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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 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 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
BonesBones1Always168

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 17,480 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze spearBronze spear (m)1Common706
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common95
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common32
Iron swordIron sword1Common21
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon28
Iron spearIron spear (m)1Uncommon1,153
Steel spearSteel spear (m)1Uncommon845
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon92
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 rune2Uncommon42
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon234
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon427
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon448
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon147
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,184
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon680

Seeds (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5Potato seed4–8Common24–48
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Common8
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common28
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Common21
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–2Common467–934
Herb seed 5Harralander seed1Common7
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Common5
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon6
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–2Uncommon2,060–4,120
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Uncommon3
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon116
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon1
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1–2Uncommon8–16
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon12
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon14
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon66
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon120
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon1,054
Herb seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon495
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon364
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon5
Herb seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon95
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon306
Herb seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare453
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare23,014
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare1,034
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare16,712

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common397
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common178
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common26
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common115
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon5,501
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,721
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare3,168
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare6,238
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare3,527
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare7,765
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare8,555

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Champion's scroll (hobgoblin)Champion's scroll (hobgoblin)1Very rareNot sold
Ancient effigyStarved Ancient Effigy1Very rareNot sold
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common1,381
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare610
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon1,383–4,149
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks15Uncommon [4]90

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 1000Coins50; 250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,177
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,041
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon3,137
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1; 2; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon5,494–302,170
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon24,028
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,751
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,934–766,370
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon57,856
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,509
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,387,620–1,695,980
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,103
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,265
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,991
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Uncommon21,583–26,167
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Uncommon1,120,095–1,369,005
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon70,436
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon946,725–1,194,330
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon309,725–390,730
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Uncommon104,700–146,580
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon585
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon300
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon45,900–56,100
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon252,675–308,825
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon36,960–41,580
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon389,880–476,520
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon59,400–326,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Uncommon20,160–24,640
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon230,580–281,820
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common42,990
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare386,910–472,890
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare952,740–1,164,460
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,639
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare639,585–781,715
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon638,640–780,560
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon409,320–500,280
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon235,890–288,310
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon187,155–228,745
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon233,968–267,392
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon322,196–368,224
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon562,792
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Uncommon1,339,110
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Uncommon34,650–42,350
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,005–15,895
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon100,800–123,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82; 675–825 (noted)Uncommon20,400–247,500
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon43,830–53,570
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Uncommon656,640–802,560
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.

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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