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Nova - Missions / Quests Speedrunning


Status: Meta

Build type: Loadout

Rating: 0/5

Designed for: Interception, Infested Salvage, Assassination, Capture, Exterminate, Mobile Defense, Rescue, Sabotage, Fortuna Bounties

Interception\sInfested Salvage\sAssassination\sCapture\sExterminate\sMobile Defense\sRescue\sSabotage\sFortuna Bounties

Effective against: Corpus, Corrupted, Grineer, Infested, Sentient

Corpus, Corrupted, Grineer, Infested, Sentient

Level: Medium

Medium


Overview

Nova, Known as " The Speed Of Light Queen ". Once you are getting deeper into the game, you want to start to do the missions in the fastest and easiest way possible and this meta Nova loadout will help you achieve that.

Build requirements

This loadout uses a lot of Energy Pads, so be sure to have a stock of Pads beforehand. It's also required that you have 2 Rank 3 of



ArcaneAegis.png Arcane Aegis

Arcane Aegis
6% chance for +60 Shields Per Second for 20s
Criteria: On Damaged



. For the operator, you would want to have



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Magus Lockdown
Drop a Tether Mine at destination that tethers up to 8 enemies within 12m. The tether mine explodes dealing 60% of their Health as Puncture Damage after 4s.
Criteria: On Void Dash





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Magus Repair
Heal Warframes within 20m by 10% Health/s
Criteria: On Void Mode



. And finally be sure to put hotkeys onto your Energy Pads and maybe Archwing / Gravimags for special missions such as Profit Takers, etc ...



Warframe

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Nova Prime
Nova Prime is the Primed variant of Nova, possessing a higher shield and energy capacity.
Armor: 65
Health: 300
Energy: 262
Shield: 300



Modded stats
Armor 65
Energy 289
Health 480
Shield 300
Sprint Speed 1.20
Duration 40%
Efficency 175%
Range 190%
Strength 40%


Warframe Mods

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SprintBoostMod5

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Sprint Boost
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Uncommon




EscapeVelocityMod3

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Escape Velocity
Polarity: Zenurik
Rarity: Rare




StreamlineMod5

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Streamline
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Rare




FleetingExpertiseMod5

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Fleeting Expertise
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Rare




UmbralVitalityMod10

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Umbral Vitality
Polarity: Umbra
Rarity: Legendary




OverextendedMod5

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Overextended
Polarity: Vazarin
Rarity: Rare




EnduranceDriftMod5

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Endurance Drift
Polarity: Zenurik
Rarity: Rare




NaturalTalentMod3

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Natural Talent
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Rare




IceSpringMod10

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Ice Spring
Polarity: Vazarin
Rarity: Rare




RollingGuardMod10

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Arcane Agility
16% chance for +40% Speed for 8s
Criteria: On Damaged





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Arcane Agility
16% chance for +40% Speed for 8s
Criteria: On Damaged




Focus School: Zenurik

Mod Variation

You can replace Vitality mod for Umbra Vitality for survivability. If you are practicing with Nova, you can replace Overextended and Rolling Guard for Stretch and Augur Reach until you get used to using the loadout.

Weapons

Melee

Melee weapons is one of the most versatile weapon to go with Nova, especially with speedrun. Here's an example that goes well with this build :

Orthos Prime

Orthos Prime
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Orthos Prime
Orthos Prime is an ancient Orokin martial weapon, forged from the purest rubidium making it extremely light-weight.
Category: Melee
Type: Polearm
Damage: 65
DPS: 83
Accuracy: 100


Modded stats
Attack Speed 2.47
Channeling Cost 5
Channeling Dmg 1.5x
Critical Chance 10%
Critical Multiplier 2x
Leap Attack 636.4
Spin Attack 1409.7
Status 30.8%
Wall Attack 1058.2
Impact 25.8
Puncture 25.8
Slash 120.4
Corrosive 387
Weapon Details

Nova's bestie, Orthos Prime is one of the fastest polearms in the game and it will affect on the flying forward boost to Nova, making alot of runs faster with it and it can also help you to maneuver much more flexible. Having an attack speed riven of this weapon is a perfect way to smash every speedrun!

Orthos Prime Mods

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BleedingWillowMod3

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Bleeding Willow
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Rare





PrimedFuryMod10

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Primed Fury
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Legendary




GladiatorViceMod5

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Gladiator Vice
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare




PrimedPressurePointMod10

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Primed Pressure Point
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Legendary




VoltaicStrikeMod3

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Voltaic Strike
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare

            




ShockingTouchMod5

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Shocking Touch
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Uncommon




DispatchOverdriveMod5

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Dispatch Overdrive
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Uncommon




PrimedFeverStrikeMod10

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Primed Fever Strike
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Legendary




RivenMod

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Riven Mod -> Orthos Locti-croninent (+27.1% Attack Speed, 41.7% Critical Chance for Slide Attack, 59.4% Range, -36.8% Status Duration)

Variation

There are alot of weapons that can replace the Orthos Prime, depends on your taste you can choose your own favorite melee weapon to go with this build as long as the weapon has alot of attack speed.

Secondary

Going with the melee, you would want to have a weapon to kill the enemy when they are outside of the melee range. Here's a recommendation :

Catchmoon

Catchmoon"Catchmoon" is not in the list (Ack & Brunt, Acrid, Afuris, Agkuza, Akbolto, Akbolto Prime, AkboltoPrime, Akbronco, Akbronco Prime, AkbroncoPrime, ...) of allowed values for the "Is using weapon" property.

