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Imp-losion is a rare warlock spell card, from the Goblins vs Gnomes set.

How to get

Card packsThe Regular version can be opened from any of these packs:

Goblins vs Gnomes
Regular1~2 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Goblins vs Gnomes
Golden Wild
Golden1~2 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 100 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 800 Dust.pngGolden1

Related cards

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  • This spell has two steps:
    • First it deals damage, queuing and resolving all on-damage triggers;
    • Then, it queries how much damage was dealt and summons that many Imps.
  • The number of Imps summoned is determined by the amount of damage considered to be dealt by the spell. In particular:
    • The damage dealt can exceed the target's current Health:[1] for example, dealing 4 damage to a 1-Health minion will still summon 4 Imps.
    • The base damage of this spell is a random number between 2 and 4, which can be increased as usual by Spell Damage and  Prophet Velen: for example, with Spell Damage +1 this spell will deal 1 extra damage and therefore summon 1 extra Imp.[2]
    • If the damage is prevented (for example by the target being Immune) or reduced to 0 (for example by Divine Shield), no Imps will be summoned.[3]
    • However,  Commanding Shout does not modify how much damage was considered to be dealt: for example, if this spell deals 3 damage to a 2-Health minion protected by Commanding Shout, the minion's Health will be reduced to 1 but 3 Imps will be summoned anymay.[4]


  • Original to Hearthstone, this spell has since inspired a version in World of Warcraft. Added almost two years after its Hearthstone counterpart, the spell is a Demonology warlock talent, with the text, "Demonic forces suck all of your Wild Imps toward the target, and then cause them to violently explode, dealing ... damage to all enemies within 8 yards." In contrast to the original card's single target damage, the talent is used to deal strong burst damage to multiple targets, making it the preferred AoE option for that tier.
  • Previously, this spell generated golden Imps if the target character was golden, even if the Imp-losion was not. For example, using a regular Imp-losion on a golden  Sheep would produce golden Imps.[5]


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