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This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Hobgoblin (Daemonheim).
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Hobgoblins are strong, agile Bandosian creatures, sharing characteristics with both goblins and orks, being stronger than goblins but weaker than orks. They can be aggressive to lower-level players, especially when several are in the area. Generally, only Level 32 and level 35 hobgoblins wield spears.

Players may find that they are good monsters to train on, mainly because they give decent free-to-play drops for a low-level creature. They also reside in the God Wars Dungeon, and when killed there they will add to the killcount for Bandos. Hobgoblins are often found in areas that contain Limpwurt root spawns, and also drop them, making fighting them a good way to obtain them.

In the quest Fur 'n' Seek, hobgoblin skin must be collected and cleaned for the Odd Old Man.

Hobgoblins may also be purchased at level 78 Construction to guard a players dungeon (see Hobgoblin (POH)).

Characteristics and historyEdit

Hobgoblins are said to be similar to a cross between goblins and orks[1], which were brought with the other Bandosian races from Yu'Biusk in the Second Age. As such, they possess characteristics of both races, possessing the pointed ears and height of the goblins, in addition to the tusks and physique of the orks.

While not as tenacious as goblins or as strong as orks, hobgoblins have strength that exceeds that of a goblin significantly and are agile, mobile guerrilla units[2] in battle unlike lumbering orks and ogres, making them a good all-round fighter.

LocationsEdit

Champions' ChallengeEdit

Hobgoblins are one of the races who have a champion in the Champions' Challenge activity. To fight the Hobgoblin Champion, the player must kill hobgoblins until one drops a Champion's scroll, an exceptionally rare drop.

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 1 Always 163

Charms (members only)Edit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

82–83%

16–17%

0.4–0.6%

0.9–1.1%

0.1–0.2%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 17,480 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).


Weapons/ArmorEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze spear Bronze spear (m) 1 2 Common 599
Iron javelin Iron javelin 5 2 Common 100
Steel dagger Steel dagger 1 2 Common 30
Iron sword Iron sword 1 2 Common 18
Iron longsword Iron longsword 1 3 Uncommon 32
Iron spear Iron spear (m) 1 3 Uncommon 1,137
Steel spear Steel spear (m) 1 3 Uncommon 912
Steel longsword Steel longsword 1 3 Uncommon 90
Warpriest of Bandos helm Warpriest of Bandos helm 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cuirass Warpriest of Bandos cuirass 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos greaves Warpriest of Bandos greaves 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos boots Warpriest of Bandos boots 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cape Warpriest of Bandos cape 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 2 3 Uncommon 40
Body rune Body rune 6 3 Uncommon 276
Fire rune Fire rune 7 3 Uncommon 413
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 3 Uncommon 526
Chaos rune Chaos rune 3 3 Uncommon 150
Nature rune Nature rune 4 3 Uncommon 1,432
Law rune Law rune 2 3 Uncommon 858

Seeds (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 4–8 2 Common 24–48
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 4 2 Common 8
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 4 2 Common 28
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 3 2 Common 12
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1–2 2 Common 400–800
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 2 Common 12
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 2 Common 7
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 3 3 Uncommon 6
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 2,432–4,864
Jute seed 5 Jute seed 1 3 Uncommon 2
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 3 Uncommon 159
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 8–16
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 10
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 3 Uncommon 13
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 3 Uncommon 43
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 100
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,006
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 636
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 3 Uncommon 328
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 3 Uncommon 11
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 3 Uncommon 153
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 3 Uncommon 118
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 4 Rare 490
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 26,562
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 4 Rare 1,191
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 4 Rare 23,933

Herbs (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 410
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 135
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 35
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 84
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 3,932
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,099
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 4 Rare 2,584
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 4 Rare 3,768
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 4 Rare 1,959
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 6,777
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 4 Rare 6,947

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Champion's scroll (hobgoblin) Champion's scroll (hobgoblin) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved Ancient Effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 2 Common 1,550
Goblin mail Goblin mail 1 4 Rare 554
Grapes Grapes 1–3 3 Uncommon 1,179–3,537
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Trading sticks 10000 Trading sticks 15 3 Uncommon [4] 60

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 200–350,3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,119
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,054
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 2,984
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,025
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 27,273
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 30,335
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 13,129
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 9,992
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,533
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,241
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 890
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,203
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,423
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,909
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,575,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,019
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,800
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,586
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,154
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,000
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,257,600
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 94,419
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 10,858
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 66,100–92,540
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 64,225–89,915
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 555
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 387
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 15,000–22,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 21,480–28,640
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,200
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 19,305
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 17,750
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 25,050
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 54,875–109,750
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 290,500
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 81,450–97,740
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 148,500–189,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 202,350–337,250
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,900
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,077,400
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 14,230
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 711,500
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 119,875–154,125
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 112,470–131,215
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 90,608–192,542
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 1,373
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 16,604
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,296
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 504,669–1,177,561
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,619,220
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 162,450–198,550
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Key token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold

TriviaEdit

  • In mythology, hobgoblins are intelligent and helpful versions of goblins. In RuneScape, it is quite the contrary.
  • On 23 September 2009, hobgoblins and their revenant counterparts received a graphical makeover.
  • Hobgoblins bear a very close resemblance to Moblins from The Legend of Zelda, particularly the ones from Ocarina of Time. They also look very similar to Ganon from the non-canon television series, except that he wore a robe in the series, whereas hobgoblins in RuneScape wear bulky armour.
  • In Armies of Gielinor, before summoning a hobgoblin, this text will appear: "The hobgoblin occupies the rung on the evolutionary ladder between goblin and ork, and so displays the best and worst traits of both races."
  • According to the Runescape Official Handbook, hobgoblins keep their teeth sharp so they can eat their opponent.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ God Wars Dungeon (wiki). “Hobgoblins are like a cross between a goblin and an ork, but they lack a goblin's tenacity and an ork's brute strength. They make up for this by being almost as numerous as the goblins but far stronger.”*
  2. ^ History of the Goblins (wiki). “Hobgoblins were hardy but highly mobile, capable of guerilla engagements behind enemy lines.”*
  3. ^ a b c d e f Players who previously bought this in The Bird and the Beast will have a greater chance of receiving this as a drop. Only in the God Wars Dungeon.
  4. ^ Only dropped by hobgoblins on Karamja

See alsoEdit

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