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Desert Distortion

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Shards of Glass.png

Desert Distortion

Mirage icon small.png Mirage (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
Game link
Desert Distortion

Illusions shattered by Distortion become Mirage Mirrors. Ambush skills become available for a short time whenever you grant distortion to yourself.

 Miscellaneous effect.png Ambush Attack Window: 1½s

— In-game description

Trait skill[edit]

Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Sand through Glass.png Reformed Mirage Mirror Your shattered illusion reforms into a mirror. Touching the mirror shatters it, granting mirage cloak to you and weakening foes.

Related skills[edit]

Profession mechanic skills that are improved by this trait

Related traits[edit]

Traits that are improved by this trait

Inspiration Inspiration


  • Infinite Horizon Infinite Horizon does not benefit from the ambush window from this trait while having distortion.


  • The description of this trait mentioning Illusions is a remnant of when Phantasms could be shattered.[1]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 07, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that prevented mirrors from spawning if Distortion was activated while jumping.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Desert Distortion has been added to the game.


  1. ^ [1]
    [...] Phantasms: Phantasms can no longer be shattered and no longer count toward your maximum illusion count. Phantasms are destroyed and then replaced by clones after completing their unique attack or if their attack is interrupted.