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The
wither
is a player-constructed undead hostile boss mob that floats and shoots explosive skulls at players and mobs. Information technology is the but source of nether stars, which are used to craft beacons.

Spawning

Wither build configuration. Soul soil can be used interchangeably with soul sand.

Wither when spawned with its blue shield.


The wither is spawned past placing 4 blocks of soul sand and/or soul soil in a T shape (come across image on the right in the “Behavior” department), and putting iii wither skeleton skulls on meridian of the iii upper blocks. The final cake placed
must
be i of the three skulls and can be placed by the role player or a dispenser. Air blocks are required on either side of the base of operations soul sand or soul soil nether the upper blocks (non-solid blocks such as grass and flowers prevent the wither from spawning). The building pattern can have whatsoever orientation (including horizontal and upside-down) every bit well every bit the skulls; the wither ever spawns at the human foot of the pattern. When the wither has successfully spawned, it is angered and creates an explosion effectually itself.

Similar all other hostile mobs, the wither despawns when the difficulty is changed to Peaceful. Building the wither spawning structure in Peaceful difficulty does not spawn anything.

Drops

The wither always drops one


Nether Star

upon death. In
Java Edition
the dropped under star takes x minutes to despawn, though in Bedrock Edition the under star never despawns. It cannot be destroyed past explosions, although it can be destroyed by a falling anvil,‌‌[
Java Edition only
]

cactus, fire, or lava. The Looting enchantment does not increase this drib. A wither as well drops


50 when killed past a player or a tamed wolf.

Beliefs

The difference betwixt the ender dragon’s dominate bar and that of the wither.‌[
Java Edition but
]

When spawned, the wither grows larger in size as its health bar fills upward. While in this land, the wither is invulnerable, and neither moves nor attacks. When this state ends (after 11 seconds), the wither creates a large explosion centered on itself, destroying nearby blocks and dealing upwardly to 99

♥

× 49.5

impairment to nearby mobs/players. This explosion has a nail power of seven, more than that of a charged creeper or an finish crystal. Information technology is accompanied by a loud gruesome sound that can be heard equally from across the map and in all dimensions‌[
JE just
]
. Later on this, the wither attacks nearby mobs and can have harm.

The wither has the greatest natural health of all mobs in
Minecraft
(exceeded by the warden in Java Edition 1.xix, while Boulder Edition’due south wither all the same has the highest health), at 300

♥

× 150

in
Coffee Edition
or 600

♥

× 300

in Boulder Edition. The wither is immune to fire, lava, drowning damage, and freezing. Like other undead mobs, the wither is harmed by the Instant Health effect and healed by the Instant Damage effect equally well as affected by weapons with the Smite enchantment. It is immune to all other condition effects, like the ender dragon.

Upon taking damage, the wither breaks all blocks inside a 3×four×3 expanse around it, including boom-resistant blocks like obsidian, crying obsidian, and ancient droppings, dropping them every bit items if possible. The wither is the merely mob in the game that can destroy obsidian.

The wither
cannot
break the post-obit blocks:



  • Bulwark


  • Boulder


  • End Portal


  • End Portal Frame


  • End Gateway



  • Command Cake


  • Construction Cake


  • Jigsaw Block


  • Light Block


  • Moving Piston


  • Moving Block
    [
    Bedrock Edition just
    ]


  • Reinforced Deepslate

In
Coffee Edition, these blocks are listed under the
wither_immune
tag.

The wither attacking a villager.

The wither’s cake-breaking behavior makes suffocation ineffective nether most circumstances. However, the blocks listed to a higher place, as well as some natural structures that include them, can be used to suffocate the wither due to their wither amnesty.

The wither is hostile toward all mobs except:

  • Undead mobs
    • ,
      ,
      ,

      Zombies and their variants
    • ,
      ,

      Skeletons and their variants

    • Zombified piglins
    • ,

      Skeleton horses and zombie horses

    • Phantoms

    • Zoglins

    • Other withers

  • Ghasts
  • Mobs with the
    Invulnerable
    NBT tag.

If the wither is idle, information technology just hovers and is unable to proceeds altitude. On Normal or Difficult difficulty, it fires bluish skulls in random directions until it finds a target.

The wither has a night purple‌[
Coffee Edition just
]

or pink‌[
Bedrock Edition simply
]

boss wellness bar that appears only when a player is looking in the wither’s direction, including through walls. All withers brandish a boss bar on the screen. Renamed withers display the changed name higher up its boss bar. The sky darkens when the wither spawns (a kind of fog).


