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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
BonesBones1Always234

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 24,694 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze spearBronze spear(m)1Common1,481
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common120
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common676
Iron swordIron sword1Common463
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon668
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon3,359
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon3,795
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,210
Hobgoblin skinHobgoblin skin1Unknown[3]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos helm (75)Warpriest of Bandos helm1Varies[4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cuirass (75)Warpriest of Bandos cuirass1Varies[4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos greaves (75)Warpriest of Bandos greaves1Varies[4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets (75)Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets1Varies[4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos boots (75)Warpriest of Bandos boots1Varies[4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cape (75)Warpriest of Bandos cape1Varies[4]Not sold
Water runeWater rune2Uncommon58
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon228
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon728
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon624
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon330
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,744
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon722
Potato seed 5Potato seed(m)4–8Common44–88
Onion seed 5Onion seed(m)4Common32
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed(m)4Common24
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed(m)3Common51
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)1–2Common193–386
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed(m)1Common30
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed(m)1Common31
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed(m)3Uncommon18
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)1–2Uncommon749–1,498
Jute seed 5Jute seed(m)1Uncommon5
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed(m)1Uncommon87
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed(m)1Uncommon5
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed(m)1–2Uncommon29–58
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed(m)1Uncommon80
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore(m)1Uncommon78
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed(m)1Uncommon181
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed(m)1Uncommon371
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed(m)1Uncommon869
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed(m)1Uncommon2,771
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed(m)1Uncommon322
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed(m)1Uncommon22
Irit seed 5Irit seed(m)1Uncommon1,083
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed(m)1Uncommon7,541
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed(m)1Rare4,362
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed(m)1Rare1,306
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed(m)1Rare1,297
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed(m)1Rare1,149
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common147
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common192
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Common36
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common84
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon2,129
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,296
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare3,432
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Rare5,389
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare4,923
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare3,609
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare2,647
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common2,753
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare716
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon2,520–7,560
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks(m)15Uncommon[5]210
  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. ^ Only during the Fur 'n' Seek quest.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Only dropped by hobgoblins on Karamja

Tertiary dropsEdit

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
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby(m)1RareNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves 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 sapphire1Common950
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,958
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,384
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,152
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare186,840–228,360
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,084
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,048
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,897
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare535,365–654,335
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,156
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,343
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,246,140–1,523,060
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare830
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,274
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare559,110–931,850
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare73,103
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,062
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,871–22,879
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,035,855–1,266,045
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare928
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,125
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare349,765–441,242
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare121,095–152,766
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare33,100–46,340
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common20,250–24,750
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon312,525–381,975
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon27,216–34,020
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare297,720–363,880
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon33,400–183,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,290–19,910
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon184,500–225,500
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,848–42,112
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare355,320–434,280
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare972,720–1,188,880
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,400
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare621,000–759,000
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon388,620–474,980
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon292,950–358,050
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon275,715–336,985
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon225,630–275,770
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon16,086–18,384
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon18,284–20,896
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon442,464
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,748,380
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common6,750–8,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,805–18,095
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon207,450–253,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,124–15,826
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,275–159,225
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon37,755–46,145
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare596,970–729,630
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,805
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*277,741
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*39,178,913
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.

ReferencesEdit

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