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Year 3
Type Fusion Rifle
Slot Special Weapon
Level 40
Rarity Legendary
Damage Type Multiple
Attack 365
Impact 74
Charge Rate 34
Range 47
Stability 45
Reload 83
Magazine 5
Zoom 15
Recoil 47
Equip Speed 85
Aim Assist 75
Acquired by Dropped in Wrath of the Machine
Description Thesan FR4: Hasten the ~SIVA replication~
ETHER NOVA~ is a level 40 Legendary Fusion Rifle. It can be Dropped in Wrath of the Machine raid.


Column 1

  • Whirlwind's Curse - This weapon does bonus damage against Fallen. Bonus Agility when this weapon is equipped.
  • Infuse - Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.

Column 2

Column 3

  • Army of One - Quick unassisted kills with this weapon reduce grenade and melee cooldown.

Column 4

  • Smallbore - Increased Range and Stability Slower Reload, Reduced Magazine Size
  • Speed Reload - Reload this weapon quickly.
  • Braced Frame - Increased Stability Reduced Magazine Size

Column 5

  • Two for One - Doubles the effectiveness of the Army of One perk.

Tips and Tricks


  • 39 damage per bolt, 6 Bolts to Kill

Pros and Cons

  • Pros - Very high charge rate and range. High reload speed and aim assist.
  • Neutral - Average mag size.
  • Cons - Needs 6 bolts to kill. Very low impact and recoil direction. Low stability.

Recommended Perks


Stuck in an archetype that's basically been an afterthought for fusion rifle users, the ETHER NOVA~ is a very fast charging, high range, fusion rifle that takes a skilled hand to wield. Although it doesn't do enough damage to be good at more than add clean-up in PvE, in close range Crucible battles it can dominate, provided you have the ammo. Needing six bolts to kill is a major drawback, however, so anything outside of optimal range is likely going to be a losing engagement. Linear Compensator will help to make the recoil more vertical, which makes tightening the bolt spread easier for any player. Army of One and Two for One (doubles the effectiveness of AoO) will help the lone wolf player get their melee and grenades back as quickly as possible, which harmonizes with the need to be up close and personal with this weapon. I would choose Braced Frame in the middle column, simply because the range is already quite high, and the stability is average, but for those who want the best of both worlds Smallbore is also a choice.