How to Make Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft

Are you trying to explore the multitude of Minecraft biomes located underwater? Does each attempt keep sending you back to the surface to breathe? Well, I know it not only gets tiresome but is also risky as some underwater mobs attack you. Fortunately, the solution to this problem isn’t hard. All you need is the Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft. And we are going to cover the recipe as well as how to get all the required items to brew the Potion of Water Breathing. The process remains the same on both Minecraft Java and Bedrock editions. So, without further ado, let’s learn how to make a Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft.

Make Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft (2022)

The Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft is one of the most underrated potions in-game. Most players avoid exploring underwater due to a lack of resources. But when combined with the Potion of Night Vision, it can turn out to be one of the best options to explore the aquatic biomes in the game. Let’s see what items we require to make this potion and what it does.

What is a Potion of Water Breathing?

As the name suggests, this potion allows you to breathe underwater for a limited period of time. Generally, the potion’s effect lasts only three minutes. However, you can extend its duration by adding Redstone dust to the potion. Similarly, you can turn it into a splash potion using specific items that we will cover later in the tutorial.

This potion is a great resource to explore the terrain generation of the underwater world in Minecraft 1.18. And the ingredients required to make it are easy to obtain.

Items Required to Make Potion of Water Breathing

Here are the items you require to brew Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft:

  • Brewing Stand
  • Blaze Powder
  • Glass Bottles
  • Awkward Potion
  • Puffer Fish

To keep things easy, we have already published a guide on how to make a Brewing Stand in Minecraft. It’s the main tool used for brewing all types of Minecraft potions. Additionally, for this and numerous other potion guides, you will also need to prepare an Awkward Potion before moving on to collect the rest of the items. We have also explained how to make glass bottles in the Awkward Potion tutorial linked here. Having said that, let’s figure out how to find the remaining items to make a Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft.

How to Get Blaze Powder in Minecraft

Blaze Powder is the power source for our Brewing Stand, and getting it isn’t easy. You first need to make a Nether portal in Minecraft, which you can learn using our linked guide. Then, use that portal to visit the Nether dimension and look for a Nether Fortress. This structure is the home to deadly mob blazes.

Blaze powder recipe

You need to find and kill blazes to obtain blaze rods in the game. Once you place the blaze rods in a Crafting table in Minecraft, you will get blaze powder. There’s no specific arrangement for placing the blaze rods, and you can put them in any cell of the Crafting table to obtain blaze powder.

How to Get Puffer Fish in Minecraft

To make the Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft, we require Puffer Fish as the key ingredient. It can be obtained in the following two ways:

Method 1: Get Puffer Fish with Fishing Rod

You can craft a fishing rod in Minecraft using the following recipe. You need 3 wooden sticks, 2 strings, and a Crafting table to make your fishing rod. Just be careful while killing spiders to collect strings, as well as eyes, which you can use to make other potions like Potion of Poison and Potion of Weakness in Minecraft.

fishing rod recipe in minecraft

The fishing rod can then be used for fishing Puffer Fish in oceans, lakes, and rivers in the game. Keep in mind that the fish usually spawns outside the Jungle biome and its variants in the Bedrock edition of the game.

Method 2: Get Puffer Fish from Mob Loot

The easiest and most common way to collect Puffer Fish is by attacking and killing it. But it comes with its own risk, as Puffer Fish is a poisonous mob that can slowly but surely kill you in the game. If you are somehow able to kill it, it’s a sure-shot way to get Puffer Fish for a Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft.

Puffer Fishes in Minecraft

However, for the people who can’t find it, you can also attack guardians and elder guardians that spawn around ocean monuments. They also have a low chance of dropping Puffer Fish, but people usually avoid fighting them as both these mobs are highly dangerous.

How to Make Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft

After acquiring all the required ingredients, you need to combine them to brew the potion. Follow the steps below to make a Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft:

1. To begin, open your Brewing stand and place blaze powder in the fuel cell on the left. The powder will burn automatically and start powering the stand.

Blaze Powder in Brewing Stand Minecraft

2. Then, place the Awkward Potion bottles in the bottle cells at the bottom of the stand. You can make three bottles of the Potion of Water Breathing using a single Puffer Fish. Make sure to use the ingredients and the stand to its full potential.

Awkward Potion in Minecraft Brewing Stand

3. Finally, put the Puffer Fish in the middle cell of Brewing Stand next to the arrow. It will start brewing the Awkward Potion into a Potion of Water Breathing automatically.

Brewing Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft

How to Make Splash Potion of Water Breathing

Splash potions are the throwable versions of regular potions. They are useful to spread a potion’s effect to multiple entities by throwing it. Players generally use the splash potion of Water Breathing for their in-game pets and during multiplayer mode.

To make a splash version of this potion, all you need to do is find a creeper and kill it. If it dies before exploding, it drops gun powder, and you can use it to make a splash potion.

Making Splash Potion in Minecraft

To create a splash potion, you need to brew our regular potion of Water Breathing with gun powder in the brewing stand’s main cell. You can convert up to 3 potion bottles by putting them in the bottommost cells.  Then, your throwable splash Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft will be ready in no time.

How to Make an 8 Minute Water Breathing Potion in Minecraft

Increasing the duration of other potions in Minecraft is an optional step. But it feels like a necessity when it comes to the Potion of Water Breathing. Normally, the potion’s effects only last for a total of 3 minutes, which is not enough to properly explore underwater biomes. You also require additional time to fight mobs and come back to the surface if you travel too deep.

Redstone Dust in Brewing Stand in Minecraft

That is why it’s important for you to extend the duration of this potion. To do so, you simply need to add Redstone dust to it. You can obtain it by breaking Redstone ore blocks. Then, to brew it, put the Redstone dust in the main cell of the Brewing Stand with the potion bottles at the bottom. This will extend the duration of your Potion of Water Breathing to 8 minutes.

Easiest Way to Make Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft

Now you are ready to explore the depths of oceans with the Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft. It’s useful for collecting the best ocean loots without worrying about going back to the surface every so often. It also gives you enough time to fight the underwater mobs instead of just running away. Meanwhile, if you want extra help in fighting mobs, you can also create a Potion of Poison in Minecraft. You can push it further by installing Forge in Minecraft to use the best Minecraft Mods. With that out of the gate, don’t forget to share if you discover more interesting potions in the comments section. Until then, happy brewing!

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