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Properties

Property Value
Combat Properties
Hands One
Type Distance
Attack 0
Defense 0
Range 6 fields.
General Properties
Name Snowball
Item ID 2992
Classification Distance Weapons
Throwing Weapons
Stackable
Weight 0.80 oz.
Trade Properties
Value 10 - 50 gp
Sold for (not bought by NPCs)
Bought for (not sold by NPCs)
Marketable
Other Properties
Version 6.5
December 19, 2001
Status Active
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Snowball
You see a snowball (Range:6, Atk:0, Def:0).
It weighs 0.80 oz.

Notes

It cannot be reused as they break after the first shot, therefore it is mostly used for decoration purposes.
At Christmas time, Santa Claus may give them to you if you have been a good boy or girl.
Their value dropped significantly after Grynch Clan Goblin raids during Christmas.
When snowballs are used as weapons, they don't do any damage.

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It can be obtained through the Goblin Temple Quest.
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History

Origin

Snowballs were implemented with Update 6.5 when Snow Heaps were temporarily added to cities such as Thais and Edron as part of Christmas 2001. Due to players heavily misusing snowballs for powergaming, this event was not repeated the following Christmas.[1]

Snowball Bug

Around the year 2004 or 2005 (before the walls of the mountains and many places were revamped, and you could use parcels everywhere to go up and down), there was a bug on Secura that a tree near Santa's House was deleted and players were able to reach one of the Snow Heaps. The snow heap was the source of snowballs, and that day many snowballs were created.

Current Availability

Later on, they became semi-rare items since they were only available from the Goblin Temple Quest on Rookgaard, as a loot from Yetis or as a gift from Santa Claus.

There came a large boost in the number of snowballs in-game during Christmas 2006, when Grynch Clan Goblins dropped a fairly large number of snowballs and other items.

They became even more common when The Colours of Magic was implemented with the possibility of many creatures dropping snowballs for one week when Furb of Fun (orange colour) wins.

Finally, with the introduction of the Winterlight Solstice event in December 2018, Snowballs became much more available, since they can be created without limit by using Snow Heaps on the Percht Island.

Trade Details

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Players only.

Sell To

Players only.

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