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Minecraft Potions

There are so many different aspects to Minecraft, but one is alchemy. In update 0.12.1, Minecraft added potions into the game. Ever since then, potions have changed the way players go about different encounters throughout the game. In this tutorial, you will learn how potions work, how to craft them, and how to use them.


What are all the potions in Minecraft?


Below is a table of every potion in Minecraft. The table has its name, the duration of the potion, and what the potion does. It also tells you which potions are positive and which ones are negative.


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Potion NameDuration (Minutes)What it doesPositive or Negative?
Awkward Potion0No AffectNo Affect
Mundane Potion0No AffectNo Affect
Thick Potion0No AffectNo Affect
Potion of Night Vision3:00Gives the User Night VisionPositive
Potion of Night Vision +8:00Gives the User Night VisionPositive
Potion of Invisibility3:00Gives the User InvisibilityPositive
Potion of Invisibility +8:00Gives the User InvisibilityPositive
Potion of Fire Resistance3:00Gives the User Fire ResistancePositive
Potion of Fire Resistance +8:00Gives the User Fire ResistancePositive
Potion of Leaping3:00Gives the User Jump BoostPositive
Potion of Leaping 21:30Gives the User Jump BoostPositive
Potion of Leaping +8:00Gives the User Jump BoostPositive
Potion of Slowness1:30Gives the User SlownessNegative
Potion of Slowness +4:00Gives the User SlownessNegative
Potion of Swiftness3:00Gives the User a Speed bostPositive
Potion of Swiftness +8:00Gives the User a Speed bostPositive
Potion of Swiftness 21:30Gives the User a Speed bostPositive
Potion of Water Breathing3:00Gives the User the ability to temporarily breathe underwaterPositive
Potion of Water Breathing +8:00Gives the User the ability to temporarily breathe underwaterPositive
Potion of HealingInstantInstantly heals on contactPositive
Potion of Healing 2InstantInstantly heals on contactPositive
Potion of HarmingInstantInstantly harms on contactNegative
Potion of Harming 2InstantInstantly harms on contactNegative
Potion of Poison0.45Gives the User PoisonNegative
Potion of Poison 20.21Gives the User PoisonNegative
Potion of Poison +1:30Gives the User PoisonNegative
Potion of Regeneration0.45Gives the User RegenrationPositive
Potion of Regenration 20.21Gives the User RegenerationPositive
Potion of Regeneration +1:30Gives the User RegenerationPositive
Potion of Strength3Gives the User StrengthPositive
Potion of Strength 21:30Gives the User StrengthPositive
Potion of Strength +8:00Gives the User StrengthPositive
Potion of Weakness1:30Gives the User WeaknessNegative
Potion of Weakness +4:00Gives the User WeaknessNegative

One thing to notice is that you will never be making a mundane or thick potion. They don’t do anything and they don’t build into any other potions.


How to Get Potions in Minecraft?


Potions are very easy to get in Minecraft. The first thing you want to do is to obtain a brewing stand. Brewing stands are considerably simple to obtain. What you have to do is find a blaze in the nether.


Blaze in the Nether


Blazes normally spawn in nether Fortresses and once you kill one, it can drop an item called a blaze rod. A blaze rod can be used along with three pieces of cobblestone to create a brewing stand.


To craft a brewing stand, use the crafting recipe below.


Crafting Brewing Stand


The brewing stand UI looks scary at first, but it is really simple to navigate. There are three sections that you need to look at.


Brewing  Stand UI in Minecraft


The first section is at the very top. That is where the ingredients will go that you want to put into your potion. The second section is the outlined blaze powder icon to the left. That is where you will put your blaze powder.


To craft blaze powder, you just put a blaze rod in your crafting table or your inventory crafting UI. One blaze rod will create two pieces of blaze powder.


Crafting blaze powder


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Blaze powder is used for many different things, but in this case, it is used as the fuel source for the brewing stand. The final section you need to look at is the bottom three boxes with the bottle outlines. This is where you will put your water bottles or potions. You can put one water bottle in each box, so fill all of the boxes up if you want three potions to be created, two if you want two potions, and one if you only want one.


