Marvel Strike Force Nova Guide

Marvel Strike Force Nova Guide

Nova is the last of the Nova Corps, also known as Richard Rider. In Marvel Strike Force, he utilizes the powerful Nova Force to dismantle enemy defenses and provide healing support to his allies. Additionally, he is capable of clearing the Revive Once status from primary and adjacent targets during fights.

Nova Details

  • Real Name: Richard Rider
  • Traits: Hero, Cosmic, Bio, Blaster, Knowhere, Legendary
  • Speed: 126
  • ISO-8: Striker
  • Availability: Nova Trials Event

Is Nova Good in Marvel Strike Force

By harnessing the power of the Nova Force and excelling in the War game mode, Nova proves himself to be a formidable character, capable of delivering crucial support and turning the tide of battles in Marvel Strike Force.

Nova shines particularly in the War game mode, where he receives several bonuses that amplify his effectiveness. With the ability to clear Revive Once status from primary and adjacent targets, Nova disrupts enemy strategies and denies them the opportunity to revive fallen allies. This strategic advantage can turn the tide of battle in your favor and thus provides a significant edge.

Nova’s association with the Knowhere tag grants him additional benefits, including increased Deflect and Safeguard for himself and all Knowhere allies. This synergy further solidifies his role as a valuable asset in War, allowing for enhanced survivability and protection for the entire team.

Nova Abilities

The abilities possessed by characters in Marvel Strike Force serve as the essence of their uniqueness and directly influence their effectiveness in combat. Below, you will find a comprehensive overview of Nova’s abilities at their maximum level.

Cosmic Beam [Basic] [Max Level: 7]

  • Attack primary and adjacent targets for 400% damage + clear 2 positive effects.
    • In WAR, clear 4 positive effects instead.
  • Apply +1 Deflect, up to a maximum of 5, to self and all Knowhere allies.
  • 50% chance to revive a dead Korg ally with 10% Max Health.
    • In WAR, always revive a dead Korg ally with 10% Max Health.

Nova Blast [Special] [Max Level: 7]

  • Attack primary and adjacent targets for 500% damage + flip Defense Up and 2 random positive effects + apply Disrupted for 2 turns and Heal Block for 2 turns.
  • Apply Stun to the primary target.
  • In WAR:
    • Clear Revive Once from primary and adjacent targets. 
    • Apply Trauma to the primary target for 2 turns.
    • Apply +1 Safeguard to self and all Knowhere allies.
    • This attack is Unavoidable.

Neutron Star [Ultimate] [Max Level: 7]

  • Attack all enemies for 700% damage.
  • Characters killed by this attack cannot be revived.
  • Clear all negative effects from self.
  • Barrier self and all allies for 10% of this character’s Max Health.
  • Apply +1 Deflect, up to a maximum of 5, to self and all Knowhere allies.
  • Clear all Battlefield Effects on allied side and apply the Battlefield Effect, Nova Force, to allied side.
  • In WAR:
    • Apply +1 Safeguard to self and all Knowhere allies.
    • Apply Speed Up for 2 turns to self and all Knowhere allies.
    • Fill Speed Bar by 20% for self and all Knowhere allies.
  • Nova Force:
    • On this character’s or ally’s Turn, that character clears 1 negative effect, gains +2 Deflect, up to a maximum of 10, and heals for 5% of Max Health.
    • For this character and each ally, when that character drops below 50% health, heal that character for 50% of Max Health. This can only occur once per match for self and each ally.
    • This character and all allies gain +5% Damage per Deflect on that character.
    • This Battlefield Effect lasts until cleared or until the end of the match.

The Human Rocket [Passive] [Max Level: 5]

  • On Spawn, gain 1 Charged.
  • On Spawn in WAR:
    • Gain +2 Charged. This can only trigger once per WAR.
    • Fill Speed Bar for self by 10% + 15% for each Knowhere ally.
    • Apply Evade and Safeguard to self and all Knowhere allies.
  • On Turn, clear 1 negative effect from self and heal self for 15% of this character’s Max Health.
  • At the end of any turn, if this character is Charged and below 75% Health, clear Heal Block on this character, heal self for 50% of this character’s Max Health, fill this character’s Speed Bar by 25%, then lose 1 Charged.
  • Gain +60% Max Health. Knowhere allies gain +30% Max Health.

For each Charged on this character, gain +1,000% Focus and +4,000% Resistance.

  • While this character has Deflect or Minor Deflect, this character and Knowhere allies gain +20% Block Amount.
  • In WAR:
    • Gain an additional +30% Max Health for self and all Knowhere allies.
    • While this character has Charged, any Knowhere ally or self with Safeguard, cannot have Trauma applied to them.
    • While this character has 3 or more Charged, Stun cannot be applied to self or any Knowhere allies.

Best ISO-8 for Nova

The Striker class stands out as the top choice for Nova’s ISO-8. This class enhances Nova’s basic attacks and capitalizes on his high attack value, allowing him to deliver devastating blows to his adversaries. By equipping Nova with the Striker ISO-8 class, players can maximize his damage output and make him a formidable force on the battlefield. 

For those looking to explore alternative options, the Raider class can be a viable choice for Nova. With the Raider class, Nova benefits from increased critical chance and critical damage, which can significantly amplify his overall damage output in certain battles. Experimenting with different ISO-8 classes can uncover unique strategies and enhance Nova’s effectiveness in combat.

Best Nova Team in Marvel Strike Force

Korg Marvel Stike Force Nowhere Team

The characters with the Knowhere tag offer exceptional synergy and numerous bonuses that greatly enhance Nova’s performance. The ideal team composition for Nova includes Cosmo, Korg, Star-Lord (Annihilation), and Thor (Infinity War). Together, they form a formidable lineup that complements Nova’s abilities and maximizes their potential for the War game mode.

In addition to the Knowhere Team, Shuri is another character worth considering for a Nova lineup. Her ability to grant Deflect to allies synergizes perfectly with Nova’s Neutron Star ability, which offers an attack bonus based on the number of Deflects on the team.

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