Hobgoblin chief
Location Random
Monster type Humanoid
Alignment Chaotic
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? Yes
1.1.1 KPL 5

Hobgoblin chief is a type of monster in ADOM. They are the strongest type of goblin, and can be particularly nasty for PCs beginning the game to encounter in the wilderness along with their armies of hobgoblins. They are quite strong opponents in the early game, though they have no special powers.

Special abilities[]


Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 14, PV: 4, Hits: 15, Attacks: 1, Damage: 5-13. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

No effect besides satiation. Goblins "don't sit well" with PCs of most races, though this has no effect on the PC or their alignment.

Monster memory[]

A very large and very repulsive hobgoblin stands before you. Indeed, he must be the chief, clearly marked by his above average size and well kept armor. He is without equal amongst his tribe. Many old scars riddle his tough green skin, many skulls of various shapes and sizes hang from his belt. His face is an intelligent one, for a hobgoblin. Calculating eyes bore into your skull, and his large pointed ears seem to twitch in anticipation of a fresh challenge. Practically oozing hate from his large pores, his only seeming goal to command his tribe to further victory and spoils of battle. He carries himself as one who would slit your throat first, and ask questions later.