The Nightmarish Staff of Herding was a craftable staff in Diablo III. It was needed to access Whimsyshire on Nightmare 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.
Nightmarish Staff of Herding
- 3.5 Damage Per Second
- 3–4 Damage
- 1.00 Attacks per Second
The Nightmarish Staff of Herding could be crafted using the Plan: Nightmarish Staff of Herding, 200,000 gold (20,000 on console), and the Staff of Herding. Upgraded versions of the plans could be bought from Gorell the Quartermaster beside the Armory in Bastion's Keep Stronghold, only during the Prime Evil quest.