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How to Make a Potion of Harming in Minecraft

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In Minecraft, Potions are consumable items that provide various effects to the players when they are consumed. These potions are brewed using the different items in the brewing stand. One example of a potion is a Potion of Harming, when thrown on the enemy players, decreases the health of the player and causes damage.

In this guide, we will discuss the detailed procedure and required items for brewing the Potion of Harming in Minecraft.

What is Potion of Harming in Minecraft

The Potion of Harming is useful when you are playing in survival mode while fighting against enemies. It has two versions, Potion of Harming (Instant Damage), and Potion of Harming II (Instant Damage II). It provides health to zombies, and undead mobs and attacks another player with instant damage.

The Potion of Harming (Instant Damage) delivers a moderate amount of instant damage to entities it is thrown at, while the Potion of Harming II (Instant Damage II) delivers a stronger blow, making it more effective in combat situations.

Items Required to Craft Potion of Harming in Minecraft

The following are the items required to brew the Potion of Harming in Minecraft:

1: Crafting Table

To create a crafting table, you will need any 4 wooden planks, place them on the crafting table as shown below:


Follow this guide to make a crafting table in Minecraft.

2: Brewing Stand

To build a brewing stand in Minecraft all you need is 1 Blaze Rod and 3 Cobblestones, which you have to place on the crafting table.


Use this guide to get the complete steps for making a brewing stand in Minecraft.

3: Blaze Powder

Blaze powder is used to activate the brewing stand. To create a Blaze Powder, put the Blaze rod on the crafting table:


4: Potion of Poison

To brew a Potion of Poison you will require:

i: Glass Bottle

Create a glass bottle using this guide and fill it with water.


ii: Nether Wart

Visit the Nether biome to get the Nether warts, you can mine them using any tool in your hands.


iii: Spider Eye

The spider appears in the game in the cave or on the land during the night, and you can get the spider eye when you defeat it:


Add all three items to the brew stand and get your Potion of Poison in seconds:


5: Fermented Spider Eye

To craft a Fermented spider eye, you will need:

i: Spider Eye

You can get the spider eye when you defeat it in the cave or on the land during the night.



ii: Mushroom

You can plant the mushrooms in Minecraft on podzol, mycelium, or dirt and grass variants:


iii: Sugar

Use our guide to plant a sugar cane in Minecraft and use it to get sugar:


Open the crafting table and place the spider eye, mushroom, and sugar in the same way as the image below to create a Fermented Spider eye:


6: Glowstone

You can find glow stone on a nether and for that, you need to build a nether portal. Follow this guide to learn the steps for creating a Nether portal.

Get the Glowstone dust and place them in the crafting grid in the following way to create the Glowstone:


7: Gunpowder

You can get the Gunpowder by killing the mob creep. They appear randomly in the night and there is not a specific location of their appearance.


When you kill them, they will leave two Gunpowder on the Ground:


Steps to Make a Potion of Harming in Minecraft

Follow the below steps to make a Potion of Harming in Minecraft:

Step 1: Place the Brew Stand from the inventory on the plain surface and right-click on it to open the Brewing Stand interface:


Step 2: Add the Blaze Powder to activate the brewing stand:


Step 3: Place the Potion of Poison in the bottom box of the Brewing stand:


Step 4: Add the Fermented Spider Eye on the top empty box of the Brewing stand:


When the process completes, you will get the Potion of Harming:


If you drink Potion of Harming, it will cost you 6-point damage, so convert the Potion of Harming to Splash Potion of Harming to attack other mobs.

How to Brew Potion of Harming (Instant Damage II)

To create a more splash version of Potion of Harming, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Place the Potion of Harming in the bottom box of the Brewing stand:


Step 2: Add the 3 Glowstone dust or 1 Glowstone on the top of the Brewing Stand:


How to Make Splash Potion of Harming

To make a potion throwable you need Gunpowder. Place Gunpowder with Potion of Harming to brew the Splash Potion of Harming:


Wait for a few seconds and get your Splash Potion of Harming and add it to your inventory:



The Potion of Harming in Minecraft provides instant damage to other players by reducing their health. It can be useful to have a splash effect that damages other players in Minecraft multiplayer games. Potion of Harming can be used to heal zombie villagers that you are attempting to cure. You can create a Potion of Harming by following the steps mentioned above.

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