Diablo 3 Whimsyshire – There is No Secret Cow Level

Diablo III secret level

In Diablo 3, there is no secret cow level, but there is a secret level called Whimsyshire. This zone is filled with unicorns, rainbows, flowers, and teddy bears. It also drops some pretty good gear for the difficulty level. But how do you get to Whimsyshire?

The Gathering: Get the Materials

The making of the Staff of Herding, which is needed to enter Whimsyshire, requires several Diablo 3 ingredients. Unfortunately, these are not commonly found and may take several attempts to locate the objects. All of these items are account bound, and therefore can not be purchased on the Auction House.


Black Mushroom – Found on the 1st Level of the Catacombs, in Act One.

Leoric’s Shinbone – Found in the fireplace in Leoric’s Manor, Act One.

Liquid Rainbow – Found in the Mysterious Cave, in Dahlgur Oasis, Act Two.

Wirt’s Bell – Purchased from Squirt the Peddler in the Caldeum Bazaar, Act Two.

Gibbering Gemstone – Found on Chiltara in the Caverns of Frost, Act Three.

Plan: Staff of Herding – Found on Izual, Act Four.


Diablo 3 Crafting: Building The Staff of Herding

After the above components are gathered, it is time to craft the staff. After all the work done in gathering the materials, the construction is quite easy. With the materials in your inventory, go to Haedrig, choose crafting, and use the Plan.

Then, like any other item, craft the Staff of Herding. It will cost 50,000 gold. After the staff is crafted, it is time to journey to Whimsyshire.


The Ghost of the Cow King: Entering Whimsyshire

With the finished Staff of Herding, it is time to enter Whimsyshire. Head to the path between New Tristram and Old Tristam. Near a ravine is a skeleton of a cow. When you approach, with the staff in inventory, the Ghost of the Cow King will appear with a quest marker above his head. Speaking with him will open up Whimsyshire in the nearby ravine.


The Next Step: Higher Difficulties

Fortunately, gathering the supplies is a one time process. After you have completed the staff, you can upgrade it with a recipe which is purchasable in Act Four after defeating Izual on that difficulty level. Although the plans themselves are inexpensive, costing only 1 gold each, the crafting costs become incredibly expensive.


Nightmare Difficulty: 200,000 gold

Hell Difficulty: 500,000 gold

Inferno Difficulty: Unconfirmed, believed to be 1,000,000 gold

Diablo 3 Secret Not Cow Level Whimsyshire Guide

Full Details, including screen shots, quickest routes to any of the drops, and more can be found in our full guide to Whimsyshire:


It will take time and patience to get the materials needed to complete this quest, but Whimsyshire, the Diablo 3 equivalent of the secret cow level, is an excellent place to farm loot and experience as you level up.


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