How to Make Potions in Minecraft

How to Make Potions in Minecraft
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Today, let’s talk about a whole new aspect of Minecraft, potions! Despite the fact that many Minecrafters have played the game for years, they rarely use potions or even haven’t used them once!

Even Dream – the most famous speedrunner in the industry – is defeated by 2 potions of harming just in a second. And that’s why today, we’ll show you how to make potions in Minecraft so you can use them in some emergency situations!

3 Steps to Make Potions in Minecraft

There are 2 main ways to get potions in Minecraft. The first one requires you to brew them in the brewing stand with specific materials. While the second method only requires you to look in specific places.

#1 Make a Brewing Stand

The brewing stand is a thin block made from a blaze rod and 3 cobblestone variant blocks (cobblestone, cobbled deepslate, or Blackstone). The only challenge part of this recipe is the blaze rod, which requires you to go to the Nether dimension and kill some blaze for their rod.

For the cobblestones, you need to use any pickaxe tier and dig down to find some stone blocks, then mine them for cobblestone. If you’re already in the Nether hunting for the blaze, you can also grab some Backstlones there as well.

Besides crafting, you can obtain Brewing Stand by searching the village churches, igloo basements, or the end ships.

#2 Prepare the Materials

Potion is a big system in Minecraft. When it comes to brewing potions, there are 10+ items that can be used to brew, as well as their combination and recipes. Let’s take a look at the brewing materials:

  • Glass Bottles: a basic item to contain potions
  • A Water Source: use to make water bottles from glass bottles
  • Nether Wart: the primary crop to make potions in Minecraft! You use nether wart to turn water bottles into awkward potions.
  • Gunpowder and Dragon’s Breath: turn your potions into their throwable and lingering version of themself.
  • Redstone Dust: use to extend the duration of the potions
  • Glowstone Dust: use to increase the level of the potions
  • Fermented Spider Eye: use to make the potions turn into their opposite negative effect

Above is the list of the core items used to brew in Minecraft. Now let’s talk about the main effect of the potion! Each following ingredient will make your potions have a different effect:

SugarPotion of SwiftnessRun faster
Rabbit’s FootPotion of LeapingJump higher
Blaze PowderPotion of StrengthStronger (1.5-3 damage)
Glistering MelonPotion of HealingInstantly heal 2-4 hearts
Spider EyePotion of PoisonTake damage over time
Ghast TearPotion of RegenerationRegenerate health over time
Magma CreamPotion of Fire ResistanceImmune to fire damage
PufferfishPotion of Water BreathingCan breathe underwater
Golden CarrotPotion of Night VisionSee clearly in the dark
Phantom MembranePotion of Slow FallingTake no fall damage
Turtle ShellPotion of Turtle MasterSlowness and resistance
Fermented Spider EyePotion of WeaknessDeal less damage

Apart from the core material and the ingredient below, you will need some extra blaze rods to craft blaze powder. Blaze powder will work as fuel in the brewing stand to empower it.

#3 Make Potions!

When you have at least a brewing stand, some water bottles, nether warts, and one ingredient. It’s time to make potions!

Right-click on the brewing stand and you will see a total of 5 slots. The left slot is where you put the blaze powder. The top slot is for the ingredients. And the 3 bottom slots are for the water bottles, which can be made into potions later on.

With 3 slots, you can brew up to 3 potions of the same type with only 1 ingredient. Unless you have limited water bottles, it’s recommended to always brew 3 potions at the same time.

You don’t need all the ingredients above to make potions Instead, aim for the type of potion you want and only get what you need. Let’s say you want to mine some netherite, brewing a potion of fire resistance is a good choice! In this case, you will need 3 water bottles, 1 nether wart, 1 magma cream, and a Redstone dust if you want to increase the duration of the potions.

Brew happens sequentially, which means you have to add one ingredient at a time. To make any potions, you always need water bottles first. Then put the blaze powder and the bottles in the left and bottom slots respectively. Finally, add 1 nether wart on the top slot.

You will have 3 awkward potions. Now put 1 magma cream on the top slot again and wait, you will have 3 potions of fire resistance. Not stop there! You can add either Redstone and/or glowstone dust in the top slot for the extra potion’s duration and effect.

Other Ways to Get Potions in Minecraft

Witches and wandering traders in Minecraft can drop potions on death if they’re killed while drinking potions. While the wandering traders can only drop potions of invisibility, witches drop potions of healing, fire resistance, water breathing, and swiftness.

In addition, you can find potions in chests spawn in the end cities, igloos, swamp huts, ancient cities, and buried treasures. End cities contain 2 potions of healing, igloos have a potion of weak in their basement, ancient cities can contain up to 3 potions of regeneration and buried treasures have 1 potion of water breathing in it.

Moreover, bartering with the piglins is also a good source for a large number of potions of fire resistance. Each gold ingots barter with the piglins has a 1.74% chance to get either a potion.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make a potion of invisibility in Minecraft?

To make a potion of invisibility in Minecraft, you need to brew a potion of night vision first. Then use a fermented spider eye to turn it into an invisibility potion.

How to make potions in Minecraft last longer?

To make potions in Minecraft last longer, you need to add Redstone dust to potions with the brewing stand.

How to make a potion of harming in Minecraft?

To make a potion of harming, brew potions of healing first. Then again, use a fermented spider eye to convert the effect.