Minecraft Potions Guide: Brewing, Modification, And All Recipes (2022)

Whether it's a mana potion in Diablo or tossing back a quick espresso in real life, sometimes the right potion makes all the difference. Minecraft is no different--there are some incredibly useful potions that you can use to save the day or get ahead. This guide will walk you through making a brewing station, the basics of potion creation and modification, and rundown the potions to pursue and avoid in Minecraft.

This guide concerns the Bedrock edition of Minecraft version 1.18, available on Windows 10, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. The specifics may differ in the Java version of the game.

Make your way to the Nether

To begin brewing, you'll need to have at least made your way to the Nether, which means having a Diamond Pickaxe to mine Obsidian, which is used to make a Nether Portal, and then flint and tinder to ignite the portal.

There are a few different Nether-specific ingredients crucial to potion brewing, including Blaze Rods and Nether Wart. Mobs like Magma Cubes and Ghasts also drop materials that can be used to brew specific potions.

To start collecting Blaze Rods, you'll first want to find a Fortress. This is where enemies called Blazes spawn. These floating chandelier-looking mobs will lob fire at you. They're pretty annoying. But killing them will net you a Blaze Rod, a crucial ingredient in brewing. If you're going to really get into brewing potions, you may even want to create a Blaze Farm like this one from YouTuber JC Playz:

Nether Wart is also found in Fortresses, though with some Nether Wart and a stack of Soul Sand blocks, you can start your own simple Nether Wart farm to save yourself multiple journeys into the Nether.

Building a Brewing Station

Before you can do anything, you'll want to build a brewing station. You can find these in a Cleric's house in many inhabited villages, or you can make one yourself. The recipe is pretty simple.

You just need three cobbled blocks--cobblestone, cobbled deepslate, or cobbled black stone--and a single Blaze Rod.

That will give you one of these bad boys:

Just like in real-life brewing, you'll want to get all your ingredients ready ahead of time:

  • A Water Source - This can be a cauldron filled with water or a water source block. A source block can fill unlimited potions, but a cauldron will require replenishing.
  • Lots of Blaze Powder - This is created by taking Blaze Rods to your Crafting Table, and it will be used in every potion you create as fuel.
  • Nether Wart - This is the first ingredient used in creating most potions, so you'll want to have plenty on hand.
  • Bottles - You can find these in many places, of course, such as in the inventories of witches you've slain, but it's a lot easier to make them; three glass blocks will net you three potion bottles.

Brewing Your First Potion

First times are always awkward, and your first potions will be, too. Literally. The starting point of all potions except the Weakness Potion, is an Awkward Potion, which you'll get with a Water Bottle and Nether Wart:

This stage is easiest if you build a bunch of bottles and fill them ahead of time. Requiring only glass, water, and Nether Wort, they're pretty cheap in terms of materials; there's no harm in building a few too many.

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With a bunch of Awkward Potions on hand, you're ready to start brewing some proper potions. Awkward Potions act as a base for Effect Potions. All first-stage Effect Potions have positive effects, except for Potions of Weakness. Those first-stage potions can then be enhanced or corrupted to make them more effective or to reverse their effects. We'll dive into actual recipes further into the article, but let's first talk about how to enhance and corrupt potions.

Modification: Enhancing & Corrupting Potions

To enhance a potion, you'll add one of two ingredients: glowstone or redstone dust. Redstone dust will extend the duration of a position--for example, fire resistance extends from 3:00 to 8:00. Glowstone dust will enhance a potion's level. A Potion of Healing is Level I by default and heals four hearts. Glowstone Dust will make that potion restore eight hearts. Some potions can only be enhanced by duration, while others can be enhanced by duration or level. A Potion of Healing or Harming can only be enhanced by level.

To corrupt a potion, which reverses its effect, you'll need Fermented Spider Eyes. As you've probably noticed if you spent even one evening outside of your rad Minecraft base, Spider Eyes aren't hard to find, though the Spiders they're attached to are pretty reluctant to give them up.

To ferment a Spider Eye, combine it with sugar and a brown mushroom:

You'll then combine these with first-stage potions to flip them: a Potion of Swiftness becomes a Potion of Slowness. Most of the effects are negative, though one corrupted is the Potion of Invisibility, which comes from corrupting a Potion of Night Vision.

