Deflect power: Ranged AND Melee or no??

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Deflect power: Ranged AND Melee or no??

Postby Phoenix8008 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:51 am

Building a character heavy w/ Deflect power and extras. As long as melee attack bonus is less than Deflect rank, I can use it in place of melee block I know. Trying to be point defense for the team and be able to block multiple ranged attacks in an area. Can I only block ranged OR melee attacks at a time, or can I do both?

If I'm guarding an area with my deflect but someone moves next to me and does a melee attack, can I switch back and forth between the ranged and melee or am I stuck in only one mode or the other? Would it need to be a shorter action than standard (move, free, or reaction) in order to do the switch?

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Re: Deflect power: Ranged AND Melee or no??

Postby FuzzyBoots » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:45 am

Unless you restrict players into choosing which type of ranged attacks they are deflecting that round, I don't think there's any reason to force them to choose between ranged and melee.

FWIW, an explicit indication that melee attacks can be blocked by Deflect although I kind of wish that SK had answered ELric's other questions.

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