Mighty Power Feat

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Mighty Power Feat

Postby Elric » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:39 pm

Hi Steve,
Some questions about the Mighty power feat in Ultimate Power.

Suppose Thor has 40 Strength and Blast 3 (Power Feats: Mighty 15).

Then presumably one of the following is true:
A) Its range increment 180 feet. It is countered as a rank 18 power.
B) Its range increment is 30 feet. It is countered as a rank 3 power.

C) Which one is it?

D) In general, does the Mighty power feat add to the power's effective rank (and everything that comes with it, like Countering or Range Increment for Blast or the size of an Area for an Area Attack), or does it only add to the power's damage, with all other qualities being determined by the (not including Mighty) rank?

E) For example, if a character had had 24 Strength and Blast 3 (Extra: Area- Burst on Strength and Blast [10 points], Power Feats: Mighty 7), then is the area a 15-foot radius or a 50-foot radius?

F) And if a character has Strike 3 (PF: Mighty) and 24 Str, is it Countered as a rank 3 power or a rank 10 power (let's say that the Strike represents metal claws and the counterer is a Magnetic controller)?

G) Are these answers the same going by the core book?
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Re: Mighty Power Feat

Postby Steve Kenson » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:57 am

Elric wrote:Suppose Thor has 40 Strength and Blast 3 (Power Feats: Mighty 15).

Then presumably one of the following is true:
A) Its range increment 180 feet. It is countered as a rank 18 power.
B) Its range increment is 30 feet. It is countered as a rank 3 power.

Its range is 30 feet, based on power rank. I'd tend to count the Str bonus for countering, however, making it effectively rank 18 there. Otherwise countering is a bit too effective against a Mighty Strike.

D) In general, does the Mighty power feat add to the power's effective rank (and everything that comes with it, like Countering or Range Increment for Blast or the size of an Area for an Area Attack), or does it only add to the power's damage, with all other qualities being determined by the (not including Mighty) rank?

As above, Mighty does not increase power rank, although I do tend to count total damage as effective rank for countering purposes.

E) For example, if a character had had 24 Strength and Blast 3 (Extra: Area- Burst on Strength and Blast [10 points], Power Feats: Mighty 7), then is the area a 15-foot radius or a 50-foot radius?

15-foot radius.

F) And if a character has Strike 3 (PF: Mighty) and 24 Str, is it Countered as a rank 3 power or a rank 10 power (let's say that the Strike represents metal claws and the counterer is a Magnetic controller)?

Rank 10 (see above).

G) Are these answers the same going by the core book?

Should be. The countering thing is a bit of a gray-area; strictly according to the letter of the rules, all that should count is the Strike rank (not Str bonus or feat ranks, etc.) but that makes Strike pretty weak in terms of countering and being countered, so, as I said, I tend to count the full damage bonus there.
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