Imp

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Imps are small demonic creatures, being the weakest of all the attackable demons. Though they are demons, Holy water does not affect them. Conversely, they are affected by the powers of Silverlight and Darklight.[1]

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 will auto-path, automatically walking to the location of 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 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 life points, killing imps is a fast way of increasing one's kill count in order to enter the Zamorakian boss room where K'ril Tsutsaroth is located.

Imps are decent monsters to kill for low combat level players. They have 200 Life points each, which grants 26.7 experience to combat skills, along with 8.8 Constitution experience. Even though these also drop fairly good items for their level (among which Imphide), they are not recommended for training, as there are few of them scattered all over Gielinor 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.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Imp artwork
An imp hiding in a tree during the 2011 Christmas event

Champions' Challenge[edit | edit source]

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's scroll, a very rare drop. The champion scroll drop rate is not affected by the ring of wealth, as 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 imp hide, 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 Karamja Volcano Resource Dungeon, which has numerous imps. Although lesser demons are found here, they will not attack the player while they are attacking imps alone. This spot is extremely effective for using a dwarf multicannon and will allow the player to combine getting the imp champion scroll with getting the lesser demon champion scroll. Finally, the north east corner of the Grand Exchange may be an option for players who don't want to be attacked by too many monsters at once.

Players with the Royale dwarf multicannon, Ardougne cloak 1+, and a Hoardstalker ring can place the cannon at the Ardougne Monastery, then use the ring to teleport to the Karamja Volcano Resource Dungeon to kill more imps. Since the scroll is broadcasted on chat, players can simply teleport between the spots when said scroll drops. They still need to refill the cannon once every 10–20 minutes, however.

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 life points 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.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Impious ashes.png: RS3 Imp drops Impious ashes with rarity Always in quantity 1Impious ashesF2P icon.png1Always2,1451
Imphide.png: RS3 Imp drops Imphide with rarity Always in quantity 1ImphideF2P icon.png1Always53030

