Diablo 3 Secret Level Guide - Whimsyshire

Here is the Diablo III secret level (Diablo 3's version of the Secret Cow Level from Diablo 2.) Credit goes to Zerofire for finding this and for writing the Whimsyshire guide.

This guide was updated with more in-depth descriptions of how to obtain the items, thanks to Darthnoid for the information.

We have found the secret land. It's known as Whimsyshire and upon gaining entry you get a feat of strength along with a banner and sigil. You can run the level as many times as you want as far as I can tell.

The 3 steps you need to take to get to Whimsyshire are outlined below.


All item locations for secret level:

Step 1 - The items needed to get to Whimsyshire:

    Leroic's Shinbone

    Act: 1

    The shinbone is located in Leorics manor. The quest is imprisoned angel. Take the waypoint to leorics manor (the room where you walk forward a bit and there is a balcony and glass windows and stuff.

    Back track until you are at the very start. If you start walking back to where you were there is a room to the rightof the staircase .

    At the end of this room is a fireplace, the shinbone is a rare spawn in the fireplace. It will either be empty or have a clickable "burnt firewood" or something to that affect. Click it and loot your shinbone. You may have to repeat it several times as it also is not a guaranteed spawn.


    The Black Mushroom

    Act: 1

    The black mushroom is located in Act I, in the Cathedral. I saw lots of places that said that it could spawn on any floor which I found to be complete bs. I watched many different videos and read several different guides and in each picture they were located in the exact same place in the exact same room on the exact same floor.

    My recommendation is to start the quest "Return to Tristram" on Normal.

    Take the waypoint to the Cathedral garden,  (TP Cathedral Level 3) and move back up, go up to the first floor and stop. If you do not immediately see a large staircase that you MUST walk up in order to continue backtracking, then you do not have the correct dungeon layout for it to spawn.

    Town portal, Leave game, and resume again. Repeat until you see a large stair case. When you find it will be in a room shaped like this with two entrances.

    Mushroom Location, Click for the Full Image

    The mushrooms are a random spawn in the correct dungeon so keep leaving and zoning in until you get the right setup and explore until you find that room.

    Once you find THAT room, if it's empty leave and do it again you won't find it anywhere else. It's impossible to miss when you see it, it looks like I giant growth in the floor.


    Liquid Rainbow

    Act: 2

    Take the waypoint to Path of the Oasis. Follow the map along the southern most border until you find a little path heading further south to a little clearing. Look for Zaven the Alchemist, who must be saved from Deathly Haunts. He is not always down there.

    If you save him he will open a path to a dungeon. You must explore this for a mysterious chest or a resplendent chest (as reported in the comments).

    The alchemist dude is a rare spawn, and the chest is a rare spawn within the dungeon. Good luck and happy RNG.



    Wirt's Cowbell

    Act: 2

    If you go to the last quest of Act III zone in and back track to the starting area. Go to the top left region of the map with the starting waypoint and look for a vendor named Squirt. She will sell you Wirts Bell for 100k.


    Gibbering Gemstone

    Act: 3

    Go to Act III, take the waypoint to the bridge of korsikk. Run through the field ahead of you and check the top left corner, bottom left corner, and bottom right corner of the map for Cave of Frost Level 1.

    Again, the dungeon is a rare spawn. Inside the dungeon on floor two, you may get a rare spawn creature named Chiltara. It will drop the gemstone. I'd recommend running this on normal running past everything until you get to the second floor, and fully exploring the second floor to find him. Another rare spawn within a rare spawn type deal. Happy RNG.


    Plans: Staff of Herding

    Act: 4

    Rare drop off of Izhual. Start at the third quest. Clear up to izhual, which you will encounter during the quest The Prime Evil. I thought I started too far but you fight him right before diablo.

    This one is a pain in the ass unless your lucky, because killing the boss gives you a checkpoint and you have to reclear completely and kill him again. I was lucky enough to get it my first try. But my friends were not.
    Once you get all these items.


    Step 2 - Build the staff

    Train the blacksmith with your pattern, and make the item (costs about 50k for the staff.) Take it to Act I.

    Step 3  - How to get to Whimsyshire

    Take the old tristram waypoint and head to the left back to the Old Tristram Road (you must be on normal with this version of the staff).

    If you follow the map border down the side of the map you will see a ghost come out of a cow skeleton. Talk to him and he will open the portal. Have fun.

    Nightmare, Hell, and Inferno versions of the staff.

    To get the pattern for the harder difficulty versions of the staff you have to get to act four on the difficulty you want to play whimsyshire on.

    Once you get to act four take the waypoint back to the area with all the vendors (same area as the base in Act III, but the vendor isn't there for act III).

    Head right until you find the healer. The vendor is next to him and he should have the pattern for [Plans: X Staff of Herding] where X is the difficulty you are on.

    It should only cost about 1 gold for the pattern and the only reagent is the staff you already made and an ass ton of gold. The nightmare version cost 200k and the Hell version costs 500K (thanks to nico vlrdz mnndz for this info!)

    Whimsyshire Location Picture:

    Feat of Strength:


    Also check out this Diablo 3 easter egg.