Minecraft is one of the most popular sandbox games in the world. It is a world made of blocks that represent different materials.

The game also has a survival mode, where players start with barely anything and try to fight against the hunger and hostile mobs. In this mode, players can create potions with different powerful effects that will help you tremendously in the late game such as invisibility potion or night vision potions.

All Potions Recipes In Minecraft
Knowing how to make potions in Minecraft is important in the end game

In this article, we will show you how to make potions in Minecraft along with all potions recipes in Minecraft.

About Potion in Minecraft

Potions are items in Minecraft that give the consumer certain effects for a limited time. Most potions in Minecraft are brewable. Some potions will give you a positive effect while others can give you negative effects. You can use potions on both yourself and the enemy.

Minecraft Potions
Potions are items in Minecraft that cause different effects on the consumer

Depending on the effects you want, you need different potions recipes in Minecraft which require distinctive materials and crafting patterns. Below are more details to get the desired potions in the game.

How to obtain Potions in Minecraft?

There are several ways to obtain potions in Minecraft, including mob loot, fishing, filling bottles, brewing, chest loot or bartering.

Mob loot

  • Witches can drop Healing potions, Fire Resistance, Swiftness, and Water Breathing. However, you have to kill them while they are drinking that potion.
  • Wandering traders can drop the Invisibility potion, only when they die while they are drinking it.
Witch In Minecraft
You can get potions by killing a Witch in Minecraft.


You can get Water bottles while fishing.

Filling bottles

You can use a glass bottle on a cauldron with a potion, or water to turn it into a bottle of that kind.


You can brew almost all potions in Minecraft using a Water bottle as the base.

Chest loot

In the end cities, you can find 2 Instant Health II potions in a brewing stand on ships there. You can also find one splash potion of Weakness in igloo basements.


When you give Piglins a gold ingot, they might barter a potion or splash potion of Fire Resistance or a bottle of water.

How to brew Potions in Minecraft?

Among all the ways to get potions, brewing one for yourself is the most viable and effective. Make sure you grab how to brew potions before getting to all potion recipes in Minecraft.

Brewing equipment

  • Brewing Stand: To brew potions. You can craft a Brewing Stand from 3 stone-tier blocks and 1 Blaze rod.
Brew Stand Minecraft
You need a Brew Stand to make potions in Minecraft
  • Cauldron: To hold water and potion. You can craft a Cauldron with 9 iron. It is not too necessary if you have a water source nearby but it helps.
Cauldron Minecraft
Crafting recipe for Cauldron in Minecraft
  • Blaze Powder: Fuel the brewing stand.
  • Glass Bottle: Container of potions. You can craft 3 Glass Bottles from 3 Glass blocks.
Bottle Minecraft
You need Glass Bottle to store your potions in Minecraft
  • Effect ingredients: Each ingredient will be used to make a different potion.

Brewing a potion in Minecraft in 5 steps

  • Step 1: Fill bottles with water.
  • Step 2: Open the Brewing Stand and place up to 3 water bottles into it.
  • Step 3: Place Nether wart into the top slot to turn those water bottles into Awkward potions.
Mc Brewing Steps 02
Make Awkward potions using Nether wart and Water Bottle
  • Step 4: Now place those Awkward potions on the bottom slot and, add an ingredient into the top slot. It will take about 20 seconds to brew.
Mc Brewing Steps 03
Add ingredients to your Awkward potions to make different effect potions
  • Step 5: The potions you get will be based on the ingredient you put in.

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All Potions Recipes in Minecraft

Most effect potions can be brewed by adding an ingredient to an Awkward potion. Certain effects can only be created by adding a Fermented Spider Eye to a potion. The Potion of Weakness is the only potion in Minecraft that uses a Water Bottle as the base.

Undead mobs will react differently to certain potions. They heal from potions of Harming and take damage from potions of Healing. They are also unaffected by potions of Poison and Regeneration.

Recipes for Positive effect potions

Here are all potions recipes in Minecraft with positive effects.

Potions Base + Ingredients
Potion of Healing Awkward potion + Glistering Melon Slice
Potion of Fire Resistance Awkward potion + Magma Cream
Potion of Regeneration Awkward potion + Ghast Tear
Potion of Strength Awkward potion + Blaze Powder
Potion of Swiftness Awkward potion + Sugar
Potion of Night Vision Awkward potion + Golden Carrot
Potion of Invisibility Potion of Night Vision + Fermented Spider Eye
Potion of Water Breathing Awkward potion + Pufferfish
Potion of Leaping Awkward potion + Rabbit's Foot
Potion of Slow Falling Awkward potion + Phantom Membrane

Recipes for Negative effect potions

Here are all potions recipes in Minecraft with negative effects.

Potions Base + Ingredients
Potion of Poison Awkward potion + Spider Eye
Potion of Weakness Water Bottle + Fermented Spider Eye
Potion of Harming Potion of Healing, Potion of Poison + Fermented Spider Eye
Potion of Slowness Potion of Swiftness, Potion of Leaping + Fermented Spider Eye

Above is the detailed guideline of how to make potions in Minecraft with all necessary recipes, either for positive or negative effects. If you find this post useful, please come back to GuruGamer.com for more gaming news and reviews.

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