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Familiars are small, cunning creatures who are rather weak in close combat. Their strength is in their numbers. Familiars possess a Mana Channel skill, which allows them to steal magical energy from enemies and deliver it to the heroes of their army.OffBck

The familiar is the upgrade of the imp, the first-level Inferno creature in Heroes of Might and Magic V.

It has a decent increase in stats, and Mana Stealer is more useful than Mana Destroyer. But they are still quite vulnerable.


  • Demonic - This creature belongs to Inferno. The Chain shot (Succubus Mistress ability) does not affect it but it is vulnerable to Holy Word spell.
  • Mana Stealer - Creature takes some of the enemy hero's mana at the beginning of combat and transfers it to own hero. The amount of stolen mana depends on the number of creatures. 0.25 Mana are stolen per creature in the stack (rounded).

Basic creatures
Imp · Horned demon · Hell hound · Succubus · Hell charger · Pit fiend · Devil
Upgraded creatures
Familiar · Horned overseer · Cerberus · Succubus mistress · Nightmare · Pit lord · Arch devil
Alternate upgrades
Vermin · Horned grunt · Firehound · Succubus seducer · Hell stallion · Pit spawn · Arch demon