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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
BonesBones1Always185

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)1Common1,007
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common105
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common749
Iron swordIron sword1Common437
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon582
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon2,083
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon3,257
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,306
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 rune2Uncommon32
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon240
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon616
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon694
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon228
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,560
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon514

Seeds (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Potato seed 5Potato seed4–8Common48–96
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Common40
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common56
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Common48
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–2Common49–98
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Common20
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Common20
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon15
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–2Uncommon702–1,404
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Uncommon4
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon74
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon2
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1–2Uncommon22–44
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon65
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon25
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon254
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon386
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon514
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon1,237
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon500
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon11
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon308
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon5,441
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare7,337
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare608
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare851
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare725

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common135
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common200
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common32
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common96
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,057
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon4,430
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,997
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare6,615
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare6,528
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare4,267
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,570

OtherEdit

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
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common2,148
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare734
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon2,908–8,724
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby(m)1RareNot sold
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks(m)15Uncommon[4]240

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion 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 sapphire1Common1,016
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,044
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,074
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,833
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,485–265,815
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,023
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,251
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,574
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare610,830–746,570
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,967
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,896
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,235,700–1,510,300
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare950
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,391
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare560,865–934,775
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,862
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,780
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,374–27,126
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,047,870–1,280,730
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare72,324
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,406
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,197
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare502,970–634,516
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare145,080–183,024
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare49,825–69,755
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,905–16,995
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon252,225–308,275
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,856–33,570
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare306,180–374,220
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,400–194,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,780–15,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon218,160–266,640
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,676–45,344
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare382,590–467,610
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare991,710–1,212,090
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,619
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare624,285–763,015
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon449,640–549,560
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon495,450–605,550
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon279,090–341,110
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon173,115–211,585
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,150–11,600
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,512–9,728
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon383,536
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,569,430
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,350–12,650
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon152,100–185,900
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,124–15,826
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,275–159,225
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon39,735–48,565
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare658,530–804,870
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

  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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