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For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Hobgoblin (Dungeoneering).
For the elite version, see Hobgoblin (elite).
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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
BonesBones1Always183

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)1Common1,032
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common85
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common685
Iron swordIron sword1Common323
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon511
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon1,412
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon2,404
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,466
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 rune2Uncommon22
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon234
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon518
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon692
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon210
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,520
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon400

Seeds (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Potato seed 5Potato seed4–8Common44–88
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Common20
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common12
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Common39
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–2Common122–244
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Common19
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Common21
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon9
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–2Uncommon508–1,016
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Uncommon5
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon47
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon2
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1–2Uncommon31–62
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon41
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon22
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon210
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon459
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon434
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon460
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon456
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon7
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon184
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon2,451
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare4,404
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare937
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare851
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare952

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common122
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common156
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common97
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,701
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,421
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,703
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare5,083
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare4,811
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare3,714
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,592

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Hobgoblin Champion's scrollHobgoblin Champion's scroll1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common1,117
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare775
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon1,746–5,238
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks15Uncommon[4]300

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth 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 sapphire1Common939
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,018
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,174
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,751
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare168,795–206,305
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,781
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common26,666
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,740
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare573,300–700,700
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,599
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,029
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,208,340–1,476,860
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare930
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon36,722
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare550,830–918,050
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,757
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,337
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,227–24,523
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,083,105–1,323,795
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare73,659
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare959
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,219
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare444,795–561,126
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare111,605–140,794
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare42,900–60,060
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common15,390–18,810
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon200,475–245,025
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon26,149–29,790
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare311,400–380,600
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon38,800–213,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,780–15,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon130,860–159,940
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,218–41,392
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare349,245–426,855
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare971,730–1,187,670
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,166
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare617,490–754,710
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon416,430–508,970
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon423,990–518,210
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon222,840–272,360
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon152,505–186,395
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,328–15,232
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,118–14,992
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon261,568
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,028,250
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common6,750–8,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,195–14,905
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon175,950–215,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon11,492–13,858
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare114,075–139,425
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,745–36,355
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare565,650–691,350
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.
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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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