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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 | on a sword .
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.