Behold Minecraft’s Secret Mob, The Skull-Popping Wither

Whither wither?
Well, I suppose it’s not really secret anymore, since today we learn via Mr Hogarty, who is some kind of Minecraft community sentinel these days, that the current version of Minecraft contains a new super-tough mob, the Wither. It seems that the thread-headed aberration, which is super tough and fires bolts which can destroy blocks and “wither” you, is locked up in the code pending a forthcoming version of the game. Needless to say, enterprising Minecraftians have figured out how to spawn it in the game, so you can see it below. The video also summarises a bunch of other stuff from forthcoming Minecraft features like, uh, potplants.


  1. Davie says:

    Minecraft’s monsters, for whatever reason, continue to freak me the hell out. Props to Mojang for coming up with these concepts that manage to be more than a little disturbing even in cute block form.

  2. Shodex says:

    Hm, the new mob looks interesting. But I’m not sure Wither that invisibility potion is a good thing.

  3. aliksy says:

    I like the giant creeper sculpture in the background. At least, I hope it’s a sculpture…

  4. equatorian says:

    Am I the only one who went :( when the wolf bit it?

    See also : the person who never, ever cheats except that one time turning the invincibility flag on for Dogmeat in FO3.

  5. MythArcana says:

    It might be time for a town-swallowing sand worm soon.

    • DrScuttles says:

      Now remember, walk without rhythm and we won’t attract the worm.

  6. The Random One says:

    Looks like the main guy from Time Fcuk.

  7. hersal says:

    Well thanks for spoiling it

  8. thinkforgetfull says:

    nice to see sethbling featured here. again.

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