How To Brew a Potion of Strength in Minecraft

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Sometimes you just need an extra boost in melee attacks! Minecraft developers had that in mind when they added in the potion of strength. This potion can increase a player's melee attack damage!

Here’s an easy guide to brewing a potion of strength 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 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 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 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

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 strength recipe

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

After brewing is complete, you’ve created a standard potion of strength. This potion increases a player's melee attack damage by 1.5 hearts for 3 minutes.

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 increases the player's melee attack damage by 3 hearts for 1.5 minutes.

redstone extend potion

You can also extend a potion of strength 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 8 minutes and increases the player's melee attack damage by 1.5 hearts.