
Artifacts Chaos Device | Morph Ovum | Mystic Urn | Quartz Flask | Ring of Invincibility | Shadowsphere | Timebomb of the Ancients | Tome of Power | Torch | Wings of Wrath