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The Hobgoblin Horde

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The Hobgoblin Horde is the 7th quest in The Keep on the Borderlands story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs  are chains of quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
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These quests can be completed in any order.
Watch Your Step • The Bugbear Bandits • Violent Delights • Treasure Hunt • Obstructing the Orcs • Caged Beast • The Hobgoblin Horde • Total Chaos


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The Hobgoblin Horde
Heroic level: 1
Epic level: 21
Duration: medium
Heroic XP:  ♣396Solo/Casual ♦660Normal ♥716Hard ♠772Elite
Epic XP:  ♣5,625Solo/Casual ♦9,690Normal ♥10,003Hard ♠10,317Elite
Takes place in: Hobgoblin Caves*
Bestowed by: Ranbolt Satherwild
NPC contact: Ranbolt Satherwild
Quest acquired in: The Keep on the Borderlands
Patron: The Gatekeepers
Base favor: 3
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview


Spoiler Warning: Information below this point can be considered spoiler material!

Objectives

  • Slay Hobgoblin Chieftain
  • Find the Iron Key
  • Find the Guardroom Door Key
  • Open the Iron-barred Door
  • (Optional) Figure out where the levers lead. — Bonus (1%): Heroic( ♣4 ♦7 ♥7 ♠8 ) Epic( ♣56 ♦97 ♥100 ♠103 )
  • (Optional) Slay Engorged Umber Hulk — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣40 ♦66 ♥72 ♠77 ) Epic( ♣563 ♦969 ♥1,000 ♠1,032 )
  • (Optional) Slay Mok-Gar the Smasher — Bonus (10%): Heroic( ♣40 ♦66 ♥72 ♠77 ) Epic( ♣563 ♦969 ♥1,000 ♠1,032 )

What to Expect

Related to the other Borderland quests this is somewhat more challenging

Known Traps

  • Vertical blade traps (passage running south from southern tunnels) operated via a lever, no control panel.

Tips and Misc

You enter the quest in a small alcove in the northern half of the eastern loop of tunnels.

  • Go west first.
  • In the dead-end tunnel leading west from the second large area, kill the "new chief" and grab the iron key.
  • Optional: In the shrine room, pull the lever to an orange crystal.
  • In the passage leading back between the second and first areas, an alcove has now opened with a red-crystal lever - pull that.
  • Back in the first area, the "goblins' common area", a passage has now opened leading north to an ogre mini-boss and a chest.
  • There is a red crystal on the ground - this is the "Find out where the levers lead" optional.
  • Go back east and use the iron key to open that door, and loop around to the southern passages.
  • Puzzle: Pull the lever below the rune panel once to start the test. All the runes will light (ignore that), then several will light in sequence - remember that sequence. After they have lit, repeat that sequence to light the first gem; the puzzle will then automatically progress to the next sequence. Repeat 3, then 4, then 5 runes to light all 3 gems, and the puzzle is solved.
  • After a sequence is shown to you, there may appear one rune that is high-lighted - ignore that (unless it's part of the sequence).
  • If you make a mistake, you must pull the lever again to start over from 3 runes.
  • Continue west.
  • Optional: Take the windy side-passage south to an umber hulk and chest.
  • At the 4-way intersection, south leads to a shrine (but there is another just ahead).
  • The vertical blade traps are visible to all and can be easily timed.
  • Pull the lever at the T-intersection at the end of the passage to stop the traps.
  • West is a fight for more kills, east is the shrine.
  • In the third-from-last room, the lever to continue is behind some crates in the southeast corner.
  • The chieftain, and a chest, will be found in the second-to-last room.
  • The last room is locked (Lock DCs); the chest there is also locked. Epic Lock DCs available on this page: Lock DCs (Epic)

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: >47 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣40 ♦66 ♥72 ♠77 )
  • Onslaught bonus: 71 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣59 ♦99 ♥107 ♠116 )
  • Conquest bonus: 81 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣99 ♦165 ♥179 ♠193 )
  • Mischief bonus: 13 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣32 ♦53 ♥57 ♠62 )
  • Vandal bonus: 17 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣40 ♦66 ♥72 ♠77 )
  • Ransack bonus: 21 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣59 ♦99 ♥107 ♠116 )

Loot

  • Chests: 4
    • Chest for killing Mok-Gar the Smasher
    • Chest for killing Engorged Umber Hulk
    • Locked chest behind a locked door at the very end
    • End chest
  • Collectables: 3
    • 2 fungi in the north west room near orange lever
    • 1 rubble west of the first key locked door
  • NPC rewards:

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
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  • 1 year and 3 months
  • Corgrind
Sparkring
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Ring  1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Hobgoblin Horde, End Chest
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 2 years, 9 months, and 29 days
  • Sion
Goggles of Unbroken Sight
Goggles of Unbroken Sight.png
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Goggles  1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Hobgoblin Horde, End chest
Faded Leathers
Faded Leathers.png
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Light Armor  1 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Hobgoblin Horde, End Chest
The Dreadward
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Belt  21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Hobgoblin Horde, End Chest
Ring of Brutal Force
Ring of Brutal Force.png
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Ring  21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Hobgoblin Horde, End chest
Magnifying Lens
Magnifying Lens.png
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Goggles  21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Hobgoblin Horde, end chest
Furyform Gauntlets
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Gloves  21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Hobgoblin Horde, End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 year, 6 months, and 9 days
  • BugTime
Hector's Bracer
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Buckler shield  21 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Hobgoblin Horde, end chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Cave Rat( view
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 ♦1.00Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠30Epic Elite Animal Rat
Dretch Spawn( view
Dretch Spawn.jpg
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 ♦21Epic Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠37Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Engorged Umber Hulk( view
Engorged Umber Hulk.png
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 ♦2Normal ♦24Epic Normal ♥28Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Aberration Umber Hulk
Goblin Hunter( view
Goblin Hunter.jpg
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 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠37Epic Elite Goblinoid Goblin
Goblin Raider( view
Goblin Raider.jpg
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 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠37Epic Elite Goblinoid Goblin
Goblin Shaman( view
Goblin Shaman.jpg
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 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠37Epic Elite Goblinoid Goblin
Goblin Sneak( view
Goblin Sneak.jpg
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 ♦1.00Normal ♦21Epic Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠37Epic Elite Goblinoid Goblin
Hezrou Chaos Spawn( view
Hezrou Chaos Spawn.jpg
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 ♦22Epic Normal ♥27Epic Hard ♠39Epic Elite Evil Outsider Demon
Hobgoblin Bowman( view
Hobgoblin Bowman.jpg
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 ♦1.00Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠37Epic Elite Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Hobgoblin Chanter( view
Hobgoblin Chanter.png
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 ♦1.00Normal ♥26Epic Hard ♠39Epic Elite Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Hobgoblin Chieftain( view
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 ♦2Normal ♥28Epic Hard ♠43Epic Elite Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Hobgoblin Pikeman( view
Hobgoblin Pikeman.png
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 ♦1.00Normal ♥25Epic Hard ♠37Epic Elite Goblinoid Hobgoblin
Mok-Gar the Smasher( view
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 ♦2Normal ♥28Epic Hard ♠34Epic Elite Giant Ogre