How to Make a Poison Potion in Minecraft

Poison enemies and other players

What to Know

  • Once you have the supplies, activate the Brewing Stand with Blaze Power, then add a Nether Wart and a Spider Eye (in that order) to a Water Bottle.
  • To make variations of the poison potion, you'll also need Glowstone, Redstone, Gunpower, and Dragon's Breath.

This article explains how to brew every type of poison potion in Minecraft on any platform.

What You Need to Make a Potion of Poison

Here's everything you need to create a Potion of Poison:

  • A Crafting Table (craft with 4 Wood Planks)
  • A Brewing Stand (craft with 1 Blaze Rod and 3 Cobblestones)
  • 1 Blaze Powder (craft with 1 Blaze Rod)
  • 1 Netherwart
  • 1 Spider Eye
  • 1 Water Bottle

Since the Potion of Poison isn't very helpful by itself, you should also gather the following materials to upgrade it:

  • Gunpower
  • Dragon's Breath
  • Redstone
  • Glowstone Dust

Keep an eye out for witches, who occasionally drop poison potions.

How to Make a Poison Potion in Minecraft

To brew a poison potion, follow these steps:

  1. Craft Blaze Powder with a Blaze Rod.

    Craft 1 Blaze Powder with 1 Blaze Rod.
  2. Craft a Crafting Table with four wood planks. You can use any type of plank (Warped PlanksCrimson Planks, etc.).

    Craft a Crafting Table with four wood planks.
  3. Place the Crafting Table on the ground and open it to access the 3X3 crafting grid.

    Place the Crafting Table on the ground and open it to access the 3X3 crafting grid.
  4. Craft a Brewing Stand. Add a Blaze Rod to the middle of the top row and three Cobblestones in the middle row.

    Add a Blaze Rod to the middle of the top row and three Cobblestones in the middle row.
  5. Place the Brewing Stand on the ground and open it to access the brewing menu.

    Place the Brewing Stand on the ground and open it to access the brewing menu.
  6. Add a Blaze Powder to the upper-left box to activate your Brewing Stand.

    Add 1 Blaze Powder to the upper-left box to activate your Brewing Stand.
  7. Add a Water Bottle to one of the three bottom boxes in the brewing menu.

    Add a Water Bottle to one of the three boxes at the bottom of the brewing menu.

    It's possible to make up to three potions at once by adding Water Bottles to the other bottom boxes.

  8. Add a Nether Wart to the top box in the brewing menu.

    Add a Nether Wart to the top box in the brewing menu.
  9. Wait for the brewing process to finish. Once complete, the bottle will contain an Awkward Potion, which doesn't have any effect by itself.

    Once complete, the bottle will contain an Awkward Potion
  10. Add a Spider Eye to the top box in the brewing menu.

    Add a Spider Eye to the top box in the brewing menu.
  11. Wait for the brewing process to finish. Once complete, the bottle will contain a Potion of Poison.

    Once complete, the bottle will contain a Potion of Poison.

    You can extend the duration of your poison potion's effect by adding Redstone.

How to Make a Potion of Poison II

To double the effects of any poison potion, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Brewing Stand and add a Potion of Poison to one of the bottom boxes in the brewing menu.

    Add a Potion of Poison to one of the bottom boxes in the brewing menu.
  2. Add Glowstone Dust to the top box in the brewing menu.

    Add Glowstone Dust to the top box in the brewing menu.
  3. Wait for the brewing process to finish. Once complete, the bottle will contain a Potion of Poison II.

    Once complete, the bottle will contain a Potion of Poison II.

    You can't extend the duration of the Potion of Poison II with Redstone.

How to Make a Splash Potion of Poison in Minecraft

To make a Splash Potion of Poison you can use on other players, add Gunpowder to the top box in the brewing menu and a regular Potion of Poison to one of the bottom boxes.

Add Gunpowder to the top box of the brewing menu and a regular Potion of Poison to one of the bottom boxes.

To make a Splash Potion of Poison II, use a Potion of Poison II instead.

How to Make a Lingering Potion of Poison

To create a Lingering Potion of Poison, add Dragon's Breath to the top box in the brewing menu and a Splash Potion of Poison to one of the bottom boxes.

Add Dragon's Breath to the top box of the brewing menu and a regular Splash Potion of Poison to one of the bottom boxes.

What Does the Potion of Poison Do?

Drinking a Potion of Poison will slowly drain your health, which isn't something you want to happen. The Splash Potion of Poison has the same effect, but you can use it on other players. The Lingering Potion of Poison produces a cloud which gives the poison effect to anyone who touches it. How you use potions depends on the platform you're playing on:

  • PC: Right-click and hold
  • Mobile: Tap and hold the screen
  • Xbox: Press and hold LT
  • PlayStation: Press and hold L2