kenseido wrote:A Blast with Range Perception and Area Cone not only lets you pick the starting point of the cone, it also means that target in the are affected do not get a Reflex save, and thus Evasion also does not apply.
On a side note, Ultimate Power also indicated that Perception-range cones get a choice of two modalities. In one, you hit everyone in that area that lacks cover from the point of origin. In the other, you hit everyone who lacks concealment from you. Think of the first as your traditional explosion that's stopped by a transparent aluminum wall and the second as a psychic explosion that doesn't affect anyone you didn't know about.
On a side note, when it comes to Ranged Area attacks, the Rules As Written make the ultimate range of origin of the area to be 10 range increments with no penalty. Steve Kenson has indicated that applying a -2 to the Reflex save DC for each range increment past the first is a reasonable house rule. The size of range increments and the number of increments is, of course, modifiable with Improved Range and Progression (Range) power feats.