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Goblin Raids are a feature in Gielinor that was released on 17 October 2012. Every 30 minutes a notice goes out detailing the latest location of a goblin raid. It is up to the player to repulse the raiders.

Finding a raidEdit

Goblin Raider

Raids are announced server-wide approximately every 30 minutes. To receive a notification on chat about a raid, one must have the filter option enabled in the "Game" tab. High-levelled players (around level 95) must talk to the Doomsayer in Lumbridge to toggle the notification called "Goblin Raid Warning". A special icon of a goblin face appears on the player's map and another icon for the guards appears after the event finishes at the same place.

Note that the more crowded the world is, the less chance you have to slay one of the raiders and get some rewards in the process, even worse if you compete with a player with higher levels than yours.

LocationsEdit

GameplayEdit

Goblin raid

Hollowtoof and several Goblin Raiders raid a potato field

When there is a raid, Goblin Raiders appear at the place indicated by the message. These raiders shout various phrases such as "Got one!" and "I got a ...". Each time they shout this, one raided drop (logs for a wood-gathering goblin, seeds for a goblin on a farm) is added to that goblin. When it is killed, they drop all of it. For example when a goblin has said something three times, it drops two logs and one oak logs. The Goblin Raid is lead by the Chieftain Hollowtoof. Players must kill all of the raiders in order to fight the chief.

After all the raiders are defeated, Hollowtoof shouts "Now it's my turn!" or "You not so big!" and becomes an attackable NPC who can be killed for Raider equipment. However if you do not wish to attack him just go up to him as a level 45 and speak with him. After a quick talk with him he panics and is extremely afraid of you, and he gives you the raider items on the spot. However for a chance to earn the Gud Raider equipment you will need to kill him.

Goblin Village bossesEdit

Members can also go to the Goblin Village and kill 15 goblins inside the village. For each 15 goblins killed, one of three goblin bosses spawn and attack. The bosses are:

Boss Attack style
Brokeface Brokeface Attack-icon Melee
Stinkears Stinkears Magic-icon Magic
Lumpnose Lumpnose Ranged-icon Ranged

Each boss has a chance to drop the goblin cower shield. This is a side event and can be done whether the player has participated in the Goblin Raid or not. Be sure not to wander past the entrance to the Goblin Village - killing goblins who wander outside the gates does not count.

Killing a goblin boss completes the task "Like a Boss", part of the Easy Falador Tasks set. However, it is not required for the Taskmaster emote.

RewardsEdit

The goblins drop skilling materials useful to lower levelled players. For everyone who participated in the onslaught, Commander Yodri appears and gives players an item from the Dwarven Black Guard's store for every goblin slain. He does not hand out any reward for those who only damaged Hollowtoof and none of the other goblins. He also mentions that he gives extra rewards based on the location: killing goblins in farms gives seeds, in forests gives logs, and in mines gives ores.

If the player is high-levelled, during the activity, they can speak to Hollowtoof before all the goblins are killed to receive the Raider equipment set. Players can kill Hollowtoof for a chance to receive Gud raider equipment, the strongest non-degradeable melee armour available to free-to-play. After the raid, when Yodri and his crew are there, a special icon of a dwarf face appears on the player's map. Players will often receive the low-level Raider equipment as a drop, and the chance of a Gud raider item seems to be separate. In particular, one can receive both types of drops in the same kill, and it appears that all players that attack at least one Goblin and Hollowtoof have a chance for a Gud raider item.

TriviaEdit

  • Before an update on 26 May 2015, Goblin Raids were only accessible to members.

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