Minecraft Potion of Water Breathing: A Detailed Guide About It

Minecraft Potion of Water Breathing
Minecraft Potion of Water Breathing

Minecraft Potion of Water helps a player to breathe underwater for a long time. The tier 1 version of the potion of water breathing will last for 3 minutes. As it is one of the few items that provide the functionality to breathe underwater. However, you can also try Turtle Shell that also helps in providing additional timing when you go underwater.

But for that, you need to find and tame the turtle first. You can check out our guide of Minecraft Turtles that will assist you in finding, taming and getting eggs from Turtles.

You can also get the Potion of Water Breathing and many other potions by the Witches. As Witches, sometimes, drop this potion as well as the other. But that will be extremely difficult. So, it is better if you can manually craft this potion.

So, before making the Minecraft Potion of Water, you need to have certain items in your inventory. Let’s find out what you need to make a water breathing potion.

What do You Need to Make a Potion of Water Breathing

For the preparation of this potion, you’ll require the below following items.

  • A Crafting Table
  • A Brewing Stand
  • 1 Blaze Powder
  • 1 Puffer Fish
  • An AwkWard Potion (prepared with Water Bottle and Nether Wart)

The aforementioned items will be required to prepare the breathing water potion in Minecraft. However, there are certain other variants of Breathing Potion that you can also craft. Some other variants of Potion are Splash Water Breathing Potion and Lingering Water Breathing Potion. You can also crat these variants by adding the following items.

  • Gun Powder
  • Dragon’s Breath
  • Red Stone

What does Potion of Water Breathing Do in Minecraft

With the help of the Water Breathing Potion, you will get 3 minutes of breathing power under the water. This somehow works like a turtle shell that provides some time for underwater breathing. There are some other variants of Water Breathing Potion like Splash Potion and Lingering Potion. With Splash Water Breathing Potion, you can provide the 3 minutes of additional underwater breathing power to any other player by throwing this potion on them. Similarly, Lingering Water Breathing Potion is used to create a cloud-like structure where anyone can get the 3 minutes of underwater breathing power by just stepping inside the cloud.

How to Craft a Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft

To craft the potion of breathing water, just follow the below steps that will help you to know about it.

1. Open up a Brewing Stand then add Blaze Powder into the left slot of the crafting table for fuel.

2. Now, place a Pufferfish in the top slot that is considered to be key ingredients for making this potion.

3. After that add an ‘Awkward Potion’ into the bottom slot of the table.

4. Let the Potion brew which will provide you with the ‘Potion of Water Breathing‘ that will give you 3 minutes of additional time for breathing underwater.

But if you don’t know how to craft a Brewing Stand then let me help you to craft the stand first. Open the crafting table and add a Blaze Rod in the middle of the top row and place 3 Cobblestones in the second row. That’s it, this process will provide you with a Brewing stand.

And now if you’re wondering about where to get the Pufferfish. Let me also help you in finding the Pufferfish.

Where to Find Pufferfish in Minecraft

Pufferfish spawns in Ocean Biomes. They are the species of fish that are mostly found in warm places in Ocean Biomes. You must remain careful of the pufferfish as they can harm you. If any players get too close to any pufferfish, they will become inflate and become puffed with poison. And when any player tries to catch the puffed pufferfish, they will get hit with poison.

So, the easiest way to collect the pufferfish is by using the empty bucket and interacting with it. After you have a bucket of pufferfish in your inventory. Place it down on land and kill the pufferfish to collect it back in the inventory.

If you also don’t know the process of crafting “Awkward Potion,” then we will also help you in this. Just follow the further guide.

How to Craft an Awkward Potion in Minecraft

Keep in mind that you cannot create a Potion of Water Breathing from a water bottle. Instead, you have to use an Awkward Potion. You’ll need Blaze Powder to begin the Brewing process that can be collected by killing Blazes in the Nether and then placing their Blaze Rods in a crafting table to turn it into the Blaze Powder.

So, the process of crafting the awkward potion begins by opening up the brewing stand and then placing a Nether Wart into the top slot and 1 water bottle in the bottom slots. Now, add your fuel in the form of Blaze Powder. Then after a few seconds, the water will eventually get converted into an “Awkward Potion.”

How to Make Splash Water Breathing Potion

Splash Water Breathing Potion

To make a Splash Water Breathing Potion, you have to add “Gunpowder” to your Potion of Water Breathing. This Splash potion is used on other players. So if you want the same then you can easily craft it by adding the gunpowder on the water breathing potion.

How to Make Lingering Water Breathing Potion

Lingering Water Breathing Potion

To Craft the Lingering Water Breathing Potion, you simply have to add the “Dragon’s Breath” to your Water Breathing Potion. This Lingering Potion is used to create a cloud and whoever steps inside this cloud, will get the 3 minutes of underwater breathing power.


As Minecraft Potion of Water Breathing will actually help you to breathe underwater for up to 3 minutes. You can also try the Turtle Shell which is actually an alternative to water breathing potion. However, you can also read some other guides like Minecraft Curse of Vanishing and Curse of Binding to know more about it.