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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
BonesBones1Always224

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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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze spearBronze spear(m)1Common2,367
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common155
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common1,075
Iron swordIron sword1Common793
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon1,212
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon3,562
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon4,746
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,725
Hobgoblin skinHobgoblin skin1Unknown[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos helm (75)Warpriest of Bandos helm1Varies[4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cuirass (75)Warpriest of Bandos cuirass1Varies[4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos greaves (75)Warpriest of Bandos greaves1Varies[4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets (75)Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets1Varies[4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos boots (75)Warpriest of Bandos boots1Varies[4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cape (75)Warpriest of Bandos cape1Varies[4]Not sold
Water runeWater rune2Uncommon50
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon186
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon546
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon504
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon252
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,748
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon606
Potato seed 5Potato seed(m)4–8Common44–88
Onion seed 5Onion seed(m)4Common24
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed(m)4Common40
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed(m)3Common42
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)1–2Common50–100
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed(m)1Common30
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed(m)1Common15
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed(m)3Uncommon3
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)1–2Uncommon894–1,788
Jute seed 5Jute seed(m)1Uncommon5
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed(m)1Uncommon37
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed(m)1Uncommon4
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed(m)1–2Uncommon55–110
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed(m)1Uncommon113
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore(m)1Uncommon1,078
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed(m)1Uncommon201
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed(m)1Uncommon761
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed(m)1Uncommon1,032
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed(m)1Uncommon3,066
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed(m)1Uncommon1,134
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed(m)1Uncommon14
Irit seed 5Irit seed(m)1Uncommon623
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed(m)1Uncommon7,078
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed(m)1Rare1,323
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed(m)1Rare543
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed(m)1Rare1,127
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed(m)1Rare592
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common253
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common403
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Common27
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common84
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon1,836
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,796
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare3,136
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Rare5,551
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare3,641
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare3,550
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare2,783
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common2,833
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare770
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon3,335–10,005
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks(m)15Uncommon[5]210
  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. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek quest.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Only dropped by hobgoblins on Karamja

Tertiary dropsEdit

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
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby(m)1RareNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves 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 sapphire1Common1,004
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,350
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,276
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,049
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare182,205–222,695
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,785
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common22,752
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,959
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare583,155–712,745
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,458
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,450
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,065,960–1,302,840
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare885
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,609
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,135–940,225
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,159
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,027
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,843–28,907
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,070,415–1,308,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,403
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,169
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare443,105–558,994
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare108,290–136,612
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare37,675–52,745
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common28,215–34,485
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon339,975–415,525
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon17,208–21,510
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare339,480–414,920
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon28,800–158,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,570–19,030
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon226,440–276,760
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common43,358–49,552
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare418,095–511,005
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,032,480–1,261,920
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,475
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare622,125–760,375
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon394,200–481,800
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon238,230–291,170
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon244,395–298,705
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon180,315–220,385
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon8,288–9,472
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon7,602–8,688
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon429,492
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,723,790
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common22,050–26,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,905–16,995
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon243,000–297,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,600–16,400
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare135,000–165,000
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon41,850–51,150
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare508,410–621,390
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,088
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*241,446
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,885,212,297
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

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