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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
BonesBones1Always190

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 24,594 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze spearBronze spear(m)1Common1,162
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common95
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common874
Iron swordIron sword1Common452
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon638
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon1,832
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon2,767
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,589
Warpriest of Bandos helm (75)Warpriest of Bandos helm1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cuirass (75)Warpriest of Bandos cuirass1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos greaves (75)Warpriest of Bandos greaves1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets (75)Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos boots (75)Warpriest of Bandos boots1Varies[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cape (75)Warpriest of Bandos cape1Varies[3]Not sold

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Water runeWater rune2Uncommon22
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon204
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon476
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon686
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon219
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,540
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon448

Seeds (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Potato seed 5Potato seed4–8Common48–96
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Common20
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common40
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Common48
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–2Common106–212
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Common12
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Common20
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon12
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–2Uncommon532–1,064
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Uncommon5
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon65
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon4
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1–2Uncommon36–72
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon78
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon27
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon253
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon416
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon665
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon666
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon488
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon11
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon400
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon5,342
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare4,562
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare937
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare929
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare951

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common98
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common124
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common33
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common76
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,589
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,954
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,314
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare6,137
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare5,681
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare3,746
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,567

OtherEdit

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
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common1,238
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare501
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon2,491–7,473
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby(m)1RareNot sold
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks(m)15Uncommon[4]240

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common922
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,856
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,310
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,427
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare199,215–243,485
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,505
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,565
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,041
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare586,845–717,255
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,749
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare34,570
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,226,880–1,499,520
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare955
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,179
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare557,685–929,475
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare62,930
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon57,400
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,193–22,057
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,102,680–1,347,720
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare73,982
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare968
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare907
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare431,470–544,316
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare122,395–154,406
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare45,225–63,315
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common12,285–15,015
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon224,100–273,900
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,784–33,480
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare303,300–370,700
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon32,000–176,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,340–13,860
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon166,680–203,720
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common35,826–40,944
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare345,465–422,235
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare970,290–1,185,910
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,550
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare623,250–761,750
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon504,000–616,000
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon399,960–488,840
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon260,325–318,175
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon142,065–173,635
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,314–15,216
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,118–14,992
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon380,480
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,089,220
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,050–4,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,060–14,740
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon137,700–168,300
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon11,764–14,186
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare116,775–142,725
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,085–39,215
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare571,860–698,940
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.
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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
Facts about "Hobgoblin"RDF feed
All Combat level28 +, 32 +, 35 + and 91 +
Combat level28 +, 32 +, 35 + and 91 +
Drop JSON{ "name": "Bones", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Always" }, { "name": "Bronze spear", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron javelin", "quantity": [5,5], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Steel dagger", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron sword", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Iron longsword", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Iron spear", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Steel spear", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Steel longsword", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Warpriest of Bandos helm", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Varies" }, { "name": "Warpriest of Bandos cuirass", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Varies" }, { "name": "Warpriest of Bandos greaves", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Varies" }, { "name": "Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Varies" }, { "name": "Warpriest of Bandos boots", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Varies" }, { "name": "Warpriest of Bandos cape", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Varies" }, { "name": "Water rune", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Body rune", "quantity": [6,6], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Fire rune", "quantity": [7,7], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Cosmic rune", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Chaos rune", "quantity": [3,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Nature rune", "quantity": [4,4], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Law rune", "quantity": [2,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Potato seed", "quantity": [4,8], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Onion seed", "quantity": [4,4], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Cabbage seed", "quantity": [4,4], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Sweetcorn seed", "quantity": [3,3], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Strawberry seed", "quantity": [1,2], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Harralander seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Tarromin seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Tomato seed", "quantity": [3,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Watermelon seed", "quantity": [1,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Jute seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Wildblood seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Jangerberry seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Whiteberry seed", "quantity": [1,2], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Poison ivy seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Bittercap mushroom spore", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Cactus seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Belladonna seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Limpwurt seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Toadflax seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Spirit weed seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Marrentill seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Irit seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Kwuarm seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Cadantine seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Dwarf weed seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Ranarr seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Lantadyme seed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy guam", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy marrentill", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy tarromin", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy harralander", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Grimy avantoe", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy irit", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Grimy ranarr", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy kwuarm", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy cadantine", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy lantadyme", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grimy dwarf weed", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Hobgoblin Champion's scroll", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Starved ancient effigy", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Very rare" }, { "name": "Limpwurt root", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Common" }, { "name": "Goblin mail", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Grapes", "quantity": [1,3], "rarity": "Uncommon" }, { "name": "Spirit sapphire", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit emerald", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Spirit ruby", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }, { "name": "Trading sticks", "quantity": [15,15], "rarity": "Uncommon" } and { "name": "Key token", "quantity": [1,1], "rarity": "Rare" }
Drops itemBones +, Bronze spear +, Iron javelin +, Steel dagger +, Iron sword +, Iron longsword +, Iron spear +, Steel spear +, Steel longsword +, Warpriest of Bandos helm +, Warpriest of Bandos cuirass +, Warpriest of Bandos greaves +, Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets +, Warpriest of Bandos boots +, Warpriest of Bandos cape +, Water rune +, Body rune +, Fire rune +, Cosmic rune +, Chaos rune +, Nature rune +, Law rune +, Potato seed +, Onion seed +, Cabbage seed +, Sweetcorn seed +, Strawberry seed +, Harralander seed +, Tarromin seed +, Tomato seed +, Watermelon seed +, Jute seed +, Wildblood seed +, Jangerberry seed +, Whiteberry seed +, Poison ivy seed +, Bittercap mushroom spore +, Cactus seed +, Belladonna seed +, Limpwurt seed +, Toadflax seed +, Spirit weed seed +, Marrentill seed +, Irit seed +, Kwuarm seed +, Cadantine seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Ranarr seed +, Lantadyme seed +, Grimy guam +, Grimy marrentill +, Grimy tarromin +, Grimy harralander +, Grimy avantoe +, Grimy irit +, Grimy ranarr +, Grimy kwuarm +, Grimy cadantine +, Grimy lantadyme +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Hobgoblin Champion's scroll +, Starved ancient effigy +, Limpwurt root +, Goblin mail +, Grapes +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby +, Trading sticks + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +

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