The Nova's rock-bottom price tag makes it a great ambush weapon for a cash-strapped team. It has been painted in a polygon pattern with metallic paints of various reflectivities over a chrome base coat.
The Nova | Graphite was first introduced to CS:GO 8 years ago, on November 8th, 2013. It was released as part of the CS:GO Weapon Case 2, alongside the "The Arms Deal 2" update.
The Nova | Graphite can be obtained by opening a CS:GO Weapon Case 2 container. The skin is also part of the The Arms Deal 2 Collection.
With a popularity of 85%, the Nova | Graphite is currently in the top 15% of the most popular items in CS:GO. This popularity measurement is based on the daily sales volume and the price of the skin.
The Nova | Graphite is one of 126 other Shotgun skins. The rarity of the skin is Restricted, which makes the Graphite a rather rare drop with an estimated drop chance of 15.98%.
With a price range between $6.70 and $10.53, the Nova | Graphite is a very affordable skin. Fortunately, it's currently widely available and can be purchased on multiple different markets.
The float value of the Nova | Graphite ranges from 0.00 to 0.12, which makes the skin available in Factory New and Minimal Wear. For each exterior, there also exists a StatTrak version for the Graphite.
This Nova has been painted in a "Anodized Multicolored" style, with the Graphite finish. In this style, the candy coat may be applied in a multicolored pattern. In the real world, methods could include silk-screening or adherable stencils. That said, this particular skin has been mostly painted in shades of gray.
The Nova | Graphite has received over 8.8K votes on CSGOSKINS.GG, leading to an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. The skin is currently also owned by the professional CS:GO players n0thing and krystal.