Wither Assault
Wither Assault Logo
The official drawing for Wither Assault.
Minigame Type Arcade
Status Available
Teams Team minigame
PvP PvP minigame
Beta Release Date November 15th, 2014
Official Release Date December 23rd, 2014
Number of Players 8 - 16
Game/Statistics Menu Icon Wither Skull (Assumed)
Portal Representation Wither Skeleton (Assumed)
Server Tag WA-#
Main article: Games

Wither Assault is an Arcade minigame on Mineplex that was released on December 23rd, 2014. It was released as a Beta minigame on November 15th, 2014. Similar to Block Hunt, Wither Assault has the Withers attempting to kill all of the hiding Humans within the time limit, using widely destructive capabilities.

Wither Assault as of yet does not have any achievements. It didn't have a portal, but a portal was added on May 2016.

Summary Edit

Players are divided into two teams: the Wither Team (represented by red) and the Human Team (represented by green). There will always be at least 4 Withers, with one Wither added for every 5 players. The goal of the Withers is to kill all humans before the time limit of 5 minutes run out. The goal of the Humans is to survive until the time limit runs out.

Note - The representation for the Wither Kit is an actual Wither frozen in place. As such, it shoots Wither Skulls when players get too close that push them back.

When the game starts, Withers will be floating above the edge of the map and Humans will be on the outskirts of the map. Withers receive the Blindness debuff for 15 seconds, giving Humans 15 seconds to hide; however, blindness does not restrict a Wither's movement, as they can still move and attack freely in that 15 seconds. As such, it is a good idea to at least destroy some terrain even before the player can see. Also, while Withers can better see where Humans are hiding when they are close to the ground, they dramatically slow down when doing so, meaning they cannot chase Humans easily.

As Humans, it is a good idea to sprint for some cover before the 15 seconds are up. When under cover, they should sneak so that their username is invisible, rendering them much harder to find.

When a Wither completely depletes a Human's health, the Human becomes stunned like in Super Paintball, as in they turn into a Skeleton with their arms outstretched, unable to move. It is important to note that they are not dead; instead, they can be "revived," or unstunned, by having another Human throw a Revival Potion at them. However, if a Wither was to completely destroy the floor beneath a stunned Human, they would fall into the void, rendering them permanently dead.

Withers cannot die, but can be affected by status ailments from Humans, like Blindness.

All players (Withers and Humans alike) can see the nearest Wither's username, represented by a bar at the top of the screen.


Kits Edit

Humans Edit

Inventory Special Abilities
Human Archer
  • Iron Sword
  • Bow
  • Full Green Leather Armor
  • 2x Mushroom Stew - Offers Regeneration II Buff for three seconds.
  • 2x Revival Potions - Revives a stunned ally.
  • Double Jump - Tap Spacebar two consecutive times to jump again in the air.
  • Smoke Arrow - Your arrows give the Blindness debuff for 4 seconds.
  • Fletcher - Receive 1 Arrow every 4 seconds. Maximum of 4.


  • Iron Axe
  • 2x Mushroom Stew
  • 2x Revival Potions
  • Double Jump - Tap Spacebar two consecutive times to jump again in the air.
  • Repair Master - Right Click while holding your Axe to lob a Command Block. It will reset any destroyed blocks in a small radius. The cooldown time is around 10 seconds.
  • Healing Hands - Receive 1 Healing Bottle every 45 seconds once you lose all of your originals.


  • Stone Spade
  • Stone Pickaxe
  • Stone Axe
  • 2x Mushroom Stew
  • 2x Revival Potions
  • Full Green Leather Armor
  • Human Editors can chop up and place blocks.

Withers Edit

Note - Withers cannot directly harm Humans with their swords. They must use the effects of their swords in order to damage them.

Inventory Special Abilities Notes
  • Golden Sword
  • Diamond Sword
  • Human Finder X-9000 - Acts like a Tracking Compass except players cannot left or right-click to Spectate.
  • Fire Storm - Block with any sword to unleash a storm of arrows. How long you can fire those arrows is represented by the experience bar. The experience bar regenerates quickly.
  • Wither Skull - Attack (left-click) with the Golden Sword to shoot a Wither Skull, destroying and harming blocks and Humans in a medium radius. Cooldown - 2 seconds.
  • Wither Minions - Attack (left-click) with the Diamond Sword to rain down three Wither Minions. These minions are disembodied Wither Skulls with black Leather Armor; they chase down nearby Humans in a short range and deal damage to them. 
  • Smell Humans - Right-Click with the Compass to create particle trails pointing from you towards every human on the map. Their name tags are displayed at the end of the particle trail.
  • Withers cannot directly harm Humans with their swords. They must use the effects of their swords to damage them.
  • Humans can outrun Wither Minions.
  • While the Wither Minions ability tells the player to right-click the Diamond Sword in order to activate it, this is erroneous.
  • Withers are slower when nearer the ground.

Gem Rewards Edit

This list shows the maximum sum of Gems a player may receive at a time.

  • +10 Gems for Participation
  • +10 Gems for Winning Team
  • +2x Gems for x Humans Stunned (for Withers)

Changelog Edit

Main article: Updates

January 10th, 2015 - Anti-Cheat & Chests Edit

  • Added map Labyrinth.

December 23rd, 2014 - Christmas Update Edit

December 4th, 2014 - Little Update Edit

  • Added map Sky Ruins to Wither Assault.

November 21st, 2014 - Champions and Updates Edit

  • Humans now receive Leather Armor and Double Jump.
  • Humans don't have three lives anymore. When killed, they will be stunned, and can be revived with a Revival Potion. Humans start with two Revival Potions.
  • Withers move slower and their Wither Skull attack damage decreases when close to the ground.

November 15th, 2014 - Wither Assault and Maps Edit

  • [Added] Wither Assault is now in public Beta.