How do you get to the secret Whimsyshire level in Diablo 3? Easy, collect 5 rare materials and a rare pattern, combine them, and you’re in! It’s that simple. But really… this isn’t for the faint of heart. Make sure you cancel your dinner plans tonight and call off movie night with your significant other.
Plans: Staff of Herding
To unlock Whimsyshire you’ll need a Staff of Herding. Easy enough, right? In order to craft one you will need to find the plans that drop off of Izual in Act IV. Fortunately you can kill him on any difficulty so you can blow through from the final quest of the game until you find him, dispatch him and hope he drops the plans. If he doesn’t, repeat the process!
Next you will need to collect 5 materials so that you can craft the thing. I recommend you try to find the Gibbering Gemstone first, which is the hardest the find. Get that one out of the way. To find it you should read the details by clicking: Gibbering Gemstone. The gist of it is that you’ll have to search The Fields of Slaughter in Act III until you find a Cavern of Frost. Then you’ll look for Chiltara, who may or may not spawn. Then you need to pray that he drops the Gibbering Gemstone. This can take a hell of a long time if you have bad luck.
Find your Black Mushroom within the first level of the Cathedral (Act I) on any difficulty. You will find a small group of mushrooms in a square room somewhere in the first level. This can take a long time to find as well but at least the area you’re searching is relatively small.
You’ll find Leoric’s Shinbone in Leoric’s Fireplace within Leoric’s Mannor… If the fireplace is empty you can leave the game and start over. This piece is also found on any difficulty in Act I.
The Liquid Rainbow is probably the second hardest one to find since it depends on a randomly spawning NPC in the Oasis. You can take the Path to Oasis way point in Act II and follow the southern boundary until you find a nook. You’ll find more details in the link above. Once you find the NPC, save him and enter the Mysterious Cavern. Within you may or may not find a Mysterious Chest which may or may not have a Liquid Rainbow with in :\.
Finally! You’ve found all the rare pieces now all you have to do is visit Squirt the Peddler in Caldeum Bazaar and pay her 100,000 gold for Writ’s Bell. You’ll find her in the Bazzaar here:
Once you have these 5 pieces head to your Blacksmith along with 50,000 more gold and have your Staff of Herding crafted.
To actually enter Whimsyshire, take the staff to Act I and the way point to Old Tristam. Head left and south until you meet a ghost (who comes out of an old cow skeleton). The rest is history. Good luck and have fun!
Nightmare, Hell and Inferno Whimsyshire
In order to get into the other difficulties you’ll need to visit the Merchant next to the Healer in Bastion Keep (upper right I believe). He will sell you the recipe based on which difficulty you are in at the time. It will only cost you 1 gold but it will cost a lot to actually craft the staff. Here are the costs for each staff:
- Normal – 50,000 gold
- Nightmare – 200,000 gold
- Hell – 500,000 gold
- Inferno – 1,000,000 gold
Good luck! If you’ve entered the higher level Whimsyshires please post comments below!
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