Death Nova

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Death Nova

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Death Magic (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
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When you or one of your minions is downed, create a Poison Nova. Summon a jagged horror when you kill a foe.

 Miscellaneous effect.png Jagged Horror Maximum: 5
 Count Recharge.png Jagged Horror Summon Recharge: 3 seconds
 Duration.png Jagged Horror Lifetime Duration: 30 seconds

— In-game description

Trait skill[edit]

Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Corrosive Poison Cloud.png Poison Nova 10.75¾ Corruption. The target area is enveloped in a noxious cloud of poison.


Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
December 11, 2018
  • The time between jagged horror summons has been reduced from 15 seconds to 3 seconds for this trait. A maximum of 5 jagged horrors can be summoned at a time. Summoning a new jagged horror after reaching this maximum will kill the oldest jagged horror.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
March 16, 2015
  • This trait will now remain active when the necromancer enters the downed state.
April 15, 2014
  • Reanimator: This trait has been merged into Death Nova.
    • Summon a jagged horror whenever you kill a foe.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from properly activating when a player is down.
June 25, 2013
  • Minions now deal damage when Death Nova is triggered.
May 28, 2013
  • Now functions with Necrotic Traversal.
November 15, 2012
  • This skill now properly activates when using Taste of Death and Putrid Explosion.
  • The internal cooldown has been removed.
  • This skill's field duration is now 4 seconds, and the rate it pulses has been increased to every 2 seconds.
  • Its poison duration is 5 seconds per pulse.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Death Nova has been added to the game.