How to Make a Night Vision Potion in Minecraft?

Selma Citakovic
Selma Citakovic

Updated · Mar 16, 2023


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Peeking into all the nooks and crannies of your Minecraft world during the dark becomes much easier if you have some Potions of Night Vision.

How to make a Night Vision potion in Minecraft, then? Well, you can brew one with a Nether Wart, a Golden Carrot, and a Water Bottle.

Keep on reading for the exact details and what to do with it!

Minecraft Night Vision Potion Requirements

To make a Night Vision potion that allows you to explore Minecraft’s caves, waters, and dark areas, you only need several tools and a few ingredients 

  • 1 Brewing Stand
  • 1 Blaze Powder
  • 1 Water Bottle
  • 1 Nether Wart
  • 1 Golden Carrot

However, most of these items above need to be crafted too. For instance, while you can harvest the Nether Wart fungus from the corresponding crops, Water Bottles are created by filling up Glass Bottles (found or crafted) with water.

Likewise, Golden Carrots are made by combining 8 Gold Nuggets with 1 Carrot.

The tools needed to create these ingredients before combining them into a potion, such as the Crafting Table, Brewing Stand, and Blaze Powder, must also be crafted.

To create a Crafting Table, you need to combine 4 planks in the 2x2 crafting grid. Then, you can use the table to craft a Brewing Stand with a Blaze Rod and three stone-tier blocks. But remember to save one Blaze Rod to create Blaze Powder.

How to Craft a Night Vision Potion in Minecraft?

Once you acquire everything, follow these steps to create Night Vision potions:

  1. Open your Brewing Stand by right-clicking on it;
  2. Place the Blaze Powder in the left-most single slot;
  3. Put 1 to 3 Water Bottles in the bottom slots;
  4. Add 1 Nether Wart on top to create 1 to 3 Awkward Potions;
  5. Leave the Awkward Potions where they are;
  6. Put a Golden Carrot in the slot that held the Nether Wart;
  7. Wait for a bit for the Potions of Night Vision to fill up.

After completing the brewing process for the second time, drag and drop the Night Vision potions to your inventory, so you can use them quickly if and when needed.

What Can You Do with a Night Vision Potion in Minecraft?

First and foremost, Night Vision potions enhance your ability to see in dark areas and underwater. The effect of the standard potion lasts for 3 minutes, but you can prolong it to 8 minutes if you create and consume the extended version:

  1. Open the Brewing Stand;
  2. Place the Potion(s) of Night Vision (3:00) at the bottom;
  3. Put 1 Redstone Dust at the top;
  4. Wait for the brewing process to complete;
  5. Drag the extended variant to your inventory.

You can also make a ‘Splash’ and ‘Lingering’ version of the Night Vision potion.

While Splash potions are thrown at players and NPCs to give them Night Vision, the others are created from the first and are used to generate a Night Vision cloud. Anyone who runs through this cloud gets the same effect but with a shorter duration.

You can create a Splash Potion of Night Vision by combining a regular Night Vision potion with 1 Gunpowder. Once created, you can combine the Splash variant with 1 Dragon’s Breath to create the Lingering Potion of Night Vision.

Note: The duration of these newly-created variations depends on whether or not you are creating them with an extended base potion.

Bottom Line

If you have everything needed for a Potion of Night Vision, crafting one is as easy as adding the materials one by one in your Brewing Stand. Once you prepare your purple Potion of Night Vision, add it to your inventory and drink it before venturing out at night or exploring the world’s deep lakes and mysterious caverns.


How do you make an 8-minute Night Vision potion?

Once you craft a 3-minute Night Vision potion, leave it on the Brewing Stand, ignite it with Blaze Powder, and add Redstone Dust to get the extended potion.

Can you make a Night Vision potion without Nether Wart?

Unfortunately, no. Nether Wart is needed to make an Awkward Potion (no effect)—the basis for every consumable potion in the game.

Does Night Vision work in water in Minecraft?

Yes! Night Vision works very well underwater. However, crafting an extended Night Vision potion (8 minutes) is better since underwater exploration takes a while.


Selma Citakovic

Selma Citakovic

Selma is a content writer with a love for all things nerdy by day and an internet archaeologist that likes to dig up obscurities by night. Mostly she's trying to balance between many obsessions. Right now, it's bass playing and reading hard sci-fi about vampires in outer space - next week, who knows.

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