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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
BonesBones1Always181

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)1Common1,367
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common110
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common717
Iron swordIron sword1Common424
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon711
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon3,016
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon4,373
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,373
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 rune2Uncommon34
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon216
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon679
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon710
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon276
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,636
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon564
Potato seed 5Potato seed(m)4–8Common60–120
Onion seed 5Onion seed(m)4Common40
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed(m)4Common36
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed(m)3Common54
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)1–2Common91–182
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed(m)1Common23
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed(m)1Common32
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed(m)3Uncommon15
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)1–2Uncommon743–1,486
Jute seed 5Jute seed(m)1Uncommon5
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed(m)1Uncommon83
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed(m)1Uncommon4
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed(m)1–2Uncommon24–48
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed(m)1Uncommon58
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore(m)1Uncommon39
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed(m)1Uncommon234
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed(m)1Uncommon349
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed(m)1Uncommon881
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed(m)1Uncommon3,339
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed(m)1Uncommon341
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed(m)1Uncommon21
Irit seed 5Irit seed(m)1Uncommon755
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed(m)1Uncommon7,278
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed(m)1Rare5,262
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed(m)1Rare1,911
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed(m)1Rare1,920
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed(m)1Rare2,196
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common193
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common198
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Common37
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common82
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon2,321
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,280
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare3,290
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Rare5,482
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare4,950
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare3,486
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare2,649
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common2,207
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare559
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon2,391–7,173
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks(m)15Uncommon[4]240
  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.
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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common949
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,066
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,664
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,957
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,065–217,635
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common20,453
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,058
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,470
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare516,150–630,850
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,883
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare38,561
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,225,980–1,498,420
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,007
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare555,105–925,175
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,245
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,270
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,131–25,619
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,048,005–1,280,895
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,724
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,025
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare351,845–443,866
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare114,920–144,976
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare36,400–50,960
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,715–17,985
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon234,225–286,275
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,352–32,940
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare299,340–365,860
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,200–193,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,230–16,170
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon227,160–277,640
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,116–44,704
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare377,190–461,010
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare982,710–1,201,090
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,706
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare625,590–764,610
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon373,140–456,060
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon293,130–358,270
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon253,350–309,650
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon221,175–270,325
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon30,744–35,136
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon26,754–30,576
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon401,724
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,837,720
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,400–6,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common16,470–20,130
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon179,550–219,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,076–16,974
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare139,725–170,775
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon35,955–43,945
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare595,080–727,320
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,708
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*64,516
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*15,077,415
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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