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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
BonesBones1Always203

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)1Common7,214
Iron javelinIron javelin5Common130
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common961
Iron swordIron sword1Common1,454
Iron longswordIron longsword1Uncommon2,220
Iron spearIron spear(m)1Uncommon6,821
Steel spearSteel spear(m)1Uncommon3,755
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 rune2Uncommon38
Body runeBody rune6Uncommon192
Fire runeFire rune7Uncommon637
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon874
Chaos runeChaos rune3Uncommon342
Nature runeNature rune4Uncommon1,724
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon796
Potato seed 5Potato seed(m)4–8Common256–512
Onion seed 5Onion seed(m)4Common112
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed(m)4Common272
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed(m)3Common201
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed(m)1–2Common215–430
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed(m)1Common95
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed(m)1Common51
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed(m)3Uncommon156
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed(m)1–2Uncommon1,257–2,514
Jute seed 5Jute seed(m)1Uncommon14
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed(m)1Uncommon37
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed(m)1Uncommon18
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed(m)1–2Uncommon49–98
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed(m)1Uncommon70
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore(m)1Uncommon1,770
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed(m)1Uncommon103
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed(m)1Uncommon578
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed(m)1Uncommon577
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed(m)1Uncommon2,584
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed(m)1Uncommon4,873
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed(m)1Uncommon112
Irit seed 5Irit seed(m)1Uncommon515
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed(m)1Uncommon6,782
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed(m)1Rare835
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed(m)1Rare320
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed(m)1Rare645
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed(m)1Rare358
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common344
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill(m)1Common4,698
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin(m)1Common54
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Common179
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon685
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon3,016
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare1,402
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Rare6,037
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Rare1,731
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Rare4,871
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare3,977
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common1,428
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Rare640
GrapesGrapes1–3Uncommon3,866–11,598
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 sapphire1Common434
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common735
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,213
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,562
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare115,290–140,910
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common10,990
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,168
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,334
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare555,030–678,370
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,168
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,294
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare702,900–859,100
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,872
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,022
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,029–18,221
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,060,290–1,295,910
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,299
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,000
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare260,715–328,902
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare15,600–19,680
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare10,025–14,035
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common32,265–39,435
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon180,000–220,000
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,812–13,038
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare322,380–394,020
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon21,200–116,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common34,560–42,240
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,660–52,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common22,120–25,280
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare213,300–260,700
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare93,150–113,850
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common7,041
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare105,615–129,085
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon354,150–432,850
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon125,730–153,670
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon182,700–223,300
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon128,340–156,860
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon5,012–5,728
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,480–5,120
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon130,544
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare337,250
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common38,250–46,750
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,980–13,420
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon268,650–328,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,424–13,776
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare113,400–138,600
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,905–16,995
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare226,800–277,200
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon9,095
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*120,785
Hazelmere&#039;s signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,671,277,144
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 rare11,540

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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