Java Edition

Wither with ‘wither armor’ outcome, later half health depleted.

Upon noticing a mob, the wither hovers above it and quickly shoots black wither skulls. Each caput fires independently, allowing a wither to attack upward to three dissimilar mobs/players at the same time. The chief head controls the wither’s movement and has a 0.1% take chances to shoot a bluish wither skull instead of the default blackness one.

Whenever a wither kills another mob, a wither rose is planted if the ground is grass cake, dirt, fibroid dirt, moss cake, mud, netherrack, soul sand, soul soil‌[
Java Edition only
]
, or otherwise dropped as an particular at that mob’s location; however, it may exist destroyed by other wither skulls.

The wither has a passive regeneration rate of i

♥


every 20 ticks (1 second), and a straight killing blow on a target instantly heals 5

♥
♥
♥

.

When its health drops below half (150

♥

× 75
), the wither gains a natural “wither armor” effect, which makes it immune to damage from arrows and thrown tridents and causes it to fly at the same height every bit the target. The armor disappears if it regenerates above half health.

Bedrock Edition

Upon noticing a player or mob, the wither flies to a random location and hovers in place. It shoots three black wither skulls and one bluish wither skull before flying to another location. The time between each shot decreases as the wither loses health. On Normal difficulty or higher, if the wither has targeted an entity but cannot discover a location to path find to, it shoots random blueish skulls in a random direction forth with the skulls directed toward the target.

At one-half health, information technology causes a large explosion that spawns 3–4 wither skeletons (except on Piece of cake difficulty), every bit well as gaining wither armor. Instead of flying to a random location, it dashes toward its target, destroying blocks and damaging mobs in its path. It too fires upwards to iv skulls per burst: iii black skulls followed by one bluish skull.

It has different spawn and decease animations, both of which involve the wither exploding. Wither roses always drop as an item when the wither kills a mob. The wither rose inflicts the Wither effect for a couple of seconds when stepped on.

The sky low-cal level drops to 11 and dark clouds appear from the moment the wither spawns until information technology is expressionless, preventing zombies, skeletons, and drowned from called-for in sunlight.

On Easy difficulty, the wither does not inflict the wither effect or summon wither skeletons.

Withers will retain their anti-projectile armor after healing information technology over i/2 of his total HP (301

♥

× 150.five
), though information technology disappears afterward the game is restarted.
[i]

Wither Skull



Wither Skull.png


Dangerous Wither Skull.png

Hitbox size

Height: 0.3125 Blocks
Width: 0.3125 Blocks

Network ID

JE: 66

The wither rapidly fires explosive projectiles called wither skulls, which look like extra heads of itself, at its target. There are two types of wither skulls: a fast-moving black one, and a slower blue i.

  • Black wither skulls explode with a boom ability of 1, the same as a ghast’s fireball, and cannot break blocks with a blast resistance above four.
  • Blue wither skulls have the aforementioned explosion strength, just move slower and are more destructive to terrain. Blue wither skulls suspension all breakable blocks (including obsidian, ancient debris, and blocks of netherite), only cannot break unbreakable blocks like bedrock, end portal frames and reinforced deepslate. In
    Education Edition, blue wither skulls deal increased damage, merely with the same explosion radius.

If either type of wither skull hits a actor or mob, it does 8

♥
♥
♥
♥


damage on Normal difficulty. Information technology as well inflicts Wither Two for 10 seconds on Normal difficulty and xl seconds on Hard, which turns the player’southward hearts black
(
♥
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♥
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♥
)

and drains wellness, similarly to Poison. However, different Poison, information technology can kill the player.

Like other condition effects, the Wither outcome can exist cured by drinking milk.

In Bedrock Edition and Legacy Console Edition, the blue skull can be deflected past striking it with an empty paw, weapon, tool, or throwable projectiles such as tridents, arrows, snowballs, and throwable potions.

Sounds

Java Edition:
Withers use the Hostile Creatures sound category for entity-dependent audio events. Wither skulls employ the Friendly Creatures sound category for entity-dependent audio events.

