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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).
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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 market price
BonesBones1Always123

Charms (members only)Edit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
82–83%16–17%0.4–0.6%0.9–1.1%0.1–0.2%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 20,236 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze spearBronze spear(m)1Common405
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common65
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common36
Iron swordIron sword1Common17
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon31
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon910
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon680
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon126
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

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water runeWater rune2Uncommon38
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon360
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon490
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon452
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon165
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,140
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon490

Seeds (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5Potato seed4–8Common36–72
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Common24
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common40
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Common27
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–2Common238–476
Herb seed 5Harralander seed1Common24
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Common37
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon6
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–2Uncommon1,007–2,014
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Uncommon5
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon225
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon2
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1–2Uncommon17–34
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon24
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon20
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon208
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon250
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon572
Herb seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon1,533
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon840
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon25
Herb seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon115
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon1,637
Herb seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare1,466
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare8,822
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare807
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare7,023

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common331
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common200
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common41
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common117
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,778
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,473
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,664
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare6,158
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare6,227
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare6,627
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare6,631

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Champion's scroll (hobgoblin)Champion's scroll (hobgoblin)1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common1,419
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare733
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon1,702–5,106
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks15Uncommon[4]150

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; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common879
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,491
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,509
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,441
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare199,845–244,255
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,959
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,653
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,183
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare593,235–725,065
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,753
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon34,826
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,292,940–1,580,260
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,925
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare568,875–948,125
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,431
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,789
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,165–28,085
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,126,575–1,376,925
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,006
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon866
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon515
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare817,505–1,031,314
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare234,260–295,528
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare81,975–114,765
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon26,730–32,670
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon205,875–251,625
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,519–32,490
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon352,620–430,980
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon73,000–401,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,590–16,610
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon236,520–289,080
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common46,230
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare416,070–508,530
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare913,230–1,116,170
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,192
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare632,880–773,520
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon503,820–615,780
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon379,080–463,320
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon171,720–209,880
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon123,210–150,590
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon98,322–112,368
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon123,508–141,152
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon405,408
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,505,590
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common11,250–13,750
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,705–8,195
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon83,250–101,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon15,436–18,614
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare153,225–187,275
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,725–38,775
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare606,420–741,180
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

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.
  • 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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