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This article is about the monster. For the cave goblin race itself, see Dorgeshuun.
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Cave goblins are goblins of the ancient Dorgeshuun tribe who can be found underground in the city of Dorgesh-Kaan, located below the far eastern area of the Lumbridge Swamp Caves. They are friendly creatures, and are willing to give many adventurers a tinderbox (if the player does not have one) when spoken to. When one of them is attacked, nearby cave goblins will scream certain phrases such as "Nooo!" or "Eeek!" while backing away. Cave goblins have similar drops to their surface Goblin counterparts, but also include items that can be found in Dorgesh-Kaan, such as cave goblin food, Cave goblin wire, and others.

The Dorgesh-Kaan cave goblins cannot be attacked, but can be pickpocketed at level 36 Thieving, yielding 40 Thieving experience, as well as other items. A full list of items that can be obtained from pickpocketing cave goblins can be found below.

They also feature in Nomad's Elegy where the player and Zanik has to protect them by fending off the bandosians.


100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 3,756 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Water runeWater rune6Common72
Body runeBody rune7Uncommon245
Earth runeEarth rune4Uncommon56
Mind runeMind rune13–19Uncommon260–380
Air talismanAir talisman1Uncommon385
Bronze bolts 5Bronze bolts8Common160
Bone spearBone spear1Rare871
Bone clubBone club1Rare870
Staff of airStaff of air1Uncommon1,548
Brass necklaceBrass necklace1Uncommon338
Bronze spearBronze spear1Common1,254
Bronze sq shieldBronze sq shield1Uncommon172
Coins 25Coins5–49Common5–49
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Common583
Iron chainbodyIron chainbody1Common373
Oil lantern (empty)Oil lantern (empty)1Uncommon7
Chef's hatChef's hat1Uncommon321
Bread doughBread dough1Common240

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Cave goblin skullCave goblin skull1Common[1]Not sold
Goblin bookGoblin book1CommonNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (easy)Clue scroll (easy)1Very rareNot sold
Goblin Champion's scrollGoblin Champion's scroll1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only in Rag and Bone Man wish list

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold




  • The cave goblins will converse with one another in Dorgesh-Kaan by walking up to each other and moving their hands and heads. It is possible that objects in the environment, like chairs or lampposts, can come in between them before they begin to talk, resulting in them getting stuck in one spot for very long periods of time. This makes them easy to train thieving on, since they will not move about the city anymore.

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