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The Beginning. in Minecraft

The Beginning.194 (40)

Kill the Wither

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GuinIceWizard
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Posted on 08 December 17 at 16:12
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To kill the Wither you first have to create him. The Wither is built using 4 Soul Sand and 3 Wither Skeleton Skulls. The Wither Skeleton Skulls are a very rare drop from Wither Skeletons which spawn in the Nether. They have a much higher spawn rate in Nether Fortresses. Using a Sword with Looting 3 greatly increases the drop rate of Wither Skeleton Skulls. Once you have the 3 Skulls and 4 Soul Sand which is found commonly in the Nether but also in Staircase rooms in Nether Fortresses then you can build the Wither.

I typically find it easier to fight him in the Overworld but that is a personal choice. Build the Wither by stacking the Soul Sand in a T pattern and then placing the 3 Wither Skulls along the top. You must place a Skull as the last block in order for the Wither to Spawn.

Once he spawns simply kill him with Swords and Bows, I recommend having potions of regeneration or even using a golden apple. It can be done on Easy, Normal or Hard and the achievement pops for any players that are fighting him so having friends help is a definite asset. He fly's around and fires explosive skulls at you, typically being fairly aggressive works best. He can be taken down to 50% health using only a bow but then he becomes immune to arrows so you need to finish him off with a Sword. He is tough but definitely worth killing.

Once he dies he drops a Nether Star which can be used to craft the always helpful Beacons! There are some strategies available for effortless killing of the Wither that work on Java edition but I haven't personally tested them on Bedrock edition. Good luck!
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