Nova


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Class

cosmic

Tier

Low Demi-God

Released

2020-01-23
playable character
large benefit from awakened ability
large benefit from high signature level

Bio

All was normal for New York high-school student, Richard Rider until he came into contact with the Nova Corps, a peace-keeping force based on the planet Xandar. After the planet Xandar was invaded and destroyed by a space pirate known as Zorr, the last surviving member of Xandar's elite Nova Corps, Rhomann Dey, selected Richard Rider to replace him. Rider is given a uniform and powers of a Nova Centurion but little instruction on how to use them. Calling himself Nova, Rider becomes a Super Hero, teaming with other heroes such as Spider-Man and Thor to use his powers for the good of Earth and the universe while serving as its protector.

Tags

#Defensive: Guard
#Hero
#Size: M

Hints

Strengths 0 0
  • Medium Dash Attack: Nova’s Medium Attacks give him access to his main source of Energy Damage. With his Signature Ability, players can see he is at his strongest when he winds up a Dash Attack from full screen distance.
  • Power Gain / Energize: As Nova travels forward across the arena, he gains Power, giving him more reason to aggressively pressure his opponents and use Special Attacks. Activating Special 1 also gives Nova access to increased Power Rate while he has his Energize Buff active.
  • Defensive Abilities: Nova Auto-Blocks if Struck while dashing forward as long as he has a Fury Buff active. Nova is also very resilient against Attackers with True Strike, Unblockable, or Guaranteed Critical Hits. This gives him considerable defense and protection while he moves around the arena, and makes him very tricky to deal with as a Defender.
  • Long Buff Duration: Nova’s Signature Ability also boosts the duration of Buffs that are applied to him. This gives him a considerable advantage being placed as a Defender in Alliance War.
Weaknesses 0 0
  • Nullify – Symbiote Supreme, Mephisto, Doctor Voodoo: Nova’s primary source of power is his permanent Fury Buff. If it is Nullified, he briefly loses connection with the Nova Force and can no longer activate his Auto-Block.
  • True Accuracy – Proxima Midnight, Night Thrasher: Nova’s Auto-Block is a major threat, so any champion that can bypass his Auto-Block via True Accuracy has a considerable advantage over him.
  • Power Manipulation – Gwenpool, Magik: Nova’s main Offensive threats also come from his Special Attacks. Champions that are able to Burn, Drain, Lock, or Steal his Power will keep him from activating his most potent abilities
  • Limited Space: Nova’s main resource, Nova Charges, is generated faster when he dashes around the arena. This means when Nova does not have room to maneuver, he does not generate Nova Charges very quickly, thus limiting his abilities.

Abilities

Signature ability

The Human Rocket
Passive
Nova’s Medium Attacks gain up to X Bonus Attack Rating based on the distance travelled in the last executed dash.
At 75+ Nova Charges: Nova’s Auto Block triggers the Parry Mastery. This effect cannot interrupt Special Attacks.
The duration of Buffs is increased by X%.

Abilities

Worldmind Intervention
While Nova has a Fury Buff active, being struck when dashing forward activates Auto-Block allowing Nova to automatically block incoming Basic Attacks. This does not count as a Well-Timed Block. Triggering this ability removes all Fury Buffs and consumes 25 Nova Charges.
Nova Charges - Max: 100
Nova enters the fight at 0 Nova Charges and passively generates them over time. Nova Charges passively generate slower the more charges he has.
While dashing forward Nova generates additional Nova Charges. More Nova Charges are generated the farther he travels.
If struck with True Strike, an Unblockable attack, or a guaranteed critical hit, generate 50 Nova Charges.
When one of Nova’s Buffs is Nullified, remove 25 Charges, and prevent Nova Charges from being generated for 6 seconds.
Nova Force
Nova’s Medium Attacks deal 30% of damage done as a burst of Energy Damage.
At 25+ Nova Charges: Nova’s Second Medium Attack deals an additional 20% of damage done as burst Energy Damage. Activating this ability consumes 25 Nova Charges.
At 50+ Nova Charges: Auto-Blocks can be triggered while Stunned. Activating this ability Purifies Stun Debuffs.
When reaching 75 Nova Charges: Gain a Fury Buff increasing Attack Rating by X for 7 seconds and refresh Nova's active Fury Buffs while below maximum stacks. Max 4 stacks.
When reaching 100 Nova Charges: Gain an Unblockable Buff for 2.5 seconds. This ability consumes 100 Nova Charges when this Buff expires, is Nullified, or prevented and prevents Nova Charges from being generated for 6 seconds.
Against Tech Champions, consuming Nova Charges inflicts an Armor Break Debuff reducing Armor by X for 24 seconds. This can only stack once.
Reduced Offensive Power Rate
Passive
When successfully striking opponents Nova has -30% Offensive Power Rate.
Reduced Opponent's Attack Rating
Passive
When Nova is struck with True Strike, Unblockable, or guaranteed critical hits Opponents have -X% Attack Rating.
Medium Attacks: Nova’s Medium Attacks do not make Contact and deal Energy Damage.
Special Attack 2: Consume up to 50 Nova Charges to deal up to 50% of damage done as burst Energy Damage with each hit of this attack.
Special Attack 3: Consumes all Nova Charges and deals 0.5% of damage done as an additional burst of Energy for every Nova Charge consumed.
Fury increases a Champion's Attack power.
Passive: Nova starts the fight with a permanent Fury Buff increasing Attack Rating by X. If Nullified, Removed, or prevented in any way this Buff goes on cooldown for 12 seconds.
Special Attack 1: This attack pauses all Fury Buffs for 3.5 seconds.
Special Attack 3: Re-activate Nova’s permanent Fury Buff if it is on cooldown.
Power Gain allows the user to gain Power without attacking or being attacked, allowing them to use Special Attacks.
While dashing forward: While dashing forward, Nova passively gains up to 20% of a Bar of Power based on the distance travelled.

