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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).
Level 28Level 32Level 32Level 35Level 91 (GWD)

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.


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.


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price

Charms (members only)Edit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 20,236 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze spearBronze spear(m)1Common356
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common60
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common36
Iron swordIron sword1Common18
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon42
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon772
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon815
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon109
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


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water runeWater rune2Uncommon40
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon312
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon525
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon518
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon198
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,416
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon454

Seeds (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5Potato seed4–8Common44–88
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Common24
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common44
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Common33
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–2Common192–384
Herb seed 5Harralander seed1Common24
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Common8
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon9
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–2Uncommon1,496–2,992
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Uncommon5
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon127
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon2
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1–2Uncommon15–30
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon31
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon22
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon128
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon275
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon512
Herb seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon415
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon502
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon12
Herb seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon197
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon1,048
Herb seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare1,047
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare4,533
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare801
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare3,357

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common233
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common202
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common53
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common149
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,535
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,668
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,249
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare4,828
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare5,002
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare4,652
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare4,817


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Hobgoblin Champion's scrollHobgoblin Champion's scroll1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common1,358
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare548
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; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common827
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,337
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,242
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,958
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,110–217,690
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,583
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon32,818
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,995
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare539,775–659,725
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,591
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,333
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,314,000–1,606,000
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,882
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare568,230–947,050
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,902
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,102
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,470–26,030
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,114,560–1,362,240
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon52,293
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon784
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon738
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare527,345–665,266
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare132,535–167,198
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare41,875–58,625
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon22,815–27,885
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon236,700–289,300
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,072–33,120
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon495,900–606,100
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon82,200–452,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,520–14,080
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon247,680–302,720
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common40,455
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare364,095–445,005
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare912,870–1,115,730
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,942
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare644,130–787,270
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon418,950–512,050
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon296,640–362,560
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon183,690–224,510
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon128,430–156,970
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon46,998–53,712
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon63,462–72,528
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon406,288
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,418,490
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,450–11,550
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common5,985–7,315
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon162,450–198,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,280–17,220
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare141,750–173,250
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,045–33,055
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare556,470–680,130
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


  • 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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  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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