Chibi’s Guide to Minecraft: Potions Chapter 6

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3 min readJul 20, 2022


Welcome back, gamers, to chapter six of potions. This is going to be the last chapter on this subject. Wrapping up the series to cover new topics in the near future. So, let’s take a seat, flip to page 43 of your figurative textbooks, and dive into this last chapter.

Redstone has its own genre in the Minecraft community. Amongst the oodles, canoodles, and toaster strudels of uses that the average gamer has found for redstone dust, it can also play a part in brewing potions.

The way that redstone effects potions is somewhat of an opposite to the effects of glowstone. While redstone provides a sort of upgrade, it doesn’t increase the level of the potion that it’s added to. So, what does it effect?

Redstone dust effects your potions by expanding the duration of its effects. For example, a Potion of Night Vision starts off with a three-minute duration. However, that duration changes to eight minutes after redstone has been introduced to the brew.

While redstone can have an impact on nearly every potion you brew, there are some exceptions. Its effects are centered around the duration of a potion. This means potions that have instantaneous effects won’t be compatible with the properties of redstone.

You won’t be able to add redstone to Potion of Healing and Potion of Harming. If you’re looking to improve upon these particular potions, take a look at chapter five. This is where we previously covered glowstone properties.

When brewing with redstone, you can stretch your resources by adding one portion of redstone to three different potions. As long as they are on the same brewing stand, all three of these potions will be affected. Saving the recourses that it takes to find and harvest redstone dust.

With this potions series wrapping up, there are a couple things you should keep in mind as you explore the world of potions.

If you need to nullify the effects of a potion, temporarily pause the effects of a beacon, or get rid of the bad omen effect. A bucket of milk will do just the trick. You can't change the shape of the bottle with a potion already brewed in it. So, make sure to change the shape of the bottle first if that’s what you need. Conservation of ingredients is possible if you find yourself short on recourses. Last, but certainly not least, there are a handful of different bases to create. However, the Awkward potion is going to be the starter to most if not all of your brewing.

You’re more than welcome to look back on these articles if you need a refresher. They’ll be in a reading list that can be found on my page. Don’t forget to have fun with your newfound brewing knowledge and thank you for reading.