How to Make Potion of Weakness in Minecraft? (Recipe)

How To Make Potion Of Weakness In Minecraft? Including Recipe And Materials

Potion of weakness has significant use in Minecraft – to make a splash potion of weakness out of it. Otherwise, a player rarely uses a potion of weakness. Minecraft surrounds you with many monsters and mobs that can harm you poorly when fought. So, a player needs to take every precaution and safety before engaging with them. Here is a recipe for a potion of weakness in Minecraft:

Potion of weakness is made in the brewing stand with the help of water, blaze powder, and fermented spider’s eye. You can mix all these together in the brewing stand to make a potion of weakness. It can be created in large quantities with the help of this same process. Just add extra water to the mix.

The splash potion of weakness can be made from it once it has been prepared. A splash of weakness can be thrown at an enemy during the fight. It reduces the amount of damage they can inflict on you. In the hardcore mode, this trick comes handy because the fights are intense and even a small factor of safety can make a huge impact on your survival.  Let’s get into more detail as to how to make a potion of weakness in a Minecraft game.

How To Make A Potion Of Weakness In Minecraft?

Potion of Weakness reduces the effect of your attack on the opponent mobs. 

In Minecraft, this is one of the weird potions to have. Because why would you want to lower the effect of your attack on others? In contrast, when fighting a player needs to get strong armor and weapons to attack eh opponents and kill them by inflicting as much damage as possible.

When a potion of weakness is thrown at the mobs, the damage caused in a melee fight is reduced by 4 diamonds. It is of great advantage if you’re in a fight without strong armor or protection. When applied to an opponent, the chances of you dealing with damage are lessened.

The potion of weakness is made for a time limit. Once applied it effect will cease to exist once the time is up. The lesser time limit is 1 min. 20 sec. and extended one is 4 minutes.

If someone else has applied the potion on you then the damage you inflict on your opponent will be reduced too.

Also, there are ways to reduce the effect of the weakness potion. You can simply drink milk to remove its effects. In the Bedrock and Education edition, drinking Elixir will also cure the effect of the weakness potion on you.

Well, but that’s not always the case. It is not used on you that often.

Potion of Weakness is used to prepare a splash potion of weakness that decreases the damage of their attacks on you. 

Another important use of splash potion is healing Zombie villagers. Take one villager that has turned into a zombie and splash it with the potion. It will turn him back into a normal villager. Now that you know the good use of a potion of weakness, you would be looking to learn how to prepare it as well.

I’ve got an easy guide for you to prepare the potion of weakness. Creating a potion of weakness is confusing for some players because it is not used frequently and nobody gives it a lot of attention.  So, it gets confusing for a lot of us to craft it.

But in this section of the article, I am going to teach you all the methods that are used to make it. You can learn it effortlessly.


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Ready to learn how to make a potion of weakness?

Here’s how you can make it.

Steps 1: Prepare the Required Ingredients

How To Make Potion Of Weakness In Minecraft? Including Recipe And Materials

It’s a lot easier to gather these three ingredients for a potion of weakness than crafting concrete powder or any other recipe.

  • Blaze powder – Blaze powder is a common item in Minecraft.It is easy to craft from Blaze rods obtained from Blazes. A brewing stand needs to be filled with this ingredient to make potions.
  • Bottle of Water – Another important brewing item is the water bottle in Minecraft. You can easily make a glass bottle by placing 3 glasses in a 3*3 crafting grid to make a glass water bottle
  • Fermented Spider Eye – The Potions of Weakness are made with this item in Minecraft as well as other brewing items. It can be crafted by adding one quantity of Spider Eye, Sugar, and Brown Mushroom to the crafting grid.

In other words, this was the first step in preparing the ingredients for the recipe.

Step 2: Add Ingredients To The Brewing Stand

You will find 5 slots in the brewing stand where your ingredients need to be added. The Brewing Stand has to be activated first, then your ingredients must be added in order.

The very first box should contain the Blazing Powder. In order to complete the brewing process, you must add the remaining ingredients (Fermented Spider Eye & Water Bottle). You can add items in the sequence shown below.

As soon as you do this, the potion of weakness will begin to brew and fill the glass water bottle.

Therefore, you have successfully obtained the Potion of Weakness, but why would you need it? If your melee attack damage decreases by 0.5 for about a minute (1:30), is that something you want to happen? 


Follow step 3 if you don’t want to worry.

