Nova

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Nova
Nova
Basic Info
Title Dominion Ghost
Role Assassin
Franchise StarCraft StarCraft
Type Ranged
Heroes Nexus
Release Date
Base Stats
Health 1273
Health Regen 2.6523
Energy 500
Energy Regen 3
Speed 4.3984
Attack Speed 1
Attack Range 6.5
Attack Damage 109
Stats per level
Max Health 4%
Health Regen 4%
Ranged Damage 4%
Splash Damage
Max Energy
Energy Regen 0
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November "Nova" Terra, the Dominion Ghost, is a ranged assassin hero from the StarCraft universe.[1] She is a ghost of the Terran Dominion and one of the most powerful psionic soldiers ever known. Nova is highly focused, determined, and extremely deadly. Even Jim Raynor wouldn't want to be caught within her crosshairs.

Nova automatically cloaks while out of combat. Snipes enemies from afar, and creates Decoys of herself to fool enemies.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

StarCraft This section concerns content exclusive to the StarCraft universe.

November "Nova" Terra spent the best parts of her youth as the golden child of one of Tarsonis' wealthy Old Families. Though she exhibited signs of burgeoning psionic potential, Nova's parents insisted that she was merely sensitive or "empathetic," hoping to keep her abilities a secret (as much from the Ghost Academy that would conscript their child as from Nova herself).

When her family was violently betrayed and her telekinetic powers became destructively apparent, Nova was forced into hiding in the crime-ridden slums of Tarsonis' Gutter. The story of Nova's emergence from the Gutter is apocryphal, but the burden of psionic abilities and the pain of her family's ruin led her to seek refuge among the very Ghosts her parents hoped to keep her from.

Supremely dedicated, Nova excelled as a trainee in the Ghost Academy on Ursa, eventually earning the questionable reward of a mind-wipe that erased all recollection of her tragic youth – and the majority of her long-term memory with it.

As a full-fledged Ghost operative, Nova's duties have included battling zerg, investigating the psionic killers known as Spectres, and even dealing with noted enemy of the people Jim Raynor. Her service record has seen her assigned tasks of increasing importance to the leadership of the Dominion, and she stands ready to be dispatched on missions that will make her past pale in comparison.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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Q
Snipe
60 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
Deals 588 (279 + 4% per level) damage to the first enemy hit.
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W
Pinning Shot
65 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Deal 242 (115 + 4% per level) damage to an enemy and slow it by 30% for 2.25 seconds.
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E
Holo Decoy
50 Mana Cooldown: 15 seconds
Create a Decoy for 5 seconds that appears to attack enemies. Using this Ability does not break Cloak.
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R
Triple Tap
100 Mana Cooldown: 100 seconds
Locks in on the target Hero, then fires 3 shots that hit the first Hero or Structure they come in contact with for 741 (352 + 4% per level) damage each.
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R
Precision Strike
100 Mana Cooldown: 60 seconds
After a 1.5 second delay, deals 1000 (475 + 4% per level) damage to enemies within an area. Unlimited range.
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D
Permanent Cloak, Sniper
Cooldown: 3 seconds
Gain Stealth when out of combat for 3 seconds. Taking damage, attacking, using Abilities, or channeling reveals you.Basic Attack range is 20% further than other ranged Heroes, and you see 10% further than other Heroes.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
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Tactical Espionage
While Cloaked, Nova gains 4 Mana per second.
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Advanced Cloaking
Increases your Movement Speed by 30% while Cloaked.
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Longshot
Increases the cast range of Pinning Shot by 30%. Pinning Shot also increases your next Basic Attack range by 30%.
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Covert Ops
Increases Pinning Shot's slow by 2% for every second that Nova is Cloaked, to a maximum of a 50%. Bonus fades when Nova is un-Cloaked for 1 second.
4
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Remote Delivery
Increases Holo Decoy cast range by 100% and its sight range by 50%.
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Rapid Projection
Reduces Holo Decoy's cooldown and Mana cost by 40%.
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Holo Stability
Increases the duration of Holo Decoy by 120%.
7
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One in the Chamber
After using an ability, your next Basic Attack deals 80% additional damage.
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Anti-Armor Shells
Your Basic Attacks deal 250% damage, but your Attack Speed is proportionally slower.
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Snipe Master
Hitting an enemy Hero with Snipe permanently increases the damage of Snipe by 5%. Stacks up to 10 times. All stacks are lost if Snipe fails to hit an enemy Hero.
10
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Triple Tap
Locks in on the target Hero, then fires 3 shots that hit the first Hero or Structure they come in contact with for 338 damage each.
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Precision Strike
After a 1.5 second delay, deals 456 damage to enemies within an area. Unlimited range.
13
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Double Tap
Pinning Shot now has 2 charges.
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Psionic Efficiency
Removes Snipe's Mana cost and increases its range by 10%.
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Explosive Round
Snipe also deals 50% damage to enemies near the impact.
16
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Perfect Shot
Hitting an enemy Hero with Snipereduces the cooldown by 4 seconds.
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Crippling Shot
Enemies hit by Pinning Shot become Vulnerable, taking 25% increased damage for the duration of the slow.
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Double Fake
Casting Holo Decoy creates an additional Decoy at your current location.
20
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Fast Reload
Triple Tap's cooldown is reset if it kills an enemy Hero.
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Precision Barrage
Precision Strike holds two charges with a short cooldown.
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Rewind
Activate to reset the cooldowns of your Basic Abilities.
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Ghost Protocol
Activate to gain Stealth. You do not lose Stealth from taking damage, attacking, or using Abilities for 2 seconds.

