Minecraft potions and brewing guide (2022)

If you are looking for more on Minecraft, check out our guides on how to tame a fox in Minecraft, and how to enable ray-tracing but for now, let's take a look at all things potion related in the game.

How to make Potions in Minecraft

Potions are certainly worth having if you are playing in Minecraft Survival mode as they will give you an added edge, or they will get you out of a spot of bother which you will likely find yourself in.

You can also make them in Creative mode, which is a good way to practice the art of it, but they will not come in much use there. But there is more than one potion that you can make in the game and some of them are quite involved - the invisibility potion could have been an article all to itself - but we have most of the bases covered for you here.

There are some things you will need to have in order to make a certain type of potion and we will get into how to get your hands on those things as we go on but for a quick summary, here is the list.

  • A Brewing Stand
  • Blaze Powder
  • Glass Bottles
  • A source to get some water from

And they tend to follow similar steps too that involve the following:

  • Making an awkward potion from a Nether wart and a water bottle.
  • Adding an effect ingredient to make the potion transform into what you want it to be.
  • You can also change the nature of the Potion by adding a modifier ingredient.

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Minecraft Brewing Equipment

Here's a little more on some of the key equipment you will need to have for making and brewing potions in Minecraft.

Brewing stand

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The brewing stand is one of the essential tools as it is what you will use to brew the potions.


This can be used as your water source which will also be needed on your potion making journey.

Blaze Powder

Add some Blaze Rod into the Crafting Table to make this as you will definitely be needing some Blaze Powder if you plan to make some of teh more powerful potions you can get your hands on.

Glass bottle

And you will need some glass bottles too which will turn into water bottles when water is added to them.

How to make a Minecraft Brewing Stand

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You will definitely be in need of a Brewing Stand if you are planning on getting into the potion making business in Minecraft and here is how to do it.

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  • Open up the crafting menu and select a 3×3 crafting grid.
  • Place one blaze rod and three cobblestones into it.
  • Add one blaze rod into the second box on the first row.
  • Now pop three cobblestones into the second row.
  • Now craft and the stand will be yours. Above is what your grid should look like before attempting to craft.

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Minecraft Brewing Potions

Whenever you create a potion, you need to start with a base ingredient so no matter what one it is that you are looking to brew, you'll be starting the process off with one of the below - and we have listed what type of potion they can be used to make too.

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Base Ingredients

  • Dragon's Breath creates a Lingering Water Bottle
  • Fermented Spider Eye creates a Potion of Weakness
  • Glowstone creates a Thick potion
  • Gunpowder creates a Splash Water Bottle
  • Nether Wart creates an Awkward potion
  • Redstone Dust creates a Mundane potion

Secondary Ingredients

Now it is time to influence the type of potion you are creating with the secondary ingredients. Again, we have broken down what each one can be used for.

  • Blaze Powder adds Strength
  • Fermented Spider Eye adds Poison
  • Ghast Tear adds Regeneration
  • Glistering Melon adds Healing
  • Golden Carrot adds Night Vision
  • Magma Cream adds Fire Resistance
  • Phantom Membranes adds Slow falling
  • Pufferfish adds Water breathing
  • Rabbit's Foot adds Swiftness
  • Sugar also adds Swiftness
  • Turtle Shell adds Water breathing

Elemental Ingredients

These ingredients can be used to cure certain ailments including blindness, nausea and poison! These are:

  • Bismuth which cures nausea
  • Calcium will treat blindness
  • Cobalt that cures weakness
  • Silver to combat the effects of poison

Potion Modifier Ingredients

Adding potion modifier ingredients can have different effects on your potions depending on which ones you go for.

  • Glowstone Dust increases the effect of the potion and can be identified by having "II" at the end of the name.
  • Redstone Dust extends how long the effect lasts and has a "+" at the end of the name.
  • Fermented Spider Eye can turn your potion into something different entirely and we will be looking at that one for the invisibility potion shortly.
  • Gunpowder turns a potion into a Splash Potion which when hurled at the ground will impact anyone in its radius.
  • Dragon's Breath being added to a Splash Potion transforms it into a Lingering Potion which means it lingers around for longer after it breaks.

