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How to Make A Potion of Swiftness in Minecraft 1.20 (2024)

How to Make A Potion of Swiftness in Minecraft 1.20 (2024)

Does the prospect of Brewing make you want to skip town in your new survival journey? Sure, it can be challenging to grasp at first, but Brewing is an integral part of Minecraft that is extremely useful for you!

For example, if you’re tired of covering long distances at your default speed, you can brew a Potion of Swiftness to speed things up! Lucky for you, that’s exactly what we’re covering today. 

How to Make A Potion of Swiftness in Minecraft?

You can create a Potion of Swiftness in Minecraft by combining Sugar with an Awkward Potion on a Brewing Stand. The ordinary Potion lasts for 3 minutes. This can also be converted to a Splash, Lingering, Extended, and Enhanced variant according to your needs. 

Thus, you’ll need a piece of Sugar and an Awkward Potion as the foundational ingredients to start brewing this one. Lucky for you, both of these are relatively easy to obtain. Additionally, you can change the Potion to ‘Enhanced’ and ‘Extended’ variants, but to do so, you’ll need some Glowstone Dust and Redstone Dust, respectively. 

Like all other Potions, you can also create ‘Splash’ and ‘Lingering’ variations of the Potion of Swiftness. This requires using additional ingredients, namely, Gunpowder and Dragon’s Breath. 

The table below summarizes important information about brewing a Potion of Swiftness in Minecraft 1.20: 

NamePotion of Swiftness
EffectIncreases Movement Speed, Jump Length, and Sprinting Speed by 20%
Duration3 Minutes (Ordinary) , 8 minutes (Extended), 1.5 minutes (Enhanced)
Ingredients1x Awkward Potion, 1x Sugar
VariationsSplash, Lingering, Extended & Enhanced 

We’ll assume that you’ve gathered all ingredients and are ready to move on to the brewing process. If you’re having trouble collecting any of the necessary materials needed to brew the Potion, feel free to skip this part of the guide and move on towards the end for some help!

The Brewing Process

Brewing Pattern for Potion of Swiftness

After obtaining the materials mentioned above, follow these steps to brew your Potion of Swiftness

  • Interact with the Brewing Stand to open up its menu. 
  • Place some Blaze Powder in the left-most slot to charge up the stand. 
  • Insert a Sugar in the top-most slot at the right side of the Brewing Menu.
  • Add an Awkward Potion in any of the three slots on the right side of the Brewing Menu. 
  • Wait for the Brewing process to complete, and collect the resulting Potion of Swiftness!

How to Make a Splash Potion of Swiftness in Minecraft?

Brewing Pattern for Splash Potion of Swiftness

The ‘Speed’ buff obtained from this Potion can also be extended to other mobs and entities! You must convert the base variant to a ‘Splash’ Potion of Swiftness to achieve this. This requires the use of some Gunpowder. 

Once you have the Gunpowder, follow these steps:

  • Create an ordinary Potion of Swiftness (refer to the steps mentioned above).
  • Add a Gunpowder to the top-most slot at the right side of the Brewing Menu.
  • Wait for the Brewing process to complete, and collect the resulting Splash Potion of Swiftness!

How to Make a Lingering Potion of Swiftness in Minecraft?

Brewing Pattern for Lingering Potion of Swiftness

A ‘Lingering’ Potion creates a cloud of mist in the area where it is thrown. Anything that traverses into this mist gets affected by the buff provided by the Potion. This is a convenient way of using the Potion, but brewing a Lingering version requires an additional ingredient – Dragon’s Breath. 

Once you have the Dragon’s Breath, follow these steps to create the Lingering version of the Potion: 

  • Create a Splash Potion of Swiftness (refer to the steps mentioned above).
  • Insert a Dragon’s Breath in the top-most slot at the right side of the Brewing Menu.
  • Wait for the Brewing process to complete, and collect the resulting Lingering Potion of Swiftness. 

How to Make an Extended Potion of Swiftness in Minecraft?

Brewing Pattern for Extended Potion of Swiftness

The 3-minute buff provided by a Potion of Swiftness often feels too short-lived. If you feel that way and need a longer burst of speed, you can brew an ‘Extended’ Potion of Swiftness! This is done by combining some Redstone Dust with your base Potion. 

Once you have the Redstone Dust, follow these steps to create the extended variant:

  • Create an ordinary or Splash Potion of Swiftness (refer to the steps mentioned above).
  • Insert Redstone Dust to the top-most slot at the right side of the Brewing Menu. 
  • Wait for the Brewing process to complete, and collect the resulting Extended Potion of Swiftness

How to Make an Enhanced Potion of Swiftness in Minecraft?

Brewing Pattern for Enhanced Potion of Swiftness

If you need a stronger kick than what you’re receiving from the ordinary Potion of Swiftness – this one’s for you! The basic Potion can be converted to an ‘Enhanced’ version by using some Glowstone Dust. 

For reference, an Enhanced Potion of Swiftness provides a ‘Speed II’ buff – increasing your Movement Speed, Jump Length, and Sprinting Speed by 40% instead of the regular 20%. However, the stronger buff comes at the cost of reduced duration since the enhanced variant only lasts 1 minute and 30 seconds!

Once you have the required ingredients, follow these steps to create the enhanced potion:

  • Create an ordinary or Splash Potion of Swiftness (refer to the steps mentioned above).
  • Insert Glowstone Dust to the top-most slot at the right side of the Brewing Menu. 
  • Wait for the Brewing process to complete, and collect the resulting Enhanced Potion of Swiftness!

With this, we’ve covered the entire brewing process of the Potion of Swiftness, as well as all its variants, in Minecraft 1.20. If you’re having difficulty collecting any ingredients required to brew the Potion, keep reading!

Collecting the Ingredients for A Potion of Swiftness

After obtaining a Brewing Stand, you’ll need to get your hands on a few other resources before you can start brewing. For a Potion of Swiftness, you’ll need to find some Sugar and an Awkward Potion. Here’s how you can get both of these in no time! 

Sugar

Sugarcane or Honey can be converted to pieces of Sugar. The former produces 1x Sugar whereas the latter nets you 3x Sugar. Sugarcanes are common resources that can be found growing near water bodies in the Overworld. 

Honey, on the other hand, can be collected by interacting with a full Beehive while having an empty Glass Bottle in your hand. Lastly, you can also obtain some Sugar in the form of mob loot by slaying Witches. Each Witch killed has a chance to drop anywhere between 0 to 2 Sugar. 

Awkward Potion

Brewing Pattern for Awkward Potion

An Awkward Potion is pretty straightforward to craft and can be created by combining a Water Bottle with a Nether Wart on a Brewing Stand. This post explains this entire process!

Nether Wart acts as brewing material that can be harvested from Nether Wart Crops. These Crops naturally generate in two primary locations – Bastion Remnants and Nether Fortresses. For the former, you can find Nether Wart Crops growing in the Central Courtyard areas. 

Within Nether Fortresses, however, you’ll have to do a bit more searching. The crops here spawn near the staircases found within small Soul Sand Gardens. These can be hard to spot, so keep your eyes peeled!

You’ll also need a Water Bottle to create an Awkward Potion. This one’s pretty easy – all you have to do is interact with any water source while having a Glass Bottle equipped. This action fills the bottle with water, resulting in a Water Bottle!

Glass Bottles to be used for this purpose can be crafted using blocks of Glass. On a Crafting Table, place one Glass each in the left and right slots of the middle row. Additionally, place another Glass in the middle of the bottom row. This should net you 3x Glass Bottles!