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Nova uses electromagnetic energy to contain and control highly volatile antimatter that fuels her abilities.

This is Nova, wildly unpredictable.

Nova's presence on the battlefield is complex and deadly. Handle with care, Tenno.

Release Date: July 13th, 2013

Nova is an antimatter themed Warframe who is somewhat fragile with low shield capacity, fair health and lacks in defensive abilities. In return, she features extremely powerful offensive abilities capable of demolishing entire waves of enemies. Nova materialized in Update 9.0.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
25,000
Helmet
1
Chassis
1
Systems
1
OrokinCell64
1
Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
Market Price: Platinum64 375 Blueprint Price: Credits64 35,000
Neuroptics
Credits64
15,000
AlloyPlate64
150
NeuralSensor64
1
PolymerBundle64
150
Rubedo64
500
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
Chassis
Credits64
15,000
Morphics64
1
Ferrite64
1000
Rubedo64
300

Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
Systems
Credits64
15,000
ControlModule64
1
Morphics64
1
Salvage64
500
Plastids64
600
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25

Acquisition

Component blueprints drop from the Raptors (Naamah, Europa).

The drop chances for each component are 38.72%, 38.72%, 22.56% for Neuroptics, Chassis, Systems respectively as it is for most boss-rewarded Warframe components, with an expected 5-6 runs to obtain each component at least once and 36±9 runs to be nearly guaranteed each component at least once.

Warframe Guides

See Category:Nova Guides to read user-made guides on how to play this Warframe.

Trivia

  • Both the name and the abilities of this Warframe were chosen by submissions of Design Council being filtered by Digital Extremes then voting by the Design Council community.
  • Nova is one of the fastest Warframes, with a base sprint speed second to Loki and tied with Ash Prime and Mirage.
  • The term nova refers to the violent outbursts of energy that occur in cataclysmic variable stars. These variables are actually binary stars that consist of a tidally-distorted companion that accretes stellar material onto the surface of a white dwarf. In this accretion disk, the infalling matter is highly compressed on the white dwarf's surface due to its immense gravity. This process increases the pressure and temperature of the collected matter tremendously: enough to burn hydrogen. As this matter contains mostly hydrogen, runaway fusion reactions occur on the white dwarf's surface, producing an extremely bright thermonuclear outburst.
  • According to Nova's profile, her Warframe was a result of Tenno High Council research. This is widely believed to be a nod to the Design Council that aided in Nova's creation.
  • Nova is the last Warframe with a helmet that grants statistical changes (The Flux Nova Helmet), as all helmets released from Nekros onward have since been entirely cosmetic.
  • Currently one of four frames that has three alternate helmets, the others being Loki, Excalibur, and Vauban.

Bugs

  • Dying while wearing a different helmet and using a different color scheme causes Nova's head to return to default coloring.

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