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Brewing allows a player to make Potions that can benefit or harm a player when used. In turn, a player can add Gunpowder to any potion while brewing to convert the potion into a splash potion, enabling a player to put the effect on another mob or multiple players when it is thrown as a projectile.

All brewing requires a Brewing Stand, and in 1.9 - The Combat Update,
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Blaze Powder
. The gallery below contains a chart of various potions that can be made, and how to make them. A separate detailed list of all potions and their recipes can also be found here.

Reagents and Components

Components

Name Use
Brewing Stand Distills reagents into
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Glass Bottles
Cauldron Each one can hold a bucket of water. Each cauldron can fill 3 bottles.
Glass Bottle Container for all kinds of potions.
Water Bottle The starting base for all potions.

Made by filling a glass bottle from a cauldron or water source.

Base-Affecting Reagents

Name Icon Base reagent for Effect
Fermented Spider Eye
Fermented spider eye
Potion of Weakness Lessens positive effects

Induces negative effects

Glowstone Dust
Glowstone dust
Thick Potion Increases effects

Decreases potion duration

Nether Wart
Grid Nether Wart Seeds
Awkward Potion None
Redstone
Redstonedust
Mundane Potion Decreases effects

Increases potion duration

Gunpowder
Gunpowder inventory
Splash Potions Splash potions are thrown instead of consumed, and give its effect to any mobs/players it hits.
Dragon's Breath
Dragon's Breath
Lingering Potions Lingering potions are similar to splash potions except when thrown, they create an area of effect that will give its effect to any mob/player that is in the area.

Base-Effecting Reagents

Name Icon Base reagent for Potion Effect
Glistering Melon
Glistering Melon
Mundane Potion Instant Health
Blaze Powder
Blaze Powder
Mundane Potion Strength
Spider Eye
Spider eye
Mundane Potion Poison

Effecting Reagents

Name Icon Potion Effect
Ghast Tear
Ghast Tear
Regeneration
Magma Cream
Magma cream
Fire Resistance
Sugar
Sugar
Swiftness

Paired Effecting Reagents

Name Potion Effect
Spider Eye + Fermented Spider Eye Harming
Glistering Melon + Fermented Spider Eye Harming
Sugar + Fermented Spider Eye Slowness
Magma Cream + Fermented Spider Eye Slowness

Gallery