How To Make a Lingering Potion in Minecraft

Turn Splash Potions into Lingering Potions and make Tipped Arrows

You can turn any Splash Potion into a Lingering Potion in Minecraft by adding Dragon's Breath. Then, you can make Tipped Arrows out of Lingering Potions.

Instructions in this article apply to Minecraft for all platforms including Windows, PS4, and Xbox One.

How To Make a Lingering Potion in Minecraft

First, you must gather all of the ingredients and build a brewing stand.

  1. Craft Blaze Powder using 1 Blaze Rod.

    Blaze Powder in Minecraft
  2. Make a Crafting Table out of 4 wood planks. You can use any type of plank (Warped PlanksCrimson Planks, etc.).

    Crafting Table in Minecraft
  3. Place the Crafting Table on the ground and open it to bring up the 3X3 crafting grid.

    Crafting Table in Minecraft
  4. Craft a Brewing Stand. Put a Blaze Rod in the middle of the top row and three Cobblestones in the middle row.

    Brewing Stand in Minecraft
  5. Place the Brewing Stand on the ground and interact with it to open the brewing menu.

    Brewing Stand in Minecraft
  6. Put 1 Blaze Powder in the upper-left box to activate the Brewing Stand.

    Blaze Powder in the Minecraft brewing menu
  7. Put any Splash Potion in one of the bottom boxes of the brewing menu.

    Splash Potion in the Minecraft brewing menu

    You can turn any regular Potion into a Splash Potion by adding Gunpowder, then add Dragon's Breath to make a Lingering Potion.

  8. Put Dragon's Breath in the top box of the brewing menu.

    Dragon's Breath in the Minecraft brewing menu
  9. Wait for the progress bar to fill. When the brewing process is finished, you'll have a Lingering Potion that you can add to your inventory,

    Lingering Potion in the Minecraft brewing menu

Lingering Potion Recipes

Just add Dragon's Breath to any Splash Potion to turn it into a Lingering Potion. For example:

Base Ingredient Result
Potion of Healing Dragon's Breath Lingering Potion of Healing
Potion of Weakness Dragon's Breath Lingering Potion of Weakness
Potion of Poison Dragon's Breath Lingering Potion of Poison

What Does a Lingering Potion Do in Minecraft?

When you use a Lingering Potion, it creates a cloud on the ground that grants a status effect to anyone who steps inside. The cloud will last for 30 seconds, slowly shrinking until it disappears.

The effects of Lingering Potions are diluted compared to other variants. A Lingering Potion of Healing, for instance, will restore half the amount of health as a regular or Potion of Healing. That said, the effect stacks if you stay inside the cloud, so you can easily replenish all of your health.

How to use a potion in Minecraft depends on which platform you're playing on:

  • PC: Right-click and hold
  • Mobile: Tap and hold
  • Xbox: Press and hold LT
  • PlayStation: Press and hold L2
  • Nintendo: Press and hold ZL
Player standing in a Lingering Potion cloud in Minecraft

How To Make Tipped Arrows in Minecraft

You can also craft Tipped Arrows with Lingering Potions, which inflict status effects on their targets. Open the Crafting Table and place a Lingering Potion in the center of the grid, then put Arrows in all of the other boxes.

Arrow of Weakness in Minecraft

Some arrows, like the Arrows of Luck, are not available in every version of the game.

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