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How To Make a Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft 1.20 (2024)

How To Make a Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft 1.20 (2024)

Brewing can be a pretty daunting task at first sight. Still, Potions provide some of the strongest buffs you can receive in the game. Considering that, it’s necessary for you to know how the process works and what to do. 

On that front, the Potion of Water Breathing is perfect if you’re looking to take a journey under the water and need to extend the time you can stay underwater. Lucky for you, today we’ll cover the entire Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft 1.20 brewing process!

How To Make a Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft?

You can combine a Pufferfish with an Awkward Potion on a Brewing Stand to create a Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft. This can also be converted into an Extended Potion of Water Breathing to increase its duration. Doing so requires the use of Redstone Dust.

In essence, you’ll need to get your hands on an Awkward Potion and a Pufferfish before you can move on to the brewing process. The base Potion lasts 3 minutes, which can be increased to 8 minutes by converting it into an ‘Extended’ variant. 

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

NamePotion of Water Breathing
EffectStops Oxygen Meter from depleting when underwater
Duration3 minutes (Ordinary) – 8 minutes (Extended)
Ingredients1x Pufferfish, 1x Awkward Potion
VariationsSplash, Lingering, & Extended

This guide assumes that you’ve gathered the ingredients required to start the brewing process. If you need help in collecting these materials, feel free to refer to the guide’s end!

The Brewing Process

Brewing Pattern for Potion of Water Breathing

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

  • Interact with the Brewing Stand to open up its menu. 
  • Place some Blaze Powder in the left-most slot to charge up the stand. 
  • Put in a Pufferfish in the top-most slot at the right side of the Brewing Menu.
  • Insert an Awkward Potion in any of the three slots on the right side of the Brewing Menu. (You may place them in all 3 slots as well)
  • Wait for the Brewing process to complete, and collect the resulting Potion of Water Breathing. 

How To Make a Splash Potion of Water Breathing?

Brewing Pattern for Splash Potion of Water Breathing

The ordinary Potion is good and all, but it does have one downside – it can’t be thrown. If you plan on using the Potion as a projectile, you’ll have to convert it into a ‘Splash’ Potion of Water Breathing. This process requires some Gunpowder!

Once you have the Gunpowder, follow these steps:

  • Create an ordinary Potion of Water Breathing (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 Water Breathing!

How To Make a Lingering Potion of Water Breathing?

Brewing Pattern for Lingering Potion of Water Breathing

You can take things one step further by changing your Splash Potion to a Lingering Potion of Water Breathing. Upon use, a Lingering variant of a Potion creates a mist of smoke in the affected area. Consequently, all entities within this area receive the buff provided by the Potion!

Although this added feature is quite beneficial, it can be pretty taxing since it requires an additional ingredient – Dragon’s Breath. 

Once you have the Dragon’s Breath, follow these steps to create a Lingering Potion of Water Breathing.

  • Create a Splash Potion of Water Breathing (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 Water Breathing. 

How To Make an Extended Potion of Water Breathing?

Brewing Pattern for Extended Potion of Water Breathing

Your base Potion provides the never-ending oxygen buff for a mere 3 minutes. While this is useful, it is often short-lived (especially during combat). An easy solution is to create an ‘Extended’ Potion of Water Breathing from the base variant. 

This extended version lasts for 8 minutes and isn’t too expensive either. You only need to get your hands on one extra resource to create it – Redstone Dust. 

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

  • Create an ordinary or Splash Potion of Water Breathing (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 Water Breathing!

We’ve covered everything related to creating a Potion of Water Breathing and all its different variations in Minecraft 1.20. Feel free to explore the vast Minecraft Ocean with your newly created Potion!

If you’re having trouble collecting the resources required to brew the Potion, refer to the following portion of the guide: 

Collecting the Ingredients for a Potion of Water Breathing

You’re gonna need a Pufferfish and an Awkward Potion before you create a Potion of Water Breathing. Here’s how you can quickly get both!

Pufferfish

Your primary method of obtaining Pufferfish is through Fishing (who knew!). Jokes aside, Pufferfish can be caught in all biomes except Jungles. If you don’t fancy some Fishing fun, you can try your luck at obtaining one through Mob Loot. 

You have a slight 2.5% chance of receiving a Fish each time you slay a Guardian or Elder Guardian mob. This Fish drop has a 13% chance of being a Pufferfish. Collectively, this results in a 0.3% chance of receiving a Pufferfish from each Guardian or Elder Guardian you slay. 

It’s probably better to go Fishing instead!

Awkward Potion

Brewing Pattern for Awkward Potion

Combining a Water Bottle and Nether Wart on a Brewing Stand creates an Awkward Potion. This post explains this entire process! 

Water Bottles are easy to come by – you just need to interact with Water while holding a Glass Bottle. Bottles for this purpose can be created using 3 blocks of Glass. The crafting pattern for this requires you to place one block each in the right and left slots of the Crafting Grid. The final block will be placed in the center of the bottom row. 

On the other hand, Nether Wart is slightly tricker to come by. These are most commonly found in Nether Wart Crops that grow in Nether Fortresses and Bastion Remnants. 

For the former, these are prevalent near staircases in the Soul Sand Gardens. For Bastion Remnants, these crops are found within the Central Courtyard areas of the structure.