Awkward Potions Guide


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Awkward Potions is a base potion in Minecraft. That means it doesn’t give any effects to the player at all, and acts more as an ingredient to brew other potions. 

Some of the Potions types that require Awkward Potions are Potion of Healing, Potion of Fire Resistance, Potion of Regeneration, Potion of Strength, Potion of Swiftness, Potion of Night Vision, Potion of Invisibility, Potion of Water Breathing, Potion of Leaping, Potion of Slow Falling, Potion of Poison, Potion of Weakness, Potion of the Turtle Master. Cures also use Awkward Potions, including Antidotes, Elixir, Eye Drops and Tonic.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to craft and brew Awkward Potions in Minecraft. For more Guides & Best-of content, makes sure to check out our dedicated Minecraft Guides section! This guide is suitable for Java Edition, Pocket Edition and Bedrock Edition.

How to Brew Awkward Potions in Minecraft

To craft Awkward Potions in Minecraft, you will need the following ingredients: Blaze Powder, a Nether Wart and a Water Bottle. Open up the Brewing Stand and place the ingredients inside, with the Nether Wart in the top slot. Let the potion brew, and you will receive an Awkward Potion.

Crafting an Awkward Potion

For more detailed steps, keep reading below where we will show you where to get each of the ingredients in Minecraft.

Collecting Nether Warts

Nether Warts are the main ingredient used in the creation of Awkward Potions in Minecraft. The only place to obtain them is inside the Nether, where they grow as plant-like objects.

Nether Wart in a Fortress

Naturally, the easiest place to find them would be inside a Nether Fortress. They spawn at the bottom of stairwells inside the Fortress, on top of Soul Sand. You can use the command /locate Fortress to quickly find one.

As of Minecraft 1.16, they can also be found growing in Bastion Remnants, which is a new structure type. Specifically inside the Central Courtyard of Piglin Housing Units.

Collecting Blaze Rods

Whilst in the Nether, now is a good time to collect Blaze Rods. Blaze Rods can be collected by killing Blazes, which can also be found in the Nether Fortress.

Blaze in the Nether Fortress

They won’t drop Blaze Rods every time, but the chances are quite high. Once you have a Blaze Rod, you can place it in a Crafting Table to turn it into 2 Blaze Powder, which is essentially fuel for a Brewing Stand. You might want to collect a few Blaze Rods, as they’re also a requirement for Eye of Ender, which are used to fill in an End Portal.

Crafting Water Bottles

The final ingredient you will require is Water Bottles. Thankfully, these are the easiest and least time consuming to obtain. Start crafting Glass Bottles by placing 3 Glass in a Crafting Table in a triangular shape. Place them in the same layout as Buckets.

This will give back 3 Glass Bottles. You can fill these up at any water source by interacting with it with the empty bottles in-hand.

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