In the SRD, it says:
The first special function, flash ball, releases one to four balls
lightning (choice of the ring wearer). These luminous globes look like
dancing lights, and the ring bearer controls them the same way
(See the description of the fate of the dancing lights). Spheres have a
Range of 120 feet and a duration of 4 turns. They can be moved to 120
feet by turn. Each sphere is about 3 feet in diameter and
creature that is within 5 feet of one's charge
dissipate by taking electrical damage during the process
number of balls created.
He also says:
The sparkling shower is a flying cloud of mauve sparks awakening
out of the ring for a distance of 20 feet over a 10-foot wide arch.
Creatures in this area take 2d8 damage each, otherwise
wear metal armor or a metal weapon. Those who wear metal
Armor and / or carrying a metal weapon take 4d8 points of damage.
None of these features directly address the need to make a backup throw or execute a ranged attack to hit a target. Should these features require backup jets or attack jets?