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For the Strife item, see Energy pack.
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An energy cell pack sits above a pool of blood in Doom E3M3: Pandemonium.

An energy cell pack is a "battery" of plasma cells, shaped like a large black and gray car battery, that serves as the larger ammo container for the plasma gun and the BFG9000. It contains 5 energy cells (which have twice the usual amount of energy on the I'm Too Young To Die and Nightmare! skill levels). Each BFG shot consumes 2 whole cells in one shot (or 1 on NM and ITYTD), while the plasma gun empties one cell with 20 shots. So, one pack can provide 100 plasma rifle shots, or two and a half BFG shots.

Each shot from the plasma gun does 5-40 hit points of damage, determined using Doom's pseudorandom number generator. BFG damage calculations are more complex; a direct hit inflicts 100-800 points, after which additional energy damage is discharged, that can take the total damage into the thousands of hit points.

Energy cell pack data
Thing type17 (decimal), 11 (hex)
Appears inRegistered Doom
The Ultimate Doom
Doom II/Final Doom
Radius20
SpriteCELP
ClassAmmo
Pickup

Appearance statistics

The IWADs contain the following numbers of energy cell packs:

GameITYTD and HNTRHMPUV and NM
The Ultimate Doom484345
Doom II464949
TNT: Evilution595251
Plutonia101103103

See also

Ammo in Doom and Doom II
Clip 4 shotgun shells Rocket Energy cell
Box of bullets Box of shotgun shells Box of rockets Energy cell pack

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