The imps are a mischievous and nefarious race of small, fiendish creatures. The simplest of the summoning spells a warlock can learn is that of the imp. Before they are imparted to this, they must prove that they have the necessary magical and physical ability. Though it lacks physical strength, it possesses powers and a cleverness that serve warlocks well. All imps however are afraid of rainbows.
Fel imps, although very similar to normal imps, are a more powerful demon. Imps and Fel imps have the ability to become intangible by phase shifting.
An imp who is phase-shifted into the Twisting Nether.
As a warlock minion
- Main articles: Imp (warlock minion), Summon Imp
[Summon Imp] is a warlock ability used to summon a controllable Imp to be your minion. It is learned automatically upon character creation. The Fel Imp is a demonic Minion, available at level 75. It is unlocked by the talent [Grimoire of Supremacy] and replaces [Summon Imp].
Fel imps, though very similar to normal imps, are a more powerful demon. Although normal imps have fel energy, they are not fel imps, which are more common in the Twisting Nether and in Outland.
As a warlock minion
- Main articles: Fel Imp (warlock minion), Summon Fel Imp
The Fel Imp is a demonic Minion, available at level 75. It is unlocked by the talent [Grimoire of Supremacy] and replaces [Summon Imp].
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Grells corrupted by fel energy
Imps are sprites who bear a resemblance to the forest spirits called Grell, who like Imps are also sprites. This leads people to speculate that Imps were Grell corrupted by fel energy. Even if Imps were not Grell who have been corrupted by fel energy it is certain that there are Grell on Teldrassil who were corrupted by [Fel Moss] and that the Grell in Darkshore possessed the same [Foul Ichor] that was found in the bodies of demons known as satys. What fel mutations these Grell might endure might cause them to become Imps.
Homunculi corrupted by fel energy
Imps also bear a resemblance to homunculi, demons that can be created/constructed. Imps might be constructed homunculi, not truly living things, who became Imps in time.
An Imp is a mythological being similar to a Fairy or Demon, frequently described in folklore and superstition.