Minecraft

Best Potions to Brew in Minecraft

Potions in Minecraft are used to give additional power to the user which you don’t have before. These powers are useful to make the user’s gameplay more exciting so that they can survive in the game for a longer period and kill the mobs a lot easier than before.

There are a variety of different potions available in the game with unique features so, in this article, we are going to discuss the best 3 potions that we think every player needs to try.

So before discussing the potions let me give you a brief overview of the brewing stand which you need to make these potions.

How to make a Brewing Stand

You can make one to three potions at a time so if you want more than that then you need to repeat this process. So before discussing these potions, let me give you a brief review as to how you can brew them by using a brewing stand.

You can make a brewing stand using two items which are a blaze rod and cobblestone.

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You need to find a mob with a name of “Blaze” in the nether and killing it will give you a blaze rod. You can only go there by making a nether portal which can be made by using obsidian blocks and later you can activate this portal by using Flint and Steel. After reaching the nether world, the first thing you should do is to find a blaze mob and kill it to get the blaze rod which is shown in the image below.

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The second item is cobblestones, which you can mine easily by using a wooden pickaxe or any other of higher level.

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Now to make a brewing stand you need to place 3 cobblestones and 1 blaze rod on a crafting table.

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After making the brewing stand, we are going to discuss the top 3 potions that you should consider in your Minecraft journey. You should gather as many blaze rods as you can because we will also use this item to make a blaze powder for later.

How to Make a Water Bottle

You need to place 3 pieces of glass on a crafting table that will give you 3 glass bottles. While you can make glass by smelting sand inside a furnace. This is an essential item as the potion will be stored inside these water bottles.

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Now find any water source and click on it while equipping the empty bottle to fill it with water.

Awkward Potion

The first step while making this is to make an awkward potion that has no effect on you. For that, you need to place the blaze powder on the top left side that will act as a power source, and in the top center, slot place a nether wart while in the bottom place a water bottle.

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Now, let’s move toward the making of potions.

Note: Keep this potion in the brewing stand otherwise you won’t be able to make potions that we are going to discuss in the next section.

How to make Potion of strength in Minecraft

As the name suggests, this potion will give you more power and will increase your attack up to +3. Now blaze powder can be made using a blaze rod, the same item that you got earlier for making a brewing stand by killing a blaze mob.

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Nether wart is a plant that can only be found in the nether world so you need to find that farm and cut it to get some nether warts.

This is the nether wart you will need to brew your strength potion

After making the awkward potion, you can now make a strength potion by placing a blaze rod in the same slot which is in the middle where you have placed the nether wart earlier which can last for 3 minutes.

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To increase its duration to use it for a longer time, up to 8 minutes, you can place redstone dust in place of blaze powder in the middle slot after making it.

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How to Make a Fire-Resistance Potion in Minecraft

Now, the second potion on our list is the fire resistance potion which can protect you against lava and mobs like ghast or blaze and you won’t lose your health against them. So to make it the first step remains the same that we discussed in the first potion which is to make an awkward potion.

The second step is to place the magma cream in the middle slot that you can make by using a slime ball and a blaze powder. You can get the slime ball by killing a mob with the name of slime which you can find on the shore of the rivers whereas the recipe for blaze powder has already been discussed earlier.

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Now, after making the awkward potion, you need to place the magma cream in the top center of the brewing stand that will protect you for 3 minutes after you start using it

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If you want to further enhance the duration of this potion then you can do that by placing redstone dust on the top center where you have placed the magma cream earlier.

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How to make a water breathing potion in Minecraft

There are lots of hidden items scattered underwater but going there without any arrangements is a risky thing to do and you can die there as well because you won’t be able to hold your breath for a longer time. To solve this issue, we can make water breathing which is the third potion on our list.

Just like the previous two potions, the first step will remain the same here as well which is to make an awkward potion. Now the next item that you need is a pufferfish which can be found underwater and you can find it by fishing.

Now place one pufferfish on the top center of the brewing table to make a water-breathing potion that will give you a lifeline for 3 minutes underwater.

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Just like the previous two, you can increase the duration of this potion as well by using the redstone dust.

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Conclusion

Potions are one of the most useful items available in the game that can make your gameplay and experience more exciting in Minecraft. There are a variety of potions available in the game and we have discussed the top 3 potions which we think you should consider. This is purely based on our preference but you should also consider other potions as well.

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Taimoor Mohsin