Minecraft Potions

You want to brew a potion in Minecraft? Or do you want to know how the brewing process works in general? Here we give you a little introduction to the fine art of alchemy in Minecraft.

Minecraft: Brewing potions

First, every budding alchemist needs a brewing stand. You can either find a brewing stand (e.g., in villages near churches, in the end ship or igloos) or make one yourself. If you make it yourself, you need three cobblestones and a blaze rod.

Brewing stand recipe:

3x cobblestone + 1x blaze rod = brewing stand

After you have placed your brewing stand, a glass bottle would be very helpful. You can create these at the workbench with three glass blocks. However, glass bottles can also be obtained by fishing or killing a witch.

Glass bottle recipe

3x glass blocks = 3x glass bottles

And last but not least: To run the brewing stand actively, you need blaze powder. This serves as an energy source for the brewing stand.

So, to start brewing, you’ll need one brewing stand, three glass bottles and blaze powder.

Start brewing Minecraft potions

To start brewing, open the brewing stand and add the blaze powder in the upper left corner. Then fill the glass bottles with water and put them into the lower three boxes. Now you can put the crucial ingredient in the middle box. This will determine which potion you brew.

To have any success at all in brewing, you first need an “awkward potion”. You should therefore brew this first. For this you need nether warts, which of course you can only find in the Nether. Put this in the middle box above the glass bottles and brew your first awkward potion.

This awkward potion is the basis for almost all other potions. It is one of the so-called basic potions. These have no effect and serve only as a basis for further potions.

A small selection of popular Minecraft potion recipes

Here, we present to you a small selection of potions that are very popular and practical. If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, you can consult the complete list of all potions and brew combinations.

First, there is the night vision potion. You want to be on the road at night, but you don’t want to stumble blindly through the block world? This potion makes it possible!

Night vision potion recipe:

Awkward Potion + Golden Carrot = Night Vision Potion

The fire resistance potion is very useful as well. Who doesn’t like to be out in the Nether, but is afraid of falling into the next lava pool? The Fire Resistance Potion provides relief and safety when roaming around fiery areas.

Fire resistance potion recipe:

Awkward Potion + Magma Cream = Fire Resistance Potion

The pyromaniacs among you may be interested in other aspects of fire in Minecraft.

If you don’t have gills, the water breathing potion will help you out. Do you like to dive and swim and passionately explore underwater worlds? Then the Water Breathing Potion will help you breathe underwater for longer.

Water breathing potion recipe:

Awkward Potion + Pufferfish = Water Breathing Potion

Useful info about potions

  • All effects have a time limit. This duration can be seen in the inventory and in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Potions that do damage are not drunk, but are hurled at the enemy. However, this is a different crafting process
  • With a good sip from a milk bucket, all effects or potion effects can be automatically cancelled.

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