So we all know LB is the 3rd ed shooting hotness. But should it be?
Especially if we compare it to Fireball. Lets pretend these spells could be cast in the real world - I think it would be way more tricky to target a unit in a forest with a LB. If it hits a tree, that will stop it going into its target (although the tree may fall on the target). Sending a sheet of flame into a forest will burn the whole thing and anything inside it, yet it’s only FB that takes a cover mod.
Similarly trying to direct a precise bolt of lightning onto a small human sized target is surely more difficult than chucking a flamethrower at them? Yet LB doesn’t suffer the Individual mod.
Gamewise it seems like LB, having become the subject of min/max in 3rd ed, ought to get at least one of these modifiers in the next update, and in my opinion, Fireball should lose one.
What do others think?