Everything you need to know about potions in Minecraft

Everything you need to know about potions in Minecraft

Minecraft is an adventure survival game that lets you mine for resources to help you stay alive. At the same time, this game gives you opportunities to explore magical places such as the underwater city of Atlantis, the Nether world, a bastion and more. These places offer multiple possibilities that will upgrade your base as well as your equipment. This is because of the number of rare items found inside these biomes.

Of course, acquiring these rare and legendary items do not come easy since there are a lot of obstacles you need to overcome. These include breathing underwater for a long period of time, being able to walk on lava and the ability to walk fast. From the looks of it, it is impossible to do such things, but what if someone told you that it is possible?

One of Minecraft’s amazing features is that you can brew potions that can give you unique abilities. The drawback of these potions is that they have a time limit, but the secret is to brew as many as you can to prolong the usage. If you are looking for a potions guide, then you should keep reading the following sections.

Covering the basics

To brew some potions, you need a brewing stand first. You can craft one using a crafting table and a couple of materials:

  • 1 blaze rod
  • 3 cobblestones 

Cobblestones are easy to get since you can find them in the caves. Obtaining a blaze rod, on the other hand, is a tough thing to do. To get one, you need to slay a Blaze, which is a hostile mob that will attack you in an instant. You can find one inside Nether fortresses, but you need to be fully prepared when doing so.

When a Blaze shoots its fireballs, it can do great damage to your health. Aside from that, slaying one does not automatically guarantee a successful blaze rod drop. With that said, you need to defeat at least 3 Blazes to get one blaze rod. 

Crafting a brewing stand can be a hassle and inconvenient way, but fortunately, there is an easy method you can do. You can get one by visiting any of the villages you come across in the Minecraft world. When you see one, make sure to search all of the houses until you come across a steel brewing stand. To get this, you need to use a pickaxe and break it until it pops as a loot.

Now that you have a brewing stand, the next thing you need is to craft some glass bottles

How to make glass bottles

Glass bottles are small vials that will hold your potions or any liquid in Minecraft. You can get them by defeating mages and witches or craft them with your trusty crafting table.

To craft one, you need the following items:

  • 3 Glass blocks (you can get this by placing sand blocks and having them burned by coal inside a stove).

To make one, search for the glass bottle recipe from your crafting table or place the 3 glass blocks in the form of a bowl. Afterwards, you will receive three of these and locate them inside your inventory.

The process of brewing potions

Moving on to the brewing process, you must first have the following ingredients:

  • Brewing stand
  • Cauldron with water (craft this using a crafting table and 7 iron ingots)
  • Blaze powder (get this from defeating Blazes or craft one using a crafting table and a blaze rod)
  • Glass bottles
  • Water bottles (hold a glass bottle then hit the cauldron to fill the bottle with water)

Once you have everything, you need to to do the following steps:

  • Open the brewing stand window by hitting it.
  • Place the blaze powder on the leftmost side of the screen.
  • Place three water bottles on the three slots at the bottom.
  • At the top, place the base ingredient that will produce the type of potion you want.

There are a lot of potions in Minecraft, and each one requires different ingredients. Aside from that, there are base ingredients that will brew a potion that will serve as an ingredient to create a stronger one.

Minecraft potions chart

Potion nameCombination of ingredientsEffect description
Mundane potion (no effect)water bottle + redstoneNo effect
Awkward potion (no effect)Water bottle + nether wartNo effect
Thick potion (no effect)Water bottle + glowstone dustNo effect
Potion of weaknesswater bottle + fermented spider eyedecreases attack power, lasts for 1:30 minute
Potion of weakness mundane potion + fermented spider eyedecreases attack power, lasts for 4 minutes
Potion of strength Awkward potion + blaze powderincreases attack damage, lasts for 3 minutes
Potion of strength+Potion of strength (3 minutes) + redstoneincreases attack damage, lasts for 8 minutes
Potion of strength II Potion of strength (3 minutes) + glowstone dustincreases attack twice than the first variant, lasts for 1:30 minute
Potion of weakness Potion of strength (3 minutes) + fermented spider eyeDecreases attack power, lasts for 1:30 minute
Potion of fire resistanceAwkward potion + magma creamProtects you from fire related damage (even lava), lasts for 3 minutes
Potion of fire resistance+ Potion of fire resistance (3 minutes) + redstoneProtects you from fire related damage (even lava), lasts for 8 minutes
Potion of slowness Potion of fire resistance (3 minutes) + fermented spider eyeReduces speed for 1:30 minute
Potion of slowness+ Potion of slowness (1:30 minute) + redstoneReduces speed for 8 minute
Potion of poisonAwkward potion + spider eyeSlowly drains your health for 45 seconds 
Potion of poisonPotion of poison (45 seconds) + redstoneSlowly drains your health for 2 minutes
Potion of poison IIPotion of poison + glowstone dustSlowly drains your health for 22 seconds 
Potion of harmingPotion of poison + fermented spider eyeInstant damage, removes 6 units of health from the health bar
Potion of harming IIPotion of harming + glowstone dustInstant damage, removes 12 units of health from the health bar
Potion of healing Awkward potion + glistering melonInstant health, adds 4 units of health to the health bar
Potion of healing IIPotion of healing + glowstone dustInstant health, adds 8 units of health to the health bar
Potion of regenerationAwkward potion + ghast tearRegenerates your life to full for 45 seconds
Potion of regeneration IIPotion of regeneration + glowstone dustRegenerates your life to full for 22 seconds
Potion of swiftnessAwkward potion + sugarAllows you to move twice as fast for 3 minutes
Potion of swiftness IIPotion of swiftness + glowstoneAllows you to move thrice as fast for 1:30 minute
Potion of swiftness+Potion of swiftness + red stoneAllows you to move twice as fast for 8 minutes
Potion of leapingAwkward potion + rabbit’s footJump higher than normal for 3 minutes
Potion of leaping+Potion of leaping + redstoneJump higher than normal for 8 minutes
Potion of leaping IIPotion of leaping + glowstone dustJump thrice as high for 1:30 minute
Potion of water breathingAwkward potion + pufferfishLets you breathe underwater for 3 minutes
Potion of water breathing+Potion of water breathing + redstoneLets you breathe underwater for 8 minutes
Potion of night visionAwkward potion + golden carrotClearer and lighter vision in the dark for 3 minutes
Potion of night vision+Potion of night vision + redstoneClearer and lighter vision in the dark for 8 minutes
Potion of invisibilityPotion of night vision + fermented spider eyeTurns you invisible for 3 minutes
Potion of invisibility+Potion of invisibility + redstoneTurns you invisible for 8 minutes
Potion of the turtle masterAwkward potion + turtle shellMakes you invincible but slow for 20 seconds
Potion of the turtle master+Potion of the turtle master + redstoneMakes you invincible but slow for 40 seconds
Potion of the turtle master IIPotion of the turtle master + glowstoneMakes you untouchable but slower than the first version for 20 seconds
Potion of slow falling Awkward potion + phantom membraneSlows down your fall and eliminates any fall damage for 1:30 minute
Potion of slow falling+Potion of slow falling + redstoneSlows down you fall and eliminates any fall damage for 4 minutes

When you are using potions, you are free to drink them all to experience multiple buffs at once. However, you need to be decisive when doing so because there are potions that weaken, slow and reduce your health. Additionally, if you want to remove a potion or buff effect, you can drink a bucket of milk. Doing this will remove the buffs in an instant.

With these potions, you can now embark on more dangerous and life-threatening adventures. Just make sure to stock up on everything to be safe. Happy mining!

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