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|level=2
 
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|sources=<div>
 
*[[Book of Minor Magic]]
 
*[[Book of Callings]]
 
*[[Rod of Demonology]]
 
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{{Flavour|This spell calls forth a minor demon from the pits of Hell.}}
 
  
'''Call Imp''' is a level 2 [[Summonings]] spell which temporarily summons a friendly little imp. Possible summons include, in order of weighting:
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'''Call Imp''' is a level 2 [[Summonings|Summoning]] spell which summons an imp.
*{{Red|5}} [[Crimson imp]] - 55.6% - ([[Blink]]s, [[regeneration|regenerates]])
 
*{{White|5}} [[White imp]] - 27.8% - (throws ice)
 
*{{Magenta|5}} [[Shadow imp]] - 11.1% - (casts [[Pain]], [[see invisible|sees invisible]])
 
*{{Cyan|5}} [[Iron imp]] - 5.5% - (strong but slow, multi-resistant).
 
  
The percentages above are based on the lowest possible [[spell power]]. As spell power rises, the percentages shift more and more in favor of the bottom two imps.
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==Effect==
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Summons a single friendly imp. Higher [[spell power]] can result in a better imp and more duration.
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Possible summons:
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:{{monsterlink|Crimson imp}} - [[Blink]]s, [[regeneration|regenerates]] quickly
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:{{monsterlink|White imp}} - Deals melee and ranged [[cold]] damage
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:{{monsterlink|Shadow imp}} - Casts [[Pain]], [[see invisible|sees invisible]]
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:{{monsterlink|Iron imp}} - Strong but slow, multi-resistant
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There is always 27.8% chance of a White imp. With increase in spell power the probability of a Crimson imp decreases and the probability of getting Shadow or Iron imp increases. It's only possible to get a Shadow or Iron imp once spell power reaches 47.<ref>{{source ref|0.23.0|spl-summoning.cc|1004}}</ref>
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[[Summonings#Duration|Duration class]] ranges from 2 (around 18 turns) to 6 (around 171 turns). The formula is <code>2 + (1d<power> - 1) / 4</code> (capped at 6).<ref>{{source ref|0.23.0|spl-summoning.cc|1041}}</ref>
  
 
==Strategy==
 
==Strategy==
 
Call Imp is a versatile and powerful spell that is also cheap and easy to cast. It can be spammed as early as D:2 to quickly defeat early threats such as uniques, [[ogre (monster)|ogre]]s, and [[worm]]s. You only get one imp per cast, but they can be any of four types with varied and useful abilities.
 
Call Imp is a versatile and powerful spell that is also cheap and easy to cast. It can be spammed as early as D:2 to quickly defeat early threats such as uniques, [[ogre (monster)|ogre]]s, and [[worm]]s. You only get one imp per cast, but they can be any of four types with varied and useful abilities.
  
Standard [[crimson imp]]s are difficult to kill and deal good damage if you instruct them to pick up a weapon (Ctrl-T, a). [[White imp]]s are useful for slowing cold-blooded foes, and have strong distance attacks. [[Shadow imp]]s can see invisible creatures like [[orc wizard]]s and can hit things with [[negative energy]]. [[Iron imp]]s are slow, but hit as hard as [[war dog]]s and are tough to take down.
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Standard [[crimson imp]]s are difficult to kill, but they blink around so are less effective at blocking line of sight. They also do less damage to other imps. [[White imp]]s are useful for slowing cold-blooded foes, and have strong distance attacks and cold-based melee attacks. [[Shadow imp]]s can see invisible creatures like [[orc wizard]]s and can hit things with [[negative energy]]. [[Iron imp]]s are slow, but hit as hard as [[warg]]s and are tough to take down.
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==Monster Version==
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Works much like the player version. Odds for different imps are fixed at 44.4% [[crimson imp]], 22.2% [[shadow imp]], 22.2% [[white imp]] and 11.1% [[iron imp]].<ref>{{source ref|0.23.0|mon-cast.cc|6053}}</ref>
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{{monsters with spell}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Prior to [[0.12]], summoned [[shadow imp]]s could give you permanent undead allies by casting [[Animate Dead]], allowing characters without [[Necromancy]] to create undead armies.
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*Prior to [[0.12]], summoned [[shadow imp]]s could give you permanent undead allies by casting [[Animate Dead]], allowing characters without [[Necromancy]] to create undead armies.
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*Prior to [[0.7]], Call Imp was a level 3 spell. Also, it could not summon iron imps.
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 21:01, 24 July 2019

Version 0.23: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
Call imp.png Call Imp
Level 2
School1 Summoning
Source(s) Book of Callings
Book of Minor Magic
Casting noise 2
Spell noise 0
Power Cap 100
Summons Limit 3
Hated By Elyvilon
The Shining One
Zin
Flags Selfench
Calls forth a minor demon from the pits of Hell.

Call Imp is a level 2 Summoning spell which summons an imp.

Effect

Summons a single friendly imp. Higher spell power can result in a better imp and more duration.

Possible summons:

5 Crimson imp.png Crimson imp - Blinks, regenerates quickly
5 White imp.png White imp - Deals melee and ranged cold damage
5 Shadow imp.png Shadow imp - Casts Pain, sees invisible
5 Iron imp.png Iron imp - Strong but slow, multi-resistant

There is always 27.8% chance of a White imp. With increase in spell power the probability of a Crimson imp decreases and the probability of getting Shadow or Iron imp increases. It's only possible to get a Shadow or Iron imp once spell power reaches 47.[1]

Duration class ranges from 2 (around 18 turns) to 6 (around 171 turns). The formula is 2 + (1d<power> - 1) / 4 (capped at 6).[2]

Strategy

Call Imp is a versatile and powerful spell that is also cheap and easy to cast. It can be spammed as early as D:2 to quickly defeat early threats such as uniques, ogres, and worms. You only get one imp per cast, but they can be any of four types with varied and useful abilities.

Standard crimson imps are difficult to kill, but they blink around so are less effective at blocking line of sight. They also do less damage to other imps. White imps are useful for slowing cold-blooded foes, and have strong distance attacks and cold-based melee attacks. Shadow imps can see invisible creatures like orc wizards and can hit things with negative energy. Iron imps are slow, but hit as hard as wargs and are tough to take down.

Monster Version

Works much like the player version. Odds for different imps are fixed at 44.4% crimson imp, 22.2% shadow imp, 22.2% white imp and 11.1% iron imp.[3]

The following enemies cast Call Imp:

History

  • Prior to 0.12, summoned shadow imps could give you permanent undead allies by casting Animate Dead, allowing characters without Necromancy to create undead armies.
  • Prior to 0.7, Call Imp was a level 3 spell. Also, it could not summon iron imps.

References