TheError wrote:Is the SSU War Staff mandatory?
It really depends what you mean by farming.
Do you want to rush through Duncraig in 2 minutes? Yes, you absolutely need the staff.
Do you want safe, easy and reasonable clearspeed? Not at all - just go for it.
A lot of people here seem to subscribe to the latter, which is why people suggest things like Summon barb. It's not bad, but it's not a wolf druid either.