The Nether is changing with every new snapshot, however the Soul Sand Valley hasn't gotten much attention other than the Soul Speed enchantment. So I am proposing a new mob for the valley, the Wither Wasp. Concepts:
The Wither Wasp would act almost like a more aggressive Bee. The wasp will attack entities closest to its nest then return to its nest if not attacked back, then repeat. The wasp won't pollinate wither roses, but it will hang around them. On attack, the Wither Wasp would give the withering effect by using its stinger and will get aggravated by the player farming it's nest. The wasps wings would give off the soul particle effect.
Wither Wasp Nest:
The Wither Wasp Nests spawn high in basalt formations. When the wasp returns to the nest after it has attacked an entity, the jelly level will increase by 1, just as with the bee nest. However, the max jelly level for the nest is 7. When broken without silk touch, the nest will drop a block of basalt, and when sheared with max jelly, Basalt Paper will drop.
Wither Jelly will be obtainable by using a bottle on a full nest. The main function of jelly is to give withering capabilities to the player. It could be used to brew the Potion of Decay. However, drinking it will cause the player to lose hunger! If the jelly is used with a weapon in the smithing table, the weapon will gain Withering but lose durability quicker!
Of course balancing is needed. Thanks to u/BetaMinus42 for kick-starting the idea!
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