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I thought this was answered somewhere, but heck if I can find it. So my apologies in advance if my Search Fu is faulty. I know that Adjustment Powers that affect Defense Powers or defensive Characteristics (e.g. STUN) are halved However, is this halving done before or after subtracting Power Defense? For example: Leech buys a 6d6 Drain CON, and uses it on Defender. Leech rolls 20 points of effect, and Defender (luckily) just added 10 points of Power Defense to his armor. Does Leech's Drain do nothing (20 / 2 = 10 - 10 Power Defense = 0), or cause Defender to lose 5 CON (20 - 10 Power Defense = 10 / 2 = 5) Thanks!
At what step does Power Defense get applied to a negative adjustment power attacking a defensive attribute? Or, if easier, at what point does the effect of that attack get halved? Right now I'm running it like this - a 12 point standard effect Drain Body attacks a character with 5 power defense: 12 (effect) - 5 (power defense) = 7 . 7 / 2 = 3.5 = 4 Body gets drained . A player maintains that the true way of handling it is 12 / 2 = 6 (because the 'effect' is halved) - 5 = 1 / 2 = 1 Body I figure it's no different than how PD/ED and Damage Reduction interact with regular damage - but I could be wrong.