So on my server we have the plugin MobArena, and what we want is for players on an upgrade wave to get a lingering potion of healing. Now, the item format is like this:

<item>:[metadata]:<amount> {<>=required,[]=optional}

So I would normally set potions up by doing (health as example) 373:8197:1 So I know that a lingering potion has an ID of 441, but what would be the metadata for a healing lingering potion? Because I can't seem to find the metadata values for lingering potions anywhere.

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As of 1.9, potions do not use a metadata value to determine the type of potion. Instead, the type of default potion is stored as a Potion string tag within the tag compound of the item format:

/summon Item ~ ~1 ~ {Item:{id:"minecraft:lingering_potion",Count:1b,tag:{Potion:"minecraft:healing"}}}

Or via /give, which starts NBT input within the tag compound:

/give @p minecraft:lingering_potion 1 0 {Potion:"minecraft:healing"}

A list of default potion IDs can be found here.

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