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Grick special "Resist 5 against effects that target AC"

Confusion is on the word effect, not target.

Do Hits "Effect" AC? Or do at-wills like sly flourish do full damage?

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An effect is:

The result of a game element’s use. The damage and conditions caused by an attack power are the power’s effects, for instance. Some powers have “Effect” entries, which contain some but not necessarily all of the powers’ effects. In an attack power, the effects of such an entry are not contingent on a hit or a miss.

They use the word to mean two similar but different things. The consequence of a power is an effect, and the "effect line" of a power is always part of its effect.

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