Death Nova

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Death Nova

Specialization
Necromancer icon small.png Death Magic (trait list)
Tier
Grandmaster
Type
Major
Training cost
8 Hero points
Game link
External links
API

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 (PvE) 10.75¾ Corruption. The target area is enveloped in a noxious cloud of poison.
Corrosive Poison Cloud.png Poison Nova (PvP) 10.75¾ Corruption. The target area is enveloped in a noxious cloud of poison.
Corrosive Poison Cloud.png Poison Nova (WvW) 10.75¾ Corruption. The target area is enveloped in a noxious cloud of poison.

Notes[edit]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 10, 2022
  • Reduced power coefficient from 0.75 to 0.6 in WvW only.
September 21, 2021
  • Reduced base health from 8,922 to 6,246 in PvP only.
August 17, 2021
  • Fixed a bug that could cause this trait to fail to properly summon a jagged horror when killing enemies in certain content types or locations.
March 23, 2021
  • Reduced power coefficient from 0.6 to 0.45 in PvP only.
February 23, 2021
  • Reduced the power coefficient of the Poison Nova explosion from 0.75 to 0.6 in PvP only.
October 01, 2019
  • Updated skill facts and description. Updated attack name from Lesser Poison Cloud to Poison Nova in order to indicate that it has different behavior from Corrosive Poison Cloud. Fixed an issue that caused this trait to use the minion's stats instead of the necromancer's. Fixed various issues that caused this trait to behave inconsistently with certain minions. Increased damage by 60% in PvE only.
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.

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