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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
BonesBones1Always215

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)1Common630
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common90
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common32
Iron swordIron sword1Common19
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon30
Iron spearIron spear (m)1Uncommon1,121
Steel spearSteel spear (m)1Uncommon743
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon107
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 rune2Uncommon28
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon318
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon280
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon374
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon129
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon940
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon554

Seeds (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5Potato seed4–8Common28–56
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Common8
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common36
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Common30
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–2Common461–922
Herb seed 5Harralander seed1Common7
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Common3
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon6
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–2Uncommon2,206–4,412
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Uncommon3
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon82
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon1
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1–2Uncommon10–20
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon13
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon18
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon70
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon108
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon941
Herb seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon2,103
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon437
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon7
Herb seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon149
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon365
Herb seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare458
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare16,507
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare781
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare12,268

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common441
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common159
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common25
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common104
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,700
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,988
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,456
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare4,247
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare3,215
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare5,812
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare6,239

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 root1Common1,128
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare456
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon1,433–4,299
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks15Uncommon [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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common887
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,507
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,513
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,027
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare181,215–221,485
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,130
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon41,226
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,670
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare570,150–696,850
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,773
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,894
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,299,060–1,587,740
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare875
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,032
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare570,480–950,800
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,402
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,003
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,453–24,797
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,150,200–1,405,800
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon47,299
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon561
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon199
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare733,525–925,370
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare181,935–229,518
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare65,625–91,875
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon28,890–35,310
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon256,950–314,050
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,800–36,900
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon396,900–485,100
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon60,400–332,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,470–20,130
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon222,480–271,920
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common40,905
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare368,145–449,955
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare979,650–1,197,350
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,888
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare643,320–786,280
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon464,760–568,040
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon325,440–397,760
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon186,255–227,645
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon117,540–143,660
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon171,752–196,288
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon231,098–264,112
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon603,944
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,834,490
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common20,700–25,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,720–11,880
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon98,100–119,900
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon19,040–22,960
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare189,000–231,000
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,185–38,115
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare558,900–683,100
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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