Potions are powerful consumables in Minecraft that players can use to gain various buffs and effects. Powerful potions such as invisibility or strength could make even hardcore mode a cakewalk.

However, to create potions, you need to prepare a lot of ingredients. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the 10 ingredients to farm for brewing potions in Minecraft.

1. Glistering Melon Slice

Glistering Melon Slice is an inedible item used for brewing potions of healing. Players can loot or craft this ingredient from scratch. They can be found in chests around the Ruined Portals in the Nether. Master-level farmer villagers also sell 3 Glistering Melons for 4 emeralds.

To make a Glistering Melon Slice in Minecraft, open your Crafting Table menu. Place the melon slice in the middle, then surround it with the Gold Nuggets.

Glistering Melon Slice In Minecraft Recipe
You can craft a slice of Glistering Melon right from the Crafting Table.

2. Nether Wart

Nether Wart is an important ingredient in brewing Awkward Potion. There are two main locations of Nether Wart in Minecraft. You need to harvest this fungus from the wild to plant it in your home garden.

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There are four stages of development with three appearances, from baby fungus to mature ones.
  • In nature, you can only farm Nether Warts in Nether fortresses, chests, and certain places, such as near staircases. It's pretty hard to find this rare ingredient. Sometimes, you can loot it from chests.
  • Bastion Remnant is another location of Nether Wart in Minecraft wild nature. It often grows in the central courtyard.

3. Gunpowder

To craft a splash potion, you need a potion of any kind and 1 gunpowder then brew them in the brewing stand. Splash potions are thrown by using them. On impact they explode, applying status effects to nearby entities.

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Gunpowder makes Minecraft much more fun!

Additionally, gunpowder is present in all explosion-related recipes. You can use it to craft Fire Charge, Firework Rocket (essential to use the Elytra), Firework Star, and TNT.

4. Fermented Spider Eye

A fermented spider eye is a brewing ingredient created from spider eye, brown mushroom and sugar. They can be used to brew potions with negative effects except for the Potion of Invisibility.

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Spider spawner

Spiders and cave spiders have a 1/3 chance of dropping a spider eye when killed by a player or tamed wolf, but not when killed by environmental damage (such as falling). The maximum amount of spider eyes is increased by 1 per level of Looting.

Witches have a chance of dropping 0–6 spider eyes upon death. This is increased by 3 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0-15 spider eyes.

5. Dragon's Breath

The dragon's breath can be obtained by scooping up the ender dragon's attack residue into an empty bottle by right clicking the pool with the bottle equipped. This means outside of the dangerous process of collecting the breath, players can farm it for as long as they want.

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Dragon's breath

Players can use these breath bottles to craft lingering potions, which creates clouds with status effects that linger on the ground in an area.

6. Ghast tears

Ghast tears are brewing items that players need to create Regeneration potions, one of the most commonly used potions in the game. They can also be used to create Ender Crystals.

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Players can also farm Gunpowder from Ghast

Ghasts drop 0–1 ghast tears. Looting increases the maximum ghast tears dropped by one per level, for a maximum of 4 ghast tears with Looting III. Looting also works when knocking back a fireball with an enchanted item.

7. Blaze powder

Blaze rods are items exclusively obtained from blazes. They can be crafted into blaze powder, which acts as an essential ingredient in brewing strength potions.

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To create the valuable regeneration potion, players need to farm a lot of blaze powder.

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. To farm blaze rods, players just need to locate a blaze spawner in a Nether Fortress.

8. Glowstone Dust

Glowstone is a light-emitting block that occurs in branching structures, found hanging from ceilings and overhangs in the Nether. Glowstone dust is an item obtained from mining glowstone, and is mainly used to create potions with increased strength and decreased duration.


9. Redstone Dust 

Players can find Redstone ores generate in the Overworld in the form of blobs. They can be found in levels -63 to 15, the lower the elevation the better. For guaranteed spawn:

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Redstone Ore
  • 5 lengths of redstone dust can be found in one type of jail cell room in a woodland mansion.
  • 15 lengths of redstone dust are naturally generated as part of the trap in each jungle pyramid.
  • Multiple pieces of redstone dust can be found integrated into circuitry in Ancient Cities.

When mining Redstone Ore, players can get 4 or 5 redstone dust (or more with Fortune, averaging at 6 redstone dust with Fortune III). The block drops itself when mined with Silk Touch.

10. Magma Cream

Magma cream is an item used in brewing to create potions of Fire Resistance, and to manually craft magma blocks.

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The Nether is filled to the brim with lava

Death to lava is pretty common in Minecraft hardcore, especially when exploring the Nether. Therefore, bringing a fire resistance potion is pretty much a requirement. By using this potion, players will become completely immune to fire and lava damage.

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