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Pain Elemental
Actor type Monster Game MiniDoom2LogoIcon.png
DoomEd Number 71 Class Name PainElemental
Spawn ID 115 Identifier T_PAINELEMENTAL

Classes: PainElemental

Pain elementals are similar in appearance to cacodemons, but are brown and have stubby arms. The pain elemental is unique in that it does not have an attack of its own, instead it spits lost souls to do its bidding for them. Note that when a pain elemental dies, three lost souls spawn burst out of it.

In vanilla Doom, if the total number of lost souls in the level was greater than 20, the pain elemental's attack would fail, putting a limit at 21 lost souls. This did not differentiate between lost souls spawned by pain elementals and "independent" lost souls placed directly in the map. In ZDoom, this is subjected to a compatibility option, accessible through the compat_limitpain console variable or the menu system.

DECORATE definition

ACTOR PainElemental
  Health 400
  Radius 31
  Height 56
  Mass 400
  Speed 8
  PainChance 128
  SeeSound "pain/sight"
  PainSound "pain/pain"
  DeathSound "pain/death"
  ActiveSound "pain/active"
    PAIN A 10 A_Look
    PAIN AABBCC 3 A_Chase
    PAIN D 5 A_FaceTarget
    PAIN E 5 A_FaceTarget
    PAIN F 5 Bright A_FaceTarget
    PAIN F 0 Bright A_PainAttack
    Goto See
    PAIN G 6
    PAIN G 6 A_Pain
    Goto See
    PAIN H 8 Bright
    PAIN I 8 Bright A_Scream
    PAIN JK 8 Bright
    PAIN L 8 Bright A_PainDie
    PAIN M 8 Bright
    Goto See