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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
BonesBones1Always274

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)1Common1,801
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common130
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common614
Iron swordIron sword1Common431
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon688
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon3,166
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon3,983
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,026
Hobgoblin skinHobgoblin skin1Unknown[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos helm (75)Warpriest of Bandos helm1Varies[4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cuirass (75)Warpriest of Bandos cuirass1Varies[4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos greaves (75)Warpriest of Bandos greaves1Varies[4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets (75)Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets1Varies[4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos boots (75)Warpriest of Bandos boots1Varies[4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cape (75)Warpriest of Bandos cape1Varies[4]Not sold
Water runeWater rune2Uncommon52
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon168
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon714
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon588
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon300
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,476
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon848
Potato seed 5Potato seed(m)4–8Common60–120
Onion seed 5Onion seed(m)4Common44
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed(m)4Common44
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed(m)3Common60
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)1–2Common55–110
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed(m)1Common18
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed(m)1Common28
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed(m)3Uncommon15
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)1–2Uncommon762–1,524
Jute seed 5Jute seed(m)1Uncommon6
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed(m)1Uncommon68
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed(m)1Uncommon5
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed(m)1–2Uncommon41–82
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed(m)1Uncommon105
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore(m)1Uncommon175
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed(m)1Uncommon164
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed(m)1Uncommon681
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed(m)1Uncommon1,228
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed(m)1Uncommon3,210
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed(m)1Uncommon490
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed(m)1Uncommon24
Irit seed 5Irit seed(m)1Uncommon740
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed(m)1Uncommon7,137
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed(m)1Rare4,761
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed(m)1Rare968
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed(m)1Rare1,960
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed(m)1Rare1,019
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common182
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common236
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Common32
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common101
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon2,521
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,747
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare3,544
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Rare5,890
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare5,407
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare4,279
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare2,972
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common3,417
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare454
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon2,902–8,706
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks(m)15Uncommon[5]210
  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. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek quest.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,083
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,198
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,706
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,515
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare203,175–248,325
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,190
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,372
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,593
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare566,685–692,615
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common54,893
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,589
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,221,480–1,492,920
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,098
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare556,470–927,450
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,249
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,432
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,487–27,263
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,042,200–1,273,800
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,720
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,798
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare419,575–529,310
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare136,565–172,282
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,200–53,480
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common19,845–24,255
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon327,375–400,125
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon28,224–35,280
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare272,700–333,300
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon31,400–172,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,950–17,050
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon239,760–293,040
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common43,932–50,208
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare423,630–517,770
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare980,100–1,197,900
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,628
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare624,420–763,180
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon432,990–529,210
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon307,980–376,420
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon273,825–334,675
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon229,950–281,050
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,266–16,304
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,552–15,488
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon491,644
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,968,530
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common8,100–9,900
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,970–14,630
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon315,450–385,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon50,445–61,655
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare675,270–825,330
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,820
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*206,092
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*69,592,674
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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