Copying from the D3 thread on DSLR, this might come in handy. A player responded to a poster who wondered what to do with a couple of the following ingredients: Black Mushroom - located in a patch of mushrooms in level 1 of the Cathedral (Act 1) Shinbone - found occasionally in the fireplace (walk right when you enter) of Leoric's Manor (Act 1) Wirt's Bell - can be purchased from a vendor in Act 2 for 100,000 gold Liquid Rainbow - can be found in a Mysterious Cave (random dungeon) in Dahlgur Oasis during Act 2 after you saved an NPC Gibbering Gemstone - random drop from Chiltara in the Caverns of Frost (NOT ice caverns) on the quest where you destroy the ballistae (Act 3) Plans for the Staff of Herding - random drop from Izual (Act 4) Then you just need to get the recipe drop, pay your blacksmith 60k gold and craft it! (Normal mode) To enable it on higher difficulties you need to find the recipe on that level and pay the blacksmith again (200k for nightmare, 500k for hell, 1 million for INFERNO). It is an actual staff (Staff of Herding) that is Account Bound and is upgradeable. In order to use it in other difficulties other than Normal, you must get to Act 4 of the difficulty, purchase the plans for 1gp, give said plans to Haedrig, and then "make" the new staff (pay a set amount of gold). The prices for making the staff are as follows: 150k in Normal (100k for Wirt's Cowbell and 50k to make the staff), 200,001 in Nightmare, 500,001 in Hell, and 1,000,001 in Inferno. Once you make the staff in Normal, you do not need to gather the ingredients again.