I recently went into the nether and found loads and loads of wither skeletons spawning, but after I killed them all they stopped spawning altogether. Why is this? This is occurring in the Xbox One version.

  • Wither skeletons are fairly uncommon, how long has it been since you killed the last one? – user28379 Dec 21 '14 at 23:03
  • Have you left the area/the nether entirely and jumped back in? – Ben Dec 21 '14 at 23:08
  • there were absolutely loads and now there is none, its been like 3 hours – CasATR Dec 21 '14 at 23:08
  • @ben and yes ben – CasATR Dec 21 '14 at 23:12
  • I've even tried turning off my console fully, no luck. – CasATR Dec 21 '14 at 23:19

There are three (3) requirements for a Wither Skeleton to spawn:

  • Light levels must be 7 or less
  • Must be on Nether Fortress (on nether bricks and their variants)
  • Must have 3 blocks of vertical space (wither skeletons are 2.5 blocks tall)

In other words, be sure to hang around dark Nether Fortress with plenty of head room.

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You'll just have to reset your nether to get the wither skeletons to spawn again, I find once you've entered the nether, left, and came back they stop spawning. I'm on my seventh beacon and I've had to reset the nether who knows how many times.

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