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This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Hobgoblin (Daemonheim).
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 market price
BonesBones1Always195

Charms (members only)Edit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
82–83%16–17%0.4–0.6%0.9–1.1%0.1–0.2%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 20,236 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze spearBronze spear(m)1Common427
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common65
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common32
Iron swordIron sword1Common21
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon38
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon898
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon632
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon112
Warpriest of Bandos helmWarpriest of Bandos helm1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cuirassWarpriest of Bandos cuirass1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos greavesWarpriest of Bandos greaves1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos gauntletsWarpriest of Bandos gauntlets1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos bootsWarpriest of Bandos boots1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos capeWarpriest of Bandos cape1Varies[3]Not sold

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water runeWater rune2Uncommon36
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon330
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon364
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon412
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon162
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,056
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon482

Seeds (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5Potato seed4–8Common52–104
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Common24
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common40
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Common30
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–2Common278–556
Herb seed 5Harralander seed1Common21
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Common92
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon9
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–2Uncommon1,394–2,788
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Uncommon4
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon286
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon3
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1–2Uncommon17–34
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon21
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon19
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon136
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon165
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon706
Herb seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon1,870
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon400
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon49
Herb seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon94
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon1,235
Herb seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare454
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare9,867
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare779
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare6,031

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common299
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common137
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common38
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common98
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,968
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,992
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,327
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare5,205
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare4,084
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare5,909
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare6,379

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Champion's scroll (hobgoblin)Champion's scroll (hobgoblin)1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common979
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare488
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon1,534–4,602
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks15Uncommon[4]135

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common682
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,496
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,300
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,910
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare175,950–215,050
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon15,049
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon33,207
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,516
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare563,220–688,380
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,417
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,752
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,279,980–1,564,420
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,804
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,060–945,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,415
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,712
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,860–30,140
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,132,245–1,383,855
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,543
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon951
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon281
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare748,215–943,902
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare192,530–242,884
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare71,150–99,610
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon31,590–38,610
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon184,275–225,225
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,756–32,760
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon305,100–372,900
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon73,600–404,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,580–17,820
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon220,320–269,280
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common38,535
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare346,815–423,885
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare930,240–1,136,960
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,450
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare636,750–778,250
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon431,550–527,450
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon375,300–458,700
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon161,280–197,120
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon122,670–149,930
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon84,434–96,496
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon138,138–157,872
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon417,300
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,506,190
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common11,250–13,750
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,840–8,360
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon85,500–104,500
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon17,136–20,664
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare170,100–207,900
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,160–35,640
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare579,420–708,180
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market 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.
  • 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

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