How to Make a Fermented Spider Eye in Minecraft: Usage & Recipes

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How to Make a Fermented Spider Eye

Interested in how to make a Fermented Spider Eye? Well, I’m a huge fan of Potions in Minecraft and Fermented Spider Eye is their main ingredient. Whether I want to slow down other players, deal more damage to my enemies, or become invisible momentarily, these Potions have got me covered.

But have you ever wondered how these are made? A ‘magical’ ingredient, Fermented Spider Eye helps you brew a variety of powerful concoctions within seconds.

But since a Fermented Spider Eye can’t be farmed, you’ll need to make it yourself. 

To craft a Fermented Spider Eye, arrange a Brown Mushroom, Spider Eye, and Sugar on your Crafting Table’s 3×3 grid in any configuration you like. Once you’ve done this, you’ll find the Fermented Spider Eye in the Output slot.

Read on as I explore everything about these amazing Fermented Spider Eyes in detail. So, let’s get started. 

What Is a Fermented Spider Eye in Minecraft?

Fermented Spider Eye in Minecraft

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A Fermented Spider Eye is a brewing ingredient in Minecraft. It was first introduced to the game’s Bedrock Edition in Update 0.12.1, released on December 19, 2011. 

There are two interesting things about the Fermented Spider Eye to remember: 

  • It’s not edible
  • You won’t readily find it in your Minecraft inventory  

This leaves you with the task of making your own Fermented Spider Eye(s) before you craft any wild and wacky concoction, such as the Potions of Weakness, Harming, Slowness, and Invisibility. 

What is the Code for a Fermented Spider Eye?

The code for a Fermented Spider Eye is minecraft:fermented_spider_eye

How to Make a Fermented Spider Eye in Minecraft? 

To make a Fermented Spider Eye in Minecraft, below is the list of required ingredients and my recipe:

The Ingredients:

  • 1 Brown Mushroom (source from dark areas, such as caves and forests. I also prefer growing them on Dirt blocks)
Brown Mushrooms in Minecraft
  • 1 Spider Eye (source by killing Spiders or find inside Spider Spawners and Spider Web Chests)
Spider Eye in Minecraft
  • 1 Sugar (source from a Sugar Cane, which grows in stalks near water)
Sugar in Minecraft

Crafting a Fermented Spider Eye: Recipe

  • Open your 3×3 grid Crafting Table
  • Place the Spider Eye in one of the slots. 
  • Put Sugar in another slot.
  • Put Brown Mushroom in the third slot. 
  • The resulting Fermented Spider Eye will appear on the Output slot. 
Crafting a Fermentend Spider Eye

That’s it! You’ve successfully created your Fermented Spider Eye in Minecraft. Also, you can arrange the ingredients in any order you wish. 

Pro Tip: If you don’t have the above Crafting Table, simply make one using 4 Wood Planks. 

What Is Fermented Eye Used for? 

A Fermented Spider Eye doesn’t have its independent uses. It’s not edible, either. 

All you can do with it is brew Potions to get some special abilities in the game. The recipe for the top 4 Potions using it is as follows: 

How to Make a Potion of Weakness in Minecraft?

Potion of Weakness

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The Potion of Weakness in Minecraft reduces your enemy’s (an individual or a mob) damage power for 1 minute and 30 seconds. I’m a huge fan of this concoction in fighting tough mobs and PvP battles, as it gives me the edge to win despite being outnumbered or outmatched!   

To make your Potion of Weakness, below are the required ingredients and recipe: 

Ingredients

  • 1 Fermented Spider Eye
  • 1 Water Bottle
  • 1 Brewing Stand
  • 1 Blaze Powder

Recipe

  • Place the Fermented Spider Eye in the top box of the Brewing Stand
  • Put the Water Bottle in one of the bottom boxes. 
  • Add Blaze Powder to the fuel slot of the Brewing Stand. Light it. 
  • Let the Potion brew for a few seconds. 

Your Potion of Weakness is ready. 

How to Make a Potion of Slowness in Minecraft?

Potion of Slowness

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Next is the Potion of Slowness. Doing what its name implies, this concoction slows the speed of other players or mobs approaching you. 

