Holy Nova

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Holy Nova
Holy Nova(671).png
Holy Nova(671) Gold.png
Set: Basic
Type: Spell
Class: Priest
Cost: 5
Abilities: Deal damage, Restore Health
Tags: Area of effect

Deal 2 damage to all enemies. Restore 2 Health to all friendly characters.

If the Holy Light forsakes you, good luck casting this spell. Also, you're probably a jerk.

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Holy Nova is a priest spell card, from the Basic set. It generates a combined AoE healing and damage effect, affecting all characters.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Holy Nova x 2 are a reward for raising a priest to level 6.

Golden Holy Nova is a reward for raising a priest to levels 45 and 46.

Holy Nova is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This spell has two steps:
    • First, it deals damage to all enemy characters, queuing and resolving triggers;
    • Then, it heals all friendly characters, queuing and resolving triggers.
Example: an Imp Gang Boss hit by Holy Nova will generate an Imp and could cause a Knife Juggler to deal 1 damage to a Northshire Cleric, which is then healed by the same Holy Nova, causing it to draw a card.[1] Moreover, the healing part of Holy Nova can heal mortally wounded minions and heroes, preventing them from dying.[2][3]
  • As usual, Spell Damage increases the damage dealt by this spell but it does not affect the amount of Health restored.
  • Auchenai Soulpriest and Embrace the Shadow will convert Holy Nova's healing into damage, causing it to deal damage also to all friendly characters.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Holy Nova is one of the most devastating opponent board wipes in Hearthstone and, coupled with its Health regeneration, is the cornerstone of many popular priest sustain decks.

Holy Nova can be extremely effective for card draw when combined with Northshire Cleric and several damaged friendly minions.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Holy Nova is a priest spell from World of Warcraft. It is an instant AoE healing and damage spell with a 10-yard range, healing the 5 lowest-health allies and dealing damage to all enemies within range. Holy Nova is mostly used for dealing instant AoE damage, such as when dealing with a hunter's Snake Trap, or when attempting to flush a rogue out of stealth, and unlike its Hearthstone incarnation, is generally ineffectual for achieving substantial healing or damage. Due largely to its disuse, with Mists of Pandaria Holy Nova was made into a glyph, removing it from priests' basic ability roster.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Artist[edit | edit source]

Luca Zontini

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Holy Nova, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Trump (2016-05-25). Hearthstone: Trump, Dragonlord - Part 3 (Priest Standard) at 11:03. Retrieved on 2016-05-27.
  2. http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/forum/topic/20745105136 Tested in Patch 5.0.1.13030 (2016-06-01)
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUzKLfsm13s&t=9m05s Tested in Patch 6.0.0.13921 (ONiK patch)