Imps are Small Humanoid Enemies in Elden Ring.

Imps resemble living stone statues of gangly winged gargoyles, some bearing the heads of cats or wolves. They typically wield Forked Hatchets or Forked Greatswords, as well as throwing daggers and throwing pots that deal fire, magic, or lightning damage.

They are found largely in tombs and catacombs, and will attack trespassers with extreme prejudice. They typically lie in wait either by posing as harmless statues, waiting around corners, or clinging to walls and ceilings. Once they detect an intruder, they spring into action, jumping and scampering nimbly about to close in on their targets before relentlessly striking with their weapons, or else attacking from afar with throwing daggers or pots. With the exception of pots, all the weapons that Imps wield inflict Bleed damage.

The spirits of two (2) Fanged Head Imps can be summoned for aid in battle using the Fanged Imp Ashes.

 

These spirits are well suited to causing a disturbance, moving nimbly like pests and hurling magic pots.

 

Combat Strategy

Imps are pesky little creatures that can quickly overwhelm the player if they're not careful. Most of them attack in groups of two or more, and their Bleed-inducing weapons combined with their rapid attacks can kill the player before they even completely fill their Hemorrhage bar. When exploring catacombs, players should be wary when walking through doorways or around corners, as there may be an imp lying in wait just out of sight ready to jump on the player or smack them with a greatsword. They can also be found lurking on higher-up ledges ready to attack with daggers and pots.

Fighting imps can be tricky- being made of stone, they are somewhat resistant to most attacks, and are immune to all status effects (Hemorrhage, Sleep, Frostbite, Madness, Poison, Scarlet Rot, and Death Blight). However, they take full damage against Strike-type damage, and are less resistant to Magic type attacks. In fact, one of the best weapons to use against imps are Crystal Darts: though they don't do a lot of damage by themselves, a couple hits with Crystal Darts will cause imps to "short-circuit" (indicated by the afflicted imp standing ramrod-straight and emitting blue sparks), making them go berserk and attack whoever is closest to them, friend or foe. This is especially useful to help kill off other enemies in the room with the short-circuited imp, or at the very least whittle them down for the player to take out more easily.

Imp Location in Elden Ring

Where to Find Imps:

 

Imp Combat Information

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Absorptions

The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.

Absorptions

The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.

Absorptions

The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.

Absorptions

The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.

Absorptions

The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.

Absorptions

The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.

Absorptions

The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.

Absorptions

The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.

Absorptions

The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.

Absorptions

The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.

Absorptions

The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.

 

 

Imp Drops in Elden Ring

Item

Drop Rate

Notes

Runes
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 40 - 1784

100% N/A
Forked Hatchet 2.00% Dropped only by those that wield it
Forked Greatsword 2.00% Dropped only by those that wield it, which is the Wolf Head Imp
Imp Head (Cat) 0.50% Dropped only by the Cat Head Imp
Imp Head (Fanged) 0.50% Dropped only by the Fanged Head Imp
Imp Head (Long-Tongued) 0.50% Dropped only by the Long-Tongued Head Imp
Imp Head (Wolf) 1.50% Dropped only by the Wolf Head Imp
Smoldering Butterfly 10.00% Dropped only by those that throw Fire Pots
Glintstone Firefly 10.00% Dropped only by those that throw Magic Pots
Fulgurbloom 10.00% Dropped only by those that throw Lightning Pots
Mushroom 10.00% N/A
Smithing Stone (1 - 5) 1.00%~2.00% N/A
Smithing Stone (6-7) 1.00% N/A

 

Elden Ring Imp Notes & Tips

 

Elden Ring Imp Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      Whenever Fromsoft makes a game, they have to let the bad enemy design Goblin in the basement design at least one enemy. This is that enemy.

      • Anonymous

        "Imps are pesky little creatures"; Imps are taller than the player when they stand upright, put some respeck on their name!

        • Anonymous

          Still can't believe they took the enemy that almost singlehandedly ruined DS3 for me, and made it one of the most common enemy types in ER.

          • Anonymous

            These are reskinned from the little hollow slaves in DS3. They have the exact same animations and even sounds. I got so used to fighting those bastards that the reskinned Elden Ring ones don't give me any trouble. I already know all your tricks, you little shitstains!

            • Anonymous

              No one would complain if these ****s just got removed from the game completely and replaced all the dungeon ones with skeletons.

              • Anonymous

                Completely ridiculously over reused mob. You will end up going through at least 3x as many of this flop of a mob design than any other enemy in the game. But oh, they have different heads so it's obviously mob variety...

                • Anonymous

                  People complain about the Omens in the sewers, but these horrible little ****heads cause me far more grief than even them.

                  • Anonymous

                    I have gotten screwed over by these insufferable scumlords more times than i'd like to admit, something that tiny and evasive has no right being so tanky and hard-hitting.

                    • Anonymous

                      Some may have other favorite opponents, but for me it's the Imp. Speed, bleed, immunity and ambush. What's not to like? Better yet are the ones that are invincible until they activate and come into the light circle where you are waiting like a sacrifice.

                      • Anonymous

                        I'm just starting the shunning ground now, one of the areas has a lot of imps, doing exactly the same thing they do in the catacombs, they're hanging onto the sides of pipes, walls and above waiting to drop down. I've died a couple of times to them through impatience trying to clear them out too quickly. One at a time they're not hard enemies to deal with, even in late game areas. Guard counter makes them trivial, as long as you take the time to draw them towards you one at a time and don't let them overwhelm you.

