When a card effect says something like ”dice showing a combined value of 3 or more”,
1) do these dice have to be of the same symbol, i.e. resolvable in one action?
2) can the combined value be reached using only modifier dice?
For example, would ”+1 melee”, ”+1 resource”, and ”+1 focus” count as ”combined value of 3 or more”?
1. No, not typically.
2. Yes, combined is agnostic to whether the dice are modifiers or not.