Ensuring you have a potion or two in your inventory is a great tactic when facing the dangers of your Minecraft world. From turning you invisible to instantly damaging your foes, potions are an essential part of every player’s inventory. But how do you make potions in Minecraft?
The whole process seems exceptionally complicated and requires some research to truly understand how it works. Luckily, we’ve made this potion guide for our readers to save you some time and simplify the process.
To make a potion in Minecraft, you need a brewing stand, blaze dust, glass bottles and potion ingredients. Keep this guide handy to discover where to find ingredients and what the recipies for each potion are.
Materials & Ingredients for Potions in Minecraft
You won’t be able to make a potion without ingredients – it would just be water. Even the brewing stand requires a heat source that’s no coal or lava. So what ingredients do you need, where do you find them, and what perils do you need to face?
Without a doubt, Blaze Rods and Blaze Powder are two of the most important ingredients when making potions in Minecraft. You can’t make a brewing stand without a Blaze Rod, and you can’t power the stand without Blaze Powder.
In addition to Blaze Rods, you’ll need Nether Wart. This plant grows on Soul Sand and is the base for all potions. Unfortunately, these are only found in the Nether, which means you’ll need to suit up, gear up, and head through your purple portal.
Our Complete List of Ingredients for Potions in Minecraft
Here’s a complete list of ingredients and materials you’ll need for potion-making in Minecraft. However, it’s important to note that you won’t need them all at once. Find the basics and then choose a potion before running out and finding the specific ingredients you need.
|Image||Ingredient||How To Get It|
|Blaze Rods||Obtained by killed Blazes which are found in Nether Fortresses|
|Ghast Tear||Dropped by Ghasts|
|Magma Cream||Dropped by Magma Cubes or crafted Blaze Powder and a Slimeball|
|Nether Wart||Grows on Soul Sand and found in Nether Fortresses|
|Dragon’s Breath||Collected using a bottle when the Ender Dragon breathes fire|
|Glistering Melon||Crafted by using Melon and Golden Nuggets|
|Golden Carrot||Made the same way as Glistering Melon but with a carrot|
|Phantom Membrane||Dropped when you kill a Phantom|
|Pufferfish||Kill a Pufferfish or get one quickly from fishing with an enchanted rod|
|Rabbit’s Foot||Dropped when you kill a Rabbit|
|Spider Eye||Found when you kill a Spider or when dropped by a Witch|
|Sugar||Crafted from Sugar Cane|
|Turtle Shell (Scute)||Crafted from Scutes dropped by Baby Turtles|
|Fermented Spider Eye||Craft a Fermented Spider Eye using a Brown Mushroom, Sugar, and of course, a Spider Eye|
|Glowstone Dust||Mined when you break Glowstone|
|Gunpowder||Dropped by Creepers, Ghasts, and Witches|
|Redstone||Redstone dust can be mind from Redstone ore|
Equipment Used to Make Potions in Minecraft
Once your potion chests are stocked, the next step is to ensure that your brewing room is set. There are three items that you’ll need; however, one of them is optional. These are the brewing stand, a cauldron (optional), and glass bottles.
The Brewing Stand
The brewing stand is what you’ll use to make your potions. You can brew all sorts of potions by placing Blaze Powder at the bottom, glass bottles in their slots, and ingredients at the top.
To make a brewing stand, you’ll need the following:
3 x Cobble Stone
1 x Blaze Rod
Alternatively, you can find Brewing Stands in a Village Church or an Igloo with a basement. Check out our 1.19 Minecraft seeds article, of which some have villages and igloos close to spawn.
The Cauldron is an optional block that not only acts as a water source but also as a decorative block. You can fill a Cauldron with a bucket of water and then use the Cauldron to fill your glass bottles. Alternatively, you can fill a Cauldron with lava to give it a more menacing look.
To make a Cauldron, you’ll need the following:
7 x Iron Ingots
Note that Cauldrons are a limited water source; you’ll need to keep them filled using a bucket.
Lastly, you’ll need a grand supply of glass bottles. The Brewing Stand can hold three bottles at a time and, as such, brew three of the same potions in one use. Glass bottles are made from three glass blocks just like you’d make a bucket.
Glass bottles are reusable unless you turn them into splash potions.
Potion Recipes in Minecraft
Before we begin to flesh out our potion recipe books, we need to look at the three different types of potions available:
- Splash Potions
- Lingering Potions
Regular potions need to be drunk by the player for the effects to take place. Splash potions are used by throwing the potion at a player, affecting all those in an 8.25 x 8.25 x 4.25-block radius. Once a splash potion is used, it disappears from your inventory, unlike regular potions.
Lastly, you can create a lingering potion by combining Dragon’s Breath with a splash potion. These are used the same way as a splash potion, except the effects linger for about 30 seconds, slowly shrinking in radius as it disappears.
