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Wither
Wither

Type

Hostile

Health

600 (Heartx300)

Damage Dealt

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Drops

1 Nether Star

First Appearance

Update 0.16.0

The Wither is a three-headed Hostile Mob Boss that was added in Update 0.16.0.

Spawning

WitherSkeletonHead
WitherSkeletonHead
WitherSkeletonHead
Soul Sand
Soul Sand
Soul Sand
Soul Sand

Behavior

Once the Wither is spawned, it will remain dormant for a few seconds, then release a powerful explosion that can destroy Obsidian. After this explosion, the Player can attack the Wither. It is immune to both Lava and Fire.

When the Wither has above half health, it can be attacked using both melee and ranged attacks. It hovers at a height and shoots Wither Skulls which inflict the Wither II Status Effect to any Mob (except Undead Mobs) and the Player.

Bedrock Exclusive: When below half health, the Wither will cause an explosion, spawning 3-4 Wither Skeletons and generating a Wither Shield around itself, making itself immune to Arrows. It will also start to regen health. In this stage, it will shoot both Wither Skulls and perform a Dash Attack in which it will make its body flat and charge at the Player.


Both Wither Skulls

Both Wither Skull Variants

Wither Skull

There are two types of Wither Skulls:

  • Black Wither Skull – The Black Wither Skull cannot destroy blocks with a Blast Resistance above 20.
  • Blue Wither Skull – The Blue Wither Skull moves slower than the Black Wither Skull but it can destroy all blocks (except Bedrock, Barrier Blocks and End Portal Frame).

Combat

Being the strongest Mob, a lot of preparation is required for fighting the Wither. Enchanted Diamond equipment is recommended, alongside Potions of Regeneration and Healing, and Golden Apples.

A Diamond Sword enchanted with Smite V is very effective as it deals extra damage to the Wither, as it is an Undead Mob.

Trivia

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Passive
SheepCowMooshroomPigBatVillagerChickenSquidTurtleRabbit
Hostile
Zombie (Zombie VillagerHusk)Skeleton (Stray)CreeperSlimeSpiderCave SpiderGuardianVexVindicatorEvokerGhastBlazeMagma CubeWither SkeletonWitchEndermiteShulkerSilverfish
Neutral
Zombie PigmanEndermanSpiderCave SpiderPolar BearDolphin
Tamable
WolfOcelotHorseLlama
Bosses
Ender DragonWitherElder Guardian
Utility Mobs
Iron GolemSnow Golem
Jockeys
Spider JockeyChicken Jockey