How to Brew Potions in Minecraft

For those who explore the vast and varied worlds of Minecraft While playing survival mode, it is essential to be prepared for the crowds and obstacles you will encounter. Along with bringing weapons, armor, and tools, it’s also wise to bring potions, and collecting the ingredients needed for potions is a fun activity at the start of your survival run.

There are three types of potions in terms of how the potion’s effect is applied: normal potions, splash potions, and lingering potions. Normal potions are consumed, splash potions are cast and affect entities they hit, and a lingering potion leaves behind a cloud that affects anything that passes through it.

Here’s everything you need to know about brewing all types of potions in Minecraft.

The Basics of Potion Brewing

To brew potions in Minecraft, you will need a brewing support just to access the brewing interface. A brewing stand is created with a Blaze Rod and three stone blocks; the Blaze Rod goes in the center and the Stone Blocks fill the bottom row.

You’ll also need Blaze Powder to power the brewing medium, which comes from breaking down Blaze Rods. These are acquired from Blaze monsters, which are found exclusively in the Nether around Nether Fortresses.

To brew potions, you will need water bottles, which are just glass bottles filled with water.

The brewing process

In a brewing station powered by Blaze Powder and equipped with a water bottle, add Nether Wart as the first base ingredient to create a goofy potion. The clumsy potion serves as a base for forming other types of useful potions. Nether Wart can be mined from the floor of a Nether Fortress, so remember to pick some up during your Blaze hunts.

With a clumsy potion, you can add another ingredient to achieve the desired effect. There are several ingredients that double as potion modifiers, and these can be added at any stage of brewing:

  • Gunpowder: Turns a normal potion into a splash potion.
  • dragon’s breath: Transforms the splash potion into a lingering potion.
  • Luminous Stone Dust: Makes the effect more intense.
  • Redstone Dust: Makes the effect last longer.
  • Fermented Spider Eye: Corrupts the potion, negating its effect.

That said, here is a chart listing all the base ingredients, the potion they create, and the effect of that potion.

Ingredient Potion Effect explained
Sugar potion of speed Increases walking speed
Rabbit’s foot jump potion Increases jump distance
(Sugar or rabbit’s foot)
+ Fermented Spider Eye
potion of slowness Decrease walking speed
fire powder Amount of strength Increases attack power
Sparkling melon healing potion Increases health
spider eye potion of poison Inflict poison
(Sparkling Melon or Spider’s Eye)
+ Fermented Spider Eye
evil potion Inflicts damage
phantom tear Regeneration Potion Restores health over time
Magma Cream Fire Resistance Potion Reduces fire damage
puffer fish Water Breathing Potion Prevents drowning
golden carrot Night Vision Potion Improves vision in the dark or underwater
golden carrot
+ Fermented Spider Eye
Invisibility Potion Grants invisibility
Turtle shell Potion of the Turtle Master Target is slowed but has increased damage resistance
Ghost membrane Potion of Slow Fall Causes a slow fall, negating fall damage
Fermented Spider Eye
(add to water, not a potion)
potion of weakness Reduce attack damage