working with powers (general thread)
I have a question about how to read the M&M power descriptors in the archetypes, but I'm chronically unwilling to start a whole thread just for my problem, so I thought I'd at least open the thread to similar kinds of questions. I'm a serious noob to this system, so forgive how dumb-ass this question is, but I'm trying to build a speedster, so I'm just using the archetype in the Hero's Handbook. The power is listed as the following:
Multiattack and Selective on 5 Damage
• 13 points
My problem is that I can't figure out how this adds up to 13 points. I see 5 points each for Multiattack and Selective, but the ranks of the base power, Damage, is only 3. How can I have 5 ranks of Extras on a 3-rank power? Wouldn't it be 9 points: Damage 3, Multiattack 3, Selective 3? I'm sure I'm fundamentally misunderstanding something, here, and I'd really appreciate some help.