5e SRD >Gamemastering >Monsters & Foes >NPCs >

Imp Familiar

Tiny fiend (devil, shapechanger), lawful evil

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 17 (5d4 + 5)
Speed 20 ft., fly 40 ft.

6 (-2) 17 (+3) 13 (+1) 11 (+0) 12 (+1) 14 (+2)

Skills Deception +4, Insight +3, Persuasion +4, Stealth +5
Damage Resistances cold; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from non magical weapons that aren’t silvered
Damage Immunities fire, poison
Condition Immunities poisoned; Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Infernal, Common
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Special Traits

  • Shapechanger. The imp can use its action to polymorph into a beast form that resembles a rat (speed 20 ft.), a raven (20 ft., fly 60 ft.), or a spider (20 ft., climb 20 ft.), or back into its true form. Its statistics are the same in each form, except for the speed changes noted. Any equipment it is wearing or carrying isn’t transformed. It reverts to its true form if it dies.
  • Devil’s Sight. Magical darkness doesn’t impede the imp’s darkvision.
  • Magic Resistance. The imp has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.


  • Sting (Bite in Beast Form). Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage, and the target must make on a DC 11 Constitution saving throw, taking 10 (3d6) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
  • Invisibility. The imp magically turns invisible until it attacks or until its concentration ends (as if concentrating on a spell). Any equipment the imp wears or carries is invisible with it.


These clever sailors may command naval vessels or even flotillas of small craft, but on major ships of the line they typically serve as executive officers, first mates, or political and morale officers. They are most commonly found in the fleets of tyrannical empires, especially those known to consort with fiends from the lower planes.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pirate Campaign Compendium © 2018, Legendary Games; Lead Designer Jason Nelson. Authors: Alex Augunas, Jeff Gomez, Matt Goodall, Jim Groves, Tim Hitchcock, Victoria Jaczko, Jonathan H. Keith, Lyz Liddell, Thomas J. Phillips, Alistair J. Rigg, Alex Riggs, Loren Sieg, Neil Spicer, Todd Stewart, Rachel Ventura, Michael D. Welham, Linda Zayas-Palmer.