                        • Anonymous

                          This page has the imp wolf-head as a drop, can anyone confirm this? The specific page for the wolf-head helm has it as being found as loot on a corpse in minor erdtree catacombs. I've been saying for a good while that I have the imp wolf head, but I'm 100% I've never been inside the minor erdtree catacomb. I can't be bothered with dungeons that are full of poison or rot water. So is the wolf imp head dungeon loot and can be got from enemy drops?

                          • Anonymous

                            From finally knows how to make one of the worst enemy types in previous games even more cancerous. Truly amazing.

                            • Anonymous

                              Best way to deal with them as melee with short range:
                              1. Walk backwards slowly to bait them.
                              2. When they're 2 steps away (or 2 swings away) from you, make 1 step forward and start your combo to delete them.

                              P.S. Mind your surroundings, of course.

                              • Anonymous

                                I had these guys spawn on the banisters of ​the Lyndell Eastern Rampart (along with a 2-bladed-sword Gargoyle) until I went back to kill the 2-Bladed-Sword Gargoyle on the road to Lyndell.

                                Reddit comments speculated that it was a glitch, but it made enough narrative sense that I'd want to verify

                                • Anonymous

                                  They’re called “Fanged Imps” due to their head (Imp Head: Fanged) They should just be renamed to Imps since not all Imps wear the same head.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    The page probably shouldn’t be called “Fanged Imp” by default, just “Imp”. I’m pretty sure the Fanged Imp Ashes are only named so to specify it summons the imps with the “Fanged” head, the enemies that throw the magic bombs as the summon does. “Imp” would just refer to all kinds, cat, wolf, long-tongued, etc.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      The Imps are Just Thralls form ds3 but...i dont mind sure they are Annoying but its Cool to Get their Heads
                                      (Wolf imps are Flamberge Thralls And Cat Imps are Axe Thralls)

                                      • Anonymous

                                        So many people upset that these are thralls from DS3 on roids as if they haven't been using rats, dogs, and basilisks since DS1.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I don't know if this is super rare, but if you kill all the other imps around a wolf imp it will look around before howling

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Unpopular opinion but I actually kinda like these guys

                                            I find it funny that they just stand in place, and it's obvious they're going to attack, but just stand there, menacingly...
                                            And I do like that Elden Ring introduced these things in addition to the fairly obvious trap floors, so you have reason to look around a room before entering and keep your awareness up without anything really stupid that is completely impossible to avoid

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I farmed Cat, Wolf and Fanged heads in Cliffbottom Catacombs so It's possible to get them there. But it took a long time.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                It's like they filled the dungeons and catacombs with the worst enemy in the game so no one wants to do them

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  if you throw a crystal dart intro their forehead (the same place a swordstone key would go) they sort of 'sort circuit' and then turn hostile to everything

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Just to be 100% clear, can you get any of the rare drops even if you don't have at least 10 points in Arcane?

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      If you happen to have crystal darts, if two of these land on them in a row, the imps get paralyzed for a few seconds then go frenzy.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Don't know why, but it seems they don't like fire. If you hit them with a fire weapon, they seem to panic for a short while.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Don't know why, but it seems they don't like fire. If you hit them with a fire weapon, they seem to panic for a short while.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            one of a handful of unfair enemies in this game that they reuse for a lot of dungeons. at least give them some different heads or something, so I can die with some variety, is that too much to ask for?

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              You'd think after 2 catacombs dungeon that you have seen all the tricks they have to ambush you?

                                                              Well you'r exactly right, theses little sh*ts will try and ambush you the exact same ways for like 20 catacombs straight.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Beat the game, started ng+, made a new character that's in eternal city and still believe these are the worst mobs. Was tired and trying to just grab my souls when 3 chased me 5 miles and cornered me as I was a room from my souls. Bastards

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Y'all really out here whining about reusing assets when literally most movesets and movement from DS3 was also copied from DS1. Then before that? Demons Souls (to some extent) so stop your whining. Acting like this is something new. I swear people who play games nowadays find any reason to complain about something.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    You’d expect a little sh*t made of stone to not decimate half your health in one hit, FromSoft knew exactly what they threw at us.

                                                                    • I have found that the imps can drop a smithing stone shard [1] as a rare drop not sure if it scales with imps in later dungeons but the ones in murkwater catacombs for certain drop them

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Forked Greatsword does drop from the slightly bigger imps, type "Imp Heads - Where to get them - Elden Ring" in youtube. also u can get cat, Fanged, and wolf imp heads.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          The fact that you find reskinned DS3 enemies throughout the entire duration of the game is kind of mind blowing.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I think the Imp hat was nerfed. I have an Imp head (wolf) that gives endurance, not int. Either this is an unlisted item on the wiki or they renamed it from CAT to WOLF and changed its stats.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I've noticed there's a single greatsword-weilding imp in Fringefolk Hero's Grave. It's a bit of a pain to get to, so I'm not sure if it's possible to farm it for the weapon, but so far I haven't seen any others like it.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                There are three different imps. Cat Imps, Fanged Imps, and Dog Imps. The cat imps drop the Imp Cat Head, the fanged drops the fanged head and the dog drops the dog head.

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