Like the other champions, there is a special restriction during the fight with him; in his case, melee attacks prohibited, making ranged or magic weapons a nessessity to damage him. He attacks with a javelin, and is capable of using a special attack to drain a player's defence level.
The Hobgoblin Champion used to look like the Hobgoblin from the FunOrb game Armies of Gielinor.
The Hobgoblin Champion, like many other champions, is not the strongest of its race, that title being given to the Hobgoblin Geomancer.
The Hobgoblin Champion's special attack has the same sound effect as the old sound effect which played when the player's prayer points depleted completely when unsuccessful. If successful, it sounds like the old Weaken sound effect, and is visually a red version of it.