Positive Potions in Minecraft
We’ve compiled a complete list of potions with positive effects in Minecraft. Below we’ve mentioned the potion effect, duration and ingredients needed.
|Fire Resistance||Fire Resistance||3:00||Awkward Potion, Magma Cream|
|Fire Resistance+||Fire Resistance||8:00||Fire Resistance Potion, Redstone Dust|
|Healing||Four health points||–||Awkward Potion, Glistering Melon|
|Invisibility||Invisibility||3:00||Night Vision Potion, Fermented Spider Eye|
|Invisibility+||Invisibility||8:00||Invisibility Potion, Redstone Dust|
|Leaping||+0.50 Block High Jump||3:00||Awkward Potion, Rabbit’s Foot|
|Leaping II||+0.50 Block High Jump||8:00||Leaping Potion, Glowstone Dust|
|Leaping+||+1.25 Blocks High Jump||1:30||Leaping Potion, Redstone Dust|
|Night Vision||Night Vision||3:00||Awkward Potion, Golden Carrot|
|Night Vision+||Night Vision||8:00||Night Vision Potion, Redstone Dust|
|Regeneration||+1 health point per 2.5 seconds||0:45||Awkward Potion, Ghast Tear|
|Regeneration II||+1 health point per 2.5 seconds||1:30||Regeneration Potion, Glowstone Dust|
|Regeneration+||+1 health point per 1.2 seconds||0:22||Regeneration Potion, Redstone Dust|
|Slow Falling||Slow Falling||1:30||Awkward Potion, Phantom Membrane|
|Slow Falling+||Slow Falling||4:00||Slow Falling Potion, Redstone Dust|
|Strength||+3 melee damage||3:00||Awkward Potion, Blaze Powder|
|Strength II||+3 melee damage||8:00||Strength Potion, Glowstone Dust|
|Strength+||+6 melee damage||1:30||Strength Potion, Redstone Dust|
|Swiftness||+20% movement speed||3:00||Awkward Potion, Sugar|
|Swiftness II||+40% movement speed||1:30||Swiftness Potion, Glowstone Dust|
|Swiftness+||+20% movement speed||8:00||Swiftness Potion, Redstone Dust|
|Water Breathing||Water Breathing||3:00||Awkward Potion, Pufferfish|
|Water Breathing+||Water Breathing||8:00||Water Breathing Potion, Redstone Dust|
Negative Potions in Minecraft
We’ve compiled a complete list of potions with adverse effects in Minecraft. Below we’ve mentioned the potion effect, duration and ingredients needed.
|Harming||Damages six points||–||Healing or Poison Potion, Fermented Spider Eye|
|Harming II||Damages 12 points||–||Harming Potion Glowstone Dust|
|Poison||-1 health point per 2.5 seconds||0:45||Awkward Potion, Spider Eye|
|Poison II||-1 health point per 1.2 seconds||0:21||Poison Potion, Glowstone Dust|
|Poison+||-1 health point per 2.5 seconds||1:30||Poison Potion, Redstone Dust|
|Slowness||-15% speed||1:30||Leaping or Swiftness Potion, Fermented Spider Eye|
|Slowness II||-15% speed||4:00||Slowness Potion, Glowstone Dust|
|Slowness+||-60% speed||0:20||Slowness Potion, Redstone Dust|
|Weakness||Reduced melee damage by 4 points||1:30||Awkward Potion, Fermented Spider Eye|
|Weakness+||Reduced melee damage by 4 points||4:00||Weakness Potion, Redstone Dust|
We’ve compiled a complete list of potions with mixed effects in Minecraft. Below we’ve mentioned the potion effect, duration and ingredients needed.
|Turtle Master||Slowness IV and Resistance III||0:20||Awkward Potion, Turtle Shell|
|Turtle Master II||Slowness IV and Resistance III for 0:40||0:40||Turtle Master Potion, Glowstone Dust|
|Enhanced Turtle Master||Slowness IV and Resistance IV||0:20||Turtle Master Potion, Redstone Dust|
Modifiers can be added to any base potion to change their effect duration, make them a splash potion or even change the strength.
|Redstone Dust||Extends the potions duration|
|Glowstone Dust||Enhances the potion|
|Fermented Spider Eye||Changes the potion effect negatively|
|Gunpowder||Turns a potion into a splash potion|
|Dragon’s Breath||Turns a splash potion into a lingering potion|
How To Brew Potions in Minecraft
The first step to brewing Minecraft potions is creating an Awkward Potion. These act as the base for all potions. To create an awkward potion, you’ll need three glass bottles of water, Blaze Powder and Nether Wart.
Once you have your ingredients, open the Brewing Stand interface and place the items where prompted by the icons. The Blaze Powder acts as fuel for the stand, and once the potion is complete, you’ll hear a glugging sound.
Now that you have your awkward potion add other ingredients to create your designed potion. For example, with the awkward potion in the stand, add a Phantom Membrane to brew slow falling.
How To Use Potion Modifiers
As mentioned before, potion modifiers change the effects of the potion. For example, adding gunpowder to the potion creates a splash potion.
To do this, simply place your chosen modifier where you’d typically place the ingredient. Next, keep the potion bottles in the stand and ensure you have enough Blaze Powder to complete the process. Once the brewing is complete, you’ll see your glass bottles change into Splash Water Bottles. These can be thrown at your enemy or even placed in dispensers.
Lastly, to create a lingering potion, follow the same process but add Dragon’s Breath to the ingredients slot and ensure that splash potions are in the Brewing Stand.
We hope this article has shed some light on potions and explained their mysticism. As you can see, brewing potions isn’t as complex as it may seem, but they are still challenging.
Venturing into the Nether is always challenging, especially if you’re not a seasoned player. However, ensuring you have all your ingredients is the hardest part of the process.
In addition, most of the ingredients required are drops from mobs, so you’ll need to gear up and earn that monster hunter achievement before you can put on your witch hat.