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Why did you put it in Category:Sprite? Wouldn't it be better in Category:Item(Which could include flint.)? --Demki 16:16, 14 July 2010 (UTC)


Anyone find it weird that it's classified as a weapon? I mean, it can kill slimes, but other than that, it's just to annoy people. --Master7342 You can use it to shear sheep, or knock nasty mobs away, or into a trap. I'd say its a weapon.Woodcock 12:39, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

It does damage, or you can at least damage yourself with it. Good thing I didn't have wolves when I tested that. Biofan30 15:14, 1 May 2011 (UTC)-- In vanilla Minecraft it doesn't hurt you. Timberdoodle 13:24, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

They do damage?[edit]

Lately, my friends and I used a vanilla server on creative to provide infinite snowballs. We all harassed a single zombie and caused it to die - 20:53, 21 September 2011 (UTC)!/notch/status/116506128497651712 No they dont. Jtlcr777 20:55, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

They do damage to Blaze's and Enderdragons, 16/7=2.5 hearts of damage to Blazes. Not sure how much they do to Enderdragons though. Edited the page.Jippiedoe 16:07, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Then how do you know if they do damage if you don't know how much it is? --HexZyle 04:59, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
They do 1/2 a heart of damage. --Draco rex 13:50, 4 June 2013 (UTC)


The trivia says it's the only thing in the game that requires a shovel to collect. This is not true - silk touching things such as snow blocks or snow layers needs a silk touch shovel ever since mojang made it so you need the appropriate tool to collect it. TehSauceGuy (talk) 09:50, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

-I've also seen them lying around naturally in new chunks (because water spilled over the snow cover). I think that using buckets of water to clear the snow cover probably saves resources given that buckets can be infinitely used. (Also, the shovel page says that the only reason shovels are necessary is to make snowballs, which should probably be changed as well.) 22:58, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Snowball doing damage?[edit]

I thought snowballs do damage? I accidentally killed a cow in a skyblock server when i got tons of snowballs from a quest reward and starting throwing them at the cow for fun. Unfortunately, That was my only source for milk which I needed since my island had a cave spider spawner.

I'm pretty certain they do damage, albeit minimal. Just try chucking a couple thousand snowballs at a mob and it will eventually die.