How to Make a Lingering Potion in Minecraft

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How to Make a Lingering Potion in Minecraft

One of the most interesting things about Minecraft is its potion system. With potions, players are able to give themselves a wide variety of useful buffs, from night vision to underwater breathing! The game has several different types of potions, from regular bottles to splash potions to lingering potions.

In this guide, we’ll be discussing lingering potions in Minecraft. But just what is a lingering potion, you may ask? How is it different from a regular potion? And what do you need to craft it? We will be answering all of these questions and more, so let’s jump right in.

What is a Lingering Potion?

Minecraft Lingering Potions
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First and foremost, let’s briefly go over what exactly a lingering potion is in Minecraft. A lingering potion works similarly to a splash potion, in which you throw it onto the ground to dish out its effects to you and nearby mobs.

The difference between a lingering potion and a splash potion is that the effects of a lingering potion will float around the air for exactly 30 seconds. This means that if a mob or a player walks into the spot where the potion was thrown within 30 seconds, they will still get the effects of said potion.

This can be really useful in adventure maps if you want to really make sure that a player gets affected by a potion. It’s also great in combat encounters with lots of mobs. The potion leaves a small “cloud” that will affect any mob that walks into it, making it much easier to apply potion effects to large amounts of mobs at once.

How to Make a Lingering Potion in Minecraft

Now that we’ve covered the basics of what a lingering potion is, how do we make one? Well, you’re going to need several ingredients. The two most important of which are: a splash potion (which requires one gunpowder and a regular potion), and the breath of the Ender Dragon!

How to Get Dragon’s Breath

Minecraft Dragon's Breath Potion
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To get the Dragon’s Breath, you’ll have to find and fight the Ender Dragon. The Ender Dragon can be found by traveling to another dimension called The End. You can reach The End by gathering about 10 or so Ender Pearls and finding a Stronghold. This is an underground structure containing an End Portal that you can use the Ender Pearls on to activate.

Before you jump into the portal, make sure to bring lots of empty bottles with you. These can be crafted with three blocks of glass. Once you get into this alternate dimension, you’ll come face-to-face with the Ender Dragon. He will breath out a fire attack on you during the fight.

When he does this, equip an empty glass bottle and right-click on the fire that spews from his mouth to collect it. This will give you a bottle of Dragon’s Breath. After you collect a bunch of these, defeat the Ender Dragon and head back through the portal to the Overworld.

How to Craft a Lingering Potion

Crafting Potions in Minecraft
Image: Mojang Studios, Xbox Game Studios Via HGG / Koby Gibson Ross

To make any potions, you will first need a potion Brewing Stand. This can be made with one Blaze Rod and three pieces of stone. To make a potion, take an empty bottle and right-click a block of water with it to fill it up. Then put that in the Brewing Stand and add an ingredient to make a potion.

To make a lingering potion, you’ll first need a splash potion. A splash potion can be made by taking a normal potion and then combining it with a piece of gunpowder dropped from a creeper. Put the two things together into the Brewing Stand to make a splash potion.

Now with your splash potion in hand, combine that with the Dragon’s Breath gathered earlier to create a lingering potion. Congrats — you now have your very own lingering potion! The Dragon’s Breath is a bit hard to come by, so be sure to use this potion wisely.

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