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Hobgoblin

Hobgoblin is a Enemy in Dragon's Dogma.

Overview

The Hobgoblins resemble their smaller Goblin cousins, but are about the same size as a human, and just as physically strong. Their intelligence does not seem to have been improved upon, but they do seem to have a higher social standing when next to the smaller Goblin kind.

Hobgoblins oft live in the same packs as their Goblin cousins, and despite their higher strength can be seen with a much smaller Goblin 'elected' as their leader.

Combat

Hobgoblins use many of the same tactics as Goblins, including stone, oil and torch throwing, barging attacks to break a defence or knockdown. They have access to better weapons and equipment - and are able to throw a flask causing blindness, as well as throwblasts.

Hobgoblin equipment is like that of Goblins, but improved, shields now include a Pelta, whilst the Goblin club is replaced with a blackish Cutlass like weapon. Skull Belts and pieces of iron plate armor are common, many also wear a form of Feral Cape.

Hobgoblins share similar elemental resistances with Goblins, and like them are incapacitated by Poison and panic when they are burning. They are more resistant but susceptible to other debilitations such as blind, torpor and so on.

Information and Stats

Type
Goblin
Experience
gained
Base Experience of 380, 50% more if chieftain is killed.

Can be more or less depending on a few factors such as:

Location

Gransys

Respawn after 3 days

The Everfall (Post-Dragon)

Bitterblack Isle (Pre-Daimon)

Items
Quests


Stats Health Attack Defense Magick
Attack
Magick
Defense
Weight
2000 410 140 100 120 80
Relative
Damage
Slash Bash FIRE BASED
Fire
ICE BASED
Ice
LIGHTNING BASED
Thunder
HOLY BASED
Holy
DARK BASED
Dark
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 60%
Sources: Dragon's Dogma - ドラゴンズドグマ & Dark Arisen (www10.atwiki.jp), the 'Dragon's Dogma Signature Series Guide' and in-game testing.


  • As with Goblins, a hornblower raises the attack of nearby allies.
  • The Hobgoblin chief encountered during A Fortress Besieged is unusually strong.

Tactics

  • Exploit the susceptibility to debilitations such as poison, torpor, blind, burning and so on.
  • Kill the leader to demoralise the remainder of the pack.
  • Hobgoblins have a diving tackle and a jumping sword swing with surprisingly high knockdown power. Another good reason to kill them first.


Pawn Bestiary Knowledge

For full information, refer to the Bestiary or the according section on the Goblin page.

In addition to witnessing these techniques, it is necessary for Pawns to participate in killing 300 Hobgoblins either with their own Arisen or while travelling with others.