The Potion of Water Breathing is incredibly useful in Minecraft. When consumed, you’ll receive the Water Breathing status effect, which allows you to stay underwater for longer durations.
When you have the effect, your air bubbles which can be seen next to your health bar won’t decrease. It’s especially useful for exploring Shipwrecks or Ocean Monuments. Below, you can find our guide to create Potions of Water Breathing.
How to Make a Potion of Water Breathing
Follow the steps below to craft a Potion of Water Breathing. If you already have Awkward Potions, then you can skip ahead to Step 3.
Step 1: Craft a Brewing Stand
If you don’t already have one, you’ll need to craft a Brewing Stand. These are easily craftable, requiring 3 Cobblestone and 1 Blaze Rod.
The image above shows the recipe. You’ll need to place 3 Cobblestone alongside eachother, with a Blaze Rod in the upper middle slot. Once crafted, place the Brewing Stand down in your world.
Step 2: Craft Awkward Potions
Inside of the Brewing Stand, place 3 Bottles of Water into the bottom slots. In the top left slot, you should place your Blaze Powder, which will fuel the stand. In the top slot of the Brewing Stand, place some Nether Wart.
After a short amount of time, the Nether Warts will be infused with the Bottles of Water, giving you 3 Awkward Potions in return. Make sure to leave them in there.
Step 3: Craft the Potions of Water Breathing
Now you should have the top slot of the Brewing Stand empty, with the 3 Awkward Potions in the bottom slot. Make sure the Brewing Stand still has fuel, and in the top slot, place a Pufferfish.
You can obtain Pufferfish through Fishing, and the chances of obtaining them can be increased with the Lure Enchantment on your Fishing Rod. If you’re playing on Minecraft Bedrock Edition, you can’t catch them inside of Jungle Biomes.
Extending the Potion Duration
You can extend the duration of your potion easily. Leave or place them into the bottom 3 slots of the Brewing Stand. Add Redstone Dust to the top, and the duration the potion lasts will be extended from 3:00 minutes to 8:00 minutes instead.
Turning it into a Splash Potion
If you want to turn it into a Splash Potion, it’s simple to do. With your completed Potions inside of a Brewing Stand, simply add Gunpowder into the top slot. Once the Brewing process has completed, you’ll have Splash Potions instead.