Can The Wither Break Obsidian in Minecraft?

Can The Wither Break Obsidian in Minecraft?

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One of the two bosses in Minecraft is Wither. For most players, it is the first boss that they encounter. Defeating Wither is not easy. It takes some creative and analytical skills to defeat it with tools and structures created with blocks. Those blocks are of specific materials. Blocks made out of Obsidian are the hardest in Minecraft. So can Wither break Obsidian as well in Minecraft?

Yes, the Wither can break Obsidian sometimes. However, the only way for Wither to do it is by using its blue skull and by dashing at the Obsidian blocks. Common black skulls are not able to break Obsidian. So Obsidian is the best block when fighting against the Wither. Make sure that you are using multiple layers of Obsidian against the blue skulls of Wither to ensure it doesn’t break.

Defeating Wither requires you to know about the strength of Obsidian blocks. If you do not want Wither to break the Obsidian, you should build at least three Obsidian layers to ensure that you remain safe and Wither is unable to penetrate your base. But how exactly can a Wither damage an Obsidian block, and how can you protect yourself using Obsidian? You will find out everything in detail in this article.

What blocks can the Wither break?

Wither can normally launch two types of skulls, blue skulls that eject from the center head and normal black skulls from the side heads. Blue skulls can fully destroy the stronger blocks in Minecraft, like stone blocks and iron blocks. On the other hand, the black skulls can only break weaker blocks like dirt, sand, gravel, and wood.

What blocks can the Wither not break?

Normal black skulls that the Wither shoots cannot destroy high durability blocks like Obsidian. However, its blue skulls are much more effective in doing breaking the Obsidian. Wither’s blue skulls are devastating because there are not many other characters in the game who can break through the resistance of 6000 units of Obsidian.

All in all, the Wither can destroy most of the blocks except for the following ones:

  • Bedrock blocks
  • End Portal blocks
  • Jigsaw blocks
  • End Gateway blocks
  • Command blocks
  • Structure blocks
  • Barriers
  • Moving Pistons

Can the Wither break Obsidian in Minecraft?

Can The Wither Break Obsidian in Minecraft?

Yes, Wither can break the Obsidian blocks. The skulls the Wither produces are explosive projectiles with low power. Though Obsidian blocks have the highest durability, the Wither can still destroy it in two ways.

  1. By using blue skulls as projectiles. It will take time for the Obsidian to break with blue skulls.
  2. By ramming through the Obsidian continuously.

Initially, when the Wither spawns on the map, it charges up and sends off an explosion wave. That wave can also destroy Obsidian if the player has tried to spawn the Wither in a cage of Obsidian blocks.

Can Wither break Crying Obsidian?

Crying Obsidian is exactly as hard as the normal Obsidian. Both the blocks find their usage in explosions and mining. Crying Obsidian is just a luminous version of the normal Obsidian, so there is not much difference between them.

As the Wither can break the Obsidian, it is also capable of breaking the Crying Obsidian blocks. Wither’s techniques to break the crying Obsidian are similar to those used to destroy normal Obsidian.

How much TNT does it take to break Obsidian?

Obsidian is the toughest breakable block available in Minecraft. The blast resistance of Obsidian is 6000 units. Just so you know, the blast resistance indicates how easily a block can break or get destroyed. As a comparison, the blast resistance of a Cobblestone block is 30, and it’s considered fairly blast-resistant. TNT has an explosion power of about fifty. So breaking Obsidian is nearly impossible by using TNT.

Multiple TNT blocks placed in a series will only increase the area of their damage and not the explosion power. Blocks of TNT placed together do not add the damage together. 

Hence, you cannot break Obsidian even by using thousands of TNT blocks. However, Obsidian can be destroyed through mining.

Where is the best place to fight the Wither?

It’s entirely up to you. You can spawn the Wither on the surface as well as underground. But it’s recommended to fight it underground because, on the surface, the Wither can easily dodge your attacks and fly away. It may even destroy the building you may have crafted.

Hence fighting the Wither is a tactical game you should approach with caution and cunning. The most common way to deal with the Wither on the surface is to spawn it in an open area and then get away from it as far as you can. When it spawns, start shooting at it. When its health drops below 50%, hit the Wither with a diamond sword while using a Strength potion. 

This method is effective but risky. Let’s discuss another one.

Among all the places to fight the Wither, a relatively safer one is a tunnel near bedrock. To do that, dig a long tunnel of more than 30 blocks near the bedrock and construct a room at the end of the tunnel. Spawn the Wither in the room. Go back to the tunnel and start shooting arrows at the Wither. Whenever it comes closer to you, snake back into the tunnel deeper and keep shooting at it. 

Once the health of the Wither has dropped below 50%, begin hitting it with your diamond sword and keep using your healing potions all along. By fighting the Wither in underground tunnels like that, you could kill it and survive even with normal armor.

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