Snow ball

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Snow Ball

Snow ball.png





Name:Snow Ball
Type:Combat
Physics:Projectile if fired
Found naturally:No
Renewable:Yes
Item ID:snow_ball

The snow ball is a projectile.

Obtaining

Snow golem

The snow ball is dropped by the snow golem.

Snow

Snow drops a snow ball when it is dug using a shovel or shears.

Usage

Crafting Ingredient

The snow ball can be used to craft the snow block.

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Snow block

Combat

Main article:Combat

When the player shift clicks while holding a snow ball, it will be fired. Like other projectiles it is affected by gravity. If it hits a mob, it has a 33% chance to deal 1 damage, and always deals 1 damage to blaze and endermen. However, fired snow balls do not interact in any way with the player.

Dispenser

Snow balls can be fired from dispensers.

Snow Golem

Thrown snowballs that hit snow golems will heal them by one health point.

History

Version Date Changes
Prior to 1.4.34 Day 15
  • Added the snow ball
1.15 Sep 01, 2011
  • Snow balls can be thrown as a projectile
1.24 Dec 22, 2012
  • Snow balls have knockback and may randomly cause small damage
  • Updated snow ball texture
1.27 Nov 13, 2015
  • Snow balls collide properly with blocks again

Bugs

These will presumably be fixed in 1.29 when snow balls become part of the new projectile code.

  • 1.28: When fired by a snow golem, the snow ball moves at a slower velocity.
  • 1.28: While they cause damage to mobs, they fly straight through the player.

See Also