Minecraft Potion Chart for 1.16.5

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Above you'll see an incredibly detailed potion chart from Minecraft. To make it bigger, you have two options: on a mobile device, pinch your screen to Zoom in; on a desktop PC or laptop, right-click and select the option to open this image in a new tab. Once you're able to read it, you should find some very useful details within.

Best Minecraft Potions

Wondering what the best potions in Minecraft are? Here are some options that we think you'll really like:

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  • 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
  • Potion of Night Vision - Lets you see better in the dark - Requires Nether Wart and a Golden Carrot
  • Potion of Swiftness - Gives you a speed increase - Requires Nether Wart and sugar

How do I make a potion of invisibility?

And then there is the potion of invisibility, which deserves to be an absolute fan favourite in the Minecraft community. Survival Minecraft is the place to be for invisibility potions and they will help you survive longer against the enemies looking to take you down. While being a bit on the fiddly side to make, it is definitely worth doing to give yourself an edge.

First things first, You will need to collect these goods if you want to make an invisibility potion:

  • Blaze Powder
  • Water Bottles
  • Nether wart
  • Fermented Spider Eye

To make this potion, you actually need to make another one first - a Potion of Nightvision, which requires a Nether wart, a bottle of water and a golden carrot.

To find the Nether wart you will need to head to Nether Fortresses or Bastion Remnants as they are the only two places that can be found.

For the water bottle, open up your crafting grid and put glass blocks on the far left and the far right on the top row and then put one more in the centre. You will get three water bottles for doing this and all you need to do to fill them up is to find a water source.

The Bastion Remnants is also where you will want to go to grab that golden carrot - you also have a chance of locating one in the Ruined Portals. Alternatively, go back to the crating table and pop a carrot right in the middle. Then add eight golden nuggets around it and you will be able to craft the carrot.

Now head to a Brewing Stand and combine the lot and you will be able to make yourself a Potion of Nightvision. The way to set this out is as follows:

  • Activate the Brewing Stand by placing the Blaze Powder into the far left box (pop some Blaze Rod into the Crafting Table to make this if needed).
  • Now pop the Water Bottle into one of the boxes on the bottom row.
  • Now add the Nether Wart into the top box of the brewing stand.
  • Doing this will create the Awkward potion but you still have another step to go to get the potion you need.
  • Now place the Golden Carrot in the top box and you will be ready to create the Potion of Nightvision.

But we still do not have the invisibility potion yet (we did say this was a long process). Next up, you need the horridly named Fermented Spider Eye.

You can get a spider eye from a spider, oddly enough, and to ferment it you also need a mushroom and some sugar.

  • Pop the mushroom into the top box on the crafting table and in the second you will add the sugar.
  • Now put the spider eye in the centre box which should be right underneath the sugar.

Now you have the eye and it is nice and fermented, we can finally get the invisibility potion by combining the Fermented Spider Eye with the Potion of Nightvision in the Brewing Stand.

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  • Place the Potion of Nightvision into one of the three bottom boxes.
  • Now add the Fermented Spider Eye in the top box.

This will get you your Invisibility potion and it will last for three minutes. But we are still not done as you can make an even better one that will last for eight minutes. To get this one, do the following:

  • Add the Potion of Invisibility to the bottom row of the Brewing Stand and then add some Redstone dust at the top.
  • Combine the two and you have an even better version of the Invisibility potion.

If you need some Redstone dust, you can get some by mining Redstone Ore and putting that into the crafting table!

Give it three minutes or five minutes, and you'll have yourself an invisibility potion.

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What are all the recipes for potions in Minecraft? ›

Brewing in Minecraft: all recipes and ingredients
  1. Potion of Weakness: Fermented Spider Eye.
  2. Potion of Weakness +: Fermented Spider Eye ↔ Redstone.
  3. Potion of Strength: Nether Wart → Blaze Powder.
  4. Potion of Strength +: Nether Wart → Blaze Powder → Redstone.
  5. Potion of Strength II: Nether Wart → Blaze Powder → Glowstone Dust.
3 Feb 2022

How do you make a 8 00 potion of strength? ›

To make a Potion of Strength (8:00), you will need 1 Potion of Strength (3:00) and 1 redstone dust. Place the Potion of Strength (3:00) in one of the bottom boxes in the Brewing Stand menu. Then add the redstone dust to the top box.

