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Weakness

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Weakness
Weakness.png
Potion of WeaknessSplash Potion of WeaknessLingering Potion of Weakness
Sources

See #Causes

Particle

#484D48 (gray)

Type

Negative

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Weakness decreases attack power.

It can be cured by a milk bucket or with elixir.‌[Bedrock and Education editions only]

Effect[edit]

Melee damage inflicted by the affected entity is reduced by 4♥♥ × level. Negative levels increase melee damage dealt.

This effect is also used to cure zombie villagers, preceding the golden apple.

Causes[edit]

Cause Potency Length Notes
Potion of Weakness I 1:30
Potion of Weakness (extended) I 4:00
Splash Potion of Weakness I 1:30 Witches throw this splash potion if their target is within 3 blocks.
Splash Potion of Weakness (extended) I 4:00
Lingering Potion of Weakness I 0:22
Lingering Potion of Weakness (extended) I 1:00
Arrow of Weakness I 0:11
Arrow of Weakness (extended) I 0:30
Suspicious Stew I 0:09 Must be crafted from a Tulip
Suspicious Stew I 0:06-0:08 Found in shipwreck supply chests
Traded from expert farmer villagers[JE only]

Immune mobs[edit]

Boss mobs and passive mobs are immune to Weakness. Weakness only affects hostile mobs.

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Weaknessweakness 18effect.minecraft.weakness

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Weaknessweakness 18potion.weakness

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Zombie DoctorCure a zombie villager.Throw a splash potion of weakness at a zombie villager and give it a golden apple (by facing the zombie and pressing the use key with a golden apple in your hand)40GGold

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

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Zombie Doctor
Weaken and then cure a Zombie VillagerWe Need to Go DeeperThrow a splash potion of Weakness at a zombie villager and give it a golden apple (by facing the zombie and pressing the use key with a golden apple in your hand), then wait for the villager to be cured.story/cure_zombie_villager

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A Furious Cocktail
Have every potion effect applied at the same timeLocal BreweryHave all of these 13 potion effects applied to the player at the same time. Beacon effects also count for the purposes of this advancement. Other potion effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.nether/all_potions

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How Did We Get Here?
Have every effect applied at the same timeA Furious CocktailHave all of these 26 effects applied to the player at the same time. Beacon effects also count for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.
This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it.
nether/all_effects

History[edit]

Java Edition
?Added Weakness.
1.1418w43a Changed effect icon texture.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0build 1Added Weakness, which is currently unobtainable.
0.12.1build 1Weakness is now obtainable from potion and splash potion of weakness.
Weakness can now be used to cure zombie villagers.
0.14.0build 1Added witches that utilize splash potions to inflict weakness.
0.15.0build 1Added Arrow of Weakness that inflicts weakness.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Weakness can now be obtained from lingering potion of weakness.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.20.1Elixirs now remove the weakness effect when consumed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.5 Changed effect icon texture.
1.13.0beta 1.13.0.9Weakness can now be obtained from suspicious stew.