Currently, though the wither is widely considered and heavily implied to be the boss mob of the Nether, it is currently only represented by a single feature within the Nether, that being the wither skeleton. I felt that another wither-based mob could improve this aspect of the Nether.
The wither spirit would resemble a wither skull with a tail, and would spawn rarely all around the Nether but more commonly around nether fortresses. It would be a flying enemy, which would have much greater maneuverability than other mobs in the Nether. The wither spirit would only have 5 HP, however would still be a considerable threat as it would charge the player upon spotting them and then exploding on contact, damaging and withering anything caught in the radius. If killed by anything other than itself exploding, the wither spirit will drop coal and gunpowder.
The wither spirit would add more intrigue to the Nether, as well as increasing the Wither's representation in the Nether. Perhaps it could also be used to improve the Wither fight itself, as it could make harvesting wither skulls more fun (having a wither skeleton be killed by the wither spirit could greatly increase the chance of a skull dropping, for example) and it could be a fitting minion to be summoned by the Wither.
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