Now we have enough information to run through the list of potions. Here's every potion you can brew in Minecraft:

Potion of Fire Resistance

  • Ingredient: Magma Cream, Awkward Potion
  • Effect: Immunity to damage from lava, magma blocks, campfires, blaze attacks.
  • Duration: 3:00
  • Enhanced: n/a
  • Extended: 8:00

Potion of Harming

  • Ingredient(s): Potion of Healing or Poison, Fermented Spider Eye
  • Effect: 6 Damage (3 Hearts), instant
  • Duration: n/a
  • Enhanced: 12 Damage (6 Hearts)
  • Extended: n/a

Potion of Healing

  • Ingredient: Glistening Melon Slice, Awkward Potion
  • Effect: Restore 4 Health (2 Hearts), instant
  • Duration: n/a
  • Enhanced: Restore 8 Health (4 Hearts), instant
  • Extended: n/a

Potion of Invisibility

  • Ingredient: Potion of Night Vision, Fermented Spider Eye
  • Effect: Render player invisible, decreasing distance at which mobs can detect the player. Armor somewhat negates the effects of this potion.
  • Duration: 3:00
  • Enhanced: n/a
  • Extended: 8:00

Potion of Leaping

  • Ingredient: Rabbit's Foot, Awkward Potion
  • Effect: Increase Jump height by 1/2 block
  • Duration: 3:00
  • Enhanced: Height increases to 1 1/4 blocks, duration decreases to 1:30
  • Extended: 8:00

Potion of Night Vision

  • Ingredient: Golden Carrot, Awkward Potion
  • Effect: Causes everything to appear as if it is fully lit.
  • Duration: 3:00
  • Enhanced: n/a
  • Extended: 8:00

Potion of Poison

  • Ingredient: Fermented Spider Eye, Awkward Potion
  • Effect: Deplete health by 1 Damage (1/2 Heart) every 1.25 Seconds
  • Duration: 0:45
  • Enhanced: Increases to 1 Damage every 0.4 seconds, duration decreases to 0:21 Seconds
  • Extended: 1:30

Potion of Regeneration

  • Ingredient: Ghast Tear, Awkward Potion
  • Effect: Restore 1 Health (1/2 Heart) every 2.5 seconds
  • Duration: 0:45
  • Enhanced: Restore 1 Health (1/2 Heart) every 1.2 Seconds, duration decreases to 0:22 Seconds
  • Extended: 1:30

Potion of Slow Falling

  • Ingredient: Phantom Membrane, Awkward Potion
  • Effect: Fall more slowly, avoiding damage when hitting the ground
  • Duration: 1:30
  • Enhanced: n/a
  • Extended: 4:00

Potion of Slowness

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  • Ingredient: Potion of Swiftness or Leaping, Fermented Spider Eye
  • Effect: Slows player to 85% Speed
  • Duration: 1:30
  • Enhanced: Slows player to 40% speed, duration decreases to 0:20 Seconds
  • Extended: 4:00

Potion of Strength

  • Ingredient: Blaze Powder, Awkward Potion
  • Effect: Increase player attack by 3 Damage (1.5 Hearts)
  • Duration: 3:00
  • Enhanced: Increase attack by 6 Damage (3 Hearts), duration decreases to 1:30
  • Extended: 8:00

Potion of Swiftness

  • Ingredient: Sugar, Awkward Potion
  • Effect: Increases movement speed, sprinting speed, and jumping length by 20%
  • Duration: 3:00
  • Enhanced: Enhances the above by 40%, duration decreases to 1:30
  • Extended: 8:00

Potion of Turtle Master

  • Ingredient: Turtle Shell, Awkward Potion
  • Effect: Decrease movement speed by 60%, reduce damage by 60%
  • Duration: 0:20
  • Enhanced: Slow movement speed by 90%, reduce damage by 80%, duration remains 0:20
  • Extended: 0:40

Potion of Water Breathing

  • Ingredient: Pufferfish, Awkward Potion
  • Effect: Halts depletion of oxygen meter while underwater.
  • Duration: 3:00
  • Enhanced: n/a
  • Extended: 8:00

Potion of Weakness

  • Ingredient: Potion of Healing or Poison, Fermented Spider Eye
  • Effect: 6 Damage (3 Hearts), instant
  • Duration: n/a
  • Enhanced: 12 Damage (6 Hearts), instant
  • Extended: n/a

Modification: Splash & Lingering

Any potion you make above can be weaponized to turn it into a Splash Potion or a Lingering Potion.

By taking the existing potion and adding gunpowder, you can turn it into an area-effect potion. On Bedrock, Splash Potion durations are decreased by 25%.

By adding Dragon's Breath to a Splash-enhanced potion, you can turn it into a Lingering Potion, which acts like a Splash potion except that it leaves a cloud that lingers in a radius of 3 blocks around the splash point. The lingering effect lasts for 30 seconds and, on Bedrock Edition, the effect is only a fraction as powerful, at just 25% of its unmodified power.

Brewing multiple potions

When talking about brewing multiple potions, this can mean one of two things: manually brewing more than one potion at a time or setting up an automated brewing system.

You can manually brew as many as 3 potions at a time by placing them in the 3 potion slots at the Brewing Stand. For example, 3 water bottles and one Nether Wart will make 3 Awkward Potions.