What is the easiest potion to brew in Minecraft? ›

To make a Potion of Swiftness, you only require sugar, which you can obtain by breaking sugar cane. And since sugar canes are easy to find in almost every in-game biome, this is one of the easiest and most used potions in Minecraft. Players also add glowstone dust to it for additional speed.

How do you make a 3 minute strength 2 potion? ›

To make a strength potion, open the brewing stand. In the brewing stand GUI, place your 1 water bottle in one of the bottom three boxes. Then place 1 nether wart in the top box, and once the arrow fills up completely, place 1 blaze powder in the top box. Doing this will make a Potion of Strength (3:00).

What are all 13 potion effects in Minecraft? ›

Have all of these 13 status effects applied to the player at the same time:
  • Fire Resistance.
  • Invisibility.
  • Jump Boost.
  • Night Vision.
  • Poison.
  • Regeneration.
  • Resistance.
  • Slow Falling.

Can you craft a potion of luck? ›

There is no way to obtain a luck potion in Minecraft survival mode without using cheats. There is no recipe to craft a luck potion at this time, so you have to use a cheat command to give yourself one, or use creative mode to add one to your inventory.

How long is a strength 2 Potion? ›

Potion of Strength II
Duration (min.)1:30
Appears inMinecraft
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How do you make a Speed 3 Potion 8 minutes? ›

How to Make a Potion of Swiftness (8:00)
  1. Place your Potion of Swiftness (3:00) into the Brewing Stand interface. ...
  2. Place Redstone Dust into the Brewing Stand interface.
  3. Wait for the process to finish, then move the Potion of Swiftness (8:00) to your inventory.
18 Jul 2021

What does Glowstone do to potions? ›

Glowstone dust can now be brewed in a water bottle to create a thick potion. Glowstone dust now strengthens the potions of Swiftness, Healing, Harming, Poison, Regeneration and Strength.

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.

What is the deadliest potion in Minecraft? ›

Fatal Poison inflicts damage to entities over time, and can kill both undead and non-undead mobs, similar to Wither. The effect is actually called "Poison," but its ID distinguishes it from the other Poison effect, which cannot kill.

How do you make a 45 second poison Potion? ›

To make a Potion of Poison (0:45), you will need 1 water bottle, 1 nether wart, and 1 spider eye.

How do you make a Speed 2 Potion 8 minutes? ›

To make a Potion of Swiftness (8:00 - Speed), you will need 1 Potion of Swiftness (3:00 - Speed) and 1 redstone dust. Place the Potion of Swiftness (3:00 - Speed) in one of the bottom boxes in the Brewing Stand menu.

How ro make a fermented spider eye? ›

To make the Fermented Spider Eye, players should place the Mushroom in the first box of the first row of a Crafting Table and the Sugar in the second box. The Spider Eye should be placed in the center box, directly below the Sugar.

Are potion farms patched? ›

MAJOR DISCLAIMER: Potion farming was patched in the 1.17.

What does luck do in Minecraft? ›

Luck is a status effect that makes it more likely to receive better loot from certain loot tables, contrary to Bad Luck.

What is the hardest potion to make? ›

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  • Amortentia. Amortentia is a powerful love potion. ...
  • Felix Felicis. ...
  • Polyjuice Potion. ...
  • Shrinking Potion. ...
  • Wolfsbane Potion. ...
  • Veritaserum. ...
  • Draught of Peace. ...
  • Elixir of Life.
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Are God potions permanent? ›

The God Potion is a SPECIAL Consumable Item that gives the consumer all positive potion effects and brews at max levels for a minimum of 12 hours, which increases depending on the user's Alchemy level.

What does Unluck do in Minecraft? ›

Bad Luck, also known as Unluck, is a status effect that decreases the chance of the player getting high-quality loot, contrary to Luck.

