This article is about the monster. For the imp caught with the Hunter skill, see Imp (Hunter).
|Release date||16 February 2001 (Update)|
|Combat level||2, 7|
|XP per kill||Unknown edit|
|Always drops||Impious ashes|
Imps are small creatures, being the weakest of all the attackable demons. (Hell-Rats being the lowest form of demons, as explained by Evil Dave.) They are central to the Imp Catcher quest, having been summoned by Wizard Grayzag to hide 4 different colours of beads, all of which must be collected for that quest. Though demons, they are NOT affected by the powers of Silverlight and Darklight. Holy water is also ineffective. Imps may be hunted with magic boxes.
An imp may defend itself from a player's attack by disappearing in a puff of smoke and teleporting to a random nearby place. If the player can reach the spot where the imp teleported, the player immediately goes to the imp to continue the fight, provided they do not click anywhere else on the map. Imps occasionally teleport even when they are not under attack. An imp, upon receiving damage, may also retreat from the player but not teleport. Imps have the ability to teleport themselves into areas that players cannot reach. It may also teleport as it dies, making the drop appear elsewhere.
Within the God Wars Dungeon, imps are level seven and have a slightly different appearance, sporting goatees, longer horns and their skin is a deeper shade of red. Imps are loyal followers of Zamorak and will not be aggressive towards the player if they wear a Zamorakian item or have a Zamorak hawk follower out. Because of their low level and lifepoint count, killing imps is a fast way of increasing one's kill count to be able to enter the Zamorakian boss room.
Imps are good monsters to kill for low combat level players. They have 80 Life points each, which grants 32 (80 * 0.4) xp to combat skills (for magic, 16 plus spellcast experience), along with 10.64 (80 * 0.133) Constitution experience. These also drop fairly good items for their level. These are not recommended for training, though, as there are few of them scattered all over Runescape and they have the ability to teleport.
The majority of imps' drops are worth little to higher-level players, and are often of little or no interest to them.
- About 2-3 south of Falador, usually near the city wall by the south gate
- On the path between Lumbridge and Draynor
- About 3-4 north of Yanille
- First alley to the right in Varrock, closest to Phoenix Gang Entrance
- Near the Spirit Tree Patch just west of The Rusty Anchor in Port Sarim
- 2 in Varrock near the back of the palace and northwest of Grand Exchange
- 5 around the volcano on Karamja Island
- On the Port Sarim dock
- Near the west wall of Varrock
- God Wars Dungeon (level 7, magic box won't work on those); a few in the central chamber and four more in Zamorak's Fortress
- 2 in the north-east part of the Grand Exchange, sometimes outside of the wall
- One in the eastern part of the Monastery
- One in Mr. Mordaut's classroom (attackable)
- 2 in Edgeville
- About 4-5 in the area between the Tower of Life and the Kandarin Monastery
- One occasionally at the south-east of Varrock
- A few around or in the Al-Kharid mine
- North of Beefy Bill, south-east of the Champion's Guild, near the river
- 11 in the Karamja Volcano resource dungeon (along with many aggressive Lesser demons)
Imps may be hunted at a Hunter level of 71 or above. Magic boxes are used to capture them. Beads may be used as bait. Success yield imp-in-a-box which could be used to bank two items, after which it is reverted to a magic box. The Karamja Volcano resource dungeon is the best location to hunt them by far due to high concentration of imps. However, a decent defence level and good armour is recommended for minimum damage from lesser demons.
For low levels, the south entrance of Falador may be a good idea. Players could kill or pickpocket from guards while waiting for imps to trigger the boxes.
Imps are one of the 'races' who have lesser champions in the Champions' Challenge Distraction and Diversion. To fight the imp champion, the player must kill imps until one drops a Champion scroll, which is an extremely rare drop. The champion scroll drop rate is not affected by the ring of wealth; it is not on the standard or rare drop table of the imp. When the drop is received it will be a "third drop," for example, an impious ashes, hammer, and champion scroll will all be received in the same drop.
