How to Make a Mundane Potion in Minecraft

Mundane potion recipes and steps for brewing in Minecraft

The Mundane Potion in Minecraft was a precursor to the Potion of Weakness, and there are many different ways to make one. It’s no longer used in that way, though, or in any way at all, so the most important reason to know how to make a Mundane Potion in Minecraft is so that you can avoid making one.

Minecraft removed the Mundane Potion from all recipes in version 1.9. It may be in recipes in the future, but there is no reason to make a Mundane Potion at this time. These instructions work for Minecraft on all platforms, including Java and Bedrock on PC and Bedrock on consoles.

Materials to Brew Mundane Potion in Minecraft

Here are the materials you need if you want to make a Mundane Potion:

  • Crafting Table (crafted from four planks)
  • Brewing Stand (crafted from four cobblestones and a Blaze Rod)
  • Blaze Powder (crafted from Blaze Rod)
  • Water bottle (crafted from glass)

You also need one of these ingredients:

  • Glistering melon (crafted from gold nuggets and melon)
  • Spider eyes (dropped from spiders)
  • Magma cream (crafted from blaze powder and slimeball)
  • Sugar (crafted from sugarcane)
  • Blaze Powder (crafted from Blaze Rods)
  • Ghast Tears (dropped from Ghasts)
  • Redstone dust (obtained from mining)

How to Brew Mundane Potion in Minecraft

If you want to make a Mundane Potion, you first need to make a Crafting Table and then make a Brewing Stand. You also need to make or find a glass bottle, fill it with water, and then find or craft one of the seven ingredients you can use to make a Mundane Potion.

Here’s how to brew a Mundane Potion from scratch:

  1. Place four planks in your main crafting interface to make a Crafting Table.

    A crafting table in Minecraft.
  2. Place the Crafting Table.

    A crafting table in Minecraft.
  3. Place three glass blocks in your Crafting Table interface to make a glass bottle.

    Making a glass bottle in Minecraft.
  4. Equip the glass bottle, and interact with a water source to fill it.

    Filling a glass bottle on Minecraft.
  5. Place three cobblestone and a Blaze Rod in the Crafting Table interface to make a Brewing Stand.

    Making a brewing stand in Minecraft.
  6. Place the Brewing Stand.

    A Brewing Stand in Minecraft.
  7. Place Blaze Powder in the Brewing Stand interface.

    Blaze Powder in a Brewing Stand in Minecraft.
  8. Place the water bottle in the Brewing Stand interface.

    A water bottle in a brewing stand on Minecraft.
  9. Place glistering melon, spider eyes, magma cream, sugar, blaze powder, ghast tears, or redstone dust in the Brewing Stand interface.

    Brewing a Mundane Potion in Minecraft.
  10. When the bubbles finish, your potion is ready.

    A Mundane Potion in Minecraft.

How to Brew a Mundane Splash Potion

Even though Mundane Potion doesn’t do anything, you can still turn one into a splash potion. All you need is a powered-up Brewing Stand, a Mundane Potion, and some gunpowder. But, of course, if you don’t have gunpowder, you can get it by killing a Creeper.

Here’s how to brew a Mundane Splash Potion:

  1. Place a Mundane Potion in the Brewing Stand interface.

    A Mundane Potion in a Brewing Stand in Minecraft.
  2. Place gunpowder in the Brewing Stand interface.

    Brewing a Splash Mundane Potion in Minecraft.
  3. When the bubbles finish, your potion is ready.

    A Mundane Splash Potion in Minecraft.

How to Brew a Mundane Lingering Potion

You can also turn a Mundane Splash Potion into a Mundane Lingering Potion, but doing so isn’t a good idea. Since it requires Dragon’s Breath, a rare ingredient, making this potion is a waste of resources as the Mundane Potion itself has no purpose.

How to brew a Mundane Lingering Potion:

  1. Place a Mundane Splash Potion into the Brewing Stand interface.

    A Mundane Splash Potion.
  2. If you just made a Mundane Splash Potion, remove any remaining gunpowder and place Dragon’s Breath into the Brewing Stand Interface.

    Brewing a Lingering Mundane Potion in Minecraft.
  3. When the bubbles finish, your potion is ready.

    A Lingering Mundane Potion in Minecraft.
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