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Does Dispel vs. a power that is Usable On Others on a Recipient (rather than a Grantor) go against the full Active Points (including the UOO Advantage) or just the Active Points applicable to the Recipient being targeted? For example, a mage casts Mass Steelskin: Resistant Protection 10 rPD / 10 rED, Usable On Others (8 Recipients simultaneously; +1). An enemy mage hits the mage's fighter companion with a Dispel (any one magical effect). Does he need to beat 30 AP, or 60 AP?
Looking for some thoughts & ideas on how folks would handle Dispel against a Forcefield power with a Breakable Focus. I understand the RAW*; this is an interpretation question. Champions campaign, standard superheroic level. A gun-fu character with crazy amounts of Luck has figured out that if he shoots the aliens' force field in just the right spot, the bullet can set up a feedback wave that shorts the thing out. He can fit 22d6 of Dispel into his MP, for an average roll of 77. The standard alien forcefield is 14 rPD and 14 rED with Protects Carried Items and OIF Belt for 52 AP. Defensive powers are doubled against Adjustment Powers, so he'd need to roll 104 or better on 11 dice to make it work. [sad trombone] But the character doesn't care about the rED, because all his attacks are physical. 6e1 p194 does allow the possibility of defining a Dispel as only affecting either rPD or rED, and 22d6 is enough to Dispel just the rPD. So Question 1: would you allow the player to buy this as Dispel Only vs. the rPD? Is it unbalanced? Does it make sense for this sfx? Why or why not? Question 1a: if the above was a Drain instead of a Dispel, would that change your answer? Next issue: Dispelling a forcefield is of limited help if the target can just switch it back on at the start of their next Phase. But the forcefield has an OIF Belt. Normally when a Focus power is Dispelled, I tend to say the Focus is drained or damaged in some way and can't be used until it's repaired, typically between combats. (6e1 p195, tho the text leaves a lot of room for GM's discretion here.) So Question 2: Assuming the Dispel roll exceeds the AP of the rPD, but not the AP of the rPD and rED combined, what happens to the Focus? Does the whole thing short out? Is just the rPD on the fritz? Or is the Focus unaffected and the target can reboot the rPD on their next Phase? Question 2a: If the Belt has other defenses attached to it, like Power Def, Flash Def, etc, does that change your answer? Does it make a difference if they all have Unified Power or not? Thanks for the feedback. * Unless of course I don't, in which case I trust someone will `splain that to me!