This is my first time playing M and M, and I had one quick question about the power level limit for attack/effect. This is for the third edition of the game.

So, lets say I have a melee weapon device that damages and weakens a foe. I link those two effects together, and add the respective extras. Now, the rank total for the damage effect is 6 and the rank total for the weaken effect is 4. Now, my total attack modifier with this melee weapon is +20.

My power level is 13. Now this means that my limit for attack + effect total is 26. So does my set up violate the limit ? What I mean is, if I just consider the damage effect, the total is 26, and if I just consider the weaken effect, the total is 24. However if I add all three things together, I get 30, which exceeds the limit of 26.

So do I add each individual effect's ranks for a single action has when considering the limit or do I simply look at one effect at a time ?

So, lets say I have a melee weapon device that damages and weakens a foe. I link those two effects together, and add the respective extras. Now, the rank total for the damage effect is 6 and the rank total for the weaken effect is 4. Now, my total attack modifier with this melee weapon is +20.

My power level is 13. Now this means that my limit for attack + effect total is 26. So does my set up violate the limit ? What I mean is, if I just consider the damage effect, the total is 26, and if I just consider the weaken effect, the total is 24. However if I add all three things together, I get 30, which exceeds the limit of 26.

So do I add each individual effect's ranks for a single action has when considering the limit or do I simply look at one effect at a time ?

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