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Instant Health is an instant status effect that increases health for living mobs and damages the undead.


Instantly heals 2♥ × 2level (3♥♥ × 2level[upcoming: JE Combat Tests]). Undead mobs (including the wither) are damaged as if with Instant Damage, instead. When applied using a lingering potion, the entity is healed every second. Levels 30–32 (amplifiers 29–31) provide no healing. Levels outside the range 1–32 (corresponding to amplifiers 0–31) are used modulo 32, making level 33 the same as level 1, etc.


Cause Potency Heals Harms Undead Length Notes
Potion of Healing I 4♥♥ Instant Witches drink this potion when damaged.
Potion of Healing II II 8♥♥♥♥ Instant Two of these potions can be found on a brewing stand in end ships.
Splash Potion of Healing I 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ Instant Witches throw one of these two during raids.
Splash Potion of Healing II II 8♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 Instant
Lingering Potion of Healing I 2♥ per second
10♥♥♥♥♥ total
3♥♥ per second
15♥ × 7.5 total
Lingering Potion of Healing II II 4♥♥ per second
20♥ × 10 total
6♥♥♥ per second
30♥ × 15 total
Arrow of Healing I 4♥♥ 6♥♥♥ Instant
Arrow of Healing II II 8♥♥♥♥ 12♥ × 6 Instant


Potion Reagent, Base Extended Enhanced Effects

Potion of Healing

Potion of Healing
Instant Health
Restores 4♥♥ per potion.

Instant Health II
Restores 8♥♥♥♥ per potion.

Immune mobs[]

Only the ender dragon is immune. However, undead mobs are harmed by this effect.

Data values[]


This section is about the effect IDs. For the IDs on potions, see Potion § Item data. For for the IDs on tipped arrows, see Arrow § Metadata.

Java Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID Translation key
Instant Healthinstant_health6effect.minecraft.instant_health

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID Translation key
Instant Healthinstant_health6potion.heal


Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseAdded Instant Health, which is unobtainable.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Potions have been added, but are unobtainable without inventory editing. All effects can appear on potions.
Drinking milk now clears all status effects.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3All potions have been revamped and made obtainable.
1.4.212w38aAdded witches, which can drink potions of instant health when damaged.
1.6.113w23aNerfed Instant health to heal 2×2level instead of 3×2level.
1.915w31aAdded tipped arrows.
15w33aAdded Lingering Potions.
1.1418w47aWitches may now throw Splash Potions of Healing at illagers during raids.
1.1519w41aInstant Health JE1 Added an effect icon texture for Instant Health.
Upcoming Java Edition
Combat TestsCombat Test 8bHealing potions now heal 3×2level instead of 2×2level, similar to Instant Damage and how it was before 1.6.1.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.11.0build 1Added Instant Health, which is unobtainable.
build 4Milk now cures all status effects.
v0.12.1build 1Instant Health can now obtained from Potion of Healing and splash potions of healing.
v0.14.0build 1Added witches, which can be granted Instant Health by drinking potions.
v0.15.0build 1Added Arrow of Healing that inflict Instant Health.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha Health can now be obtained from lingering potions of healing.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Added Instant Health, which can be obtained by a Potion of Healing or Splash Potion of Healing.
TU46CU36 1.38 Patch 15Added the Lingering Potion of Healing.
Added the Arrow of Healing.


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