Nova Series

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While polar opposite in Orbit’s original colors, this final successor of the Orbit line gets 15* treatment, taking from both it’s predecessors with one added twist. Nova has both Urgent Maneuver 1 & 2 from the Orbit series, the former being the one that is most useful no doubt. It also retains the S3 slot from Mirage, while adding the S4 slot for use.

Now Ranger has an abundance of ways to recover PP; Genon, traps & tools and other (better) PP batteries like Austere all crush render Nova irrelevant in that field in which its older sibling once reigned king.

That brings us to its strength. Nova has base stats just above Lightstream and a nice multiplier to boot. Though it’ll slack behind Lightstream without it’s trump card being Raising Pursuit for a theoretical max of 8.5% damage increase, YMMV depending on the scenario of course. Along with the base PP benefits, it could be used as a weaker alternative to Lightstream. Using Lustrous Trap S4, granting a total (40% of max PP) regen from all traps along with the 200% natural regen while sheathed (traps sheathe your weapon) has some synergy. Not to mention 60% APPR which can boost launcher normal regen considerably.

Overall while it’s strength is still to be sought after, its efficiency while providing decent base damage all at once is something that an Austere user with PB effects would envy.

– Spin Cycle

An old video of Nova’s PP regen potential is shown below:

LevelPotential Effect
1Increase Natural PP Recovery by 100% while sheathed. While unsheathed, stop Natural PP Recovery, increase Active PP Recovery by 20% and increase Power by 5%.
2Increase Natural PP Recovery by 150% while sheathed. While unsheathed, stop Natural PP Recovery, increase Active PP Recovery by 40% and increase Power by 9%.
3Increase Natural PP Recovery by 200% while sheathed. While unsheathed, stop Natural PP Recovery, increase Active PP Recovery by 60% and increase Power by 13%.
Urgent Maneuver 1 | Rapid Response I
LevelPotential Effect
1Decrease Natural PP Recovery by 60% while sheathed. While unsheathed, increase Natural PP Recovery by 5%, increase Active PP Recovery by 10% and increase Power by 3%.
2Decrease Natural PP Recovery by 60% while sheathed. While unsheathed, increase Natural PP Recovery by 12%, increase Active PP Recovery by 15% and increase Power by 5%.
3Decrease Natural PP Recovery by 60% while sheathed. While unsheathed, increase Natural PP Recovery by 20%, increase Active PP Recovery by 20% and increase Power by 8%.
Urgent Maneuver 2 | Rapid Response II

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