While enchantments are popular in Minecraft, potions are an often underappreciated method to get useful buffs and maximize your survival. One of the most common and easily-made potions is the Potion of Strength. Before you get right into crafting it, however, there are a handful of ingredients that you’ll need first.
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How To Make A Potion of Strength
First and foremost, you want a glass bottle. These are pretty easy to come by and only require three pieces of glass to make. Brewing stands will let you craft up to three potions at once, so ensure you have three at least, but there’s no harm in having more.
You then want to ensure you have Blaze Powder and Nether Wart, both of which can be found in the Nether. Once you have those, fill your potions with water and put them in the Brewing Stand. Place the Blaze Powder in the fuel slot and Nether Wart into the last slot. Let the Brewing Stand work its magic, and eventually, you’ll have some Awkward Potions.
With our Awkward Potions in hand, it’s time to finish our Potion of Strength. With the Awkward Potions still in the Brewing Stand, add in more Blaze Powder for fuel, but this time we also want to add Blaze Powder to the other slot. This will create a base Potion of Strength, but you can make a couple of different versions if you want.
Leaving the Potions of Strength in the Brewing Stand, you can add more fuel and some Redstone Dust into the ingredient slot to make the Potion of Strength last an extra five minutes! Alternatively, if you add Glowstone Dust instead of Redstone Dust, you can create a Potion of Strength II, which will be stronger but only last a minute and a half.
What Does a Potion of Strength Do in Minecraft?
A Potion of Strength lasts three minutes and buffs your attacks to deal an extra three hearts of damage. This can be crucial for winning against Minecraft’s bosses, such as the Wither or the Ender Dragon. It’s important to note that Strength only affects melee weapons like swords and tridents and won’t do anything for your bows.
Here are a few things you can do with a Potion of Strength!
- Do increased damage to hostile mobs
- Shorten boss fights and make them easier
- Turn your Strength Potion into a Splash Potion of Strength
- Put the potion into an Item frame on a chest or in a room for a cute glowing animated potion bottle frame
Potion of Strength Give Command
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of making a potion and would rather just give it to yourself then you can type “/give playername potion 1 31”!