Brewing Potions

 

First of all, potions in Minecraft have different effects. They range from healing to poison, and swimming in lava to excessive strength. The higher the level of a potion you create, creates a better effect. You can make potions to drink, or potions to throw.  A potion can effect yourself, other players even mobs. To even think about making potions you will need a variety of things.

 

 

List of Key Ingredients to make Potions!

  • You will need a Brewing Stand to create your potions. To craft one,  you need a Blaze Rod and 3 Cobblestones.
  • A source of water is needed as well. I use Cauldrons, they need 7 Iron Ingots to be crafted. However you can only fill three bottles at a time.
  • Glass Bottles are the only things that hold potions. To create them you need 3 glassblocks
  • Take the Glass Bottles you just created and fill them with water, at your water source. This creates Water Bottles.

List of Potions, How to create them, and what they do!

  • Awkward Potion: This is the Base Potion of all potions. This simple potion requires  only Nether Wart
  • Mundane Potion: This is a potion of no use. But to create it, add any alchemy ingredient besides Nether Wart
  • Potion of Healing: It harms undead and heals you at the same time! To create this potion, you need an Awkward Potion and a Glistering Melon
  • Potion of Poison: It does damage over time to your enemies. It does not affect Undead or Spiders. To create this potion, you need an Awkward Potion and a Spider Eye.
  • Potion of Strength:  This potion will increase your damage with a sword! To create this potion, you need an Awkward Potion and Blaze Powder.
  • Potion of Speed: This potion increases your running speed and jumping distance. To create this potion you need an Awkward Potion and Sugar.
  • Potion of Fire Resistance: This potion allows you to walk through fire without taking damage and even swim through lava! To create this potion you need an Awkward Potion and Magma Cream.
  • Potion of Weakness: This potion is used to weaken a foe’s attack damage. It’s good to use against multiple monsters. To create this potion, you need an Awkward Potion and Fermented Spider Eye.
  • Potion of Harming: This potion is a good way to kill someone, or yourself if you are not careful. To create this potion you need an Awkward Potion, Spider Eye and a Fermented Spider Eye

How to create Greater Level Potions, and/or make them Throw-able!

  • Glowstone Dust, Redstone Dust, and Gunpowder are required to perform these tasks!
  • All Level II Potions require Glowstone Dust. Make sure you use this as your last ingredient to your potions! Adding Glowstone Dust make the effect of a potion increasingly effective! To negate the effect of Glowstone Dust you must add Redstone Dust.
  • To prolong the effect of a potion, you must add Redstone Dust. This increases the duration of a Level I Potion by almost 300%!
  • Make sure this is your last ingredient is GunPowder  to your potions! Adding Gunpowder to your potion makes it do a Splash Effect, or Area-of-Effect.

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Some of the Items Below are found in raw form, others need to be crafted

  • Water
  • Redstone Dust
  • Glowstone Dust
  • Magma Cream
  • Sugar
  • Gllistering Melon
  • Spider Eye
  • Ghast Tear
  • Fermented Spider Eye
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[spoiler title=”Potions” open=”0″ style=”2″]The following are the most efficient recipes to brew each potion.

  • Weakness: fermented spider eye
  • Weakness Ext: fermented spider eye → redstone dust
  • Strength: nether wart → blaze powder
  • Strength Ext: nether wart → blaze powder → redstone dust
  • Strength II: nether wart → blaze powder → glowstone dust
  • Regeneration: nether wart → ghast tear
  • Regeneration Ext: nether wart → ghast tear → redstone dust
  • Regeneration II: nether wart → ghast tear → glowstone dust
  • Swiftness: nether wart → sugar
  • Swiftness Ext: nether wart → sugar → redstone dust
  • Swiftness II: nether wart → sugar → glowstone dust
  • Slowness: nether wart → sugar or magma cream → fermented spider eye
  • Slowness Ext: nether wart → sugar or magma cream → fermented spider eye → redstone dust
  • Health: nether wart → glistering melon
  • Health II: nether wart → glistering melon → glowstone dust
  • Harming: nether wart → glistering melon or spider eye → fermented spider eye
  • Harming II: nether wart → glistering melon or spider eye → fermented spider eye → glowstone dust
  • Poison: nether wart → spider eye
  • Poison Ext: nether wart → spider eye → redstone dust
  • Poison II: nether wart → spider eye → glowstone dust
  • Fire Resistance: nether wart → magma cream
  • Fire Resistance Ext: nether wart → magma cream → redstone dust

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[spoiler title=”Brewing Flow Chart” open=”0″ style=”2″]Image From: http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Potion[/spoiler]