How To Brew a Potion of Swiftness in Minecraft

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Britt Britt (157)
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Regardless if you’re trying to outrun your enemies, or you just need a quicker way of returning home from an adventure, a potion of swiftness can come in handy. As the name implies, in Minecraft, this potion increases movement from 20-40% by giving you the speed status effect.

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

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Craft a Glass Bottle

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

Create a Water Bottle

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

blaze spawner

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!

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 swiftness

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

After brewing is complete, you’ve created a standard potion of swiftness. This potion increases movement speed, sprinting speed, and jumping length by 20% for three 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 movement speed, sprinting speed, and jumping length by 40%! Its effect duration will take a hit by reducing to 1.5 minutes.

redstone extend potion

You can also extend a potion of swiftness 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!