The Staff of Herding is a craftable staff in Diablo III. It is a key item in gaining access to Whimsyshire.

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


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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 Staff of Herding can be crafted using the Plan: Staff of Herding which requires:

On console, only 5,000 gold is needed and Leoric's Shinbone and the Liquid Rainbow are not required for crafting the staff. The plans for this staff drop randomly from Izual in any difficulty mode.


The Staff can be used when you reach The Cow King's Grave while it is in your inventory. You can get to the grave by exiting New Tristam through the gate or by taking The Old Ruins waypoint in Act 1. Once you arrive at the The Old Ruins, head west following the path until you reach a glowing crevice with cow bones next to it. This is the Cow King's Grave. 

The Ghost of The Cow King will then appear, and speak to you. After he is done, the big crevice will start glowing rainbow colors instead of just pink. Now you should click the crevice. Adventure Awaits....


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