Skins[edit | edit source]

  • Dominion Ghost
    • Backstory: November "Nova" Terra is a ghost of the Terran Dominion and one of the most powerful psionic soldiers ever known. Nova is highly focused, determined, and extremely deadly. Even Jim Raynor wouldn't want to be caught within her crosshairs.
    • Price: 10,000g / $9.99 / 8.99
    • Note: The third tint depicts Kerrigan before she was infested by the Zerg.
  • Master
    • Backstory: The Crius Stealthsuit was the ultimate hostile environment suit developed by the Terran Dominion for its ghost. Unfortunately, due to its immense cost, few were ever deployed.
    • Price: 10,000g (requires Hero Level 10)
  • Novazon
    • Backstory: Hailing from the Skovos Isles, the Askari, or Amazons, are skilled combatants. The young warrior Nova is an expert sharpshooter; eager to make her mark on the world.
    • Price: $9.99 / 8.99€
    • Epic Skin Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities. Novazon Nova throws a spear when using Snipe, and fires a flaming arrow when using Pinning Shot. Her decoys look like magical illusions rather than technological holograms.
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other franchises merging into Diablo skins.
  • Roller Derby
    • Backstory: Kate "Supernova" Dennings doesn't take any crap from her rivals on the track. Why should the Nexus be any different?
    • Price: $9.99 / 8.99€
    • Epic Skin Features: Altered voice-over, themed animations. Roller Derby Nova skates around instead of running.
  • Spectre
    • Backstory: Nova couldn't let Tosh face his fate alone, and together they embraced the spectre program. It was her and him against the whole damn universe... just the way she liked it.
    • Price: $9.99 / 8.99€
    • Epic Skin Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities. Basic Attack, Pinning Shot, Triple Tap, and Precision Strike have altered, orange animations, while Snipe has a green one.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Nova first appeared in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010), after her own game (StarCraft: Ghost) was cancelled in 2006.
  • Nova is voiced by Grey DeLisle.
  • Nova was one of the 18 heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2013.
  • She may be a replacement for the character of Leon from previous builds.
  • She appeared as a DPS-type hero in previous builds.[3]
  • A large statue of Nova can be seen at Blizzard's office in Irvine, California.[4]
  • NECA revealed the Heroes of the Storm Nova action figure at Toy Fair NY 2015.[5]

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