"We know what you're doing down here. Soul sand and three wither skulls? You're building a Wither!"
Jesse to Ivor about the Wither Storm. (Determinant) src

The Wither Storm, or the Witherstorm, is an enormous, advanced Wither that served as the main antagonist for the first four episodes of Season 1 of Minecraft: Story Mode.

It was created by Ivor through the use of the Command Block and 3 wither skulls, which was later destroyed in the conclusion of the fourth episode, A Block and a Hard Place. It was programmed to follow Gabriel the Warrior's amulet. However, due to some mishaps, it became out of control and unstoppable, destroying everything in the way of the amulet.

It was destroyed by Jesse's Gang in "A Block and a Hard Place".



When created, the Wither Storm appeared to be a regular Wither with a Command Block within its chest. Though as it began to pull in the surrounding blocks, it quickly transformed into a gigantic, black creature with long, powerful tentacles, and along with its three heads. With each head comes one purple, glowing eye and a large set of mandibles. The Wither Storm was also made of mostly obsidian, with a nether brick interior, and quartz teeth.

While the Wither Storm still held some of the similarities as a normal wither, it contained a few enderman-esque qualities as well because it was used to erase the Ender Dragon out of existence. The tractor beam was able to pull blocks and objects towards itself. The ability can be compared to the abilities of the endermen. Both were able to manipulate a block's location without tools or breaking it, similar to how an enderman can pick up any block. The Wither Storm's tractor beam was also purple; the associated color of the End.

At the end of "The Last Place You Look", the Wither Storm was split into three separate entities. Two of them resembled slightly smaller versions of the original but with only one head. The other one was the main Wither Storm monster also with one head; it had the largest body and held the command block inside.


The Wither Storm was a very powerful creature. It gained its extraordinary capabilities with the help of the Command Block. Its powers were:

  • Firing Wither Skulls that explode violently on contact, leaving behind an accumulation of flames.
  • Using a tractor beam to pull in any entity, block, and person within it. Being left in the beam for too long can inflict people with Wither or Wither Sickness.
  • Using its several tentacles to break through any block (including Obsidian) and to attack from a distance.
  • Possessing an immense degree of durability as it is shown to have survived the detonation of the Formidi-Bomb at point-blank range.
  • Regeneration, as long as the Command Block was intact.
  • Splitting and creating progenies of itself if separated into pieces once linked to the original. If the original Wither Storm who had Command Block dies, its progenies die along with it.
  • Forming and activating additional heads as well as tentacles inside its body cavity to protect the Command Block inside.
  • Tracking the Order's Amulet unless it is in the Nether or the End.

Killed Victims

The list below shows the victims the Wither Storm has killed:


Killed By

The Wither Storm was powered by the Command Block, so to defeat it, Jesse used an enchanted weapon (with Command Block powers) to destroy the Command Block. This defeated the Wither Storm and assured it would never reanimate back to life.


  • The Wither Storm is the first major antagonist in the series and the first antagonist to be created by a person.
    • The second antagonist created by a person is PAMA.
    • It is also the first non-human major antagonist, the second being PAMA.
  • The Wither Storm cannot be built in normal Minecraft, though all of the materials needed to build one exist.
  • The terms "Witherstorm" and "Wither Storm" are interchangeable; in fact, both terms were used to refer to it in Minecraft: Story Mode. The former was used in episodes 1 and 2, and the latter was used in episodes 3, 4, and 5.
  • When the Wither Storm's middle head mutated, its eye color changed to cyan, in contrast to its main color, purple.
  • In "Hero in Residence", several posters of The Wither Storm are seen throughout Beacontown.
  • The Wither Storm is the first antagonist to have an antagonistic role for more than one episode, the other being Romeo.


Minecraft: Story Mode
Jesse's Gang JesseAxelOliviaPetraLukasRadarReuben
The Old Order of the Stone Gabriel the WarriorIvorSoren the ArchitectEllegaard the Redstone EngineerMagnus the Rogue
Bosses Ender DragonWither StormIcy GolemGiant GhastGiant Magma Golem
The Blaze Rods AidenGillMaya
EnderCon AnnouncerIvySiggeReubenOtisD.J.OwenLydiaFanboyHenchman
Redstonia CalvinOld Farmer ManFarmer GloriaMabelDisco MickeySchoolboySandy
Boom Town NohrTNT DustinDeath Bowl Announcer
Beacontown WinkLawrenceFangirlBob
Sky City IsaMiloReginaldPhillipeBenedict
YouTubers Stampy CatStacy PlaysAnthonyLDShadowLadyTheDiamondMinecartCaptain Sparklez
The Mansion Cassie RoseWinslowTorqueDawg
Crown Mesa HarryPAMA
The Old Builders HarperHadrianMeviaOtto
The Games NellEmilyHerzogSebastianSlab the ImmovableClutchFacemeatCapital T
Jack's Group JackNurmVosSammy
Champion City LlunaStellaRodrigo
The Admins RomeoXaraFred
Sunshine Institute Large HenryOxbloodGeoffRobBrickCarmineTerryBig HankThe Warden
The Underneath HildaBloccoWillyWafflesWandaPorkChopSoupValGiant EndermanBintaKentCam
Alive characters appear in green. Deceased characters appear in red.

Unknown characters appear in blue. Determinant characters appear in purple.

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