Special attacks

1: Centurion Tackle

After a bombardment of energy blasts, Nova creates distance before crashing into his opponent at supersonic velocity.
Energize: Consume 25 Nova Charges to gain an Energize Buff increasing Power Rate by 30% for 7 seconds.
Fury: This attack pauses all Fury Buffs for 3.5 seconds.
True Strike: If activated at 75+ Nova Charges, gain a True Strike Buff allowing Nova to ignore Armor, Resistances, Auto-Block and Evade effects for 7 seconds.

2: Gravimetric Cannon

Channeling the full power of the Nova Force, Nova lets a pair of gravimetric blasts fly before unleashing a devastating beam of energy.
Nova Surge: Gain a Nova Surge Buff granting +100% additional Nova Charge generation for 9 seconds.
Energy Damage: Consume up to 50 Nova Charges to deal up to 50% of damage done as burst Energy Damage with each hit of this attack.

3: Gravimetric Hold

Nova manipulates the gravity around his opponent, suspending them in mid-air, before delivering a devastating collision at breakneck speed.
Energy Damage: Consumes all Nova Charges and deals 0.5% of damage done as an additional burst of Energy for every Nova Charge consumed.
Fury: Re-activate Nova’s permanent Fury Buff if it is on cooldown.

Availability

3* 4* 5* 6*
Premium Hero Crystal: WILL BE available since 2020-05-05

Synergies


Total Annihilation

Maximum Output

Maximum Output

Phalanx Feud

Phalanx Feud
  • 3*
  • 4*
  • 5*
  • 6*
  • All
* Synergy Champions
3* Full Speed Ahead
Nova: Starting a Dash Attack immediately after Dashing Back generates 5 additional Nova Charges.
Rhino: 30% Chance to refresh Fury Buffs when striking with Medium Attacks.
Iron Fist: Medium Attacks gain +5% chance for each Armor Break Debuff on the Opponent to inflict a Stun Debuff for 1.5 seconds.
3* Maximum Output
Nova: Gain 1 Nova Charge each time Nova receives Energy Damage.
Bishop: Receiving Energy Damage generates 1 additional stack of Prowess.
Havok: 10% chance to place a new Plasma Build Up Debuff on the Opponent when it is Removed or Purified.
3* Phalanx Feud
Nova: Increase the potency of Fury Buffs by 15%.
Gamora, Drax: When performing a Dash Attack, 30% chance to gain an Aptitude Buff increasing the Potency of Fury Buffs by 15% for 12 seconds.
3* Total Annihilation
Nova: Gain +40% Perfect Block chance when triggering Auto-Block.
Annihilus: +65% Physical Resistance while Unstoppable.
4* Full Speed Ahead
Nova: Starting a Dash Attack immediately after Dashing Back generates 5 additional Nova Charges.
Rhino: 30% Chance to refresh Fury Buffs when striking with Medium Attacks.
Iron Fist: Medium Attacks gain +5% chance for each Armor Break Debuff on the Opponent to inflict a Stun Debuff for 1.5 seconds.
4* Maximum Output
Nova: Gain 1 Nova Charge each time Nova receives Energy Damage.
Bishop: Receiving Energy Damage generates 1 additional stack of Prowess.
Havok: 10% chance to place a new Plasma Build Up Debuff on the Opponent when it is Removed or Purified.
4* New Warrior Blood
Nova: Heavy Attacks have a 50% chance to refresh Nova Surge Buffs.
Night Thrasher: The Shock Baton Gadget Debuff passively reduces Defensive Power Rate by 30%.
Darkhawk: Starts the fight with a Permanent Armor Up Buff increasing Armor Rating by 45%.
4* Phalanx Feud
Nova: Increase the potency of Fury Buffs by 15%.
