Slow Falling is a status effect that players can use to reduce the speed at which they fall from a height and subsequently reduce the fall damage they take from that height. The Potion of Slow Falling was added to Minecraft after the addition of phantoms and the simultaneous addition of the phantom membrane that they drop.
The potion (and its other variations) can be crafted using a brewing stand, water bottle, and a few other ingredients. This guide will teach you how to make a potion of slow falling in Minecraft and will take you through the process step-by-step.
Table of Contents
- Types of Slow Falling Potions
- General Brewing Instructions
- How To Make A Slow Falling Potion
Types of Slow Falling Potions
The three types of Potions of Slow Falling are:
- Potion of Slow Falling
- Splash Potion of Slow Falling
- Lingering Potion of Slow Falling
All three of these also have extended variations that have effects lasting longer than the original versions. These variations are all found in the vanilla version of the game.
General Brewing Instructions
Brewing in Minecraft is relatively simple, with the only requirements being three major components.
The first step is a trip to the Nether to kill a few Blazes to acquire Blaze Rods. One of these Blaze Rods will be used to make a brewing stand, while the others will be turned into Blaze powder and used as fuel.
The next step is to make a cauldron and fill it with a water source so that you can eventually fill the glass bottles you craft with water.
As a general tip, brewing ingredients such as Nether Warts, Glowstone, Phantom Membrane, etc., will all go in the top box. On the other hand, brewing fuel such as Blaze Powder will go in the bottom box of the Brewing Stand menu.
How To Make A Slow Falling Potion
Slow Falling potions have a specific list of ingredients that need to be combined using a brewing stand. For a Slow Fall Potion, you will need the following items:
- Water (In a Water Bottle)
- Nether Warts (To Make Awkward Potions)
- Phantom Membranes (For the slow falling effect)
Other than the required ingredients, it is recommended to have general brewing supplies handy.
You can improve its effects with the following items
- Redstone Dust increases the duration of the effect
- Gunpowder turns the potion into a splash potion
- Dragon’s Breath turns it into a lingering potion
Potion Of Slow Falling
The first step in creating a potion of slow falling is to make glass bottles and fill them with water from a water source. After this, the water bottles can be placed in a brewing stand three at a time.
Players can turn those water bottles into awkward potions by adding a Nether Wart to the brewing stand in the ingredient slot and using blaze powder as fuel.
You will add a Phantom Membrane in the ingredients slot, and the potion will turn into a Potion of Slow Falling. This potion, once consumed, will give the player the slow falling effect for 1 minute and 30 seconds. The duration of this potion can then be increased by adding Redstone to the ingredients slot.
This will turn the potion into an extended version of itself, which will now grant players the slow falling effect for 4 minutes.
Splash Potion Of Slow Falling
The second craftable variation of the Slow Falling Potion is the splash potion. The recipe for this is the same as the regular potion of Slow Falling, with the only variation being that when the potion is ready, the player can add gunpowder to the ingredient box in the brewing stand.
Splash potions are used by throwing them on the ground and will then grant all players that are hit by it Slow Falling for 1:30 in Java Edition and 1:07 in Bedrock Edition.
Similarly, the Extended Splash Potion of Slow Falling is made by adding Redstone to the splash potion and grants the effect for 4 minutes and 3 minutes in Java and Bedrock, respectively.
Lingering Potion Of Slow Falling
The Lingering Potion of Slow Falling is a variation of the splash potion that allows the effect to stay on the ground or in the area that the potion is thrown on. It is available to brew only after a player has been to The End and has defeated the Ender Dragon.
This version is created by adding Dragon’s Breath, which can be collected in bottles from the Ender Dragon’s breath attack. The brewing process involves adding the Dragon’s Breath to the splash potion of slow falling.
Now, when the potion of Slow Falling is thrown on the ground, the slow falling effect will be applied to the point where it is thrown. The normal potion will have the effect for 22 seconds, and the extended version with Redstone will last for 1 minute.
Tips and Tricks
Most of the brewing tips and tricks can be applied to most potions in Minecraft. This means that Lingering and Splash variations exist for the following potions as well:
- Potion of Fire Resistance
- Potion of Swiftness
- Potion of Leaping
- Potion of Slowness
Potions of slow falling are used to negate fall damage to players, but other than this, they can be used to assist in unboosted Elytra flight and in jumping across greater gaps (if you can generate enough momentum).
Also, the only mobs and entities not affected by slow-falling potions are boss mobs.
We hope that after going through this guide, you know everything there is to know about Potions of Slow Falling and maybe have understood how the potion got its name.