Potions are brewable items that confer specific effects in Minecraft. Potion effects were initially introduced in Beta 1.8. Potions are made using water and various ingredients combined in a Brewing Stand. Combining a potion with Gunpowder will result in a Splash Potion - a variant which may be thrown as a weapon. As of Beta 1.9 Pre-release 3, potions can only have one effect. Because the data values for different potions were changed, Potions made in 1.9 Pre-release 2 will be altered if loaded into 1.9 Pre-release 3
Brewing For ingredients that go into Potions, Splash Potions, and known Potion recipes see Brewing. According to Jeb there are 161 possible potion combinations in Beta 1.9 Pre-release 3, and there may be 2,653 potions in future updates.
Potions Here is a full list of the names, effects, and damage values of potions that are currently obtainable through Brewing. Potions have a different effect according to their damage value (DV), with the exception of reverted potions being identical to their base potions. By using a SMP command /give or an Inventory Editor to modify the damage value of a Water Bottle, a player can hack a potion directly into their inventory. Reverted potions are potions legitimately obtained by adding glowstone or redstone to an already upgraded potion which does not support the added ingredient, or by adding fermented spider eye to an already reverted potion or a potion which is already upgraded with an ingredient (glowstone or redstone) not supported by the corrupted result. Example: healing II + redstone - healing (reverted) Example: poison (extended) - harming (reverted) In the inventory, they will look identical to their base potion, much like mundane and mundane (extended). Their usage is also identical to their base potions, with the exception of turning into reverted potions rather than base potions when adding fermented spider eyes as described above.