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Hobgoblins are Bandosian creatures that share characteristics with both goblins and 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 near water such as peninsulas, in caves, and in areas that contain Limpwurt root spawns. They will also drop these roots, 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 price
BonesBones1Always184

Charms (members only)Edit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
82–83%16%0.4–0.6%0.9–1.1%0.1–0.2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 24,694 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze spearBronze spear(m)1Common1,586
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common105
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common766
Iron swordIron sword1Common450
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon620
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon2,344
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon3,385
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,412
Warpriest of Bandos helm (75)Warpriest of Bandos helm1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cuirass (75)Warpriest of Bandos cuirass1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos greaves (75)Warpriest of Bandos greaves1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets (75)Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos boots (75)Warpriest of Bandos boots1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cape (75)Warpriest of Bandos cape1Varies[3]Not sold

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Water runeWater rune2Uncommon38
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon210
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon854
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon746
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon222
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,580
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon554

Seeds (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Potato seed 5Potato seed4–8Common48–96
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Common40
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common20
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Common45
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–2Common31–62
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Common19
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Common16
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon21
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–2Uncommon713–1,426
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Uncommon1
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon80
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon4
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1–2Uncommon25–50
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon42
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon19
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon220
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon373
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon910
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon1,825
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon434
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon9
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon430
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon5,940
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare6,580
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare978
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare1,273
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare1,213

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common181
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common197
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common76
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,544
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,323
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare3,320
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare5,675
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare6,043
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare4,391
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare2,860

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Hobgoblin Champion's scrollHobgoblin Champion's scroll(m)1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1Very rareNot sold
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common5,029
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare638
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon2,713–8,139
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby(m)1RareNot sold
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks(m)15Uncommon[4]225

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common951
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,237
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,869
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,332
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare194,940–238,260
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,265
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,278
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,696
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare526,320–643,280
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,459
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare34,640
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,208,880–1,477,520
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare945
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,204
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare558,060–930,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare62,827
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon57,782
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,645–22,605
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,040,985–1,272,315
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare59,537
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,695
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,098
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare395,980–499,544
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare130,195–164,246
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare40,575–56,805
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,230–16,170
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon245,475–300,025
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,056–31,320
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare300,960–367,840
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon37,000–203,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,790–14,410
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon186,660–228,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common40,264–46,016
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare388,260–474,540
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare965,520–1,180,080
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,601
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare624,015–762,685
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon417,150–509,850
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon344,790–421,410
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon262,755–321,145
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon206,730–252,670
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon16,982–19,408
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,692–15,648
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon459,888
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,983,830
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,395–12,705
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon141,300–172,700
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,260–15,990
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare131,625–160,875
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,490–39,710
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare590,220–721,380
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot 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 price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot 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.
  • Following their graphical redesign, 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

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