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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
BonesBones1Always184

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)1Common1,274
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common105
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common718
Iron swordIron sword1Common438
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon669
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon2,825
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon3,748
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,334
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
Water runeWater rune2Uncommon22
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon216
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon756
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon794
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon237
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,616
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon570
Potato seed 5Potato seed(m)4–8Common44–88
Onion seed 5Onion seed(m)4Common40
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed(m)4Common40
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed(m)3Common60
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)1–2Common64–128
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed(m)1Common20
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed(m)1Common23
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed(m)3Uncommon15
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)1–2Uncommon736–1,472
Jute seed 5Jute seed(m)1Uncommon5
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed(m)1Uncommon79
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed(m)1Uncommon5
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed(m)1–2Uncommon23–46
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed(m)1Uncommon52
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore(m)1Uncommon27
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed(m)1Uncommon281
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed(m)1Uncommon530
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed(m)1Uncommon1,045
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed(m)1Uncommon3,930
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed(m)1Uncommon377
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed(m)1Uncommon11
Irit seed 5Irit seed(m)1Uncommon614
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed(m)1Uncommon7,652
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed(m)1Rare7,475
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed(m)1Rare1,762
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed(m)1Rare1,329
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed(m)1Rare2,156
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common179
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common246
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Common38
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common98
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon2,264
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,087
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare3,846
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Rare5,419
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare5,058
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare3,496
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare2,711
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common2,184
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare627
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon2,784–8,352
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks(m)15Uncommon[4]210
  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

Tertiary dropsEdit

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
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby(m)1RareNot sold

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 sapphire1Common1,013
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,203
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,691
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,079
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare183,555–224,345
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,560
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,265
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,098
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare499,410–610,390
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,698
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,746
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,222,380–1,494,020
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,546
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,190–938,650
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,944
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,225
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,758–22,742
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,043,955–1,275,945
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare52,200
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,437
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,047
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare344,045–434,026
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare107,900–136,120
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare35,250–49,350
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,905–16,995
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon229,725–280,775
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,200–31,500
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare291,960–356,840
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon37,000–203,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon194,760–238,040
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,526–41,744
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare352,215–430,485
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,006,740–1,230,460
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,847
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare627,705–767,195
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon373,320–456,280
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon281,250–343,750
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon254,340–310,860
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon227,565–278,135
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon30,184–34,496
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon24,668–28,192
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon437,764
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,907,790
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,950–6,050
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,430–13,970
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon154,350–188,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,552–17,548
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare144,450–176,550
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,590–38,610
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare570,240–696,960
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

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