How to make a Night Vision potion in Minecraft

Anmol David
Minecraft's collection of potions.Mojang

Night vision potions are among the most important tools for nighttime exploration in Minecraft. However, many players might not know how to brew one. Here’s a guide on how you can make a Night Vision potion in Minecraft.

Minecraft has tons of activities for players to enjoy, from constructing houses to making intricate contraptions using redstone. One such activity is making potions, which is also known as brewing.

Almost every potion in Minecraft has some sort of status effect that it applies to players who consume it. Potions allow players to gain status effects on top of any piece of enchanted armor, weapon, or tool they might have equipped. Therefore, they can provide a significant boost to the players’ abilities if used correctly.

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Minecraft’s Potion of Night Vision is a great choice among the several that are available in the game. It allows players to vastly improve their vision by brightening everything to light level 15.

Here’s everything you need to know about crafting a Potion of Night Vision in Minecraft.

A player roaming around a large cave after consuming a nightvision potion.Mojang
The Potion of Night Vision is quite effective.

Minecraft: How to craft a Potion of Night Vision

Players will require the following materials to brew a Potion of Night Vision:

  • Brewing Stand
  • Golden Carrot
  • Awkward Potion

Here’s how to obtain every crafting ingredient for a Night Vision potion:

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How to obtain a Brewing Stand in Minecraft

There are two methods of getting a Brewing Stand in Minecraft. You can craft it using three cobblestone blocks and a Blaze Rod, or get one from the cleric’s house in a village. Cobblestone is one of the most common blocks in the game, a few seconds of mining the ground, in a cave, or on a mountainside should net you enough. Blaze rods, however, are a little tricky to obtain.

Blaze rods are obtained as drops from the Blaze mob. These rare mobs are exclusively found in the Nether dimension, which will require a nether portal to access. Once you’re in the Nether, explore until you find a Fortress. They’re more likely to spawn in the Soul Sand biome.

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Blaze rods are the only source of Blaze powder, which is a necessary ingredient in several potion brews. Therefore, it is advisable that you get a bunch of rods. Also, remember to get a significant amount of Nether Wart while in the Nether. These can be found growing beside Nether Fortress staircases.

The recipe for a brewing stand.Mojang
Brewing Stands are crucial for brewing potions.

Once you get all the materials, approach a crafting table and place a Blaze rod inside the middle slot of its 3×3 grid. Next, fill the bottom row with three pieces of cobblestone. This will result in a Brewing Stand being crafted.

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How to obtain a Golden Carrot in Minecraft

Golden Carrots are made using 8 gold nuggets and a carrot. You can find gold ore between Y levels -64 and 32, with its most profitable level being Y level -16. The Badlands biome is great for this resource, as it generates exponentially more gold ore than the other biomes.

Once you find gold ore, smelt it to get gold ingots. Place the ingots anywhere on a crafting table and you’ll get gold nuggets. You can also get nuggets by mining Nether Gold Ore blocks in the Nether Dimension.

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Carrots are fairly common in village farms, but can also be obtained as rare drops from Zombies, husks, and zombie villagers and as chest loot from Pillager Outposts and Shipwrecks.

The recipe for a Golden Carrot.Mojang
Golden Carrots are potent consumables.

Once you have all the ingredients, place a carrot in the middle slot of a crafting table grid and place a gold nugget in every other slot. This will result in a Golden Carrot.

How to craft an Awkward Potion

Awkward Potions are brewed using Nether Wart and Water Bottles. They’re used to brew several potions, so it is wise to keep a few on hand. As mentioned above, you can get Nether Wart in Nether Fortresses. Glass Bottles need to be crafted using three blocks of glass on a crafting table. Filling these bottles up with water will convert them into Water Bottles.

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The recipe for an Awkward Potion.Mojang
Awkward Potions are prerequisites for many potions.

Once you have the ingredients, place up to three water bottles in the Brewing Stand. Place some blaze powder in the “fuel” slot on the top left, and some nether wart into the top slot. This will start the brewing process, resulting in some Awkward Potions.

Brewing recipe for Potion of Night Vision in Minecraft

Once you’ve crafted a Golden Carrot, Brewing Stand, and subsequently, some Awkward Potions, you’re ready to brew a Potion of Night Vision.

  1. Place a Golden Carrot in the top slot of the Brewing Stand.
  2. Place up to three Awkward Potions in the bottom slots.
  3. Place some Blaze Powder in the top-left slot.
Brewing a Potion of Nightvision using a Brewing Stand.Mojang
Night Vision Potions are easy to brew.

Doing so will begin the brewing process, resulting in the Potion of Night Vision. This potion lasts for three minutes.

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Brewing recipe for Potion of Night Vision II in Minecraft

The Potion of Night Vision II is a superior version of the Potion of Night Vision in Minecraft. In order to brew this potion, you’ll have to replace the Golden Carrot in your Brewing Stand with redstone dust.

Redstone dust drops when a block of redstone ore is mined. You can find redstone dust between Y levels 15 and -63. However, the most profitable levels for redstone lie at Y levels -58 and -59.

Once you’ve collected enough redstone dust, you’re ready to brew a Potion of Night Vision II.

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  1. Place some redstone dust in the top slot of the Brewing Stand.
  2. Place up to three Potions of Night Vision in the bottom slots.
  3. Place some Blaze Powder in the top-left slot.
Brewing a Potion of Nightvision II using a Brewing Stand.Mojang
The Potion of Night Vision II is vastly superior to its predecessor.

Doing so will begin the brewing process, resulting in the Potion of Night Vision II. This potion lasts for eight minutes.

That’s everything you need to know about brewing a Night Vision potion in Minecraft. For more on the game, check out our guides below.

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About The Author

Anmol is an Evergreen Writer for CharlieIntel. After graduating in Journalism from Amity University (Noida), Anmol worked as an Esports and Minecraft writer for Sportskeeda before joining CharlieIntel in July 2023. In his spare time, the New Delhi resident can either be found sweating in Rainbow Six Siege or Modern Warfare II, or soaring across the vast worlds of open-world RPGs. You can contact Anmol at [email protected].