How to Make Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft

Are you trying to craft the Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft?

by Gordon Bicker
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Minecraft players will be very familiar with the process of brewing potions if they have been playing for a while, and the Potion of Water Breathing is extremely important for any player. I know how many times this potion has saved me when underwater so there are plenty of reasons as to why you should learn the recipe. This article will take you through how to make a Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft and also includes some bonus tips just for you.

Minecraft Potion of Water Breathing Recipe

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The first thing you will need for making the Potion of Water Breathing is a Brewing Stand. This can be crafted with three stone blocks (your best bet is regular Cobblestone for quickness) and one blaze rod. You will need a Crafting Table and when you are in the general Crafting Grid, place the stone blocks in a horizontal line, then have the Blaze Rod above the stone block in the middle. I have listed every ingredient you need for the water-breathing potion below.

  • One Pufferfish
  • Blaze Powder
  • One Awkward Potion
  • Redstone

The Pufferfish can be found in warm, lukewarm, and deep lukewarm water biomes. If you jump into the ocean and search around, I have found it doesn’t take too long to find one. You will just (unfortunately) have to kill it and grab it when you do find them.

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The Blaze Powder should be placed in the Fuel section of the Brewing Stand (Top left) and it can be obtained by eliminating Blazes, picking up Blaze Rods(s), and placing the rod in the middle square of a crafting table.

Redstone can also be placed at the top of the Brewing Stand once you have your Water Breathing Potion. This is because you can add Redstone if you want to increase the duration of the potion to eight minutes instead of three.

How to Make an Awkward Potion in Minecraft

In order to make the Awkward Potion, you will need to place a water bottle in the Brewing Stand along with the Blaze Powder (fuel) and one Nether Wart as the main ingredient. Nether Wart can be found (unsurprisingly) in the Nether. You will be able to locate Nether Wart in Nether Fortresses and it will be growing on the Soul Sand in the area — Looking in the basement is a great way to try and find some.

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When you add all of that to the Brewing Stand you will create an Awkward Potion and you can proceed with making the Potion of Water Breathing — time to go exploring some Ocean Monuments with a fresh breath of air!

- This article was updated on July 7th, 2023

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Gordon is a contributing writer for Attack of the Fanboy, a Games Design (BA) Honours student, and a Video Game Ambassador. He has been writing at AOTF for over a year and a half, with four years of games writing experience for outlets like Green Man Gaming. When he's not busy, he'll no doubt be experiencing games, writing poetry, playing guitar, adventuring, or happily starting a new Skyrim playthrough! As an avid Final Fantasy XIV player, he also hopes that you'll gain a warm feeling from his community stories. Gordon has reported on Fallout 4 and Destiny 2, whose favorite genres include action RPGs, MMORPG's and First Person Shooters but is always experimenting with many other types of games.