Audio Subtitles Source Clarification Resource location Translation cardinal Book Pitch Attenuation
distance





















Wither angers[2] Hostile Creatures Randomly entity.wither.ambient subtitles.entity.wither.ambient ? ? 16



Wither attacks Hostile Creatures When a wither breaks blocks upon taking damage entity.wither.break_block subtitles.entity.wither.shoot ? ? 16



Wither dies Hostile Creatures When a wither dies entity.wither.death subtitles.entity.wither.death ? ? xvi





















Wither hurts Hostile Creatures When a wither is damaged entity.wither.hurt subtitles.entity.wither.injure ? ? 16



Wither attacks Hostile Creatures When a wither shoots a wither skull entity.wither.shoot subtitles.entity.wither.shoot ? ? 16



Wither released Hostile Creatures When a wither is finished charging up entity.wither.spawn subtitles.entity.wither.spawn ? ? xvi (technical) / ∞ (constructive)





















Explosion Blocks When a wither is finished charging up or a wither’s wither skull explodes entity.generic.explode subtitles.entity.generic.explode ? (<1.0) 16

Bedrock Edition:

Audio Source Description Resources location Volume Pitch





















Hostile Creatures Randomly mob.wither.ambience 1.0 0.8-1.2



Hostile Creatures When a wither breaks blocks upon taking impairment mob.wither.break_block i.0 1.0



Hostile Creatures While a wither is dying mob.wither.expiry varies
[sound 1]
0.8-1.2





















Hostile Creatures When a wither is damaged mob.wither.hurt 1.0 0.viii-ane.2



Hostile Creatures When a wither shoots a wither skull mob.wither.shoot three.0 1.0



Hostile Creatures When a wither is finished charging up mob.wither.spawn 1.0 ane.0





















Blocks When a wither is finished charging upwards, changes stages, is finished dying, or a wither’s wither skull explodes random.explode iv.0 1.0

  1. Is commonly 1.0, but tin be 0.75 or 0.5
    [
    more information needed
    ]

Data values

ID

Java Edition:

Name Identifier Entity tags (JE) Translation central

Wither
wither None entity.minecraft.wither

Wither Skull
wither_skull impact_projectiles entity.minecraft.wither_skull

Bedrock Edition:

Proper noun Identifier Numeric ID Translation cardinal

Wither
wither 52 entity.wither.name

Wither Skull
wither_skull 89 entity.wither_skull.name

Wither Skull
wither_skull_dangerous 91 entity.wither_skull_dangerous.name

Entity data

Java Edition:

Withers have entity data associated with them that comprise various properties.




  • Entity information




    •  Invul: The number of ticks of invulnerability left afterwards beingness initially created. 0 once invulnerability has expired.

Wither skulls have entity data associated with them that contain various properties.




  • Entity data


Bedrock Edition:

See Bedrock Edition level format/Entity format.

Achievements

Icon Achievement In-game description Bodily requirements (if dissimilar) Gamerscore earned Bays type (PS4)
PS4 Other

The First? Spawn the
Wither
Be within a 100.9×100.ix×103.5 cuboid centered on the Wither when information technology is spawned. 20G Bronze

The Beginning. Kill the Wither Be within a 100.nine×100.ix×203.five cuboid centered on the Wither when it drops the nether star. 40G Silver

Advancements

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location

Advancement-plain-raw.png

Invicon Nether Star.gif


Withering Heights
Summon the
Wither
Spooky Scary Skeleton under/summon_wither

Advancement-plain-raw.png




Monster Hunter
Impale any hostile monster Adventure Impale
ane
of these 34 mobs:



  • Blaze


  • Cave Spider


  • Creeper


  • Drowned


  • Elder Guardian


  • Ender Dragon


  • Enderman


  • Endermite


  • Evoker


  • Ghast


  • Guardian


  • Hoglin


  • Husk


  • Magma Cube


  • Phantom


  • Piglin


  • Piglin Brute


  • Pillager


  • Ravager


  • Shulker


  • Silverfish


  • Skeleton


  • Slime


  • Spider


  • Devious


  • Vex


  • Vindicator


  • Witch



  • Wither



  • Wither Skeleton


  • Zoglin


  • Zombie


  • Zombie Villager


  • Zombified Piglin

Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement. Only the riders of the


chicken jockey
s and


skeleton horsemen

are counted in this advancement.

adventure/kill_a_mob

Advancement-fancy-raw.png




Monsters Hunted
Kill one of every hostile monster Monster Hunter Impale
each
of these 34 mobs:



