Blindness Status Effect Wiki Guide

This Minecraft tutorial explains the Blindness effect with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.


The Blindness effect is a status effect that creates a thick black fog which makes it difficult to see. This effect also prevents you from being able to run fast in the game.

There are levels of Blindness such as Blindness II, Blindness III, Blindness IV and so on.


Status Effect Blindness
Type Harmful Effect
Description Creates a thick black fog which makes it difficult to see and prevents you from running fast
Effect Icon Blindness Status Effect - Wiki Guide 1
Particles Gray particle effects appear floating around you
Items that give Effect Blindness Status Effect - Wiki Guide 2 Suspicious Stew
Game Command /effect command

Icon and Particle Effects

When you have the Blindness effect, the following icon will appear in the top right corner of your screen (in older versions of Minecraft, the effect icons only appears when you are viewing the inventory menu):

Blindness Status Effect - Wiki Guide 3

You will also see particle effects floating around you. In the latest version of Minecraft, these particle effects will be gray.

Blindness Status Effect - Wiki Guide 4

When the Blindness effect wears off, the icon and particle effects will disappear. You will be back to your normal status.


Depending on how you get the effect, the duration of the Blindness effect will be different. To see how much time is remaining for the effect, go to your inventory menu.

Blindness Status Effect - Wiki Guide 5

In this example, it says 3:15 under Blindness so this means that there is 3 minutes and 15 seconds remaining of the Blindness effect.

Items that give the Blindness Effect

The following are items that give the Blindness effect in Minecraft:

Blindness Status Effect - Wiki Guide 6

How to make Suspicious Stew

Effect ID and Name

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, Blindness has the following effect ID and Name values:

Status Effect
(Minecraft ID Name)
ID Version
  • Icon is the image that will appear when you have this effect.
  • Status Effect is what the effect is called and (Minecraft ID Name) is the string value used in the /effect command.
  • ID is the Internal number for the effect.
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version is the Minecraft version number that the effect was introduced for the name and ID that is listed.

Effect Command for Blindess

Effect Command in Minecraft Java Edition (Current)


/effect give @p blindness 99999

Blindness II:

/effect give @p blindness 99999 1

Blindness (highest level):

/effect give @p blindness 99999 255

To remove all status effects including Blindness, you can either drink milk or use the following /effect command:

/effect clear @p

Effect Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.11 and 1.12


/effect @p blindness 99999

Blindness II:

/effect @p blindness 99999 1

Blindness (highest level):

/effect @p blindness 99999 255

To remove all status effects:

/effect @p clear

Other Status Effects

Here are the other status effects in Minecraft such as:


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