How to Make a Fire Resistance Potion in Minecraft

Brew up some protection against fire damage

Minecraft is full of things that are designed to hurt or kill you, and many of them can be defended against by building armor. If you want to protect yourself from fire, fireball attacks, and even the endless lakes of lava found underground and in the Nether, then you'll want to make a fire resistance potion or two and keep them handy at all times.

A fire potion providing protection in Minecraft.

How to Make a Fire Resistance Potion in Minecraft

Before you can make your own fire resistant potion in Minecraft, you need to pull together a list of ingredients and also build yourself a brewing stand. The ingredients you'll need are nether wart, magma cream, and a water bottle. You'll also need some blaze powder to fire up the brewing stand in the first place.

Here's how the process works:

  1. Open the Brewing Stand interface.

    The brewing interface in Minecraft.

    To access this interface, you need to craft a brewing stand, place it, and then interact with it.

  2. Place at least one Blaze powder in the upper left slot of the brewing stand.

    A screenshot of a powered brewing stand in Minecraft.

    One Blaze powder will last for the creation of multiple potions.

  3. Place a bottle of Water in the bottom left slot in the brewing interface.

    A screenshot of making a potion in Minecraft.
  4. Place the Nether Wart in the top middle slot of the brewing interface.

    A screenshot of making an awkward potion in Minecraft.
  5. When the process finishes, the water bottle will transform into an Awkward Potion.

    A screenshot of an awkward potion in Minecraft.
  6. Place the Magma Cream in the upper middle slot of the brewing interface..

    A screenshot of making a fire potion in Minecraft.
  7. The Fire potion is now ready, and you can move it to your inventory.

    A completed fire potion in Minecraft.

How to Use a Fire Resistance Potion in Minecraft

Once you've made a fire resistance potion, you can stash it away in a chest for later use, keep it in your inventory in case you find yourself in hot water, or use it immediately if the situation calls for it. To use a fire resistance potion, all you have to do is equip it and then drink it by pressing your use item button. You will see a brief drinking animation, and then the fire resistance effect will take place.

While under the effects of a fire resistance potion, you gain temporary immunity to all heat-based forms of damage. That means you won't take damage when attacked by a Blaze's fireballs, any natural sources or fire, or even from lava. That makes these potions indispensable for future trips into the Nether.

Here's how to use a fire resistance potion in Minecraft:

  1. Equip the Fire Resistance potion.

    A fire resistance potion in Minecraft.
  2. Drink the Fire Resistance potion using your use item button.

    • Windows 10 and Java Edition: Right click.
    • Pocket Edition: Tap the Fish button.
    • Xbox 360 and Xbox One: Press the left trigger.
    • PS3 and PS4: Press the L2 button.
    • Wii U and Switch: Press the ZL button.
    A screenshot of drinking a fire resistance potion.
  3. You can open your inventory to check the remaining time on your Fire Resistance.

    A screenshot of fire resistance in Minecraft.
  4. With Fire Resistance active, you can enter lava without dying.

    Using a fire resistance potion in Minecraft.

    You can still catch on fire when using this potion, so make sure to put yourself out before the potion effects end.

How to Get Nether Wart, Blaze Powder, and Magma Cream

The components required to craft fire resistance potions are all found in the Nether, so you'll have to do a bit of dangerous adventuring before you can craft this useful item. There's a ton of lava in the Nether, and the fire-based Blaze mob holds the blaze rods required to make blaze powder, so the process of obtaining these items gets a lot easier after you've done it once and have access to fire resistance potions.

If you're lucky and can locate a witch's hut, you may find fire resistance potions laying around free for the taking.

After you've built yourself a gateway to the Nether, you're ready to track down the components necessary for making fire resistance potions. Here's how to get nether wart:

  1. You can obtain the items in any order, but nether wart is the easiest. You'll find this red fungus growing in Nether Fortresses as well as a number of other locations.

  2. Harvest the Nether Wart with any tool, and then dig up the Soul Sand.

    Netherwort found in the Nether in Minecraft.
  3. Once you get back to your base, you can place the Soul Sand, plant the Nether Wart, and have a never ending supply of the stuff.

    Netherwort planted in a base in Minecraft.

How to Get Blaze Powder

You'll also have to venture into the Nether to obtain blaze powder. Unless you get lucky with chests, you'll actually have to fight Blaze enemies to obtain their rods, and then turn the rods into powder.

You will need blaze powder to power the brewing stand, blaze powder to make magma cream, and also one blaze rod to make your brewing stand, so make sure to gather enough blaze rods.

  1. Locate a Blaze in the Nether.

    A blaze in Minecraft.

    These enemies are often found in Nether fortresses. If you can't find one, and you have Minecraft cheats enabled, you can spawn one by typing /summon blaze.

  2. Fight and defeat the Blaze.

    Fighting a blaze in Minecraft.
  3. Pick up the Blaze rods it drops.

    A dropped blaze rod in Minecraft.
  4. Place a Blaze rod into your crafting interface.

    Making blaze powder in Minecraft.
  5. Remove the Blaze powder from the crafting output.

    Making blaze powder in Minecraft.

Finding or Making Magma Cream in Minecraft

Magma cream can be found in random chests in the Nether, and you can also craft it using slime and blaze powder. Here's how to get some magma cream in Minecraft:

  1. While you're in the Nether looking for Nether Wart and Blazes, look for chests.

    A screenshot of a large chest in Minecraft.
  2. If you're lucky, you may find a chest that contains Magma Cream.

    A screenshot of magma cream in a chest.
  3. If you can't locate any Magma Cream, then leave the Nether and go hunting for Slimes.

    A slime in Minecraft.
  4. Fight and defeat some Slimes.

    Fighting a slime in Minecraft.
  5. Pick up any Slime they drop.

    Slime in Minecraft.
  6. Open your crafting interface.

    A screenshot of the Minecraft crafting interface.
  7. Place Slime and Blaze Powder in this pattern.

    A screenshot of the magma cream recipe in Minecraft.
  8. Move Magma Cream from the crafting output to your inventory.

    Magma cream in Minecraft.

    You need Blaze powder to run the brewing stand, so don't convert it all to Magma Cream.

How to Make Water Bottles in Minecraft

The last component you'll need to make a fire resistance potion is a bottle of water. This can also be found in a witch hut if you're lucky, but making them is also pretty easy.

  1. Place sand in a furnace to make glass.

    A screenshot of making glass in Minecraft.
  2. Open the crafting interface and place glass in this pattern.

    A screenshot of making a glass bottle in Minecraft.
  3. Equip a bottle, and press your use item button when standing near water.

    • Windows 10 and Java Edition: Right click.
    • Pocket Edition: Tap the Fish button.
    • Xbox 360 and Xbox One: Press the left trigger.
    • PS3 and PS4: Press the L2 button.
    • Wii U and Switch: Press the ZL button.
    A screenshot of filling a water bottle in Minecraft.
  4. Your water bottle is now ready to turn into a potion.

    A bottle of water in Minecraft.

How to Make a Brewing Stand in Minecraft

If you don't already have a brewing stand, you'll also need to make one of those before you can brew any potions at all. This is a pretty easy recipe if you've already ventured into the Nether for Blaze rods, as all it takes is one Blaze rod and three cobblestone.

  1. Open the crafting table interface.

    The Minecraft crafting interface.
  2. Place one Blaze rod and three cobblestone in this pattern.

    The brewing stand recipe in Minecraft.
  3. Place your brewing stand anywhere you like, and interact with it to open the brewing menu.

    A brewing stand in Minecraft.