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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 Distraction and Diversion. To fight the Hobgoblin Champion, the player must kill hobgoblins until one drops a Champion's scroll, a very rare drop.

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always188

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)1Common2,252
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common140
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common1,108
Iron swordIron sword1Common843
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon1,338
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon3,889
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon4,567
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,999
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 rune2Uncommon52
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon198
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon476
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon810
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon378
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,644
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon658
Potato seed 5Potato seed(m)4–8Common60–120
Onion seed 5Onion seed(m)4Common32
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed(m)4Common40
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed(m)3Common21
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)1–2Common57–114
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed(m)1Common57
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed(m)1Common28
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed(m)3Uncommon9
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)1–2Uncommon775–1,550
Jute seed 5Jute seed(m)1Uncommon6
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed(m)1Uncommon64
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed(m)1Uncommon9
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed(m)1–2Uncommon51–102
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed(m)1Uncommon198
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore(m)1Uncommon1,093
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed(m)1Uncommon181
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed(m)1Uncommon826
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed(m)1Uncommon520
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed(m)1Uncommon3,648
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed(m)1Uncommon2,062
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed(m)1Uncommon10
Irit seed 5Irit seed(m)1Uncommon607
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed(m)1Uncommon7,275
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed(m)1Rare1,342
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed(m)1Rare700
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed(m)1Rare1,792
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed(m)1Rare673
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common318
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common327
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Common26
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common101
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon1,315
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,237
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare2,595
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Rare5,429
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare2,680
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare2,820
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare1,904
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common1,881
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare720
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon2,474–7,422
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks(m)15Uncommon[5]270
  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 rare[note 1]Not 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
  1. ^ 1/5000 drop rate

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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common717
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,895
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,522
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,373
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare151,785–185,515
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,609
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common19,967
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,360
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare511,200–624,800
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,613
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,008
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,088,460–1,330,340
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare850
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,810
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,150–945,250
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare66,914
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,580
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,504–28,496
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,076,490–1,315,710
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,530
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,483
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare448,045–565,226
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare124,215–156,702
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare45,125–63,175
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common28,350–34,650
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon248,850–304,150
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,124–15,826
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare308,880–377,520
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,600–146,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,560–20,240
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon235,800–288,200
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,156–42,464
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare358,290–437,910
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,083,780–1,324,620
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,286
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare619,290–756,910
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon320,040–391,160
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon145,350–177,650
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon174,960–213,840
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon168,345–205,755
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,422–10,768
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,800–11,200
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon384,980
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,061,330
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common19,350–23,650
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,530–12,870
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon184,050–224,950
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,512–15,088
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare124,200–151,800
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon35,415–43,285
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare378,540–462,660
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon4,408
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*355,192
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,967,717,757
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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare16,653

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