How To Brew a Potion of Poison in Minecraft

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Aside from a potion of harming, a potion of poison can also help players defeat their enemies (even from a safe distance). The potion of poison depletes health by half a heart every 0.4 to 1.25 seconds. A perfect solution to problems of mean players or mobs!

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

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glass bottle

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

water bottle

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

blazes minecraft

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

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!

how to brew an awkward potion

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

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

After brewing is complete, you’ve created a standard potion of poison. This potion depletes health by 1 half-heart every 1.25 seconds for 45 seconds.

Keep reading to learn how to enhance or extend the potion!

glowstone 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 depletes health by 1 half-heart every 0.4 seconds.

redstone extend potion

You can also extend a potion of poison by placing a redstone dust in the base ingredient slot. Extending a potion means that the effect will last longer.

The potion will now last for 1.5 minutes!