Many players consider the imp champion scroll to be one of the harder champion scrolls to obtain. This is because in almost all places, no large clusters of imps can be found to attack, unlike all the other races that drop Champion scrolls. Also, most areas where 4-5 imps can be found are wooded, making it difficult to rapidly target the imps in succession. The analogy of herding cats fits the hunting of large numbers of imps very well.
Players with level 25 Dungeoneering can access the single-combat Karamja Volcano Resource Dungeon, which has numerous imps. Imp hunting is very difficult even here, as aggressive lesser demons regularly attack the player before the player can attack an imp. There appear to be a very few safe spots in the dungeon, but most of them have a very small vantage point, and as such few imps can be targeted from them. Standard outdoor areas seem to be a much better option, such as near the Tower of Life, or on top of Karamja Volcano. The north east corner of the Grand Exchange may be an option for players who don't want to waste time waiting.
Once the scroll is obtained, however, the fight with the Imp Champion is considered the easiest champion match by most players, because this champion has the lowest lifepoints of all the champions. Interestingly, the imp champion uses the teleporting ability of the imps to great effect, rapidly teleporting all over the field and attacking with ranged. Players are advised to use ranged or magic for this fight.
The banner carrier that carries your banner when you have defeated any champion is, itself, an imp.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Impious ashes 1 Always 100
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Bronze bolts 1 Common 30 Wizard hat (blue) 1 Uncommon 207 Chef's hat 1 Uncommon 342
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Egg 1 Uncommon 36 Raw chicken 1 Uncommon 203 Bread 1 Uncommon 156 Bread dough 1 Uncommon 115 Cabbage 1 Uncommon 68 Cooked meat 1 Rare 118 Pot of flour 1 Rare 112
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Ball of wool 1 Common 191 Hammer 1 Common 78 Black bead 1 Uncommon 3,867 Red bead 1 Uncommon 3,423 White bead 1 Uncommon 3,536 Yellow bead 1 Uncommon 3,367 Mind talisman 1 Uncommon 76 Ashes 1 Uncommon 349 File:Burnt Meat.gif Burnt meat 1 Uncommon Not sold Wheat 1 Uncommon 32 Cadava berries 1 Uncommon 114 Tinderbox 1 Uncommon 112 Shears 1 Uncommon 22 Bucket 1 Uncommon 32 Bucket of water 1 Rare 47 Jug 1 Rare 150 Jug of water 1 Rare 160 Jug of wine 1 Rare 73 Potion 1 Rare 174 Empty pot 1 Rare 4 Burnt bread 1 Rare Not sold Flier 1 Rare Not sold Spin ticket 1 Rare Not sold Champion scroll (imp) (m) 1 Very rare Not sold
Level-7 imp specific drops (members only)
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Air talisman 1 Very rare 145 Bronze bar 1 Very rare 162 Bucket of milk 1 Very rare 106 Gold bar 1 Very rare 138 Oak stock 1 Very rare 3 Wizard hat (black) 1 Very rare 173 Clay 1 Very rare 189 Frozen key piece (zamorak) (m) 1 Varies Not sold
- Imps are the only hunter creatures that could be normally fought and killed.
- During the 2005 Christmas event, imps in and around Varrock wore red or green coats and trousers, and players could shake the imps to acquire baubles for the event.
- Imps sometimes teleport in walls or on unreachable places.
- Wizard Grayzag used to summon black imps to assist him in combat when he used to be attackable.
- Imps can appear everywhere, even places inaccessible to players. For the yanille spawn, this includes the pillory cages, where players can normally only go during the random event.
- Sometimes, an imp can be found behind one of the booths in the Grand Exchange next to one of the bankers or exchangers. It is unsure/unconfirmed how it gets there (many players believe it is a glitch with the imp's teleportation abilities, since the exact spot was reachable when the Grand Exchange was still only one large counter). The imp will not move anywhere and is still attackable, however, range or magic (or possibly a halberd) is needed to kill it and it will still give drops collectable with Telekinetic Grab if done so. Also, if an imp teleports as you ascend some stairs, you will still be able to see the smoke left from its teleport. This "glitch" can't happen anymore since the Grand Exchange has been updated.
- At some point during December 2011 some imps seem to have received slight change to their colour, to more darker.
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