So i was looking into probability control, and it seemed okay at first but as i dug deeper - and my GM pointed out a few things - i started to wonder. I'm not sure if its just my failings to get the most out of it, or if its the power itself.
I really like the concept of probability control, the idea of someone who can never fail, or never fail badly, or is at least seems super lucky is something i really liked.
So, for example, say i have a probability control of 6 (at our PL of 6), sure, probability control is more of a fallback but it becomes an expensive one. Take Toughness for example, assuming i buy toughness at 6, max for the PL, i can never score under 12. However, that is never going to really save my life (in fact i would still fail by about 9 points. So sure, i can't DIE automatically, and it removes the bottom 6 worst rolls, but that doesn't really feel like its worth 24 points.
I could alt attacks from it as well, but even then you're still looking at only iffy-powerful effects. I'm just wondering if i'm missing something with the mechanics of this. The only area i can see where this is especially powerful is in skills, because a lot of skill checks are fairly low, and i would only have to have a 4 to meet a DC 10, but even so, it only stops the absolute worst rolls, which would be nice, but even blocking the bottom 6 on an attack roll isn't going to make it a hit, i'll still likely miss.
Assuming i'm attacking with an Attack of 6, against a defense of 16. If i roll a 3, it becomes a 6. But that's only a 12, so i still miss. So even if i DO roll 1-5, and it becomes a 6, it doesn't actually help me at all, because i would still miss MOST things, anything that has more than 11 defense i'm going to miss outright, and if i roll HIGHER than 6 (i'll miss some of that too) the power is moot anyway and i might as well not had it in the first place.
I feel like Probability Control should be powerful, and i'm just missing something, but it wouldn't be the first time i saw a power and thought it would be more powerful than it is.