How to Make A Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft

This Minecraft tutorial explains How to Make A Potion of Water Breathing in Minecraft with detailed screenshots and step-by-step instructed process.

When playing Minecraft it happens very often that you have to make trips underwater. Often it happens because you are running away and you are in front of a pond, a river or the sea, or because you are simply looking for something underwater. There may be various reasons that push us to go underwater, however we must take into account the oxygen available! If we want to avoid using it, it can be very useful to drink a potion of water breathing, which we will need to prolong our dives and live a long time. It can last up to eight minutes! Not bad right?

In this guide I will show you how to get a potion of water breathing in a few simple steps! I’m sure you’ll thank me. What are we waiting for then? Let’s get started right away!

Required Materials to create a Potion of Water Breathing:

Image Name Quantity
Pufferfish 1
Water Bottle 1
Blaze Powder 1
Redstone Dust 1
Nether Wart 1

Creating a Potion of Water Breathing is very simple: you can choose get it from nature in survival mode, so follow the first option. If you are in creative mode, go directly to the second option.


  1. Open the brewing station’s grid

First place a brewing station on the ground and open its menu to use it by right clicking on it. A tab like the one you find in the image below will open:

  1. Insert the Blaze Powder as a fuel

Now enter blaze powder in the top left-hand box of the menu as fuel for distilling the potion

  1. Insert the Water bottle

Now insert the bottle of water in the square at the bottom left as you can see in the following photo:

ADDITIONAL NOTE: You can get a bottle full of water by making an empty one with the workbench and inserting three units of glass. Then pick it up and fill it in a river, pond or sea.

  1. Insert the Nether Wart

Now insert the nether wart into the small square at the top center. The brewing station will signal the start of distillation by coloring the arrow you see on the right-pointing downwards in white. A sound will indicate that distillation has taken place. In this phase you will get a “strange potion”

  1. Insert the Pufferfish

Now always add a pufferfish  in the central square. A new distillation will begin after which you will get the three minute potion of Water Breathing!

  1. Insert the redstone powder

If you want to get a potion lasting eight minutes, repeat the step by inserting a unit of redston powder in the central square at the top as you can see in the photo:

  1. Collect the item

Now click on the obtained potion and collect it in your inventory. You can drink it when you feel the need and you will be able to breathe underwater for a discreet duration! Not bad right?


You can easily find a Potion of Water Breathing, if you are in creative mode, in the “Brewing” section