Slowness

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Slowness
Slowness JE3 BE2.png
Potion of SlownessSplash Potion of SlownessLingering Potion of Slowness
Sources

See § Causes

Particle

#5A6C81 (gray blue)

Type

Negative

Slowness decreases walking speed.

Effect[edit]

Slowness decreases walking speed by 15% × level and contracts the player's field of view accordingly. Negative levels of Slowness increase walking speed. However, sprinting and jumping is barely affected.

Causes[edit]

Cause Potency Length Notes
Potion of Slowness I 1:30
Potion of Slowness (extended) I 4:00
Potion of Slowness IV IV 0:40‌[JE only]

0:20‌[BE only]

Splash Potion of Slowness I 1:30‌[JE only]

1:07‌[BE only]

Witches may throw this potion if their target is at least 8 blocks away.
Splash Potion of Slowness (extended) I 4:00‌[JE only]

3:00‌[BE only]

Splash Potion of Slowness IV IV 0:20‌[JE only]

0:15‌[BE only]

Lingering Potion of Slowness I 0:22
Lingering Potion of Slowness (extended) I 1:00
Lingering Potion of Slowness IV IV 0:05
Arrow of Slowness I 0:11 50% chance of being dropped by Strays.
Arrow of Slowness (extended) I 0:30 Fired by Strays.
Arrow of Slowness IV IV 0:02
Potion of the Turtle Master IV 0:20
Potion of the Turtle Master (extended) IV 0:40
Potion of the Turtle Master II VI 0:20
Splash Potion of the Turtle Master IV 0:20‌[JE only]

0:15‌[BE only]

Splash Potion of the Turtle Master (extended) IV 0:40‌[JE only]

0:30‌[BE only]

Splash Potion of the Turtle Master II VI 0:20‌[JE only]

0:15‌[BE only]

Lingering Potion of the Turtle Master IV 0:05
Lingering Potion of the Turtle Master (extended) IV 0:10
Lingering Potion of the Turtle Master II VI 0:05
Arrow of the Turtle Master IV 0:02
Arrow of the Turtle Master (extended) IV 0:05
Arrow of the Turtle Master II VI 0:02
Stray melee attack ‌[Bedrock Edition only] I 0:10 Only if a Stray attacks the player underwater.
Bane of Arthropods (enchantment) IV 0:01-0:03.5, depending on level and randomness. Affects arthropods only.

Unaffected mobs[edit]

Boss mobs are immune to the Slowness effect. While not immune, flying mobs are unaffected by the Slowness effect.[1] Shulkers are also unaffected by, though not immune to, Slowness.

Notes[edit]

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

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:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Slownessslowness2effect.minecraft.slowness

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Slownessslowness2potion.moveSlowdown

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngA Furious Cocktail
Have every potion effect applied at the same time Local BreweryHave all of these 13 potion 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.nether/all_potions
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.
nether/all_effects

History[edit]

Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseSlowness is added along with 18 other status effects but is currently unobtainable in regular gameplay.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Slowness JE1 BE1.png The effect sprite for Slowness has been added to inventory.png.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Slowness potions have been revamped and made obtainable in the inventory through brewing.
Added the Bane of Arthropods enchantment, which inflicts Slowness to athropods.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Splash potions have been added, including splash potions of Slowness.
1.3.112w22aAll Slowness potions have been added to the creative inventory.
1.4.212w38aAdded witches, which throw splash potions of Slowness at the player.
1.915w31aAdded tipped arrows, including arrows of Slowness, which are currently unobtainable in survival.
15w33aAdded lingering potions of Slowness.
15w44bArrows of Slowness can now be obtained by firing an arrow into a Slowness lingering potion cloud.
16w06aArrows of Slowness can now be crafted using lingering potions in the crafting table.
Arrows of Slowness can no longer be obtained by firing arrows into a Slowness lingering potion cloud.
1.1016w20aAdded strays, which shoot arrows of Slowness.
1.1318w07aAdded potion of the Turtle Master, which inflicts Slowness.
1.1418w43aSlowness JE2.png The Slowness texture has changed.
18w43bSlowness JE3 BE2.png The Slowness icon has been corrected.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.11.0build 1Slowness JE1 BE1.png Slowness is added but unobtainable at the time.
v0.12.1build 1Slowness can now be obtained through potions and splash potion.
Added Bane Of Arthropod Enchantment, which inflicts slowness to arthropod mobs.
v0.14.0build 1Added witch that can throw splash potion of slowness to give slowness effect its target.
v0.15.0build 1Slowness can be obtained from arrow of slowness.
Added stray, which shoots an arrow of slowness that inflicts the slowness effect.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Slowness can be obtained from lingering potion of slowness.
Bedrock Edition
1.5.0beta 1.5.0.0Strays now use melee attacks when underwater, which inflicts the slowness effect.
beta 1.5.0.4Slowness can be obtained from Potion of Turtle Master as well from Splash potion, lingering potion, and tipped arrow variants.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.5Slowness JE3 BE2.png Changed effect icon texture.
1.16.0beta 1.15.0.51Added potions of Slowness IV, which can be brewed from potions of Slowness using glowstone dust.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Slowness JE1 BE1.png Added slowness, which can be obtained by a Potion of Slowness or Splash Potion of Slowness.
TU19CU7 1.12 Added witches, which throw splash potions of slowness at the player.
TU46CU36 1.38 Patch 15Added the Lingering Potion of Slowness.
Added the Arrow of Slowness.
Added strays, which shoot arrows of Slowness.
TU69 1.76 Patch 38Added the Potion of the Turtle Master, which inflicts slowness.
1.90 Slowness JE3 BE2.png Changed effect icon texture.

Issues[edit]

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

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MC-40949 - Flying mobs do not obey generic.movementSpeed attribute