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Basic Info
Title Dominion Ghost
Role Assassin
Franchise StarCraft StarCraft
Type Ranged
Heroes Nexus
Base Stats
Health 700
Health Regen 1.457
Energy 500
Energy Regen 3
Speed 4.3984
Attack Speed 1
Attack Range 6.5
Attack Damage 40
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.


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.


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

Cloak when out of combat for 3 seconds.

Taking damage, attacking, or channeling reveals you.
Snipe Icon.png (Q) Snipe
65 Mana
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Deals 188-800 (154 + 34 per level) damage to the first enemy hit.
Pinning Shot Icon.png (W) Pinning Shot
65 Mana
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Deal 60-240 (50 + 10 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.
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 443-740 (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 1370-2000 (670 + 70 per level) damage to enemies within target area. Unlimited range.


Tier Tooltip

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% 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.
Tazer Rounds Icon.png
Tazer Rounds

Increases the duration of Pinning Shot's slow to 4 seconds.
Psi-Op Rangefinder 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

Range and vision of Holo Decoy increased by 100%.
Gathering Power Icon.png
Gathering Power

Passively grants 8% Ability Power. Each Hero takedown grants a bonus 2% Ability Power, up to 12%. This bonus Ability Power is lost upon death.
Envenom Icon.png

Activate to poison an enemy Hero, dealing 210 damage over 6 seconds.
Explosive Round Icon.png
Explosive Round

Snipe also deals 50% damage to enemies near the impact.
One in the Chamber Icon.png
One in the Chamber

After using an ability, your next Basic Attack deals 50% additional damage.
Hot Shots Icon.png
Hot Shots (Trait)

Your Basic Attacks deals 250% damage, but your Attack Speed is proportionally slower.
Covert Ops Icon.png
Covert Ops

Increases the Movement Speed slow of Pinning Shoot by 1% for every second that Nova is cloaked, to a maximum of a 50% slow. Bonus fades when Nova is uncloaked for one second.
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Digital Shrapnel

Reduces the cooldown of Holo Decoy by 2 seconds. Holo Decoy explodes on expiration, dealing 60 damage to nearby enemies.
Triple Tap Icon.png
Triple Tap

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

After a 3 second delay, deals 600 damage in a medium radius. Unlimited range.
Lethal Decoy Icon.png
Lethal Decoy

Holo Decoy now deals 25% of Nova's damage.
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Advanced Cloaking (Trait)

While Cloaked, your Movement Speed is increased by 25%, and youe heal for 1.95% of your maximum Health per second.
Headshot Icon.png

WReduces your Ability cooldowns by 4 secons when your kill an enemy Hero.
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.
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 now holds two charges with a short cooldown.
Rewind Icon.png

Activate to refresh the cooldown of your Basic Abilities.
Bolt of the Storm Icon.png
Bolt of the Storm

Activate to teleport to a nearby location.


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.
    • Price: 10,000g / $9.99 / 8.99


  • 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.
    • Price: 10,000g (requires Hero Level 10)

Roller Derby

  • 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€


  • 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.
    • Price: $9.99 / 8.99€


  • The third coloration of her default skin is Kerrigan pre-Zerg
  • 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.



Nova, Ranged Assassin Build

Nova Spotlight

External links[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.