The sand ghoul will naturally spawn in the soulsand valley, and rarely in desert. Sand ghouls will have 48 health, and be immune to fire, fall damage and arrows. However, they will take damage from water(because it’s made of sand), as well as splash potions of healing, and weapons with smite(because they’re undead). The sand ghouls will have two attacks:
Attack 1: Soulshriek(this attack can only be used every 30 seconds).The sand ghoul makes a loud shriek and shoots three projectiles called spectres that can go through walls, armour and shields, destroying themselves on contact and dealing two damage. These projectiles can be stopped, but only in the following ways:
Totems. Holding a totem of undying in either hand will reduce their damage to 1.(having it it your hot bar won’t do anything).
Swords. Swords with smite can instantly destroy them.
Attack 2: Bludgeon. The sand ghoul lifts its arms and slams down on the ground, dealing 10 upon hitting you.
Once destroyed, the sand ghoul drops 4-10 soul sand and 0-2 nether souls. A nether soul is a new, rare item that appears as a blue glowing orb. There are two things you can do with a nether souls:
Crafting. Putting a bottle and and nether soul in a crafting grid can make in bottle o enchanting.
Farming. Putting a nether soul on a crop of nether wart will instantly grow it to max length.