One player in my group has a character who absolutely hates goblins. He tracks them, and only want to find information about them.

We want to know what is the strongest, most difficult to beat goblin we can find, that is not homebrew.

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    \$\begingroup\$ When you say goblin, do you mean the creatures specifically known as goblins, or any goblinoid (e.g. goblins, orcs, bugbears, and hobgoblins)? \$\endgroup\$
    – Miniman
    Aug 27, 2019 at 0:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ The accepted answer covers both, so I guess the OP cared about both. \$\endgroup\$
    – ZwiQ
    Sep 1, 2019 at 4:36

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The hobgoblin warlord is the highest CR goblinoid (CR 6).

You can find it in the Monster Manual on page 187.

If you're looking for just a goblin, the goblin boss and nilbog (Volo's, p. 182) represent the highest CR of 1.

I was able to find this quickly by utilizing D&D Beyond's search for Monsters and using the subtype for goblinoid and then sorting by CR.


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