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Disambiguous This article is about the Nova skill in Mass Effect: Andromeda. For the biotic power Nova in Mass Effect 3, see Nova.
Nova is a Biotic skill in Mass Effect: Andromeda.

SP Skill Ranks Edit

Rank Label Icon Description Bonus
1 Nova
MEA Biotic Nova icon
Channels energy into a point-blank, high-damage explosion around the user. Area Damage: 400

Effect Radius (m): 4
Force: 450
Recharge Time (s): 12

2 Radius
MEA Biotic Radius icon
- +25% Damage Radius
3 Damage & Force
MEA Biotic Damage icon
- +15% Damage

+25% Force

4 Damage & Force
MEA Biotic Damage icon
- +30% Damage

+30% Force

4 Radius
MEA Biotic Radius icon
- +40% Damage Radius
5 Anti-Armor
MEA Biotic Anti-Armor icon
Increased damage to enemy armor. +60% Damage vs. Armor
5 Anti-Shield
MEA Biotic Anti-Shield icon-0
Increased damage to enemy shields. +60% Damage vs. Shields
6 Seismic Nova
MEA Biotic Knockdown icon
MEA Primer Biotic icon
Knocks enemies to the ground and primes them for combo detonations. Only unarmored, unshielded, normal-sized enemies are affected.
+30% Damage

+30% Force

6 Shield-Powered
MEA Biotic Shield-Powered icon
Nova has no recharge time, but consumes shields when used. Shield Cost: 100%

MP Skill Ranks Edit

Rank Label Icon Description Bonus
1 Nova
MEA Biotic Nova icon
Channels energy into a point-blank, high-damage explosion around the user. Area Damage: 420

Effect Radius (m): 4
Force: 450
Recharge Time (s): 12

2 Radius
MEA Biotic Radius icon
- +25% Damage Radius
3 Damage & Force
MEA Biotic Damage icon
- +30% Damage

+25% Force

4 Damage & Force
MEA Biotic Damage icon
- +35% Damage

+30% Force

4 Radius
MEA Biotic Radius icon
- +40% Damage Radius
5 Anti-Armor
MEA Biotic Anti-Armor icon
Increased damage to enemy armor. +100% Damage vs. Armor
5 Anti-Shield
MEA Biotic Anti-Shield icon-0
Increased damage to enemy shields. +100% Damage vs. Shields
6 Seismic Nova
MEA Biotic Knockdown icon
MEA Primer Biotic icon
Knocks enemies to the ground and primes them for combo detonations. Only unarmored, unshielded, normal-sized enemies are affected.
+50% Damage
6 Shield-Powered
MEA Biotic Shield-Powered icon
Nova has no recharge time, but consumes shields when used. Shield Cost: 100%

Cora Harper Skill Ranks Edit

Rank Label Icon Description Bonus
1 Nova
MEA Biotic Nova icon
Channels energy into a point-blank, high-damage explosion around Cora. Area Damage: 144

Effect Radius (m): 4
Recharge Time (s): 12

2 Radius
MEA Biotic Radius icon
- +25% Damage Radius
3 Damage & Force
MEA Biotic Damage icon
- +20% Damage

+20% Force

4 Radius
MEA Biotic Radius icon
- +40% Damage Radius
4 Damage & Force
MEA Biotic Damage icon
- +25% Damage

+25% Force

5 Anti-Armor
MEA Biotic Anti-Armor icon
- +75% Damage vs. Armor
5 Anti-Shield
MEA Biotic Anti-Shield icon-0
- +75% Damage vs. Shields
6 Seismic Nova†
MEA Biotic Knockdown icon
MEA Primer Biotic icon
Knocks enemies to the ground and primes them for combo detonations. Only unarmored, unshielded, normal-sized enemies are affected.
+30% Damage

+30% Force

6 Protective Nova† Renders Cora invulnerable for a short time after using Nova. Invulnerability Duration (s): 3

Note: †Rank 6 is unavailable to Cora until her loyalty mission Cora Harper: At Duty's Edge is completed.

Player Notes Edit

Mechanics Edit

  • Notes about the skill's mechanics

Strategies Edit

  • Notes about the skill's strategies

Availability Edit