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Imp
Imp Ingame
Statistics
Appears in Dungeon Keeper
Dungeon Keeper 2
Faction Creatures
Attracted By Create Imp Spell
Sacrifice Recipe Black Knight, Warlock and Firefly (DK2)
Base Wage 0
Base Health 75
Spells Level 1 – Dig

Level 1 – Hand to Hand
Level 3 – Speed
Level 10 – Teleport (DK1)

Lv.4 - Haste Self
Lv.8 - Teleport (DK2)

Possession Skills Digging and claiming.

The Imp is a Creature type in Dungeon Keeper and Dungeon Keeper 2.

General Information (Dungeon Keeper) Edit

In many ways, the Imp is the most important creature a keeper has in his disposal. Along with Hero Tunnelers, Imps are the only creatures that can expand and maintain a dungeon, including digging, claiming land, installing traps, moving dead or unconscious bodies, etc.

Imps do not need food, payment or a place in the lair, and their happiness rating never gets lower. They aren´t even able to eat food to restore health, even enemy imps in prison, but they also don´t lose health due to starvation. When there are absolutely no jobs available (or they are stuck somewhere) and they are injured, Imps often smoke to restore health. It is possible to convert enemy imps in the torture chamber but not possible to torture one's own imps in it.

They do not fight, except the occasional scuffle with enemy Imps, and instead almost always run from battle. However, should the Dungeon Heart be threatened, Imps will defend it to the death. Imps are created with the Create Imp spell. Most levels start the game with at least a few imps under the player's control. They don't gain experience from peforming jobs, but they can gain experience in the training room. At level 3 they gain Speed Monster, making them three times more useful. In this fashion it may be money-saving in some instances to train imps rather than to spawn more. Their teleport ability at level 10 is powerful, but training imps to level 10 is (under most circumstances) extremely time consuming.

Provided that the player has nimble hands, possessing an Imp can greatly improve its performance. Possessed Imps claim land much more rapidly (they only need to use dig once on an unclaimed patch to do so), and can also dig much more rapidly; however, there is no way to reinforce walls, lay traps, or drag creatures while possessing an Imp.

If a Keeper's Dungeon Heart is destroyed, all his imps die immediately. 

Description (Dungeon Keeper 2)Edit

Imps constitute the dungeon’s main workforce and seem to be a breed apart from the rest of your creatures. Imps are created by magic and rely entirely on Mana for sustenance (they don’t require food or use of a Lair). As you are the gracious provider of this Mana, Imps happily undertake any task that you set for them and never complain or become unhappy. Conversely, if you run out of Mana then your Imps may disappear altogether. Keep an eye on Mana reserves when indulging in costly spell casting.

Due to their fragile nature and inherent physical puniness, Imps generally try to avoid combat at all costs, except with enemy imps. They only step in as a last resort if the Dungeon Heart is threatened.

Attracted By Edit

Imps are created with the Create Imp spell.

Imp ExperienceEdit

Imps gain experience from digging into walls, collecting gold and gems, claiming land and reinforcing walls. At Level 8 they will become extremely fast due to the Teleport skill. The easiest way to increase your Imps level is, to let them reinforce your walls. If there is no wall to reinforce, break them down with your tremor spell and your Imps will start over again.

Experienced Imps gain certain spells to aid them in their work. Experienced Imps can cast Haste Self and veteran Imps are blessed with the powerful Teleport spell.

Note: Many enemy Keepers will target Imps knowing that, collectively, they are the engine house of your operation. Placing tougher creatures in nearby guard rooms can safeguard your dungeon against an Imp slaughter.

TriviaEdit

  • Your dungeon always begins with a minimum of 4 imps. If you have fewer than this your Dungeon Heart will automatically produce more(Dungeon Keeper 2 Only).
  • The more imps you have, the less mana you recieve each second. Each imp costs you 7 mana per turn(Dungeon Keeper 2 Only).
  • They thrive on mana. When standing on their own keeper's land, they heal quickly(Dungeon Keeper 2 Only).
  • When a Dungeon Heart is destroyed, Imps will not heal themselves (Dungeon Keeper 2 Only).
  • If your Mana is low, your Imps will disappear(Dungeon Keeper 2 Only).

GalleryEdit

Creatures
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Biledemon-icon-tinyBile Demon · Blackknight-icon-tinyBlack Knight · Darkangel-icon-tinyDark Angel · Darkelf-icon-tinyDark Elf · Darkmistress-icon-tinyDark Mistress · Firefly-icon-tinyFirefly · Goblin-icon-tinyGoblin · Hornedreaper-icon-tinyHorny · Imp-icon-tinyImp · Maiden-icon-tinyMaiden · Rogue-icon-tinyRogue · Salamander-icon-tinySalamander · Skeleton-icon-tinySkeleton · Troll-icon-tinyTroll · Vampire-icon-tinyVampire · Warlock-icon-tinyWarlock

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