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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 381

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 298
Iron javelin Iron javelin 5 2 Common 95
Steel dagger Steel dagger 1 2 Common 29
Iron sword Iron sword 1 2 Common 27
Iron longsword Iron longsword 1 3 Uncommon 51
Iron spear Iron spear (m) 1 3 Uncommon 993
Steel spear Steel spear (m) 1 3 Uncommon 1,019
Steel longsword Steel longsword 1 3 Uncommon 181
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 76
Body rune Body rune 6 3 Uncommon 84
Fire rune Fire rune 7 3 Uncommon 210
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 3 Uncommon 524
Chaos rune Chaos rune 3 3 Uncommon 138
Nature rune Nature rune 4 3 Uncommon 1,176
Law rune Law rune 2 3 Uncommon 678

Seeds (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 4–8 2 Common 12–24
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 4 2 Common 4
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 4 2 Common 20
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 3 2 Common 12
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1–2 2 Common 379–758
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 2 Common 9
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 2 Common 12
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 3 3 Uncommon 3
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 2,653–5,306
Jute seed 5 Jute seed 1 3 Uncommon 3
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 3 Uncommon 279
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 3–6
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 6
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 3 Uncommon 15
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 3 Uncommon 21
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 76
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,109
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 3,284
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 3 Uncommon 381
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 3 Uncommon 18
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 3 Uncommon 237
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,097
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 4 Rare 922
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 45,749
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 4 Rare 1,558
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 4 Rare 37,532

Herbs (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 732
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 116
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 40
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 155
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,726
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,732
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 4 Rare 2,982
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 4 Rare 4,337
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 4 Rare 2,090
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 9,390
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 4 Rare 9,693

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 1,774
Goblin mail Goblin mail 1 4 Rare 520
Grapes Grapes 1–3 3 Uncommon 1,610–4,830
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] 105

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 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,609
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,808
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 4,126
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,260
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 17,750
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 39,006
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,284
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,562
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,624
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,208
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 865
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,220
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,453
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,470
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,913
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 831,200
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,198
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,933
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,320
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,131
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 13,400
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,258,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,650–75,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,601,800
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 104,649
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 13,247
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 72,750–101,850
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 72,925–102,095
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 990
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 363
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 10,000–300,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 5,880–23,520
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 5,060
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 15,255
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 10,300–24,926
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 16,200
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 51,625–413,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 466,250–932,500
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 106,800–356,000
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 40,500–2,025,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 335,400–1,788,800
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,900
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,126,900
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,636,000–25,452,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) 4 Rare 14,392–719,600
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 132,650–1,326,500
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 143,820–575,280
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 97,900–979,000
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,959
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 69,971–3,498,550
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 139,865–979,055
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,339,420
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,549
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 21,000–8,400,000
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

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