How to Make a Potion of Swiftness in Minecraft

The recipe to make Minecraft speed potions

The Potion of Swiftness in Minecraft is really useful, as it allows you to move 20 percent faster whenever you use it. This has a lot of potential uses, from traversing the landscape more quickly to boosting your survivability when jumping into difficult fights. Here’s what you need to make a Potion of Swiftness, and how to make one.

Instructions in this article apply to Minecraft on all platforms, including Java Edition, and Bedrock Edition on PC and consoles.

What You Need to Make a Potion of Swiftness

To make a Potion of Swiftness, you’ll need the following materials:

  • A Crafting Table (crafted from four Wood Planks)
  • A Brewing Stand (crafted from one Blaze Rod and three cobblestones)
  • Blaze Powder (crafted with a Blaze Rod)
  • Water Bottle (crafted from glass)
  • Nether Wart (gathered in the Nether)
  • Sugar (crafted from Sugar Cane)

If you want to alter your Potion of Swiftness, you’ll also need:

  • Redstone Dust
  • Glowstone Dust

How to Brew a Potion of Swiftness (3:00)

The basic version of this potion is also referred to as Potion of Swiftness (3:00) because it works for three minutes. To craft this basic Potion of Swiftness, follow these instructions:

  1. Craft a Crafting Table by placing four Wood Planks in the basic crafting interface.

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

    A crafting table in Minecraft.
  3. Craft Blaze Powder by placing a Blaze Rod in the crafting interface.

    Crafting Blaze Powder in Minecraft.
  4. Place three cobblestones in the bottom row of the Crafting Table interface and a single Blaze Rod in the middle of the middle row. This will create a Brewing Stand.

    Making a Brewing Stand in Minecraft.
  5. Place the Brewing Stand in a convenient location, and open the brewing interface.

    Placing a Brewing Stand in Minecraft.
  6. Add Blaze Powder to the upper left box in the brewing interface.

    Powering a Brewing Stand in Minecraft.
  7. Place a Water Bottle in the Brewing Stand interface.

    A water bottle in the brewing interface on Minecraft.
  8. Place Netherwort in the Brewing Stand interface.

    Brewing in Minecraft.
  9. Wait for the process to finish, then place Sugar in the Brewing Stand Interface.

    Brewing in Minecraft.
  10. Wait for the process to finish again, then move the Potion of Swiftness into your inventory.

    A potion of swiftness in Minecraft.

How to Make a Potion of Swiftness (8:00)

An extended Potion of Swiftness is also referred to as a Potion of Swiftness (8:00) because it lasts for eight minutes instead of three minutes. Here’s how to make one:

  1. Place your Potion of Swiftness (3:00) into the Brewing Stand interface.

    A swift potion in the Minecraft brewing interface.
  2. Place Redstone Dust into the Brewing Stand interface.

    Brewing in Minecraft.
  3. Wait for the process to finish, then move the Potion of Swiftness (8:00) to your inventory.

    A Potion of Swiftness in Minecraft.

How to Make a Potion of Swiftness (1:30 - Speed II)

The final version of this potion grants Speed II instead of Speed, which means it increases your speed by 40 percent instead of 20 percent. It also only lasts half as long. Here’s how to make one:

  1. Place a Potion of Swiftness (3:00) into the Brewing Stand interface.

    Brewing in Minecraft.
  2. Place Glowstone Dust into the Brewing Stand interface.

    Brewing in Minecraft.
  3. Wait for the process to finish, then move the Potion of Swiftness (1:30 - Speed II) to your inventory.

    A Potion of Swiftness Speed II (1:30) in Minecraft.

Modifying Potion of Swiftness in Minecraft


In addition to the two advanced versions of this potion, you can also turn any version of the Potion of Swiftness into a Splash Potion or into a Lingering Potion. Gunpowder is used to make a Splash Potion, while the Lingering Potion version requires Dragon’s Breath.

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