To make your Potion of Slowness, below are the required ingredients and recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 Fermented Spider Eye
  • 1 Brewing Stand
  • 1 Nether Wart
  • 1 Blaze Powder

Recipe

  • First, prepare the Potion of Swiftness by brewing Nether Wart in the Brewing Stand with Blaze Powder as the fuel. 
  • Once ready, add this Potion of Swiftness in one of the bottom slots of the Brewing Stand and Fermented Spider Eye in the top slot. 
  • Add Blaze Powder to the fuel slot of the Brewing Stand. Light it. 
  • Let the Potion brew for a few seconds.

Your Potion of Slowness is ready.

How to Make a Potion of Invisibility in Minecraft? 

Potion of Invisibility

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How about becoming invisible in Minecraft? Sounds cool, right? That’s exactly what you can do by drinking the Potion of Invisibility. The only brewing concoction with no negative effects, it hides you for some time, say, 3 minutes (8 minutes with the advanced version.)

To make your Potion of Invisibility, below are the required ingredients and recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 Fermented Spider Eye
  • 1 Nether Wart
  • 1 Golden Carrot
  • 1 Water Bottle
  • 1 Brewing Stand
  • 1 Blaze Powder

Recipe

  • Start by preparing the Potion of Night Vision by tossing a Nether Wart, a Golden Carrot, and a Water Bottle on the Brewing Stand
  • Place this Potion of Night Vision in one of the bottom slots of the Brewing Stand and the Fermented Spider Eye in the top slot.
  • Add Blaze Powder to the fuel slot of the Brewing Stand. Light it. 
  • Let the Potion brew for a few seconds.

Your Potion of Invisibility is ready.

How to Make a Potion of Harming in Minecraft? 

Potion of Harming

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Lastly, the Potion of Harming is another must-have concoction in a tough battle. It’ll cause your enemies, irrespective of their strength, to take instant damage. 

To make your Potion of Harming, below are the required ingredients and recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 Fermented Spider Eye
  • 1 Nether Wart
  • 1 Spider Eye
  • 1 Water Bottle
  • 1 Brewing Stand
  • 1 Blaze Powder

Recipe

  • Prepare the Potion of Poison by mixing a Nether Wart, a Spider Eye, and a Water Bottle on the Brewing Stand.
  • When done, add this Potion of Poison in one of the bottom slots of the Brewing Stand and the Fermented Spider Eye in the top slot.
  • Add Blaze Powder to the fuel slot of the Brewing Stand. Light it. 
  • Let the Potion brew for a few seconds.

Your Potion of Harming is ready.

Note: You can also use the Potion of Healing as an alternative to the Potion of Poison. 

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How to Make a Fermented Spider Eye in Minecraft: FAQs

Q: When Were Fermented Spider Eyes Added to Minecraft?

A: Fermented Spider Eyes were added to Minecraft in Java Edition Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2, released on September 13, 2011. If I go into more detail, they were first introduced to the game’s Bedrock Edition in Update 0.12.1, released on December 19, 2011. 

Q: What Drops Fermented Spider Eyes?

A: Fermented Spider Eyes, unlike Spider Eyes, can’t be dropped in Minecraft. As I told you above, you must create them on your own using the three ingredients – 1 Spider Eye, 1 Brown Mushroom, and 1 Sugar.   

Q: Can You Make a Fermented Spider Eye With Red Mushrooms?

A: No, it’s not possible to make a Fermented Spider Eye with Red Mushrooms. You must only use the brown variant, which I recommend finding in dark caves, oak biomes, and swamps.

Q: What Happens if You Eat a Fermented Spider Eye in Minecraft?

A: You can’t eat a Fermented Spider Eye in Minecraft, as it’s not edible. If you still try to eat one, all you’ll get is a message saying, “You can’t eat that,” on the screen. Instead, look for edible things like bread, vegetables, cooked meat, apples, pork chops, and carrots to help your cravings. 

Conclusion

Here you go, guys. 

A Fermented Spider Eye may not have any uses on its own, however, it is required to brew some vital potions in Minecraft, such as the Potions of Weakness (my favorite), Harming, Slowness, and Invisibility. But being a non-cultivable ingredient, the onus lies on you to create your Fermented Spider Eye. 

Luckily, it’s just a matter of a few elements and simple steps, as I discussed in this guide. Follow them, and you’ll craft a Fermented Spider Eye in no time!  

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