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The mirage moves through battle like shifting sand, cloaking themselves rather than dodging attacks. Their graceful, swirling axes and prismatic mirrors are as deceptively beautiful as they are deadly.
— Official site
- Mirage is an elite specialization for the mesmer. It grants mesmers access to axes, ambush skills, deception abilities and replaces your dodge with a Mirage Cloak.
List of mirage skills
- See also: List of mesmer skills
|1||Lacerating Chop||½||Inflict bleeding on your target.|
|1||Ethereal Chop||½||Inflict torment on your target.|
|1||Mirror Strikes||½||Inflict bleeding and torment on your target.|
|1||Imaginary Axes||Ambush||½||1||Release phantasmal axes that seek out the nearest target after a short delay.|
|2||Lingering Thoughts||Clone||½||Spin forward and strike multiple times, inflicting conditions and leaving a mirage at your starting position. If an enemy is near the mirage when it expires, a clone is summoned.|
|3||Axes of Symmetry||¾||10||You and all your axe clones shadowstep to a random location around your target and strike, applying confusion. This attack breaks enemy targeting, and your illusions change focus to the targeted foe.|
|1||Mirage Thrust||Ambush||¾||1||Lunge at your foe and strike them with your sword, briefly dazing them. Leave behind a clone at your original location.|
|1||Ether Barrage||Ambush||1½||1||Blink back a short distance and launch a barrage of chaos orbs at your foe, inflicting either confusion or torment each hit. Condition duration halved for clones.|
|1||Split Surge||Ambush||1½||1||Shoot a beam at a targeted foe, and secondary beams at foes near your target.|
|1||Chaos Vortex||Ambush||1||1||Release a vortex of chaos energy that inflicts conditions on foes and grants boons to allies.|
|1||Ambush Assault||Ambush||1¼||1||Blink to your target and unleash a series of low-damage strikes that rapidly stack vulnerability.|
|1||Wave of Panic||Ambush||½||1||Release a wave of energy that interrupts and confuses foes.|
|False Oasis||Deception||¾||25||Create a mirage at your current location and heal over time. When the mirage expires, it spawns a mirage mirror.|
|Crystal Sands||Deception||¼||20||Draw in shards of crystal sand that confuse foes they pass through on their way to your targeted location. The shards form a Mirage Mirror upon reaching their destination.|
|Illusionary Ambush||Deception||30||You and all your illusions shadowstep to a random point around your target and gain Mirage Cloak. Illusions' actions are interrupted when they change focus to the targeted foe.|
|Mirage Advance||Deception||¾||25||Shadowstep and unleash an attack that blinds your target and nearby foes. You may reactivate this skill to return to your original position and restore some endurance.|
|Sand Through Glass||Deception||30||Evade backward and leave behind a Mirage Mirror.|
|Jaunt||Deception||½||Shadowstep to a target location and confuse nearby foes.|
List of mirage traits
- See also: List of mesmer traits
|Minor Proficiency||Axe Proficiency||You can wield axes.|
|Minor Adept||Mirage Cloak||Gain Mirage Cloak instead of dodge rolling. Ambush skills become available for a short time whenever you gain Mirage Cloak. Gain access to Deception skills.|
|Major Adept||Self-Deception||Using a Deception skill will create a clone if you have exactly two illusions active.|
|Major Adept||Renewing Oasis||Gain regeneration when Mirage Cloak is active. The duration of damaging conditions is reduced while you are regenerating.|
|Major Adept||Riddle of Sand||When entering combat, your first Ambush attack applies confusion. This ability refreshes when you use a Shatter skill.|
|Minor Master||Nomad's Endurance||Shatter skills give vigor, which grants Condition damage.|
|Major Master||Shards of Glass||Shattered Illusions have a chance of becoming Mirage Mirrors.|
|Major Master||Mirage Mantle||Gain protection when Mirage Cloak ends.|
|Major Master||Mirrored Axes||Reduce recharge of axe skills. Axe skills generate an additional phantom axe.|
|Minor Grandmaster||Speed of Sand||Gain Superspeed when you gain Mirage Cloak.|
|Major Grandmaster||Infinite Horizon||When you gain Mirage Cloak, the trait is also applied to all of your illusions.|
|Major Grandmaster||Elusive Mind||Dodging breaks stun and removes conditions.|
|Major Grandmaster||Dune Cloak||Use Sand Shards when you gain Mirage Cloak. Conditions applied to bleeding foes have increased duration.|
List of mirage equipment
- Players wishing to learn more about the Mirage can visit Elite Nasrin Davish in the Crystal Oasis.
- Mirage players lose access to dodge rolling, but become able to evade attacks even in the middle of another action or while disabled.
- A mirage is a naturally occurring optical phenomenon in which light rays are bent to produce a displaced image of distant objects or the sky.
- Mirage was the first elite specialization fleshed out for the Path of Fire expansion. The name drove the development of the specialization.