Today, you will learn how to make a Potion of Poison in Minecraft. You can use the table of contents above to navigate quickly.

This guide is part of the Potion Brewing Guides. I recommend you to check 2 other related guides, the Potion Guide and Brewing Stand Guide.

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Potion of Poison Overview

All Potion of Poisons

All Potion of Poisons, with its status effect icon.

Potion of Poison is a Potion that has a negative effect. The effect is Poison. It decreases Health Points (HP) over time. With this effect, this kind of Potion should be thrown at mobs or opponents.

Poison decreases 1 (a half Heart) for every 1.25 seconds. It applies to the basic and + version of the Potion of Poison.

Poison II decreases 1 (a half Heart) for every 0.625 seconds. It applies only to the level II variant of the Potion of Poison.

Keep in mind that the Potion of Poison has two durations. The first one is for how long the Poison effect will last. And the second is for how often the affected one gets damage.

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For example, basic Potion of Poison (00:45) will decrease 1 HP (a half Heart) for every 1.25 seconds. 45 divided by 1.25 equals 36 (18 Hearts). So, over time the affected one’s HP would decrease up to 36 (18 Hearts) if not cured.

The Poison effect won’t reduce health below 1 (a half Heart). Undead Mobs and Spiders are unaffected by the Poison effect.

If you got a Poison effect, whether it’s from Bees or a Witch, drink Milk. Milk can remove any Potion effects (whether it’s negative or positive) at once.

How to Make The Potions

Before making Potion of Poison, make sure you make Awkward Potion first by putting Nether Wart and Water Bottle into the Brewing Stand.

Notes: 

  1. When Brewing any Potions, make sure you put three Potions (or Water Bottles, if you try to make Awkward Potions) for the Output. 
  2. There are three types of Potions you can make. The first one is the basic, the second one (with + at the end of its name) comes extended duration, and level II (with increased effect power and lower time). 
  3. In-game, the Potion with extended duration doesn’t come with + at the end of its name.

1. Potion of Poison

How to Make Potion of Poison

Visual Guide on How to Make Potion of Poison.

To make the Potion of Poison, put Spider Eye and Awkward Potion into the Brewing Stand. The Poison effect will last for 45 seconds and, the damage is for every 1.25 seconds.

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Now, to make Potion of Poison +. Put Redstone and basic Potion of Poison (00:45). You will get Potion of Poison + with Poison effect that lasts for 01:30 seconds and damage over time for 1.25 seconds. 

To make Potion of Poison II, put basic Potion of Poison (00:45) and Glowstone. On this one, the Poison effect will last for 00:21 seconds and damage over time for 0.625 seconds.

2. Splash Potion of Poison

How to Make Splash Potion of Poison

Visual Guide on How to Make Splash Potion of Poison.

To make basic Splash Potion of Poison, put basic Potion of Poison (00:45) and Gunpowder into the Brewing Stand. You will get the same duration effect (00:45) and the same damage over time (1.25).

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Now, to make Splash Potion of Poison +, you also need Gunpowder, only this time you use Potion of Poison +. The Poison effect will last for 02:00 minutes, and damage over time is still 1.25 seconds.

Lastly, to make Splash Potion of Poison II. Put Gunpowder and Potion of Poison II. You will get the same duration for damage and effect just like the Potion of Poison II, only this time, you can throw it out.

3. Lingering Potion of Poison

How to Make Lingering Potion of Poison

Visual Guide on How to Make Lingering Potion of Poison.

To make Lingering Potion of Poison, put Dragon’s Breath and Splash Potion of Poison (00:45) into the Brewing Stand. The Poison effect lasts for 00:11 seconds, and damage over time is for 1.25 seconds.

Now, to make Lingering Potion of Poison +, you need to put Dragon’s Breath and Splash Potion of Poison +. The Poison effect will last for 00:22 seconds, and the damage over time is still for 1.25 seconds.

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Lastly, to make Lingering Potion of Poison II. Put Dragon’s Breath and Splash Potion of Poison II into the Brewing Stand. The Poison effect will last for only 00:05 seconds. And damage over time is for 0.625 seconds.

When Lingering Potion is thrown, the lingering effect will last up to 30 seconds. The durations you see above (11 seconds, 22 seconds, and 5 seconds) are for the Poison effect and not how long lingering particles will last.


So that all the guides on how to make Potion of Poison in Minecraft. To see more guides like this one, go check Potion Brewing Guides. Thank you for reading the article.

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