How to make a cauldron in Minecraft to create all the potions inside it?

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To have a fully functional base that works at its best, the best thing is undoubtedly to have your own cauldron. Here you will find out everything you can do with it, including how to use it to do the inevitable positions.

Get or build a cauldron in Minecraft

To have your own cauldron, you can use two methods with their advantages and disadvantages: make them yourself or find a naturally generated one.


If you decide to make a cauldron in Minecraft, you will only need them 7 iron ingots. To do this, arm yourself with a good pickaxe (at least stone) and look for iron mines, in addition to creating rafts, cauldrons, tools, you can also make an iron bucket to transport water.

Once you have them and extracted them, you just have to bake them in an oven to get your bars. When you have your iron ingots, you have to place them on a production table doing a kind of «U» leaving the middle and upper center empty.

Looking for a cauldron

If, on the other hand, you are short on resources or just don't want to go to the mine, you can try to get a ready-made cauldron. To do this, what you need to do is find a village or a hut.

In the case of the villages, some of them have a villager as a blacksmith and in his house you can steal the cauldron he works with.

If you feel remorse about depriving a blacksmith of his livelihood, you can also take a slightly more dangerous route. This way, he tries to go to a swamp and he might find the witch's hut. Of course, the witch probably doesn't like that you are in her house or that you want to take her things.

Uses of the cauldron in Minecraft

As already mentioned, after creating a cauldron in Minecraft, making potions is just one of the ways it can be used. Now is the time to specify them.

make potions

Although in the beginning the cauldron was the place where potions were prepared, for some time this function was fulfilled by the alembic or potion holder. In this particular, the cauldron has been relegated to a minor role in which provides water for the flasks. If you don't know all the potions that exist here is a list of them and the abilities it gives you.

However, with each use, a third of the water contained is lost, so a block of water is much more efficient (as it is not consumed). In this way, the real usefulness of the cauldron is relegated to the Nether as it is the only way the water does not evaporate.

In another way, it is possible to build mechanisms using a network of hoppers, stills, chests, redstones, repeaters, propellants and others that allow you to automate potions.

This mechanism it is somewhat complex to produce as it requires space, special materials and advanced building blocks. The fun thing about the system is that all you have to do is drop the ingredients into the cauldron and they'll start a long journey that ends with your ready-made potions.


Another and one of the most common uses is wash the leather armor and the flags. Holding it in your hand and applying it to the cauldron, it will remove the dye layer it has on top, losing water in the process.

Fire extinguishing system

As a container for water, you can immerse yourself in the cauldron to put out the fire in the event of a fire. It also maintains a block of water that you can take out and use with a bucket in an emergency. Also, the flames around it tend to gradually go out, so it's extremely useful.

Water generator

Last but not least, you can make a cauldron in Minecraft and leave it exposed to the rain to collect the water. This is particularly convenient if you don't have a river nearby. Another way to draw water when you don't have a river nearby is to create a well and thus have infinite water.

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