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This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Hobgoblin (Daemonheim).
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Hobgoblins are strong, agile Bandosian creatures, sharing characteristics with both goblins and orks, being stronger than goblins but weaker than 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 that contain Limpwurt root spawns, and also drop them, 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
Bones Bones 1 1 Always 345

Charms (members only)Edit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

82–83%

16–17%

0.4–0.6%

0.9–1.1%

0.1–0.2%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 17,414 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).


Weapons/ArmorEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Bronze spear Bronze spear (m) 1 2 Common 300
Iron javelin Iron javelin 5 2 Common 90
Steel dagger Steel dagger 1 2 Common 33
Iron sword Iron sword 1 2 Common 26
Iron longsword Iron longsword 1 3 Uncommon 47
Iron spear Iron spear (m) 1 3 Uncommon 998
Steel spear Steel spear (m) 1 3 Uncommon 1,105
Steel longsword Steel longsword 1 3 Uncommon 157
Warpriest of Bandos helm Warpriest of Bandos helm 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cuirass Warpriest of Bandos cuirass 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos greaves Warpriest of Bandos greaves 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos boots Warpriest of Bandos boots 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cape Warpriest of Bandos cape 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Water rune Water rune 2 3 Uncommon 58
Body rune Body rune 6 3 Uncommon 48
Fire rune Fire rune 7 3 Uncommon 168
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 3 Uncommon 532
Chaos rune Chaos rune 3 3 Uncommon 123
Nature rune Nature rune 4 3 Uncommon 1,120
Law rune Law rune 2 3 Uncommon 620

Seeds (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 4–8 2 Common 20–40
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 4 2 Common 4
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 4 2 Common 16
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 3 2 Common 9
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1–2 2 Common 371–742
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 2 Common 10
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 2 Common 7
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 3 3 Uncommon 6
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 1,989–3,978
Jute seed 5 Jute seed 1 3 Uncommon 3
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 3 Uncommon 177
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 3–6
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 5
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 3 Uncommon 19
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 3 Uncommon 17
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 84
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 973
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 2,344
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 3 Uncommon 322
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 3 Uncommon 10
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 3 Uncommon 232
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,421
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 4 Rare 805
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 39,845
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 4 Rare 1,588
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 4 Rare 31,545

Herbs (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 718
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 94
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 35
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 165
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,356
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,789
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 4 Rare 3,038
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 4 Rare 4,497
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 4 Rare 2,130
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 8,906
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 4 Rare 9,828

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Champion's scroll (hobgoblin) Champion's scroll (hobgoblin) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved Ancient Effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 2 Common 1,226
Goblin mail Goblin mail 1 4 Rare 553
Grapes Grapes 1–3 3 Uncommon 1,367–4,101
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Trading sticks 10000 Trading sticks 15 3 Uncommon [4] 105

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,318
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,707
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,697
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,310
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 17,967
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 39,712
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,617
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,122
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,403
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,212
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 875
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,200
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,208
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,355
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,123
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 820,150
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,211
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,544
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,258
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,109
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 16,600
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,263,150
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,500–75,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,591,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 89,644
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 13,788
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 100,500–140,700
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 100,675–140,945
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 1,004
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 277
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 9,000–270,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 5,600–22,400
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,400
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 13,950
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 9,000–21,780
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 14,300
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 49,250–394,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 438,500–877,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 91,350–304,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 35,550–1,777,500
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 268,500–1,432,000
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,500
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,114,100
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,000,000–21,000,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) 4 Rare 14,228–711,400
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 134,025–1,340,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 129,150–516,600
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 89,700–897,000
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 5,967
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 69,344–3,467,200
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 116,711–816,977
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,147,970
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,574
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 20,650–8,260,000
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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 token Key token 1 4 Rare Not 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.

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

See alsoEdit

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