Wither (status effect)

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Wither
Wither (effect).png
Sources

See #Causes

Particle

#352A27 (bistre)

Effect ID
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Wither is a status effect that inflicts damage over time. Unlike Poison, it can kill undead.

Causes[edit]

Cause Potency Length Notes
Potion of Decay II [needs testing] [Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only] Needs expansion to other potion augmentations if existent.
Splash Potion of Decay II [needs testing] [Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only] Needs expansion to other potion augmentations if existent.
Lingering Potion of Decay II [needs testing] [Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only] Needs expansion to other potion augmentations if existent.
Arrow of Decay II 0:02 [Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only]
Wither II 0:40 When wither skulls make a direct hit on the target. Normal and Hard difficulty only.
Wither Skeleton I 0:10 Melee attack only.
Wither Rose I 0:02 Only when in range (within the block)
Suspicious Stew[upcoming: JE 1.14] I 0:07 Must be made with Wither Rose

Damage[edit]

The amount of damage inflicted to the affected entity is shown in the table below:

Level Ticks per Half Heart.svg Heart.svg per second
1 40 0.25
2 20 0.5
3 10 1
4 5* 2*
5 2* 4*
6+ 1* 10*
  • Due to damage immunity, the effective rate is 10 ticks (Heart.svg × 1 per second) at levels 4 and up.

The player's hearts turn black (Withered Heart.svg × 10)(Withered Hardcore Heart.svg × 10 on hardcore mode), making it harder, but still possible for the player to see their health. Amplifiers outside the range 0–31 (corresponding to levels 1–32) are used modulo 32.

Immune mobs[edit]

No mobs are immune to wither, though witches are highly resistant to it.

Notes[edit]

  • Death is reported as "<player> withered away".

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Potion Numeric ID‌[BE only]
Decay 36
Effect Name ID Numeric ID
Wither wither 20


Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngHow Did We Get Here?Have every effect applied at the same timeA Furious CocktailHave all of these 23 effects applied to the player at the same time. In Java Edition 1.14,‌[upcoming] additionally have these 2 effects applied at the same time.minecraft:nether/all_effects

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.4.212w34aThe Wither effect has been added, and it is inflicted by the wither's wither skulls.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1418w43aWither Rose added, which inflicts Wither status effect
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0build 1Added wither status effect, which unobtainable
0.12.1build 1Wither effect now obtainable from wither skeleton attack.
0.16.0build 4Wither effect now obtainable from wither skull projectile, and potion of decay as well as splash potion and tipped arrow variants.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Wither effect can be obtained from lingering potion of decay.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.5Changed effect icon texture.