Step 3: Make Splash Potion of Weakness

Now, you wonder what the hell is this SPLASH?? Well, this is different from the normal potion. The Splash Potion of Weakness is used in curing the zombie villagers.

To make Splash Potion you just need to add the Gunpowder to the above recipe you followed till Step 2.

Open the Brewing Stand and add the Potion of Weakness in one of the bottom slots or boxes. Now add the gunpowder in the top slot of the brewing stand.

Once the brewing process begins, you’ll hear a sound something like “glug…glug…glug” means Splash potion has been successfully crafted. Now you can help other villagers to cure them of the disease.

How to Make Longer-lasting Potion of Weakness (3:00)

How To Make Potion Of Weakness In Minecraft? Including Recipe And Materials

Redstone will make a weakening potion last longer when combined with a regular Potion of Weakness in the bottom box of the brewing menu.

Splash Potion Of Weakness With Commands

With the use of commands, Splash Potions of Weakness can also be spawned in Minecraft. The potions themselves will be presented, rather than the effects.

  • Java Edition over 1.13: /give @p splash_potion {Potion:”minecraft:weakness”} 1
  • Java Edition over 1.9: /give @p splash_potion 1 0 {Potion:”minecraft:weakness”}
  • Pocket Edition: /give @p splash_potion 1 34
  • Xbox: /give @p splash_potion 1 34
  • PS4: /give @p splash_potion 1 34
  • Nintendo Switch: /give @p splash_potion 1 34
  • Windows 10 Edition: /give @p splash_potion 1 34 

Potion Of Weakness Recipe

Reassemble the brewing stand by replacing those potion bottles with the three slots. Add 1 gunpowder, which you can get from a Creeper. Splash Potions of Weakness will be created by mixing gunpowder with those Potions of Weakness.

Potion of Weakness Recipe

  • Step 1: Gather the ingredients for the recipe
  • Step 2: Prepare the brewer’s stand by adding ingredients
  • Step 3: Make a pot of weakened gunpowder and put it in the brewing stand

There is no difference in duration of effect between the regular drinkable potion and the splash potion in Minecraft Java. The converted duration in Minecraft Bedrock is cut down by 1/4 of its original duration.

Its duration is 1:30 in the original potion. The splash potion in the Java Edition lasts also 1:30. However, in Bedrock Edition, the duration will be 1:07.

When Redstone powder is used as the key ingredient in a potion, its duration can be increased. In addition to extending the Potion of Weakness duration, you will extend the duration of the Splash Potion of Weakness as well.

One might be able to brew these potions one by one – but that would be inefficient in materials and would take much longer.

Alternatively, you can summon a Splash Potion of Weakness as an entity. Check the entity ID of the potion and use the command if you have Minecraft Console Commands enabled.

When splashing, be careful!

When you’re in a bind, these splash potions are indispensable. The splash potion will come in handy when you’re being bombarded with enemies and your health is dwindling faster than you can recover. However, be careful not to apply the effects on yourself instead of your enemies when using splash potions. When you do less damage, you’ll be the one who’s benefited.

There are many more potions to brew in Minecraft using the brewing stand, and remembering potion recipes is a useful skill. The next time you brew something, try to remember the recipe!


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Materials Needed For Making A Potion Of Weakness

How To Make Potion Of Weakness In Minecraft? Including Recipe And Materials

The brewing stand is the first thing you need. You can make all the potions you need in Minecraft using a brewing stand. You will need at least one glass bottle, but if you plan to make these weak potions in bulk, you will want three glass bottles at a time. A cauldron should also be nearby.

Place your brewing stand and cauldron on the ground. In your hand, take the glass bottles. Your cauldron should have water (you can fill up your bucket with water to do this). You should now have water bottles when you right-click the cauldron with glass bottles in hand.

Normally, Potions of Weakness require nether warts for their bases, but they don’t. Starting with a water bottle is a good place to start.

In the bottom three slots of the brewing stand, place your water bottles, and in the top slot, fit a fermented spider eye. Fermented spider eyes can be obtained from mushroom and spider eye mob drops.

The third potion you make should be a Potion of Weakness as soon as your brewing stands finish. However, your work is not yet done. This time we’re going to make them into Splash Potions of Weakness.

What You Need To Craft A Splash Potion Of Weakness?