What does torch luck do? ›

With some exceptions, biome Torches give good luck in their own biome, while giving a luck penalty in any other location. Ordinary Torches give a penalty anywhere that a biome Torch would be available, and especially the Snow biome. Bone Torches give a bonus in biomes without their own biome Torch (and also the Ocean).

Why does strength 255 not work? ›

Weakness 255 does not work if you are holding a high sharpness diamond sword, for example. I hope this doesnt get fixed, it doesnt negatively affect gameplay either. Strength 20 is plenty.

What do you use Dragon's breath for? ›

Dragon's breath may be added to any splash potion to upgrade it to a lingering potion, which can be used to create a lasting area effect cloud, or to craft tipped arrows.

Does strength work on mobs? ›

Immune mobs

While not immune, any mobs that cannot attack are unaffected by Strength.

How much faster is speed 1 in Minecraft? ›

MethodConditionsAverage speed in km/h (1000 blocks per hour) [note 1] [note 2]
SprintingSoul Speed 128.39 km/h
Soul Speed 230.51 km/h
Soul Speed 332.63 km/h
SneakingFlat terrain4.68 km/h
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How do you make a speed 100 Potion? ›

You need the command: Speed boost: /effect @p 1 100 10. Jump boost: /effect @p 8 100 5.

Does speed effect work on elytra? ›

You cannot make elytras fly faster, but you can boost your speed with firework rockets.

Is Glowstone in real life? ›

While several video games and fantasy novels feature something loosely known as glowstone, no such gem or stone exists in the real world. Our custom rings utilize several components to produce this amazing glowing effect. The actual substance in the ring that makes it glow is called strontium aluminate.

What potions dont need nether wart? ›

The potion of Weakness can additionally be created by simply adding a fermented spider eye to a water bottle — and it is the only potion that can be brewed without nether wart.

Can golden carrots be used in potions? ›

A golden carrot is an item used as a Brewing ingredient for making Potion of Night Vision. It is also a vital item in creating the Potion of Invisibility as the Potion of Invisibility requires a Night Vision potion and a Fermented Spider Eye.

What kills Ender dragon? ›

Bow. The bow should be the player's main weapon; both for destroying the end crystals, and against the dragon while it is flying through the air. You should bring two to three stacks of arrows or the Infinity enchantment, though with enough practice you can get by with far less.

Is Ender dragon he or she? ›

Notch has confirmed that the ender dragon is a female and even nicknamed her "Jean". Once the ender dragon is defeated in Minecraft, her egg spawns on top of the end portal, and only female creatures can lay eggs and give birth (with some exceptions).

What enchantment kills the Ender dragon? ›

Preparing to fight the Ender Dragon

Ideally, you'll want the sword to have a level three or higher Sharpness enchantment and the bow to have a level three or higher Power enchantment. If you can get an Infinity enchantment on the bow so you won't need any arrows, that'll work even better.

What potion kills the warden? ›

Potion of Strength

It increases the damage that the player deals toward the Warden with every hit using a melee weapon. This is the easiest option on our list of best potions to defeat the Warden in Minecraft 1.19. You only require blaze powder as the main ingredient.

Is Poison 2 better than Poison? ›

As per the Minecraft Wiki page on Potions, the extended-duration Poison potion deals 48 hearts of damage over two minutes. The increased-strength Poison II potion deals only 19 hearts' worth of damage, but deals it over the course of 22.5 seconds, which is less than a fifth of the time.

What is the 1st rarest thing in Minecraft? ›

Thankfully, this list will help players find these rare items, and to help indicate which items truly are the rarest in Minecraft.
  • 8/17 End Crystal.
  • 7/17 Beacon.
  • 6/17 Enchanted Weapons & Armor.
  • 5/17 Golden Apple.
  • 4/17 Music Disc.
  • 3/17 Banner Pattern.
  • 2/17 Dragon Egg.
  • 1/17 Enchanted Golden Apple.
23 Jun 2022

What is the most hardest thing to craft in Minecraft? ›

Creating big structures is hard, but making gigantic islands is on a different level. Building custom islands in survival is close to impossible as an enormous amount of resources are required. Even with unlimited resources and WorldEdit, creating islands and getting the theme right is very complicated.

