Be the Wither!

WitherShot! Be the Wither!

What is it?

WitherShot is a simple, lightweight plugin designed to let you shoot wither skulls from your bow! If you've ever battled the Wither, you know how he shoots the wither skulls from his head – well, now you can become the Wither!

With a simple command, you can switch from using wither skulls to arrows to wither skulls to arrows! You can fire out the wither skulls on other players and deal damage and the wither poison effect to your enemies! This also makes a great donor command as well by using the simple permission system that is built into the plugin!



/withershot enableEnables wither skull arrows
/withershot disableDisables wither skull arrows


  • Adding in a cost per shot (One diamond per shot for players)

Leave me suggestions in a ticket by clicking HERE.


  • withershot.fire (Gives access to WitherShot commands)

Known Bugs / Issues

No current bugs or issues! To report a bug or issue, please make a ticket HERE.


WitherShot was originally developed by jflory7.

I have a page on GitHub that you can check out, if you'd like.

This plugin is sponsored by CrystalCraftMC, a semi-vanilla Minecraft server. Click here to learn more.


All source code can be found published under the MIT License by clicking here.


WitherShot Stats

This plugin utilises Hidendra's Plugin Metrics system, which collects and sends information to mcstats.org, such as the server's version of Java, what version of the plugin is being used, what type of operating system my plugin is being used on, and more. This is also what powers the graph above! For more info, please click here.

Automatic Updating

This plugin utilizes the BukkitDev auto-updating API to help keep this plugin up-to-date automatically on your server. By having this enabled, every time your server starts up, it will check this BukkitDev page for any new updates, and if there is a new version available, it will install it and update it for you automatically.

This feature is enabled by default; however, if you do not wish to have it enabled, you can opt out by changing the "auto-update" to "false" in the config.yml. We recommend you keep it on so that you do not have to worry about updating the plugin in the future!

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  • Avatar of jflory7 jflory7 Feb 01, 2014 at 09:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @LoganDad: Go

    To do this, you will need to use a permissions plugin to make groups and assign permissions to those groups. My preferred permissions plugin is PermissionsEx. However, before you look at that, I'd highly recommend reading this wiki entry about what exactly permissions are first.

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  • Avatar of LoganDad LoganDad Feb 01, 2014 at 06:36 UTC - 1 like

    Thanks, had to install Java 1.7, had to add the "path" like it says in the Bukkit Server wikki, figured out the gamemode settings in the server.properties file for creative, set myself up in the "ops" list so I can use the "withershot enable" command and it WORKS! Yeah! Now...how can I give players on my server permission to use the withershot enable command without adding everyone to the "ops" list? How do you use the withershot.fire permissions?

    Thanks, this is fun!

  • Avatar of LoganDad LoganDad Jan 30, 2014 at 20:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks jflory7, I will try this tonight.

  • Avatar of jflory7 jflory7 Jan 30, 2014 at 17:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @LoganDad: Go

    Hey LoganDad,

    It sounds like what you're trying to do is make WitherShot into a single-player mod. Bukkit is software that is used for creating multiplayer Minecraft servers. WitherShot is a plugin that is made to work with Bukkit. In order for you to use my plugin, you will need to use Bukkit and create a server. By my guesses, you're just trying to do this in single-player, so you could probably create a local Minecraft server (that is, making it so anyone on your WiFi network can connect, which is much easier). I recommend that you read this wiki entry about setting up a Bukkit server.

  • Avatar of LoganDad LoganDad Jan 30, 2014 at 03:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, would love to try this plugin, but cannot get it to work, Must I have some other plugin already in place? Is there a permissions issue? I've made a copy of the 1.7.4 minecraft folder, renamed the .json and the .jar file, changed the .json file to the new name for the .jar file, and copied in the contents of the withershot.jar file. I've tried to get the plugin to work with and without the "...INF" folder deleted. Please help, my son disparately wants to be the wither!

  • Avatar of jflory7 jflory7 Jan 27, 2014 at 05:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @georgaki: Go

    I could add snowballs as a fireable object.

  • Avatar of georgaki georgaki Jan 26, 2014 at 21:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you make a plugin that you can shot snowballs with your bow without using a command?

  • Avatar of jflory7 jflory7 Jan 14, 2014 at 05:04 UTC - 0 likes

    @kdthehun: Go

    This is a really awesome idea, and frankly, I hadn't even thought of arrows. I will have to do some homework on hooking it into an economy plugin, but I can't imagine it being too difficult.

    I would GREATLY appreciate if you put this into a ticket for me so I can add it to my milestones! Thanks!

  • Avatar of kdthehun kdthehun Jan 13, 2014 at 14:26 UTC - 1 like

    How about making it into Arrows with Lore? Entering the command would give you say 32 arrows with the specific Lore and even if the player has Infinity on the bow, i'm sure it can be coded so with each shot a Arrow with the Lore is removed. I think it would also be easier to hook it into an economy plugin or Vault for having a costs to the Arrows. Entering the command would not only give you the arrows but also deduct a specified sum of ingame money or item from your inventory.

    Just a thought.

  • Avatar of jflory7 jflory7 Sep 15, 2013 at 23:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @mkezar: Go

    Thanks for the support! It really means a lot! I will continue working on these said things over the course of the next few weeks. Stay posted for more details!


Date created
Jul 27, 2013
Last update
Jan 10, 2014
Development stage
  • enUS
MIT License
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