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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 history

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.

Locations

Champions' Challenge

Hobgoblins are one of the 'races' who have a champion in the Champions' Challenge Distraction and Diversion. To fight the Hobgoblin Champion, the player must kill hobgoblins until one drops a Champion's scroll, a very rare drop.

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always266

Charms (members only)

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 24,744 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze spearBronze spear(m)1Common8,862
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common130
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common961
Iron swordIron sword1Common2,481
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon3,555
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon8,969
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon3,286
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,593
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 rune2Uncommon50
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon288
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon1,113
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon824
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon456
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,620
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon1,140
Potato seed 5Potato seed(m)4–8Common976–1,952
Onion seed 5Onion seed(m)4Common968
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed(m)4Common828
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed(m)3Common894
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)1–2Common1,075–2,150
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed(m)1Common196
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed(m)1Common137
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed(m)3Uncommon612
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)1–2Uncommon3,590–7,180
Jute seed 5Jute seed(m)1Uncommon79
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed(m)1Uncommon189
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed(m)1Uncommon79
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed(m)1–2Uncommon136–272
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed(m)1Uncommon302
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore(m)1Uncommon1,768
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed(m)1Uncommon1,016
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed(m)1Uncommon1,007
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed(m)1Uncommon5,207
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed(m)1Uncommon9,872
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed(m)1Uncommon78,260
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed(m)1Uncommon179
Irit seed 5Irit seed(m)1Uncommon1,018
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed(m)1Uncommon12,857
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed(m)1Rare1,438
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed(m)1Rare822
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed(m)1Rare976
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed(m)1Rare726
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common709
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common2,307
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Common105
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common741
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon1,043
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon5,008
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare1,860
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Rare11,782
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare4,322
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare7,551
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare8,476
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common5,190
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare837
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon4,785–14,355
Trading sticks 10000Trading sticks(m)15Uncommon[5]105
  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 drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Hobgoblin Champion's scrollHobgoblin Champion's scroll(m)1Very rare[note 1]Not 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
SacrificeSacrifice1Rare[note 2]Not sold
DevotionDevotion1Rare[note 2]Not sold
TransfigureTransfigure1Rare[note 2]Not sold
  1. ^ 1/5000 drop rate
  2. ^ a b c Abilities are not dropped as items; instead, they are simply learned when the monster is killed, prompting the message: You have unlocked the <Ability> ability!. They are dropped alongside the main drop. Only dropped by hobgoblins in the God Wars Dungeon.


Rare drop table drops

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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common809
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,861
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare396,000
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere&#039;s signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
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 drops

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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare5,575

Trivia

  • 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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