How do you make a 2 00 poison Potion? ›

To make a Potion of Poison (2:00), you will need 1 Potion of Poison (0:45) and 1 redstone dust. Place the Potion of Poison (0:45) in one of the bottom boxes in the Brewing Stand menu. Then add the redstone dust to the top box.

How do you make Invisibility poison? ›

To make the Potion of Invisibility, players can combine a Fermented Spider Eye with the Potion of Nightvision in the Brewing Stand. To make a Fermented Spider Eye, players need a Spider Eye, which will drop from Spiders, a Mushroom, and Sugar.

Do Spiders have 8 eyes? ›

Spiders usually have eight eyes (some have six or fewer), but few have good eyesight. They rely instead on touch, vibration and taste stimuli to navigate and find their prey.

What happens if you eat a spider eye in Minecraft? ›

Eating spider eyes is possible, but not recommended. It'll restore a full nugget of hunger, but applies a poison effect that lasts four seconds and causes two full hearts of damage. Instead, you should use them in the creation of potions – an awkward potion brewed with a spider eye will create a potent poison.

Are fermented spider eyes real? ›

A Fermented Spider Eye. The Fermented Spider Eye is a brewing item on Minecraft. It is crafted from one Spider Eye, one Brown Mushroom, and Sugar. The Fermented Spider Eye cannot be eaten.
Fermented Spider Eye.
Potion+Fermented Spider Eye
Night VisionInvisibility
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How many potion recipes are there in Minecraft? ›

Converted certain ingredients into base-secondary ingredients (the spider eye, glistering melon and blaze powder made mundane potion when brewed into a water bottle in addition to their previous functions), bringing the potion total to 28 different potions in 35 combinations.

What are names of potions? ›

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  • Ageing Potion. The Ageing Potion is a powerful blend that causes the person who drinks it to become temporarily older. ...
  • Draught of Living Death. ...
  • Wolfsbane Potion. ...
  • Amortentia. ...
  • Skele-Gro. ...
  • Draught of Peace. ...
  • Polyjuice Potion. ...
  • Veritaserum.
1 Sept 2022

Can you make infinite potions in Minecraft? ›

Potion farming is a way to get infinite potion using water, dripstones, and cauldrons filled with potions. The concept is very similar to lava farming, with a cauldron, a stalactite dripstone a block above the cauldron which is connected to a block with a water source over it.

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.

What is the potion 69? ›

Sex Potion 69 is a natural energizer for an exciting sexual experience. These energizing drops support physical energy and thus also provide more sexual power, thanks to ingredients such as Siberian Ginseng and Ginkgo Biloba. Sex Potion 69 gives you an erotic impulse for an exciting adventure.

What is a love potion called? ›

The term philtre is also used, often specifically for a love potion, a potion that is supposed to create feelings of love or attraction in the one who drinks it.

Is there a God of potions? ›

Circe (/ˈsɜːrsiː/; Ancient Greek: Κίρκη, pronounced [kírkɛː]) is an enchantress and a minor goddess in ancient Greek mythology and religion. She is either a daughter of the Titan Helios and the Oceanid nymph Perse or the goddess Hecate and Aeëtes. Circe was renowned for her vast knowledge of potions and herbs.

How do you hatch a ender dragon egg? ›

To "hatch" your dragon egg in Minecraft and give birth to a new Ender Dragon, you'll need to collect or craft four end crystals and bring them to The End. Take those four end crystals and place one on each side of the portal surrounding the Dragon Egg pedestal.

Is dragon breath toxic? ›

Liquid nitrogen can cause life-threatening injuries, FDA says. The Food and Drug Administration is warning people against eating or touching the popular liquid nitrogen-treated snack known as "dragon's breath."

How do you revive the Ender dragon? ›

Players can re-summon the ender dragon by placing four end crystals on the edges of the exit portal, one on each side. When the dragon is re-summoned, the four end crystals point to the tops of each pillar setting off a series of explosions that resets the obsidian pillars, iron bars, and end crystals.


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