How to Make Potion of Weakness in Minecraft

Potions in Minecraft are like medical drugs with both negative and positive effects, which you can use to your advantage. Various Potions are available in Minecraft, and the best ones can be found here. One of the better ones is a Potion of Weakness which applies an effect of weakness on your attacks which isn’t wise.

Today, we will unveil everything you need to know about Potion of Weakness, including the method to make it and how to use it effectively.

What is Potion of Weakness

The Potion of Weakness is a must-have, especially during the mid-game, because it weakens your enemy’s attacks, whether a mob or any other player. So, keeping it around would be beneficial if you are not powerful enough to fight.

How to Make Potion of Weakness

You will be needing the following items to make this potion:

  1. Crafting Table to make Blaze Powder
  2. Brewing Stand
  3. Fermented Spider Eye
  4. Blaze Rod
  5. Water Bottle

See Arrow sign for the location to put blazing powder, Pink highlighted square to place water bottle, and yellow square to move fermented spider eye to get the Potion of Weakness from Brewing stand.

How to make Crafting Table
We have a dedicated guide on making and using the Crafting Table in Minecraft, so go through it if you need help.

How to make Brewing Stand
The Brewing Stand in Minecraft can be yours by following our guide, how to make an Instant Health Potion, in which we have a dedicated section that explains the making of a Brewing Stand.

Fermented Spider Eye
Fermented Spider Eye requires the following items.

  • Spider Eye
  • Brown Mushroom
  • Sugar

And here is how you can get these items.

Spider eye is dropped when you slay a spider found inside the dark areas of a cave or sometimes on the land during the night.

Brown mushrooms can be found under the trees or inside the caves with lesser light.

Sugar is relatively easy to get by following our guide on sugarcanes using which you can craft the sugar.

And finally, the Fermented eye can be crafted using the following combination in the crafting table.

How to make Blaze Powder
Blaze powder is crafted from Blaze rod, which is dropped by a mob called Blaze that is spawned deep into the Nether Dimension.

How to make Water Bottle
To make a Water Bottle, you will need Glass which can be obtained by following our guide, and glass can later be crafted into an Empty bottle that you need to fill with water by right-clicking on a water source while holding it in your hand.

How to make a Splash Potion of Weakness

If the Splash Potion of Weakness is needed, you must have the following items.

  1. Gunpowder
  2. Potion of Weakness

First, make sure to put blaze powder, place gunpowder on top most section, and finally put Potion of Weakness in its place, as seen below.

How to get Gunpowder
Gunpowder can easily be yours when you follow our guide on getting the “Gunpowder in Minecraft”.

And for the Potion of Weakness, please scroll up to get it.

How long can a Potion of Weakness last
The Potion of Weakness lasts 1:30 minutes which is more than enough to eliminate enemies.

How long does a Splash Potion of Weakness last
It remains active for 1:30 minutes, enough time to get away from a stronger enemy.

How to use the Splash Potion of Weakness

The Splash Potion of Weakness can effectively be used in the following ways.

Make Enemies Weak in Minecraft
To make your enemy’s attack less effective, you can use the splash potion of weakness on them, and it will reduce their melee attack damage by four, whether it is a player or any mob in Minecraft.

Cure Zombified Villagers in Minecraft
The Zombified Villagers can be cured by using a Splash Potion of Weakness and once you see black curls around it, use the Golden Apple on it.

After 3-4 minutes, you will witness the conversion, but when you do this with a Zombified Wandering Trader, some excellent economic trades will blow up your mind.

Why do we need Potions in Minecraft

Potions may be challenging to make, but the results are impressive because they give you extraordinary powers, as follows.

  1. To Breath Underwater
  2. Instant Health Potion
  3. Invisibility Potion
  4. Potion of Swiftness
  5. Fire Resistant and many more.


The Potions in Minecraft are of great help as they are added specially to provide the player with super-powers that can make you feel invincible and robust, so it is highly recommended to master the art of Brewing Potions for a longer run in-game. Today we learned everything about Potion of Weakness and shed light on Splash Potion of Weakness.

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