Ok, this is fun. Out of all the demons I can summon, I hate the imp the most. Not for any other reason than it has major lip. Fortunately for me, because I prefer Affliction, I don't have to deal with Rupjub's tinny whining in Wrath of the Lich King
. On the other hand, Destruction Warlocks
will have to suffer them because they're the perfect pets for the tree.
Some basic stuff first... imps don't need a Soul Shard to summon, so it's great for lazy Warlocks. It also has a basic Firebolt
that you'll need to set to auto-cast because that's pretty much all it can do once you've toggled it to attack. Firebolt was nerfed to a 2.5 second cast -- up from 2 -- but there are a lot of talents that pump up the imp's DPS (including the silly Demonic Power
which brings back Firebolt's casting time to the original 2). It also provides a couple of group buffs -- the Fire Shield
, which is kind of like a Druid's Thorns
but with a Fire Resistance bonus; and Blood Pact
, a Stamina buff that used to get a Warlock grouped with the tank. Blood Pact has been changed to grant a health bonus, rather than Stamina, so it will no longer stack with Commanding Shout
Finally, an imp can Phase Shift
, a sort of self-Banish
that only breaks when the imp attacks. A Phase Shifted imp used to be standard for Affliction Warlocks with Dark Pact
, because of the imp's high mana pool and monstrous regeneration rate. That's all set to change in Wrath
, however, with the improvements to the Felhunter
. The imp blows things up, that's kind of its nature, so in Wrath of the Lich King
, if you're a Warlock that likes to blow things up, the imp is the demon that blows things up right with you.