  • Blaze


  • Cavern Spider


  • Creeper


  • Drowned


  • Elder Guardian


  • Ender Dragon


  • Enderman


  • Endermite


  • Evoker


  • Ghast


  • Guardian


  • Hoglin


  • Husk


  • Magma Cube


  • Phantom


  • Piglin


  • Piglin Animal


  • Pillager


  • Ravager


  • Shulker


  • Silverfish


  • Skeleton


  • Slime


  • Spider


  • Stray


  • Vex


  • Vindicator


  • Witch



  • Wither



  • Wither Skeleton


  • Zoglin


  • Zombie


  • Zombie Villager


  • Zombified Piglin

Other mobs, if any, may exist killed, only are ignored for this advancement. Only the riders of the


chicken jockey
southward and


skeleton horsemen

are counted in this advancement.

adventure/kill_all_mobs

History

Java Edition
1.4.2 12w34a Wither JE1 BE1.png
Added withers.
Withers currently do not spawn naturally.
Withers have been left unfinished by Jeb and hidden in the lawmaking. They were discovered through the presence of its peel in the /mobs/ binder.
Withers can be spawned just with edited spawners, mods, or hacks, and can crash the JVM.
12w34b When the wither’s health is taken downward to half, it now gains wither armor, which makes it allowed to arrows.
The projectile firing rate and movement speed of withers has been increased.
? At PAX, Dinnerbone revealed that it would exist possible to spawn withers by arranging wither skeleton skulls in some way.[three]
[4]
12w36a Withers can at present be spawned by arranging soul sand in a T shape and placing three wither skeleton skulls on top.
The wither now drops xx feel and a nether star upon death.
12w37a Withers now make a massive explosion upon their creation after their health is fully charged.
When in that location are no targets, the wither sometimes shoots blueish wither skulls, which move slower and can destroy any block besides bedrock.
12w38a Added a sound when withers break blocks.
12w42b The experience dropped by withers has been increased from twenty to fifty points.
ane.4 Various new sounds have been added for withers.
1.4.4 one.4.three The oversight where withers tin exist created in peaceful difficulty has been stock-still. Earlier this update, attempting to spawn the wither in peaceful resulted in a waste matter of soul sand and skulls.
Withers tin can no longer destroy end portals, which are now supposed to exist unbreakable.
ane.v 13w05a Withers are no longer able to ride minecarts.
April 1, 2013 Added a pink wither to the apr fools update, Minecraft ii.0. The pink wither is passive, starts with one head, and tin can be fed sugar to proceeds ii more than heads.
1.7.two 13w37a Added achievements for spawning and killing the wither.
1.8 14w04a The player can now spawn withers by dispensing the wither skulls.
14w11b The hitbox of the wither has been changed.
14w20a Withers no longer suspension barriers.
14w25a Withers now motility while invulnerable due to
MC-57569.
Withers tin now be built sideways and upside-down instead of just upright.
release Barriers tin now be broken by withers again.
1.8.ane pre3 Barriers can no longer be cleaved by withers.
1.9 15w31a Withers now take a uniquely colored boss bar.
15w46a Withers no longer movement while invulnerable.
15w49a Withers no longer travel through portals.
1.11 16w32a The entity ID has been inverse from
WitherBoss
to
wither.
The projectile entity ID has been changed from
WitherSkull
to
wither_skull.
16w38a Construction blocks and structure voids tin no longer exist destroyed by withers.
16w40a The tags
xTile,
yTile,
zTile,
inTile
and
inGround
have been removed from the wither skull entity data.
The wither
life
tag is no longer used for anything, only notwithstanding saved/read.
1.12 pre3 Withers can no longer break piston extensions or stop gateways.
1.fourteen 18w43a Wither JE2 BE2.png
The texture of withers has been changed.
All mobs killed by withers at present have one wither rose planted at their location upon expiry.
18w44a Withers now have boodle tables.
1.16 20w07a Withers can now besides be summoned using soul soil.
1.17 21w17a Withers are now allowed to freezing.
i.18 21w37a Fixed problems where withers practise not pursue players in survival mode unless attacked.[five]
21w41a Wither Skull JE3.png
Tweaked the Wither Skull’s texture to utilize the new Wither confront from the Texture Update.
1.nineteen Deep Dark Experimental Snapshot 1 Add reinforced deepslate, which immune to withers.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.xix.3 22w44a Wither Spawn Egg JE1.png
Added spawn eggs for withers, which can only be obtained with commands every bit to avoid potential destruction of artistic builds.[6]
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.16.0 build 4 Wither JE1 BE1.png
Added withers.
When withers are at half wellness, they spawn 4 wither skeletons.
Withers attack differently and have twice the amount of health equally
Coffee Edition
withers.
Pocket Edition
1.0.2 Wither skulls from withers tin at present exist deflected with a sword.
1.1.0 alpha ane.1.0.0 The entity ID has been changed from
wither.boss
to
wither.
Bedrock Edition
1.x.0 beta 1.10.0.3 Wither JE2 BE2.png
The texture of withers has been changed.
one.13.0 beta 1.thirteen.0.9 All mobs killed by withers now have one wither rose planted at their location upon death.
i.16.0 beta 1.16.0.51 Withers tin can now also exist summoned using soul soil instead of soul sand.
Added piglins, which attack withers.
1.17.0 beta 1.17.0.56 Withers are at present immune to freezing.
Legacy Panel Edition
TU19 CU7 1.12 Patch 1 1.0.1 Wither JE1 BE1.png
Added withers.
TU60 CU51 i.64 Patch xxx 1.0.eleven The beliefs of withers has been changed to match the behavior of withers in Pocket Edition Alpha v0.16.0. However, its HP remains the same.
Withers now blow upwardly and spawn wither skeletons at half health. Upon expiry, withers stop moving and slowly abound in size while turning white until they explode. They besides do the nuance attack like in Boulder Edition.
Withers are no longer able to regenerate health.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.iii.12 Wither JE1 BE1.png
Added withers.

