Playing in Nightmare I just picked up Wirt's Leg for the first time. I must have somehow missed it in Normal, so now I'm wondering: will I miss out on anything if I simply bring it back to Normal and use it there instead of playing all the way to Baal and then using it in Nightmare?

(So I just freed Deckard Cain and am still in Act I of Nightmare difficulty.)

  • Wirt's leg is universal @_@
    – user1337
    May 19, 2013 at 16:48

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You can retrieve Wirts Leg as many times as you like, and use it as many times as you like, in any difficulty without any reprecussions except ONE.

If you kill the Cow King in the cow level, on any difficulty, you will be unable to open the portal yourself to go to the cow level in that difficulty again. You will however be able to use other player's portals as normal.

Furthermore, if anyone in your party kills the Cow King while you are in the cow level, you will no longer be able to open the portal to the cow level on that difficulty.

  • Ahh, so the portal between the Cairn Stones will remain accessible then?
    – oKtosiTe
    May 19, 2013 at 15:54
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    @oKtosiTe yes, the portal to tristam will always be there
    – l I
    May 19, 2013 at 15:55
  • In that case going back to Normal to use my Wirt's Leg seems like a pretty good idea. Will see if I can pick up en extra one there before I attempt going to the cow level. Thank you.
    – oKtosiTe
    May 19, 2013 at 16:02
  • I'm not sure but I dont think you can have more than one at any given time. I cant remember clearly.
    – Ender
    May 19, 2013 at 16:57
  • No, you can't pick up two of Wirt's legs. If you or anyone in your party has one it won't drop when you loot Wirt's corpse
    – KeithS
    Sep 20, 2013 at 23:03

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