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  1. Minecraft: Java Edition
  2. MC-24336

Withers are harmed by the explosions of their wither skulls


    • Icon: Bug Bug
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Minecraft 14w04a, 19w45a
    • Minecraft 1.6.2, Minecraft 16w15b, Minecraft 1.10.2, Minecraft 16w44a, Minecraft 1.13.1, Minecraft 1.13.2, Minecraft 19w08b, Minecraft 19w09a, Minecraft 19w11a, Minecraft 19w11b
    • Confirmed
    • Mob behaviour
    • Low

      The bug

      Withers can harm them self and other withers with the explosion created by the impact of a wither skull. This causes a wither to severely damage it self or other withers over time. The wither skull itself cannot harm a wither.

      How to reproduce

      1. Make a new creative world
      2. Spawn a wither. Make sure there are no mobs in the area.
      3. Once it has spawned, spawn an iron golem
        → Notice that when the wither fires at it, it will sometimes flash red despite the iron golem not being able to reach that high

      A wither at half health or below will be able to hurt itself as well, although more frequently.

      Code analysis

      Code analysis by marcono1234 cen be found in this comment.

            Excited Maria Lemón
            Kraif Kraif
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