Main drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Wizard hat (blue).png: RS3 Imp drops Wizard hat (blue) with rarity Common in quantity 1Wizard hat (blue)F2P icon.png1Common6441
Chef's hat.png: RS3 Imp drops Chef's hat with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Chef's hatF2P icon.png1Uncommon3511
Wizard robe top.png: RS3 Imp drops Wizard robe top with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Wizard robe topF2P icon.png1Uncommon7789
Wizard robe skirt.png: RS3 Imp drops Wizard robe skirt with rarity Common in quantity 1Wizard robe skirtF2P icon.png1Common6191
Bread.png: RS3 Imp drops Bread with rarity Common in quantity 2BreadF2P icon.png2Common82228
Cabbage.png: RS3 Imp drops Cabbage with rarity Common in quantity 1CabbageF2P icon.png1Common7810
Egg.png: RS3 Imp drops Egg with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1EggF2P icon.png1Uncommon7292
Air talisman.png: RS3 Imp drops Air talisman with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Air talismanF2P icon.png1Very rare[2]4412
Bucket of milk.png: RS3 Imp drops Bucket of milk with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Bucket of milkF2P icon.png1Very rare[2]4087
Gold stone spirit.png: RS3 Imp drops Gold stone spirit with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Gold stone spiritF2P icon.png1Very rare[2]54Not alchemisable
Oak stock.png: RS3 Imp drops Oak stock with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Oak stockF2P icon.png1Very rare[2]3116
Black wizard hat.png: RS3 Imp drops Black wizard hat with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Black wizard hatF2P icon.png1Very rare[2]4211
Clay.png: RS3 Imp drops Clay with rarity Very rare in quantity 1ClayF2P icon.png1Very rare[2]4540
Frozen key piece (zamorak).png: RS3 Imp drops Frozen key piece (zamorak) with rarity Random in quantity 1Frozen key piece (zamorak) (m)P2P icon.png1Random[2][3]Not soldNot alchemisable
Warpriest of Zamorak helm.png: RS3 Imp drops Warpriest of Zamorak helm with rarity Varies in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak helmF2P icon.png1Varies[2][4]Not soldNot alchemisable
Warpriest of Zamorak cuirass.png: RS3 Imp drops Warpriest of Zamorak cuirass with rarity Varies in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak cuirassF2P icon.png1Varies[2][4]Not soldNot alchemisable
Warpriest of Zamorak greaves.png: RS3 Imp drops Warpriest of Zamorak greaves with rarity Varies in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak greavesF2P icon.png1Varies[2][4]Not soldNot alchemisable
Warpriest of Zamorak gauntlets.png: RS3 Imp drops Warpriest of Zamorak gauntlets with rarity Varies in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak gauntletsF2P icon.png1Varies[2][4]Not soldNot alchemisable
Warpriest of Zamorak boots.png: RS3 Imp drops Warpriest of Zamorak boots with rarity Varies in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak bootsF2P icon.png1Varies[2][4]Not soldNot alchemisable
Warpriest of Zamorak cape.png: RS3 Imp drops Warpriest of Zamorak cape with rarity Varies in quantity 1Warpriest of Zamorak capeF2P icon.png1Varies[2][4]Not soldNot alchemisable
Black bead.png: RS3 Imp drops Black bead with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Black beadF2P icon.png1Uncommon7982
Red bead.png: RS3 Imp drops Red bead with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Red beadF2P icon.png1Uncommon7192
White bead.png: RS3 Imp drops White bead with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1White beadF2P icon.png1Uncommon7352
Yellow bead.png: RS3 Imp drops Yellow bead with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Yellow beadF2P icon.png1Uncommon7612
Mind rune.png: RS3 Imp drops Mind rune with rarity Common in quantity 5Mind runeF2P icon.png5Common9015
Earth rune.png: RS3 Imp drops Earth rune with rarity Common in quantity 5Earth runeF2P icon.png5Common8515
Water rune.png: RS3 Imp drops Water rune with rarity Common in quantity 5Water runeF2P icon.png5Common9515
Fire rune.png: RS3 Imp drops Fire rune with rarity Common in quantity 5Fire runeF2P icon.png5Common38515
Air rune.png: RS3 Imp drops Air rune with rarity Common in quantity 5Air runeF2P icon.png5Common19515
Body rune.png: RS3 Imp drops Body rune with rarity Common in quantity 5Body runeF2P icon.png5Common16015
Ashes.png: RS3 Imp drops Ashes with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1AshesF2P icon.png1Uncommon1081
Burnt meat.png: RS3 Imp drops Burnt meat with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Burnt meatF2P icon.png1UncommonNot soldNot alchemisable
Wheat.png: RS3 Imp drops Wheat with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1WheatF2P icon.png1Uncommon731
Grimy guam.png: RS3 Imp drops Grimy guam with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy guamF2P icon.png1Uncommon48118
Clay.png: RS3 Imp drops Clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2ClayF2P icon.png2Uncommon9080
Acne potion.png: RS3 Imp drops Acne potion with rarity Common in quantity 1Acne potionF2P icon.png1Common1,6190
Flier.png: RS3 Imp drops Flier with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1FlierF2P icon.png1Uncommon0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
  1. ^ Official Jagex YouTube Channel. RuneScape Patch Notes #63. YouTube.com. 23 March 2015.*
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Only in God Wars Dungeon.
  3. ^ Only in Zamorak's Fortress.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Players who previously bought this in the Battle of Lumbridge will have a greater chance of receiving this as a drop.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Imp Champion's scroll.png: RS3 Imp drops Imp Champion's scroll with rarity 1/5000 in quantity 1Imp Champion's scroll (m)P2P icon.png11/50000High Level Alchemy icon.pngNot alchemisable

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Key token.png: RS3 Imp drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: RS3 Imp drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare9,046Not alchemisable

Hunter[edit | edit source]

At level 71 Hunter, players may hunt imps with magic boxes. 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. One can take gold out of their Money Pouch to bank the imps, allowing the player to hunt continually.

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.

Popular hunting locations[edit | edit source]

Note: Imps are not a good way to train Hunter as they cannot be released until 2 items/stacks have been banked, making this a fairly slow method of training. A way to speed training up is to bank full imp boxes with other imp boxes while catching them, this frees up one imp box for every three imps caught. Another method to speed up training is by using a snow globe to create snowballs, and then using the imps to bank the snowballs. This however leaves many snowballs in the bank which take time to destroy. Other similar methods involve fletching bolts and using an albino rat and scrolls to create cheese.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 11 January 2016 (Update):
    • Applied the improved imp models from the Easter event to a variety of imps across the game world.
  • patch 25 March 2009 (Update):
    • The imp chathead is no longer a human head in an imp suit – again!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Wizard Grayzag used to summon black imps to assist him in combat when he was attackable.
  • At some point during December 2011 some imps seem to have been recoloured slightly darker.
  • Imps used to look like a gnome wearing a demon costume.
  • When killing an imp, if the imp teleports away right when it dies, its drops will appear where it supposedly "teleported" although it never appeared there.
  • They were 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 to complete the quest. However after the rework of said quest, the regular imp was replaced by four distinct imps specifically made for this quest.