How does alchemy work?

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L'alchemy allows you to create potions which provide various effects. This page of the guide Minecraft will explain the basics of this activity.

To start this activity in Minecraft, you need a few things:

  • A still
  • A cauldron
  • Vials
  • vials of water

See our article on crafting alchemy and enchantment gear to learn how to craft them.


First, craft a still and interact with it by right-clicking to open the alchemy grid (image1). In the top box, place the ingredient that will be used for the potion (image2).

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In one of the bottom boxes, install a vial of water and the process begins (image3). When the right arrow is completely white, the potion is ready. You can convert water-based potions into volatile potions with gunpowder.


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See our article on Potion Crafting for all the recipes available.

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