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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 105
Stats per level
Max Health 4%
Health Regen 4
Ranged Damage 4%
Splash Damage 4%
Max Energy 10
Energy Regen 0.0976
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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]

Snipe Icon.png
65 Mana Cooldown: 10 seconds
Deals 735 (349 + 4% per level) damage to the first enemy hit.
Pinning Shot Icon.png
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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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.
Triple Tap Icon.png
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.
Precision Strike Icon.png
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.
Permanent Cloak, Sniper Icon.png
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]

Conjurer's Pursuit Icon.png
Conjurer's Pursuit
Collecting Regeneration Globes permanently increases Mana Regeneration by 0.1 per second.
Psi-Op Rangefinder Icon.png
Psi-Op Rangefinder
Increases Snipe's range by 20% and reduces the Cooldown by 2 seconds.
Ambush Snipe Icon.png
Ambush Snipe
Increases Snipe's damage by 20% when used from Cloak or within one second of being Cloaked.
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Tazer Rounds
Increases the duration of Pinning Shot's slow to 4 seconds.
Perfect Shot Icon.png
Perfect Shot
Hitting an enemy Hero with Snipe refunds 50% of the Mana cost. Killing an enemy Hero with Snipe refunds 100% of the Mana cost.
Remote Delivery Icon.png
Remote Delivery
Reduces the cooldown of Holo Decoy by 3 seconds, and increases the range by 100%.
Gathering Power Icon.png
Gathering Power
Hero takedowns increase Ability Power by 2%, to a maximum of 30%. This bonus Ability Power is lost on death.
Envenom Icon.png
Activate to poison an enemy Hero, dealing 352 damage over 10 seconds.
Explosive Round Icon.png
Explosive Round
Snipe also deals 50% damage to enemies near the impact.
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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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Covert Ops
Increases the Movement Speed slow of Pinning Shot by 1% for every second that Nova is Cloaked, to a maximum of a 50% slow. Bonus fades when Nova is un-Cloaked for one second.
Triple Tap Icon.png
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.
Precision Strike Icon.png
Precision Strike
After a 1.5 second delay, deals 456 damage to enemies within an area. Unlimited range.
Lethal Decoy Icon.png
Lethal Decoy
Holo Decoy deals 25% of Nova's damage.
Advanced Cloaking Icon.png
Advanced Cloaking
While Stealthed from Permanent Cloak, your Movement Speed is increased by 25% and you heal for 1.95% of your maximum Health per second.
Headshot Icon.png
Reduces your Ability cooldowns by 4 seconds when you kill an enemy Hero.
Spell Shield Icon.png
Spell Shield
Upon taking Ability Damage, reduce that damage and further Ability Damage by 50% for 3 seconds. Can only trigger once every 30 seconds.
Railgun Icon.png
Snipe penetrates through the first enemy hit and deals 50% damage to subsequent targets. Snipe cooldown is reduced by 1 second for each target hit.
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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.
Overdrive Icon.png
Activate to increase Ability Power by 25% and Mana costs by 40% for 5 seconds.
Fast Reload Icon.png
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.
Rewind Icon.png
Activate to reset the cooldowns of your Basic Abilities.
Bolt of the Storm Icon.png
Bolt of the Storm
Activate to teleport to a nearby location.

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]
  • If Nova and Kerrigan are on the same team, there is a chance of a special interaction as the match is beginning.
  • NECA revealed the Heroes of the Storm Nova action figure at Toy Fair NY 2015.[5]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2011-11-08, Heroes Of The Storm Reveal MOBA Monster, accessed on 2013-11-19
  3. 2011-10-31, Blizzcon 2011: Blizzard DOTA FAQ, Photos, & Video. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2011-11-07
  4. Zero. 2009-04-04. My Day at Blizzard. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-05-18.
  5. 5.0 5.1 BlizzPlanet: Toy Fair NY 2015 NECA Heroes of the Storm Action Figures Photos

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