Wither Skeleton Skull Wiki Guide

This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft a wither skeleton skull with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

In Minecraft, a wither skeleton skull is an item that you can not make with a crafting table or furnace. Instead, you need to find and gather this item in the game.

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Let’s explore how to add a wither skeleton skull to your inventory.

Where to find a Wither Skeleton skull in Creative Mode

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

Here is where you can find a wither skeleton skull in the Creative Inventory menu:

Platform Version(s) Creative Menu Location
Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.8 – 1.19
Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.19.3
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers where the item can be found in the menu location listed (we have tested and confirmed this version number).
  • Creative Menu Location is the location of the item in the Creative Inventory menu.

How to get a Wither Skeleton Skull in Survival Mode

You can add a wither skeleton skull to your inventory in Survival mode by killing a wither skeleton. So let’s get started!

1. Find a Wither Skeleton

You first need to find a wither skeleton.

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You can find wither skeletons in the Nether. Wither skeletons are the Nether’s version of a skeleton. While an Overworld skeleton carries a bow and arrow, a wither skeleton from the Nether carries a stone sword.

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2. Attack and Kill the Wither Skeleton

Once you find a wither skeleton, you need to attack it. When you attack the wither skeleton, it will turn pink as it takes damage.

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Continue to chase and attack the wither skeleton. Once you have killed the wither skeleton and if you are lucky, it may drop a wither skeleton skull. This is very rare! It is more likely that the wither skeleton willd drop coal, bones, or its stone sword.

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3. Pick up the Wither Skeleton Skull

If you are lucky enough to get a wither skeleton skull as a drop, make sure you pick it up before it disappears.

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TIP: If you didn’t get a wither skeleton skull, you will need to find more wither skeletons to kill. It can take a lot of kills before you get a wither skeleton skull.

A wither skeleton skull is very rare and hard to acquire. It should be kept in your inventory to be used later.

Item ID and Name

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, a wither skeleton skull has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

(Minecraft ID Name)
ID Data Value Stack Size Version
Wither Skeleton Skull
397 1 64 1.8 – 1.12
Wither Skeleton Skull
64 1.13 – 1.19.3
  • Description is what the item is called and (Minecraft ID Name) is the string value that is used in game commands.
  • Minecraft ID is the Internal number for the item.
  • Data Value (or damage value) identifies the variation of the block if more than one type exists for the Minecraft ID.
  • Stack Size is the maximum stack size for this item. While some items in Minecraft are stackable up to 64, other items can only be stacked up to 16 or 1. (NOTE: These stack sizes are for vanilla Minecraft only. If you are running a mod, some mods may change the stack size for an item.)
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers that the Minecraft ID and Name are valid for.

Give Command for Wither Skeleton Skull

Give Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17, 1.18, 1.19 and 1.19.3, the /give command for Wither Skeleton Skull is:

/give @p wither_skeleton_skull 1

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11 and 1.12, the /give command for Wither Skeleton Skull is:

/give @p skull 1 1

Things to Make with Wither Skeleton Skulls

You can use wither skeleton skulls to make items in Minecraft such as:

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How to make the Skull Charge Banner Pattern

Things to Do with Wither Skeleton Skulls

Here are some activities that you can do with wither skeleton skulls in Minecraft:

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How to Build a Wither Boss

Other Heads

You can find other heads in Minecraft such as:

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