If you were a Diablo 2 player then you know about the secret cow level. Man how I loved that place! I ran it all the time slaughtering every cow in my path. Man, good times
Diablo 3 has a secret level too, but cows are not what you will be seeing.
The secret level in Diablo 3 is called Whimsyshire and is full of rainbows, flowers, teddy bears and unicorns. Adorable right? The area is sparkling happiness! Cute little teddy bears, plump little unicorns and pretty flowers await your arrival ready to greet you with a hello oh, and to rip you to pieces!!! These aren’t the adorable fairytale creatures you read about as little kids. These guys are ready to tear you to shreds. Who new a world full of such wonders could be a nightmare!
The Teddy bears are called Cuddle Bears.
There are also the adorable Chubby Unicorns
Twinkleroots are the names of the flowers.
Don’t let their cuteness fool you. They are ready to attack and you better make sure you strike first!
Below are the details on what you to do to get to Whimyshire:
First you need to collect the following:
Black Mushroom - This item spawns on the first floor of the Cathedral in Act 1.
Leoric’s Shinbone – This item is located in the fireplace in Leoric’s manor in Act 1. It randomly spawns. If you see the logs in the fireplace click on them to get the item. If there are no logs there reset the quest and try again.
Liquid Rainbow – This item can be found in the Mysterious Chest in the Mysterious Cave in Act 2 in Dahlgur Oasis. Zaven The Alchemist is the spawn you need to get the chest. If he isn’t there reset and try again.
Wirt’s Bell - This is the easiest item to retrieve well, because you just buy it! It is sold for 100,000 gold by Squirt the Peddler located in the Caldeum Bazaar in Act 2.
Gibbering Gemstone – This item drops from the boss Chiltara in the Caverns of Frost in Act 3. The Caverns of Frost are not always there. Sometimes Icefall Caves spawn instead. Reset quest again if this is the case. Even if you do get the Caverns of Frost the boss Chiltara is not always there.
Plan: Staff of Herding – The plans drop from the boss Izual in Act 4. He doesn’t always drop them though.
Once you have all the items head to the blacksmith, Haedrig Eamon.
Then pay him 50,000 gold and he will make you the Staff of Herding.
Yeah, You can now go to Whimsyshire!
To get to Whimsyshire start a quest at Act I. Take your waypoint to the Old Ruins and find the road to Old Tristan. Head down the edge of the map till you find a cow skeleton and click on the bones. The Ghost of the Cow King will appear and then you talk to him. He opens Whimsyshire for you and off you go to the secret level. Below is a picture of the Ghost of the Cow King. I love how they added him to the game to get to the new secret level.
To play the secret level, Whimsyshire, in nightmare mode you must buy Plan: Nightmarish Staff of Herding from Gorell the Quartermaster in the Bastions Keep Stronghold. It only cost 1 gold. Sounds good right? The blacksmith Haedrig Eamon isn’t so cheap though. He charges you 200,000 gold to actually make the staff for nightmare mode.
Head on over to virvelvind.net for a more detailed guide on getting all the items. If a item is eluding you they have more detail on where exactly they are located!
Now your adventure in Whimsyshire can begin!
Kill the teddy bears, unicorns and flowers.
Make sure to click on happy clouds attached to rainbows for loot. Once you have looted a happy cloud it will start to bounce. How adorable!
Also make sure to loot presents, mushrooms and pots of gold. All of these items give you loot. When you loot a present it explodes into confetti. How festive!
Also keep a look out for a pinata. Pinatas don’t always spawn while there, but if they do they are overloaded with good loot so you don’t want to pass them up. Below are pics of these items.
Killing the adorable creatures in this area isn’t pretty. Their bodies cause quite a mess. After taking out a large group it looks like a massacre. I just thought it was funny such a violent seen is left behind in this land of sparkles and rainbows! It’s good to know the developers didn’t go all girly on us.
Below is a map of Whimsyshire once it has all been uncovered. It looks like they went to a kindergartner class with construction paper and crayons and asked the kids to draw them a map. I think it’s cute!
I enjoyed the secret cow level of Diablo 2, but Whimsyshire it’s fantastic!
The whole area of Whimsyshire with it’s rainbows and adorable creatures seem so out of place with the rest of the Diablo world that I think it’s perfect as a secret level. Whenever I get tired of battling the Diablo minions I can escape into the world of Whimsyshire and relax in the fantasy surroundings of happy clouds and pretty rainbows. Then one of those chubby little unicorns try to stomp me into the ground!