Gaming Game Play & Streaming How to Make a Fire Resistance Potion in Minecraft Brew up some protection against fire damage by Jeremy Laukkonen Writer Jeremy Laukkonen is tech writer and the creator of a popular blog and video game startup. He also ghostwrites articles for numerous major trade publications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Jeremy Laukkonen Updated on September 23, 2020 Game Play & Streaming Consoles & PCs Cheats & Codes Gaming Services Game Play & Streaming Mobile Gaming Tweet Share Email 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. 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: Open the Brewing Stand interface. To access this interface, you need to craft a brewing stand, place it, and then interact with it. Place at least one Blaze powder in the upper left slot of the brewing stand. One Blaze powder will last for the creation of multiple potions. Place a bottle of Water in the bottom left slot in the brewing interface. Place the Nether Wart in the top middle slot of the brewing interface. When the process finishes, the water bottle will transform into an Awkward Potion. Place the Magma Cream in the upper middle slot of the brewing interface.. The Fire potion is now ready, and you can move it to your inventory. 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: Equip the Fire Resistance potion. 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. You can open your inventory to check the remaining time on your Fire Resistance. With Fire Resistance active, you can enter lava without dying. 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: 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. Harvest the Nether Wart with any tool, and then dig up the Soul Sand. 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. 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. Locate a Blaze in the Nether. 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. Fight and defeat the Blaze. Pick up the Blaze rods it drops. Place a Blaze rod into your crafting interface. Remove the Blaze powder from the crafting output. 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: While you're in the Nether looking for Nether Wart and Blazes, look for chests. If you're lucky, you may find a chest that contains Magma Cream. If you can't locate any Magma Cream, then leave the Nether and go hunting for Slimes. Fight and defeat some Slimes. Pick up any Slime they drop. Open your crafting interface. Place Slime and Blaze Powder in this pattern. Move Magma Cream from the crafting output to your inventory. 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. Place sand in a furnace to make glass. Open the crafting interface and place glass in this pattern. 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. Your water bottle is now ready to turn into a potion. 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. Open the crafting table interface. Place one Blaze rod and three cobblestone in this pattern. Place your brewing stand anywhere you like, and interact with it to open the brewing menu.