Diablo 3 Secret Pony Level

21 May 2012
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Diablo 3 Secret Pony Level

Here’s how to find the Ghost of the Cow King and unlock the Diablo 3 Secret Pony Level. This is an in-game joke from the developers similar to the Secret Cow Level in Diablo 2. In Diablo 3 there’s ponies and teddybears in the secret level, that’s actually named “Whimsyshire”.

How to unlock the secret pony level in Diablo 3? It requires you to take the following steps…

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    Index of Diablo 3 Guides:

    Diablo 3 Secret Pony Level

    Let’s go in-depth into the Diablo 3 campaign and find out how to access the hilarious Pony Level. We’ll give you detailed voice-over instructions each step of the way, in the videos in this guide, until you know everything to unlock & play it.

    How To Find & Create All the Staff of Herding Items

    STEP 1: This video walkthrough shows you exactly how to find and create ALL of the Staff of Herding, as well as how to unlock the secret pony level in Diablo 3.

    Spoiler alert: This video shows the final boss battle of the game’s last Act.

    First craft the Staff of Herding. Here’s a list of items you need to obtain:

    • Plans for the Staff of Herding — Found in Act 4. It’s a random drop from Izual. Kill Izual for Blacksmith Plans for the Herding Staff (use the last waypoint). Head to The Great Span.
      Shown at 00:51 minutes into the video guide above.
    • Black Mushroom — Found in Act 1. The Black Mushroom is located in a patch of mushrooms in Cathedral level 1 (second waypoint).
      Shown at 1:57 minutes into the video guide above.
    • Leoric’s Shinbone — Found in Act 1. Leoric’s Shinbone is located at random in the fireplace (found by walking right when you enter) in Leoric’s Manor (use Leoric’s Manor waypoint).
      Shown at 2:29 minutes into the video guide above.
    • Wirt’s Bell — Found in Act 2. Wirt’s Bell costs 100,000 gold in Caldeum’s Bazaar. To purchase it from a vendor, talk to the Squirt Merchant.
      Shown at 3:07 minutes into the video guide above.
    • Liquid Rainbow — Found in Act 2 after you saved an NPC. To get to the Dahlgur Oasis use the Path of the Oasis waypoint. The Rare Merchant is located at the bottom of the map. Find the Mysterious Chest in the Mysterious Cave (a random dungeon).
      Shown at 3:24 minutes into the video guide above.
    • Gibbering Gemstone — Found in Act 3 on the quest where you destroy the ballistae. Gibbering Gemstone drops from Chiltara, a RARE mob in the Caverns of Frost level 2. If you see Ice Cave Falls (AKA ice caverns) as a dungeon then you need to reload the game. Load using The Bridge of Korsikk waypoint.
      Shown at 4:34 minutes into the video guide above.

    Craft the Staff of Herding: Then you just need to get the recipe drop, pay your blacksmith 60,000 gold and craft it! (on Normal difficulty mode).

    How to upgrade your Staff of Herding: After you kill Izual in nightmare, before you kill Diablo, go to town and buy the nightmare Staff of Herding plans for 1 gold (vendor located by the healer/mercenaries)

    Note: All these items (besides Wirt’s Bell) are rare or random spawn or even both. So, you may have to do multiple run throughs.
    To enable it on higher difficulties you need to find the recipe on that level and pay the blacksmith again. In total you need:
    Normal – 150,000 gold.
    Nightmare – 200,000 gold.
    Hell – 500,000 gold.
    Inferno – 1 million gold.

    Continue to Page 2 of this guide to find out how to unlock the Secret Pony Level.


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    • nukemdukem

      it is a rare drop, I have seen people posted 98 kills and no drop.  MF gear helps.  For me 15 time was the charm.  I ran through it in normal mode and got it, but any difficulty should be fine

    • Torete

      i heard in nightmare and hell it always drop. Is it truth? and is it the same? i still cant kill him on my own, but if its so im going to wait.

    • Krazysloth

      Everything first try except liquid rainbow took around 10-15. The stone took me about 35 Caverns of Frost, and it took me 3 Izaul kills to get the plans.

    • Shikantaza

      Izual Kills for Plan: about 15 (25-30 minutes)
      Liquid Rainbow Runs: 68 (2 hours…)
      Gibbering Gemstone Runs: 5 Frost Cave runs (10 min)
      Found the Black Mushroom by accident first time I was in the Cathedral.
      NOTE: Use a lvl 29+ char so you’ll get experience at least (accept for Izual I used my 60 char for those runs). I picked up all the gold and such too probably close to 150k G farmed as well.

    • Greenxeyezz

      Can you run it more than once on the same char or do you have to join a multiple player game and join in that way?

    • NukemDukem

      yes you can run it more than once and bring other people with you.  They however, need to be on the same difficulty as you

    • Lemus

      If you upgrade the staff to nm/hell, can you still create lesser games with it?

    • D Bijkerk1

      If it’s a random drop, I’m rather lucky I guess. I got the plans on my first time.

    • Earodriguez

      Do you need to find all the ingredients at each lvl?? or once you craft it in normal, you just need to come up with the gold to get the staff for that lvl?

    • Jfettig321

      Mf gear won’t do shit, it’s not a magic item so if you don’t get it within 100 try’s it’s just being unlucky. Just keep trying until ya get it that’s all you can really do!

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