Holy Nova — Priest Card

Last updated on Jan 08, 2016 at 23:32 by Sottle 14 comments

Table of Contents

Holy Nova is a Priest-only spell. 2 copies of this card are given to you when you reach Level 6 with Priest. Later, when you reach Level 45 and 46 with that class, you get a golden version of this card. Below the card images, you will find explanations to help you use the card optimally in every game mode of Hearthstone.

1.

General Comments

Holy Nova is an essential card in many Priest decks in order to halt the early aggression of your opponents. Unlike many AoE spells, it is also particularly effective when the board is even, since you can trade with your existing minions and finish them off with Holy Nova while restoring the lost health to your board.

2.

Constructed Play

Holy Nova is an excellent source of AoE in most Priest decks. However, since more options have been added to the game in the form of Lightbomb and Excavated Evil, Priests find themselves with a lot of options for this kind of effect and not enough space to fit them all, which means careful decisions must be made as to which ones to include in your deck.

3.

Arena

Holy Nova is a great source of AoE damage and healing. You will mostly use it to take advantage on the board, and eliminate early threats if you cannot eliminate them with minions. However, it is relatively flexible in that it can also be used as an AoE heal to play around expected sources of damage, or to draw multiple cards with Northshire Cleric.

4.

Decks with Holy Nova

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Basic Priest Deck 10 spells, 20 minions basic
0
4
7
4
10
1
2
2
0 Arcane Dust Aug 25 2020
0
4
8
6
4
4
1
3
9,380 Arcane Dust May 02 2020
Nagon's Galakrond Priest 17 spells, 12 minions, 1 hero card standardaometacontrol
0
5
8
5
4
4
1
3
9,020 Arcane Dust Apr 25 2020
Sooyoung's Control Priest 14 spells, 15 minions, 1 hero card standardaometacontrol
0
2
5
4
9
4
2
4
8,520 Arcane Dust Apr 19 2020
0
2
7
6
4
3
2
6
16,040 Arcane Dust Apr 14 2020
0
2
5
4
10
3
2
4
6,160 Arcane Dust Apr 08 2020
2
1
2
4
8
4
2
7
9,460 Arcane Dust Apr 07 2020
0
2
4
0
6
7
2
9
10,920 Arcane Dust Sep 01 2019
1
2
7
6
6
5
0
3
17,580 Arcane Dust Aug 24 2019
2
2
7
5
7
5
2
0
8,160 Arcane Dust Jun 27 2019
4
2
4
0
5
7
2
6
7,980 Arcane Dust May 07 2019
Kazakus Highlander Priest Deck 14 spells, 15 minions, 1 hero card
3
4
11
2
4
2
1
3
11,840 Arcane Dust Apr 12 2018
The Lich King Cheap Priest Deck 18 spells, 12 minions
4
4
10
8
4
0
0
0
1,240 Arcane Dust Aug 25 2017
Wild Midrange Silence Priest Deck 12 spells, 18 minions
6
2
6
7
7
2
0
0
1,780 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
Dragon Priest Wild Deck 11 spells, 19 minions
3
5
8
3
3
6
2
0
3,800 Arcane Dust Aug 10 2017
2
3
6
5
3
5
4
2
11,720 Arcane Dust Apr 04 2017
Reno Priest Wild Un'Goro Deck 10 spells, 20 minions wildreno
2
3
8
2
5
5
4
1
16,440 Arcane Dust Apr 02 2017
Cheap Priest Wild Deck 14 spells, 16 minions wildbudget
4
3
7
7
6
1
1
1
1,080 Arcane Dust Dec 23 2016
2
4
6
4
8
2
2
2
80 Arcane Dust Sep 01 2016
0
2
3
8
8
4
5
0
5,440 Arcane Dust Aug 25 2016
4
8
8
5
4
0
0
1
2,780 Arcane Dust Aug 18 2016
2
4
6
4
8
2
2
2
80 Arcane Dust Dec 03 2015
2
7
5
4
6
4
0
2
80 Arcane Dust Nov 19 2015
2
8
8
4
4
2
2
0
160 Arcane Dust Nov 12 2015
4
8
5
9
2
1
0
1
2,960 Arcane Dust Apr 30 2015
2
3
10
2
6
2
2
3
160 Arcane Dust Apr 23 2015
2
6
8
6
4
2
2
0
2,920 Arcane Dust Apr 23 2015
4
9
4
4
5
0
3
1
4,040 Arcane Dust Apr 23 2015
4
8
6
2
5
0
4
1
2,840 Arcane Dust Apr 17 2015
2
5
6
8
6
2
0
1
1,820 Arcane Dust Apr 09 2015
2
2
8
4
6
3
2
3
160 Arcane Dust Apr 09 2015
4
3
9
0
2
0
5
7
12,820 Arcane Dust Apr 02 2015