What are Treasure Goblins?
Treasure Goblins, also known as Loot Goblins, randomly spawn in Dungeons, Helltides, and the Open World. They drop Gold as they run, and valuable items when killed. Once they detect a player is near, they dash off in a direction, oftentimes towards a pack of Monsters, creating chaos. When attacked, their Movement Speed increases, making them increasingly harder to kill. Also, Treasure Goblins get faster each World Tier, with those in Torment being much harder to kill.
Treasure Goblin portal
If a player fails to hit the Goblin a handful of seconds after it begins to run, the Goblin stops and begins to summon a portal. The player now has a few seconds to interrupt the Goblin before it disappears into the portal along with its tasty loot.
Treasure Goblin Minimap icon
Players will often see the Treasure Goblin icon on their minimap before they see the actual Goblin. In most cases, barring playing Hardcore mode or the presence of a tough elite monster, the player should immediately rush after the Goblin. Not doing so risks the Treasure Goblin disappearing without ever seeing it, as confirmed by multiple tests by us.
Treasure Goblin loot
Drops from Treasure Goblins vary greatly, but seem to be on par with that of Silent Chests, another rarely occurring feature in the game. The loot doesn't seem to be close to Helltide Mystery Chests, which are thought to provide the best items in the game.
Treasure Goblin loot drop - 6/20/23
Treasure Goblin loot drop - 6/22/23
The below Level 57 Goblin was killed in Kehjistan and dropped a few Rare items, along with an "Old Journal," item that began a Side Quest.TOP
Old Journal Side Quest item
Treasure Goblins have a chance to drop an Old Journal, which begins the Endless Fortune Side Quest. The quest consists of simply returning the journal to Ostaf, the Purveyor of Curiosities in Kehjistan. After turning the journal in, players are rewarded with:TOP
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|1.0.2||Refreshed guide with Release Treasure Goblin information|
|Beta||Refreshed guide with Beta Loot Goblin information|
|Beta||Added section on a new Treasure Goblin spotting|