Slaying of the Wither
The slaying of the Wither refers to a Mindcrack Server event where members come together to slay a Wither, Minecraft's second boss mob. Slaying the first Wither of the map has become a regular group event, with the subsequent beacon often being used to benefit the community. Members can otherwise fight a Wither at any time to earn their own personal beacon.
Having recently updated the server to use the 1.4 snapshots, the first Season 3 withers were fought on 28 September 2012. Nebris, VintageBeef, and Guude had grinded in the Nether in order to obtain Wither Skulls, which are necessary to construct the Wither.
Due to the destructiveness of the Wither, the fight happened on a remote island (location: -11320, -6160). A platform was constructed high above the island so that the members can reset their spawn and have their spawn protected from the Wither. Nebris was the first to construct the Wither. After the first phase of the fight, Guude and VintageBeef constructed the second and third Withers at the same time. After the fight, the entire group engaged in free-for-all to determine who would obtain the last Nether Star.
- AnderZEL: "Mindcrack Witter Boss Fight"
- Avidya: "MindCrack Episode 02 | Season 3 | Withering Away"
- BdoubleO100: "Mindcrack Minecraft Server - Episode 101 - Wither Boss Fight"
- Docm77: "Mindcrack SMP - EP 46: Wither Boss Battle Special"
- Etho: "Etho MindCrack SMP - Episode 50: The Fight"
- generikb: "Mindcrack Episode 20 - "Wither Boss Chaos!!!""
- Guude: "Minecraft MindCrack - S3E349 - The Wither"
- kurtmac: "Minecraft MindCrack - SMP #020 - Will We Weather the Wither?"
- mcgamer: "Mindcrack vs. The Wither"
- Millbee: "Millbee's Mindcrack Mis-adventures: Episode 45 'Group Therapy - Wither Stlye'"
- Nebris: "Mindcrack 067 - Withering Fights (Special)"
- Pakratt0013: "Pakratt's Collections 37: Wither & More"
- PauseUnpause: "Minecraft Mindcrack - Episode 165 - The Wither"
- VintageBeef: "Beef Plays Minecraft - Mindcrack Server - S2 EP132 - Wither Fight!"
- W92Baj: "Lets play Minecraft E129 - Whither wither? - Mindcrack server"
- Zisteau: "Mindcrack Number 70 - "Mindcrack Versus Wither" (Z556)"
The first Season 4 Wither was fought on 13 July 2013 and was originally intended to end UHC mode. The group visited Pakratt's "Wither Mart" where Wither clothing and heads were displayed (shown in some videos), before fighting the Wither in a desert (location: -2280, -360). After the fight, the group established the beacon in front of Town Hall. The fight was recorded by easycgi and shown in the background of episode 45 of the Mindcrack Podcast.
- AnderZEL: "Mindcrack: Minecraft - S04 E08 Will We All Wither Away!?"
- AvidyaZEN: "MindCrack Episode 61 | Season 4 | Wither & Die"
- BlameTC: "Minecraft Mindcrack SMP S4Ep9: Whither Fight"
- Docm77: "Mindcrack Minecraft SMP : Season 4 - I HATE Zombies!!!!! - Episode 7" (Short clips)
- Etho: "Etho MindCrack SMP - Episode 103: Horse Hunting" (Clips)
- Guude: "Minecraft MindCrack - S4E9 - The Wither"
- jsano19: "Minecraft Mindcrack Let's Play S4 E006 - Wither Fight"
- kurtmac: "Minecraft MindCrack : SMP4 E05 - Free Wither Head"
- Pakratt0013: "Pakratt's Collections s4e06: Wither Fight!!!" (Includes footage before the event)
- PauseUnpause: "Minecraft Mindcrack - S04E03 - Wither Warfare"
- Pyro_0: "Minecraft: Mindcrack S2E04 - Wither Fight"
- VintageBeef: "Beef Plays Minecraft - Mindcrack Server - S3 EP07 - Fighting Things!" (Clips)
- W92Baj: "Lets play Minecraft E166 - Walls, walkabouts and withers" (Clips)
- Zisteau: "Minecraft :: Mindcrack Number 6 - "UHC Wither Fight""
The first Season 5 Wither was fought on 10 August 2014, prior to defeating the Ender Dragon. Nebris contributed two of the skulls with SethBling adding the third. After the fight, the group established the beacon below spawn.
Aureylian arrived late to the event, only present for building the beacon.
- AnderZEL: "Mindcrack S05 E010 - Wither And A Special Farm"
- Arkas: ""Fort Wall & Wither Fight" :: Mindcrack Season 5 - Episode 6"
- AvidyaZEN: "MindCrack Season 05 | Episode 09"
- Aureylian: "MINDCRACK Season 5: Episode 10 "Late to the Party""
- BlameTC: "Minecraft Mindcrack Survival 1080p Ep 8:Wither Decoy"
- Guude: "Minecraft MindCrack - S5E8 - Our First Wither"
- jsano19: "Minecraft - Mindcrack Season 5 - Mindcrack Takes on the Wither!"
- Nebris: "Mindcrack - S5 E9 - The Viking and the Wither"
- SethBling: "SethBling Plays MindCrack -- S5E11: Wither Fight"
- sevadus: "Mindcrack - Episode 4 - The First Wither"
- thejims: "thejims - Mindcrack S5 EP3 - Enchanting, Death Games, and a Wither Fight" (Includes brief footage before the event)
- nebris88 (25 September 2012). "Mindcrack 066 - Wither Skulls". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUppGAKC-_A>.
- VintageBeef (27 September 2012). "Beef Plays Minecraft - Mindcrack Server - S2 EP130 - Not Exactly As Planned". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM6DTeL5znI>.
- GuudeBoulderfist (27 September 2012). "Minecraft MindCrack - S3E347 - Invisible?". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRr3J0Yl248>.
- thejims (30 September 2012). YouTube comment. YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=KnBP6PBhhMg>.
- Mindcrack (14 July 2013). "Mindcrack Podcast - Episode 45 - Guest Pause". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co95UY44q2I&t=46m30s>.
- SethBling (10 August 2014). Reddit reply. Reddit. <https://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/2d60eq/mindcrack_season_5_wither_fight/cjmfkxa?context=2>.