I appreciate the need to balance this ability, but the recent nerf was devestating and renders the ability next to useless. The damage is fine, but the fact that the spell now impacts the first thing it comes to makes it almost unusable in most situations. 80% of doors you open present you with enemies in melee range. Your choices are: a) Fall back, meaning some form of teleport basically becomes REQUIRED to use this ability effectively. b) Don't use the spell. c) Use the spell and blow yourself up in the process. If you're not actively blowing yourself up, that's fine - your pet wyrmling will take the brunt of 90% of the fireballs that don't hit you personally. The pet is now effectively useless when combined with this skill, because it's either behind you doing nothing or in front of you dying immediately to your Obvious Fireballs. Should have reduced the RANGE and damage, not made it hit intermediate targets... it's a crap spell now especially with a pet.