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Depiction of an imp, from D&D: Monster Manual, page 76.[art 1]

Imps are lesser devils found in the Nine Hells and in the Elemental Plane of Fire, but occasionally residing peaceably among mortals on Exandria.

Description

Imps differ somewhat in appearance—some are dark, ashen-grey with yellow eyes,[1] others red[2]—but they are generally described as looking like tiny, leathery-skinned, winged humanoids with barbed tails and sharp teeth. They are capable of turning invisible,[3][4] and their tails have potent poison stingers.[5] Some have been seen wearing armor.[6][7]

Known Imps

Fan art of Demistrik, a red imp, with his longtime companion Sprigg, by BlackSalander.[art 2]

Abilities

  • Immunities:
    • Damage Resistance: Cold, bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons that aren't silvered.
    • Damage Immunities: Fire and Poison.
    • Condition Immunities: Poisoned.
  • Senses: Darkvision.
  • Languages: Infernal and Common.
  • Shapechancher: The imp can polymorph into a beast form that resembles a rat, a raven, or a spider, or back into its true form.
  • Devil Sight: Magical darkness doesn't impede the imp's darkvision.
  • Magic Resistance: The imp has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Invisibility: The imp can magically turn invisible.
  • Attacks:
    • Sting: The imp can attack with it stinger, which can poison its target.[18]

References

  1. See "Manifold Morals" (2x74) at 56:20.
  2. See "The Fear of Isolation" (1x105) at 1:08:33.
  3. See "The Fear of Isolation" (1x105) at 1:10:40.
  4. See "Bats out of Hell" (1x93) at 1:53:44.
  5. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 3:29:34.
  6. See "Vox Machina Go to Hell" (1x91) at 2:07:22.
  7. See "Deals in the Dark" (1x92) at 19:13.
  8. See "Deals in the Dark" (1x92) at 25:30.
  9. See "Desperate Measures" (1x40) at 2:52:15.
  10. See "Deals in the Dark" (1x92) at 1:38:28.
  11. See "Bats out of Hell" (1x93) at 1:53:44.
  12. See "The Fear of Isolation" (1x105) at 1:08:05.
  13. See "The Endless Atheneum" (1x106) at 1:28:53.
  14. See "The Midnight Chase" (2x03) at 2:48:29.
  15. See "Manifold Morals" (2x74) from 54:56 through 57:38.
  16. See "The Chase Begins" (2x112) at 56:06.
  17. See "Vox Machina vs. Mighty Nein" (Sx57) at 1:39:59.
  18. See D&D: Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 76.

Art:

  1. DDB.png Imp on D&D Beyond. This file is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Wizards of the Coast Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
  2. Fan art of Demistrik, a red imp, with his longtime companion Sprigg, by BlackSalander (source).  Used with permission.