Wither Skeleton Sprite
|On Death||0-1 Coal, 0-2 Bones, 0-1 Wither Skeleton Skull, Stone Sword|
Wither Skeleton are hostile mobs found in Nether Fortresses. It is rare to find them, but they normally spawn inside the hallways of the Fortress. They are newer and powerful mobs that can take hits and also deal back quite a bit of damage. Wither Skeletons use Stone Swords in combat. The main reason to fight a Wither Skeleton is to try to obtain the rare mob drop: Wither Skeleton Skull. Three of these Wither Skeleton Skulls and four Soul Sand are used to summon the Wither. The Wither is Minecraft's second major boss. It can destroy blocks, and is hard to reach. If a Skeleton Spawn egg is used in the Nether, it has a high chance of spawning a Wither Skeleton instead. There is a 0.8% chance that Spiders in the Nether will be spawned as Wither Spider Jockeys. Wither Skeletons can give the player an effect called "Wither". It damages the player and makes it difficult to view the player's health bar. There is only a 2.5% chance that a Wither Skeleton Skull will be dropped upon defeat. Wither Skeletons have a chance of spawning with pumpkin heads on Halloween.