I think the reason it's Rank 9 is to deal with the fact that all of the powers in Offensive Powers II are built as if they were the base power of an Array with 1 Alternate Effect. In which case, it should only be Rank 8.UnkindMirror wrote:Yeah, looks that way.Jameson wrote:Page 26 under the Powerhouse's "Offensive Powers II"
The Energy blast is listed as Damage 9 accurate 5, but I can't see anything that prevents it from being Damage 10 and the cost if the 10th rank is effectively already paid. Somebody please check my math but as I calculate it works out to 5 points for 9-10 ranks of effect and 5 points for flat extras.
Distracting Tiring Ranged Damage is 1 point per 2 ranks, which means 9 ranks cost the same as 10 ranks.
The Powerhouse has no other source of generic Ranged attack bonus and Ranged Combat: Throwing does not apply to Energy Blast, so the Accurate 5 would not break any caps in combination with a rank 10 effect, either.
Ranged Damage Distracting Tiring being on a 2:! buy, with 5 pts of Accurate, and 1 point for AE. That's 6 points spent on Accurate and having an AE, which leaves 4 points to spend on the ranks of the power.
Of course, looking at these powers like that, it seems like ALL of "Offensive Powers II" might have their ranks up too high, which I'm sure somebody would have caught before this.