DWE1M4: The Abyss

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The Abyss (DWE1M4) is the fourth level of the first episode of the add-on Death Wish, considerably known as episode 7 . It features the winding staircases to the "crimson river" and the church area.


Level Designer: Dustin "Bloatoid" Twilley

Song Track: 7 - Waiting for the End (CD-Audio), cblood9 (MIDI)

Number of Enemies
Still Kicking 67
Pink on the Inside 67
Lightly Broiled 67
Well Done 92
Extra Crispy 112
Number of Secrets
8




Walkthrough[edit]

"Blood: Death Wish 1.4 - E1M4 The Abyss - All Secrets - UHD 4K" (pagb666) - YouTube

"Jump into the water-filled opening and swim ahead. When you pop out of the water in the next area you will see the entrance to the Abyss. Tchernobog is ahead, and will give you some important information. Head through the door to the stairwell. Go down the stairs until you reach a structure with windows. This is the church. Go around to the side of the building and shoot the Cultists through the windows. There is a Fanatic in there, too, so you may want to toss in some explosives. Once inside, go into the first door on the right which leads to the supply room. Grab all the items inside, including the first of 3 Tomes that will reveal the Eye Key. The next door leads to the nave and chancel of the church. The church nave is full of enemies. You may want to alert them to your presence with some gunfire, then exit back outside to use the door as a bottleneck. Grab the 2nd Tome sitting on the pulpit to the right of the cross. If you get this, you can quickly exit the church at this point and jump into the main chasm to reach floor 2 before the effect wears off. There is a passageway near the piano leading to an area with a Life Essence. Grabbing it will summon Zombies so only do so if you need health more than ammo. This also leads to the the back entrance of the church's 2nd area. Go through here (watch out for the painting that a Choking Hand jumps through) and kill the Choking Hands that run towards you. Straight ahead is the doorway from the front entrance. On the sides of the hallway are 2 rooms. One has a bookcase and some Cultists. The other room has a Fanatic and the final Tome. Grab the Tome and the stained glass window behind the cross will shatter. The area behind the broken window has the Eye Key. Grab the Key and head out of the church completely to get back to the giant staircase. Head to the bottom of the stairs and ride the elevator down. Hop through the hole and you will be on the floor 2. Go out the main door and kill the Cultist who is carrying a Diving Suit. Dive into the bloody river and fight the 2 Gill Beasts. Swim in the direction they came from until you reach a new area. Above the surface you will see Tchernobog waiting. Get near him and he will transform into a cluster of Spiders. Hop back into the river where the Spiders will follow you to their doom. Keep swimming until you see a small opening with bubbles around it. Get out of the river here and continue until you get the Key. Return to where Tchernobog transformed. Go through the door and head down to floor 3. Get an explosive weapon ready. As soon as you open the door Zombies will flood the room, and there is no space to jump over them. Kill enough and a rock wall will open. Three colored lights will lead to 3 passageways. Follow the blue light to the entrance on the right to proceed to the next mission. "
--Bloatoid's Guide

Enemies Present[edit]

Weapons Available[edit]

Secrets[edit]

  • Stay underwater and look around , you'll find a little ice tunnel little bit to the left just below the entrance, swim into there (watch out for Bone Eels) Reward: Basic Armour
  • In the entrance room where you see Tchernobog, turn around and press the switch at the right side of the doorway you came through. Reward: Life Seed
  • There is a ledge to the right at the top of the stairs where some blood is flowing down. Jump to the ledge and follow the passage. Reward: Napalm Launcher
  • Across from the church door is a stone face in the wall. Shoot it to reveal a secret area. Reward: Tesla Cannon
  • Behind the piano inside the church, break the window and go onto the outside ledge Reward: Feather Fall
  • On the sides of the church's hallway, behind is a room that contain some bookcase and Cultists, push the bookcase in the corner to reveal a secret bookshelf Reward: Medicine Pouch (Voodoo Doll if you play version 1.3)
  • Shoot the right stone wall panels in floor 2 after you hop into the hole to reveal a small niche Reward: Body Armor
  • Instead of following the passage to the Spider key, there is a crack in the rocky wall to your right. Blow up the wall and go through the revealed passage, then follow the passage Reward: Box of Flares, Box of TNT, Drums of Bullets

Fun Stuff[edit]

TBD


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