The Hellish Staff of Herding was a craftable staff in Diablo III. It was needed to access Whimsyshire on Hell difficulty. As of version 2.0, any version of the Staff of Herding will grant the player access to Whimsyshire on any difficulty, so it is no longer necessary nor possible to upgrade the staff.

It has an Item Level of 1, and requires character level 1 to be used.


Staff of Herding

Hellish Staff of Herding

  • 3.5 Damage Per Second
3–4 Damage
1.00 Attacks per Second

Only one bovine in all of Sanctuary could possibly have a use for this.


The Hellish Staff of Herding could be crafted using the Plan: Hellish Staff of Herding, 500,000 gold (20,000 on console), and the Nightmarish Staff of Herding. Upgraded versions of the plans could be bought from Gorell the Quartermaster beside the Armory in Bastion's Keep Stronghold. Once again, it could be bought only in the Prime Evil quest, just like its predecessor

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