v0.31:Fire imp

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Fire imp



  • Magma Sea
  • Underground Depth: 0-4
Cannot be tamed 
Max: 6,000 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: Immortal
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier x3)

Food items

Raw materials

This article is about an older version of DF.
A small humanoid surrounded by fire which they can hurl at their enemies.
Admired for its terrifying features.

Fire imps are small demonic creatures straight from the magma sea. They are able to spit small firebolts and can ignite whole landscapes. Trying to drown them is futile because they don't breathe. Take measures when you spot some in a near magmapipe.

In an amusing example of the intricacies of Dwarf Fortress, Fire imps can not get fevers. This is not likely to affect gameplay unless you are playing with dwarves modded to breathe fever-causing gas.

Defense Strategies[edit]

To avoid unwanted fun when dealing with Fire Imps and other nasty Magma-dwelling creatures, you can have a narrow channel leading between your source and the point you want to send it to, then put in a Magma-safe grate or set of bars (fortifications are useless when submerged, as creatures can swim through them). Beware, though, that magma men and fire men can and will destroy such barriers.