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Turn your back on these tiny terrors at your own risk.[1]

Imps are small, cackling demons[2] that possess powers and a cleverness that serve warlocks well despite their lack of physical strength.[3] The simplest of the summoning spells a would-be 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.[4] All imps are afraid of rainbows.[5]


An imp who is phase shifted into the Twisting Nether.

There isn't much information about the imps' history but the forest spirits known as grell do resemble them.

This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
  • Imps also bear a resemblance to homunculi, demons[8] that can be created/constructed.[9] Imps might be constructed homunculi, not truly living things.[10]

Fel Imps

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.


Named Imps

Named Fel Imps

A Fel imp

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 Imp

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].


  •  [Molten Corgi] loves to herd imps.
  • To the untrained eye Flamekin, a brand of fire demon, will look exactly like imps.[14]
  • Corefire Imps roam the Molten Core in large swarms and can replenish their numbers rapidly.


An Imp is a mythological being similar to a Fairy or Demon, frequently described in folklore and superstition.



  1. ^ TCG Reign of Fire, 133
  2. ^ Tides of War, pg. 569
  3. ^ H Warlock [4] Piercing the Veil
  4. ^ A [4] Beginnings
  5. ^ N [46] Open Their Eyes
  6. ^ A [55] Breath of Mist
  7. ^ A [3] Fel Moss Corruption
  8. ^ Jeremy Feasel on Twitter
  9. ^ Grubb, Jeff. The Last Guardian, 30-1. ISBN 978-0-6710-4151-9. 
  10. ^ The Sundering pg. 46 - They revealed that the beast had been a construct, not a true living thing.
  11. ^ [Phase Shift]
  12. ^ N [46] See the Invisible
  13. ^ TCG card: Rulrin
  14. ^ B [51] Latent Demons of the Land