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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
BonesBones1Always211

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 17,536 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)1Common598
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common75
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common32
Iron swordIron sword1Common19
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon29
Iron spearIron spear (m)1Uncommon1,108
Steel spearSteel spear (m)1Uncommon599
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon108
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 rune2Uncommon34
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon324
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon336
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon458
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon132
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon716
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon478

Seeds (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5Potato seed4–8Common28–56
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Common12
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common36
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Common18
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–2Common316–632
Herb seed 5Harralander seed1Common6
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Common18
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon6
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–2Uncommon1,700–3,400
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Uncommon3
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon125
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon1
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1–2Uncommon12–24
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon13
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon20
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon118
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon120
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon812
Herb seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon1,450
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon525
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon9
Herb seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon82
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon666
Herb seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare443
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare13,226
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare899
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare9,634

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common337
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common168
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common80
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,975
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,994
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,359
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare4,630
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare3,492
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare6,111
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare6,525

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 root1Common993
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare482
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon1,478–4,434
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks15Uncommon [4]195

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 sapphire1Common786
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,355
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,272
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,915
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,175–215,325
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,966
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,244
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,726
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare572,670–699,930
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,340
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,205
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,299,420–1,588,180
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare925
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,166
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare572,490–954,150
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,438
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,021
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,617–28,633
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,155,060–1,411,740
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon39,787
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon854
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon207
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare759,005–957,514
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare192,140–242,392
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare71,400–99,960
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon25,920–31,680
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon187,200–228,800
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,560–36,630
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon361,800–442,200
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon69,600–382,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,290–19,910
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon240,660–294,140
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common41,430
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare372,870–455,730
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare952,020–1,163,580
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,534
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare638,010–779,790
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon445,230–544,170
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon319,050–389,950
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,865–175,835
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon119,925–146,575
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon134,876–154,144
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon185,164–211,616
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon583,284
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,467,560
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common13,050–15,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,390–7,810
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon97,650–119,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,360–22,140
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare182,250–222,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,075–40,425
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare593,460–725,340
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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