How to make potions in Minecraft

Want to know how to make potions in Minecraft? Then, you have arrived at the right place. Just like the enchantments that power up your gear, potions offer fantastic abilities to aid you in your adventures. From boosting your speed and strength to granting you invisibility, potions can be a game-changer. Whether you’re preparing for battles or exploring the unknown, having the right potions can make all the difference.

Did you know that Minecraft offers over 16 different types of potions? These magical concoctions have been around since the early days of the game and are incredibly useful. However, many players haven’t fully realized their potential. Whether you’re battling the Ender Dragon or exploring underwater wonders like ocean ruins, potions can be your secret weapon. Need extra strength? Sip a Strength potion. Ready to brave the depths? Try a Water Breathing potion. Each potion has its own special abilities to simplify your adventures in Minecraft.

In this guide, we will walk you through the process of crafting potions step by step. You’ll find a complete list of ingredients needed for every potion, making your potion-making journey a breeze. Without delay, let’s dive into the ultimate Minecraft potion guide and unlock the secrets of mastering these magical brews.

Minecraft Potion Brewing Guide

In Minecraft, a potion is a magical liquid that, when consumed, grants the player temporary special abilities, enhancements, or effects. These effects can range from increased strength and speed to improved underwater breathing and even invisibility. Players can turn regular potions into splash or lingering potions to inflict the statue effect to other players and mobs.

What You Need to Start Brewing Potions in Minecraft

Here is a list of items you need to collect to start your potion brewing journey in Minecraft:

  • Brewing Stand: This block is used for brewing potions.
  • Blaze Powder: This item serves as fuel for brewing potions.
  • Water Bottle: This item transforms into potions after adding ingredients.
  • Effect Ingredient: This item adds effects to potions.
  • Modifier (optional): This item increases a potion’s potency or effect duration.

Before you begin worrying about brewing potions, your focus should be on visiting Minecraft’s version of hell: the Nether. Two of the key ingredients needed for brewing potions—Nether Wart and Blaze Powder—can only be found in the Nether realm. While Nether Wart is not necessary for all potions, some common potions do require this ingredient. You should head straight to a Nether Fortress to find both of these items.

An image showing two Blazes in a Nether Fortress

Once inside a Nether Fortress, look for a Nether Wart farm and harvest all of it. Nether Wart farms are usually located near staircases in the Nether Fortress. As for Blaze Powder, this item is crafted from Blaze Rods, which are dropped by Blazes found in the Nether Fortress. You can easily find Blaze spawners in any Nether Fortress. However, be cautious as Blazes can throw fire projectiles at you from a distance. We recommend bringing a shield if you are not quick on your feet.

Pro tip: You can pick up Nether Wart and Soul Sand from the Nether Fortress and bring them to your base. You can farm plenty of Nether Wart safely by planting them on Soul Sand in the Overworld

After acquiring some Blaze Rods, you will be able to craft a brewing stand by using one Blaze Rod and three Cobblestones. Alternatively, you can find brewing stands in churches within villages and in igloo basements. If you have these structures nearby, you can simply go there and use the brewing stand or bring it to your base.

An image showing crafting recipe of brewing stand

Now, you can start crafting glass bottles. Ensure you have a nearby water source to fill the glass bottles with water, especially if you plan to craft many potions. With water bottles ready, the only thing stopping you from brewing amazing potions is the effect ingredient. We have listed all the effect ingredients in the table below, along with the potions they create and their effects:

ItemHow to getPotionEffect
SugarCrafted using SugarcanePotion of Swiftness
Potion of Slowness (if corrupted)
Increases movement speed
Lowers movement speed
Rabbit’s FootDropped by RabbitsPotion of Leaping
Potion of Slowness (if corrupted)
Increases jump height
Lowers movement speed
Blaze PowderCrafted using Blaze Rods dropped by BlazesPotion of StrengthIncrease attack power
Glistening MelonCrafted using one Melon Slice with eight Gold NuggetsPotion of Healing
Potion of Harming (if corrupted)
Instantly heals the user
Instantly harms the user
Spider EyeDropped by SpidersPotion of PoisonInflicts Poison status effect
Ghast TearDropped by GhastsPotion of RegenerationIncreases health regeneration rate
Magma CreamDropped by Magma Cubes
Crafted using Slime Ball and Blaze Powder
Potion of Fire ResistanceImmune to all fire damage
PufferfishDropped by PufferfishPotion of Water BreathingBreath Underwater
Golden CarrotCrafted using one Carrot with eight Gold NuggetsPotion of Night Vision
Potion of Invisibility (if corrupted)
Improves vision in dark areas
Makes you invisible
Turtle ShellCrafted using five scutes dropped by Baby TurtlesPotion of the Turtle MasterHarshly lowers movement speed
Phantom MembraneDropped by Phantom MembranePotion of Slow FallingCauses character to fall slowly
Fermented Spider EyeCrafted using one Brown Mushroom, one Spider Eye, and one SugarPotion of WeaknessWeakens the user

How to Make Awkward Potion in Minecraft

An image showing how to make awkward potion in Minecraft

Except for the Potion of Weakness, you will first need to brew an awkward potion to make every other potion mentioned above. Follow these steps to make awkward potions in Minecraft:

  1. Place Blaze Powder in the fuel slot.
  2. Place Nether Wart in the Ingredient slot.
  3. Place three Water Bottles in the Potion Slot.

That’s it! The brewing stand will automatically start brewing awkward potions. Once the process is complete, you will hear a sound effect notifying you that the potions are ready. Now, you can start making the actually useful potions. Don’t remove the awkward potions from the brewing stand. In the ingredient slot, you can place the items we have mentioned in the table above to start brewing potions with effects.

How to Make Corrupted Potions in Minecraft

An image showing how to corrupt potions

In Minecraft, certain potions have a corrupted form, giving a negative status effect instead of a positive one. To make a corrupted potion, all you have to do is add a Fermented Spider Eye to potions in the brewing stand. Here are all the corrupted potions and how to make them in Minecraft:

Corrupted PotionRecipe
Potion of SlownessFermented Spider Eye + Potion of Swiftness or Leaping
Potion of HarmingFermented Spider Eye + Potion of Healing
Potion of InvisibilityFermented Spider Eye + Potion of Night Vision

How to Make Splash Potions of Minecraft

Add gunpowder to make splash potions

Splash potions spread their effects over a large area. If you intend to apply potion effects to players and mobs, splash potions are the ideal choice. You can create splash potions by adding gunpowder to regular potions. One thing to note is that you won’t retrieve the glass bottle after using splash potions, as they explode upon impact and are lost forever.

How to Make Lingering Potions in Minecraft

An image showing how to make lingering potion

Lingering potions allow you to apply status effects to your arrows in Minecraft. They can also be used as an upgraded version of splash potions due to their larger radius. Lingering potions create a cloud of effects on the floor, extending their reach beyond that of splash potions.

To craft a lingering potion, you need to collect Dragon’s Breath from the Ender Dragon. Place the Dragon’s Breath in the ingredient slot of the brewing stand, and it will transform all the splash potions in the potion slots into Lingering Potions. You cannot turn regular potions into lingering potions using Dragon’s Breath. It only works for splash potions.

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