|Type||Tool; Item; Weapon|
|Dropped by||Snow Golem|
|Data Values||Hex: hex: 14C|
Dec: dec: 332
A snowball is an item that can be obtained by shoveling snow from either dead snow golems, or by destroying snow blocks. Snowballs can be placed in stacks of 16. They're a throwable item that do not harm mobs, except for 3 HP per snowball to blazes and 1 HP per snowball to the Enderdragon.They can also be crafted into snow blocks, which then can be crafted into snow covers.
As a Crafting Ingredient
The snowball is especially useful against Blazes, as the snowball can knock a blaze out with seven hits. They are also useful to knock any mob off cliffs or into a trap, as well as players, as snowballs have a knockback equivalent to Knockback I on a sword.
Use in PvP
Snowballs have a dual use in PvP combat situations: They can be used to keep enemies at many meters length, and can quickly break or wear down armor, unless it is enchanted with Unbreaking.
- Like arrows, chicken eggs, fire charges and spawn eggs, snowballs can be fired from Dispensers.
- Snowballs are the projectile of a snow golem, offering no effect except for knockback. Again, Blazes and the Ender Dragon are exceptions.
- Snowballs burn when thrown through lava, but are not destroyed.
- There is a glitch where, sometimes, Snowballs can pass through solid blocks.