You can begin to automate your brewing process by feeding a hopper into the Brewing Stand. Ingredients can be fed into the top of the stand in order of ingredient application, and then fed from the Brewing Stand by hopper into a treasure chest. When you've stocked up tons of the necessary ingredients for potions, you can build a much more complex Brewing Stand operation like this one from YouTuber Silentwisperer:

Now that you know how to brew potions, make sure to enchant some armor and weapons--then you can avoid the many horrible ways to die while exploring and building your home in Minecraft, assuming you can survive the first night.

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FAQs

What are the 3 types of potions in Minecraft? ›

Brewing is the process of creating potions, splash potions, and lingering potions by adding various ingredients to water bottles in a brewing stand.

What is the crafting recipe for a brewing stand? ›

In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3x3 crafting grid. To make a brewing stand, place 1 blaze rod and 3 cobblestones in the 3x3 crafting grid.

How do you get turtle master potion? ›

Add Items to make this Potion

In the Brewing Stand menu, you place ingredients in the top box and the potions are created in the bottom three boxes. To make a Potion of the Turtle Master (0:20 - Slowness IV, Resistance III), you will need 1 water bottle, 1 nether wart, and 1 turtle shell.

How do you make a potion in real life? ›

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Is Turtle Master Potion good? ›

Turtle Master is a status effect that gives a player Resistance III and Slowness IV. It makes players invulnerable, but extremely slow at the same time. Like all status effects, it can be removed by drinking milk.

Can the Ender dragon see invisibility? ›

The dragon cannot see you if you have the invisibility buff, provided you are wearing no armour and do nothing aggressive. As soon as you do anything that harms the dragon, including hitting the crystals, it will track you, and you will not last long without armour.

How do you brew in Minecraft 2021? ›

Minecraft brewing stand
  1. Fill 1-3 glass bottles with water from either a cauldron or a water source.
  2. Place the water bottle(s) into the bottom three slots.
  3. Fill the top spot with the base ingredient.
  4. Use Blaze Powder for the brewing process.
  5. Repeat these steps until you have the desired potion.
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What mobs drop blaze powder? ›

The most straightforward way to earn Blaze Powder in Minecraft is by breaking down Blaze Rods acquired from Blazes found in Nether Fortresses. If a player or tamed wolf kills a Blaze in Minecraft, it has a 50% chance to drop a Blaze Rod.

Can you brew without blaze powder? ›

If you didn't need blaze powder to use it, you could start brewing without a trip to the Nether, throwing the game's entire progression structure out of whack!

What is the best Potion in Minecraft? ›

Best Minecraft Potions
  • Potion of Healing - Restores health - requires Nether Wart and Glistering Melon.
  • Potion of Fire Resistance - Makes you immune to fire and lava - Requires Nether Wart and Magma Cream.
  • Potion of Strength - Increases the strength of melee attacks - Requires Nether Wart and Blaze Powder.
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How many Minecraft potions are there? ›

There are five types of primary potions: the Awkward Potion, the Mundane Potion, the extended Mundane Potion, the Thick Potion, and the Potion of Weakness. Only the Potion of weakness has an actual effect this far into the brewing. An Awkward potion is brewed by mixing water bottles with a Nether wart.

How do you make spells in Minecraft? ›

Put a spell staff in the left slot and a spell ingredient in the middle slot. Then, take the powered spell staff out of the right slot. To cast a spell, right-click on any block while holding a powered spell staff. Any affected blocks will then emit particles to show that they are under a spell.

What does Potion of luck do? ›

The potion of Luck will grant players with a status effect that increases their chances of finding better loot when fishing, or looting naturally generated chests around the Minecraft world. The higher the level of potion that the player consumes, the chance that they will find better loot in the game also increases.

Is there a resistance Potion in Minecraft? ›

Resistance can now be obtained from potions of the Turtle Master, as well from the splash potion, lingering potion and tipped arrow variants.

How ro make a fermented spider eye? ›

To make a fermented spider eye, place 1 sugar, 1 brown mushroom, and 1 spider eye in the 3x3 crafting grid.

Is there a real love potion? ›

It is impossible to replicate true love, since it's an emotional, cognitive process that's based on experiences and memories. There's no scientific pill for that. But it has been proven that there are specific chemicals related to emotional states similar to love.

How do you make a fake witch potion? ›

How to make witches potions. Place a teaspoon of baking soda in each test tube and a few drops of food colouring. You could add a little water and washing up liquid as well. When you're ready to make your potions fizz use the pipette to drop a little vinegar into each test tube.

How do you make a flying potion? ›

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Is invisibility useful in Minecraft? ›

As players may already know, the potion of invisibility is a useful magical item in Minecraft. Exactly as its name suggests, it can be used by players to completely vanish and is made quite easily with a brewing stand.

