This is a Mass Effect Andromeda skills page on the Nova skill. Here you’ll find information about the plethora of dangerous skills used in Mass Effect Andromeda.
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Channels energy into a point-blank, high-damage explosion around the user.
|Rank||Rank 1||Rank 2||Rank 3||Rank 4||Rank 5||Rank 6|
|Damage & Force||Radius||Anti-Armor||Anti-Shield||Seismic Nova||Shield Power|
|Upgrade Name||Nova||Radius||Damage & Force|
|Name||Rank||Skill Point Cost||Description||Bonus|
|Nova||1||1||Channels energy into a point-blank, high-damage explosion around the user.||
|Damage & Force||3||3||
|Damage & Force||4||4||
|Anti-Armor||5||5||Increased damage to enemy armor.||
|Anti-Shield||5||5||Increased damage to enemy shields.||
|Seismic Nova||6||6||Knocks enemies to the ground and primes them for combo detonations. Only unarmored, unshielded, normal-sized enemies are affected.||
|Shield-Powered||6||6||Nova has no recharge time, but consumes shields when used.||
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The nova can be upgraded to a seismic nova. This means that you can prime them for combo detonations. However, armored and shielded opponents are unaffected by these.
For an adept build, this will be your main damaging skill. Upgraded with damage and force, anti-armor, and shield-powered, this skill will devastate your foes in the battlefield. With the shield-powered upgrade, you can use this skill until your shields are drained.
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