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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.


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 price

Charms (members only)Edit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 24,594 kills.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze spearBronze spear(m)1Common1,006
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common95
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common824
Iron swordIron sword1Common398
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon624
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon1,927
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon2,985
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,428
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


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Water runeWater rune2Uncommon28
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon234
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon504
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon788
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon207
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,696
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon430

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 seed3Common36
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–2Common119–238
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Common13
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Common18
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon9
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–2Uncommon575–1,150
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Uncommon5
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon65
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon3
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1–2Uncommon29–58
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon80
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon25
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon315
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon470
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon702
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon930
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon460
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon10
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon411
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon5,251
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare5,192
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare978
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare1,049
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare995

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common77
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common113
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common76
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,370
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,901
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,501
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare4,926
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare4,752
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare3,559
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,511


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 root1Common1,193
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare608
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, luck potion 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 sapphire1Common879
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,578
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,477
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,915
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,175–215,325
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,833
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,124
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,083
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,735–664,565
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,255
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,050
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,282,860–1,567,940
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,660
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,900–941,500
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,272
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,635
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,775–23,975
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,084,455–1,325,445
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare71,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,089
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare972
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare370,760–467,728
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare110,175–138,990
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,600–54,040
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,365–16,335
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon230,400–281,600
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,992–32,490
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare296,640–362,560
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,600–201,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon208,620–254,980
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common32,942–37,648
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare317,655–388,245
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,034,280–1,264,120
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,069
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare631,035–771,265
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon379,980–464,420
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon370,890–453,310
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon225,810–275,990
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon145,890–178,310
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,930–15,920
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,692–15,648
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon486,736
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,719,770
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,855–12,045
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon191,250–233,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,988–15,662
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,925–157,575
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,900–34,100
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare566,730–692,670
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


  • 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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  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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