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Nova
Nova
Basic Info
Title Dominion Ghost
Role Assassin
Franchise StarCraft StarCraft
Type Ranged
Heroes Nexus
Base Stats
Life 700
Life Regen 1.457
Energy 500
Energy Regen 3
Speed 4.3984
Attack Speed 0.8
Attack Range 6.5
Attack Damage 39
Stats per level
Max Health 110
Health Regen 0.2265
Ranged Damage 10
Splash Damage 10
Max Energy 10
Energy Regen 0.0976

November "Nova" Terra, the Terran Dominion Ghost, is an assassin hero from the StarCraft franchise.[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 is a stealthy assassin that cloaks when out of combat, using range and her powerful rifle to deal damage to enemies from afar.

Background[edit]

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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.

Skills[edit]

Permanent Cloak, Sniper Icon.png (Trait) Permanent Cloak, Sniper
Trait

Cloak when out of combat for 2.5 seconds.

Taking damage, attacking, or channeling reveals you.
Triple Tap Icon.png (R) Triple Tap
100 Mana
Heroic Ability
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 740 (113 + 33 per level) damage each.
Precision Strike Icon.png (R) Precision Strike
100 Mana
Heroic Ability
Cooldown: 60 seconds

After a short delay, deals 2000 (670 + 70 per level) damage to enemies within target area. Unlimited range.
Snipe Icon.png (Q) Snipe
75 Mana
Skillshot
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Deals 800 (135 + 35 per level) damage to the first enemy hit.
Pinning Shot Icon.png (W) Pinning Shot
80 Mana
Cooldown: 15 seconds

Deal 410 (68 + 18 per level) damage to an enemy and slow it by 30% for 2.25 seconds.
Holo Decoy Icon.png (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.

Talents[edit]

Tier Tooltip

1
Conjurer's Pursuit Icon.png
Conjurer's Pursuit

Every 3 Regeneration Globes gathered grants an extra +0.25 Mana per second, permanently.
Psi-Op Rangefinder Icon.png
Psi-Op Rangefinder

Increases Snipe's range by 20%.
Ambush Snipe Icon.png
Ambush Snipe

Increases Snipe's damage by 20% when used while cloaked.
Tazer Rounds Icon.png
Tazer Rounds

Increases the duration of Pinning Shot's slow to 4 seconds.
4
FN92 Sniper Rifle Icon.png
FN92 Sniper Rifle

Increase your Basic Attack range by 15%.
Vampiric Assault Icon.png
Vampiric Assault

Basic Attacks heal for 15% of the damage dealt.
Focused Attack Icon.png
Focused Attack

Every 10 seconds, your next Basic Attack deals 50% additional damage. Basic Attacks reduce this cooldown by 1 second.
Extended Projection Icon.png
Extended Projection

Range of Holo Decoy increased by 100%.
Envenom Icon.png
Envenom
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to poison an enemy Hero, dealing 210 damage over 6 seconds.
7
Battle Momentum Icon.png
Battle Momentum

Basic Attacks reduce Ability cooldowns by 0.5 seconds.
Follow Through Icon.png
Follow Through

After using an ability, your next Basic Attack deals 25% additional damage.
Explosive Round Icon.png
Explosive Round

Snipe also deals 50% damage to enemies near the impact.
Digital Shrapnel Icon.png
Digital Shrapnel

Holo Decoy explodes on expiration, dealing 60 damage to nearby enemies.
10
Triple Tap Icon.png
Triple Tap
Cooldown: 100 seconds

Locks in on the target Hero, then fires 3 shots that strike the first Hero or Structure they come in contact with for 80 damage each.
Precision Strike Icon.png
Precision Strike
Cooldown: 60 seconds

After a 3 second delay, deals 600 damage in a medium radius. Unlimited range.
13
Advanced Cloaking Icon.png
Advanced Cloaking (Trait)

While Cloaked, move 25% faster and regenerate an additional 1.17% Health every 2 seconds.
Holo Drone Icon.png
Holo Drone

Holo Decoy uses Snipe, Pinning Shot, and Basic Attacks on its own at 25% damage.
Remote Access Icon.png
Remote Access

You can control the Holo Decoy. The Decoy's sight range increased by 100%.
Spell Shield Icon.png
Spell Shield

Upon taking Ability Damage, reduce all Ability Damage taken by 50% for 2 seconds. Can only trigger once every 30 seconds.
Rewind Icon.png
Rewind
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to reduce the cooldown of your Basic Abilities by 10 seconds.
16
Railgun Icon.png
Railgun

Snipe penetrates through the first enemy hit and deals 50% damage to subsequent targets.
Crippling Shot Icon.png
Crippling Shot

Enemies hit by Pinning shot become Vulnerable, taking 25% increased damage for 2 seconds.
Blood for Blood Icon.png
Blood for Blood
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to steal 15% of target enemy's Max Health and slow its Movement Speed by 30% for 3 seconds.
Overdrive Icon.png
Overdrive
Cooldown: 25 Seconds

Activate to increase Ability Power by 25% and Mana costs by 40% for 5 seconds.
20
Fury of the Storm Icon.png
Fury of the Storm

Basic Attacks bounce twice to nearby enemies for 50% damage.
Bolt of the Storm Icon.png
Bolt of the Storm
Cooldown: 40 seconds

Activate to teleport to a nearby location.
Fast Reload Icon.png
Fast Reload

Triple Tap's cooldown is reset if it kills an enemy Hero.
Precision Barrage Icon.png
Precision Barrage

Precision Strike now holds two charges with a short cooldown.

Skins[edit]

Dominion Ghost

  • 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.

Master

  • The Crius Stealthsuit was the ultimate hostile environment suit developed by the Terran Dominion for its elite ghost operatives. Unfortunately, due to its immense cost, few were ever deployed.

Spectre

  • Nova realized she couldn't let Tosh face his fate alone, and together they embraced the spectre program. It was just her and him against the whole damn universe... just the way she liked it.

Roller Derby

  • Kate "Supernova" Dennings doesn't take any crap from her rivals on the track. Why should the Nexus be any different?

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.[2]
  • A large statue of Nova can be seen at Blizzard's office in Irvine, California.[3]
  • Nova is voiced by Grey DeLisle.

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External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 2011-11-08, Heroes Of The Storm Reveal MOBA Monster, accessed on 2013-11-19
  2. 2011-10-31, Blizzcon 2011: Blizzard DOTA FAQ, Photos, & Video. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2011-11-07
  3. Zero. 2009-04-04. My Day at Blizzard. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-05-18.