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This article is about the the standard variant. For the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Hobgoblin (Daemonheim).
For the elite version, see Hobgoblin (elite).
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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
BonesBones1Always146

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 24,536 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze spearBronze spear(m)1Common539
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common60
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common67
Iron swordIron sword1Common42
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon102
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon856
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon1,002
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon319
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 price
Water runeWater rune2Uncommon36
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon246
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon945
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon510
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon285
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,208
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon534

Seeds (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Potato seed 5Potato seed4–8Common40–80
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Common24
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common24
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Common36
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–2Common221–442
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Common49
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Common11
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon6
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–2Uncommon653–1,306
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Uncommon5
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon90
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon3
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1–2Uncommon18–36
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon31
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon17
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon125
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon513
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon740
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon113
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon377
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon9
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon141
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon1,574
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare978
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare2,998
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare804
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare3,133

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common206
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common175
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common45
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common160
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,609
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,466
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare3,022
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare5,751
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare5,348
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare5,733
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare5,738

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Hobgoblin Champion's scrollHobgoblin Champion's scroll1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common1,301
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare727
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon2,008–6,024
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks15Uncommon[4]225

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,083
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,928
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,237
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common6,180
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare278,100–339,900
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,101
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common31,002
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon14,945
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare672,525–821,975
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,124
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,085
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,381,860–1,688,940
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare1,385
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,573
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,595–939,325
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,619
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,830
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common17,515–21,235
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,130,220–1,381,380
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare78,597
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,544
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare943
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare680,095–857,966
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare165,620–208,936
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare59,375–83,125
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common19,035–23,265
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon248,400–303,600
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,361–32,310
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare538,020–657,580
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon78,800–433,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,490–17,710
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon207,720–253,880
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common54,750
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare492,750–602,250
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare855,450–1,045,550
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common41,547
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare623,205–761,695
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon475,650–581,350
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon324,720–396,880
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon248,895–304,205
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon167,490–204,710
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon43,862–50,128
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon41,972–47,968
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon364,876
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,016,510
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common10,350–12,650
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common15,030–18,370
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon121,050–147,950
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon16,252–19,598
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare161,325–197,175
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,455–38,445
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare573,750–701,250
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.
  • 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

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