Wither Skeleton

Minecraft Mob

Wither Skeletons are rare mobs that can be found in The Nether , mainly in Nether Fortresses . They were released in the Pretty Scary Update (1.4.2).Upon death, a Wither Skeleton will drop Coal , Bones , a Stone Sword , and rarely (1 in 50 chance) their Head . Three Wither Skeleton Heads and four Soul Sand blocks are required in order to spawn the Wither .Wither Skeletons will only spawn within Nether Fortresses as of the 1.4 prerelease, Dinnerbone might have added changes to this though. It is assumed however that they follow the same rules for spawning as blazes, which will only spawn naturally, and not from a spawn where the pack spawn is selected within a nether fortress. From this pack spawn the mobs can be spawned in close to or even inside the fortress.Unlike regular Skeletons , wither skeletons carry swords instead of bows. In appearance they are black and slightly taller than the usual Skeletons . If the player is hit by a Wither Skeleton , the player will be infected with the Wither Effect, which will slowly drain their health. Unlike poison, however, it can kill the player. Using a Skeleton Spawn egg in Creative Mode in the Nether has a 75% chance of forming a Wither Skeleton instead of a regular Skeleton .

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