So I know that there are multiple levels of the Staff of Herding, and they get significantly more expensive as you go up in difficulties. I play with a lot of people who have varying amounts of time to play, and will be at vastly different levels. I'd like to be able to go into the unicorn level with anyone, no matter what level they are.

Will I need to get a staff for each level if I want to be able to enter Whimsyshire on multiple difficulties, or will an Inferno Staff open all the lower level portals?

  • I would doubt it since the only cost of making a higher difficulty staff is the staff from the previous difficulty.
    – Krazer
    May 18, 2012 at 4:55
  • Yeah, but higher level staff recipes require a ton of gold, not to mention having to farm all the individual items again. Just hoping I can avoid that :)
    – Kexlox
    May 18, 2012 at 9:28
  • i hoped to find answer tonight, but servers went out again, need a little more gold to make NM mode one
    – user25633
    May 19, 2012 at 3:09

2 Answers 2


Yes it is possible to open lower difficulties of Wimsyshire with a higher level staff. In this video I open the Normal difficulty using Nightmarish Staff of Herding:

This makes us udderly pleased.

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    I was going to post that I see you provided a video, that is good. But you already milked that pun dry...
    – Kexlox
    May 22, 2012 at 4:07

Unfortunately I can't provide a video source, but YES a higher difficulty Staff of Herding will also work for lower difficulties.

  • This answer is not much help, unless you can confirm that you yourself have done this, or someone in a game with you has.
    – Snailer
    May 20, 2012 at 22:29
  • @Snailer Agreed. ItsColby, if you've done it yourself, or been in a party that has, edit your answer to say so, and I'll gladly accept it.
    – Kexlox
    May 21, 2012 at 4:04

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