There are a few ingredients and materials you will need to brew a Splash Potion of Weakness. You will need:

  • A Brewing Stand: Requires Cobblestone and a Flame Rod to craft any potion in Minecraft.
  • Cauldron: A cauldron is optional but incredibly useful. It can be filled with a bucket of water, which can fill three glass bottles. Cauldrons are made of seven iron ingots shaped like a U.
  • Glass Bottles: At least three of these should be empty or already filled with water. They must be filled with water if they are empty. On a Crafting Table, 3 Glass Blocks can be arranged in a triangular shape to make 3 Bottles.
  • Blaze Powder: You will use this to power the Brewing Stand. The Blaze Powder can be obtained by placing a Blaze Rod into a crafting table, which gives you 2 Blaze Powder.
  • Fermented Spider Eyes: Potion of Weakness contains Fermented Spider Eyes as its main ingredient. To obtain it, place a Brown Mushroom, Sugar & a single Spider Eye into a Crafting Table.
  • Gunpowder: As a prerequisite to making Splash Potions, you will need to obtain Gunpowder, which is found easily in Creepers. 

Where To Get Potion Of Weakness Materials?

Craft A Brewing Stand

Before you can get started crafting any type of Potions in Minecraft, you will need a ‘Brewing Stand’. It’s a type of block that’s used to create Potions, Splash Potions, and Lingering Potions. 

Luckily, the recipe for a Brewing Stand is quite cheap. 

All it requires is 3 Cobblestone and a single Blaze Rods. You can get a Blaze Rod by killing a ‘Blaze’ in the Nether, which is a flying mob, found inside Nether Fortress’. 

They have a chance of dropping one. Once crafted, place the Brewing Stand down anywhere you can access it.

Fermented Spider Eyes

Fermented spider eyes are needed to make one Potion of Weakness. There isn’t much difficulty in making these, and you shouldn’t need to enter dangerous areas or the Nether of Minecraft.

Besides Spider Eye, Brown Mushroom, and Sugar, you will also need a Brown Mushroom. You can get a Spider Eye by killing spiders that spawn at night. You can find brown mushrooms both in the Overworld and the Nether (check Swamps in the Overworld). 

In addition to Sugar Cane, there is also Sugar Cane Grown near Water, which can be used to create Crafting Tables. To get a Fermented Spider Eye, you need to combine them all in the crafting menu.

How To Brew A Potion Of Weakness

How To Make Potion Of Weakness In Minecraft? Including Recipe And Materials

The Potion of Weakness (which can be turned into a Splash Potion later) can now be made now that you have all the ingredients. The first thing you should do is open up the Brewing Stand and insert 3 water bottles (fill up 3 empty bottles with water) into the bottom slots. 

In the left-most slot, place the Blaze Powder.

Put the Fermented Spider Eye in the center of the top-left corner. Let the progress bar fill up, and the 3 Water Bottles will turn into Potions of Weakness. 

Turning Potion of Weakness Into Splash Potion

There is currently no way to throw this potion, they can only be drunk. Basically, if you want to use them as throwables, you have to turn them into splash potions. 

Add a single piece of Gunpowder in the top slot, where the Fermented Spider Eye was previously inserted.

Potions of Weakness will become Splash Potions of Weakness once the progress bar is completed. It is now possible to throw at any mob or enemy you choose.


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Effects of Potion Of Weakness

In Minecraft, the player or enemy will lose 4 melee damage after drinking or hitting a Potion of Weakness (or hitting it yourself). It has been changed to 0.5 on Bedrock Edition.

In the Potion of Weakness, there are two durations. The default duration of 30 seconds is set for the effect. The effect can be extended by adding Redstone Dust to the potion in the Brewing Stand, making it last for 4 minutes.

Minecraft’s potion of weakness can be used not only in battle with enemies but also in further crafting. How can you help? Combining it with red dust could create a more potent potion of weakness, for example. What’s the difference between the regular and the deluxe versions? 

According to your memory, it lasts one and a half minutes, but if you make an enhanced potion, it lasts four minutes. Outside of a battlefield, this brew can also be used in a variety of ways. 

It is a fact that when you create a village you need to populate it with inhabitants, but how do you do that? Weakness potions are one of the easiest methods! Using alchemical manipulations, you can turn a zombie resident into an ordinary one. 

A weak potion and a golden apple will be needed to perform this action. So, you can create an effect that many players are not aware of. As a result, they lose many opportunities with this potion. Make sure you don’t make this mistake! The possibilities of this potion are now clear to you, so act more effectively!

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