Hobgoblin

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For other uses, see Hobgoblin (disambiguation).
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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 (player-owned house)).

Locations[edit | edit source]

Characteristics and history[edit | edit source]

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.

Despite being smaller compared to most of Bandos' other followers, hobgoblins are intelligent enough to maintain cohesion among themselves; following Bandos' banishment from Gielinor, the hobgoblins continued his ways, waiting for his return.

Champion's Challenge[edit | edit source]

Hobgoblins are one of the 'races' who have a champion in the Champion's 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[edit | edit source]

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Charms P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

Nothing
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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 item is dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Estimated based on 16,606 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Only dropped in the God Wars Dungeon.
  3. ^ Only dropped on Karamja.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Only during the Fur 'n Seek quest.
  2. ^ a b c Only dropped in the God Wars Dungeon.
  3. ^ 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!.

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

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.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common90315
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,80330
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common2,34660
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common7,105120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare319,725-390,7755,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common15,7790
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common15,5240
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon12,412600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare558,540-682,66027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,73560,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,54160,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,62437,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare546,120-667,480756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9001,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,73440,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare697,212-852,148720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare64,55266,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,72360,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common16,385-19,865678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,033,425-1,263,0751,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare254,320-306,680136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare9,112-10,988136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common50,895-62,20522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon450,900-551,10040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,320-19,6800
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare341,460-417,3400
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon15,175-21,245Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common6,514Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon17,725-21,270Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common1,418Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare81,425-97,710Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common5,901Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare10,775-15,085Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon511,830-625,5700
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon164,340-200,8600
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon108,180-132,2208,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon186,210-227,5905,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon9,254-10,576532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon48,734-55,696532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon127,0641,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare246,1001,520
Flax.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common55,350-67,6501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common31,770-38,83045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon376,650-460,350450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,864-20,3366,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare167,400-204,60064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,495-33,60513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare610,740-746,460243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]197,5026,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]11,52218
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4361
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,535,207,358300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Hobgoblin drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  2. ^ Indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring.
  3. ^ Indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 9 September 2019 (Update):
    • Players can no longer attack hobgoblins through the locked door below the Tree Gnome Village.
  • ninja 11 January 2016 (Update):
    • Hobgoblins around the world have had their models updated to match the God Wars dungeon hobgoblins.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

References[edit | edit source]

  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."*