Gamora, Drax: When performing a Dash Attack, 30% chance to gain an Aptitude Buff increasing the Potency of Fury Buffs by 15% for 12 seconds.
4* Total Annihilation
Nova: Gain +40% Perfect Block chance when triggering Auto-Block.
Annihilus: +65% Physical Resistance while Unstoppable.
5* Full Speed Ahead
Nova: Starting a Dash Attack immediately after Dashing Back generates 5 additional Nova Charges.
Rhino: 30% Chance to refresh Fury Buffs when striking with Medium Attacks.
Iron Fist: Medium Attacks gain +5% chance for each Armor Break Debuff on the Opponent to inflict a Stun Debuff for 1.5 seconds.
5* Maximum Output
Nova: Gain 1 Nova Charge each time Nova receives Energy Damage.
Bishop: Receiving Energy Damage generates 1 additional stack of Prowess.
Havok: 10% chance to place a new Plasma Build Up Debuff on the Opponent when it is Removed or Purified.
5* New Warrior Blood
Nova: Heavy Attacks have a 50% chance to refresh Nova Surge Buffs.
Night Thrasher: The Shock Baton Gadget Debuff passively reduces Defensive Power Rate by 30%.
Darkhawk: Starts the fight with a Permanent Armor Up Buff increasing Armor Rating by 45%.
5* Phalanx Feud
Nova: Increase the potency of Fury Buffs by 15%.
Gamora, Drax: When performing a Dash Attack, 30% chance to gain an Aptitude Buff increasing the Potency of Fury Buffs by 15% for 12 seconds.
5* Total Annihilation
Nova: Gain +40% Perfect Block chance when triggering Auto-Block.
Annihilus: +65% Physical Resistance while Unstoppable.
6* Full Speed Ahead
Nova: Starting a Dash Attack immediately after Dashing Back generates 5 additional Nova Charges.
Rhino: 30% Chance to refresh Fury Buffs when striking with Medium Attacks.
Iron Fist: Medium Attacks gain +5% chance for each Armor Break Debuff on the Opponent to inflict a Stun Debuff for 1.5 seconds.
6* Maximum Output
Nova: Gain 1 Nova Charge each time Nova receives Energy Damage.
Bishop: Receiving Energy Damage generates 1 additional stack of Prowess.
Havok: 10% chance to place a new Plasma Build Up Debuff on the Opponent when it is Removed or Purified.
6* New Warrior Blood
Nova: Heavy Attacks have a 50% chance to refresh Nova Surge Buffs.
Night Thrasher: The Shock Baton Gadget Debuff passively reduces Defensive Power Rate by 30%.
Darkhawk: Starts the fight with a Permanent Armor Up Buff increasing Armor Rating by 45%.
6* Phalanx Feud
Nova: Increase the potency of Fury Buffs by 15%.
Gamora, Drax: When performing a Dash Attack, 30% chance to gain an Aptitude Buff increasing the Potency of Fury Buffs by 15% for 12 seconds.
6* Total Annihilation
Nova: Gain +40% Perfect Block chance when triggering Auto-Block.
Annihilus: +65% Physical Resistance while Unstoppable.
Synergy teams:
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Duel targets

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Arena

Kind Starts Cutoff
5* featured 2020-01-27 44 517 067
5* featured 2020-01-23 42 827 039
4* featured 2020-01-27 9 044 888
4* featured 2020-01-23 9 455 739
3* featured 2020-01-27
3* featured 2020-01-23
Predicted 4* Basic arena date: 2020-07-23

Guides

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Preview Kind Author Published
Nova Rank Up & First Impressions Gameplay! - MEDIUM SLAPS 0 0
gameplay Seatin Man of Legends 2020-01-26
--- Champion Spotlight 0 0
spotlight Marvel Contest of Champions 2020-01-14

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