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In Minecraft, are there any advantages to using cobblestone walls as opposed to regular fences? Besides the higher availability of cobblestone compared wood.

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Cobblestone walls have better blast resistance and is not flammable, making it a slightly better defense against creepers and TNT, as well as making it usable near lava or fire.

Other than that, the difference is purely aesthetic.

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Is there really a "Cobblestone fence"? Or do you mean "Nether brick fence"? – Alvin Wong Jan 19 '13 at 9:57
@Alvin Cobblestone Wall – fredley Jan 19 '13 at 14:46
I don't think normal fences burn though. Do they? Because signs don't. – Jeffrey Lin Feb 4 '13 at 23:50
@jeffrey Fences are flammable since B1.6. Signs are just weird. – SevenSidedDie Feb 5 '13 at 0:31

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