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This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Hobgoblin (Daemonheim).
Level 28Level 32Level 32Level 35Level 91 (GWD)

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.


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.


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price

Charms (members only)Edit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
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)


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze spearBronze spear (m)1Common609
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common80
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common33
Iron swordIron sword1Common20
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon24
Iron spearIron spear (m)1Uncommon1,163
Steel spearSteel spear (m)1Uncommon613
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon98
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


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water runeWater rune2Uncommon30
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon420
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon287
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon438
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon129
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon692
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon482

Seeds (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5Potato seed4–8Common20–40
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Common8
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common40
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Common15
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–2Common320–640
Herb seed 5Harralander seed1Common9
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Common13
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon3
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–2Uncommon1,833–3,666
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Uncommon2
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon103
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon2
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1–2Uncommon11–22
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon11
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon17
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon100
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon104
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon844
Herb seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon1,032
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon593
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon11
Herb seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon104
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon779
Herb seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare427
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare13,438
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare804
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare9,536

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common326
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common199
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common82
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,389
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,911
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,500
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare4,655
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare3,443
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare6,063
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare6,328


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 root1Common988
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare520
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks15Uncommon [4]135

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 sapphire1Common711
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,379
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,161
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,846
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare173,070–211,530
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,419
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon38,860
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,937
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare537,165–656,535
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,766
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,160
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,276,920–1,560,680
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,188
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare572,820–954,700
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,140
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,960
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,052–27,948
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,151,550–1,407,450
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon41,386
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon642
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon217
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare801,905–1,011,634
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare203,515–256,742
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare71,025–99,435
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon30,375–37,125
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon182,475–223,025
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,880–36,990
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon360,540–440,660
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon79,200–435,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,120–18,480
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon295,920–361,680
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common43,260
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare389,340–475,860
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare941,490–1,150,710
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common44,040
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare660,600–807,400
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon505,800–618,200
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon317,970–388,630
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon146,970–179,630
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon131,895–161,205
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon133,504–152,576
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon188,132–215,008
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon577,896
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,758,410
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common14,400–17,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common7,335–8,965
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon92,250–112,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,156–21,894
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare180,225–220,275
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,005–37,895
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare597,510–730,290
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


  • 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.


  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

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