How to make a fermented Spider Eye in Minecraft

Aakrit Sharma
Spiders in a Minecraft cave

Potions are a massive part of Minecraft gameplay because they provide a ton of status buffs to players. Fermented spider eye is a common ingredient for many potions, and here’s how you can make it with sugar and mushrooms in Minecraft.

Potions in Minecraft are as crucial as your armor and enchantments because they provide status boosts like healing, invisibility, night vision, and many more. So much so that using potions to buff your character before difficult boss fights is a common strategy.

Minecraft players can make potions with their respective ingredients but a fermented spider eye is found in almost all potion recipes. Hence, anyone who’s interested in alchemy must know how to make this item.

In this guide, we’ll teach you how to make a fermented spider eye in Minecraft.

Spider inside a cave in MinecraftSpiders are passive mobs in Minecraft unless it’s dark.

Items required to make a fermented spider eye in Minecraft

You’ll need these items to craft a fermented spider eye in Minecraft:

  • Brown Mushroom
  • Sugar
  • Spider Eye

Now, let’s learn how to get these ingredients:

How to get Brown Mushroom in Minecraft

Mushrooms in Minecraft grow in dark places with a light level of 12 or less. The biomes where you can find the fungus include caves, swamps, old-growth taiga, mushroom fields, and the Nether. In the Overworld, you might spot them under trees as those areas are poorly lit.

Having said that, do not waste time finding a mushroom field for making a fermented spider eye. Mushroom islands are one of the rarest biomes in the game and it is better to rely on other sources.

Mushrooms can be mined with anything and you can get red or brown mushrooms depending on luck. For a fermented spider eye, we specifically need the brown mushroom and not the red one.

How to get Spider Eye in Minecraft

You can get a Spider Eye in Minecraft by killing spiders and cave spiders. There’s a 1/3rd chance of players obtaining a spider eye upon killing a spider and enchantments like Looting can help you improve these odds.

Spiders in Minecraft generally spawn in places with light level 0 and they attack the player in dark places.

Sugar Cane growing near water in MinecraftSugar cane also helps in making paper in Minecraft.

How to get sugar in Minecraft

To obtain sugar in Minecraft, simply collect some sugar cane and put it in a crafting grid block. Sugar cane naturally grows near the water on dirt blocks and to find it more frequently, we recommend visiting deserts and swamps.

Crafting recipe to make a fermented spider eye in Minecraft

To craft a fermented spider eye in Minecraft, simply fill the central row of a 3×3 crafting table with sugar, brown mushroom, and a spider eye.

The crafting recipe has also been showcased in this image:

Crafting recipe to make fermented spider eye in MinecraftThere are over 350 craftable items in Minecraft.

Do note that the crafting pattern mentioned above isn’t definitive, implying that you can put the spider eye, sugar, and brown mushroom in any way and still get the fermented spider eye. The only condition is that all three items must be adjacent to each other.

Best uses of fermented spider eye in Minecraft

Fermented spider eye in Minecraft is primarily used as a brewing ingredient for potions with negative effects. These include:

  • Potion of weakness
  • Potion of harming
  • Potion of slowness
  • Potion of Invisibility

Well, this was everything to know about crafting and using a fermented spider eye in Minecraft. For similar content, make sure to check out our crafting guides for a compostera booka mapBlast Furnacespyglassfireworkscakeboat, and TNT.

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