Issues

Issues relating to “Wither” are maintained on the issues tracker. Study issues there.

Trivia

  • According to Jeb, the wither was inspired by
    Terraria, which has a summonable boss mechanic. The name itself is inspired by a poison spell in another game made by Jeb called
    Whispers in Akarra.[7]
  • There is a painting showing the soul sand and wither skeleton skull formation needed to spawn a wither.
  • If the wither is damaged by the Void, it frantically attempts to fire blue skulls.
  • In a higher place half health, the wither always attempts to stay a few blocks to a higher place the mob it is targeting. This means that attempting to build or climb upwardly to hit the wither using a sword is essentially impossible.
    • If the wither is afterwards a bonfire and the bonfire tries to fly up to it, the wither attempts to proceed rising above the bonfire, thus making both of them rise college until they hit a ceiling or until the bonfire despawns or dies.
  • Although the wither is 3.v blocks tall, 3 blocks broad, and i cake thick, its hitbox is but 3.five blocks tall, 1 block wide, and 1 block thick.
    • The true dimensions of the wither are: two.844 blocks alpine (varies), 3 blocks wide, and ane.719 blocks long (also varies).
  • The wither appears on the four sides of chiseled blood-red sandstone.
  • The wither’due south smaller heads shoot targets slightly slower than the main caput. The interval for smaller heads is ii–3 seconds, while the main head’s ever ii.
  • An enemy called the wither storm appears in
    Minecraft: Story Fashion. It was created by replacing the heart block of soul sand with a command block.
  • Despite not having visible feet, withers are still capable of making stride sounds.[viii]
  • In Coffee Edition 3D Shareware v1.34, withers drop blood-red keys.
  • According to Quinn Richter, Market Partner Managing director, the wither’s name is “Simmons?”, similar to the ender dragon’s proper noun being “Jean?”.[9]
  • A wither skull tin can be deflected by shooting an pointer at it.‌[
    Bedrock Edition only
    ]

    If a deflected wither skull hits the wither, the wither takes impairment.‌[
    Bedrock Edition simply
    ]
  • A wither and an ender dragon tin engage in gainsay, but neither 1 damages the other.
  • In Bedrock Edition and Java Edition (prior to 1.19), The Wither had the most health in of any mob in Minecraft, with a maximum of 300 (or 600‌[
    Boulder Edition only
    ]

    ). In 1.19 Java Edition, the Warden is now the most durable mob in Minecraft, with a health total of 500.

Gallery

In other media

Run across also

  • Ender dragon, the other boss mob in
    Minecraft
  • Tutorials/Defeating the wither, a tutorial explaining different tactics to fight and kill the wither

References



  1. MCPE-161643
    – Later healing a wither boss over 1/2 HP, it still retains its anti-projectile shield


  2. MC-212623

  3. “Minecraft i.iv – How to Spawn Wither Mob – Mojang PAX 2012 Live @ 3:07” – Accelerated Ideas on YouTube

  4. http://www.twitch.tv/pax2/b/330745811 (at 3:57:47)


  5. MC-29274


  6. MC-189872 – resolved as “Fixed”

  7. https://minecraft.net/commodity/see-wither


  8. MC-92623

  9. “Ask Mojang #4: To The Moon! @ 3:40” – Minecraft on YouTube, November viii, 2019



Source: https://minecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Wither