What is the most useless potion in Minecraft? ›

#2 - Potion of Leaping

Putting aside the rarity that this potion is ever used, the Potion of Leaping is mechanically bad. At level one, it doesn't even allow players to jump a two-block-high wall. At this point, the potion is virtually useless.

Can you enchant a turtle helmet? ›

Aqua Affinity is a helmet-only enchantment in Minecraft. It can also be applied to turtle shells.

Can Ghasts see you with invisibility? ›

Ghasts can see player after drinking extended potion of invisibility.

Does invisibility hide name tag? ›

In multiplayer and in third-person view, an invisible player's name and model become invisible, although their armor and held items do not. Attacking any hostile or neutral mob while under the Invisibility effect causes it to attack the player as though the player is not under the Invisibility effect.

Can Piglin brutes see you with invisibility? ›

When you attack a piglin while using an invisibility potion they can see you. This is the case for even when you are not wearing any armor and have no item in your hand. By meeting these conditions no mob should be able to know where you are while wearing an invisibility potion.

Can you brew a potion of decay? ›

In Minecraft, you can drink a Potion of Decay (0:40 - Wither II) to get the Wither II effect for 40 seconds. Since this is the newest potion added to Minecraft, there is not yet a brewing recipe to make this item.

Can you make a potion of blindness in Minecraft? ›

Potion of Blindness is a potion that will create a thick block void-like fog around the player. It can be brewed by adding a Fermented Spider Eye to a Night Vision potion, or adding Ink Sac to an Akward Potion.

What potion does Harry drink Half Blood Prince? ›

Slughorn with the Felix Felicis. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Felix Felicis is described as looking like liquid gold. In the film it has only a light gold hue.

How do you make a baby potion in Minecraft? ›

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What potion in Minecraft is blue? ›

Water Breathing

How do you make grind stones? ›

How to make a grindstone in Minecraft
  1. Smelt 3x Cobblestone into Stone.
  2. Craft any type of wood into 2x Wooden Planks. This can be any type of wood, such as Acacia, Birch, Crimson, Dark Oak, Jungle, Spruce, or Warped.
  3. Craft the 2x Planks into x2 Sticks.
  4. Craft the 3x Stone into a Stone Slab.

How many Blaze rods do you need for 12 eyes of Ender? ›

Blaze Rods are used to create Blaze Powder. Once a player combines a Blaze Powder with an Ender Pearl, they will create the Eyes of Ender. Players will need to create 12 of them to unlock the hidden passageway into the End, the location where players can face off against the Ender Dragon.

Can you get blaze rods without a nether fortress? ›

However, once you start doing the actual brewing, you're going to need blaze powder, which only comes from blaze rods, which are only dropped by blazes, which can only be found in Nether Fortresses. As you can see, if you can't find a Nether Fortress, your brewing progress grinds to a halt.

Can you craft blaze rods? ›

In Minecraft, a blaze rod is an item that you can not make with a crafting table or furnace. Instead, you need to find and gather this item in the game.

Can you get blaze rods from Piglins? ›

Please don't let Piglins barter off blaze rods. With netherwart and wither skeleton skulls no longer being unique to the Fortress, the blaze rods are players last incentive to visit and experience that content.

How do you get Ender Eyes Without blaze? ›

You actually can.

One good thing to do to get these emeralds is to trade with Farmers for emeralds. They usually trade emeralds for common materials. As of this edit, you can no longer buy Eyes of Ender directly. Instead, you have to buy Ender Pearls, then craft the Eyes.

Is there a way to get blaze rods without killing blazes? ›

When killed by a player or tamed wolf, a blaze has a 50% chance to drop a blaze rod. The Looting enchantment can increase the drops by one per level, for a maximum of 4 blaze rods. Blazes do not drop any blaze rods if killed by any other source.

What is a thick Potion in Minecraft? ›

What Does a Thick Potion Do in Minecraft? The Thick Potion doesn't do anything in Minecraft. It's essentially the product of mixing the wrong ingredients. That said, you can set parameters in custom Minecraft maps that require players to make a Thick Potion to progress.

What potions use nether wart? ›

Nether wart's primary purpose is to brew the awkward potion, the base for all potions, but optional for Weakness.

What does dragon breath do? ›

The Dragon's Breath creates a purple mist around the player and causes a lingering potion of harming directed towards the player. This purple cloud of harming lasts for about three seconds in Minecraft. The harming effect often kills players who have been hit by previous Ender Dragon attacks.

What is nether wart used for? ›

The only use for Nether Wart as of now is in Potion-making. Unlike other crops Nether Wart will not be affected by a player jumping on it. Nether Wart can also be used to breed Chickens.

How do you make a flying book in Minecraft? ›

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Can you cast spells in Minecraft? ›

To cast a spell, right-click on any block while holding a powered spell staff. Any affected blocks will then emit particles to show that they are under a spell. Spell staffs can only be used once.

How do you make a wand in Minecraft? ›

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