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Blindness
Blindness JE2 BE2.png
Sources

See § Causes

Particle

#1F1F23 (dark gray)

Type

Negative

Blindness is a status effect that impairs the player's vision. It can be cast by Illusioners[Java Edition only] or by consuming Suspicious Stew.

Effect[]

The view from a player who is afflicted by blindness.

Blindness impairs the player's vision as if a thick black fog were surrounding them, with only the immediate area being visible (this means that only a few blocks directly around the player are visible to them). However, the sun and moon can be seen as normal.‌[Java Edition only] Additionally, liquids do not fade into the fog perfectly. The effect also prevents the player from sprinting or inflicting critical hits. If combined with Night Vision, the screen appears completely black aside from the sun and moon.[1] In Java Edition 1.16, combining with night visions renders the HUD text black (this also happens on the title screen). In Bedrock Edition, it adjust correctly, it keeps the black fog, and renders the visible area buffed with night vision.

The effect can be removed by drinking milk. In Education and Bedrock editions when education options are enabled, drinking eye drops also removes blindness.

Causes[]

Cause Potency Length Notes
Illusioner[Java Edition only] I 0:20 As an attack if regional difficulty is greater than 2.00
Suspicious Stew I 0:08 Must be crafted with Azure Bluet
Suspicious Stew I 0:05-0:07 Found in shipwreck supply chests
Traded from expert farmer villagers[JE only]

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Blindnessblindness15effect.minecraft.blindness

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Blindnessblindness15potion.blindness

Advancements[]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngHow Did We Get Here?
Have every effect applied at the same time A Furious CocktailHave all of these 26 effects applied to the player at the same time: The source of the effects is irrelevant for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.
Note: This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless if one or more of its child advancements have been completed.
nether/all_effects

History[]

Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseBlindness is added along with 18 other status effects but is currently unobtainable in regular gameplay.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Blindness JE1 BE1.png The effect sprite for Blindness has been added to inventory.png.
1.1217w16aAdded illusioners, which can affect players with Blindness.
1.1418w43aBlindness can now be obtained by eating suspicious stew.
Blindness JE2 BE2.png The texture of the blindness effect icon has now been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.11.0build 1Blindness JE1 BE1.png Added Blindness.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0?When Blindness is combined with Night Vision, the screen now appears completely black.[when?]
1.4.0beta 1.2.20.1Eye drops now remove the blindness effect when consumed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.5Blindness JE2 BE2.png The texture of the blindness effect icon has now been changed.
1.13.0beta 1.13.0.9Blindness can now be obtained by eating suspicious stew.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Blindness" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

References[]