Every potion will need an awkward potion to get started. The ingredients of a potion will need to be put into an awkward potion to create the designated potion that you choose.


The simple version is that you need to go to the nether and find a nether wart. Nether warts can be found in nether fortresses or bastions. Once you have found them, you need to place the nether wart in the ingredients section of the brewing stand’s UI, along with water bottles in the bottle of the brewing stand. Don’t forget your blaze powder! You’ll need this to fuel your brewing stand. After about 20 seconds, the awkward potion will be created.


Here is a simple table that describes what ingredients you need to put in a brewing stand in order to get each potion. The ingredients are in the order that you need to put them in the brewing stand, going from left to right.


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Potion NameIngredients in order (left to right)
Awkward Potionnether wart + water bottle
Mundane PotionAny ingredient listen in this table except for glowstone
Thick Potionglowstone
Potion of Night VisionGolden carrot
Potion of Night Vision +Golden carrot, Redstone
Potion of InvisibilityPotion of Night Vision, Fermented Spider Eye
Potion of Invisibility +Potion of Night Vision +, Fermented Spider Eye
Potion of Fire ResistanceMagma Cream
Potion of Fire Resistance +Magma Cream, Redstone
Potion of LeapingRabbit's Food
Potion of Leaping 2Rabbit's Foot,, Glowstone
Potion of Leaping +Rabbit's Food, Redstone
Potion of SlownessPotion of Leaping or Swiftness, Fermented Spider Eye
Potion of Slowness +Potion of Leaping + or Swiftness +, Fermented Spider Eye
Potion of SwiftnessSugar
Potion of Swiftness +Sugar, Redstone
Potion of Swiftness 2Sugar, Glowstone
Potion of Water BreathingPufferfish
Potion of Water Breathing +Pufferfish, Redstone
Potion of HealingGlistering Melon
Potion of Healing 2Glistering Melon, Glowstone
Potion of HarmingPotion of Healing or Potion of Poison, Fermented Spider Eye
Potion of Harming 2Potion of Healing 2 or Potion of Poison 2, Fermented Spider Eye
Potion of PoisonSpider Eye
Potion of Poison 2Spider Eye, Glowstone
Potion of Poison +Spider Eye, Redstone
Potion of RegenerationGhast Tear
Potion of Regeneration 2Ghast tear, Glowstone
Potion of Regeneration +Ghast Tear, Redstone
Potion of StrengthBlaze Powder
Potion of Strength 2Blaze Powder, Glowstone
Potion of Strength +Blaze Powder, Redstone
Potion of WeaknessWater bottle + Fermented Spider Eye
Potion of Weakness +Water bottle + Fermented Spider Eye, Redstone

Now that you know how to create every potion, you need to learn how to use one.


How to use a potion in Minecraft?


Using a potion is very simple. All you need to do is hold it in your hand and hold the right-click. If it is a splash or lingering potion, you don’t need to hold down the right-click.


Advancements


There are three advancements that require the use of potions to complete. The first advancement is called Zombie Doctor. To complete this advancement, all you need to do is cure a zombie villager. This process requires a weakness potion.


The second advancement you need to complete is called Local Brewery. The requirement for this one is simple. All you need to do is have a potion in your inventory.


The third advancement is called How did we get here? This advancement is completed by having every status effect applied to a player that is obtainable.


FAQs


What are the most useful potions in Minecraft?


Arguably, the best potion in Minecraft is a potion of instant healing. Not only does it heal you on contact, but it also deals damage to skeletons and zombies.


How do you get a potion of luck?


To obtain a potion of luck in Minecraft, all you have to do is type in the chat:

/give @p potion{Potion:"minecraft:luck"} 1


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This command will give you a potion of luck. Potions of luck give the player a higher chance of getting more rare items from mobs.


Conclusion


Now that you have learned everything there is to know about potions, you should go brew some. Alchemy is a great aspect of Minecraft and potions are a great thing to rely on. They will definitely save your life if you need them to.

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