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For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Hobgoblin (Dungeoneering).
For the elite version, see Hobgoblin (elite).
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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
BonesBones1Always167

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 24,594 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze spearBronze spear(m)1Common986
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common75
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common506
Iron swordIron sword1Common302
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon414
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon1,217
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon2,191
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,413
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 rune2Uncommon22
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon168
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon476
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon716
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon171
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,500
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon422

Seeds (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Potato seed 5Potato seed4–8Common48–96
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Common20
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common36
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Common33
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–2Common114–228
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Common17
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Common16
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon6
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–2Uncommon466–932
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Uncommon5
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon48
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon4
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1–2Uncommon34–68
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon33
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon24
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon197
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon507
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon383
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon331
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon601
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon12
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon168
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon2,938
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare2,955
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare1,116
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare974
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare1,063

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common115
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common124
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common39
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common95
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,557
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,251
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,424
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare4,637
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare4,502
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare3,604
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,776

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Hobgoblin Champion's scrollHobgoblin Champion's scroll1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common1,329
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare714
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon1,728–5,184
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks15Uncommon[4]195

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth 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 sapphire1Common844
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,393
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,980
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,845
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare173,025–211,475
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,617
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common27,042
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,777
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare574,965–702,735
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,730
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,634
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,227,780–1,500,620
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,822
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,330–945,550
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,071
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,760
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common17,967–21,783
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,088,505–1,330,395
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare76,185
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare930
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare901
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare434,850–548,580
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare113,035–142,598
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare41,050–57,470
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,310–17,490
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon201,150–245,850
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon27,097–30,870
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare328,140–401,060
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon41,800–229,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,510–15,290
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon156,060–190,740
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common35,434–40,496
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare341,685–417,615
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare943,200–1,152,800
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,166
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare617,490–754,710
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon385,740–471,460
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon290,520–355,080
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon192,330–235,070
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,500–159,500
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,882–17,008
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon15,624–17,856
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon280,992
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare840,990
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common7,650–9,350
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,385–13,915
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon179,100–218,900
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,260–15,990
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare131,625–160,875
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon26,820–32,780
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare567,270–693,330
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.
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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
Facts about "Hobgoblin"RDF feed
All Combat level28 +, 32 +, 35 + and 91 +
Combat level28 +, 32 +, 35 + and 91 +
Drop JSON{ "name": "Bones", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Always" }, { "name": "Bronze spear", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron javelin", "quantity": [5,5], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Steel dagger", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron sword", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron longsword", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Iron spear", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Steel spear", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Steel longsword", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Warpriest of Bandos helm", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Varies" }, { "name": "Warpriest of Bandos cuirass", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Varies" }, { "name": "Warpriest of Bandos greaves", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Varies" }, { "name": "Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Varies" }, { "name": "Warpriest of Bandos boots", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Varies" }, { "name": "Warpriest of Bandos cape", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Varies" }, { "name": "Water rune", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Body rune", "quantity": [6,6], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Fire rune", "quantity": [7,7], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Cosmic rune", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Chaos rune", "quantity": [3,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Nature rune", "quantity": [4,4], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Law rune", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Potato seed", "quantity": [4,8], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Onion seed", "quantity": [4,4], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Cabbage seed", "quantity": [4,4], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Sweetcorn seed", "quantity": [3,3], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Strawberry seed", "quantity": [1,2], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Harralander seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Tarromin seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Tomato seed", "quantity": [3,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Watermelon seed", "quantity": [1,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Jute seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Wildblood seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Jangerberry seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Whiteberry seed", "quantity": [1,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Poison ivy seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Bittercap mushroom spore", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Cactus seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Belladonna seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Limpwurt seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Toadflax seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Spirit weed seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Marrentill seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Irit seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Kwuarm seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Cadantine seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Dwarf weed seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Ranarr seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Lantadyme seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy guam", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy marrentill", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy tarromin", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy harralander", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy avantoe", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy irit", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy ranarr", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy kwuarm", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy cadantine", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy lantadyme", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy dwarf weed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Hobgoblin Champion's scroll", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Starved ancient effigy", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Limpwurt root", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Goblin mail", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grapes", "quantity": [1,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Spirit sapphire", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit emerald", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit ruby", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Trading sticks", "quantity": [15,15], "rarity": "Uncommon" } and { "name": "Key token", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }
Drops itemBones +, Bronze spear +, Iron javelin +, Steel dagger +, Iron sword +, Iron longsword +, Iron spear +, Steel spear +, Steel longsword +, Warpriest of Bandos helm +, Warpriest of Bandos cuirass +, Warpriest of Bandos greaves +, Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets +, Warpriest of Bandos boots +, Warpriest of Bandos cape +, Water rune +, Body rune +, Fire rune +, Cosmic rune +, Chaos rune +, Nature rune +, Law rune +, Potato seed +, Onion seed +, Cabbage seed +, Sweetcorn seed +, Strawberry seed +, Harralander seed +, Tarromin seed +, Tomato seed +, Watermelon seed +, Jute seed +, Wildblood seed +, Jangerberry seed +, Whiteberry seed +, Poison ivy seed +, Bittercap mushroom spore +, Cactus seed +, Belladonna seed +, Limpwurt seed +, Toadflax seed +, Spirit weed seed +, Marrentill seed +, Irit seed +, Kwuarm seed +, Cadantine seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Ranarr seed +, Lantadyme seed +, Grimy guam +, Grimy marrentill +, Grimy tarromin +, Grimy harralander +, Grimy avantoe +, Grimy irit +, Grimy ranarr +, Grimy kwuarm +, Grimy cadantine +, Grimy lantadyme +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Hobgoblin Champion's scroll +, Starved ancient effigy +, Limpwurt root +, Goblin mail +, Grapes +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby +, Trading sticks + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +

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