This effect is temporary, and will not kill a player unless an additional source of damage is dealt to them. This is because the effect pauses when a player's health reaches 1 (). If the player regains health while the poison effect is still active, their health will continue to deplete until it once again reaches 1 ().
The amount of damage inflicted over time is shown in the table below.
|Level||Ticks per||per second|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Due to invincibility frames, the effective rate is 12 ticks ( x 0.83 per second)
- ↑ Due to invincibility frames, the effective rate is 10 ticks ( x 1 per second)
Sources of Poison
- Potion of poison
- Poison arrow
- Cave spider
- Suspicious stew (crafted with lily of the valley)
- Cookie(only affects parrots)
- Spider eye
- Poisonous potato
A variant of the poison effect (called fatal poison), is exclusive to Minecraft: Bedrock Edition. This effect will continue to deduct health from a player, even after they reach 1 (), which kills the player. It is only obtainable through the use of cheats.