The snow ball is a projectile.
The snow ball is dropped by the snow golem.
The snow ball can be used to craft the snow block.
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.
Snow balls can be fired from dispensers.
Thrown snowballs that hit snow golems will heal them by one health point.
|Prior to 1.4.34||Day 15||
|1.15||Sep 01, 2011||
|1.24||Dec 22, 2012||
|1.27||Nov 13, 2015||
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.