Warframe Nova Build Guide
Nova is the ultimate glass cannon. Ridiculous attack power and mobility, no defensive capacity whatsoever. Keep her moving and keep killing quickly if you want to survive. Stay near teammates (as tempting as it is to rush ahead) because you’ll need them to revive you from time to time.
Aura: Any – is fine. I normally use Energy Siphon.
Powers: Molecular Prime is the best ability in the game. It does ridiculous damage, slows enemies to half speed, and doubles damage to them. Wormhole is also good for mobility. Nova is probably the best Warframe to run for invasion missions because she is so fast and can just run through priming everything and grinding out those 5 missions in minimum time. The other two powers are decent, but not too impressive, so I don’t typically use them.
Polarities: V V. Use Intensify, Continuity, or Transient Fortitude.
Corrupted/Nightmare Mods: Constitution, Fortitude, and Vigor are all good options.
Fleeting expertise reduces the range of M. Prime, so it isn’t as amazing as it used to be. Blind rage might sound useful, but it’s really not worth the efficiency loss. Overextended reduces power strength which not only does less damage, but also speeds enemies up, which can be used to speed up Defense missions. Narrow minded expands the range of the priming effect, but reduces the explosion range, so it’s a tradeoff. I personally think continuity + constitution gives you enough priming range.
Neutron Star allows you to detonate Null Star’s particles early. Normally they detonate quickly anyway, so I don’t think this mod is worthwhile.
Antimatter Absorb increases Antimatter Drop’s damage by enemy fire as well. I’ve never seen Antimatter Drop not kill every enemy hit by it. Presumably that happens, but it’s so rare that it’s not worth using a mod to increase Antimatter Drop’s damage.
Other Mods: Streamline, Flow, and defensive mods. Nova is a good choice for the Quick Thinking/Rage combo due to her large energy reserves and frailty.
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