Each and every Minecraft session is different with its own secrets to uncover. One of the things that will remain the same in every world is the presence of water. Normally, if you dive below the surface of the water, you’ll see small bubbles appear above your food gauge. This indicates how long you can breathe under water and it doesn’t last long. With the Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft, you can stay down for 3 minutes or longer.
Down below, we’ve explained how to make a Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft for three minutes, followed by how to turn that into one that’ll allow you to breathe underwater for eight minutes.
Making a Potion of Water Breathing (3:00)
First, let’s run through getting the three minute Potion of Water Breathing. To do this, you’re going to need a Brewing Stand and the following items:
- Nether Wart x1
- Pufferfish x1
- Water Bottle x1
Approach and interact with your brewing stand and place some Blaze Powder in the box that’s furthest left. Blaze Powder can be obtained by placing a Blaze Rod in your crafting menu. A Blaze Rod can only be obtained as a drop from a Blaze, which can only be found in the Nether.
Next, place the water bottle in any of the three boxes at the bottom of the Brewing Stand screen.
After this, put the Nether Wart in the box at the very top of the Brewing Stand. The bubbles to the left of this box will turn white, indicating the Brewing Stand is working.
When the Nether Wart has disappeared, you’ll find that the Water Bottle is now an Awkward Potion. It has no effect. Now, add the Pufferfish to the top box and wait for that to disappear.
Once it has, you should now be able to highlight the potion bottle at the bottom of the Brewing Stand to find a Potion of Water Breathing (3:00).
How to Make Potion of Water Breathing (8:00) in Minecraft
Three minutes of underwater breathing is cool and all, but eight minutes is far more useful, especially if you’re exploring underwater wrecks or hidden caves for treasure and rare materials.
To make this improved Potion of Water Breathing, simply place your Potion of Water Breathing (3:00) in any of the bottom boxes on your Brewing Stand. Place Redstone Dust in the top box and wait for it to disappear.
When it’s disappeared, you should now find that your Potion of Water Breathing (3:00) has been upgraded into its eight-minute version instead.
There you have how to make Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft. For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to search for Twinfinite or check out more of our coverage on the game below.
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