Gaming Game Play & Streaming How to Make a Water Breathing Potion in Minecraft Breathe underwater in Minecraft by Robert Earl Wells III Writer Robert Wells is a professional writer and amateur game developer. His specialties include web development, cryptocurrency, and cybersecurity. our editorial process LinkedIn Robert Earl Wells III Updated on September 23, 2020 Game Play & Streaming Consoles & PCs Cheats & Codes Gaming Services Game Play & Streaming Mobile Gaming Tweet Share Email Before you explore the depths of the ocean, you should know how to craft a water breathing potion in Minecraft. With the Potion of Water Breathing, you can mine the seafloor without fear of drowning. Instructions in this article apply to Minecraft for all platforms including Windows, PS4, and Xbox One. What You Need to Make a Water Breathing Potion Here's everything you need to make a Potion of Water Breathing: 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 Water Bottle1 Nether Wart1 Puffer Fish To make variants of this potion, you'll also need: RedstoneGunpowerDragon's Breath Witches will sometimes drop Potion of Water Breathing as well as other types of potions. How to Make a Water Breathing Potion in Minecraft Follow these steps to craft an underwater breathing potion: Craft Blaze Powder using 1 Blaze Rod. Make a Crafting Table with four planks of wood. Any type of wood is fine. Place the Crafting Table on the ground and use it to open the 3X3 crafting grid. Make a Brewing Stand by placing a Blaze Rod in the middle of the top row and three Cobblestones in the second row. Place your Brewing Stand on the ground and use it to open the brewing menu. Add the Blaze Powder to the box in the upper-left corner of the brewing menu to activate the Brewing Stand. Add a Water Bottle to one of the three boxes at the bottom on the brewing menu. Brew up to three water breathing potions at once by putting Water Bottles in the other two bottom boxes. Add the Nether Wart to the top box of the brewing menu. When the brewing process is complete, your Water Bottle will contain an Awkward Potion. Add a Puffer Fish to the top box of the brewing menu. When the brewing process is complete, the Awkward Potion will be replaced by a Potion of Water Breathing. If you want an underwater breathing potion that lasts longer, add Redstone to the Potion of Water Breathing. How to Make a Splash Water Breathing Potion If you want to make a water breathing potion that can be used on other players, add Gunpowder to your Potion of Water Breathing. How to Make a Lingering Water Breathing Potion To make a Lingering Potion of Water Breathing, add Dragon's Breath to the Splash Potion of Weakness. What Does the Potion of Water Breathing Do? Using the Potion of Water Breathing will allow you to temporarily breathe underwater. The Splash Potion of Water Breathing will have the same effect on any player you throw it at. The Lingering Potion of Water Breathing creates a cloud that gives the effect to anyone who steps inside it. The way to use a potion differs depending on your platform: PC: Right-click and hold.Mobile: Tap and hold.Xbox: Press and hold LT.PlayStation: Press and hold L2.Nintendo: Press and hold ZL.