"Catchmoon" is not in the list (Ack & Brunt, Acrid, Afuris, Agkuza, Akbolto, Akbolto Prime, AkboltoPrime, Akbronco, Akbronco Prime, AkbroncoPrime, ...) of allowed values for the "Is using weapon" property.

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Modded stats
Accuracy 5.9
Critical Chance 156.1%
Critical Multiplier 7.0x
Fire Rate 1.87
Magazine 7
Noise ALARMING
Reload 1.3
Status 32.3%
Impact 1711
Puncture 0
Slash 0
Radiation 12900
Weapon Details

Catchmoon can kill any type of enemies fraction with ease. It can even one shot the enemy when they are over Level 50! Be sure to have a Riven of the weapon to maximize its performance!

Catchmoon Mods

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HornetStrikeMod10

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Hornet Strike
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Uncommon




PrimedPistolGambitMod10

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Primed Pistol Gambit
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Legendary




BarrelDiffusionMod5

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Barrel Diffusion
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare




PrimedTargetCrackerMod10

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Primed Target Cracker
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Legendary

            




LethalTorrentMod5

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Lethal Torrent
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare




ConvulsionMod5

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Convulsion
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Uncommon




PrimedHeatedChargeMod10

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Primed Heated Charge
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Legendary




RivenMod

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Riven Mod -> Catchmoon Critatis (+158.9% Crit Chance, 94.9% Crit Damage, -33.3% Zoom)

Variation

Just like the Orthos Prime, The Catchmoon also have alot replacements! The recommended variations are

  • Sicarus Prime
  • Euphona Prime
  • Lato Prime/Vandal
  • Pyrana Prime

Primary

As you have a very good Secondary or Melee weapon, a Primary weapon is not needed to have. But on some certain mission then you will have to bring a weapon to pass that mission easily. Here are some missions / quests that go well with certain weapons :


The Second Dream =>



Ignis Wraith
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Ignis Wraith
A blood-red variant of this destructive flamethrower.
Category: Primary
Type: Rifle
Damage: 35
DPS: 348
Accuracy: 100


Kela De Thaym Assassination =>



Ignis Wraith
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Ignis Wraith
A blood-red variant of this destructive flamethrower.
Category: Primary
Type: Rifle
Damage: 35
DPS: 348
Accuracy: 100


The Sacrifice =>



Tigris Prime
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Tigris Prime
An artifact of exquisite beauty. A weapon of deadly purpose.
Category: Primary
Type: Shotgun
Damage: 1560
DPS: 1226
Accuracy: 17


Alad V Assassination =>



Lenz
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Lenz
Bolts from this Corpus bow deliver a one-two punch of an icy pulse, followed by a conventional explosion. Excess ammo picked up for other weapons will be converted into charges for the Lenz. Warning: Safety-protocols do not exist on this prototype.
Category: Primary
Type: Bow
Damage: 50
DPS: 386
Accuracy: 100


Spy / Sabotage / Rescue missions =>



Ignis Wraith
IgnisWraith.png Ignis Wraith

Ignis Wraith
A blood-red variant of this destructive flamethrower.
Category: Primary
Type: Rifle
Damage: 35
DPS: 348
Accuracy: 100


Advantage

Because of Escape Velocity, not only you get teleported by the wormhole itself but you will gain some extra sprint speed as well! To compensate for quick-death situation,



MagusLockdown.png Magus Lockdown

Magus Lockdown
Drop a Tether Mine at destination that tethers up to 8 enemies within 12m. The tether mine explodes dealing 60% of their Health as Puncture Damage after 4s.
Criteria: On Void Dash



will render the enemy,



MagusRepair.png Magus Repair

Magus Repair
Heal Warframes within 20m by 10% Health/s
Criteria: On Void Mode



will heal your Nova at least 20% of the total HP.



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Arcane Agility
16% chance for +40% Speed for 8s
Criteria: On Damaged



can also trigger faster parkour speed, saving you tons of seconds within a run. Rolling Guard can also be very useful to block out any damage and status effects that are affecting your Warframe.

Loadout Usage

With this loadout, you will be mostly focusing on Nova's Wormhole and utilizing your reflexes, muscle memories and knowledge of the tileset to complete the mission as fast as possible. First, you will put your wormhole to one of your desired locations then either roll or bullet jump or walk through it. If somehow you managed to hit a hitbox ( either a wall or an object ), you can use bullet jump or hold RMB ( to trigger your secondary ) then instantly spawn a wormhole, there is a chance of 70% that you will pass that wormhole and save yourself time in the mission, Or else start to use your Operator's Void Dash to reach to safety platforms and save time. Be sure to look at your energy bar ( bottom right corner ) constantly in order to monitor and use the Energy Pads for consistency.

Weaknesses

This build is very versatile on speedrunning but it can be also very dangerous. Because of low Power Strength and Duration, you will end up using a speed build and your Molecular Prime will have a very low duration, disable its usefulness and you will have a very low amount of Damage Reduction in the meantime, letting you vulnerable be to quick-deaths. So be sure to study the tileset and some strategies in order to move fast and ignore enemies firepower so you don't die quick.

Media

You can take one of the authors run as an example of using this build :

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