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This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Hobgoblin (Daemonheim).
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Hobgoblins are strong, agile Bandosian creatures, sharing characteristics with both goblins and orks, being stronger than goblins but weaker than 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 that contain Limpwurt root spawns, and also drop them, 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
Bones Bones 1 1 Always 164

Charms (members only)Edit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

82–83%

16–17%

0.4–0.6%

0.9–1.1%

0.1–0.2%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 17,480 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).


Weapons/ArmorEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze spear Bronze spear (m) 1 2 Common 497
Iron javelin Iron javelin 5 2 Common 100
Steel dagger Steel dagger 1 2 Common 29
Iron sword Iron sword 1 2 Common 26
Iron longsword Iron longsword 1 3 Uncommon 35
Iron spear Iron spear (m) 1 3 Uncommon 1,127
Steel spear Steel spear (m) 1 3 Uncommon 994
Steel longsword Steel longsword 1 3 Uncommon 86
Warpriest of Bandos helm Warpriest of Bandos helm 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cuirass Warpriest of Bandos cuirass 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos greaves Warpriest of Bandos greaves 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos boots Warpriest of Bandos boots 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cape Warpriest of Bandos cape 1 6 Varies [3] Not sold

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 2 3 Uncommon 54
Body rune Body rune 6 3 Uncommon 294
Fire rune Fire rune 7 3 Uncommon 406
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 3 Uncommon 526
Chaos rune Chaos rune 3 3 Uncommon 150
Nature rune Nature rune 4 3 Uncommon 1,224
Law rune Law rune 2 3 Uncommon 860

Seeds (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 4–8 2 Common 20–40
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 4 2 Common 12
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 4 2 Common 20
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 3 2 Common 12
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1–2 2 Common 511–1,022
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 2 Common 13
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 2 Common 10
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 3 3 Uncommon 6
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 2,908–5,816
Jute seed 5 Jute seed 1 3 Uncommon 2
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 3 Uncommon 157
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 9–18
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 9
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 3 Uncommon 15
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 3 Uncommon 40
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 83
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,142
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 818
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 3 Uncommon 322
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 3 Uncommon 20
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 3 Uncommon 188
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 3 Uncommon 66
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 4 Rare 654
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 30,322
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 4 Rare 1,274
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 4 Rare 27,775

Herbs (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 429
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 95
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 30
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 80
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 3,245
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 1,752
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 4 Rare 2,305
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 4 Rare 2,950
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 4 Rare 1,820
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 7,374
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 4 Rare 7,309

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Champion's scroll (hobgoblin) Champion's scroll (hobgoblin) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved Ancient Effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 2 Common 1,737
Goblin mail Goblin mail 1 4 Rare 653
Grapes Grapes 1–3 3 Uncommon 1,172–3,516
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Trading sticks 10000 Trading sticks 15 3 Uncommon [4] 75

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 250 Coins 200–350,3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,353
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,509
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 2,766
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,242
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 31,242
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 32,820
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,500
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,089
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,655
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,265
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 915
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,404
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,415
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,976
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,567,200
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,125
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,681
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,841
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,361
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 13,000
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,257,150
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 97,624
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 10,576
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 63,200–88,480
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 61,425–85,995
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 684
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 486
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 17,000–25,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 18,360–24,480
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,480
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 19,350
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 14,100
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 24,050
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 58,750–117,500
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 297,750
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 81,900–98,280
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 132,550–168,700
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 204,150–340,250
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,600
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,127,100
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 14,239
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 711,950
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 112,805–145,035
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 103,950–121,275
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 89,616–190,434
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,379
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 18,952
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,724
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 484,107–1,129,583
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,223,390
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 165,150–201,850
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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 token Key token 1 4 Rare Not 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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