Has this rule changed now, since shapeshifters look at the printed card value? I know past discussions on the forum say you apply all power modifiers to determine if it should be destroyed or not (see raptor discussion). I thought this gave too much power to Bots and lessens the power of the Pirates.
No it hasn't. The developers just realized how ridiculous the SS would be if the mimics copied modified power so they specified printed power. For example Apes can get their minions power up very easily and having a mimic (or 2 or 3) raising it's power up at the same rate (10+, 20+) would be obscene.