Minecraft: Best Potions for PvP

Minecraft is the most relaxing game probably in the gaming community – an average gamer would say. Meanwhile, the veteran is fighting for his life in various multiplayer servers.

That is why we will be talking about which potions are the best for PvP situations. Stay tuned to find out more.

The Potion is a craftable item or sometimes found when traveling around the world, which gives you some benefits or buffs that can vary.

All of these buffs are essential when found in PvP situations.

You can all sorts of potions. It can be something that will boost your speed, or give you attack power, or even sometimes invisibility.

In this guide, we will explain the best potions for PvP.

Top 5 Best Potions for PvP in Minecraft

When it comes to choosing the best potion for PvP in Minecraft you will have to consider a couple of factors. The most important one is your survivability.

This means that whenever you use potions you will be able to survive at the end of the battle or maybe even escape unscathed from the fight. 

For fighting, you will need a good and stable FPS and Ping too other than these best potions that you will see listed below.

These are the top 5 best potions for PvP in Minecraft.

Number 1 – Splash Potion of Harming

The Potion of Harming is a potion that will make gradual damage to your opponents. 

This is a very good item because of how much damage you can actually do to your enemies and stay at a safe distance and away from them.

You must make it a Splash potion first though. This will allow you to throw the potion at your enemies and then they will take damage gradually.

When combined with a ranged weapon like a bow or a powerful enchanted crossbow you will be able to take out your enemies even without getting hit.

In my usage of this potion, I have managed to kill a lot of enemies simply by affecting them with this potion of harming and then picking them off with a bow from afar.

Once they start healing or eating food you will run up to them and finish them off with a melee weapon like the sword. Highly effective!

To make a Splash Potion of Harming you will need:

  • Potion of Poison:
    • Spider Eye, Nether Wart, Water Bottle
  • Fermented Spider Eye
  • Gunpowder – for making it splash and AoE

Number 2 – Potion of Swiftness

The potion of swiftness will give you a positive buff which will increase your speed drastically.

This means that you will be able to literally fly around your enemies. When you combine it with the splash potion of harming you will be untouchable while also dealing damage to your enemy.

Some people would argue that it isn’t good at all when it comes to fighting scenarios, but veteran Minecraft players will tell you that strategy will defeat brute strength. 

This is a very good potion when it comes to survivability too. You can use it for fighting yet, but you can use it for getting away from your enemies as well.

You can quickly make a fast run-away and then heal up only to come back stronger and better in the fight.

To make a Potion of Swiftness you will need:

  • Water Bottle
  • Sugar
  • Blaze Powder
  • Nether Wart

Number 3 – Splash Potion of the Turtle Master

When it comes to mixing the potions with the splash potion of harming and a potion of swiftness this is the one to go.

The splash potion of the turtle master gives you a lot of resistance to physical attacks, but in return will reduce the enemy drastically to your opponents.

This means that they will be practically immobile and open for your ranged attacks with a bow and with the gradual damage of the potion of harming.

You will control the whole situation of the fight with this potion. 

Another usage of this potion will be always to affect yourself with it. If you see a berserker kind of Minecraft player that is heavily focused on his melee attacks, well give yourself some defense.

You will get some good resistance from his attacks and you can return the favor of hitting him non-stop with your sword too. 

To make a Splash Potion of the Turtle Master you will need:

  • Water Bottle
  • Nether Wart
  • Turtle Shell
  • Gunpowder to make it splash

Number 4 – Potion of Strenght

The Potion of strength will give you a very powerful damage-boosting buff when drunk. You will be able to do a total of 230% more melee damage!

When it comes to survivability, you will need to mix up your potion usage with the previous ones mentioned above, and then if the moment comes for a melee situation, well your Strenght increase will be much needed.

You will be able to deal much more damage to the hearts of the enemies and no matter what type of armor or resistance they have, you will be able to take them down easily.

This always comes at a risk though because you will be putting yourself at risk too. But always, no matter what type of PvP scenario you are in you will want to drink one of these.

To make a Potion of Strenght you will need:

  • Water Bottle
  • Nether Wart
  • Blaze Powder

Number 5 – Potion of Invisibility

The potion of invisibility when drunk will give you the buff of being invisible. This means that you will be literally unseeable when fighting your enemies.

Depending on the server where you are joined there might be or not be nametags. This potion is especially good if there are no name tags.

Bug anyhow, whether there are name tags or not, you can always duck and your name will be unseen. It is a potion that will get you hidden when attacking your opponents.

This potion in my experience is best used before the actual fight starts. You can sneak up to your enemies and splash them with a potion of harming or turtle.

This way you will have the upper hand and the enemy will be disoriented and confused while also nearing his death from your diamond sword attacks.

To make a Potion of Invisibility you will need:

  • Potion of Night Vision:
    • Water Bottle
    • Golden Carrot
    • Nether Wart
  • Fermented Spider Eye


Potions are an essential item when it comes to PvP scenarios in Minecraft. They will give you the extra edge that you might feel that you lack in some of these fights.

Make sure to combine all of the top 5 best PvP potions mentioned above and your win ratio for fights and battles will be much more successful than before.

Just like Geralt the witcher before he’s taking on enemies, you will need to sit down in your alchemy room and prepare the best potions first. Only then you can go into a fight.

Do you agree with my top 5 picks for best PvP potions in Minecraft and what is your favorite to use? Have fun using them!

Latest posts by David Mickov (see all)

Sharing is caring!

Leave a Comment