Wither Skeleton

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Wither Skeleton
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Name Wither Skeleton
Health 20 (Heart.png x 10)
Hostility Aggressive
Spawn Nether Fortress
Drops Coal Coal (0-1)
Bone Bone (0-2)
Stone Sword Stone Sword (0-1)
Rare Drops Wither Skeleton Skull Wither Skeleton Skull (0-1) [1]
Necrotic Bone Necrotic Bone
Source Mod Minecraft

The Wither Skeleton is a hostile mob from vanilla Minecraft that spawns naturally in Nether Fortresses. When killed, they drop Coal, Bones, and occasionally a Wither Skeleton Skull or their Stone Sword. When a Wither Skeleton deals damage, it has a high chance to inflict the "Wither I" effect for several seconds.

With Tinkers' Construct, Wither Skeletons can also drop Necrotic Bones.


  1. Looting enchantment will increase the chance to obtain the rare drops, but not the amount dropped. The Wither Skeleton Skull will be dropped more often when using a weapon enchanted with Beheading or will have a 100% drop chance when the Wither Skeleton is killed by a Charged Creeper's explosion.

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