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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.

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  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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