Cu bocan

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Cu bocan
Ghosts-Cu bocan.jpg
Midnight ghost
 Ghost photos scarefactor.png     Scare factor: Spiritual 
 Ghost photos rarity.png     Rarity: Epic nocturnal 
 Ghost photos risk.png     May steal GTP or bait
 Brute force     Requires brute force to catch
  Pound icon.png / XP:     click here 



Sightings are rare, once in a generation, always terrifying. A Swinging entertainer, out walking late, was once relentlessly pursued by an imposing black beast, steam spiralling from flared nostrils, teeth bared. This was not a Cu Sith, a Howling Cu Sith or a Black Shuck! Compelled beyond all natural reason to feel the hound's dense fur he stopped and reached out, hand trembling, only to see the ghostly spectre — Cù Bòcan — dissolve before his eyes leaving nothing but a vacuum of deathly silence and an inky blue cloud of smoke, soon spirited away across the peat moorland… The Swinging entertainer instantly joined the land of spirits that night.

Additional information


The Cu bocan can only be captured in region 2, Borders, in Loch Muir nightmare mode.

Theft risks

The Cu bocan may steal GTP (£££), XP, plasma or bait from you if you fail to capture it.

Using Nessy's, one of the Shadetouch family, or a mocktail as bait will prevent the bait being stolen.

In general, increasing the security measures of your setup can help reduce your total losses. Adding a stat like security measures, though, can hurt your stat totals in other areas. You must decide if increasing your security measures stat to reduce the chance of theft by ghosts like Cu bocan is worth sacrificing other stats in your setup.

Brute force required

The cu bocan is a ghost that requires brute force to catch. It doesn't matter how high the raw power of your setup is. It doesn't matter how high the mystic power of your setup is.

You must have brute force in your setup to be able to catch the cu bocan.


The Cu bocan has been known to occasionally drop the following types of ghost loot:

Mockery loot

If you have the mockery stat in your setup (through the talent tree bonus or because of an accessory, companion or contract with the stat} you may occasionally have between 2 and 10 mocktails added to other loot drops from the Cu bocan. Because these mockery drops are so dependent on a player's individual setup and cannot be relied upon, none of the mocktails are included in the loot list above. The entire list of possible mocktails that may be dropped is on the mocktails page.

Mockery stat drops can be distinguished from a normal loot drop as follows:

A standard loot drop of a mocktail     5x Cherry bomb
A mockery stat caused] loot drop of a mocktail     5 Devil driver
Snowflake loot

If you have the snowfall stat in your setup (because of an accessory, companion or contract with the stat on it), the Cu bocan may occasionally and randomly drop you a snowflake as loot. Because these snowfall-driven drops are so dependent on a player's individual setup and cannot be relied upon, snowflake loot drops are not specifically included in the list above.


  • 20 August 2014: The Cu bocan was first seen in Virtual Scotland'.

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