Goblin and Hobgoblin

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Stronghold creatures
Level 1
Goblin Goblin
Hobgoblin Hobgoblin
Level 2
Wolf Rider Wolf Rider
Wolf Raider Wolf Raider
Level 3
Orc Orc
Orc Chieftain Orc Chieftain
Level 4
Ogre Ogre
Ogre Mage Ogre Mage
Level 5
Roc Roc
Thunderbird Thunderbird
Level 6
Cyclops Cyclops
Cyclops King Cyclops King
Level 7
Behemoth Behemoth
Ancient Behemoth Ancient Behemoth
Castle Rampart Tower
Inferno Necropolis Dungeon
Stronghold Fortress Conflux
Cove Neutral
Creature Goblin.gif
 Cost per troop 
Resource Gold 20x18.gif

Attack 4
Defense 2
Damage 1–2
Health 5
Speed 5
Movement Ground
Size 1
Growth 15 (+8)
AI Value 60
Creature Hobgoblin.gif
 Cost per troop 
Resource Gold 20x18.gif

Attack 5
Defense 3
Damage 1–2
Health 5
Speed 7
Movement Ground
Size 1
Growth 15 (+8)
AI Value 78
Goblin Barracks  Goblin (adventure map).gifHobgoblin (adventure map).gif

Goblins and Hobgoblins are level 1 creatures of Stronghold town. They are recruited from Goblin Barracks.

"While goblins and hobgoblins are slightly below average among the basic foot soldier units, they are quite numerous. They attack with spiked maces." RoE manual


Building the Mess Hall increases Goblin and Hobgoblin growth by 8 per week.

Heroes with a specialty[edit]

Gretchin Gretchin the Barbarian has goblins as a specialty, which increases the attack and defense skills of any goblins or hobgoblins for each level attained after 1st level and gives them a speed bonus of 1.

Tactics and info[edit]

The information found in this section is subjective. Remember that each and every situation in H3 is different and may call for different strategies and tactics.

They have pretty high attack for a level 1 unit, and are effective attackers when in great numbers. Their speed and growth helps too.


In the lore itself, the goblins (and hobgoblins) are aliens. Their blood is also green.

In one of the Armageddon's Blade teasers, the goblins were shown having bows in their hands. The reason for that is because the teaser animations were already done and were supposed to show a Forge goblin instead, which used pistols. However, due to fan backlash, they had to change the Forge creatures into "regular" creatures, and so the teaser became somewhat off-topic with ranged Goblins, a Minotaur and an Ogre guarding the so-called Varn 1904 Vault where the Armageddon's Blade was kept.

Their Forge equivalent was going to be called Grunt and its upgrade Foot Soldier, being a level 1 troop.

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