How to Make a Strength Potion in Minecraft

Strength potion recipes and variations

The Potion of Strength in Minecraft can come in handy when you have to fight off hordes of zombies or other mobs. You can actually extend or double the effects of strength potions if you have the right ingredients.

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

What You Need to Make a Potion of Strength

To craft a Potion of Strength from scratch, you'll need the following materials:

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

To make variations of this potion, you'll need the following materials as well:

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

Keep an eye out for witches, who will sometimes drop strength potions.

How to Make a Minecraft Potion of Strength

To make a potion that increases your strength in Minecraft:

  1. Make 2 Blaze Powder using 1 Blaze Rod.

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

    Make a crafting table using four wood planks.
  3. Place the Crafting Table on the ground and interact with it to open the 3X3 crafting grid.

    Place the Crafting Table on the ground and interact with it to open the 3X3 crafting grid.
  4. Make a Brewing Stand by adding a Blaze Rod to the middle of the top row and three Cobblestones in the second row.

    Make a Brewing Stand by adding a Blaze Rod to the middle of the top row and three Cobblestones in the second row.
  5. Place the Brewing Stand on the ground and interact with it to open the brewing menu.

    Place the Brewing Stand on the ground and interact with it to open the brewing menu.
  6. Add 1 Blaze Powder to the upper-left box to activate the Brewing Stand.

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

    Add a Nether Wart to the top box of the brewing menu.
  9. Wait for the brewing process to complete. When the progress bar is full, the bottle will contain an Awkward Potion.

    When the progress bar is full, the bottle will contain an Awkward Potion.
  10. Add 1 Blaze Powder to the top box of the brewing menu.

    Add 1 Blaze Powder to the top box of the brewing menu.
  11. Wait for the brewing process to complete. When the progress bar is full, the bottle will contain a Potion of Strength.

    When the progress bar is full, the bottle will contain a Potion of Strength.

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

How to Make a Minecraft Potion of Strength II

To double the effects of the Potion of Strength, follow these steps:

  1. Open the brewing menu and add a Potion of Strength to one of the bottom boxes.

    Open the brewing menu and add a Potion of Strength to one of the bottom boxes.
  2. Add Glowstone Dust to the top box of the brewing menu.

    Add Glowstone Dust to the top box of the brewing menu.
  3. Wait for the brewing process to complete. When the progress bar is full, the bottle will contain a Potion of Strength II.

    When the progress bar is full, the bottle will contain a Potion of Strength II.

    You cannot extend the duration of the Potion of Strength II with Redstone.

How to Make Splash Potion of Strength in Minecraft

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

To create a Splash Potion of Strength, add Gunpowder to the regular Potion of Strength.

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

How to Make a Lingering Potion of Strength

To make a Lingering Potion of Strength, add Dragon's Breath to the top box of the brewing menu and a regular Splash Potion of Strength to one of the bottom boxes.

To make a Lingering Potion of Strength, add Dragon's Breath to the Splash Potion of Strength.

What Does the Potion of Strength Do?

Drinking the Potion of Strength temporarily increases your attack power by 130%, while the Potion of Strength II increases strength by 260%. The Splash Potion of Strength has the same effect, but it can be used on other players. The Lingering Potion of Strength creates a cloud that increases the strength of anyone who steps inside. The way to use a potion differs depending on the platform you're playing on:

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