Minecraft players drink potions or use a splash potion for quality of life improvements or to defeat the various bosses within the game.
Most Minecraft potions provide the player with useful buffs or positive effects to improve their gameplay, such as having increased strength, immunity to fire using a fire resistance potion, and so on.
Gathering The Materials Needed To Make A Potion of Poison
Here is a quick summary of all the needed materials a potion of poison requires:
- Glass Water Bottles, at least 1 (3 Sand Blocks/3 Glass Blocks)
- A Brewing Stand (3 Blocks of Cobblestone or its other variants + 1 Blaze Rod)
- Nether Warts (Nether Fortresses)
- Blaze Powder (Blaze Rods)
- Spider Eye (Spiders/Cave Spiders)
Note: Some of the items included in this list require you to go to the Nether dimension. You will need other items such as obsidian blocks to create a portal to go to the Nether.
Craft At Least 1 Glass Water Bottle
- Go to your nearest source of sand blocks such as riverbanks, beaches, and deserts.
- Dig up at least 3 blocks of sand.
- Then, place these sand blocks into a furnace to smelt them into glass blocks.
- Place the glass blocks on a crafting table in a V-shaped pattern to get glass bottles.
- Using the glass bottles, right-click any source of water to fill them up.
- These water bottles will serve as your potion bottles. Having 3 of them allows you to brew up to three potions at the same time.
Travel To The Nether Dimension
- Build a portal and go to the Nether dimension.
- Then, locate a Nether Fortress.
- After which, kill some Blazes to get blaze rods to craft blaze powder and a brewing stand as well.
Note: Be alert and careful since Blazes deal a lot of fire damage. Remember to drink a fire resistance potion or wear your best enchanted armor whenever you go to the Nether.
- Once you have secured these items, find some Nether wart, the red fungus, that are usually found on soul sand near staircases within the Nether Fortress. They will be used to make the awkward potion needed in brewing various potions.
- Then, you can also get glowstone dust by mining glowstone blocks found near the Nether's ceiling as they can be used to enhance the potion you are brewing.
- Finally, go back to the overworld to continue making a poison potion.
Using A Brewing Stand To Make Potions Of Poison
Finally, the next section is the point where we start brewing a Potion of Poison. Remember to just follow these easy steps:
- Make sure that you already have a brewing stand ready to use. Right-click on it to open the brewing stand interface.
- Add blaze powder to the box that corresponds to the same shape in the brewing stand interface to add fuel to it.
- Place the 3 water bottles that you crafted earlier in the brewing stand menu.
- The first potions you need to brew are awkward potions. It is the most basic potion required to brew other potions. Make an awkward potion by adding a nether wart in the ingredient slot in the brewing stand interface and wait for a few seconds for it to finish brewing.
- Once done, this process will turn each of the water bottles into an awkward potion. Do not remove the awkward potions from the brewing stand.
- After which, place a spider eye in the ingredient slot of the brewing stand.
- Wait for a few seconds. Then, you now have regular Potions of Poison.
How To Make A Splash Potion Of Poison
After brewing, you can further enhance a Potion of Poison by adding these optional ingredients:
- Dragon's Breath
- Redstone Dust
- Glowstone Dust
These ingredients enhance the potion effect by either turning them into splash potions, more duration, increased speed, or creating a lingering effect.
To make a splash Potion of Poison, simply add gunpowder into the ingredient slot right after brewing a regular Potion of Poison. The gunpowder turns potions into splash potions, which have a distinct shape with a pointed top.
Furthermore, if you add a dragon's breath as an ingredient to a splash Potion of Poison, it will turn into a Lingering Potion of Poison which will have a similar effect as the Ender Dragon's breath attack. The buff will apply as long as you stand on its area of effect (AOE) when thrown to the ground.
On the other hand, adding a redstone dust in the ingredient slot after brewing the regular Potion of Poison, it will brew into an extended Potion of Poison which has a longer duration debuff. The poison effect will be on for 1 minute and 30 seconds instead of the regular 45-second version.
When redstone dust is added to a Lingering Potion of Poison, the area of effect will have a longer duration instead of the buff. The duration will be doubled from 11 seconds to 22 seconds.
Lastly, adding glowstone dust as an ingredient in the brewing stand upgrades a regular Potion of Potion into a Potion of Poison II, which will inflict twice as much damage over a shorter span of time. Instead of the normal 18 hearts of damage over 45 seconds, the length of a Poison II debuff will be shortened to 21 seconds. However, it deals the same total damage.
Note: You can only choose to add a redstone dust or a glowstone dust to any of the Potions of Poison variants (Regular, Splash, and Lingering). You cannot add both to have a longer duration debuff and a more potent poison.
You can now dominate against other player factions in a PvP server by brewing your own Poison Potions in Minecraft. Keep in mind to add more blaze powder if you run out of fuel while brewing.