How To Brew a Potion of Harming in Minecraft

Win any battle.
Britt Britt (137)
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A staple tool for the PVP Minecraft aficionados! A potion of harming can inflict up to six hearts worth of damage. Some well-placed traps filled with potions of harming could help define a winner in battle, so why not learn how to make some?

Here’s an easy guide to brewing a potion of harming in Minecraft!

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craft glass bottle

In order to begin brewing, use 3 glass blocks in a crafting table to make 3 glass bottles!

water bottle minecraft

Take your freshly made glass bottles, go up to a water source and right click. You’ve now created a water bottle.

blaze rods

This is the most tedious part of brewing. In order to begin the actual brewing process, you’ll need to collect blaze powder to fuel a brewing stand. You can craft a blaze powder from blaze rods, which are dropped by (you guessed it) blazes!

blaze powder recipe

Simply put the blaze rod anywhere on the crafting table to create 2 blaze powders.

nether wart minecraft

Basic potions require a potion modifier. In this case, we need to gather nether wart. So while you’re looking for blazes, be sure to also grab some soul sand and nether wart from the nether fortress!

awkward potion recipe

The base potion for every standard potion is an awkward potion. Place 3 water bottles, blaze powder, and nether wart into the brewing stand’s GUI as shown above.

potion of poison minecraft

A potion of healing requires a glistering melon, while a potion of poison requires a spider eye. You can learn how to make either step-by-step in the below linked guides:

After brewing is complete, you’ve created a standard potion of healing or poison. Now you can move on to creating a potion of harming.

fermented spider eye potion of harming

This potion requires an easy to gather effect ingredient: fermented spider eye! Leaving everything how it was from the last step, simply place the fermented spider eye in the top empty space.

fermented spider eye recipe

After brewing is complete, you’ve created a standard potion of harming. This potion inflicts 3 hearts of damage.

Keep reading to learn how to enhance the potion!

enhance potion

Enhancing a potion improves the effect that it has on the player or entity. Add a glowstone dust into the base ingredient slot (the top one) to begin brewing.

The output potion inflicts 6 hearts of damage.

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