In Diablo 4, the Musty Tome is a quest item related to the Cow Level Puzzle. Obtaining it is no easy feat, as you will have to spend some time farming an obnoxious amount of cows.

Luckily, this process can be done much faster with the speediest cow farming technique we are about to share with you!

How to Obtain the Musty Tome in Diablo 4

To get the Musty Tome in Diablo 4, you need to farm a total of 666 cows, but make sure you eliminate the last cow on Scosglen or Fractured Peaks.

This means that the first 665 can be farmed at any other location. But, to get the Musty Tome, the final 666th cow must be slain on Scosglen or Fractured Peaks.

To increase your cow farming speed to up to nine cows per minute, follow the cow spawn route outside the southern exit of Farobru in the Dry Steppes. Using this route is the fastest cow farming method in Diablo 4.

Musty Tome Diablo 4
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If you equip a decent AoE skill and move fast enough, this method can render around nine cows per minute. This means you can have the Musty Tome in around an hour and a half.

After all 665 cows have been farmed, and the last one is eliminated on Scosglen or Fractured Peaks, the Musty Tome drops as loot. You can pick it up and store it in your inventory or Stash.

What is the Musty Tome in Diablo 4?

The Musty Tome is a quest item linked to the Cow Level Puzzle and was introduced in Diablo 4 Season 2. This relic item can be obtained through farming 666 cows.

In-game D4 describes the Musty Tome as: “The tattered leather binding of an old tome. The deep blue dye has faded with age, and all of the pages have been torn out.”

The description also informs the player that the real purpose of the tome has been lost to time. However, in the distant past, it was an object of great significance.

The Musty Tome, along with the Bloody Wooden Shard and the Intricate Metallic Fragment, is part of a collection of three relics required to complete one of the steps for the Cow Level Puzzle.

All of these items are required to complete a purification ritual at the oxen fountain in Ked Bardu. The ritual ends up granting you the Strange Key. This key is the next step in the puzzle.

Musty Tome Diablo 4 Purification Ritual Ked Bardu
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Is the Musty Tome Tradable?

No, since the Musty Tome is a quest item, it can’t be traded, sold, or salvaged. However, you can move this item from one character to another by storing it in your Stash.

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