Bottle o' Enchanting
Bottle o' Enchanting
Type Items
Uses Gaining experience points
First Appearance 12w04a (1.2)
Data Values Hex: 180
Technical Name minecraft:experience_bottle


The Bottle o' Enchanting is a throw-able item (similar to a splash potion) that drops three to eleven experience points per bottle. It can only be obtained by the creative inventory or trading with Villager Priests, and cannot be crafted. The potion works like a splash potion, but it has the look of a drinking potion. It is a handy way to gain experience quickly; however, several of them will be needed to get a level high enough to enchant.


Using the item is simple. Simply hold the item in hand, and right click, throwing it a short distance in the direction faced. Upon contact with a hard surface, the potion will break and experience orbs will pop up. Collect the orbs to gain the levels.Throwing the item at the feet allows a player to keep still while throwing multiple bottles.


The item itself doesn't do anything until thrown. However, the orbs react in a weird way. Sometimes, if a Player throws enough potions at their feet to level up, it may result in an "orb build-up." This simply means the orbs can not enter a player to be converted into experience points. They will follow a player and circle them for a period of time. This is no more than a minor annoyance to a player. Quitting and rejoining the game will remedy the effect. Otherwise, a player will have to wait it out. The waiting time varies on the number of orbs in "build-up."


  • Sometimes, orbs will orbit a player for an extended period of time before being absorbed by a player.
  • Some orbs will not be absorbed for experience, but rather disappear on contact.