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Wither skulls in Minecraft

The wither skull is a decorative block that was added to Minecraft in v1.4.2 in “The Pretty Scary Update”. The head can be worn like a helmet by the player but offers no protection. They can also be placed in the world to act as decoration.


A wither skull (via screenshot)


How to obtain a wither skull?


The wither skull can be obtained by killing a wither skeleton and there is a 2.5% chance of a wither skull dropping when a wither skeleton is killed. This chance can be increased by 1% per level of looting for a maximum increase of 5.5% with looting III.


Wither skeletons found in a nether fortress (via screenshot)


What is the use of a wither skull?


The wither skull is an item that can be either used for decoration or worn as a helmet. Wither skulls can be placed on walls or on top of blocks as decoration. It can also be worn by the player, but it acts like a cosmetic item and offers no protection to the player.


A player wearing a wither skull (via screenshot)


Conclusion


The wither skull is a decorative time that can only be obtained through killing wither skeletons. They can be worn by the players or placed on walls and floors to serve as decorations.


FAQs


Q. How to get the wither skull?

A. The wither skull can only be obtained through killing wither skeletons.


Q. Does the wither skull offer any protection?

A. No, the wither skull doesn't offer the player any sort of protection.



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